Join Marcus Nasty for a Special Flexmas Show with special Guests
Marcus Nasty is a true titan of the underground, a tastemaker supreme who works tirelessly to discover new sounds, the David Rodigan of UK Bass. How many DJs can lay claim to having pioneered three distinct genres that each changed the face of British dance music? This East London-born selector first rose to fame as head of grime legends NASTY Crew, back when legendary MCs such as Newham Generals, Kano and Jammer were just young men starting out on their careers. Now the style he helped usher in is a worldwide phenomenon.
Fast forward to 2007 and Marcus could be found destroying Ayia Napa floors as a founding father of UK Funky. He was one of the first to champion UK attempts to tap into the worldwide house music phenomenon (UK Funky) as a new style of fiercely British, UK garage, grime and dancehall-influenced beats.
More recently Marcus has championed the burgeoning UK Bass scene, that eclectic blend of house, garage, grime, junglistic breakbeats and new forms that don’t yet even have a name. A Marcus Nasty set is a battle royale of darkling beats, rambunctious low end and that unmistakable gully vibe. For a direct connection to the source, to the rawness, energy and pure destructive power of the underground, accept no imitations.
– DJ Rap –
Charissa Saverio, a.k.a. DJ RAP, has been the undisputed queen of the turntables and voted the number one female DJ in the world! DJ Rap has infiltrated the music industry with her arsenal of talent. She has established herself as the CEO of her labels: Propa and Impropa Talent, developed her creative direction as a full-fledged producer, and remains to be the recording artist and DJ that everyone has come to love and love dance to! She is also a classically trained pianist and songwriter, amongst many other talents! Rap has dominated such genres as house and drum & bass. However, her love for music has taken her through many reflections of genres and musical experiences. Ultimately, millions in a global capacity have embraced her and her music. Over the course of DJ Rap’s career, she has collaborated and worked with many talented and influential professionals. Such talents consist of BT, Eric Morrillo, Hans Zimmer, Hybid, and DJ Tydi, to name just a few. Rap has produced music for play station, Wii, and 7 major movies. DJ Rap has created music scores, composed music, and makes custom designs of musical pieces to fit the specific needs of any project. Examples of her portfolio are evident in her work for Twix, Mission Impossible (Tom Cruise), Isolation, Run Lola Run, Enough (J-lo), Rogue Trader (Ewan McGregor) and four documentaries.
Currently in the studio recording her new album and scoring the soundtrack to the movie ‘Seeker Friendly’ which she also plays the lead role due out in 2017 in Montreal, followed by a world tour-this multi-talented, accomplished, ambitious artiste, driven by her passion to create and her love for music, DJ Rap is not a name from music’s past, it is the name of music now and an inspiration to music’s future.
London based Birmingham born On1 has begun to make a name for himself in the garage scene the past year or two due to his high energy sets and moody productions. On1 is starting to put his own stamp on new garage music. By taking a lot of inspiration from certain pioneers El-B, Zed Bias, Steve Gurly (just to name a few) during the period where UK garage music was getting progressively darker and in turn creating Dubstep. On1 found himself fully immersed in the culture this movement brought forward. This sound massively influenced his productions and still does. By blending infectious and skippy 2-step percussion with powerful gritty basslines and not much else on a track you definitely notice when an On1 track is being spun.
Mc Shantie 39, from Stratford, East London
Started writing bars at the age of 14
Played at venues and events such as: LOVEBOX , GLOBAL GATHERING, OUTLOOK FESTIVAL, GARAGE NATION, GARAGE SPLASH, 2:31 , MOTION……
LABELS- BLACK BUTTER, 4FORTY, ICE CREAM, TUMBLE AUDIO, Champions label I forget the name
Worked with artists such as : RUDIMENTAL, EZ ,MARCUS NASTY CHAMPION, CARTIER, HATCHA, CHRIS LORENZO, MARCUS NASTY, DUSK N BLACKDOWN,
Highlights: MY SET WITH MARCUS NASTY AT LOVEBOX WAS SPECIAL. MORE RECENTLY SEE
MY MUSIC HAS HAD REGULAR PLAYS ON KISS, RADIO ONE, RINSE
WITH SUPPORT FROM THE LIKES OF: RUDIMENTAL, EZ, DJ TARGET, , MARCUS NASTY, PIONEER , MAJESTIC
Thursday 5th December – 20:00-22:00