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Flashlight is back to once again tear the roof off the Trades Club and this time there’s a bona fide acid house legend behind the 1s and 2s along with one of the hottest live acts in the UK.

Justin Robertson started playing at the seminal Manchester club Most Excellent in the late 80s and has remained one of the UK’s most relevant and exciting DJs . Something to which a whole new generation of electronic artists like Daniel Avery and clubbers will testify. Justin’s stock has continued to rise with headline sets at Bestival, Unknown, Festival No 6, Electric Elephant and The Warehouse Project and his blend of techno, house and curveballs are guaranteed to bring the party.

2 Billion Beats have been making a name for themselves on Paper Recordings with their synth heavy 80s disco inspired house music. Now hitting the live circuit they are one of the only acts around today capable of hitting a club night mid-mahem and taking it up a notch or two. With an album out next year set to bring the limelight, catch them on the way up.

Resident Flash Atkins and Hebden’s failing super hero will getting it started with a good serving of the deep stuff.

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Skiddle

Justin Robertson

2 Billion Beats (live)

Flash Atkins

November 8

Trades Club,

Holme Street,

Hebden Bridge

£7 advance / £9 door

9.30pm – 1.30am

Flash Atkins – Collaborations # 1

Flash Atkins, hero to some but a waste of taxpayers money to most. But between drinking, smoking, drugging and drinking again he has found time to get in the studio with some fellow producers from the Paper stable.

He goes head to head with young bucks and 80s house merchants 2 Billion Beats in a tribute to legendary guitarist, Wilco Johnson. Starting with a sampled Dr Feelgood bass it builds up with acid tweeks and arps before a digital pad takes it to the drop. It’s then that the NRG takes off in a 70s pub rock / Giorgio Moroder / house hybrid.

Next up Flash enlists Hebden Bridge local hero, DJ and promoter CP (known to his Mum as Chris Price). It kicks off with a group of men singing on their way to work that was recorded by Flash in Malawi (true story). For the track they have enlisted the cream of Yorkshire’s musicians with live keys, trumpet, percussion and bass for a soulful afro house sound. When the pads come in the second half it takes off!

The dub keeps the bones of the track but adds electronics for an arpeggiated deep house mix with enough grunt to satisfy the most heads down floors. It ebbs and flows as synths and reverbs filter in and out and a piano give it a techno hook.

Finally Flash hooks up with Havana Candy (who has recently been seen on Tusk Wax as Causa) for Calieo Square. This is a deeper and dreamier affair that sounds like the Wamdue Kids in their heyday. Shimmering percussion, synth washes, analogue keys and arps weave a deep house soundscape for heads and feet alike.

Rune Lindbaek – Looooving this Malawi, my favourite tune of the moment!

Tensnake – Quality jams , perfect for summer disco parties!

Nathan Detroit – PUMPERZ! Love Wilco!

Sleazy McQueen – I’m totally feeling the break vibe and transition on Wilco!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Solid all the way around. “Wilco” is my pick of a very strong bunch. Thanks!

Leftside Wobble – Malawi Chant on board the Africa Express for me.

Marius Våreid (Full Pupp) – All these are top tunes, proper aceness!

Nick Holder (DNH) – Calieo Square is FIRE!

Dave Jarvis (Faith) – Excellent allround welldone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45) – Malawi Chant for me.. deepness!!

Daniel Solar – Wilco is sick! I’m already sure i will play it loads! Thanks

DJ Rocca (Ajello) – Great stuff! Malawi Chant Dub and the amazing balearic Calieo Square are my favourites

Bottin’ – Nice EP

Jacob (Eclectic Avenue Records) – Best EP, I’ve heard in a while this. Hard to pick my favourite but if I had to it would be Malawi Chant, but all will get played by me.

Harri (Sub Club) – Nice work mate….liking these

Cosmo Vitelli – Wilco and the Malawi tracks are great.
Solid EP, will play it

Justin Harris (Freaks) – Great EP – niiice ;)

Aldrin Zouk – Good package. Calieo Square on point.

This Is Why We Dance – Off the wall stuff here…

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Great EP, gonna be playing all of the tracks on here. Malawi Chant edges it for me, so damn funky

Jamie L – Deep valley vibes, nice work lads.

Nelson Ramalho (The Weekend Warm Up) – Fantastic loving all three tracks! Calieo is floaty, Wilco is bouncy and Malawi Chant is groovy (go for the dub for a more clubby sound). A nice combo and a strong EP.

Bobby Beige – Excellent stuff,really like all three tracks the kind of house music i like,interesting and deep

Andrew Clarke – Great EP but especially liking the afro vibes of Malawi Chant. Lovely stuff!!

Black Mighty Wax – Yes!! Wilco And Calieo Square will fit perfectly my dj sets. Peace!

Death on the Balcony – Wilco & Calieo Square are the ones!

Tunnel FM – Outstanding EP… “Wilco”, “Malawi Chant (Dub)” & “Calieo Square” stand out for me… absolutely support.

The Lovely Jonjo – Really loving the build of Wilco when that Morodory second drop comes in. Super

Frank Lihaug – Fantastic ep – The Wilco track is sick…

Nuno Cacho – Wilco is a genius track! Malawi Is really a fusion between New Orleans, Angola and Phily’s 90 House? Brilliant! Ok on the Dub put a little beat more of Spirituals… Calieo Square, is so refreshing… Reminds me the after hours on boat at the Douro River playing the Paper’s vinyl promos on the 90’s.

Murray Richardson – I like the malawi chant so i do so i do

Into The Valley – Hebden on the Skids

Into The Valley with Now Wave DJs

“Into the Valley” was a 1979 single by Skids, taken off their Scared to Dance album, and is their best known song, appearing on a number of punk rock and Scottish music compilation albums. It reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart for the week ending 24 March 1979. It was written by Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson.

Its now an underground dance disco mash up in Hebden Bridge frequented by the likes of Harri, Unabombers and Dennis Jones…..

INTO THE VALLEY

Into The Valley with Harri, Flash Atkins & CP

Get Raved Up in Yorkshire!

WHERE YOU AT?

Label boss Ben Davis moonlights as a Mixmag journalist and gives the lowdown on his hometown of Hebden Bridge.

Where You At - Mixmag

Where to go for kicks in Hebden Bridge

FLASH ATKINS – THE IN CROWD VIDEO

Into The Valley – The Una Bombers & Flash Atkins

Into The Valley feat. The Unabombers & Flash Atkins

Electric Soul Hits Hebden Bridge

Into The Valley 6

Stage Powered by Flash Atkins Hangover

Flash Atkins at Into The Valley