Things will get wobbly at Wire July 2nd as the Call Lane basement hosts a hefty lineup for Exodus, with Coki heading a storming bill ahead of Jack Sparrow and Vital Techniques. Combining the sounds of some of dubstep’s biggest labels, the Exodus session will bring Deep Medi together with Digital Mystikz, DMZ and Second To None, casting out all doubts as to what’s on the menu.
DMZ head honcho Coki was there when the dubstep spark caught fire, stoking it himself with vast releases on Tempa, Ringo Records and his DMZ label, which he shares with Mala and Loefah. Armed with an unmistakable wonky-bass signature sound, Coki’s productions strafe between the dubbed out sounds of his Digital Mystikz partner Mala and a rougher, more rabid power. Laying the foundations for a brutalism that has become central to bass music everywhere, he helped turn Brixton into a hub for the mid-noughties revolution, and is quite rightly viewed as one of the pioneers of the genre. Assisted on the day by live trumpet from patrick Tenyue, Coki’s set at Wire will have a slight twist on his usual fare, but still promises the dubbed out industrial sound that has earned him his legacy.
A more local proponent of the dubstep sound, Leeds lad Jack Sparrow boasts releases on Deep Medi Musik and Tectonic, through which he has demonstrated a versatility which lends itself to both slow, dubby instrumentals and less forgiving dnb allusions. Moving back into harder terrain, Vital Techniques bring their signature brand of lit fuse, high tempo dubstep with deep house sensibilities, supported in doing so by spat vocals from Dialect. Exodus aka Simon Scott will of course also play his part behind the decks, with Finwa b2b Rekah and Sinai Sound System invited to complete the lineup and ensure that it’s a wild one from start to finish.
The Exodus session takes place on Saturday 2nd of July, with third release tickets still available.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of The Art Desk