sound - launch night
This Friday sees the launch of pressure sound, a club born from the fusion
of electro and dancehall, hip-hop and breaks. An attitude free club where
the latest efforts of bedroom based electronica artists go head to head
with certified Jamaican soundsystem bangers, where rough electro and hip-hop
can cosey up to each other and rub shoulders on the dancefloor, and where
some of the best DJs around can escape the tyranny of big clubs and genuinely
play what they want.
The first three month's see's us welcome down a trio of DJs from one of
the most forward thinking and consistently good labels operating today,
Rephlex Records, first up we have Chris Jeffs, better known as Cylob,
as Rephlex's most prolific artist with several LPs and singles to his
credit, Cylob has always cut between styles from purist braindance to
electro, to ambient to dancehall and this is reflected in his eclectic
DJ sets. Always a crowd pleaser, it is with special pleasure that we welcome
Chris back to the Asylum. Over the following months we have sets from
Ed DMX who is currently causing maximun dancefloor damage with his 'Collapse
of the Wave Function' 7"s and LP and the mighty Bug, whose awesome
'Pressure' LP is one of the finest examples of what can happen when dancehall
falls into the wrong hands.
Maintaining the pressure at all times we have as residents DJs from the
innovative webzine MusicalBear (www.musicalbear.com) and 'prolific promoter/dj'
(time out) John Power supplying everything from Aphex Twin to Ward 21.
Perfectly at home in the intimate surroundings of the Asylum, just off
Oxford Street, a venue with a well earned reputation for drunken and debauched
nights that have seen the place become a vital part of the london club
scene, and drawing in the kind of up for it, friendly and knowledgable
crowds that belies it's tiny size.
First friday of every month
electro, dancehall and breaks
John Power (furthur/333)
Musicalbear Soundsystem DJs (www.musicalbear.com)
June 4th - Cylob (rephlex/breakin)
July 2nd - Ed DMX (breakin/rephlex)
August 6th - The Bug (rephlex)
corner of Rathbone Place, w1 (opposite the Marquis de Granby)
8pm till 2am
£5 all night
Reduced admission, badges and pressure mix cd for the first 30 people
down each month