This weekend sees a typically eclectic musical programme of Sankeys, with scratch assassin Jaguar Skills headlining on Friday and all girl takeover on Saturday for Queens of Kaluki.
Friday: Jaguar Skills
Headlining on Friday night as part of his nationwide tour, the masked scratch superstar Jaguar Skills will be showcasing his ninja DJ skills to the Sankeys faithful. The light fingered assassin is rapidly becoming an heir to DJ Yoda’s throne, only as well as raiding the fun element that characterises the similarly blessed turntablist he also raids a clutch of dancefloor genres in much the same way that 2manydjs would. Expect Dubstep, Hip-hop, Drum n Bass, House, Electro all alongside Greengrass and Japanese Jazz. And probably a hell of a lot more.
Dubstep sickness comes in the shape of Flux Pavillion, with MC duties manned by legend Skibadee. Flux Pavillion have been at the forefront of the more musical aspect of the riff ready spectrum of dubstep, their high end abusing remix of DJ Fresh’s ‘Gold Dust’ giving the sugar coated hit a dirtier dancefloor aesthetic. Skibadee was giving larynx lectures back in the early nineties, and as drum n bass formed from the ashes of hardcore he’s moved through every fluctuation of the genre, also lending his vocals to hip-hop, breaks and of course dubstep. The mic couldn’t be in any better hands.
- Date: Saturday 22nd October 2011
- Event: Queens Of The Underground - Ellen Allien, Laura Jones at Sankeys
- Venue: Sankeys
- Artists: Ellen Allien
Saturday: Queens of Kaluki
One day later and Kaluki throws down the gauntlet to the fairer sex boasting two x chromosomes, as their Queens showcase boasts about the brilliance of women. Ellen Allien headlines, the bPitch maestro holding it down for techno for over 15 years and predating the modern infatuation with Berlin when the city wasn’t fawned over by the masses. Her involvement was crucial in the move forward, and to this day she remains an ambassador for the city and techno as a whole.
Another star turn comes in the shape of Visonquest’s Laura Jones. Jones is the Leeds based starlet who comes from an avant-garde background as well as dance music (Laura is a classically trained pianist), who as well as being firmly involved in Seth Troxler’s imprint du jour has also dropped bangers on Matt Tolfrey’s Left’d, the DC10 anthem ‘Intentions’. Support comes in the shape of L.A.W, Amy Bain, Hannah Hammond and Willow.
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