LINE UP: PEARSON SOUND, MARCELLUS PITTMAN, PARIAH, LORCA, AND BRIGHTON BASED CLUB NIGHT AKAAKAROAR!
Pearson Sound: David Kennedy’s work as Pearson Sound & Ramadanman has been a positive scourge on the airwaves over the last year. His current deviation from any kind of conventional ‘dubstep’ template hasn’t come as a shock for anyone who’s been following his career - he’s always had a particular slant and a percussively textured style all of his own that’s often layered with thick and potent bass frequencies and synth washes - but it seems like with recent material like ‘Work Them’ (released on Loefah’s Swamp81 imprint) Kennedy is simply toying with the world’s expectations of him. If this wasn’t enough Kennedy has also previously lectured at Red Bull Music Academy Info Session 2011 – Amsterdam, alongside Benji B.
Marcellus Pittman: When other children were playing combat with G.I. Joe action figures in the early 80’s, Detroit native Marcellus “Malik” Pittman was playing his radio at maximum volume, listening to the sounds of “the Wizzard” and the “Electrifying Mojo”, in addition to the jazz outputs of Rosetta Hines. Malik began his DJ pursuits for college parties, wedding receptions, “old school parties” in the early 90’s. In 1993, Malik released his initial work of production with local Hip-Hop collective “Home Grown”. Malik’s sound has been around the Detroit and surrounding areas, as well as internationally, spanning Canada, the UK, Germany, Japan and Paris.
Pariah: 22 year old producer Arthur Cayzer. Originally from Scotland, Arthur is now based in London where he studies at university. 2010 saw the release of his debut 10" single "Detroit Falls/Orpheus" on the newly revitalised label, R&S, to which he is signed. That was followed up a few months later with a 6 track EP entitled "Safehouses". Arthur has a number of releases planned for the year, including a collaborative EP with fellow producer Blawan.
Lorca: Known as Sam Cassman, AkaAkaRoar! and Live Ones Resident and producer, Lorca is attracting a lot of interest with his innovative crisp productions.
AkaAkaRoar! Brighton based club night with no single musical constraint, these guys have put on acts as diverse as Shackleton and Appleblim to Joy Orbison and James Blake, always with a finger on the pulse for new up and coming talent recent line ups have included artists such as Objekt, Arkist, Gang Colours and Mosca. Dj’s on the night, Ben White, Temple, Stickie Davis, Dubloke and Manni Dee
Red Bull Music Academy: Over the past 13 years, the Red Bull Music Academy has established itself as one of the most unique projects in music. Each year, the Academy takes over an inner city space and transforms it into a bespoke venue for musical innovation where, over two ‘terms’, aspiring music makers from all over the world are joined by pioneering legends to learn about everything from music history to technology. Previous lecturers have included legends such as Gilberto Gil, Chuck D, Tony Allen, Carl Craig, Bob Moog, Steve Reich, Mulatu Astatke and the Mizell Brothers as well as more recent successes such as MIA, Jay Electronica, Mark Ronson and Magnetic Man's Skream. Each new Academy explores the musical scene of its chosen home, while investigating the most exciting parts of the attendees' and lecturers' musical heritage; a once-in-a-lifetime creative outlet for those who shape our musical future. This year Red Bull Music Academy is currently taking place in Madrid. Term dates are 23rd October – 4th November & 13 November – 25 November
Tickets are available on the night or in advance for £5 from www.ticketweb.co.uk or Rounder and Resident Records.