Here at example we do our best to promote new nights and DJs. A perfect 'example' (hilarious i know) of this is a new night at Manchester's infamous 'Music Box' - Ground Zero.
After hiring out the Music Box to celebrate his 20th birthday in style with all his friends last year, up and coming promotor Sam Partridge from Chester decided why not book his favourite DJs and turn it into something everyone could enjoy?
Since then Sam has been working hard producing music and planning his own events. Friday 15th January 2010 saw the debut of Ground Zero presents…With Cylob, Ed DMX and the Manchester legend that is Chimpo.
After the success of the launch night comes round two!
Headlining is one of the brightest talents of the electronica music scene - WISP. Currently on a European tour with his new album 'We Miss You', Wisp will be playing an exclusive live set for Ground Zero presents in Manchester on 1st April at the music box.
Ground Zero wants to promote talented young producers from Chester and give them a chance to shine in Manchester.
Sam's brother Jordan aka 'Decyfer' was offered a record deal by Studio Rockers last year after they heared his tracks on myspace. As he was only seventeen, they waited until he was eighteen then released his first vinyl 'Play time's over' which can be purchased now on websites such as Chemical records. Not a bad eighteenth birthday present!
Sam also sang praises of twenty year old Jackson Almond to Example;
'One of my plans for this night, is to get 'REAL' AKA Jackson Almond a lot more well known, he is one of the most talented young producers i have heard. A good leap ahead of anyone else in Chester. So, yeah, i'd really like to help him out in his career. Although he is actually already signed to Downpour Records, which was set up by another friend of mine very recently.'
Also playing will be Jack Roe, whose main influence comes from the mighty Kryptic Minds.
George Thomas will also be making his Manchester debut, another Chester based producer and DJ. His tracks integrate drum and bass in the classic Hospital style with more intricate vocals, acoustic sessions and stringy baselines.
GROUND ZERO is the kind of night which keeps underground music alive and gives up and coming DJs a chance to get noticed. This is proof to anyone that with hard work and dedication you can achieve what you want.
Ground Zero official website - www.groundzeropresents.co.uk
Ground Zero presents…WISP! - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=276723789793&ref=ts
DECYFER release on studio rockers -
Sam Partridge 'Upon-Fe' : http:/soundcloud.com/upon
Jord Partridge 'Decyfer' : http://soundcloud.com/decyfer
Jackson Almond: http://soundcloud.com/real
George Thomas: www.myspace.com/georgeajthomas
Mr LAA: www.myspace.com/mrlaa or http://soundcloud.com/heartandsoul