Friday 30th May...
Full Line Up!!
Levon Vincent (Novel Sound, NY)
Delano Smith (Sushitech, Detroit)
Lewis Oxley (Cloak N Dagger)
10:30pm - Late...
Blackdot is back for our second showcase.... We welcome 2 veterans of the industry.. With a combined dj experience of over 40 years we can't wait to welcome them to Birmingham.....
Levon Vincent - (Novel Sound / Ostgut Ton / UQ)
A DJ, Producer, label owner and all round pioneer for over a decade, Levon has been kicking it at the forefront of the house & techno scene for as long as we can remember. Born in the US, but a resident in Berlin, Levon's sound didn't take long to prick up the ears of the likes of Craig Richards and Berghain resident, Marcel Dettmann. With releases on the likes of Ostgut Ton, DJ Jus-Ed's "Underground Quality" label and his own Deconstruct Music Imprint, which he started with good friend Anthony Parasole, he was credited with bringing the likes of Nina Kraviz to a more global audience.
Since then, he has successfully launched his own "Novel Sound" label to great acclaim and in 2012 was asked to compile mix number 63 of the esteemed Fabric compilations. The last 12 months have seen him on resident duties for the likes of Kehakuma @ Space, Ibiza as well as regular trips across the globe to the likes of Fabric, Berghain/Panorama Bar, Rex Club, Warehouse Project and recent tours of Asia and South America.
With a schedule this packed, It's clear Levon is one the most in demand DJs on the planet and we are delighted to welcome to Digbeth for his first gig in the 2nd City....
Delano Smith - (Sushitech / Third Ear)
Born in Chicago and raised on Detroit's West side, Delano Smith represents one of the last of a rare group of Detroit’s first house DJs. Perhaps it was the juvenile absorption of the sights and sounds around him during his first 5 years in the Windy City coupled with his experience during the new DJ craze of his high school years in Detroit that influenced Delano the most or maybe it is simply that enigmatic link between music people in Chicago and Detroit, known to insiders as the I94 Connection. Regardless of the reason for his natural ear for the deep and groovy, Delano can lay claim to a legacy that most Detroit jocks cannot. When performing outside of his native city, Delano's unique sets highlight the fact that his skills were forged in an era before the rigid lines of house and techno genres appeared.
On the production front, Delano stands head and shoulders above the rest in crafting alluring, forward thinking and highly danceable grooves. His productions on Third Ear, Sushitech and Still Music have taken up crate spaces with jocks looking to add the perfect blend of soul and energy to their sets. With his own imprint Mixmode debuting in 2003, it continues to release selectively soulful dance floor gems. Both behind the decks and in the studio, Delano's genre boundary defying vision of working a floor is a direct link to the beginnings of the DJ in Detroit, maintaining his integrity today, his hunger shows little sign of abating.
Support on the night comes from 2 of Birmingham's most respected DJs... Lewis Oxley and Ernest
The venue itself has been custom built and designed to deliver the best sound in the city alongside some of the most forward thinking visuals incorporating Martin Audio System (same as room 1 Fabric) and State of the art...3D Visual Mapping ..
The layout itself has been carefeully curated to create an intimate atmosphere like no other in the city but also to retain a constant flow around the venue... We are super excited to open the doors for this new Friday concept....