There's some very nice gigs comping up this week as part of the Amsterdam Dance Event.
Thu 18 Oct - Kompakt label night @ Sugar Factory
From down the road in Cologne Germany this is an outstandingly consistent techno and electronia label. Headlineing is the founder Michael Mayer. Expect a night of miniminal banging techno music.
01.30 - 02.30 live: Gui Boratto (Kompakt, de)
02.30 - 05.00 Michael Mayer (Kompakt, de)
Thu 18 Oct - Nouvelle Vague @ Melkweg
support The Perfect Kiss, fr
I mentioned this gig in a previous post and it looks like it is not sold out yet.
Fri 19 Oct - Compost records label showcase @ Sugar Factory
This is one of my favorite record labels which fuses cutting edge electronica with nu-jazz. I would expect quite an eclectic night from this lineup of DJs.
live/DJ: Eddy meets Yannah (Compost, hr)
DJ Ben Mono (Compost, de - pictured above)
live/DJ: Robert Owens (Compost, uk))
DJs TJ Kong & Nuno Dos Santos (Compost/Compost Black Label, nl)
DJ Michael Reinboth (Compost, de)
Sat 20 Oct - Oi presents dub-attack @ Paradiso
Skream (pictured above)
Skream is one of my favourite dubstep producers at the moment and on this nights lineup are some of the leading names from the scene. Expect a night of deep dark sub bass and beats.
Text from the amsterdam dance event web site.
"One of the hottest sounds coming out of the UK at the moment: dubstep & grime filed wit allot of energy, sub basses and influences from all kind of sounds like: reggae jungle, hip-hop, and 2-step....
On Saturday Oi! presents the UK underground sounds at the Paradiso. Oi! is the biggest & longest running dubstep & grime night in Amsterdam for almost four years now. The artist that’s on fire right now is the 21 years old Skream with his big release’s every time his clipped, techy minimal style became a trademark sound his biggest tune Midnight Request Line - an anthemic explosion of electro arpeggios and dub sub-bass.
Digital Mystikz are Mala & Coki, both very big producers with a very big list of big productions on their name and on their own label DMZ recordings they represent the more dubby side of dubstep and are one of the pioneer producers in the scene, Mala is also the man behind the label Deep Medi (deep meditation) known from their high quality rellease’s with various producers, Digital Mystikz also do a night called DMZ togheter with Loefah and Mc Sgt Pokes down at Fabric in London this is one of the most popular dubstep club nights in London, Expect to hear the biggest dub’s ever!
DJ / Producer Plastician, is the guy that brings you best of both worlds grime and Dubstep with his weekley radio show at London's leading Rinse FM. And his various production’s that had featured on Ministry of Sound compilations his big hit Cha as well as production for artists such as Lethal B (Against All Oddz), Skepta, JME, Wiley and many more. Plastician is a big name in the scene and played at Oi before and we are proud to have him back!
The man behind Oi! is DJ Gomes aka G-Man, he started in the early days of the 2-step & garage where he moved with the time and the sound where it is now, his sets are always full of energy a real dance floor dj, cause in that time there where no rave’s with the darker sound Gomes started his own night 4 years ago in the Paradiso and it is still running and is now a real credible night, true the years there where many big UK artists and allot of big nights. With his own radio show: Oi Pirate Radio at 3voor12XL and lijn5 Gomes got a nice platform to push the sounds. "
Video Skream "Midnight Request Line".
Sat 20 Oct - Badun / Vektormusik / Alog / lijn5 selector @ Bimhuis
This one is strictly for those of you who like the challenging sounds of envelope pushing experimental electronica & Jazz.
21.00 - 21.40 live: Badun (dk)
22.00 - 22.40 live: Vektormusik (dk, pictured above)
23.00 - 24.00 live: Alog (no)
24:00-03:00 Lijn5 Selector: DJ's tba
More info on all these gigs & more here