Counterculture Project Standby Launch Party Tonight!
aaamusic | On 07, Oct 2010
Standby Launch Party @ Counterculture Project
ADAM FREELAND / HIGH RANKIN / BENJO BOKO (live set) / DAVID E SUGAR (live) / DANSETTE JUNIOR (live)
7-9 Crucifix Lane, London Bridge
Thursday 7th October 2010
20.00 – 02.30
ENTRY: £8 ticket NUS/before 22.00 – £12 after 22.00
Born out of the UK festival scene, Standby brings you a mix of the freshest upcoming live acts, and explosive sets from the best DJ’s, pushing the party on till late.
With a philosophy of ‘everyone is welcome’ it’s all about the fun, aiming to bring that festival vibe home from the fields and into the club for a dancefloor full of smiling faces…
Standby takes place the first Thursday of Every Month, expect to see the best sets in Electro, Dub-Step, Breaks, House, Drum and Bass and hip hop from dance floor legends and the future heroes of tomorrow…and did we mention the Rumours, the world’s smallest 80’s discotheque?!
Expect the unexpected and expect a big night, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!…Standby!
Headlining the Standby Launch Party on October 7th is Adam Freeland who was hailed as a key originator of the breakbeat genre – bringing syncopated funk and groove to the expected 4/4 thump of electronic club sounds. In 2010 Freeland has put out a series of releases that found him revisiting his electronic core, he was quoted as saying- “Now electronic music is clearly the new rock and roll again, and I couldn’t be happier.”
Expect lots more big, nasty bass from High Rankin… He’s been receiving huge hype on Radio 1 from Annie Mac, especially about two tracks ‘No Money For Guns’ and ‘Bubble and Squeak’…. Then add Benji Boko to the mix…Benji is a cut n paste maestro who has drawn comparisons with Fatboy Slim and DJ Yoda. He recently covered for Zane Lowe and has smashed the UK festival calendar with his loveable afro and mash up sets. Recently signed to Tru-Thoughts, he is the most exciting UK DJ of 2010.
Standby also hosts live sets from David E Sugar, a multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer signed to Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best Label. David was a pioneer of ‘Chip-tune’ (think early 90’s computer game soundtracks dragged through an iMac) with the help of his Nintendo Game Boy and other toys like ET’s favourite the ‘Speak & Spell’. He has toured the World with Calvin Harris, Digitalism, Hadouken and Deadmau5.
Plus, Dansette Junior – one of London’s hottest new live acts, their anarchic live shows, twisted comedy lyrics and sonic assault, landed them a recording deal with Columbia Records / Sony Music. This adventurous musical mix, together with some highly charged live shows across London, was noticed immediately by new fan and label-mate, Calvin Harris, who invited Dansette Junior to support him on his arena tour during late 2009 in both the UK and Europe.