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AAA Music | 25 May 2024

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Freestyle Blend

| On 30, Mar 2011

After 2 great years TACTiLE recently ended when co-promoters and fellow residents Tomas and Mirror Mirror flew the nest and left London for greener pastures north of the border, but with a fantastic venue like the Horse and Groom for a home we didn’t want to let go, so Paddy has picked up the baton and will continue a bi-monthly residency. Featuring the same bass heavy mix of electronic house, deep dubstep, broken beats and all points in between on the big horse and groom sound system with the same atmosphere and vibe TACTiLE became known for.

Launching on 30th April, Paddy Freeform will be joined by Bugz In The Attic founder and former Co-Op resident, Afronaught…Afronaught is the primary alias of Orin Walters, a chief instigator of the West London based music movement that became known as the ‘broken beat’ scene. Not only is Walters one of the best producers in the field of broken beat, he’s also been behind the formation of the Bugz in the Attic collective, in addition to having released plenty of the scene’s recorded output through labels he has set up and helped run, like Mousetrap, Suckers Need Bass, and Bitasweet. Walters’ route into dance music began in the late ‘80s, when he began listening to pirate radio stations and frequenting warehouse parties. It wasn’t long before he was spinning house on London pirates and holding residencies at several clubs. He spent some time living in Chicago during the mid-‘90s and helped operate clubs like Kaboom and the Shelter. After returning to the U.K., he became a fixture at Ronnie Scott’s and began collaborating with Phil Asher as Blak ‘n’ Spanish. The Mousetrap label was initiated around the same time, and the constantly mutating/developing Bugz in the Attic group took shape, taking on production work and remix work. Walters’ Afronaught productions tend to sound more directly soul-influenced than those of his counterparts His debut full-length as Afronaught, the excellent Shapin’ Fluid, was released on R&S subsidiary Apollo in 2001 and he became a key resident in the Co-Op club night that sat at the centre of the Broken Beat scene….