Mooch introduces…

WOW! Mooch certainly celebrated its 3rd birthday in style one of our biggest turn outs to date! Massive thanks to you lovely lot who managed to shake off the post NYE blues and party with us in our fantastic east London home Basing House. The icing on the cake came in the form of Tim Xavier who, after just managing to catch his flight to London straight from Panorama Bar laid four to the floor with absolute brilliance we hope that you all agree. Our next party comes to you in March, after searching high and low for an underground artist that would follow on from the birthday bash, someone who could comfortably fill Tim’s shoes when it comes to diversity of sounds, hip shaking grooves and dark basslines to boot. We introduce Switzerland’s finest techno export…

Dachshund [Highgrade]

Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland Dachshund got his first introduction to music in the 90’s playing guitar in Reggae bands. His collaboration with The Restless Mashaits lead him to Downtown Kingston Jamaica in 1995, where he mixed instrumentals recorded in Switzerland on 2 inch tapes with Jamaican musicians recorded onsite. Dub is undoubtedly Dachshund’s first musical influence and inspiration. With his roots in Dub music, Dachshund first experimented with electronic music in 1997, producing his own jungle and Drum’n’Bass tracks. This new orientation got him involved in DJing and organizing the first Drum’n’Bass parties in his hometown. In order to play his own music during DJ sets, CDs not being available at the time, he cut his own productions onto dub plate at Music House in London. It’s through these new styles of music that Dachshund developed and refined his Dj’ing and Studio technique. You can hear Dachshund’s musical evolution in his work, his past history with Dub and other organic types of music is what gives his sets such an original flavour. Dachshund calls for a human presence behind the machine, sweat on the dance floor and the swinging of hips not head banging. It’s with this particular vision in mind that he has played live and DJ sets all over Europe. He’s no stranger to success in in the studio either, having released on a string of high profile labels including Highgrade, Vitalik, Harthouse and his own label Clapper which he runs with good friend Quenum.

On the eve resident handler Natalie Coleman will be warming up the dog pound with her signature deep grooves and rolling beats, following on to the B2B walking skills of Ed Jones and Nick Walters which is all in preparation for feeding time from Highgrade’s Dachshund which promises to be a rather meaty affair…

Full Line up:-

Dachshund [Highgrade]
Natalie Coleman
Ed Jones
Nick Walters