Our friends ‘Beat Redemption’, London & Brighton promoters have never been afraid to explore the more experimental sounds coming from the deeper side of the bass music continuum. The last couple of years have seen Beat Redemption events held at some of the most unique warehouse spaces in London and the renowned Concorde 2 club Brighton, where the likes of Flying Lotus, Martyn, Pearson Sound, Kode 9, Darkstar, Dorian Concept, Bok Bok, Loefah, Joker, Mala, Scientist and The Glitch Mob have graced the BR stage.
On Friday 7th October Beat Redemption brings their musical ethos to FOUND, presenting the multi-talented Ben Westbeech (AKA Breech), only a few weeks after the release of his highly anticipated album ‘There’s More To Life Than This’. The album, set for release on the venerable ‘Strictly Rhythm’ label, sees Westbeech record across the globe with a wealth of house and techno producers including Henrick Schwarz, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Midland.
Joining him is another man hugely respected by all who know his music, Dutch producer 2562, the globally respected, techno inspired percussive beat maker who’s been releasing his music on the likes of ‘Tectonic’ since 2008. Not often seen in the UK, Beat Redemption and Found provide a rare opportunity to catch up with two hours of music from one of the world’s most prominent bass producers.
As house, techno and dubstep become ever more indistinguishable, only a few producers manage to bridge genres and remain as genuinely unbiased in their output as Midland; a man whose music has been gathering momentum since his arrival on the scene with ‘Your Words Matter’, a collaboration with his friend Ramadanman, released on Will Saul’s ‘Aus Music’ label in 2010. Now regarded as one of the scenes most talented rising stars, Midlands sets have little regard for tempo or genre, he just plays music to please himself.
Rounding off the bill is the mysterious Joe, a shadowy producer whose music for the ‘Hessle Audio’ and ‘Apple Pips’ labels has, over the course of the past few years, made the wider bass community sit up and take notice. His masterful command of stylistically brutal percussion, minimal arrangements and heavy sub bass really make his music stand out.
Room two is hosted by London record label and collective ‘Join The Dots’ (www.jointhedotsmusic.co.uk). Focused on the love and curation of music from right across the electronic spectrum, Join The Dots founders Duffstep/Duff Disco and Joe Jackson have built a reputation for releasing discerning house music that stretches from disco to dubstep, Mark E to FaltyDL and back.
An essential installment in the FOUND series and a must-attend event for anyone in search for something a little bit more musically forward but still the edgyness of Beat Redemption’s warehouse esque.
For more info & tickets please head over to:
ROOM 1: BEN WESTBEECH (Strictly Rhythm) // 2562 [2hr Set] //
MIDLAND [2hr Set] // JOE (Hessle Audio) [2hr Set]
ROOM 2: JOIN THE DOTS // DUFFSTEP // YOUANDEWAN // ZOO LOOK //
NAMEDROP // HELEN S // JOE JACKSON
ROOM 3: MATT FEAR // GRAMRCY // MASSEY // ACTION JACKSON //
ALEX BLACK // TEMPLE // RICO SUAVE