12/02/10 – REACH present BREAKAGE *5e advance tix* – Dublin

REACH present BREAKAGE *5e advance tix*
Friday, February 12, 2010
11:00pm - 18+ Buy Tickets
Middle Abbey St.
Dublin, Ireland D1
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You know, one of these days we're really going to have to get out of the habit of putting on the gig of the bloody year in fecking January; we may have packed out two floors of the Twisted Pepper a mere two weeks after New Years with a lineup that made grown men weep but we did incalculable damage to our livers and to the hopelessly optimistic New Years resolutions and detox programmes of hundreds of the nicest people in Dublin, in much the same way as we did last year with the Peverelist & 2562 gig, so sorry about that, but sure you all looked as though you were having at least as much fun as we were. Still waiting on the go-ahead to get audio of selected sets from the Birthday night up online, you'll be the first to know as soon as we do.

By way of apology then, for making you all look like weak-willed degenerates ready to throw away your personal commitments to sobriety and chastity we are extraordinarily proud to present an exclusive appearance by a producer who is not only the absolute surefire hot shit this year but who has a long and involved history with Dublin's bass music scene. BREAKAGE originally made his name with a succession of career-defining records on the late and very much lamented BASSBIN label, prophetically culminating in This Too Shall Pass, widely regarded as one of the finest solo D&B; albums of the century so far. Once the undisputed master of heavily chopped up new school Jungle breakbeat manipulation, Breakage has been on a journey of discovery into slower tempos and has been releasing a slew of extraordinarily accomplished Dubstep anthems on labels like Digital Soundboy. His masterful cross-genre collaborations with Roots Manuva, Burial, David Rodigan and The Newham Generals as well as his remixes of luminaries like Massive Attack have happily put the received wisdom that all DnB producers who turn their hands to Dubstep are just bandwagon hopping careerists who uniformly lack the capacity to get it right, as well as managing to be accessible and radio friendly without compromising the original sonic vision by one iota. Simply put, if you don't make it down to this you'll never forgive yourself. The man hasn't played a set in Dublin since New Year's in the Metropolitan in 2005 and people of a certain age are still getting misty-eyed about that one, and this time he's going to be armed with a bag of ammunition so lethal you'd worry about getting it through a non-Slovakian airport. We haven't asked him to stick to any particular style on this one so expect to be taken on a proper journey right across the spectrum of anything fresh, upfront and deadly.

Stacks & Breaker will be getting you all geared up for the main event, armed with a rake of the finest platters of cutting edge Dubstep and plenty of unreleased and unheard stuff. Stacks is well known around Dublin as a former Bassbin resident as well as co-hosting the less-imaginatively-titled-than-promoted Don Rosco & Stacks Show on www.powerfm.org every Wednesday at 21.00, originally a platform for cutting edge leftfield D&B; and nowadays a haven for up-to-the-minute news about snack food and the rapidly mutating frontiers of the stuff that the heads who used to say they make Dubstep are making instead. Breaker is a Wicklow-based producer and DJ and former promoter of the legendary Surge nights; known for his legendarily tight mixing and his willingness to raid his crates of old jungle tunes for samples to use in his Dubstep production he's yet another symptom of the blurring lines and the continuity between the heads representing the sounds and styles.

Support on the night comes from none other than The Infomatics, hotly tipped as The Raw Sessions Sony Ericsson Artist of the Year 2009 (and who are we to argue about music with a mobile phone manufacturer), they've played with the likes of NAS, Soul II Soul, ICE-T, The Cool Kids and De La Soul before and are thus absolutely thrilled stiff to be able to get a slot warming up for Stacks & Breaker on the legendary Twisted Pepper Soundsystem. Steo Infomatics will be no stranger to anyone who has bought a DnB record in the past few years of course, after his critically acclaimed run of smash hit 12"s on the likes of V Recordings, and recently featured in an RTE Radio documentary where he went to Kenya to make a record with an African MC. Tonight will see them turning their hands to something a little different, so make bloody sure you get down as early as you can.

Advance Tickets only FIVE EURO @ http://bodytonicmusic.ticketsolve.com/shows/9728260/events

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