THE PLAYGROUND returns to KOKO this July for a rare UK appearance from heavyweight dubstep producer DATSIK with support from the likes of MODESTEP DIRTYLOUD, HIGH RANKIN-LIVE, THE PROTOTYPES, DISMANTLE and more.
24 year old DATSIK has been taking the dubstep scene by storm, with over 7 number one releases on Beatport! he has remixed some of the biggest names in the scene such as Bassnectar, Noisia, Diplo, the Wu-tang Clan, and Apex to name a few.
Co-headliner to Steve Aoki on the Deadmeat tour where he demonstrated his skills to packed audiences from Coachella, Chicago, New York leaving them in a state of disbelief on each occasion, about his performancies Aoki said: "I was just completely blown away. This is one of the best dubstep producers I've ever heard." He released his debut album Vitamin D, on Dim Mak Records on April 10, 2012. and couldnt be more excited to have him headline this event! Expect mayhem!
With support from MODESTEP we see the group back at KOKO with a LIVE PA and DJ Set. Currently supporting Lostprophets on the Weapons tour 2012 we expect another massive year for the band in the run up to their upcoming releases.
Further support comes from international filth-electro duo DIRTYLOUD. Formed by Marcus aka Jim and Eduardo aka Du. Their productions stroll among many dance music genres, but progressive and electro house are their main roots. Their debut EP published by Savage Media/Plasmapool, Think Dirty EP reached 5th place with the track “Disco Recordz” on Beatport.com. With number ones in both the dubstep and electro-house charts on Beatport and playing to tens of thousands of people across the world 2012 is set to be a mega year for the duo.
HIGH RANKIN-LIVE Dubstep dandy and local bounder, High Rankin is one of the scenes more eccentric artists. His music brims with character and personality that engulfs the listener as well as causing the obvious dance floor riot.He has an excellent moustache and will fight anyone who disagrees. When you get down to the nuts of bolts of what High Rankin is actually about, there’s not only an inimitable personality behind everything that he does, but an unfaltering ethic and politic stemming from the most simple elements of his musical back and foreground. “High Rankin is insane, his beats, his samples, his live sets, his hairstyle, all of it, fucking insane. This is rave dubstep at its finest” - wearehunted.com
THE PROTOTYPES With a trademark big room sound support for The Prototypes has come from all areas including Andy C, Friction, Sub Focus, Roni Size, Fresh, Pendulum and more. Prototypes came in the form of Snoop Dogg, Ed Sheeran, Avicii & Sebastien & Modestep...scoring them A-list play on no other than MTV's famous dance channel 'MTV Dance'.Top DJ agency 'Coda Music Agency' moved for The Prototypes at the tail end of 2011.
DISMANTLE, the 19 year old dj and producer from Brighton who co-runs Gangoon Dubz and who is signed to Digital Soundboy is one of the most hyped artists on the scene at the moment, stay tuned.
Support will also come from 19 year old producer from Brighton DISMANTLE, TORQUX & TWIST, STATIX, MAKSIMCZYK, NOVA, LOST BOYS, WORM just to name some, stay tuned on theplayground.co.uk for more acts to be announced.
Cost: Payment required - £12 early birds // £15 adv.
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