Saturday, 3 July 2010

FACT Party - The Lock Tavern

Tomorrow sees FACT Magazine throwing it's latest monthly party at The Lock Tavern in Camden. The event is an Independence special which will run from 3-11pm, which includes and all-day terrace barbecue and musical delights in the form of DJ sets from Guido, Pearson Sound, xxxy, as well as FACT's very own resident DJ's. Not to mention the event is FREE, which is outrageous for a line-up of such quality and magnitude, so make sure you get there early if you fancy attending.

The man headlining the event is actually the one I know the least about, having heard very little of his material before this point, although I have always known of him. I am yet to hear his debut album 'Anidea' which was released on Peverelist's Punch Drunk label, and from what I've seen the album was well received. After listening to a couple of his tracks, especially the really nice production 'Mad Sax', it's evident his roots are in dubstep and grime, although he adds a slightly soulful edge with melodies and hooks in the form of vocals and synths. As a big name from the emerging Bristol dubstep scene, I am pretty sure this will be a set full of exciting unreleased material from the best artists in that very underground scene. Check out some of his work at his myspace page by clicking here.

Pearson Sound (aka David Kennedy, who also produces under the alias Ramadanman) is one of my favourite artists, and over the past year or so has probably been the most prolific producer on the post-dubstep scene in terms of releases and live-sets. The Hessle Audio co-founder is yet to perform live as Pearson Sound, the name under which he creates more dub-house influenced tracks in the form of 'WAD', 'PLSN' and 'Indelible'. His sets always delight, drawing together a wide variety of sounds including dubstep, house, 2-step and UK funky. I have a feeling this set may prove to be the highlight of the event. Check out his myspace page as Pearson Sound by clicking here.

xxxy is a producer from Manchester which I'm really excited about. His own material pulls influences from UK garage, 2-step, UK funky and techno to create soulful dub tracks that emit emotion but that are equally suited to the dancefloor. Have a listen to a few of his newer productions on his Soundcloud page, especially the brilliant 'I Can't Stop', 'All Over This' and 'A.R.N', and you'll soon understand why I'm really anticipating the future release of this material. Having listened to a couple of his mixes, expect and eclectic mix of future dubstep, 2-step and UK garage with a slight house influence, which in the past has worked really well. xxxy's set is one you're not going to want to miss out on.

So, if you fancy great music and a decent barbecue sometime tomorrow, get down to The Lock Cavern in Camden (35 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AJ), although get there early; I have a feeling this one's going to be a busy one.

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