Doc Daneeka (UK)
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|Thu 23 Jun ’11, 10:00pm||
Where: Be Club, 8 Commerce Street, Auckland
- Presales: $5.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Michael Earley
Propa X Nuff Said presents: Doc Daneeka (UK) Ten Thousand Yen / 50 Weapons / Fabric / Blunted Robots / PTN
With local bass heavy support from:
MayaVanya (George FM)
Tommy Flowers (Nuff Said!)
MikeE (Propa, UPFM)
DJ JJ (UK)
$5 presales available from 1-night.co.nz, Conch Records, Real Groovy or Beat Merchants
It's not common for an artist based in Wales to become the toast of underground music, but Doc Daneeka is just that. With releases on Ramp, Fabric, PTN, & Well Rounded in the bag, Doc Daneeka has started his own boutique label, Ten Thousand Yen, releasing other fresh artists like CRST, Julio Bashmore as well as his own unique material. Bookings all around Europe at the end of last year solidified Doc Daneekas energetic DJ sets as one of the most sought after performances by clubs all around the world.
If UK Funky is to escape its zeitgeist and enjoy the same kind of longevity as the genres it makes a living from distilling, it will need producers like this. The Welshman's been dropping hints of subtle flair ever since his track "Drums in the Deep" appeared on Fabric's Elevator Music back in January, and now with only a handful of remixes and a single EP under his belt, seems to have hit an early maturity with "Hold On."
Delivering scorching mixes for the likes of Fact Mag & Xlr8r, trademark rattling drums and punchy low end characterise this producers unclassifiable DJ sets, as well as countless unreleased dubs.
Doc Daneeka makes some of the best house music around right now - with peers in Hackman, Roska and Julio Bashmore, he favours syncopated beats and polyrhythms over linear drive, and has remixed Delphic, Digital Mystikz and more in the past to great effect. His releases for PTN have shown eight slabs of colourful house almost impossible to avoid getting physical to. Doc Daneeka is delivering the goods, while wearing the weight of internet expectation. UK Dance music's health and sound has never been so rude.