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October Plays In London On Saturday
Angus Finlayson , February 2nd, 2012 06:44

Wholemeal returns with the finest in analogue-leaning house music

Young promoters Wholemeal return to the Rhythm Factory this Saturday, 4th February, after an extended Winter break. They’ll be playing host to some of the UK’s finest purveyors of house, with extended sets from October, John Heckle, West Norwood Cassette Library and young Glaswegian Bake.

October is at the forefront of Bristol’s house resurgence, issuing forth distinctive productions on his own TANSTAAFL label as well as collaborations with the likes of Appleblim and Borai. His warm, detail-rich sound will shortly be gracing a platter for Skudge as part of their ongoing remix project, and his connoisseurist sets are a pleasure to behold.

Liverpudlian John Heckle has been making waves recently, largely through the Mathematics label, where his dense, high-energy machine music sits comfortably alongside the maverick output of label head Hieroglyphic Being. West Norwood Cassette Library keeps things closer to home, mainly releasing on his own eponymous imprint - based, as you might imagine, in South London. His rough and ready productions display a mastery of the off-kilter groove (see 2010’s ‘Blonde On Blonde’ for a fine example), apparently a result of the various idiosyncrasies of the ancient hardware he uses. Rounding things off will be Bake, whose fledgling label All Caps is definitely one to watch this year.

October has recorded a mix in preparation, which you can stream/download below:

The night runs from 10pm til 6am. Tickets are £5 in advance from Resident Advisor, with more on the door.