SpectraSoul & Technimatic
. Monkey Loft, Seattle
We are kicking off the Halloween weekend with two artist that have inspired us greatly with their original releases and have delivered some of the most memorable DJ sets at our night. We're very pleased to welcome back to Seattle:
▴ ◬ SPECTRASOUL ◬ ▴
(Shogun Audio, 1985 Music, Ish Chat Music | UK)
Since their emergence in 2006, SpectraSoul have carved a truly unique position, not only in Drum & Bass, but electronic music as a whole. Having released music on only the very finest and most respected labels in the scene, from Goldie's legendary Metalheadz, to dBridge's boundary breaking Exit Records, and Kasra's ever progressive Critical Music, they went on to become vital members of Friction's irrepressible Shogun Audio imprint.
Beautifully deep and etched with groove yet powerful enough to move any dancefloor, SpectraSoul's stunning musical productions are a far cry from the soulless, synthetic rave fodder so many unfortunately associate with Drum & Bass today. Their creative evolution has seen them incorporate such a variety of tempos and moods - bending genres in the process - yet their underlying sound remains instantly recognisable, and in many ways unique.
The breadth of their creative influences is a rarity within their peer group; taking influence not only from a unique mixture of musical genres and moments in time, but also from wider fields such as photography, art, film and beyond.
With the release of their debut album 'Delay No More' in July 2012, SpectraSoul received well-earned critical acclaim from an idiosyncratic plethora of supporters, and impacted, not only on UK shores, but across the globe leading to a touring schedule covering 4 continents and 30 countries, as well as radio support from far and wide. With the singles 'Light In The Dark' and 'Away With Me' gaining heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and 6Music. Their sophomore album, 'The Mistress' followed in 2015, and saw the duo gain notoriety from top DJ's at BBC Radio 1, and 1xtra, with the lead single, 'Always', serving as Annie Mac's 'Special Delivery'. The world tour that followed saw the duo playing extended 3 hour sets to allow them to showcase their discography, as well as the breadth of their taste within the 170bpm format. With this success came a string of high profile remixes for artists such as Jungle, John Newman, Raleigh Ritchie, Benzel, and Dornik, all of which gained support from specialist radio figureheads such as Annie Mac, Mistajam, Huw Stephens, Friction and others.
2016 sees the duo spread their wings and launch their very own label, Ish Chat Music — with the plan to release with greater frequency and and to present a broader and more varied selection of SpectraSoul music; musically rich and diverse as ever. Keep your eyes peeled in 2016…
▴ ◬ TECHNIMATIC ◬ ▴
( Shogun Audio, SGN:LTD | UK)
Peter Rogers and Andy Powell are award winning London-based duo, Technimatic.
Since joining forces in 2007 Technimatic’s discography has spanned the cream of the drum & bass scene, with releases on the likes of Technique, Viper, Critical, Hospital and Spearhead; in 2012 they signed exclusively to DJ Friction and K-Tee’s Shogun Audio label. Since then they have become one of the go-to acts for rich, emotive, musical d&b, epitomised perfectly by their bestselling debut album ‘Desire Paths’. This widely acclaimed long player was one of Mixmag’s Top 10 dance albums of 2014 and won ‘Best Album’ at the National Drum & Bass Awards.
Both talented DJs in their own right, Pete and Andy have played throughout the world, from the USA to Australia. Their energetic sets feature music from right across the d&b spectrum, and reflect a deep passion and knowledge of the scene.
In 2015 Technimatic are back in the studio hard at work and already have a large portfolio of new music scheduled for release as they continue to cement their reputation as one of the brightest and most exciting duos in drum & bass.
▴ ◬ SUPPORTING LINE TBA ◬ ▴
Thursday, Oct 25th
@ Monkey Loft
21+ / 10pm-2am
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