Paranoize & Function:al @ Undertone, Cardiff
Sat 10 Feb
Undertone’s dark, oppressive environs go hand in hand with heavy drum’n’bass – and if anyone knows their way around the genre, it’s Spinback and Q-Project, the duo known as Total Science. The pair met on an estate in Oxford in the 1980s, and have been mashing beats since the dawn of rave. Over time, they’ve run the gamut of pretty much everything d’n’b – from dark, jungle and hardcore-indebted gear to languid deepness via their Funky Technicians side project. Heck, they’ve even messed about with broken beat and deep house. They’ve been regular visitors to Cardiff throughout their career, and they’re always given a warm welcome by the city.
Joining the duo will be Ipswich’s own Digital. Himself a scene elder, his productions first got stamped to wax way back in 1992. Joining them will be host and good vibes merchant Blackeye MC. While MCs can be something of a polarising phenomenon – puzzling to non-scene regulars and anathema occasionally even to real drum’n’bass heads, a bad one can bring the vibes of a party down quicker faster than you can say “Beefy and Taz”. Praise be then, that Blackeye MC is considered one of the best out there.
Joining this already-heavyweight proposition are local spinners Ransom, Lubi J and Character, who’ll be heating up proceedings nicely. Early forecasts point to an inevitable sweatbox.
Admission: £10. Info: 029 2022 8883 (KD)