Coded Rhythm present: Dauwd/Trikk/Boy Nukem
Dauwd (Pictures Music/Ghostly International)
First up is the mighty Dauwd. We first stumbled on Dauwd back in’t day in 2009 at a mates house party in Liverpool. ‘Wow’ is the simple one word review we could muster then. That was 4 years ago and Dauwd has been honing his craft to perfection ever since, but you don’t have to take our word for it – A couple of banging Boiler room sets (the crowds were so blown away that they couldn’t move), and Bonobo stealing him for his huge European tour should tell you that this man knows his shit. His first release in 2011 made some tsunami waves through the bass music scene, with title track ‘What’s There’ being picked up by Gilles Peterson, Caribou and George Fitzgerald to name a but a few, but it’s his latest release which has had all the chins wagging. It was a while coming but his Heat Division EP has cemented his place a truly great electronic music producer. It’s one of those EPs where every tune stands out, and for all the right reasons. Whether it’s the Kraftwerkesque ‘Silverse’, the atmospheric garage vibing ‘And’ (breakdown of 2013 IMO), the ghostly ‘Aqueous’, or the gorgeous soulful synths of the title track ‘Heat Division’, there something for everyone. Which makes it all the more bizarre that this will be his Manchester debut.
Trikk (Man Make Music/Hyercolour/Hotflush)
Our second Manchester debut crown goes to the dark dancefloor destroyer, Trikk. Now here’s a man who knows how to make some blood curdling beats. Hailing from Porto, this Portuguese lad has been taking over clubs throughout the continent with releases on the likes of Man Make Music, Pets, Hyercolour, Hotflush & Container. Trikk burst onto the scene with that 90s house sounds with killer track “Wot U Do”. since then he has taken a turn down more progressive and bassier influences, with recent releases like “Floorwaves” and “Basement Traxx”. He has a ridiculous amount of new material on the horizon but the next one due out drops on the 28th October on Hypercolour, its called “Midnight Sequence”
SubtonicTags: 2022NQ / Club Night / Manchester / Northern Quarter