ENK PRESENTS: STARKEY, ELIJAH & SKILLIAM //
So, FRIDAY 15TH JULY at LIFE looks like this... ENK BRIGHTON present a night of Grime, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Street Bass swagger and hard edged, spaced out crunk with STARKEY, ELIJAH & SKILLIAM.
STARKEY, hailing all the way from Philadelphia, creates hard hitting slabs of Grime that are littered with bass and colourful audio frequencies. As described on his MySpace page, “Starkey is blessed with musical arrangement skills that would leave most composers green faced with envy.” Alongside DEV79, Starkey was the first U.S promoter to put on a Grime night in his home city, ensuring he was right at the front of the scene in America.
His debut album, “Ephemeral Exhibits”, released in 2008, is an hour long production of the finest, highest quality – one of those rare disks that you can listen to in it’s entirety. No need to skip tracks with this one… Each tune holds it’s own, but they also work together to create a whole that builds in energy, ebbing and flowing perfectly as it goes. Through “Exhibits”, he earned a formidable name for himself, not only on the underground scene but also as a strong producer to watch for the future.
Opening track “Gutter Music”, below, powers through like a sledgehammer and immediately gets the ball rolling. We love it!
Playing alongside the Philadelphian big boss will be ELIJAH and SKILLIAM, co-founders of the ground breaking new Grime label, BUTTERZ (check out their blog HERE). Predominantly specializing in Grime instrumentals, Butterz has had big releases on the scene, such as last year’s absolutely huge “Wooo Riddim” by SX, below. If you don’t recognize it, God knows where you’ve been… The label is going from strength to strength, pushing Grime to new and daring places, noticeably developing and influencing the scene.
And all of this curated by ENK BRIGHTON. For those who aren’t yet in the know, Enk is a collective of creative young people who are set on supporting underground talent – take a look at their London-based crew’s blog HERE. The ENK family gives artists a platform to present and promote their work, giving them a step up to the recognition they deserve; they work with DJ’s, Producers, Artists and basically anyone with a role to play in urban culture – all the way from skateboarding to fashion.
On Friday 15th, the ENK RESIDENT DJ’s will be supporting, with killer sets from FLATLINE, The D.A & ELLFIVEDEE, STICKIE DAVIS & DUBLOKE.
And oh my days, that’s not even it – out on the terrace we’ll be cooking up a BBQ from 10pm, with extra Hip Hop sounds coming from Room Two and a swag line up of DJ’s on rotation.
So, come on down and join the movement… It’s gonna be naughty.
DOORS open at 10pm – ENTRY will be £3 before midnight, £4/5 thereafter.
You have ENK on your face.