|Date:||20th February 2016|
|Address:||261 Brixton Road, - Brixton, SW9 6LH London, United Kingdom|
Brixton Jamm are proud to present the first annual HotCakesFest, an almighty soundclash of jungle, breakbeat and bass music flavours featuring the cream of the Hot Cakes family and very special guests. This night will bring together a barrage of killer artists on underground, bassbin-shaking imprints Hot Cakes, Jungle Cakes & Gutter Gutter, including label founders Deekline & Ed Solo, Jurassik, Hypho and room two flavours from Dalston floorshakers eatmybeat.
Unless you’ve been captive in Guantanamo Bay for the most of the Naughties, you can’t fail to have been smashed to smithereens on the dancefloor at some point by our first very special guests, hip-hop legends The Nextmen. You’ve more than likely witnessed them at one of their many festival-stopping summer performances or heard their incendiary mixtapes on the neighbourhood ghetto blaster. Known for their collaborations with the likes of Rodney P, Public Enemy, Blackalicious, The Pharcyde and Morcheeba, this killer North London duo shake up an eclectic blend of soul, dancehall, hip-hop, jungle and techno for a floor filling, bass bin-killing sonic assault that’s guaranteed to have the bodies flying around the room.
Our second guests are carnival-friendly radical rudeboys The Freestylers. Known for seminal breakbeat and jungle workouts like B-Boy Stance, Ruffneck, Warning and Painkiller, the pair have been hard at work smashing festivals and destroying sound systems for close on two decades, and we’re delighted to have them back at Hot Cakes.
Jungle Cakes favourites Serial Killaz will be dropping by with their roughneck, amen-fuelled reggae vibes, showcasing the sounds which have pushed them right to the top of the current jungle renaissance. Over their ten-year career the pair have worked with vocalists such as Ragga Twins, Top Cat, Tenor Fly, Rebel MC, Ms Dynamite, General Levy, Turbulence, Cornell Campbell, Wayne Marshall, Capleton, Prince Zimboo, YT, Lady Chann, Nancy & Phoebe, Daddy Freddy, David Boomah, Rodney P, Blak Twang, YT, Demolition Man, Peter Bouncer, Jamie Irie, Darrison, Dee Bo General, Andrew Paul and 2Nice.
Hot Cakes regulars won’t need to be told about Deekline and Ed Solo. These inimitable dancehall selectors have been mashing up the killa sunshine vibes for serious time.
Deekline is known as a hero of the underground from the days of his Platinum-selling UK anthem I Don’t Smoke Da Reefer, and has picked up play and support from some of the biggest names in the business, DJs such as MistaJam and Annie Mac, on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, over the past year with tracks such as Got to Believe, Deepa and jungle anthem Good to Have the Feelin, with the legendary Tippa Irie.
Jungle Cakes head honcho Ed Solo is currently buried in his laboratory somewhere in subterranean Brighton and knee deep in downright dangerous frequencies, cooking up a relentless storm of dirty bass tracks for his first ever “Solo” album. Whipping together a white knuckle ride that spins through a eclectic range of styles, he’s best known for work on dub heavy, raggamuffin jungle anthems such as Bad Boys (with Deekline) and his pitch-perfect reworkings of General Levy’s The General and House of David Gang’s Reggae Warrior (alongside Stickybuds).
Finally, in the main room comes London-based producer Jurassik, one of the new wave of artists combining jungle, garage and breakbeat flavours into the rich matrix of roughneck riddim that is UK bass music in 2016. Named by Beatport as one of the iconic dance music site’s producers to watch and featured in DJ magazine, this badman student of the dancehall is a major player on Deekline’s celebrated Hot Cakes imprint and recently put out the highly-praised Close EP.
In room two, Dalston kids Eatmybeat will be dropping in with a headline set from Hot Cakes’ own Hypho. This firing fresh crew have been shaking up the East London scene with their very own brand of rowdy UK bass music, and Manchester young gun Hypho is the perfect roughneck soundbwoy to help them pop their Brixton Jamm cherry.
Main room: Hot Cakes vs Jungle Cakes
The Nextmen // Deekline // Ed Solo // The Freestylers // Serial Killaz // Jurassik // Tank (EMB Collective)
Front room: eatmybeat
Hypho // Nuvaman // Magistrate // Poolside Safety // EMB Collective