Videocrash: Solid Steel Summer Special
Soundcrash at XOYO
Tickets: £12.50 advance, more on the door
In The Basement:
* Hexstatic “Trailer Trax” (Live AV Show)
* Dj Food & DK (Live Av Show)
* Dj Cheeba (Live Av Show)
* Quantic (on the decks)
* PC (The Cinematic Orchestra)
The last Videocrash/Solid Steel special was such a good night we just had to do it all over again, and this time with added tropical heat courtesy of Will Holland, aka Quantic, playing his trademark cumbia driven funk in Room 2! The main room will see live AV sets from audiovisual pioneers Hexstatic, perennial innovators Dj Food & DK and Bristol’s Dj Cheeba. Bring on the beats and visual treats!
Long-term leaders of the audio-visual arm of Ninja Tune, as well as Videocrash residents, Hexstatic are not only responsible for the second Solid Steel mix-album ‘Listen & Learn’ in 2003 but regular suppliers of the pod-cast mixes and mind-boggling AV sets at the Videocrash parties. With the wicked-cool, completely new live ‘Trailer Trax’ set based on the schlock and cheese of ‘Grindhouse’ style cinema trailers mashed with new-school dubs and beats Robin Hexstatic is an honoured guest at this musical banquet.
DJ Food & DK were on the original Solid Steel radio shows; they released the first mix-album; they still manage, record and perform the monthly podcasts and have rinsed the Videocrash stage twice before! Strictly Kev and Darren Knott are a real force to be reckoned with once they get behind a mixer, some decks and any other gadgetry they can get their mitts on, so with this being an AV set we can all expect something extraordinary and extra-special!
And finally, representing the new-school of Solid Steel, is our boy DJ Cheeba. A frequent recent addition to the Steel’s mix-tape roster as well as a long-term Videocrash (/Soundcrash) resident this Bristolian constantly mesmerises audiences old and new with both his awesome scratching dexterity and cutting edge Serato skills; he mashes sounds and images together so naturally that you can easily forget it’s a live peformance.
In Room 2 the Brighton born and Cali, Colombia resident Will Holland aka Quantic will bring the tropical heat with his bass-driven, swing-laden 45s. His last show at Passing Clouds was a roadblock and an absolute musical treat so we really can’t wait to have him back in our shores!