In 2012, Tiger Beer’s Hidden Depths nights (curated by the wonderful people at Black Atlantic) have partnered with some of the most seminal modern record labels – including Hyperdub, Ninja Tune and Hospital Records – to put a series of unforgettable club nights together, in which they invite the artists who have inspired them to play, as well as programming sets by their own artists which pay tribute to these inspirations. Now they have another awesome night lined up, this time in partnership with one of new music’s most forward-thinking record labels, Numbers.
This stalwart Glaswegian imprint has releases by some of our favourite artists under its belt, including, Jamie xx, Deadboy, SBTRKT, Redinho, Jessie Ware, Hudson Mohawke, Mosca and our homie Rustie.
While Numbers has no definable sound as such, its thematic core includes hip hop and R’n'B vibes, and house and techno sounds from the ‘Big Three’ of the US: Detroit, New York and Chicago. It’s with this in mind that they invite Chicago luminary and all-round legend Lil Louis to play their next event at Village Underground on Wednesday 12th September.
Lil Louis has been influencing generations of techno, house and jungle producers since his seminal 1989 debut album ‘From The Mind Of Lil Louis’, which spawned the singles ‘Black Out’ and ‘Luv U Wanted’, as well as of course ‘French Kiss’, which was remixed by Ed Rush and Optical.
Support comes from Numbers resident and founder Jackmaster, whose love for our boys Pusherman is well documented. He’s one of those DJs who redefines the profession with his 6-hour sets, playing forgotten classics, classic bangers and avant-garde dubplates.
Here’s a set to remind you of Jack’s raw talent, taking in Whitney Houston, HudMo and Radiohead via Skepta and The Pointer Sisters:
Artwork helped bring dubstep into the charts as one third of Magnetic Man, along with Skream and Benga, and has been cited as an influence on crucial dubstep artists like Loefah and Mala. He plays with Spencer, followed by Goodhand, both founders of Numbers, who have been central to putting Glasgow on the dance music map.
It’s a stellar lineup and advance tickets are only £5 so get in there early.