Thursday, 22 April 2010

The Big Chill Presents Joy Orbison 23rd April

After looking at the line-up for tonight's event at The Big Chill House, it becomes apparent that there is no better place to be. Not only have they managed to get one of the hottest and most in demand DJ's/producer's Joy Orbison to headline the night, but also a number of brilliant artists provide support for the headliner.

Orbison needs no introduction. You know what he is all about, and you can expect as ever a set that includes a vast spectrum of styles and genres, ranging from dubstep and dancehall to funky and US house. Darkstar are an edgy dubstep artists, who have had successful releases on Kode9's Hyperdub label, and whose fans include Radiohead. There are big things ahead of these guys, with their new album expected later on in the year. Their set should be quite interesting, containing the latest in experimental dubstep's offerings.

Mount Kimbie, one of the most experimental dubstep outfits out there, should provide one of the highlights of the evening with their live set. These lives sets have been well documented about in recent months, and so far they have mesmerised audiences all over Europe. The duo from London, who have two releases on the Hotflush label, also have a new album on the way soon, and this is expected for release in early June.

Julio Bashmore and Altered Natives will kick things off earlier in the evening, and these are both very promising artists. Julio Bashmore produces music which he describes as an "awkward mix of house, disco and dubstep". The youngster from Bristol is definitely one for the future, and he has released a few mixes, one particularly impressive mix for Vice Magazine which is without doubt worth downloading.

The night would be an incredible one for the set of Joy Orbison alone, but additional support from the likes of Darkstar and Mount Kimbie means this is one event you can't miss. The event starts at 9pm and ends at 3am, with free entry before 10pm (which is quite frankly ridiculous, although I wouldn't complain) and £5 thereafter. If you're a fan of future dubstep I recommend you try and attend this event, the line-up couldn't get much better.

If tonight's line-up wasn't enough, The Big Chill presents the brilliant DJ Format and Bullion on Saturday. I am a huge fan of both these artists, and having seen Format mixing live in November I would highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys experimental/old school hip-hop (not the supposedly 'modern hip-hop' where idiots rap about women and ice). Bullion also experiments with hip-hop, combing the sounds with an electronic influence.

If you don't know where The Big Chill House is take a look at the map below, and for more information on tonight's event visit The Big Chill website which is This is without doubt the place you'll want to be at tonight.

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