12.06.2015, 21:00

Prince Charles - Bass Cadet Recordstore 2nd Birthday

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Bass Cadet Records pres.

At midnight in the club:
DEGO (2000black / 4hero - UK)
GE-OLOGY (Sound Signature - US)
(Arcarsenal, Amila & Laura)

From 9pm on the terrace:
(The Do!!You!!! Show / NTS - UK)
THOMAS (JAW Family - Berlin)

+ French tasty snack food !
+ Label market with: 777 Recordings / Appointment / Bass Cadet Records / Blank Slate / Dockside Crew / Early Sounds / Experiential Learning / Finest Hour / Giegling / PAN / Relative / Tape Archive and more labels to be announced.

We are really pleased to celebrate our second birthday with two of the most talented artists we’ve been able to dance to in the latest years. Both of them are responsible for long careers, acclaimed by public and critics and brought creativity to whole new levels. Dego and Ge-Ology will share the decks in the main room. Not only happy to offer you those two masters of vibes and grooves on the mainfloor, we’ll be also hosting the terrace from 9pm. We’ve asked the radio man Charlie Bones from « The Do!!You!!! Show » (NTS) to host the first part of the evening on the terrace with our good friends of JAW Family. We’ll also offer quality food, table tennis and a label market, with some of the friends of the store selling their wax (both label records and private sales). :)

DEGO (2000black / 4hero - UK)
At the start of the 2000s Dego, Phil Asher, IG Culture and a cast of other likeminded Londoners started Co-Op at the Velvet Rooms, a clubland home for a fresh new scene that was emerging. The sound of the club was maybe best captured in 4hero’s ‘Hold It Down’, a Dego-written club hit. His 2000black label, meanwhile, was gallantly carving out its own niche via a series of singles, albums and compilations, its output an uncompromising concoction of house, techno and soul, or just London boogie for short. Then his first solo album A Wha’ Him Deh Pon?, a storming, sprawling twenty-track opus, won across-the-board acclaim in 2011. “Dego is one the most influential figures in music in this city and in this country,” says BBC Radio 1’s Benji B. “He has always been an inspiration to me - and to many of us - as a person, as a DJ, producer, label head and innovator. He has always been a forward-thinking force, a progressive and positive supporter of new music and has always created his own lane with his own sound.”

After a spell working in New York in the mid-2000s, Dego returned to his London roots and picked up where he left off. A reinvigorated 2000black put out the Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks long player, an exemplary piece of teamwork with frequent collaborators Kaidi Tatham, Matt Lord and Akwasi Mensah. And in 2013 and 2014 Dego embarked on a string of hotly received 12” releases: a diverse three-tracker on Italian imprint Neroli; a one-two punch combo of EPs for Eglo and Brooklyn producer Falty DL’s Blueberry Records; and another deadly triple-header on Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature. Dego’s sound might be difficult to pin down – naturally morphing into something else when you think you’ve got it figured out – but what remains consistent is his vivid awareness of the wisdom in leaving genres out of the picture and letting the music itself do the dirty work.

GE-OLOGY (Sound Signature - US)
In today's burgeoning culture of opportunism and ambition, you seldom meet an individual with exceptional abilities and a lengthy history of achievement without it being worn on their sleeve. Thus, the enigmatic virtuoso known as GE-OLOGY is a rare find indeed. Just when you think you've figured him out, you come to realize that the task of connecting his myriad of anomalous dots is an intricate process. This masterful music producer, skilled DJ, and equally gifted visual artist has been acclaimed internationally for over two decades, however he remains somewhat of a mystery. Now after a 4 year hiatus, he's on course to take us beyond our expectations again with an arsenal of new music (and a well-anticipated LP scheduled for 2015).

Throughout the career of this Baltimore born, 80's New York City bred Renaissance man, he has produced songs for a list of notable recording artists including Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey), Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, De La Soul, Yukimi Nagano (from the band Little Dragon), Vinia Mojica, Jem (including "They," which peaked at #6 on the Billboard UK singles chart), and even a young Tupac Shakur. Still, surprising to most, his first 2 record releases were dance music collaborations...one with The Basement Boys and DJ Spen in 1993, and later, a collaboration with Neal Conway (of Crystal Waters "Gypsy Woman" and Ultra Naté fame) that same year.