>>>>> TONIGHT!!!! - NICKY BLACKMARKET / SHABBA D / SICKNOTE + more !
On November 4th, 2011 Rather Rude Entertainment invites everyone to come join us @ The Annex Wreckroom to Remember The Times. It is around this time every year we as Canadians reflect back and remember were we came from and who helped get us here. On this occiasion we have invited a few friends from accross the pond in the U.K and some of Tronto's finest selectors to make this event one to remember.
NICKY BLACKMARKET (BLACKMARKET RECORDS, UK)
Nicky Blackmarket is one of the original pioneers of drum and bass, and he is still the most faithful soldier for the scene around the world. His early influences came from his mother's background in the jazz scene, and it is improvisation and variety that characterise his DJ performances throughout his career. At the start of the eighties, Nicky was 14 and playing electro at youth clubs in London. He played with long-time collaborator Clarky and began to mix all forms of dance music, at house parties and on the radio. Friends FM, run by Mad B, gave Nicky a good education and the momentum to start his own shop in London, the legendary Blackmarket Records. In 1992, as the house scene moved towards breakbeat, Nicky created a separate department downstairs to cater for the sound that would eventually be called Drum and Bass. In the mid-nineties Nicky pushed the hardcore scene with a regular show on Pulse FM and performances at the Roller Express. He moved into production, making his first record Spam EP, along with various remixes and releases on his label Gyroscope, with artists like Ray Keith. This exposure fuelled his DJ career and Nicky decided to put all his efforts into playing his music around the world. first and foremost I am a DJ. As the jungle scene exploded Nicky formed his legendary partnership with the late Stevie Hyper D. These performances are still regarded as the standard by which all others are judged, and mp3s of those sets will probably be on the internet forever. Blackmarket Records supported the scene as a focus for the community, an essential component in an world without the internet. Nicky started another label Kartoonz featuring the anthem Two Degrees, confirming his status as a central force in the scene. Unlike many superstars, Nicky still works in his shop and is a promoter of fresh talent and ideas, unafraid to help new artists and organisers push the artform forward.
SICKNOTE (HIGH3R L3V3L // ELEMENTS, UK)
Sicknote was first brought into the UK Drum and Bass scene in late 2008. Just a few months later in April 2009 he launched his own promotions label - Elements, He went from strength to strength from this point onwards catching the attention of promoters all across the UK. Sicknote is one of the hottest young talents coming through the ranks in the UK today and has played alongside artists such as Chase & Status, Andy C, Hype, Loadstar, Skibadee, Shabba, IC3, Harry Shotta to name a few. September 2011 saw Sicknote move up in scene once more as he was recruited to Shabba D's Crew HIGH3R L3V3L. At the tender young age of just 23 Sicknote has already Played in Canada numerous times and will be return to take on Toronto again on November 4th as well as a trip to New York on the 5th.
MC Shabba D, known to many as - The Lyrical Dappa, has been entertaining the raving massive and crew consistently around the world for many years. Shabba D is a true veteran MC on the Drum n' Bass circuit, and still has many good MCing years ahead of him.
Local Support From:
Wylee B2B Troopa B2B Mass Law (Rather Rude Showcase)
ANNEX WRECKROOM • 794 BATHURST ST. (@ BLOOR) • TORONTO
$20 EARLY BIRD - $25 ADVANCE • MORE @ DOOR • OPEN @ 10PM • 19+
BOTTLE SERVICE / GUESTLIST: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIALS B4 11: $3 MIXES & DOMESTICS • $11 BUCKETS OF BLUE • $4 JACKS & JAGERS
Annex Wreckroom has just recently changed the layout of the club, The bar is no longer in the middle which opens up the dancefloor, and they have massively upgraded their soundsystem. The sound is very clean, and the bass is just insane. Benny Page had the place sounding incredible last weekend.