Mongrel - End.User / Parasite / Raxyor - Sat 4th Oct 2008
END.USER- OHM RESISTANCE/AD NOISEAM/PEACE OFF/USA
RAXYOR- HIVE/RANCOROUS RECS/USA
ALKEMY- DISSIDENT/DRUM DISCIPLES
AMEN HOMES- GMTV
P.R.A.N.K ALLSTARS- IRONSIDE, MIDAS & DOGBOY
CRIDGE- UP, BUSTLE & OUT/NINJA TUNES
Lynn Standafer aka END.USER is a cornerstone of both the international breakcore and drum and bass scenes. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio but now living in San Francisco he is a prolific and versatile producer who straddles genres, borrowing styles and samples from anywhere and everywhere. His drum programming is second to none and he finds a way to combine intensely musical works and haunting melodies with blistering jungle and apocalyptic breakcore beats. Enduser has released work on Ad Noiseam, Peace Off, Outbreak, Hymen and too many more to mention. He has had support from, amongst others, BBC Radio's Mary Anne Hobbs and has played at festivals and events the world over. His 2008 album 'Left' on Ohm Resistance showcases his talent and versatility but is largely focussed on the dark and intense drum and bass style which is all his own. This is an artist at the top of his game and his live sets are something to behold. We are very, very excited to have him at Mongrel.
Bristol’s own PARASITE is best known for helming the consistently great Death$ucker label which boasts the scene's best and most eclectic roster- with releases from Bong-Ra, knifehandchop, Krumble, Monkey Steak, d'kat, and DJ Ripley. He's also the head honcho of DSWAT, one of the most active online mail-order stores, and was, of course, a driving force behind the best night Bristol has ever seen- Toxic Dancehall (RIP)- and the Goatlab that has risen from its ashes.
RAXYOR is a New York producer on tour in Europe over the autumn. He's booked to play alongside all the breakcore greats at festivals and club nights across the continent including Bangface 60 in London. Although surprisingly little known on these shores he is well respected in the industry and will surely make a big mark on breakcore in the future. He makes intricate and original breakcore of the highest standard. Check out his stuff here:
Dissident’s ALKEMY and Mongrel's SVENGALI will be providing the support in the main room with some hard hitting d'n'b, the toughest jungle and a soupçon of breakcore.
With an extra hour to fill we've been able to add some late additions to our already bloated line up. AMEN HOMES will be getting us started with some jungle stylings and rounding off the evening like a pungent cheese board will be the insane sounds of Blunerphonic's BREAKWHORE and GIZMODE playing what promises to be a most interesting live set. You can check out some of their stuff on:
www.myspace.com/breakwhoretunage and www.myspace.com/gizmode
In room two, as per normal, we have scoured the vicinity for the finest talent Bristol has to offer when it comes to reggae, ragga and dancehall sounds. This time we think we've done a pretty good job with THE P.R.A.N.K ALLSTARS aka IRONSIDE, MIDAS and DOGBOY who are bound to bring the toughest sounds to the dance. We're also very pleased to welcome the globe trotting CRIDGE of UP BUSTLE & OUT and NINJA TUNES fame to the mix. Grassroots' SKYLION and our own DJ TELE always bring the fiya and this will be no exception.
ONLY £5 ALL NIGHT!
Open 10 til 5
Hope to see lots of you down there. This is bound to be one of our best to date.