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  • Saturday 11th February 2012
  • Supported by: Dauwd, Rescued DJs, M.M.H.A & lots more tbc

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Voted 'Nottingham's Best Club Night' 2009 & 2010
Every Saturday at Stealth & The Rescue Rooms

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Saturday 11th February, 2012

DAUWD (Pictures Music)
Rescued! Djs
M.M.H.A
& lots more tbc

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DAUWD (Pictures Music)

Dauwd creates music with a complexity most contemporary producers shy away from. Found sounds are thickly laden over multi-timbred synths, vocal and instrumental stabs punctuate organic and evolving passages guided always by driving percussion and immaculate bass production. The method, “make a noise, make it my noise,then give it some rhythm” certainly seems to work for Dauwd.

Growing up in Wales, Dauwd played piano, guitar and drums whilst experimenting with electronic production “making housey techno, and drum and bass kinda vibes, sampling bits of my favourite tracks, or anything random”. His productions are full and intricate with a wealth of sounds building warm atmospheres that are unusual within dance music. “I have collected quite a large archive of sound, from sampling, recording and rummaging through the net. Mostly the samples I use are fairly random, I will audition all kinds of things; if it sounds right it stays, otherwise it goes.”

Constantly experimenting, Dauwd describes his creative process as "finding a sound, texture, or moment that you can relate to, and from there develop your narrative."

Could it be by Dauwd

Ikopol by Dauwd

Dauwd's most recent release dropped in October '11 on Pictures Music, with the lead track 'What's There' gaining the support of some of the biggest names in the game. Check out a selection of the DJ feedback reactions:

“Love it love it love it” Gilles Peterson

“Fans of Joy Orbison and Burial should check out Dauwd's ‘Whats There’. This could catapult him into the major leagues when it drops later this month” Jack Savidge (Friendly Fires)

“A real talent ready to break” Dummy Mag

“Evoking the likes of Four Tet and Joy Orbison, Dauwd employs a host of unique synth tones for his soulful melodies, a thick bath of warbling ambiance for his otherworldly moods, and a tasteful bassline to groove along with his bouncing dance beat.” XLR8R

(On Whats There): “Great track” Caribou

“Nice Track” Dark Sky

Looking forward to playing this out!” George FitzGerald

“this track is absolutely gorgeous. so lush, wow!” Nick Hoeppner, Ostgut Ton label manager and Berghain resident DJ

“It’s gorgeous, it’s called What’s There” Huw Stephens, BBCRadio1

“Blindingly good new bass music” Mixmag

Whats There by Dauwd

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Full support info TBC.

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