Casper C / We invited our good friends and expert dancefloor commanders, Casper C and DJ Braiden, to play alongside Tender Love on our launch party. Casper has been known on the scene for years both for his DJ and promo work, and monthly Blogger's Delight instalments which he hosts are among our favourite nights in London. Here's a press release he goes by:
Paris Social Club and Adventures In The Beetroot Field resident, Casper C also presides over the notorious Sunday club, Blogger’s Delight and has toured the world as a solo DJ and with his French Fluokid buddies, who made a name with their influential music blog. His current sets incorporate anything that jacks, from classic house to UK funky and future techno moments, a sound that has won him fans including Bugged Out, The T Bar and Fabric.
Casper also books Field Day, the hottest summer festival in London, and usually sports a thrilling mustache which has become his widely recognized (and equally envied) trademark.
Check out his latest sets and find out about his favorite Dennis Parker video on Myspace!
DJ Braiden / AKA Steve. Long-time friend and collaborator, an individual with truly unique musical sensitivity and thrilling mixing skills. I remember when I first met Steve four years ago, and got completely hooked up on his weekly Sub.fm, heavyweight dubstep sets. Fast forward to March 2010 and, just a year after his seminal 3 deckFACT Magazine mix, I'm catching Steve playing alongside Simian Mobile Disco at Blogger's Delight, throwing a fistful of house and uk funky to a frenzied crowd, myself included. Sweat is literally dripping from walls and the vibe is almost ecstatic... What a night, and what a journey!
Steve has recently finished the Red Bull Music Academy and here's what they said about him:
Listen to Braiden throw down a three-deck mix on leading London pirate Rinse FM, or play alongside the great & the good of dubstep at clubs like Plastic People, Scala, The End and The Egg, and it’s clear that he sees music through his own unique lens. An exhibitionist described by FACT Magazine as “absurdly talented”, Braiden lives up to the hype with a mixing style that thrives on the element of surprise – he has been known to crawl Berlin’s clubs in search of undiscovered glitch- or disco-infused music from alternate universes. An avid photographer who has recently shot artist portraits for the Ministry of Sound, look to Braiden for a technicolour vision of the future of London music.
Steve is also a talented photographer and you can view his work at www.stevebraiden.com; and don't deny yourselves the pleasure of listening to his latest Rinse FM mixes, it's free and it's damn good!