Standby @ Counter Culture December 2nd Presents Danny Byrd, Jaguar Skills, Drums Of Death + More

by Lucy Howell 24. November 2010 11:34

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Born out of the UK festival scene, Standby brings you a mix of the freshest upcoming live acts, and explosive sets from the best DJ's, pushing the party on till late. With a philosophy of 'everyone is welcome' it’s all about the fun, aiming to bring that festival vibe home from the fields and into the club for a dancefloor full of smiling faces...

On the First Thursday of Every Month expect to see the best sets in Electro, Dub-Step, Breaks, House, Drum and Bass and Hip Hop from dance floor legends and the future heroes of tomorrow...Keep your eyes peeled for the Rumours - The world’s smallest 80’s discotheque in the world’s funkiest shed!

Following Novembers electric Standby Party, Thursday 2nd December guarantees a showstopper of a line up with joint headliner DJ sets from Hospital Records Danny Byrd and BBC Radio 1’s very own Jaguar Skills along with the addition of a Live set from Drums of Death, plus another very special Live act to be announced soon, this is one night that will be jam packed with festive frolics! Expect the unexpected and expect a big night, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!...Standby!

Danny Byrd is a Hospital Records stalwart, having been there from the very beginning his inimitable take on soulful, vocal Drum and Bass has

become a staple in the scene. His use of hip hop, house and R&B influences immediately began turning heads with his first Hospital outings. Danny is currently riding high in the slip stream of the success of his 2nd studio album, ‘Rave Digger’ and has been smashing out tunes to please ravers across the nation. With ‘Il Behavior feat I-Kay’ hammering its way into the UK top 40 chart, Danny is at the top of his game and is set to storm the dancefloor and is raring to kick-start the festive season with an almighty bang!

Jaguar Skills - Mark Ronson, Lupe Fiasco, Trevor Nelson and Chris Moyles are all keen admirers of the original Ninja and the rise of this ground-breaking artist has been widely followed. One of Jaguar Skills finest moments was when he created the Mixtape "1979-2006: A Hip-Hop Odyssey - 800 Tracks In 45 Minutes". A ground breaking project, he mixed every Hip-Hop hit from 1979 to 2006, and played them in order of their release. After only one month this monstrous mix had been downloaded over a MILLION times; played twice in a row on Mistajam's BBC 1xtra show and Radio 1’s Colin Murray showcased sections of the Mixtape every week on his show for a staggering 10 weeks. Jaguar Skills has rocked Glastonbury, Bestival, V Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Snowbombing, T in the Park and is resident at Gatecrasher.

Drums Of Death emerged from London's club scene in early 2008 and after Joe Goddard from Hot Chip and Alex Waldron heard a tape of his music they signed him to their record label and party crew: Greco-Roman. He has remixed artists such as Hot Chip, Tricky, Franz Ferdinand, Mando Diao, James Yuill, Steve Mason, Drop The Lime, Alphabeat and Mika.

Tek-One our latest addition to the lineup is a brand spanking new DJ and live dubstep act encompassing elements of electro and hard d&b – they make music out of circuit bent children’s toys, broken keyboards, short-circuited toy amps, anything with AA batteries and a low bit-rate that was built

in Taiwan and designed to amuse a young child for 30 seconds.

Getting the party started for this December feast we also have Marc ‘Snowbombing’ Roberts, an international DJ of master mixes, Marc is as well known for his DJ-ing prowess as he is for his award winning programming of festivals such as Beach Break Live and Snowbombing.

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