HIGH TEA Presents VIPER
. Melkweg Amsterdam, Amsterdam [AGES 16+]
High Tea Music and Viper Recordings team up to take on Amsterdam!
Going in bigger & better than ever before, bringing the finest Drum & Bass, Future Bass and Dubstep to the Melkweg's main room....
Prepare to enter our living room filled with intimate vibes, proper music and lovely people.
► Brookes Brothers [UK]
► Rene LaVice [UK]
► Dossa & Locuzzed [AU]
► T & Sugah B2B NCT
► Mind Theory
Hosted by: MVE
Address: Lijnbaansgracht 234a, Amsterdam (Melkweg Amsterdam)
Time: 23.30 - 06.30
One of the most widely respected names in Drum & Bass, the Brookes Brothers are gearing up to release their second album, ‘Orange Lane’, a 13-track LP filled to the brim with upbeat and soulful production.
Since releasing their first single in 2005 on Danny Wheeler’s W10 Records, the Brookes Brothers have become a staple in the drum & bass scene and made their Viper debut all the way back in 2006 as the 8th single ever released on the label with ‘Someone / Promise’. In 2008, this was followed hotly by their chart-topping single ‘Tear You Down’ which spent two weeks atop the UK Dance Chart and 15 weeks in the Top 20.
After signing exclusively to Viper in 2013, the Brookes Brothers released more chart-topping singles, including ‘Carry Me On’ which was dubbed the ‘Hottest Record in the World’ by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, and ‘Anthem’ which made it to BBC 1Xtra’s ‘A’ List.
Now, six years after their first album was released on Fresh and Adam F’s Breakbeat Kaos label, the Brookes Brothers have returned with their long-awaited sophomore LP, ‘Orange Lane’, another masterpiece that showcases the brothers’ unmatched musicality and diversity.
The album features a variety of vocalists, including: ShezAr’s soulful vocals and Bossman Birdie’s smooth rap breakdown complementing the empowering sounds of ‘Flashing Lights’ – while industry favourite Charlotte Haining lends her grace and charm to ‘Waiting Right Here’, and Pierre Da Silva adds a warmth to the acoustic sounds of ‘Times Of Trouble’, as well as the album closer ‘We Got Love’.
Tracks like ‘Movin’ On’, ‘All About You’ and ‘So Many Times’ give us a taste of classic Brookes Brothers funk and soul-driven Drum & Bass, while the opening track ‘The One’ (featuring ShockOne) engulfs us in a wall of bass and steel-pans to start the album off with.
Combining soul, funk, disco and a whole lot more in a way no one else can, the Brookes Brothers have truly reached new heights with this LP. ‘Orange Lane’ is destined to be a modern classic.
A DJ, producer and film maker, Rene LaVice is a consummate artist, embracing creativity wherever he finds it and channelling his inspirations into five and a half minute pieces of brilliance. While to many he may be a new name Rene LaVice is without doubt one of the hottest drum & bass producers in the North American scene, having already amassed an impressive catalogue of music that has caught the attentions of BBC luminaries such as Nick Grimshaw, Crissy Criss and Bailey, as well as D&B figurehead and multi-award-winning DJ Andy C.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Rene LaVice made his drum & bass debut in 2009 on Canadian label Stride Recordings. Infused with four tracks of early LaVice magic, ‘The Future’ EP promised great things, while subsequent singles, collaborations and remixes delivered on those promises and gained attention from record labels across North America and Europe.His work with veteran producer and fellow Canadian Gremlinz led to remix work on Bad Concept Records and New World Ordio and a release on DSCi4's 'Amen Warfare' LP. This was swiftly followed by more local attention as another of Canada’s biggest exports, John Rolodex, took notice of Rene’s talent and recruited the budding newcomer as a key member and intricate part of his Machinist Music imprint.
As the buzz and hype about this exciting producer began to grow, tastemaker DJs began to regularly support Rene LaVice’s tracks in their sets. From DJ Marky and Sub Focus to Total Science, A Sides, Sigma and TC, the 175bpm elite began to push LaVice’s music and none so hard as Ram Records boss Andy C.
Rene LaVice’s Ram Records debut, ‘Headlock,’ was released on the ‘Dimensions 5’ EP, part of a series that showcases not only Ram’s commitment to diversity, but also to the freshest talent around. Lauded by the likes of Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1, ‘Headlock’ is a defining moment in LaVice’s musical career. A track that insists you take notice, simultaneously packed with subtle references to the golden era of drum & bass while sprinkled liberally with a fresh and exciting outlook on the music we all know and love.
Following the huge success of ‘Headlock,’ Ram Records offered Rene LaVice an exclusive recording contract which will see the young producer catapulted to the highest echelons of the D&B world. While the scene waits with baited breath for his follow up, you can be assured that this impressive and forward-thinking artist will not disappoint.
DOSSA & LOCUZZED
Bringing back the funk into Drum & Bass
Austrian production duo Dossa & Locuzzed are currently one of the hottest newcomers in Drum & Bass. When they teamed up to write their first collaboration "Friday", they quickly got recognised by the biggest names in the scene, Futurebound heard the talent and reached out which led to them joining the mighty Viper Recordings team as exclusive artists in late 2016.
2017 saw the duo really hit the clubs with a succession of hit singles like Dance, Shag, Stoned Love, Funkyfied, I Owe and Love Blind gaining solid support from Andy C, DJ Marky, Friction, Dimension and platforms like UKF and Liquicity, spreading their signature sound around the globe.
Commissioned on remix duties for legends Matrix & Futurebound as well as Camo & Krooked have elevated the guys brand even further. Flying the flag of funky drum & bass, the duo's mission is to bring musicality to the modern dancefloor.
With a string of releases lined up for 2018 and an ever growing touring schedule things are truly rolling for Dossa & Locuzzed.