Mighty Breaks Reunion feat. Krafty Kuts & Plump Djs

Mighty Breaks Reunion feat. Krafty Kuts & Plump Djs

Murphstar, Motion Potion, Zach Moore, Ding Dong, DJ ShOOey, DJ Mancub, DJ Icon, Trav, Clark Hamon

Fri, September 9, 2016

9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

Back in 2004 clubs all over the Bay Area featured house, drum & bass, hip hop, some live acts, and occasionally this other sound bubbling up from the desert called Breakbeat. There were a dozen local crews spinning breaks but no dedicated focal point for this burgeoning genre. Until a new club opened in Potrero Hill with a mission to break ground and blaze trails: MIGHTY. MIGHTY BREAKS was created to attract the names, the fans, the dancers and the DJs to meet every 3rd Friday of the month for a deep dive into all things breakbeat. The party would combine some of the world’s biggest breaks acts with the local talent that kept the scene vibrant. Producers and DJs, the B-Boys and original breaks dance crews, and the Burning Man families all had a common ground to dance to the music they loved. On September 9, we will reunite to celebrate the crews that built the scene, and feature two of the brightest stars of that era, Krafty Kuts and the Plump DJs.

Krafty Kuts
Krafty Kuts
Internationally renowned breaks DJ/producer Krafty Kuts is the co-founder of the label Against the Grain and has a long list of albums, EPs, and remixes to his credit. Born Martin Reeves and based in Brighton, England, he began DJing at a young age, developing his turntablist skills during the mid- to late '80s. He later worked at a record shop in Brighton and began producing his own tracks. Reeves made his recording debut as Krafty Kuts in 1998 on the Ministry of Sound big beat offshoot label FSUK with the EP Funky Elements. Around this same time, his track "Gimme the Funk" had been championed by Fatboy Slim, who ultimately released it on his Southern Friend Records label in 1999. These initial productions drew attention to Reeves' talents as a DJ, and so he teamed up with fellow breaks DJ/producer Lloyd Seymour (aka Skool of Thought) to form the long-running club night Supercharged. He also released his first mix album, Slam the Breaks On (1999), via Lacerba, and it proved so successful that he released a second volume a year later.

In 2001 Reeves and Seymour furthered their partnership by founding the labels Against the Grain and Supercharged, the former of which was inaugurated with a pair of Krafty Kuts EPs (Lost Plates, Lock the Hype/Smash Your Breaks). Also in 2001, Reeves made his Finger Lickin' Records debut with another pair of EPs (Finger Lickin' Funk, Vol. 1, Dangerous). He later released the full-length album Tricka Technology (2003), a collaboration with A-Skillz, on Finger Lickin' Records. Meanwhile, he continued to showcase his talents as a DJ on mix albums including Fuzzy Breaks, Vol. 1 (2002) and These Are the Breaks (2003), and his live performances earned him a series of Best DJ awards (2004, 2005, 2006) courtesy of Breakspoll. Reeves continued his output in subsequent years, releasing the full-length Krafty Kuts album Freakshow (2006), which spawned the club smash "Bass Phenomenon." Plus, there were more mix albums, including entries in the long-running Fabriclive and Back to Mine series in 2007 and 2008, respectively. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
Plump DJs
Plump DJs
Lee Rous and Andy Gardner, aka Plump DJs, have been performing and producing together since meeting in the late 1990’s. Since the start of their career they have been avid pioneers of diverse electronic music, smashing into the early breaks scene and since then, keeping the electro, house and bass music fields supplied with their ever-evolving beats.

They truly cemented their status as industry heavyweights through the success of still legendary releases such as ‘A Plump Night Out’ and ‘Eargasm’, which in turn led to the run of their epic Eargasm and Headthrash parties at London clubbing institution, Fabric.

As artists they have developed their unique sound through the recently formed Grand Hotel Records imprint. A platform through which to not only release their own productions, Grand Hotel will showcase work from their endless list of collaborators and protégés, at all times supplying only the highest calibre output to their music hungry fanbase.

