Prism : Sidney Charles & Josh Butler @ Mint Club
Lineup & info
PRISM @ THE MINT CLUB, SAT 1ST FEB 2014
SIDNEY CHARLES (A Votre, Berlin)
JOSH BUTLER (MTA/OFF Recordings)
Following on from our huge sell-out Hot Creations party on NYD, we return to the intimate confides of The Mint Club for our February party. We are delighted to have secured the services Berlin based Sidney Charles, who will play his Leeds debut alongside one of Leeds biggest new talents, Josh Butler
☼ SIDNEY CHARLES : https://soundcloud.com/hurricane-kid https://www.facebook.com/SidneyCharlesMusic The younger the artist, the shorter his Biography!
But Sidney Charles in his age of twenty-something already looks into many happy faces, when he enters the decks. Everybody, who understands this love-binding kind of music, has to live the urban movement behind it, the culture that brings people of all kinds together. Exactly these motions are fascinating the young man, born as Sidney Charles Hurricane Vieljans in Hamburg, Germany. With the age of 15 Sidney Charles discovered the magic of the two black discs spinning on the 1210s.
At the beginning Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Breakbeat and Turntablism was Sidney´s medium to express his emotions. Highly delighted and inspirited by the time of late 80s and early 90s, when the movement, accompanied by young culture, began, Sidney Charles was finding the higher BPM-numbers of House & Techno were leading to more inspiration and happiness. He is not a musician, nor a percussionist. He is a collector. A collector of culture and experiences. The energy and feeling around the music is what makes the difference and letting Sidney Charles not be one of manys.
☼ JOSH BUTLER : https://soundcloud.com/joshbutler https://www.facebook.com/joshbutlermusic There are plenty of labels fighting over the music of Josh Butler. It’s bass driven, sumptuously groovy and places plenty of emphasis on the melodic top lines, which draw influence from a whole lifetime of listening to any music going from Kerri Chandler to Pink Floyd, King Tubby to Paul Glazby.
So far it has been released on MTA Records, OFF Recordings, Pura Music, Cajual and Definition and has sat pretty in various charts across the web, as well as being found in all the right DJ bags in clubs worldwide. Testament to his skill in the studio is that he is as comfortable working with the house heads likes of Darius Syrossian or Hector Couto as he is remixing internationally recognised, Glastonbury headlining megastars like d&b dudes Chase & Status.
As a DJ he is more than confortable entertaining and educating crowds with his house, bass and everything in between selections at places like Secret Garden Party, various Ibiza clubs and places across Europe and London on a regular basis. With plenty of ideas and the proven production skills to carry them off, Josh Butler is only just getting going.