The Collective presents…
Delta Heavy (UK)
With special guest…
Seek N Destroy
Friday March 16th
$20 before 11pm
$25 after 11pm
< DELTA HEAVY >
Simon James and Ben Hall – AKA bass music masters Delta Heavy – first met at Nottingham University back in ’03. It’s a friendship and partnership that’s proved pivotal to both of them both personally and professionally. As a duo, their respective skill sets were perfectly matched: Simon was the one with the more traditional musical background while Ben had a penchant for sound engineering. Both loved DJ culture though and both spun. United by a love of underground club nights like Stealth and Detonate in Nottingham, their passion for music from drum ‘n’ bass to house was honed after many a night and early morning dancing ‘til dawn. Needless to say, after they graduated, Messrs James and Hall made their way to London. Wasting no time with their electronic ambitions, both acquired computer software. Says Si over coffee in Kings Cross: “Because we both had the same interests in music, we thought we’d align our knowledge.”
“When we started coming through via Ram, the genre barriers had dropped around bass music a lot and we were keen to bridge those gaps and work across different genres: we said to Ram at the very beginning that we didn’t want to just make pure drum ‘n’ bass music, we wanted to do something different. Some people aren’t happy when you do a lot of different stuff so finding a way that incorporates different genres that feels like us took some time. When we made our album, we found that comfortable space.” says Simon.
Looking ahead, Delta Heavy have several key releases in the bag, including a collaboration with Dirty Audio which is being released on both Ram and Monstercat from North America.
Are there grand plans? We’ll let Ben have the final word. “When we write these tunes, you never know when things are going to pop up! Are there grand plans? Just to keep writing music! So for now, … the live show, that’s the main focus,” smiles Ben.
< SEEK N DESTROY >
From unwavering electro house and trap beats, to metal, dubstep and drum n’ bass – Christopher who birthed this thumping artist vibe called ‘poo rave’ has got it nailed across the musical spectrum. Signed to legendary label ‘Kannibalen Records’ this bearded loco has some sure heat to lift bass amongst the masses! Releasing tracks alongside Kayzo, Command Q & Lektrique as well as writing the official White Stage anthem this year for Defqon.1, Seek N Destroy is sure to have you quenching your butt cheeks together so your bowels won’t give way.