5 reasons to go to... Deadly Rhythm
Alex Surguladze's brand new dubstep, grime and garage night opens at La Cheetah
1. It’s a brand new night, sort of
‘It’s an extension of a night I ran down in London,’ says promoter Alex Surguladze. ‘As the three of us who ran it have moved around the country [he’s in Glasgow to study] we’ve taken it with us, so there’s still a Deadly Rhythm in London and one in Brighton too.’
2. It’s ambitious
‘We started off three years ago as a dubstep night – what we might have described as a more London-based sound. Lately we’ve been crossing over more, doing things like future garage, house and techno, and trying to work with new labels and develop AV shows.’
3. It’s got pedigree
Deadly Rhythm started off booking people like Skream, Joker and Kode9 in London, and has hosted label parties in the capital for the likes of Numbers, LuckyMe and Hotflush, alongside record launch parties for Mount Kimbie amongst others.
4. It’s got big plans
Operating on a three-monthly cycle of two smaller dates at La Cheetah then a big quarterly party at SWG3, the club will launch this month with 2562 and Koreless, bring Instra:Mental to town in April, then take Martyn and Braiden to the Studio Warehouse in May.
5. It knows the scene
Their label parties have already put the Deadly Rhythm team in touch with Scottish innovators like Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and the LuckyMe team, so they know they’re here to add to an already strong scene. ‘We’re used to doing things which are very London-centric,’ says Surguladze, ‘but here we want to support local artists where we can, as well as trying to do things which other people aren’t.’
La Cheetah, Glasgow, Sat 12 Mar.