Given the current date, it’s no surprise that tonight’s edition of Mixtape Fridays at Orange Rooms will be Halloween themed. They’ve got some ‘trick or treat’ shots lined up apparently. Music will come from residents Envious Mind and Alex The Kidd.
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Envious Mind is a London born Turntablist, based in Reading. He specialises in scratch and electronic music, transcending standard genre mixes to create a diverse and alternative sound. An impressive skill set, unrivaled passion and hunger to succeed led him to take the title of South Coast DMC Champion 2011 and place in the DMC Online World Final 2012. Over a ten year career, he has shared stages across the UK and Europe with some of the world’s most notorious DJs and acts including Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash, Q-Bert, Mixmaster Mike, Chemical Brothers, Pendulum, Chase & Status and Skream.As well as his successful solo projects, Envious Mind recently formed electronic funk duo, Upfade Generals, alongside former dubstep and current EDM heavyweight, Pugzilla. Their debut single, Gotta Be Jumping (Scour Records, 2012, Best New Label 2012, Breakspoll), topped the Juno charts for five weeks on release. Upfade Generals are currently signing a 4 track EP over to electronic funk label, Boogie Boutique, set to be released later this year.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/66178554″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Alex The Kidd has been mixing for almost 10 years. Running hiphop nights from the age of 16 and playing with heavyweight artists such as Shiftee (World DMC Champion), C2C (3 x World DMC Champion), JFB (UK DMC Champion), The Scratch Perverts, A-Skillz and Sub Giant to name a few as well as playing alongside local legends, B-Side, Featurecast, A-Skillz and Steev-o. Recently The Kidd has teamed up with top flight turntablist, Envious Mind and have established themselves with regular nights in sheffield and bristol. With festival dates already lined up, the launch of Com64.co.uk (to underground music blog) that he is co-managing with DJ Wish and productions in the pipeline with B-Side ghetto radio operator and dubstep supremo audio slut, plus a stream samples of mixtapes and bootlegs being released mean its going to be a busy year for Alex the Kidd.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/102389681″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]