SASHA, MK AND DAMIAN LAZARUS

Sasha, MK and Damian Lazarus

Damian Lazarus and REBELRAVE present

Sasha, MK and Damian Lazarus

Clive Henry | Fur Coat | Francesca Lombardo

Sat 28 Dec 2013 | 10pm-4am | £22.50 + booking fee

Arch 1

Sasha
Clive Henry
Fur Coat
Francesca Lombardo
PLUS a performance from Damian Lazarus

Arch 2

MK
Deadboy (Numbers)

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Christmas present this Sat 28th December as Damian Lazarus-run record label Crosstown Rebels brings REBELRAVE to The Arches, featuring a packed and eclectic line-up headlined by two of the world’s best DJs. With the label dedicated to both the unearthing of quality new talent and throwing truly great parties, expect an electric atmosphere and an unforgettable dancefloor journey.

18+
Please enter through Midland Street entrance
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Damian Lazarus__________

As DJ Magazine quite simply puts it: “Damian Lazarus plays the best underground records in the world”.

London-born and now LA-based, his career charts a journey and mission to eke out the best underground, alternative, twisted music and ideas bubbling beneath the mainstream and expose them to an audience hungry for new sounds and new experiences.

As head A&R for the City Rockers label in the early 00s, he helped sign and release some of the biggest tunes of the era, from Felix Da Housecat’s Silver Screen Shower Scene and Tiga & Zyntherius’s Sunglasses at Night. Testament to his extraordinary ability to find and play simply some of the best underground music you will hear in a club, after being asked to play a few tracks at Sonar in 2002, by the following year he had residencies in some of the best clubs in the world. His tenure at Circo Loco (DC10, Ibiza) in particular has become the stuff of legend, and found him consistently breaking boundaries of sound and stamina, freaking out the dancefloor and taking those on it to places they never knew existed, and may never get to again.

Founding Crosstown Rebels in 2003, the label offered all kinds of unique and twisted angles on cutting-edge electronic music. Recent releases from Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Lee Foss, Deniz Kurtel and Art Department continue the label’s dedication to breaking new ground, as do his own releases as a producer and an astonishing back catalogue of now epic mixes, from Rebel Futurism in 2004 to his Fabric 54 mix in 2010.

facebook.com/CrosstownRebels | facebook.com/DamianLazarus

Sasha__________

A true pioneer who should need no introduction, Sasha’s career began in the late 80s, playing acid house across clubs and illegal raves in Northern England before teaming up with John Digweed to create mixes which defined the sound of dance music throughout the 90s, and building a legacy that few DJs will ever match.

The first DJ to ever appear on the cover of Mixmag back in 1991, two decades on he’s respected not only for his solid DJ talent – whether it’s on his epic mix albums, or live in front of an audience – but also his production, creating one of the best trance tracks in all time in Xpander, and some of the best remixes to ever be heard on the dancefloor, from Madonna, The Chemical Brothers and Hot Chip to his Grammy-nominated edit of Felix Da Housecat’s Watching Cars Go By. Continually voted one of the top ten DJs in the world, and receiving awards for his outstanding contributions to dance music, Sasha is without doubt one of the top DJs to see before you die.

facebook.com/sasha

MK__________

A veteran of the early 90s New York house scene, MK is without doubt one of the most influential figures in house music, with a career spanning over 20 years. As a trailblazing young talent firing out club anthems from Burning and Love Changes to his seminal remixes of Push The Feeling On, by Glasgow’s own The Nightcrawlers and Chez Damier’s Can You Feel It, his name soon became synonymous with the dub mix idea of sampling chopped up vocal hooks, soon becoming known as the ‘MK dub’.

After turning his hand to pop production, working with artists from Snoop Dogg and Jay Z to the Pet Shop Boys, the inevitable return to his original love – i.e. producing some of the highest quality, most innovative house music around – has been nothing but triumphant, recently slamming in at no.1 in the UK charts with his remix of Storm Queen’s Look Right Through and reminding the new generation of house producers just what he did for the genre.

Rebelrave__________