HEXADECIMAL Reaches the Final leg of his album tour for 'Base 16'
Plus we welcome fellow Breaks pushers from Bristol's BASS KITCHEN (who won Best Small Club Night @ Breakspoll this year)
DJ CHAMBER (Breakspoll Breakthrough DJ Nominee 2010) & WOBBLING WOOKIE (Bass Kitchen Ressie)
Hexadecimal’s music and mindset are powered by determination. It might not show up on the equaliser, but listen to any track and you’ll hear it there, pumping energy into those bouncing basslines, driving the funked-up franticness of the sound that Hexadecimal has made undisputedly his own.
While confidence keeps success afloat, determination is the engine that keeps powering Hexadecimal towards great things with 2010 having seen him tick a whole lot more boxes off his DJ ‘to do’ list. Most notably, the first Hexadecimal album ‘Base 16’ is OUT NOW!
With each of the 14 original tracks created with that challenging benchmark of perfection in mind (which any producer worth his salt likes to measure himself up against), it’s been a testing year in the studio, but one that’s already proving fruitful.
Hexadecimal took home the award for Best Breakthrough DJ at 2007’s International Breakbeat Awards, which not only presented him with an unrivalled opportunity for recognition on the global breaks scene, but also a chance to play in Room 2 at London’s clubbing mainstay Fabric in February this year, sitting on a line-up at that read like an honours list of breakbeat dons. And the award was well-earned; not one to wait for opportunity to jump up and bite him, Hexadecimal had already been on the case building up a name for himself overseas, with gigs in San Francisco, Holland, Hungary and Spain adding stamps to his passport. The travelling continued throughout 2008 & 2009, with a six day jaunt to Russia and gigs closer to home in Edinburgh, Cardiff, plus slots at dance-festival giant Global Gathering and at enviro-festival Waveform. There’s no doubt Hexadecimal has a way of putting himself out there, but the focus has always been on rich experiences rather than cheap thrills, quality not quantity, and it’s been paying off right from the outset.
When it comes to breaking the scene, Hexadecimal has proved his worth and then some, but with his unwavering determination at the helm, there’s no sitting back and basking in the glory. He sees this as still just the launch pad to a career doing what he loves best, and while the ‘to do’ list is always growing, the drive and passionate dedication of Hexadecimal tick all the boxes for success.
Aged just 21, Chamber's mad skills behind the decks have seen him play internationally alongside artists such as Ed Solo, DJ Vadim, Adam F, Atomic Hooligan, The Freestylers, Benny Page, Lee Coombs, A Skillz, J Majik, Baobinga, Rennie Pilgrem, General Midi, The Breakfastaz and many more.
2009 was a huge year for Chamber who won the Chemical Records Battle of the DJs student DJ competition as well as playing an average of more than one gig a week, DJing at some of the UKs biggest clubs (such as Bristol's Motion and The Arches in London) and playing at Glastonbury and Aeon festivals!
2010 is set to be even bigger! Chamber has already flown over for a tour of Taiwan (which included his 100th ever gig) and is awaiting the release of 'Digit' on Composure Records, as well as a remix for the mighty Afghan Headspin coming out on Valium soon. He won the 'Best Small Club / Event' award at Breakspoll (with his Bass Kitchen club night), and received a nomination for Breakthrough DJ. He will also be playing at Beach Break Live and Glastonbury festival.
With a little bit of Electro House and maybe a twist of Breaks over the top depending on the mood, this DJ will have you dancing all through the night. Wobbling Wookie hit the Bristol club scene in April 2009 and hasn't looked back. Beginning as a resident/promoter for Shiny Happy Beats, he is now a DJ/promoter for Bass Kitchen (alongside DJ Chamber and Dr Fish). He has played nights with some great DJs including Cut La Roc, Afghan Headspin, Ben & Lex and will shortly be playing nights with Pixel Fist, J Majik, Wickaman and General Midi. Since August 2009, Wobbling Wookie has been a regular DJ on http://www.live4vibez.co.uk. Check out the blog entries for details of mixes which are available on Soundcloud!
We also welcome back ROB WATTS (Reverb & Custard) who goes head to head with LEE MARTIN (Dusted Breaks, Infectious Breaks Resident)
Also playing are MIKE CUBIST, MARK MARTIN & DJ IGNITION
THE BARN, 174-176 MILTON ROAD, PORTSMOUTH, PO4 8PR
7PM - 1AM
£4.00 ALL NIGHT - R.O.A.R - NO DRESS CODE
(FOOTBALL WILL BE TELEVISED IN THE FRONT BAR, IF THE ENGLAND GAME SHOULD FALL ON THIS DAY)