Walking into Village Underground after getting through the queue, finding I wasn’t on the list and being persuasive lead to a massive night ahead. Walls of concrete about the place seemingly filled with cave dwellers ready to vibe out at any moment.. I’d say it’s a great start.
I came up from Brixton; a pounding set from DJ Nonames genre hopping through Hip-Hop, Dubstep, Breaks opened up as you went into the place. The guy at the merchandise desk started moshing out now and then when he could adjacent to the full crowd that you see below.
I Am Legion (Noisa & Foreign Beggars) came on afterwards with the line array hard hitting the crowd below, the bass bins shaking the place up alongside crowd dance moves throwing themselves about to the sheer excitement.
Shell Shock, No Holds Barred, Choosing For You and loads of old and new album tracks were played relentlessly during the performance both Noisia and the Foreign Beggars working hard for their best performance.
Lyricism and rhymes over warped basslines & beats, mangled percussive rhythms were delivered with ease between Orifice Vulgatron and Metropolis; both showcasing alternative musical identities in which Hip-Hop could manifest.
Nerm, Nonames and Noisia played at the afterparty inside The Horse and Groom, a disco pub across the road.
Nerm started playing alternative music with an edge moving towards house in middle of his set, Nonames played Hip-Hop/ alternative beats/ Dubstep with Noisia ensuing a takeover playing the hard edged beats, breaks and bass they’re known for. Vibes were heavy! ;)
Tribe presents Never Say Die vs Circus records @Electric Brixton, Saturday 10th December 2011
I went to interview the Foreign Beggars before their set at Electric Brixton at 2am on the 10th December. They arrived quite just before 2 so there wasn’t enough time but they gave out a massive performance with a militant set regardless. I remember distinctly chilling to some Caspa, and Engine-EarZ with my mate Luke before we headed out. Other acts on the night included Flux Pavilion, Skism, Funtcase, Zomboy and many others.
Luke and I headed out soon afterwards reaching the place for the first set played out by Mobscene, their set including a massive list of tracks, heavy rhythms and surprisingly soft on the ears Lol. Sometimes sound systems have alot of treble so it might hurt the ears for a while. Bass Cannon dropped several times during the night right till 6am, with the consistent reaction every time; ultimate awe at the militant vibe and bass.
The Foreign Beggars smashed their set performing ‘Shellshock’, ‘no holds Barred’, ‘Lines In wax’, “Solace One”, “Jump Back” with Orifice Vulgatron and Metropolis delivering snappy, rhythmic and punchy vocals over every vibe that presented itself. DJ Nonames stood behind the two doing what he does best, cutting up and spinnin’ in a hard edge fashion, between the tracks, scratching several times in the set.
The MC that performed with Zomboy looked like Karl Pilkington from the series “An Idiot Abroad,” with an immediate chuckle from Luke after we both realised we thought the same! That was a right laugh, with all the MC’s letting out rhythmic poetry, pure jungalist style! A DJ on a set with an MC toastin’ heavy syncopated flows.
Flux pavilion played Superbad, Lines In The Wax, Bass Cannon with the same awesome reaction from the crowd, my head bouncing to the bass. The modulated chords were played, with Doctor P, playing his remix of the Tetris theme alongside other tracks. Funtcase smashed the place playing dark and twisted basslines, syncopated grooves to minor melodies and chords giving a deep atmosphere to the set, constantly changing and evolving the sounds in the mix. Skism tore the place down with his set, played a few remixes and original tracks such as Power, Elixir and Jump Back ft the Foreign Beggars. The foreign Beggars did a live performance of that track in their set too so it was great!
Dodge and Fuski, the last set on the night, or early morning should I say. Their set had the most bass and made the whole place resonate on a subsonic level, the levels were loud and pounding, even my pint was swooshing around! They played a Caspa’s remix of the track Hangover, the energetic madness with the “Ba ba ba baba baba” vocals mixed in with ragga led bass was cannot be described, I just loved it! Lol
The two DJ’s that were unnamed after Dodge and Fuski played a mix of garage, ragga, Drum and bass, Jungle and more mixing to a bouncy and rhythmic flow. A nice way to end at 6am with a set equal to the ones before. The event was deffo a success with alot of inspiration and militant vibes throughout every set alongside live performances from MC’s and the Foreign Beggars, Respect!!