Against The Grain w/ Stanton Warriors (UK) & Skool Of Thought (UK) Nov 27 Brown Alley
Proudly presented by: Darkbeat, Rock Like This, and Mixed Messages.
One way or another you’ve probably already come into contact with the Stanton Warriors. For some time it’s most likely it was underfoot as the market leader in drain covers. In recent years though, it’s more likely to be from one of the most popular and distinctive dance DJ, production and remix outfits about, Mark Yardley & Dominic B – the Stanton Warriors.
True pioneers of a sound that broke all the rules, Stanton Warriors took breaks and twisted it beyond all recognition, dropping speaker shattering bass lines and massive beats…all to devastating effect. Producing and remixing the likes of Big Daddy Kane, Fat Boy Slim, Basement Jaxx and Missy Eliott, plus releasing classic albums such as the Stanton Sessions and FabricLive 30, it’s easy to see why they are regarded as the number 1 heavyweights of breaks.
SKOOL OF THOUGHT
Living between the UK and Australia, Skool Of Thought is the owner and label manager behind the award winning Against The Grain & SuperCharged Music record labels – home to the likes of the Freestylers, Krafty Kuts, Splitloop, Ed Solo and of course Skool Of Thought. He is the guy responsible for the enormous Groove Armada ‘Superstylin’ and Freestylers v Pendulum ‘Painkiller’ breaks remixes. He has appeared on the front cover of 3D magazine in Australia, described by IDJ magazine as ‘an underrated genius’ and recognized by DJ magazine as helping form the ‘nu skool breaks’ scene. He has produced countless breakbeat monsters over the years including Heavyweight Breaks Volumes 1 & 3, Breakspoll 3, numerous 12″ singles and is currently celebrating the success of his debut artist album with Ed Solo entitled ‘Random Acts Of Kindness’. To top it all off he has just launched a third label called ‘Cool & Deadly’ with Tayo. Phew! Time to take a lesson from Skool…
ADSORB [Against The Grain, UK]
ADSORB (Adam Dowding) is a DJ/Producer from the UK and is the resident DJ for Supercharged with Krafty Kuts, Skool Of Thought & Sneaky.
His music style is a blend of Breakbeat and Electro House, he has played at numerous clubs/festivals Worldwide including: Matter & Fabric (UK) Retro (Lisbon) Club Culture (Bangkok) Glastonbury (Radio 1 opening party) Royfest (Phuket).
This year started off with Adsorb being nominated for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ at Breakspoll 2009, he opened up the main room at Matter for the launch of Krafty Kuts’s ‘Evening with Krafty Kuts’ playing alongside Format, Cash Money and Pendulum. He was featured in the August edition of DJ magazine as one of the hottest DJ’s to look out for that month and he played at Annie Nightingale’s Radio 1 opening party at Glastonbury Festival, smashed a peak time slot at the Glade festival in the Nuskool Breaks tent and finished the summer festival circuit off at Royfest in Phuket in Thailand where he headlined the sat night on a beach performing to 20’000 people.
His gigs are going from strength to strength, he has several new remixes and original tunes in the pipe-line, big plans for the future and is now getting recognised as one of the UK’s hottest new DJ’s/artists to be watching out for this year.
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