COMPA with Xujih, DJ HRH, Moonstompa & Biscuit Bytes
05 April 2016 by Sancho Murphy
UK Bass legend, Compa comes to Canberra on the 23rd of April to headline a night of deep basslines and rolling sub-frequencies. Showcasing the music that has won him such acclaim for the first time in the Nation's Capital in an extended 90 minute set you won't want to miss.
Following his debut appearance on Get Darker TV in March 2011, Compa released his inaugural 12" single with one of Dubstep's foundation imprints Boka Records (tracks 'Sentence' and 'Beginning'), and his infamous bootleg of Mavado’s ‘Dem A Talk’ which sold out worldwide within one week of its release, and at the tender age of just 21, he's newly signed to Mala's Deep Medi Musik label, perhaps the most revered seal of approval in underground Dubstep circles.
The Compa sound has received acclaim from across the board with key influences like BBC 6 Music's, Gilles Peterson & Nerm showing praise, as well as MistaJam, Toddla T and B-Traits on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, not forgetting J:Kenzo, Jay 5ive, Plastician and N-Type amongst others on the prestigious Rinse Fm. Tracks have even found their way into the record bags of scene pioneers, Chase & Status (Ram, Mercury, Renegade Hardware), US Dubstep Ambassador, Joe Nice (Dub War, Reconstrvct) and of course Mala (Deep Medi, DMZ) who has now signed Compa to his seminal Deep Medi Musik label.
In addition to performances in The Netherlands, Croatia, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, Czech Republic, Turkey, Poland, Estonia, Greece, China and India, Compa has also toured Sweden, Canada and North America twice-over since the start of 2012.
And yet despite his tour schedule and between studio time, you can still hear Compa play live on Sub FM once a month, Monday 6pm-8pm GMT.
Canberra's own Xujih will be gracing the stage. Showcasing a mixture of mininal and rolling beats for some prime dark basslines. In the event a nuclear apocalypse occurs mid-set, Xujih's beard may be able to shelter us from the radiation. The beard is also known to aid in the selection of tunes, and reportedly has more musical knowledge then Xujih himself.
A feature at many an event with an emphasis on bass. Expect this guy to bring some dubbed out ragga vibes or maybe help you get your two-step on with some garage. Who knows, it's Hid Royal Highness.
BISCUIT BYTES VERSUS MOONSTOMPA
It's ACT versus NSW with this one. Two young barons of filth from Canberra and Braidwood respectivly are here to open the night with an assault on your ears of sub-bass weapons. Get in early because you will not want to miss these two and their two hour opening set.
TICKETS: $10 on the door.