Soundcrash Presents – DJ Kentaro and Anchorsong (Live)
Soundcrash is proud to invite you to a night featuring one of the greatest, if not the greatest, turntablist in the world, accompanied by one of 2012′s brightest acts and some of the finest turntablists in the UK. Prepare for an absolutely spectacular night of music, now with added visuals. Serious dancefloor business.
Trust Japanese DJ Kentaro to weave a stupefying set as he simultaneously dissects and reconstructs every possible permutation of hip-hop, drum and bass and electronic beat into eminently dance-worthy compositions whilst never, EVER, letting the flow drop. There is no question that this man is responsible for some of the sharpest, most uncompromising DJ sets in recent years, full of energy, imagination and skill. His pedigree as a world-beater is unquestionable: in 2002 he shattered the record for the highest ever score at the DMC World Championships, being the first Asian DJ to ever take the title home with this outrageous routine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA7MsLBv_-U
His visits to London are few and far between, so don’t miss this chance to catch a true master at the peak of his creative powers, and watch out for a DJ Kentaro full length album coming out Summer 2012!
An unquestionably spellbinding live act that has seen venues across the country sold out, Anchorsong plays his largest headline show to date! His remarkable performances are an awe-inspiring showcase of improvisation, conveyed effortlessly with a soulful warmth most acoustic acts strive for and a sense of spectacle rarely ever achieved in live electronic music. Joining him on stage will be his string quartet, combining with his samples and melodies to create simply stunning music.
Joining him is fellow heavyweight and former DMC Champion DJ Woody, representing the Old-Skool turntablist steez. Big bloc beats, heavy funk breaks and catchy as f**k riffs cut & pasted together to a demolishing effect.
Representing the New-Skool enter Bristol’s DJ Cheeba, mash-up king extraordinaire, whose audiovisual show draws from TV soundtracks, film dialogues and infectious party tunes for a double-sensory-whammy worth the admission price of the night on its own.
Reso is simultaneously moving a whole spectrum of electronic genres forward while further cementing his place as the overlord of hi-tech dubstep. With Reso wobble, hypercrunk, breaks, wonky, hip-hop and D n B all receive the treatment. Reso’s deep musicality, incredible skill, intricate programming and wildly diverse references place him at the peak of a new breed of electronic producers.
DJ Woody (Live AV Set)
DJ Cheeba (live AV Set)
Date: 14 July 2012
Venue: XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AW,
Tickets: £11.50 Early Bird, £14.50 Adv, MOTD
Organiser: Soundcrash Productions