It’s a busy weekend for The Warehouse, they’ve got a RAM Records showcase with Andy C and co. on Friday and then, as is the subject of this article, Amine Edge & DANCE, Gorgon City, and Alexis Raphael on Saturday (1st February). This party will be the first collaborative event in 2014 between DBP and High Tide (ignoring the fact that technically 80% of their NYE event really took place on New Year’s Day what with it having a 7am-ish finish).
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From the south of France, Amine Edge & DANCE have already (at least according to this press bio I found online) conquered the world! They’ve [collectively]had a slew of successful tracks and remixes over the last couple of years thanks to injecting something a bit different into middle of the house music scene. In essence, they’re largely responsible for creating “G-House” or “Gangsta House”, a style that combines the bass and funk of late 80s house music with hip-hop samples and vocals, as evidenced by their tracks “Halfway Crooks” and “Going to Heaven With The Goodie-Goodies” which samples Notorious BIG.
Both respected and renowned for their individual producing pursuits, Gorgon City serves to fuse the deeper, sexier sounds that have excited the two producers (Foamo and RackNRuin) for years but remained untouched. Releasing on Black Butter Records, their polished, powerful and party-minded sound has already caught the ears of tastemakers as disparate as Diplo, DJ T, and Terry Farley; and media channels ranging from BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra to Rinse FM and i-D Magazine. Their most recent production is “Ready For Your Love” featuring MNEK.
Alexis Raphael earned his stripes across the pirate radio stations of North and East London during the late 90s and early 00s and went on to hold residencies at London clubs The Cross and Bagley’s. Alexis then knuckled down in the studio and got his first release, Spaceship, signed in 2011 to Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ Hot Waves imprint bringing him into the international spotlight.
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