Frogbeats are proud to present...
Sam Binga (Critical / Exit)
Sub Club, 22 Jamaica St
Thursday 23rd October
FRESH, WEIRD AND STRICTLY FIRE ON THE DANCEFLOOR
Something is happening to the faster side of dance music. Maybe it’s the hyperactive influence of juke’s chopped-up 808s, the embrace of dubstep’s half-time flow at a higher tempo or perhaps it’s simply the on-going evolution of the mutation started by dBridge and the Autonomic podcasts. Whatever the origin, that spectrum of music between 160 and 170bpm is sounding utterly vital once again. Sam Binga’s yearning to integrate all these influences makes him a master or versatility in that faster tempo range.
Sam Binga has been releasing singles since 2002, and collaborated with artists like Hyetal, Gemmy and TRG on his 2011 album ‘Joint Ventures’, under the moniker Baobinga. In the last few years since ‘Joint Ventures’, he seems to have found his feet in the same jungle / juke crossover territory, working with the likes of Om Unit, Machinedrum, Addison Groove and Fracture.
With an array of singles released on powerhouses like Critical, 50 Weapons and Exit there is no slowing this guy down. His lawless use of sampling keeps his music going in interesting directions, and ironically it is this lack of direction that is pushing the boundaries of UK Bass music, within Drum & Bass in particular. Similar to other cutting edge artists his productions fuse influences from other forms of music such as Grime, African, Dancehall, Juke and Footwork. The list goes on and on, but his music always remains firmly in the present looking to the future and will keep you guessing as to what the next phase could possibly be.
Support from Frogbeats residents Pharo, RIZE UK and Tuscan Whale