Warning, warning, Friday night special…
Dummy are pleased to welcome Liverpool based label Fly High Society to Miranda, Ace Hotel London on Friday, November 6th.
Established in 2010 by producer SertOne, Fly High Society is a shining example of how independent labels should be in 2k15. Not stuck in the ye olde worlde rafters of the industry, Fly High are a forward thinking unit: spreading the beats and hip-hop gospel via their radio show ‘Fly High Radio’, making nifty lighters to get their incense #lit, hosting events with their watertight roster.. and yeah, they design cool t-shirts too. Predominantly based in the UK, the label is a home sweet home for producers, DJs and artists who draw influence from rap, rare groove, beats, bass and bleeps. Slowly extending into its reach, we’re here to push the feeling on in London with a jam-packed Dummy Presents line-up featuring extra-special guest Kutmah, Brainfeeder signee Iglooghost, Tehbis, They Call Me Raptor, NotYourGirlfriend, and label boss SertOne back to back with yung Tre’bore.
Brighton beat connoisseur Kutmah moved to Los Angeles in his early teens. Immersing himself in hip hop culture, he became part of non-profit web radio clique Dublab in the noughties. Making a name for himself as an underground artist, he launched the seminal club 'Sketchbook' in 2006, an early factor in the development of the now-infamous LA beat scene. During early 2010, without advance warning, Kutmah's was incarcerated due to immigration complications, resulting in him being deported back to the UK. You can’t keep a good man down though and since his return, Kutmah has toured Europe, playing shows The Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus, Gonjasufi, Dabrye and others.
Recently signed to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, Iglooghost is depressingly still a fresher at university – which means he’s probably whopping most of our asses on the productivity front. Nicknaming himself the ‘◑◑ ＥＹＥＢＡＬＬ ＰＲＩＮＣＥ’ on Soundcloud, he’s currently studying design and has a keen eye for the weird…like the time portal traversing gummy worm that adorns the cover of his Brainfeeder EP, ‘Chinese Nü Yr’. We’re pretty excited to welcome Igloo to the basement, but he has to play Gold Coast, mainly for the crowd to have a 'moment' and wave their lighters in unison.
Reppin’ on labels IZWID, H+R, Medallion, Astrophonica and Fly High Society, Tehbis is a busy guy. According to his bio, he was born in the year 1000, so may also have the elixir of eternal life. His murky beats are the sound of hip hop through some sort of heavy hanging haze, soaking up worldly mystique in tracks like the Seven Davis featured Stay and emitting heat with the levitating warmth of Tales Of Genji, both taken from the 'Tales Of Genji' EP.
Berlin DJ, radio presenter and designer Fauxlie is not your girlfriend. However hard you wish, she just isn’t. She’s too busy slaying on BLN.FM and staying tight in the LA-based Unspeakable Records ranks, as well as flying the Fly High Society flag in Berlin. Not Your Girlfriend cites a wide range of influences, but her heart lies within fresh and fun music, with a strong focus on bass-heavy electronica.
Fly High Society’s big man Bosco goes back to back with young British beatmaker and DJ Tre’bore for our party. One of the curators of Rooftop Collective based in London, Tre’bore is also a member of Fly High Society. His performances showcase hard hitting and electrified boom bap beats as well as the diverse genre selections he uses. Teaming up with ethereal underwater beat producer and bossman SertOne, this could make for very interesting (and invigorating) listening.
Raised by savage Britain, a computer and good TV – They Call Me Raptor is a London based wordsmith, rapidly gaining respect on the underground music scene. Collaborating with Kutmah and drum’n’bass alumni Alix Perez, Raptor's caustic and witty wordplay works its wonders over dark beats; effortlessly lacing over rhythm and production that reminds us of Outkast, DOOM and Hype Williams. They Call Me Raptor gets the thumbs up from us.
Fly High's visual artist Alice Pardis (AKA Analog Girl) will also be on hand for the evening's projections and VJing.
As always, entry is free but make sure you RSVP.
Dummy Presents: Fly High Society takes place on November 6th at Miranda, Ace Hotel London (info).