Jus Now (DJ Set)
Nanci & Phoebe (live)
Mr Benn & Eva Lazarus
Adam Prescott (Reggae Roast)
Ed West (The Drop)
Saturday 31st May
The Big Chill House
257-259 Pentonville Road
London N1 9NL
FREE ENTRY before 10pm, £5 after
Known around these parts as "Badman" Benny Page, the sometime Digital Soundboy is a somewhat of a NICE UP! legend having smashed up our dancefloor many times due in no small part to his dubwise drum & bass bangers such as "Turn Down The Lights", "Top Rank Skank" and "Sound Fi Dead" - all anthems at our night over the years. Having dipped his toe into dubstep and garage, he shows that he can turn his hand to any style with his latest single "Hot Body Gal" flipping the script once again!
After making a stir last year and blowing up Carnival with their massive "Tun Up", Jus Now are gaining praise from the likes of David Rodigan, Toddla T, Mistajam and Annie Mac. Heavy dancehall, soca, and reggae vibes are mixed up with modern edged electronics to create the perfect soundtrack to todays soundsystem culture. "Tun Up" has just been re-voiced with man-of-the-moment Stylo G for a rerelease in 2014 - expect big things!
NANCI & PHOEBE
We've been trying to book Nanci & Phoebe for some time at NICE UP! - they're very busy ladies so we're glad to finally have them down! As part of the Congo Natty family, they have brought a fresh faced vocal style to the jungle scene. Tunes such as "Get Ready" and "Notorious" have been massive for us, so we can't wait to hear them belted out live!!
MR BENN & EVA LAZARUS
Our very own Bristolian badboy, Mr Benn returns for another leg-shaking set of righteous dancehall, hip hop & reggae, as heard on his debut album "Shake A Leg" on NICE UP! Records last year. His latest release, a double 7" pack released as part of Record Store Day 2014 recreates the legendary "Stars" riddim from Cornell Campbell and features guest vocals from Blackout JA, Champian and a certain Eva Lazarus, who will also be joining him on mic duties for this night! Known as the voice of festival favourites DUB MAFIA, her heart-stopping vocals and rudegirl chat is sure to NICE UP! the dance.
Flying in especially from his hometown of Athens, Blend Mishkin is without a doubt Greece's most well known reggae export. Having released a few massive singles on NICE UP! as well as his own Cast-A-Blast imprint, he has worked with vocalists such as Gappy Ranks, Lady Ann, Peppery and Screechy Dan. With a full length album in the pipeline, we're thrilled to be having Mr Mishkin make his debut for us!
NICE UP!'s top dog and resident DJ will obviously be on hand to keep things bubbling, doling out tshirts and stickers and dropping his usual blend of "Righteous Party Vibes". Known for his dancefloor destroying mash-ups taking in everything from hip hop & dub to dancehall & drum & bass, making him a favourite at festivals such as Bestival, Glastonbury, Outlook, Beatherder and beyond!
London's finest ADAM PRESCOTT (Reggae Roast) and ED WEST (The Drop) keep things moving on the 2nd floor with their selection of modern dubstep, dancehall and jungle alongside vintage roots, reggae and dub.