You have to hand it to Ignored Playaz.. the acts brought over to Dublin to pleasure the bass followers of this city are nothing short of brilliant. Bok Bok, Deadboy, Roska, Oneman, Cooly G, Girl Unit, Jackmaster and most recently, Ramadanman and Mosca. Their timing is perfectly aligned with the acts’ growing UK hype and allow for a night of intimate appreciation in the Underground @ Kennedy’s.
The anticipation of their latest offering, Addison Groove & Jam City is slightly heightened for me after recently seeing Addison Groove at BLOC. His set fits in as one of my favorite of the weekend and having previously read about his explosive live sets, there was little left to the imagination. His name is most notably associated with Footcrab…
“…a track made up of 808-derived percussion of Juke proper and reconstitutes the groove at a ‘step compatible 136bpm, contrasting the 808’s booming potential with hi-pitched toms and rapid-fire samples”.
It’s huge. His 2011 release follows suit wonderfully with ‘Work It’.
“.. a fiery apocalypse of rancid squelch and demonic vocals—the sound of the world ending one destroyed rave at a time. With its toy 808 rimshots ringing out into a vast, foreboding abyss, it’s the reverb that really makes the track, as sounds stretch out and define the gaping chasm.” (RA)
What I know of Jam City, I’m excited by. His recent stint in the Boiler Room was BIG.
The 2010 release, ‘Magic Drops’ was met with applause …”not sure there’s any producer or DJ in the UK right now who is so skilfully..Make no mistake, he has a blindingly bright future ahead.” (FACT) Described as “all-body-caressing 808, slide-whistle synth, dry handclaps, a chime here and there—rather than a giant mass of them like “Wut,” its predecessor in the Night Slugs catalog. In a sense, this single turns that one inside out, with a break in the middle for a whiny G-funk synth solo, which is hissy enough to fill the sound field out completely.
“Scene Girl” and “2 Hot” aren’t as blissed-out, but they don’t need to be. “Scene Girl” is a moody instrumental with a sliding synth bass and a nicely deployed vocal sample (“Oooh”) that’s crucial to the track’s construction, while “2 Hot” is a steely grime track with a haunted quality.” (RA)
Need I say more? I would strongly suggest hauling your ass to Kennedy’s this Saturday. It’s good for your health. All the details you need are here.