Politic North is preparing to open its doors for the very last time and will be doing so in some style on February 23rd. Situated on Chester’s iconic rows, the distinguished venue will welcome South London Ordnance to draw the curtains on what has been an incredible few years courtesy of the ever popular Fractured Sound.
The night will represent South London Ordnance’s Chester debut, which will come to the delight of fans of the endeared DJ – who is quickly becoming one of the scene’s rising stars. Many music journalists have named him as one to watch in 2013 and even Time Out magazine have been extolling his virtues. He has a highly anticipated release forthcoming on Scuba’s Hotflush label and will also be playing a Boiler Room set just a few days before the night at Politic North.
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It isn’t just South London Ordnance who is being eagerly anticipated prior to this big night either. Supporting the Londoner is TJPN, a local producer making big waves and also making his Fractured Sound debut. All this, as well as backing from the Mango Club and Fthinq music are ensuring his crisp productions will be making people sit up and take note.
Also helping Politic North close out their eraare a selection of the finest local producers and DJ’s that have all graced the venue’s decks over the years. Most notably;
Decyfer, Jiinx, Sean Dougherty, Matty Shenton, Jakro, Adam Cartwright, Swindles, Greg Kelly, MVRK, Evan Mckinney and T-RO.
For those who haven’t yet heard of South London Ordnance, he has been cutting his teeth on 12″ singles since early 2012 for stalwarts of the UK scene. Well rounded & 2nd Drop, South London Ordnance delivered his first full EP in September this year via Dutch tastemaker, Audio Culture.
A single on Copenhagen based imprint TEAL followed – as well as a remix EP on the label featuring productions by West Norwood Casette Library & Jared Wilson. Remixes have also included work for Warp and Rinse Recordings.
Over the course of three 12″ singles and one five track EP, support has come courtesy of Jamie XX, Scuba, Benji B, Mary Ann Hobbes, Mosca, Claude Von Stroke, Richie Hawtin & more – across both clubland and the airwaves.
Notable shows in 2012 included Mary Anne Hobbes & XFM Presents at The Camden Crawl, Dimensions Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event and Boiler Room, The Warehouse Project in Manchester – not to mention regular appearances at Rinse FM’s relentlessly forward thinking underground music event, FWD, and weekly gigs across the UK and Europe.
The 24 year old may have sought a degree of anonymity, but a year with his head above the parapet – honing skills as both a DJ and producer has paid dividends.
2013 has been kicked off with South London Ordnance’s debut outing on Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings. Slated for release in early January, the EP marks the beginning of another strong year for the young artist. He can be seen in action at Politic North this February in what will be an intimate but resounding event not to be missed.