Mongrel 3rd Birthday - Sat 7th Feb @ The Black Swan
ROTATOR aka MR KILL
PARASITE vs IRONSIDE
(Death$ucker vs P.R.A.N.K)
TOKIN MAN DEM
Fillet o’Fullet and Mushy Peas
TWEEDLEWHOME? AND THE UNASHAMED DJS TBC
Maxim Anokhin was born in the Ukraine in 1988 but moved to the Netherlands at the age of 11. He started making music early and at just 17 he released Changing Crisis, his first EP. Since then Limewax has become one of the biggest names in drum&bass. His distinctive hard sound and unique drum programming have made a huge impact on the changing sound of the music and make his style instantly recognizable. With releases on Tech Itch, Freak, Obscene, Tech Freak, Bastard Child, Avalanche, Algorythm and Sinuous Recordings along with further pressings on his own label, L/B Recordings, a residency at the legendary Therapy Sessions and a worldwide performance schedule Limewax’s influence is sure to continue to grow.
Peace Off head honcho Rotator aka Mr Kill is the master of 4 to the floor mashup. Undoubtedly one of the best and most consistent producers in breakcore Rotator’s music is heavily influenced by hardcore and ragga as well as metal, hip-hop and a punk attitude. Incredibly heavy yet infectiously danceable, hundred mile an hour hardcore morphs into fuked up break beats and frenzied amens rattle over ragga samples. Expect an explosive hour of mayhem from France’s finest.
America’s splinter break badman Xanopticon makes complex and terrifying music which defies comparison. Since the turn of the century he’s been shaking dancefloors to their foundations with his industrial and psychotic beat destruction and sinister soundscapes. Xanopticon is not for the faint hearted but those who brave his set will be sure to witness an uncompromising and unusual performance.
PARASITE vs IRONSIDE.
We’ve been lucky enough over the years to be able to draw on some fine local talent to keep the Mongrel dancefloors bouncing. Death$ucker head honcho Parasite is amongst the finest of this Bristol talent and he never disappoints when behind his laptop. As a top quality producer, record label and online music shop boss he can dig pretty deep and when he’s played for us he’s normally rinsed out a ferocious ragga-jungle/breakcore selection which has had Lakota and The Blue Mountain jumping. Ironside’s eclectic mixes suit the Mongrel sound down to the ground and as a result he’s become a true stalwart- rocking reggae and ragga through dubstep and jungle to hardcore, breakcore and gabba. So this time we’ve pitted the two of them against each other to spur them on to even bigger and better things.
SVENGALI & PORKCHOP.
The Mongrel soundboys will churn out the finest in drum&bass, jungle and breakcore just like we’ve been doing since we kicked things off in Jan ’06.
So with the main room lineup looking heavier than Godzilla we’ve gone all dubbed out goodness in room two.
Andy Scholes has been making roots reggae and dub since 1990 and has established himself as one of Bristol’s finest producer’s in those genres. He has an impressive back catalogue of releases and a truely enviable list of collaborations and contributors to his many projects including Horace Andy, Preddi, Prince Green, Stryker Dread, Ras Zebbi, Dallas, Donette Forte, Steve Harper, Johnny Clark, Willy Williams, Tony Tuff, Daddy Ants, Ghardian, Carosene Oil, Pacey, Leroy Gibbons, Ragga Twins, 3PM, UB40 and Izyah Davis. Andy’s been hard at work in the studio of late so expect some exclusive dubs for this show.
Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall and Dubstep will all be represented in this room with sets from some familiar Mongrel faces and some new ones. THINKING, SKYLION, TOKIN MAN DEM and DJ TELE all on board to rock the upstairs.
And after the success of the third room styles on NYE we welcome back the theme of the unashamed djs for the wee room. Once again we haven’t filled our quota for this section so if you’re keen to come and play and don’t mind ruining your cred send I a pm and we’ll see if we can squeeze you in.
Lighting and visuals will be provided by the Blunderphonics boys again after a fine display for us on NYE. This time, with both Matt and Will on board, we’ve been promised even more.
Thanks to everyone who's helped out over the last three years and those that have just come along to party. Hope to see loads of you there to wish the beast a happy birthday.
It's been a lot of work but its definitely been worth it. Who know's if we'll last another three years but we're gonna give it a damn good effort.
There'll be cds and stuff to give away.... anyone would think its your fuckin birthday.
SATURDAY 7TH FEB. 10-5ish. THE BLACK SWAN
Advance tickets £6, MOTD