Manchester based clubbing brand Drop The Mustard have a couple of very exciting events coming up in the next few weeks, encompassing artists from all over the music spectrum through house, dub, and plenty of bass music to feed your appetite.
The first takes place at Sankeys on Saturday the 11th of October with none other than Booka Shade. The German dance music duo has been making top quality house and techno music since their early releases that include the classics on R&S Records and Harthouse, aside from of course their widely played club hit ‘Body Language’. As co-founders of the Get Physical label with DJ T and M.A.N.D.Y, they have also spawned the release of many great EPs and compilations from a plethora of modern house greats. Along their own journey Booka Shade have released a number of albums that include their DJ-Kicks compilation and their most recent LP, EVE.
Joining Booka Shade will be new school house favourite Finnebassen. Finnebassen first stepped under the limelight when he released the widely played house tracks ‘Touching Me’ and ‘What You Do’, which since then he has elaborated on with more deep, low slung grooves that have given him a large number of club dates around the UK. Finally rounding off the line up is Bodhi.
The second of Drop The Mustard’s upcoming shows paves a bass heavy route to Gorilla, where Monki’s European Tour will be calling home for the night. Dubbed Monki & Friends, the night will be headed up by the BBC Radio 1 resident herself, who has also been touring with fellow presenter Annie Mac during her revered Annie Mac Presents shows. As well being a respected DJ at the tender age of 21, Monki also owns the ZOO Music digital imprint that has released a selection of music from exciting new school producers such as Zulu, TOYC and Don’t Panic.
Monki will be supported by a selection her friends, firstly by dub star Melé. With a large discography ranging from deep roots dub, through soulful hip-hop to the more recent house inspired sounds, Melé’s creations have been well coveted, especially by the earlier mentioned first lady of Radio 1, Annie Mac. Also joining them is Mak & Pasteman, the Rinse FM regulars whose house, techno and jungle inspired sounds have been supported by the likes of Loefah, Joy Orbison and Jackmaster to name just a few. Finally we have Woz, a young bass producer who for his young age has landed himself with an impressive number of releases and gigs, with recent dates at Fabric, Space Ibiza, Outlook and Glastonbury.
Tickets now on sale for both shows.
Words by Josh Plews
Image courtesy of tz.de