THE PLAYGROUND @ PROUD GALLERIES
The Horse Hospital
Chalk Farm Rd.
Friday 18th October
►CAUSE AND AFFECT
8.00pm – 3.00am
£8 early birds / £10 Adv./ MOTD
The Playground is back at Proud Camden on Friday the 18th of October with a massive line-up including SURKIN & CANBLASTER, CAUSE AND EFFECT, DE$IGNATED, DAKTYL, CODEC, QUEENIE and many more.
►Marble label boss and Parisian producer SURKIN has been making music for a living for half a decade. Though young, Surkin has made tremendous headway in the international electronic scene, establishing himself with releases on Boysnoize Records, Turbo Recordings, Sound Pellegrino and remixing acts for the likes of Justice, M.I.A., Kavinsky and many more. Recent works include Kenzo’s “Tiger Fever” music campaign and a collaboration with M.I.A. on her next album. Known for his eclectic mixes that break and blur the boundaries of dance music, SURKIN style has now developed into a unique and distinctive sound.
► CANBLASTER other than a very talented producer and remixer, is an extremely skilled DJ. His unequivocal sound showcases straight house and techno, mixing harmonic and rhythmic paradoxes, also recalling the best elements of his passion for videogames, classic French house, jazz and old school rave. His latest EP ‘Infinite’, just been released on Surkin label
Marble Records, is an absolute masterpiece. Expect a very intense DJ set at The Playground!
► Birmingham much talked-about CAUSE & AFFECT have already made their mark in UK and abroad with their unique bass-driven sound. Melting tech-house, garage and bass music with a jacking feel, their unique sound have taken them all across Europe and the UK, as well as earning them the interest of radio stations like Radio 1, Kiss and Rinse.FM. They’ve been releasing on labels such as Dirtybird and Bullet Train Records, instantly gaining supporters like Justin Martin, Shadow Child, Eats Everything, Annie Mac.
► DE$IGNATED have made a solid impact in their first year of being, with the support of Applebottom, Kastle and Karma Kid amongst others. The very young duo from London/Guildford show their influences in grime, garage, UK hip-hop and dubstep driving their sound into fresh remixes and upbeat house. Releases have come or are to come on labels including Juno, Shifting Peaks, EMI and Atlantic as well as Grizzly, and will surely help propel this exciting duo to the next level entirely. Be ready for something BIG!
► DAKTYL is one of those producers whose name couldn’t be anymore suited in describing the ability behind his productions. With releases on White Colours, he gained massive support throughout 2012 and has also been invited to play at Stealth in Nottingham and all over the UK supporting acts like Artful Dodger, Lunice, Baauer and closing The Bloody Beetroots in the main room at Koko in March. With releases on GROUND Records and more to come soon, he’s definitely one of those prolific British artists to keep an eye on.
► The rapidly emerging south London duo CODEC have been attracting lots of attention since their debut EP out on Black Butter Records. With a string of A-list followers including Breach, Gorgon City, T. Williams, Laurent Garnier and many more, the two are literally blowing up now! After their stunning EP out on WRHSmusic on the 30th of September, we are very excited to hear what they have in store for The Playground!
► Singer, songwriter, producer and DJ, QUEENIE is one of London’s music gems. Classically trained with piano, violin and singing lessons, Queenie got also into house and UK garage at a very young age. With her music background and diverse range of influence, she’s now one out of the mass, with a string of unique productions bridging the gap between bass, house and garage music. Vaunting the support from the lkes of DJ Q, Annie Mac, Scratcha DVA and Redlight, Queenie is making her way into contemporary music scene and she’s doing it well!
THE PLAYGROUND’s bi-weekly Friday night features the best in up and coming and international artists. Proud can be found at The Horse Hospital, Staples Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, NW1 8AH.