Last night I was lucky enough to get to see a show at Wrongbar with Alex Metric and Adam Freelands Live band. First of all I want to say thank you to Adam Freeland for hooking me up on the guest list! Now here is a brief revue…
Alex Metric was fucking awesome (please check out his tunes here!) and played a sweet set. He was also mad personable and down to talk to the viking so I bought him a stella to say thanks for busting some dope tracks haha (thanks for not kicking me the fuck out of your booth when I came past to say whatsup!). It is a shame he couldn’t have played for longer because I was totally digging it. Here is a short interview with the man himself.
Turns out he co-produced the new album for Adam Freeland, who knew??? Hopefully I can find a way to get his single in Canada when it comes out (if only he had been selling them last night at the show!) It would be really cool too swing a revue of his album when it comes out May 25th. Also we can be expecting an essential mix from him july 18th!
Next on was the headlining act, they went on at around 11 and played for an hour before calling it quits while citing “technical difficulties’ for the reasoning (more to come on that later). As short as it was they still played a dopesonique set that had both some old and new tunes. They have a new album called “cope” coming out May 11th i think? You can listen to the first 8 tracks at the bottom of this post and let me know what you think. Hopefully there will be a review of the full album when it comes out, assuming I can get it here.
Unfortunately there were probably less than 100 people at the bar and i think that was probably the reasoning for them stopping so early. Huge disappointment for fans like me who were hoping to party till the early morning with some hella-dope beats. Now I really hope I am wrong but I don’t think that Mr. Freelands mic was plugged in until after they stopped playing (i watched someone plug the xlr in after he tried to talk to the crowd to tell them he was stopping and nothing came out haha) and I am pretty sure that the Korg ms-20 was more for show than actual use? I had been hopping to see him use it more. Either way I had fun and will for sure go check them out again but this time they need to give me more than two weeks notice so that i can promote the fuck out of the show this time!
big-ups to Alex Metric and FREELAND for a fun but ‘early’ night haha
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Biiiiig news for all you dubstep fans out there. Two of the founders of the genre are coming to Toronto this weekend!
14-JUN-09 SKREAM + BENGA @ WRONGBAR 19+ $18.50
Skream was one of dubsteps first and most prominent producers. He began producing music at the age of 15 (using fruity loops) and claims to have roughly 1400 songs in varying stages of development!
Benga is a dubstep producer from Croydon, South London, and is part of the Tempa and Big Apple Records label. He has been described as an important name in the development of the dubstep style for his fusion of the already existing South London dubstep sound with the newer East London born grime sound, and was also one of the first dubstep producers when the style was emerging in the early 2000s (thanks wiki)
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