:stimulus: returns to the Zephyr Lounge ti bring you part 1 of a clash with Royal Roots
Room 1 – :stimulus: D&B
Kenny Ken (Mix & Blen)
Aries (Pure Vibes / Chopstick Dubplate / Dread / Co-lab / V-Recordings)
Drytek (:stimulus: / Hospitality)
MCs Algar / Bobby One (:stimulus: / Cov:DNB)
Room 2 – Royal Roots – Reggae / Dub / Dancehall
Saturday 12th May 2018
Zephyr Lounge, Spencer Street, Leamington Spa
10.00pm – 03.00am
Tickets – £6 early bird / £8 first release / £10 second release / more on the door.
Kenny Ken is a household name in the world of Jungle/Drum and Bass. He started playing music way back in 89 and has seen the music change year after year. House and Techno was his style back then but still listens to house music today.
Kenny’s achievements in the music scene are too many to mention. Winning the Jungle Soundclash back in 94 is the one that a lot of people remember and still talk about to this day. He’s played for almost all the big Rave organizations over the years and still enjoys playing music to the masses. He was resident DJ with the Legendary AWOL and World Dance and is now resident with Raindance.
Nowadays Kenny is still playing all over the world and spreading the Jungle vibe. He’s also in the studio a lot and runs two record labels. Mix and Blen recordings started back in 97 and Monitor recordings was re launched in 2008.
Reggae and Jungle are genres of music with strong roots in the UK, and Aries has immersed himself in both cultures which has heavily influenced his whole ethos to production and DJing. It’s this integrity and dedication to the scene which has earned him respect amongst his peers meaning he now flies the flag internationally for modern day sound system culture.
Aries’ sound combines vintage Jungle sensibilities with traditional Reggae music polished off with modern day production techniques. The finished product is his own Dubwise strain of the UK’s one true homegrown genre, Jungle.
:stimulus: residents bring the support in the form of Samas, Grimshaw and Drytek – alongside MC Algar and Bobby One.