Sunday 11 Dec |
Countdown New Years Eve 2011 is set to be the biggest NYE event of the year, taking place across Rock City, Stealth & The Rescue Rooms. All genres of dance music are covered at the event, from Drum & Bass to House, Dubstep to Hip-Hop, Reggae to Electronica, not to mention the 'deeper' sides of Dubstep and Drum & Bass.
The lineup features one of the most respected producers in Drum & Bass; a man who has been releasing forward-thinking D&B since the mid 90s, and owner of Commercial Suicide, KLUTE !!!
Klute is the recording alias of Tom Withers, who first turned to electronic production in the early 1990s, experimenting with techno before turning to Drum and Bass. In 1998 the debut Klute LP 'Casual Bodies' was released on the seminal Certificate 18 imprint; 'Fear of People' followed in 2000. In 2001 he established the label Commercial Suicide. This released his own material, including the albums 'Lie, Cheat & Steal' (2003), 'No One's Listening Anymore' (2005) 'The Emperor's New Clothes' (2007) and most recently 'Music for prophet' (2010).
All of these albums are double CDs with one drum and bass CD and another of downtempo techno and breakbeat, and received widespread acclaim in the electronic music community. The track "Time 4 Change" from No One's Listening Anymore was the last tune played on-air by John Peel.
Klute's style of drum and bass is deep and progressive, with flavours of house, dub and trance, and frequent use of vocals. Although Klute is one of the most melodic and musical producers in drum and bass, his tracks are still typically intended for the DJ and dancefloor. As well as releasing music on his own label, Klute has releases on Hospital Records, 31 Records, Soul:R, Metalheadz and Breakbeat Science Recordings.
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KLUTE plays at the massive COUNTDOWN NYE 2001 event - alongside Subscape, DJ Fresh, Friction, L-Vis 1990, Mistajam, Youngsta, Sub Focus, DBridge, Hudson Mohawke & Ms Dynamite on the Countdown 2011 lineup - but that is just the start of it!
The full lineup has just been announced via the official Countdown NYE Facebook Event!
Tickets for Countdown are available from Alt-Tickets.