La Rumba: Optimo (Espacio), Kahn + Neek
As our time in Sheffield draws to a close and our future plans remain uncertain, we’re closing off our 2018/19 event series at Yellow Arch Studios with nothing short of a masterclass from two legendary duos in their own right.
Optimo (Espacio) – 4.5 Hour Set
With almost 60 years combined experience in the game, JD Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes have grown with the evolution of music over the years. Starting with electro, rock, punk-funk, reggae and jazz in the eighties, to the hip-hop and house & techno era in the 90s when Optimo started as a club night with regular appearances at Twitch’s infamous club, Pure, the pair have experienced it all and grown into one of dance music’s favourite yet formidable duos. With a 4.5-hour set to play with, where they’ll take it is anybody’s guess.
Kahn + Neek – 3 Hour Set
In the warehouse, hosted by DUB SHACK, we welcome dubstep pioneers, Kahn + Neek, aka Gorgon Sound, for a 3-hour set of strictly-heaters. Raised on reggae, dub, dubstep & DnB in Bristol, the pair move between styles effortlessly in their own unique way. Their on-point vinyl-only and dubplate-heavy DJ sets and aggressive approach to production has garnered worldwide attention and respect from the scene’s best.
Expect quite literally anything and everything in-between House/Techno/Disco/Leftfield/Electronic/World/Afro/Jazz/Dubstep/Grime/DnB/Dub.
Funktion One Soundsystem in both rooms provided by Zion Audio Productions
Artwork by Pomona Studio