ELIPHINO, FLASHMOB, BEN MARTIN
Sat 26th Jan @ 10pm
Like many producers, Leeds native Eliphino took to beatmaking at a young age, saving up to buy an MPC so he could start making music. His first productions were strongly influenced by hip-hop, garnering comparisons to artists like Madlib and other LA experimentalists based on his Out of Phase and Seasons EPs.
Now residing in London, he’s broadened his sound palette with devastating effects and now specialises in sounds and styles of house and garage. Recent releases have featured on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Electric compilation as well as a trio of EPs for the burgeoning Somethink Sounds label, which have given an ever more enthusiastic public, radio and club DJs plenty reasons to pay ever more attention. Perhaps best known for the massive synth garage hit ‘More Than Me’ and the hectic club drum anthem ‘Vrybdy’, Eliphino has found himself in demand with a small but considered selection of remixes for labels such as Ed Banger, First Word, Hoya Hoya and Take Recordings. Hi DJ sets are eclectic incorporating sounds from a wide spectrum including hip hop, garage, house, rnb, techno and jungle but never losing the flow of your feet or the need to keep moving on.
Joining Eliphino on the wheels are Ben Martin. Ben Martin’s High Sheen label has gone from strength to strength and is set for a big year in 2013. A DJ of some repute, he is already booked for Fabric and Electric Frog so far this year and following his set for Flash Mob in November, we know we’re onto something asking him back.