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Kurv show w/ Doc Daneeka, Loefah, Dark Sky – Egg, London



Subtly moving through the gears into February (where has the year gone already) Egg London have tinkered with their demographic ever so slightly and delved further into the underground by drafting in big hitters Ten Thousand Yen and 50 Weapons for a back to back showcase. London’s stalwart player ‘Kurv’ took host duty with a heavy arsenal of tunes. Aptly stamping their authority with the tag line ‘A one stop showcase for the best in underground music’ they sure hit the preverbal nail on the head with that slogan. 

In the hot seat and flying the flag for the respected imprints were Doc Daneeka, xxxy, Loefah and London bass trio Dark Sky, which on paper looked a solid four pronged attack. Did they disappoint? Absolutely not. In full use were the hotly tipped and thunderous sound systems, spacious dance floors and trippy lighting, all fully fledged and marrying together to create one hell of a ride. 

Starting proceedings off in the terrace, we are met by the sounds of Manchesters xxxy, who represents the Ten Thousand Yen team. Oozing with melody and cool cuts, the cross over between garage and house drew in the early audience with such effect that the floor was nearly filled by 1am. We all know in London, that the beloved party goer occasionally only steps out around 2am but this was different, the faithful were there in their droves from early doors.

With the plethora of talent on show it was easy to get carried away so we decided to venture round the club exploring the vast amount of alley ways leading you into each room. This was also evident watching the London bass trio of Dark Sky offering their talent upon their intimate crowd. Whilst only a small audience, their chunky vibe portrayed a serious impact. Being one of the highlights of the night it was hard to pull ourselves away from Dark Sky, but we did re-trace our steps to the terrace to witness Loefah. The legend that is curated a mix worthy of his stature. Although some snippets of dubstep bustled its way into the scenario this had more of a bass heavy tinge on it rather like what has been recently released on his Swamp81 imprint as of late.

Doc Daneeka rounded our night off with a set that explored all the before mentioned genres mixing in the tempos and allowing bolder cuts to raise the roof. With his foot firmly in both camps (50 Weapons/TTY) it was a fitting ending to the event which clearly marked Kurv as a show to look out for in the near future.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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