XLII @ Drop, Leicester, June 01!

Going back to this amazing party in Sophbeck Sessions in Leicester this Friday!

Gonna be sick! If you’re in Leicester or anywhere in midlands, make sure you head down to this, because Deft is a total badman and so is Jon 1st on turntables!

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23:00 until 07:00

Following our packed out Easter Sunday event with DJ Vadim in April, DROP is back on Friday 1st June with two headliners!

-Deft (Brownswood/ Wotnot / Disconnected Sounds)
-XLII (Civil Music/ Raid System Japan/ Ninja Tune)
-Jon1st (DROP/UTC/ UK & World Online DMC Finalist)
-Rob Martland

The first of our guest acts is Deft, a Croydon based beats producer who has caught our attention over the last 12 months with his ability to create both soulful and detailed productions across the entire bass music spectrum. His output has ranged from soulful beats, such as his beautiful remix for Gang Colours on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Records, to original peak time footwork. He’s had support from DJs such as Daedelus, Om Unit and Maya Jane Coles, who recently included one of his tracks on her new DJKicks compilation.

He will be joined by XLII, who returns to DROP from Japan in support of his new Neon High EP on Civil Music (a label that also includes Om Unit, Reso, Starkey and Debruit on its roster). Like Deft, his sound isn’t easily defineable (the way we like it!), with his releases covering beats of all tempos. He recently remixed DJ Kentaro’s latest single with Foreign Beggars as well as playing with Kentaro in some of his recent shows in Japan and producing Kentaro’s new album on Ninja Tune. Expect an uptempo set covering the whole bass music spectrum. It’s his birthday on the night too!

In support, as always, will be DROP resident Jon1st, who recently qualified for both the World Online DMC Finals, which take place this August, and the UK DMC Finals, having won the London DMC Heat this month.

If you’ve not been to DROP before, we are a club night that has been pushing beats and forward thinking bass sounds since 2008. Over the past 4 years our night has seen acts like Mosca, Debruit, Om Unit, Lorn, Mickey Pearce, Alexander Nut, ARP101, Doc Daneeka, Mr Thing, Tokimonsta, DJ Vadim, Ghost Mutt, Visionist and Slugabed play as guests.

Check below for tracks by both guests.

This will probably be our last night with signed guest acts until the Autumn, so make sure you head down!