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AKA AKA ROAR! PRESENT GRAPHICS, LORCA + MORE //

On SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, the team at AKA AKA ROAR will be running a takeover at The Tube, continuing their mission to showcase some of the best emerging talent the UK has to offer. Young and breakthrough DJ’s from Brighton and the surrounding area will give us a taste of their talent, what they’re all about, and where the future of music is headed…

As well as DJing, production is also on the line for these guys, with a good handful of releases available as vinyl 12″ and digital mp3.

Our headliner tonight will be GRAPHICS, based in Oxford and London and with material recently out on the Brighton-based Well Rounded Records imprint. His style is evocative and thoughtful, striking a balance between emotions and presenting a  bittersweet middle ground that we can all relate to. Check out his latest output “OK Rainbow / Adjectival E”, below, and get to know.

Next up is LORCA. Described as a “2-step tinged electronica producer”, he is well on his way, already making waves in the scene and earning a pretty big name for himself. Having acquired the attention and support of Resident Advisor and gigging around Brighton, London and festivals further afield (such as Big Chill) Lorca a.k.a Sam Cassman is definitely one to watch.
His profile on RA probably says it best… “Pulsing between atmospheric swells, voluminous vocals and a discerning 2-step framework, we find London-born Brighton-bred newcomer Sam Cassman aka Lorca with absolutely zero contrivance and a surplus of potential. His simultaneously soothing and surging EP contains ‘Moments’, which should be prescribed on the NHS in place of prozac, and ‘Hold Back’ on Left Blank which is a more sombre affair – rattling and echoing away, flanked by a church-like organ.”
See for yourself the mood-lifting and blissful warmth of “Moments”, below.

Rounding up the bill will be more vibes from ACTION JACKSON, HARBINGER and ROKEM. Expect an eclectic mix of house, bass and club music styles, and come down to make some discoveries whilst supporting your city and your music. Ego-free, fresh and all about the music, this will be crisp, energized and skilled.

Entry is just £2 before 12 and £3 thereafter – but get down early for 2-4-1 cocktails before midnight!

Head over to the Facebook Event Page HERE to R.S.V.P.

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WELL ROUNDED 006: DEADBOY + SUPPORT //

WELL ROUNDED RECORDS present another label showcase at THE TUBE on SATURDAY 16TH APRIL.

Headlining the night will be DEADBOY. Signed to Well Rounded Records and based in London, this DJ/Producer holds a strong and highly respected place in the swiftly moving world of UK bass music. He saw huge success with the big release of his single ‘If U Want Me’ on the Numbers label – listen below to this absolute piece of genius…

Tapping into London’s rich musical history, from early 90’s Hardcore all the way through to present day UK Garage and House, Deadboy’s tracks also take influence from scenes across the pond, sharing a similar sense of melancholy that we saw in the first waves of Detroit Techno.

His music has been described as “heartache for the dancefloor”, and with his penchant for swinging garage beats and ethereal, pitch-shifting vocal samples, it’s not hard to see why. Read a nice little review and listen to/download a wicked mix he did for XLR8R by clicking HERE.

Joining Deadboy on the Well Rounded 006 bill will be LITTLEFOOT, also signed to the label and steadily making his sound heard across the UK. Usually based in Nottingham, he is bringing his mix of House, Garage and Techno down South for all us lucky people at The Tube.
DONGA, TEMPLE and BEN WHITE will be providing powerful support; so get yourselves down here for a well rounded night of madness!
Entry is £5 all night, doors open at 11pm and the party will go on late…
Check out the Facebook Event HERE.

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WELL ROUNDED 005: THIS SATURDAY //

It’s gonna be big, it’s gonna go down… THE TUBE keeps things rolling for its second weekend with a showcase from Well Rounded Records, this Saturday 19th March.

Headlining the night will be C.R.S.T, blending a hype and heavy mix of Garage, House and Funky; these four producers from South Wales are creating tidal waves in the music world and have shared the stage with big names such as Redlight, Tempa T, Rusko and Julio Bashmore to name but a few.

Lock in to this wicked mix C.R.S.T did recently for Rinse FM:

Joining C.R.S.T will be London-based producer JAMES FOX. His DJ sets sweep across a range of house, bass-driven rhythms and UK flavors, and he mixes these different elements – as well as breaking and reforming them – to create an other-worldly musical landscape, unrestricted by genre. With full support from producers such as Jackmaster and Brackles, he is emerging onto the scene with vigor and is definitely one to watch. Fox’s latest offering is about to drop on Well Rounded’s own label Housing Project… very smooth indeed:

Donga & Blake, plus Dubpressure founder Unlikely, will also be playing on the night.

Check out the Facebook event HERE:

Four flavas for five pounds!

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