Batu and Hodge 04.03.2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
23:00 to 05:00
Timedance owner Batu has carved out a unique sound for himself since his debut in 2013. Subsequent 12″s on a number of labels including XL Recordings, Hessle Audio and his own Timedance imprint have found him grounded in British bassbin principles. His style however is relentlessly forward thinking, and pushing his soundin adventurous, inventive ways that have become something of a signature aesthetic.
Batu and his tight-knit Timedance label continue to push the boundaries, putting Bristol firmly at the center of global bass-minded music culture.His efforts have given him a number of critically acclaimed years, including a series of standout EPs, remixes for Sampha and R&S Records, and establishing Timedance as one of the most vital proponents of fresh UK dance music.
His DJing is also increasingly respected worldwide. A standout set at Dekmantel’s Selectors festival earned him a place in The Guardian’s ‘Best Mixes of 2018’ list, and Mixmag ranked him as one of their top 20 DJs in 2017. Recent times have seen him tour Asia, America and play a series of the best festivals in Europe (a list including; Field Day, Freerotation, Dimensions, Unsound, Dekmantel Selectors and many more).
Hodge (Livity Sound)
Bristol, England's Jake Martin produces heavily percussive club music under the name Hodge. While his tracks veer between house, techno, and post-dubstep styles, they're generally united by a common thread of strong rhythms and massive bass. Martin's initial releases as Hodge were immersive deep house tracks, similar to his work as part of Outboxx, his duo with Matthew Lambert. Starting with 2012's Dusted EP on Deadplate Records, his sound became darker and more creative. Peverelist (owner of the Punch Drunk label) became a significant influence on Hodge's sound, and the two collaborated for the first time on the 2013 single "Bells." More singles appeared on techno and post-dubstep labels such as Livity Sound, Tempa, Hemlock, and Berceuse Heroique, as Hodge quickly became one of underground bass music's biggest names. Hodge collaborated with Randomer on the 2016 single "Second Freeze," and worked with Peder Mannerfelt on 2017's All My Love EP.