In between the release of recent Grand Hotel tracks, including Boomer and Light Fantastic, Plump DJs have found time to remix the likes of huge international heavyweights Deadmau5, Loops of Fury and Stanton Warriors. This dedicated studio time has resulted in their tracks played out by none other than Carl Cox, Moby, Crookers, Zinc, Kissy Sell Out, Zane Lowe and more, with stellar feedback flowing in from all directions.
Murphstar
Murphstar
Motion Potion
Motion Potion
MoPo is a master craftsman and his building material is the world’s most precious commodity: TIME. Consider yourself fortunate If you get a chance catch a Motion Potion DJ set these days. An enormous amount of thought, planning, and scheming has to occur to make them happen. MoPo approaches his shows like a college professor, or a football coach, putting hours of preparation and thought into exactly who will be listening, and how exactly to reach into their souls. Every set is different, and each can unfold in hundreds of different ways, and this intense focus on preparation makes him so versatile, so intense, and so much damn fun. These are “DJ sets” in the classic sense, unfolding like poems with every song a word and every mix or drop a bit of punctuation. Once known as the “DJ for people who hate DJ’s” it would be more accurate to say that this is the DJ for those who love live music.
Zach Moore
Zach Moore
As a member and resident of Space Cowboys, DJ Zach Moore spins events from San Francisco to the Black Rock Desert to New York City and beyond. Over his 14-year career, Zach has played epic, sold-out events like Outside Lands, Burning Man, Treasure Island Music Festival, Miami Music Week, BottleRock, Lightning in a Bottle, PEX Summer Fest, GhostShip Halloween and the legendary Breakfast of Champions. In San Francisco nightlife, Zach is known for three distinct styles of dance music: party-rockin UK & Florida breaks, funky nu-school house and soothing, atmospheric house which he plays under the alias, W.Haze. Zach is also known as the creator and host of The Armory Podcast and for his work on The RIPEcast, the Space Cowboys’ Breakspoll-nominated, electronic music podcast.
Ding Dong
A staple of the Brass TAx crew for almost a decade, there are few Djs who bring the fun likeChris "Ding DOng" Dadzitis
DJ ShOOey
DJ ShOOey
ShOOey discovered her love for house music in the Chicago club scene in 1997 but it wasn't until she moved to San Francisco in 2003, where she learned the art of DJ'ing and the beauty of moving and shaping a dance floor. ShOOey is a prominent member of the SF-based Space Cowboys music collective, where you can hear her body-rocking breaks and house sets. With a massive following on the playa and beyond, ShOOey is known for the infectious energy that she brings to the dance floor!
DJ Mancub
DJ Mancub
Chip “Mancub” Corwin has been voted as a top ten dj of San Francisco. He has been blowing up the block party jams for over ten years. Mancub has a very diffinitive style of turntable tricks that have earned him slots beside some of the dance industry’s biggest headliners. His turntable antics are too numerous to mention but include scratching while wearing boxing gloves, he certainly knows how to work the crowd into a frenzy!!You can hear his mixes on the internet radio station pulseradio.net, netamp.com or djmancub.com. The netamp show is aired on the last Wednesday of the month or archived. Mancub also plays for the infamous playa posse The Space Cowboys, ripping up a rare storm on the mighty Unimog at numerous unforgettable party’s. Mancub has recently joined Sleevin records and is supporting us in a big way
DJ Icon
DJ Icon
Without doubt, DJ ICON has become an iconic figure in the U.S. electronic dance music industry from her early beginnings in the legendary 1990's rave era to the global club and festival stage to the ubiquitous Burning Man circuit and beyond. With a dynamic career spanning nearly two decades, she has captivated audiences the world over with her signature multi-genre Bass Music sound, precision on the decks, top charting productions and magnetic stage presence. It’s no wonder why she’s been dubbed one of the leading ladies of this domain.
Trav
Trav has been dancing and DJing since 2003. He's an avid collector of funky house, old-school breakbeats, nu-disco and tasteful crotch-core. He's played San Francisco's biggest venues (ten15 Folsom, Ruby Skye, Mezzanine, Mighty), undergrounds, pool parties, pre-parties, after-parties, birthday parties, massives, and of course parties in the desert riding double-decker, fire-shooting bread trucks. Trav is a member of San Francisco's SEISMIC DJ collective and is a frequent contributor to the Space Cowboys RIPEcast
Venue Information:
1015 Folsom
1015 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.1015.com/