LOCKAH (Tuff Wax) & I HATE FUN
Thu 10th Oct @ 11pm - 3am £3.00 before 12 / £5.00 after
For our second outing this October we decided to try something a little different and pick someone who’s really making some moves. Lockah fits that bill, with his own take on the neon/trap/hip hop/wot u call it? sound. Of all the places that such a futuristic sound could come from, Aberdeen did not seem like an obvious choice…
Inspired by countrymen like Hudson Mohawke and Rustie as well as LA artists like Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus; Tom Banks aka Lockah has emerged with his own raw, dirty and club driven sound in recent times. Having been experimenting with music in various forms for years – from playing in DIY guitar bands to buying up jungle records to rapping and jamming on an MPC – it wasn’t long before Lockah decided to start his own label and get some sounds out there. His debut 7” on Tuff Wax was well received and kick started the label, which has since gone on to release more great music as well as birth a club night.
His next EP, the beautifully titled When U Stop Feeling Like A Weirdo & Become A Threat was released via long established label Jeffree’s/Mad Decent and saw plenty of critical praise pour in from The Fader and Dummy Magazine amongst others. Since then it’s been non stop for Lockah, who has remixed for Danny Brown on Fool’s Gold and Hundred Waters on Skrillex’s OWSLA label as well as turning out boisterous new originals like the Please Lockah Don’t Hurt ‘Em EP on Mishka NYC and Only Built 4 Neon Nites on Brighton-born label Donky Pitch. Bringing to mind mental images of glistening metropolis skylines at sun down and various fluorescent fantasies, Banks’ myriad influences always shine through, making his music a lucid hybrid of boogie, jungle and rap that sounds like little else.
Support on the night comes from Jamie and Toby from Glasgow’s very own I Hate Fun, a regularly updated lifestyle blog bringing the reader the best in exclusive interviews, releases, downloads, artwork, fashion and mixes across the globe… and a few other little extras.
Guestlist available. £3 before 12 and £5 after.