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Utah Jazz (UK)


Sat 3 Jun 2017, 9:00pm–4:00am

Where: Cassette Number Nine, 9 Vulcan Lane, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • From 10pm: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: teammepromotions

Misfits are back after the great success of our 1st International DJ event, we are following it up with a heavyweight of the DnB liquid scene Utah Jazz!

On support:
- Chiccoreli - Kamotion - Cyrus - Warndem
- Wandabar
- Lacquer - Andy Currey - Daize

Utah Jazz - A top Drum & Bass artist from Barnet, North London. Started DJing and producing under the tutelage of Alex Reece in the '90s.Luke Wilson AKA Utah Jazz, is one of the original liquid funksters. He started mixing Drum & Bass whilst still at school, inspired by LTJ Bukem & Alex Reece and his DJ career soon blossomed - randomly adopting the name 'Utah Jazz' from the US Basketball team to showcase his preference for the mid-90s 'Jazz-Jungle' sound.

In 2008, his debut album 'It's A Jazz Thing' was released worldwide to both commercial and critical acclaim - cementing Utah Jazz's position as one of the major cross-over D&B artists this side of the millennium. Pipped at the post by worthy winners Chase & Status, 'It's A Jazz Thing' was also the 2nd highest placed Drum & Bass album in Mixmag's famous 2008 Top 50 poll, with Pendulum coming in 3rd.

Released through Bryan G's seminal V Recordings camp (the first home of Roni Size & DJ Marky) with radio and club support from the likes of Trevor Nelson, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Andy C, Goldie and Gilles Peterson - the global impact of 'It's A Jazz Thing' has also now made Utah Jazz one of the most in demand selectors on the international D&B circuit.

Utah Jazz has now joined the likes of High Contrast & Danny Byrd as one D&B's leading remixers with reworks for Wiley (Atlantic Records/Warner), Tricky (Domino Records), Lethal Bizzle (Search & Destroy/V2), Serani (Island Records/Universal) & Yo Majesty.

Read these reviews:
“Truly unique. Utah Jazz's burgeoning success is nothing short of remarkable. It's been two long years since the debut LP of the finest liquid funkster in the galaxy - and what a way to return...” - (iDJ)

"Could Utah Jazz be the most underrated D&B producer out there? This unbelievable album certainly suggests so..." - (DJ Mag)

“Experimental? Utah Jazz? Believe it - true to form, the world renowned party-rocking DJ is quite happy bucking all preconceptions as well as ignoring musical trends, and the results are his best work yet...” - (iDJ)

“If the Drum & Bass scene’s upper reaches have a reputation for maintaining their rigid hierarchy with all the ruthless efficiency of a Stalinist accounting firm, then Utah Jazz is most certainly the kid who cracked the code...” - (iDJ)

"With his sublime debut album 'It's a Jazz Thing' out now on Liquid V, it's time to flip the script, and remind the pretenders who's really boss...” - (DJ Mag)

"A remarkable composer... this is Drum & Bass royalty in the making..." - (Knowledge)

"After 10 years of producing, ‘It's A Jazz Thing' is well worth the wait, showcasing Wilson's knack of excavating big riffs and hooks from 70's soul and funk, and melding them together in an uplifting dance floor soup. 4 out of 5...” - (Mixmag)

"A dive into the inviting blue skies of summer, 'It's a Jazz Thing' takes the liquid funk template and submerges it in black-golden layers of the '70s, symphonic soul, equal parts Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, High Contrast and Calibre..." - (DJ Mag)

Presented by: Misfits

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