1015 Folsom presents
MY NU LENG
+ MORE TBA!
TUESDAY AUGUST 26TH / 10P-2A / 21+
Bursting out of London's underground music scene with its thrilling world of pirate radio, crude DJ set ups, improvised studios, and bleeding edge beats come Rudimental (Piers Aggett, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and Leon Rolle): A pioneering melting-pot collective who have taken the British music scene by storm, championed for their uncompromising approach to music-making whilst avoiding rigid classification.
You've probably heard them -- from their huge drum & bass-meets-soul anthem and No. 1 single 'Feel The Love'; their 'Later... with Jools Holland' TV performance; their historic BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend extravaganza (which saw their second ever live show become the most shared performance of the entire festival); or been immersed in the thrilling energy of their live shows, DJ sets or groundbreaking videos. Rudimental have achieved global recognition among tastemakers at lightning speed -- starting when The XX blogged Rudimental's airy soulful house offering 'Spoons' in February.
Taking a "traditional" songwriting approach as much as an electronic one in their music making, Rudimental mix live instrumentation (Hammond, Rhodes, horns, live bass etc) with digital programming. As Rudimental's Piers says, "our sound is organic. It's the result of years of raving, listening to pirate radio, listening to dubs, to tapes older brothers would bring home, and being inspired by all of it. We're products of our individual musical journeys and of London".
As the band says "What unites us all really is our love of soulfulness on the dance floor. We want people to dance and to feel something". This band of writers, musicians and DJs are an example of possessing that rare thing: a collective of innovators seamlessly coming together and striking gold.
MY NU LENG
The Bristol based duo have a hard-to-categorise sound, drawing on many varied influences without kowtowing to one in particular. Whilst traversing the whole spectrum between pitch shifted vocals and bass heavy rumbles, their sound is always deep and on point with the vibe.
A core part of the Black Butter crew, My Nu Leng have two releases on the label. Garnering strong support and attention from these, the duo have go one to produce a slew of high rolling remixes for the likes of UK No.1 “La La La” by Naughty Boy, the summer smash “Right Here” by Rudimental, and the wildly popular “Mozart’s House” by Black Butter family friends Clean Bandit.
My Nu Leng‘s previous releases “Time Goes By”, on MindStep Music, and “Damp” EP on Lo-Note UK both exhibit a penchant for dark and moody music that re-imagines garage influences in fresh and exciting ways. Others include “The Grid” b/w “Hips & Thighs” on 877 Records which deals with more heavyweight rhythms, scuttling textures and solid 4/4 beats. Finished with a subtle vocal it’s been raved about by press and punters alike, ensuring the pair’s rise will continue throughout the year.
With numerous gigs confirmed across the UK including Fabric, Motion & Snowbombing in Austria, Tommy & Jammo are following in fellow BB Records duo Gorgon City to make 2014 a breakthrough year.