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FWD>> 11th Birthday Party: Details
The Quietus , July 25th, 2012 09:28

Founding dubstep night to celebrate its eleventh year at an East London Warehouse Location

FWD>>, the London club night that started in the Velvet Rooms before moving to Plastic People where it has been resident since, celebrates its 11th birthday this August. FWD>> was instrumental in the development of dubstep in the early years of last decade, providing a dark, immersive and loud space within which the genre's bass-heavy fetishisms could be allowed free rein. To mark their 11th year - and, more indirectly, dubstep's continued rise into the ears of the masses - they're hosting a massive knees-up at an East London Warehouse Location on 18th August.

Like last year's 10th birthday celebration, the hook for the night is that they will invite 12 seminal DJs to play tracks from each year consecutively - all the way from the 2001's dark variations on two-step, though 2004-5's glory years for halfstep, and through to the more scattered state of affairs we've experienced since the turn of this decade. "Come and see the bass foundations relaid", they promise. "MIDNIGHT REQUEST LINE!" say we. You can grab tickets from here.

Earlier that evening, Rinse FM - who look after FWD>> - will also be hosting an event for 15-25 year olds in the Tate Modern's newly opening Tanks space. Entitled Rinse FM Undercurrent, it promises to "mix underground music culture with light and performance presentations to explore iconic countercultural music genres". It takes place from 19:00 to 21:30, and is free for 15-25 year olds. Tickets are available here.

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