V.I.V.E.K. (London - System Sound / Rinse.FM)
The name V.I.V.E.K. is now synonymous with UK Dubstep; having made a impact during the early days of the dubstep movement, his reputation has been solidified thanks to the consistent quality of his releases on Mala’s Deep Medi imprint, as well as Pinch’s Techtonic, and of course his shows on benchmark station RINSE FM.
Not content to restrict himself to the standard DJ/Producer role, V.I.V.E.K. goes one step further with his SYSTEM brand. Having just celebrated its first birthday, this custom built rig shot to notoriety with a series of sold out London events, hosting the cream of the UK 140 movement and providing lovers of deep, heavy bass with a refreshing, no pretense alternative to standard club events.
Recently the SYSTEM vision progressed further with the first release on SYSTEM MUSIC, a much anticipated 12″ from the man himself entitled ‘Asteroids’, an atmospheric track of epic proportions which has received huge support already from press and fans alike. Forthcoming projects include the next Dubstep Allstars compilation on Tempa, out soon.
With further releases lined up for SYSTEM MUSIC as well as various established labels and appearances at key events such as Outlook Festival, not to mention plans to take the SYSTEM night on the road, 2013 looks set to be a very interesting year for V.I.V.E.K…. keep eyes and ears ‘cos it’s gonna get heavy!
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FRANCOIS K. BIO
François K. is revered as the Co-Creator of New York City’s legendary dance party Body&SOUL. He tours worldwide for not only his soulful house dj sets, but also for his techno and dub mixes. Over the years, he performed regularly at Studio 54, Paradise Garage, The Loft, Ministry of Sound, Sound Factory Bar, Twilo, Roxy and Club Yellow in Japan, to name a few. In great demand, François has gone into the studio to produce/remix recordings by Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Jimmy Cliff, Underworld, Eurythmics, Bunny Wailer, U2, The Smiths, Ashford & Simpson with Maya Angelou, Dido, Finley Quaye, Cure, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Fishbone, D Train, Erasure, Yazoo, Talvin Singh, Black Uhuru, Thomas Dolby and Jah Wobble.
In 2005, François was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
Deep Space, is an adventure into future dub, spacey vibes, and abstract grooves featuring resident DJ François K. live on the mixing board with special guests.
Since the party’s launch in 2003, Deep Space has featured a who’s who of well known and then emerging artists from around the world representing a stunning array of musical styles that Deep Space is known for integrating into its open minded aesthetic. While the mission of Deep Space remains committed to sharing a love of dub, a vast, under-appreciated musical direction, the party has invited a great range of guest artists to share their creative dub mixing approaches to all things spacey, psychedelic and mind-bending.
no dress code - just an open mind