fri09feb10:00 pmSpectrasoul & Chimpo (UK) at Binary // Friday 02/0910:00 pm Monkey Loft, 2915 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134Venue:Monkey LoftAge Group:21+Genre:Drum & BassCity:Seattle


(Friday) 10:00 pm


Monkey Loft

2915 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Event Details

Friday, February 9th, 2018
Binary proudly presents:

(Ish Chat Music / Shogun Audio – UK)

Since their emergence in 2006, SpectraSoul have carved a truly unique position, not only in Drum & Bass, but electronic music as a whole. Having released music on only the very finest and most respected labels in the scene, from Goldies legendary Metalheadz, to dBridges boundary breaking Exit Records, and Kasras ever progressive Critical Music, they went on to become vital members of Frictions irrepressible Shogun Audio imprint. Beautifully deep and etched with groove yet powerful enough to move any dancefloor, SpectraSouls stunning musical productions are a far cry from the soulless, synthetic rave fodder so many unfortunately associate with Drum & Bass today.

Their creative evolution has seen them incorporate such a variety of tempos and moods bending genres in the process yet their underlying sound remains instantly recognisable, and in many ways unique. The breadth of their creative influences is a rarity within their peer group; taking influence not only from a unique mixture of musical genres and moments in time, but also from wider fields such as photography, art, film and beyond. With the release of their debut album Delay No More in July 2012, SpectraSoul received well-earned critical acclaim from an idiosyncratic plethora of supporters, and impacted, not only on UK shores, but across the globe leading to a touring schedule covering 4 continents and 30 countries, as well as radio support from far and wide. With the singles Light In The Dark and Away With Me gaining heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and 6Music. Their sophomore album, The Mistress followed in 2015, and saw the duo gain notoriety from top DJs at BBC Radio 1, and 1xtra, with the lead single, Always, serving as Annie Macs Special Delivery. The world tour that followed saw the duo playing extended 3 hour sets to allow them to showcase their discography, as well as the breadth of their taste within the 170bpm format. With this success came a string of high profile remixes for artists such as Jungle, John Newman, Raleigh Ritchie, Benzel, and Dornik, all of which gained support from specialist radio figureheads such as Annie Mac, Mistajam, Huw Stephens, Friction and others.

2016 saw the duo spreading their wings and launching their very own label, Ish Chat Music with the plan to release with greater frequency and and to present a broader and more varied selection of SpectraSoul music; musically rich and diverse as ever. We saw this take form in 2017 with the release of their album “How We Live” and a nod from dance music royalty with a performance on BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix series. A performance that is arguably the best Essential Mix from the bass music side of the spectrum in 2017. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for what these two have in store for 2018.

(Exit / Levelz / Critical – UK)

Chimpo is the UKs music legacy personified. His legendary DJ sets take in all the genres created within the UK and all of the influences that inform them. Hailing from Manchester, he comes from a long line of musical innovators and you can hear this in his output.

He works as a triple threat; production, DJing and vocalist. Unlimited by genres means you can find his work in drum & bass, Grime, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Dubstep and everything in between. In his productions, DJ sets and vocal excursion he has been acknowledged as influencing new artists from a variety of genres and is widely recognised as a pioneer and innovator in his field.

His authenticity is further solidified by those he has worked with in those genres; Zed Bias, Calibre, Dub Phizix, Skeptical, Big Narstie, Footsie & Trigga all count as collaborators. He has also released music with Exit Records, Metalheadz, Critical, Sidestepper & Soul;r, all hugely respected and influential labels in underground dance music. He is also regarded as an integral member of the genre defying crew Levelz and drum & bass supergroup Richie Brains.

Chimpo is an absolute badman behind the decks. If you don’t know, you better ask somebody.

Hosted by:

(Binary SEA / Respect LA)

Local support from:

(Shoot Recordings / DNB Tuesdays)

(Binary / Brinkage)

(Tom Kha Soup)

10pm – 4am
@ The Monkey Loft
2915 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

$20 at the door