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SAM BINGA (Exit / Critical) Irish Tour 28/11 > 4/12

  • 17-11-2015 3:23pm
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    28/11 @ Jigsaw, Belvedere Court, off Mountjoy Sq - 11PM - 12 euro -BYOB
    29/11 @ Bierhaus, Galway, Hip hop set - - Free
    3/12 @ The Loft, Galway - 10PM - 10 euro
    4/12 @ The Pav, Cork - 11pm - 10 euro

    Support from Welfare & Noid the Droid (Galway), Welfare , Rashers Tierney & Adam NJC (Dublin) and Jonezy & Mike Fate (Cork)

    > SAM BINGA <
    (Critical Music UK / Exit Records / Astrophonica / 50 Weapons / BUNIT)

    Sam Binga has been putting his own slant on UK dance music for a decade and a half. Originally named Baobinga, he rose to prominence in the (shhh!) hardcore breaks era, but in recent years has moved to a quicker tempo, releasing a series of well-received singles that are closest to jungle and juke, but often rely on half-time hip-hop style beats for their potency.

    Whatever the origin, the spectrum of music between 160 and 170bpm is sounding utterly vital once again. Sam Binga has placed himself firmly at the centre of this new wave, with releases on some of dance music's most respected underground labels - 50 Weapons, Exit and Critical. His sound spans the anthemic rowdiness of tracks like 'AYO' and 'Lef Dem', to the deeper explorations of his collaborations with Om Unit, and has attracted the attention of artists such as Zed Bias and CHVRCHES - who have both hit him up for remix work - and Kode9, who featured his tune '11th' with Addison Groove on his critically acclaimed Rinse CD. In the relatively short period of time since emerging onto the scene, Sam Binga has played clubs and festivals all across the world, including regular turns at the world-famous Fabric in London, Outlook in Croatia, and a recent headline tour of Asia, the U.S, Australia and New Zealand. As a DJ, he has become known for his fearless style, blending juke and jungle with classic crunk and dancehall. His unreleased dubs, like the 'Sambaata' refix, or the 'Crackney Parrot' rebax, are still in huge demand from DJs such as Friction, Machinedrum and Alix Perez, while his recent EP with Fracture and Rider Shafique (of Young Echo fame) got love from forward-thinking cross-genre selectors such as Toddla T, The Heatwave, Murlo and Breakage. Having dropped several sold out singles in 2015 , his debut album under the Sam Binga namewas next on veteran drum and bass label Critical. It’s titled Wasted Days and hits hard with a real rogue’s gallery of guest spots including Warrior Queen, Slick Don, Rider Shafique, Chimpo, Om Unit and Fox.

    If you're fully in the know, or if you pay attention to wider movements in the music world, you'll realise that there's some serious weight behind the Sam Binga name, with countless gigs and worldwide tours covering pretty much the whole spectrum of underground dance music under his belt. But that's not important right now: what's important is that mix of dirty-south swagger, Chi-town footwork and UK pressure people like Sam Binga are bringing to the table. Fresh, weird and strictly fire on the dance floor.