Scratcha DVA / Ikonika - SoundPieces La Presents
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▸ Scratcha AKA DVA - is involved in everything to do with today’s British underground electronic music scene. When plucked by Kode 9’s forward thinking imprint Hyperdub for his release ‘Natty’, Scratcha was introuduced to a new audience as a funky producer but his production CV extends back further to grime where he has worked with luminaries including Wiley. Most recently, Scratch has launched a new... moniker “Soule Power”, his most sunshine infused alter ego - ‘Just Vybe’ feat. Fatima is of the Bugz In The Attic ilk - but what unites all three of his AKA’s is the attitude and energy which keeps ravers jacking throughout the night. His record bag boasts the timeline of British rave culture from jungle to present day and at the moment you’ll hear him playing a predominantly “funky” based show. Wire Magazine called his set with Roska at Bloc Weekender 2010 “the most enjoyable of the festival”. Always an informative set, DVA favours upfront and left of centre music over yesterday’s tired hits. His fans include Kode 9, Sinden, Roska, Mary Anne Hobbs and Appleblim. Since 2005 Scratcha has hosted ‘Grimey Breakfast’, the flagship show on international tastemaker station Rinse FM, playing everything relevant to new British electronic music, from funky and dubstep to d&b and all associated cousins. His role at Rinse means he’s inundated with new music from the very best of established and up & coming arists across the board and Scratcha prides himself on joining the dots between genres, uniting dance-floors of all tastes under the rave culture umbrella. When it comes to rave music, Scratcha is the man in the know with his finger firmly on the pulse of the British underground.
▸ Ikonika - Born and raised in west London, where her Egyptian father and Filipino mother met, she first became involved in music drumming in hardcore and metal bands, then dabbling in hip-hop and dubstep, and on to crafting her own singular club sound. Combining melodic synths, driving drums, melancholic sub bass and unorthodox song structures, she’s been described by The Observer as “a rare female face in the male-dominated world of dubstep [melding] juddering bass with Aphex Twin-style mischief-making.” Following the release of her 2010 debut album ‘Contact, Love, Want, Have’ (Hyperdub), she’s toured everywhere from Europe to Asia to Australia to North and South America. Her Pitchfork approved 2012 EP ‘I Make Lists’ (Hum + Buzz), explored a more club-focused direction, and Azealia Banks also used her production on the mixtape track ‘Neptune’. Her second album for Hyperdub, ‘Aerotropolis’ (2013) featured collaborations withJessy Lanza and was widely praised including 4/5 in Resident Advisor, 8/10 in NME and 2nd best album of the year in DJ Mag. She rounded the year off with nominations for Best Producer and Best Album at DJ Mag’s Best of British awards, and a remix of ‘Lies’ by Chvrches that was voted 2nd best remix of the year in Dummy. 2014 saw the release of the ‘Position EP’ (Hyperdub), a collection of tough, pummelling club trax influenced by her Night Slugs affiliation, contributions to Hyperdub’s 10th anniversary compilations and a packed touring schedule. She also completed mixes for FACT, Serato, SSENSE, Red Bull, Rinse FM and Triple J. For 2015, expect a release on Night Slugs, more new music and worldwide touring.
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4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
10PM-2AM . Ages 19 & Up!
5-point Funktion One Soundsystem · 2 areas
Smoking Patio · Snacks Served, Kitchen is open!
$10 before 11pm / $15 after.
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