Annie Mac presents Felix da Housecat, Caspa and Rod Azlan
Ocean Terminal bash set for Edinburgh while Caspa also guests at Mixed Bizness
Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show has certainly helped break plenty of electronica acts over the years, and her refusal to stick to any one genre has seen her champion beats from across the spectrum of dance music. ‘It really is an explosion of all things electronica, showcasing everything from house to electro and dubstep to drum & bass,’ explains promoter Simon Xplict who’s helped bring the travelling ‘Presents’ roadshow back to Edinburgh with ‘yet another ridiculous line-up for all your skanking needs.’ She certainly has the clout to assemble an impressive bill of DJ talent to grace the decks at Ocean Terminal. Joining Annie herself will be the jackin’ electro of Felix da Housecat, the jump-up dubstep of Caspa and the MC skills of Rod Azlan.
With dubstep making tentative steps into the mainstream it’s names like Caspa (aka Gary McCann) and frequent collaborator Rusko who are leading the charge, as witnesses on their double DJ mix CD FabricLive 27 and on his own solo album Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listening!. Caspa’s also championing the sound with his Dub Police and Sub Soldiers labels, recently telling MTV: ‘I love all the different styles within dubstep at the moment and I think that’s what makes it attractive. There’s something in it for everybody no matter what other styles of music you listen to. I think at the moment I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I’ve got so much good music in my record bag and the best thing is that 90% of it is from myself and the Dub Police artists.’
Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, Sat 16 Oct. Caspa also guests at Mixed Bizness, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Fri 12 Nov.