As we mentioned before, we're involved in this great venue here in Wales called the Cardiff Arts Institute. So far the weekend nights we've been booking in have been major fun and really successful. Fingers crossed this weekend should be another big one. Not only do we have the new signing to Rob Da Bank's Sunday Best label Sound Of Rum, headed up by super slam poet Kate Tempest on Saturday. But Friday we have some friends, family and f**king fantastic DJs who should be only too familiar to you lot.
Pangaea is one the most exciting producers in Dubstep right now and is part of the new guard really pushing the sound forwards. His releases on Hessle Audio (as well as others), a label he runs alongside Untold incorporate a soulful infusion of UK Funky, Garage and Techno and have helped make it one of today’s most progressive Dubstep labels. He is also a highly acclaimed DJ, with Mary Anne Hobbs calling his BBC Radio 1 mix "texturally one of the most exquisite mixes of the year … breathtakingly beautiful in every way".
Listen / Download: Pangaea - BBC Radio 1 Mix
Central Spillz are a lively Dubstep crew from Bristol who have helped to show that the MC can remain just as important as the producer in the scene. Working with some of the city’s top names such as Joker and Ginz, as well as their own inhouse producers Superisk and Sam Interface they switch up from party flows to thought provoking lyrics with an engaging energy between them that seems to be missing amongst many of todays MCs.
Central Spillz - How We Roll (Joker Production) by Central Spillz
Our boy Monky has been an integral part of Cardiff’s music scene for many years since his days with top turntablist crew Optimas Prime. Along with long time partner in crime Stagga he has helped to project the city’s Dubstep scene into the wider world and his forward thinking productions have found favour with the likes of N Type, Starkey and Jamie Vex’d.
May 21st: Monky - Hypa Nova (clip) by cardiffartsinstitute
Drokkr has been flying the flag high (sometimes it seems even solo) for the Irish Dubstep fraternity with some of the gnarliest, gut ripping tunes going. Recently signed up to DZ’s Badman Press label, he has been stepping away from strictly 140bpm filth into Bass heavy Glitch hop territory and will be rinsing out all his productions for us here.
Days Like These - clip by DROKKR
Adam Corner is one of those increasingly rare DJs who plays completely in the moment so you never quite know what’s going to come out of the bag, but you are guaranteed it’s always going to be just the right tune. From his time shifting vinyl behind the Catapult Records counter to his articles in Kruger Magazine (RIP) and nights such as Wonky Disco, he has always had his finger on the pulse and been an influential figure in the Welsh music scene.
Opening times 10pm - 4am
£2 before 11pm (Free With Regulars Card) // £4 After
Friday May 21st by cardiffartsinstitute