Friday 27 July 2012
Doors open 10pm
Where would electronic music be without one of our favourite Finger Lickin’ alumni, Lee Coombs?
Where would the Home of the Underground be without his many legendary sets? Lucky for you, Lee Coombs is returning and if last year’s set is anything to go by – this is an essential, classic night out old-school Ambar-style.
His arrival to our breakbeat scene was signaled with the acclaimed album of 2001, Future Sound of Retro. Paul Oakenfold was soon knocking on Coombs’ door, resulting in Perfecto Breaks in 2002 – loved by critics and punters alike. But it was in 2004 with the release of Breakfast of Champions that Coombs came into his own, and we all went right along with him. Genius collaborations with Dylan Rhymes, Andy Gardner (Plump DJs) and Jem Panufnik (Soul of Man) the album featured cracking singles like ‘Shiver’, and number one tracks ‘Alright All-Night/Dubhead’ and ‘Obsessional Rhythm’. The album charted the new territory of Tech Funk; injecting breaks with house, electro and techno; a style Coombs has made his own. In 2005, Lee Coombs released music through his label, Thrust Recordings and made the move to the US; basing himself out of San Francisco. He joined the Lot49 team, mixing Lot49 Presents – Lee Coombs.
His most recent album, Light and Dark is considered Coombs’ most ambitious to date (topped only by his cracking single, ‘Ambar’ – named after his favourite venue in the world).
Lee Coombs is always touring (an icon at Burning Man) or producing - either for himself or for world-renowned vodka label Absolut, musically scoring two of their biggest campaigns.
This will be one of those Ambar nights.
Supported by: Marty McFly, Ben Mac, Micah
** Set Times **
1000 - 1130: Marty McFly
1130 - 0100: Ben Mac
0100 - 0300: Lee Coombs
0300 - close: Micah
Door sales: $20