Now Then! Presents... Elite Force [4Hr Set]
Leeds' premium bass night returns to the lights and amazing sound system of Mint club!
ELITE FORCE 4HR SET!!!! SHACK IS BACK!!!
On the 8th of Feb Leeds will once again experience the second coming of Now Then! Bringing together artists and people with one thing in common... The love of funky beats and pounding bass!
The team behind this wonderful night have studied Raveology for many years, exploring countless events across the globe and visiting the monks of dance at the best raves in their hometown of Leeds. This in depth knowledge and love of what they do, means that Now Then! Will be a night to remember.
Knowing that you all share a similar ethos to bring the best artists, to the best clubs, means that this wonderful collaboration comes very naturally.
This month we have the Legend that is... Elite Force, taring up mint club for a solid 4 hours!!
ELITE FORCE (4HR SET)
“Elite Force unites the sometimes warring factions of electro house, techno, and breakbeat, like a peace keeper who values the spirit of cooperation and tolerance. He was forged in the fires of breakbeat, which has always had a habit of sucking in sounds that pass by. Elite’s sets are like a team performance, with tracks coming from all corners of the bass-driven sector, to create a vibrant hodgepodge of boundary-pushing dance music….“
Simon Shackleton's Elite Force project began way back in 1996, debuting on his own newly founded Fused and Bruised label with a series of peerless 12s and remixes. After five successful years winning plaudits from the likes of Fatboy Slim & Jon Carter, he put Fused and Bruised on the backburner to concentrate on production work. After several years with Whole9Yards and Moonshine he became a primary artist on Adrift Recordings (formally known as Kingsize) before moving on to build his own empire under the U&A Recordings banner.
On the decks, Elite Force has been a prime mover since 1990 when he cut his teeth playing huge student nights and self-promoted acid house nights in the South West of England. Since then he has become known as one of the top technicians on a circuit that has included massive shows in Belarus, Hungary, Australia, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, Russia, India, Turkey, Spain, Japan, Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and China, amongst others, as well as numerous festival slots including Glastonbury, Coachella, Burning Man, Kazantip, San Francisco's Love Parade, Wickerman, Breakfest and the Glade.
As a remixer, Elite Force has always been in huge demand, with legendary re-workings for the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Groove Armada, Crystal Method, Jungle Brothers, Stereo MCs, UNKLE & Infusion all contributing to his reputation as one of the most creative and effective remixers around.
Elite Force's music has also been the soundtrack to many a movie, with a huge list of impressive A-list credits to his name, including the likes of the Matrix, Charlie's Angels, Arlington Road, Mortal Kombat, Crow, The Bone Collector, The Jackyll, Spiderman 2 ' and his music has appeared on a wide array of TV shows, from CSI to Top Gear, from Football Focus to LA Doctors. He's also soundtracked a number of computer games, including no fewer than 5 FIFA games, several of the Wipeout series, The Matrix and Motorstorm 1 & 2, and in 2011 he co-wrote 50% of the music to hit game Motorstorm : Apocalypse alongside Oscar-winning composer Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean / Gladiator).
Leuce Rhythms are a DJ / Producer duo –
they have been DJing and creating music
since 2003! With a philosophy in fusing
together ALL that is good in electronic music -
from pumpin' funkin' breaks to the down-right
Leuce Rhythms have had hundreds of DJ sets
and appearances across Europe. Sharing the
bill with the likes of Plump DJs, Far Too Loud,
Lee Coombs, Jay Cunning, M.A.N.D.Y, Freq
Nasty, Jay Stewart, Atomic Hooligan, Booka
Shade, Groove Allegiance… and more
As music producers, original tracks have been
widely released on labels such as Future Perfect, Dusted
Breaks, Scarcity Records, Re:Connect
Records, Royal One Records, VIM Breaks &
Dirty Drop Records
DJ/Producer based in Leeds. Playing a wide variety of dance music styles, such as; House, Moombahton, Breakbeat, Dubstep and everything in between!