photo by Shaun Bloodworth
Sheffield main man Toddla T has made a mini-mix version of Kid Acne‘s South Yorks Vol.1. Compacting 40mins into just 11 – Turbo charged with more bangers in less time. Link below…
If you like that then you’re sure to love Kid Acne’s party tonight:
Kid Acne Presents
SOUTH YORKS Off-Tramlines
Friday July 23rd – 8pm while 2am
Bungalows & Bears, Division St, Sheffield, S1
Winston Hazel / DJ Pipes / Oris Jay / Chris Duckenfield
Benjamin Hatton / Kid Acne / Slick Dixxx
Following the success of the mixtape launch and Off-Sonar wig-out in Barcelona, another eagerly anticipated chapter in the South Yorks saga is upon us. Curator, wrecker of mic’s and ruiner of walls, KID ACNE is turning up the heat for this extra special ‘Off-Tramlines‘ event on July 23rd.
So, who’s who in the world of bleeps and Padley Gorge-size bass? Alongside KID ACNE, will be the ever impressive and hirsute musical maestro BENJAMIN HATTON and the ever dashing and dexterous DJ SLICK DIXXX. It’s a pretty heavyweight line-up, even by our standards. We welcome a quartet of steely dans who’ve taken the Sheffield sound around the world and back again.
Original selector at seminal nights such as Jive Turkey & Club Superman alongside DJ Parrot in the mid to late eighties, where the two of them spearheaded the musical revolution in the city, which gave birth to WARP Records and a string of chart topping, genre smashing music. Winston has never really stopped DJing and producing, more recently holding down a residency and inspiring a whole new generation at Kabal and further afield alongside…
A man of many talents, who has also been a lynchpin of the local scene, shouting loud and clear to anyone who cares to listen (and many that don’t) about just how good and vibrant this steel city is. Behind the decks, he made his name steadfastly showcasing black music in it’s many and varied forms, mentoring the teenage Toddla T, as well as also being instrumental in the rise and rise of the Kabal events. Oh, he also runs one the best Graphic design companies in the world.
It’s hard to underestimate the effect Sheffield’s rich musical heritage has on young producers and DJ’s. Oris, for many, laid down the foundations for 21st century bass music with his early work on the Jungle, Breaks and UK Garage scenes. Always ripping up the rule book and pushing things forward. As well as a truly international DJ schedule, Oris manages to find and release music on his Texture label from a raft of celebrated artists like Benga, Geeneus & Loefah before they become household names.
Another local DJ who has achieved worldwide recognition, from late eighties DJ beginnings in the city, through the burgeoning UK Rave scene of the early 90’s and, again via WARP, to the international circuit, flying the Acid House flag far and wide. Taking the DIY ethic a step further by making, releasing and distributing his own music and managing a stable of respected labels via his All Ears company.