Friday, March 28, 2008
Main Room (Acid/Breakcore/Mash Up):
Syntheme (Planet Mu / WeMe)
Lou Wood make's her Bristol debut with her phenomenal fucky acid. If you liked the The Doubtful Guest's acid rinse out at the last Goatlab you don't want to miss this. Another Planet Mu newcomer shows us how it should be done. Rumours abound about her true identity. Want to know more? Come and see for yourself.
Toecutter (System Corrupt / V/VM) - Australia
All the way from Australia, Toecutter is the original breakcore mentalist. And it's been a long time since he was last in Bristol. Having shared a house with Candi Hank in 99 and taken his name from the character in Mad Max, the desert sun must have got to him as he became the most frightening and original thing to mash it's way across musical styles in memory. Or is it just "Progressive Progressive Progrsv House"? Either way, he's a long way ahead of the rest of the game. With releases on System Corrupt, V/Vm Test, Digital Vomit, Bruchstellen, Mutant Sniper, and Death$ucker you know this must be quality.
General Disarray (Blunderphonics / Laptop Battle)
Matt Jackson one of Bristol's most talented up-and-coming breakcore producers! He is also one half of the Blunderphonics crew, who have organised many a good night down at the legendary Black Swan. He beat Parasite in the first round of Laptop Battle 5 only to be knocked out in the final by house favorite Defazed. His music is raw and full of energy, and he has also been known to play his live set entirely from a game pad using Max/MSP! See for yourself:
Parasite (Death$ucker / Peace Off)
Parasite is the owner of the Death$ucker label and the fantastic online electronic music shop DSWAT.net. As Parasite he makes some brilliantly twisted ragga jungle that manages to sound extremely dark and yet incredibly funky at the same time. Check out his releases on Peace Off and Damage as well as what Death$ucker back catalogue you can get your hands on. Don’t forget that this party is for his 30th birthday! Why not buy the man a drink while you’re at it!
Anakissed (Death$ucker / plugincinema.com)
Death$ucker's VJ in residence and founder of the internet filmmaking website plugincinema.com. Performing a mish-mash-up of politically charged images and low-fi cinema, and pushing the realms of the visual jockey further are her trademark. She has accompanied Venetian Snares, The Bug, Soundmurderer and DJ Scud at the notorious Toxic Dancehall events in Bristol.
Jay Nom (Death$ucker)
Jay Nom is resident at the GoatLab parties, and can be heard out and about Bristol spinning some of the sickest dancefloor breakcore, ragga jungle and evil drum and bass around. His deck skills are worthy of the finest!
You might find Pete working at the DSWAT.net record shop during the week days, but when night falls beware! This guy will blow you away with his mentalist approach to mixing up the darkest drum & bass with the heaviest breakcore. He debuted at the Goatlab back in May last year at Timbuk2, and returns to get the party started!
Front Bar (Ragga/Dubstep/Bootlegs):
DJ Lumpy (West Of Bastard)
Dj Lumpy is a dj/mashup producer/promoter based in Bristol, England. He has been into playing around with other peoples music behind their backs for fun not profit since 2002 and has still not been sued within an inch of his life. His philosophy is that tunes should be danced to and smiled to if you want to get the best out of them, which has earned him the reputation for being a novelty act. Dj Lumpy specialises in protracted length, highly eclectic chillout sets, which range from ambient thru to drum and bass and breakcore, via ska, soul, rock, rave, calypso and electronica. A chillout room should be there to provide an alternative to whatever else is playing.
Gusset have been scaring friends and punters alike since 1996, unleashing aural assaults at breakcore, techno and hip-hop nights around the city. Not to mention anywhere else that will have them, from Brighton to Madrid. They don't fit comfortably into any nice little pigeon hole and have a sound all of their own, but strangely no imitators.
Dub Boy (Ruffnek Diskotek)
DJ Dub Boy is a Bristol based DJ (and co-promoter of Ruffnek Diskotek) currently playing a variety of sound-system musics aimed squarely at getting waists winding on the dancefloor. Over the last few years Dub Boy has blazed a trail on the Bristol club scene and beyond helping re-ignite Bristol's underground bass driven music scene. Playing what he has coined "Forward Thinking Bashment", Dub Boy is only confined by his mantra of spinning "riddim and bass".
Ironside (P.R.A.N.K / Bashout)
One of Bristol finest DJs and GoatLab resident, spinning anything from easy listening reggae bashment to 200 bpm jungle breakcore.