London label Local Action will take over Fabric’s Room 3 next month.
Leading the charge is DJ Q. The Huddersfield DJ and producer played a vital role in the rise of bassline house in the mid-noughties, and has since proved himself as one of the country’s most diverse and consistent artists, releasing last year’s brilliant ‘Woooo Riddim’ remix on Butterz, and the sell-out vinyl-only smash ‘Brandy & Coke’.
Hyperdub’s Scratcha DVA, host of Rinse FM’s fantastic Grimy Breakfast show (R.I.P.) and creator of this year’s album Pretty Ugly plays, as does Throwing Snow (live), who released the charged-up ‘Too Polite’ EP on Local Action late last year. Grime infiltrator Slackk, a.k.a. Patrice & Friends toasts his recent Raw Missions release for the label with a set; Bristol up-and-comer Artifact completes the line-up.
The takeover happens on Friday August 17, from 10pm to 4.30am. Full disclosure: Local Action is a label independently operated by FACT staff member Tom Lea.