J.Rocc | Cubic Zirconia | Krystal Klear
Stones Throw | Lucky Me | All City
Saturday 27th November
The SugarClub, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Doors 9pm Admission 15euro
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This triple header release party taking place in The SugarClub on Saturday 27th November comes highly recommended. Jrocc releases has just released a new single Play This Too from his forthcoming album Some Cold Rock Stuff on Stones Throw and returns for a highly anticipated DJ set for ChoiceCuts.
One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-’80s with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles. In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early 2000’s, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla.
From the Lucky Me stable, Cubc Zirconia are a acid pop fusion who are releasing their first album and consist of Tiombe Lockhart, Nick Hook & Daud Sturdivant.
Acid inflected pop music that hints towards a tradition of great new york loft parties and the vacious structure of punk bands like ESG and Liquid Liquid. But you know, Cubic’s music is more than that. It’s not trying to be anything else than Nick Hook, Tiombe Lockhart & Daud Sturdivant going in as hard as they can. I mean, what shall we call it? We have to call it something – that’s the way of music journalism. Let’s go for ethnic disco.
The debut LP from Cubic Zirconia is called Follow Your Heart, scheduled for release on LuckyMe on January 11th.
Born and raised in Dublin, his major inspiration was always Boogie, Funk and Hip-Hop – leading him to create the Krystal Klear moniker in 2008.
Since early 2010, Krystal Klear has recorded an exclusive mix for the now defunct (but forever infamous) Mary Anne Hobbs BBC Radio 1 show, been chosen as a resident for the successful Hoya:Hoya club night in Manchester, toured the U.S.A (stopping off at Dam Funk’s ‘Funkmosphere night) and garnered love from XLR8R, FACT and Dazed & Confused.
Krystal Klear’s contemporary take on Boogie / New Jack Swing pricked the ears of Cooly G who signed him for the debut A-side on her ‘Dub Organizer label. The single ‘Tried For Your Love’ was played 6 weeks in a row on Benji B’s BBC 1XTRA show and collaborations with Olivier Daysoul under the moniker ‘Krystal & Soul’ led to a deal from the tastemaking ‘Eglo’ label. With remix commissions from Lazersword and endorsements from Dam Funk – 2010 was the year Krystal Klear broke.
Being renowned as a firecracker live and a versatile DJ, his recent sets at the ‘Warehouse Project’, ‘Doldrums’ and ‘The Producers House’ club nights have solidified his presence on the U.K club circuit!