Dubcentral Residents / City Kulture / Peppery – NYE Ball at Yellow Arch Studios

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Dubcentral Residents / City Kulture / Peppery – NYE Ball at Yellow Arch Studios

Sheffield’s legendary music production facility, Yellow Arch Studios is opening its doors this NYE to host a huge underground music event using the entirety if the building for the first time. A massive collection of Sheffield music promoters, artists and record labels have joined forces to fill all 6 rooms of the venue with a wide variety of sounds. This ranges from cutting edge DnB and dubstep to swing and live bands, from minimal techno to chilled house and even some funk, soul and Motown thrown in for good measure!

The Mad Hatters Ball have hosted large scale NYE events in Sheffield for the last four years. This year they play host to one of the main rooms at Yellow Arch combining 4 promotions covering DnB, reggae/dub, jungle and everything in between. Headlining this room is the mighty BRYAN GEE. A definite legend in his own lifetime, BRYAN GEE has been at the helm of DnB for nearly twenty years. His V RECORDINGS record label has pioneered some of the biggest names in the business and helped to create new sounds and styles within the genre. The vocal headliner in this room is KENNY KNOTS, another long-established artist who has been one of the leading lights in UK reggae/dancehall scene since the early 90s. His recent collaborations with MUNGOS HIFI and THE DUBATEERS have gained him world recognition for his stunning performances. Also appearing in this room are Sheffield-based 1`international act, The JUNGLIST ALLIANCE, the FEEDBACK DJs, selectors from DUBCENTRAL and LIQUID STEEL. With <20hz sound system providing the trouser-flapping PA expect some serious sub frequency vibrations!

The second room is hosted by DARK CRYSTAL and SEQUOIA SOUNDSYSTEM. Headlining this room is YOUNGSTA, a founder of dubstep who has performed all round the world and is resident on RINSE FM and at FWD>>. YOUNGSTA’s deep bass heavy dubstep has been a feature of many MAD HATTERS Sheffield NYE events in the past and he made his first visit to the city in 2006 at DARK CRYSTAL. Two local labels R8 RECORDS and OFF ME NUT go head to head, pitting their best artists against one another. The musical mayhem that is SQUIRE OF GOTHOS is matched by ROGUE STATE and many others so expect a high energy furore of bass line infused sounds, powered by one of Sheffield’s premier sound systems! Also in this room is roots and dubstep from SEQUOIA SELECTORS and COLD UP NORF members, ARIE, RUBICONMAN and DUBZEE.

TRIBE OF XANADU are an outdoor events collective from Sheffield who have been hosting tents and providing crews at many of the UK’s festivals, including EDEN in Scotland, award winning WHY NOT? in Matlock and the legendary GLASTONBURY. If anyone knows what a good party consists of it’s these guys! Live bands BULESKIMO and THE BIDDY FIDDLERS are joined by WAYNE SEALEY who toured for many years as part of NIGHTMARES ON WAX.

For those who prefer a slightly more refined affair THE BIG SWING which currently takes place every Wednesday at REVOLTION DE CUBA, are also hosting a room. Expect plenty of Electro Swing and lots of other fun uplifting party music with the THIRSTY EAR DJs, SMILEY MAXX and DJ T-FUNK.

Sheffield has a rich heritage in techno music which is well represented at this event. The SHEFFIELD TECHNO INSTITUTE room will feature ED HORSELY, TERRY DRAGATIS, ANAGRAM and CELLER DWELLER playing minimal tech in true underground styles. For those who need to take a breather, the BITZ’N’PIECES crew from local bar, THE HARLEY, will host the chill out room, playing everything in the world of eclectic and chilled beats.

The event has two outdoor areas, two bars, six rooms of music and wondering entertainers to give the full-on festival/rave experience.

Mad Hatters Room

Bryan Gee (V Records)
Kenny Knots (Dubateers)
Peppery & City Kulture
Junglist Alliance
Feedback residents
Dubcentral residents
Mr Meerkat
Fatta Universal Hi-Fi
Liquid steel crew
Powered by 20hz Soundsystem

Sequoia / Dark Crystal Room

DJ Youngsta (Rinse / FWD)
R8 Records vs. Offme Nut
Cold Up Norf
Squire of Gothos
Rogue State
Autograff
Vandal
Deadbeat
Sequoia Selectors

Tribe of Xanadu Room

Burleskimo
Biddy Fiddlers
Wayne Sealey

The Big Swing Room

Thirsty Ear DJs
Smiley Maxx
DJ T-Funk

Sheffield Techno Institute Room

Ed Horsley
Terry Dragatis
Anagramm & Guests
Cellar Dweller

Bitz ‘n’ peaces Chill out Room

Mr. Skiver
Ed Injury
Lickity split (down the woods)
Xzodiac (Key Music Solutions)
Orge

Twice the capacity / Two Bars / Two courtyards / Wandering performers / Amazing festival decor

Saturday 31st December 2011
Tickets £12 Earlybird tickets / £15 Advance tickets / £18 on the door
Doors 10.00 pm – 06.00 am
Yellow arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Rd, Sheffield

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EXPOSED MAGAZINE REVIEW

BRYAN GEE (V RECORDINGS)
KENNY KNOTS
PEPPERY
JUNGLIST ALLIANCE
FEEDBACK
DUBCENTRAL
LIQUID STEEL CREW
20HZ SOUND SYSTEM

DJ YOUNGSTA (RINSE / FWD)
R8 RECORDS
OFF ME NUT RECORDS
COLD UP NORF
ROGUE STATE
SEQUOIA SOUND SYSTEM

TRIBE OF XANADU
BURLESKIMO
WAYNE SEALEY
THE BIG SWING
THIRSTY EAR
SHEFFIELD TECHNO INSTITUTE