Clubbing Subloaded Eighth Birthday
DJ Pinch's motto is "If your chest ain't rattling, it ain't happening", and Subloaded is where that principle reaches its logical conclusion. It's as much about the physical effects of low frequencies at volume – soothing, punishing, tenderising – as it is about music. Celebrating its eighth birthday on Saturday, Subloaded was Bristol's original dubstep night and, while it admits a wider variety of beats these days, its bass fixation remains.
Released early this year, Pinch's mix compilation for Fabriclive embraced techno, electro, UK funky and even experimental music without sacrificing any of the eyes-down intensity you'd expect from the best dubstep. Undoubtedly one of Bristol's all-time great selectors in any genre, he's joined tonight by a fantastic line-up of local, national and international talent. Some of these will be familiar to most, not least Addison Groove, whose infectious re-tooling of Chicago juke and footwork on 2010's Footcrab signalled a sea change in UK bass music. The other big name here is Distance, whose take-no-prisoners industrial take on dubstep has made him one of the genre's most distinctive producers for many years.
Further down the bill is Kahn, whose releases for labels like Bandulu, Soul Motive and Punch Drunk have marked him out as a Bristol producer to watch – equally adept at turning out meditative head-nodders and frothy garage anthems.
As always, roots and dub reggae will provide a perfect compliment in Room Two – with Passion Radio and Dubkasm selector DJ Stryda leading the charge. Previous Subloaded dances have been held at established venues like The Black Swan and Motion, but this one is at Exchange, a brand new three-room party warren on Old Market run by the team from The Croft. This should be the perfect test for its acoustics. Let's hope the foundations are sound too.
Bridal hand tied bouquet (Roses)
2 Bridesmaids (Roses)
Groom & Best Man button holes (Roses)
Discounted rates apply to larger Bridal party requests.
Not to be used with any other offer.
Contact: 0117 2448228
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
Subloaded Eighth Birthday is at Exchange, Old Market, Bristol on Saturday, September 29. For details, see www.exchangebristol.com