Basement House? Dubbage? Post-Dubstep? Ghetto tropical? Future Garage...? Oh, f**k it, let's just call it bass music, yeah? The best in upfront bass beats are rolled out at Notting Hill Arts Club's own monthly upfront dance music night Talking At Me.
West London dubwise specialists Border Crossing lectronic beats with hiphop, soul, reggae and dancehall. Currently signed to respected indie label Kartel, they have worked with numerous UK vocalists and MCs such as Jehst and Roots Manuva cohort Ricky Ranking and have seen recent success with a remix of Easy Star Allstars as well as releasing their third LP, 'Starlines & Stellagrams'. Performing live they'll be unleashing album cuts past and present as well as their latest vocal collaborations...
Dean 'PhOtOmachine' Bryce established a solid reputation for sussing out cutting edge club music through his respected former Flymusic blog and has now moved on to become an upcoming producer in his own right. His sound spans across forward-looking house, techno, electronica and 2-step - with a remix of El-B's massive 'I Feel' already under his belt and the debut 'Technicolour' EP set to drop on Super Recordings it looks like being a big year for the PhOtOmachine.
The west London-based GetMe! crew have been partying right across London for years and GetMe! resident DJ Lixo is both a mighty fine DJ and a regular at the Arts Club at the Reely and Truly nights. What to expect? Well, he may well be packing some Girl Unit, Deadboy or Space Dimension Controller or maybe it'll be more of a bashment mix... The best clue, short of actually coming down on the night (hint hint!), is to check his mixtapes (scroll to #17) on www.thisisgetme.com/index.php/mixes
Talking At Me resident DJs Rita Maia (BadMood Collective, Portugal) and Coby1 (YoYo) deliver the finest filtered dance breaks in a sweaty work-out. Rita's set weaves between the sounds of artists like Mount Kimbie to dubstep with a Brazilian flavour. Listen to her radio show, Motions, every Sunday, 7-9pm via Badmood.net