Forum. San Proper (Perlon/Rush Hour), Nic & Kaleb (Kameleon/1trax) & Andy Penny. Was On Saturday, May 11th. @ Basing House, 25 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E28AA, 10pm - 4am
Forum arrives for our first event this spring, aiming to provide the finest quality underground artists from some of the most forward thinking and innovative labels around, as well as showcasing some of the freshest up and coming talent on offer.
The focus will be on quality music first and foremost.
For our first event on May 11th, we're happy to welcome one of Amsterdam's most respected and innovative artists, San Proper. Joining him will be London's talented duo, Nic & Kaleb and also Forum resident Andy Penny.
SAN PROPER - PERLON/RUSH HOUR
Over the last fifteen years, San Proper has been spinning and playing live from major clubs and festivals to smaller bars and dodgy underground locations. He’s known and praised for his House & Disco sets, but also skilled in blending different styles from Acid to Afro-beat into an eclectic mix.
As an Amsterdam local, San Proper has worked closely with fresh and genuine labels and organizations like Rush Hour, Dekmantel and Trouw... all known for setting the tone for quality underground music and scenery by supporting local talent and paying tribute to house and techno legends.
This same attitude got him to release on several labels like Rush Hour and Perlon. His first five releases with Rush Hour was based on presenting his musical friends from Amsterdam with his “Proper A’dam Family Series”, ‘Part 4’ with O-Boogie got picked up by Laurent Garnier, who did an edit of ‘Magnificent Speech Funk’. After presenting his background he released his break through record “Keep it Raw” on Perlon, after producing a remix on this label for Ricardo Villalobos with a track entitled ‘Electonic Water- It ate my Quarter’ which resulted in several releases on Perlon. Meanwhile he has been collaborating with muses, friends and associates Tom Trago, Awanto 3 and Melon representing the sound of Amsterdam House music.
Known for his eccentric style and passion for a party, we look forward with genuine excitement to welcoming San Proper to Forum.
NIC & KALEB - (KAMELEON) 1TRAX/HOT WAVES
Influenced by garage and the early rave scene, Nic and Kaleb’s blend of house has made them favourites of clubbers and promoters alike. And while it all started in London town, it's been Ibiza with its energy, endless parties and a certain club named DC10 that not has only refined their approach but which has played an instrumental role in propelling them onto the international stage.
In 2007, they secured a residency at one of the most talked about parties in Ibiza, Zoo Project, and since then Nic & Kaleb have held their own amongst the who’s who of the house & techno elite, having played some of the world’s most revered clubs including Fabric, Space Ibiza and Cocoon to name just a few.
Both avid collectors of vinyl, their approach has one foot firmly in the analogue realm, with Nic choosing to keep his selection vinyl only, leaving Kaleb room to experiment with a digital set up that possesses less limits. This combination of classic and forward thinking is one that gives their sound depth and an authenticity, a trait echoed in their production work.
Launching their Kameleon project in early 2012 with good friends Simon ‘Vicious Circle’ Vice and Jamie Funk , Nic & Kaleb have created an outlet to express themselves away from DJ booth. The quartet’s debut release on 1Trax Records won them plaudits from across the board and their 2nd release in early 2013, on Hot Creation's off shoot Hot Waves, further cemented their reputation as ones to watch on their rise through the underground scene.
With forthcoming releases under their own 'Nic & Kaleb' name, it’s safe to say their ear for quality music stretches further than just behind the decks. 2013 is set to be a big year for Nic & Kaleb and we're happy to have them join us at Forum to provide their unique brand of house and techno for us.
ANDY PENNY - FORUM
With over 25 years experience as a DJ and all round music-lover, Andy Penny is no stranger to life behind the decks.
Drawing his inspiration and influences from the early Detroit and Chicago scene, from legends such as Blake Baxter, Theo Parrish and Robert Armani as well as a whole host of others, it's fair to say Andy's DJ style stretches right across the board. His Djing career has seen him travel the globe extensively, having in played in places far and wide from China and the Middle-East to Central America as well as all over Europe, including Germany, Switzerland and the infamous Space terrace in Ibiza...not to mention the UK's legendary Cream.
With his vast experience, Andy's ability to read a crowd and set the mood is as good as you'll hear and his talent for mixing the old with the new always leaves the crowd expecting the unexpected...his sets are not to be missed.