Jackmaster

Jack Revill - Jackmaster to you & I - is many things to many people: a faithful employee at Rubadub record store since the age of 14, where he still puts shifts in during rare periods of downtime; one of the team running Numbers Records, an imprint behind some of the finest electronic music released this decade; a Rinse FM regular; and one of the UK’s most well-loved selectors, a man famed for his seemingly infallible ability to set a party alight with staggering ease.

That said, his reputation as a surefire crowd-pleaser belies the depth of his musical knowledge and ability to move seamlessly between progenitors and protégés. Jackmaster’s passion for the earliest strains of house and techno sets him apart from the crowd, as witnessed on last year’s Fabriclive #57 CD where tracks from the likes of Model 500, CLS and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir sat comfortably amongst newer cuts from SBTRKT, Martyn and fellow Glaswegian Hudson Mohawke. In the live arena he’s no different, as likely to play a rare Drexciya 12″ as he is Jay-Z. A stellar example of his versatility can be seen in a mix recorded with Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO earlier this year, where the pair deviated from their usual peak-time billing and chose instead to open proceedings, crafting a slowly unfurling mix that is testament to his skill as a DJ at a considerably lower tempo and deeper mood:

WARM by Ben UFO and Jackmaster by Oki-Ni

Jackmaster’s inexorable rise to the top has been a pleasure to witness and, suffice to say, we are thrilled to have the man back on board for what promises to be another incendiary set. If you seek to be educated as well as entertained while dancing, then make every effort to catch him play alongside Scuba and many more on December 7th at Stealth for dollop. We’ll leave the last word to Jack:

“One of the best clubs and venues to play in the UK, easily. Can’t wait.”

For more information & tickets check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.

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Scuba

Paul Rose has been for the best part of a decade one of the most influential and revered players working within electronic music, rightly regarded as somewhat of a figurehead for an underground scene that keeps one eye firmly on the past as it propels boldly forwards. His label Hotflush Recordings has introduced the world to artists such as Shackleton, Mount Kimbie, Boxcutter, Joy Orbison, Sepalcure, George Fitzgerald, Distance, Locked Groove and Sigha, proving vitally important during both the nascent dubstep scene and its fragmentation at the turn of the decade. Rose’s own productions under the name Scuba have followed a similar path: the dark, cavernous sounds displayed on 2008′s ‘A Mutual Antipathy’ and 2010′s highly acclaimed ‘Triangulation’ have been illuminated by flashes of colour and clarity, as on 2011′s ‘Adrenalin EP’ and his third full-length LP, ‘Personality’, which saw release earlier this year.

As with his studio output, Scuba’s work as a DJ proves tricky to categorise; the mastery of craft exhibited on record is mirrored in his sets, where Rose will often amalgamate a broad array of genres, blending rough-edged techno from his adopted hometown of Berlin with the rushes of warm euphoria more commonly associated with the Balearic islands, all mixed with the deft touch of a seasoned professional. Check out a recent recording of the man in action under his house-leaning SCB alias below:

Staying relevant in a scene that prides itself on continual expansion and innovation for two or three years is no mean feat; to remain at the forefront for nearly ten is nothing short of remarkable. Predictably unpredictable and notoriously outspoken, Scuba is one of the most entertaining and enthralling characters in the world of underground dance music and it is a great pleasure to welcome him back to play dollop at Stealth on December 7th.

For more information & tickets check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.

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Huxley

Huxley is having one hell of a year, riding high after his releases on Hypercolour, Leftroom & 20:20 Vision. The guys at Fact Magazine managed to grab 5 minutes with him to discuss his musical background, throwing illegal raves and his forthcoming plans.

(Also well worth a read his his interview with ‘Ibiza Voice‘, where he was kind enough to give us a little mention).

Let It Go by Huxley

We are pleased to announce that Huxley is playing at our October Nottingham event, joining Disclosure, Mosca, Todd Edwards & Funkineven (and lots more TBC) on the lineup. For more information & tickets check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.

(Note: To be able to ‘attend’ the facebook event you need to be a member of the dollop Nottingham group. Join here: www.facebook.com/groups/dollopnottingham).

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BareSkin Mix

18 yr old Josh Thompson aka BareSkin first got our attention with the 4 tracks of synth heavy, UK sounding club tools heard on his debut EP ‘Flow Control’, released on Hypercolour’s ‘little sister’ label ‘Losing Suki‘.

Flow by BareSkin

With his ability to stride between club bangers and deeper tracks, an EP forthcoming on Hypercolour as well as a collaboration on Get Physical, BareSkin is most certainly a name to be watching out for.

BareSkin has recorded an exclusive mix for us, featuring his own tracks & remixes alongside the likes of Four tet, Joy O, Hot Since 82 & Juan Atkins:

BareSkin by dollop

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Funkineven

West London born and raised but currently residing on the East Side of the city, Stevie J (aka FunkinEven) is no stranger to nightlife and sound system culture. From his Grenadian roots, through to the surroundings of Notting Hill Carnival and his families own parties, the speaker stacks and record crates were never too far away.

Electronically fusing House, Boogie, Soul, Hip Hop and Techno, Funkineven is part of the Eglo records family alongside Floating Points, Alexander Nut & vocalist Fatima – who features on his most recent release ‘Phone-Line’:

Funkineven will be playing at dollop in Nottingham on Friday 5th October, joining Disclosure, Mosca, Todd Edwards (& lots more) on the lineup. For more information & tickets check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.

(Note: To be able to ‘attend’ the facebook event you need to be a member of the dollop Nottingham group. Join here: www.facebook.com/groups/dollopnottingham).

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Todd Edwards

Todd Edwards is widely recognised as the creator of one of the most important genres from the past few decades, with his hypnotic collage of short cut-up samples over swung US garage beats & disco flavoured bass-lines becoming the blueprint of UK Garage.

Over the last few years ”the producer’s favourite producer” has seen his status rise from critical cult favourite to that of an established and accepted touchstone for the UK’s frequently shifting underground dance scene. Regularly name checked as a major influence by the likes of Joy Orbison, Daft Punk, Joe Goddard, Disclosure, MJ Cole, Oneman, Deadboy & Burial – everyone owes a little to Todd ‘The God’ Edwards.

His four to the floor beats have earned him a passionate following over the past two decades, and in addition to his own legendary productions Edwards has remixed the likes of Hot Chip, Phoenix, Klaxons, Matthew Dear, Spank Rock, Surkin, Robin S, Kingdom, St. Germain & Justice. Edwards also co-produced and sang on the Daft Punk song “Face to Face” on their album Discovery, and the song reached number 1 on the Billboard Club chart in 2004.

The famous irony with Todd Edwards is that despite being such an important figure in UK music, he was born and bred in the United States (Bloomfield, New Jersey to be exact). In addition to this he is a devout Christian, and openly admits to arranging vocals and samples in a way that highlight religious and spiritual themes. Check out the all-around nice guy showing Scion around his home studio:

 We recommend you head over to Todd’s soundcloud page to grab free downloads of many of his ‘out of print’ remixes, and also check out his recent mix for Boiler Room:

We are really excited to bring the legend Todd Edwards to Nottingham for our October event at Stealth, where he will be joining Disclosure, Mosca & lots more. For more information & tickets check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.

(Note: To be able to ‘attend’ the facebook event you need to be a member of the dollop Nottingham group. Join here: www.facebook.com/groups/dollopnottingham).

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