Sa 7 October 2023
Location: Grote zaal Open: 23:59 - 05:00 Start: 23:59 Ticket: €20,- Genre: Grime / Bass Age: 18+
Druk is the definitive showcase for grime and bass pressure in the North of the Netherlands.
Originating in London at the turn of the millennium, grime changed the face of music forever, with lightning fast lyrics from a cadre of highly skilled MCs over devastating tracks from low-end technicians who sought a darker sound to its predecessor, UK Garage.
Druk offers a fresh and exciting take on the beats and basslines that continue to underpin modern electronic practice. Programming the finest Dutch talent alongside sets from bonafide legends in the game, this all-night party moves through grime, bassline, drill, dubstep and everything in between: celebrating the music’s origins, while pushing the sound forward.
Our first event will feature a headline performance from Flowdan, one of the most recognisable and respected voices in electronic music.
Early 2023 witnessed the culmination of months of escalating feverish hype as Flowdan unleashed his highly anticipated track ‘Rumble’ alongside production royalty Skrillex & Fred again… This explosive anthem gripped the world with its earth-shattering energy and equally powerful vocals, propelling Flowdan to unprecedented heights. By staying true to his distinctive style and pushing the boundaries of sound, Flowdan continues to captivate listeners, solidifying his position as an unstoppable force in the ever-evolving landscape of British urban music.
He has collaborated with some of grime’s brightest stars, including Mez, Novelist, and Sir Spyro, and has played shows at Fabric, Corsica Studios, and Parklife Festival.
As label owner for Earth616, he has released music from Birmingham bass aficionado Preditah, TC4 and Boy Better Know. In 2015, Logan Sama released a double album for the well-respected FabricLive series – put out by the prestigious London venue of the same name – that included tracks from Footsie, Kahn and Neek, JME, and The HeavyTrackerz.
Logan also has a songwriter credit on Drake’s “One Dance”, one of the best selling digital singles of all time.
With a blend of genres such as grime, garage and bassline, TEMPEST hopes to take you on a journey filled with bass-heavy grooves, catchy melodies and good vibes from the booth that’ll leave you energised and inspired.
The frontman of London based collective Over The Edge, Razor describes his sound as ‘futuristic grime-ish stuff that makes your face go screw’. Recognised for his ‘sharp’ wordplay and outside-of-the box instrumental selection, The Sharp One is rarely what anyone expects from a grime MC.