Sneakpeak are back in Billares Londres on Saturday 5th instalment of SNK/PK and birthday of co-founder La Femme. The showcase in the main room will be UK label Dogmatik Records - headlined by label boss Alex Arnout and none other than James What as second label artist.
Supporting that night will be: Third Culture, La Femme, Julian Sanza B2B SKLLB, Dave Gomez and Alejandro Lopez.
Alex Arnout is a slow burning star with over 20 years experience behind him.
Soon after breaking through, UK talent Arnout began playing familiar outposts like DC: 10 and Pin Up in Ibiza, Dance Valley in Amsterdam and Circo Loco in London, for whom he has been resident for the last few years. On top of that, his finely sequenced journeys through all things house have also won him a residency at London’s definitive Sunday session, Fuse, as well as gigs at the most revered of them all... fabric. Of course he also runs the Dogmatik label feature artists like Maya Jane Coles, Ed Davenport, Kuba Sojka and many others, and himself has produced alongside the likes of Clive Henry and Jamie Jones as well as solo for labels like Composite and Vitalik.
James What has long been making his mark on electronic music. His is a two pronged attack, the first being solo as both DJ and producer. He has played everywhere from Robot Heart at Burning Man to across both Americas, Europe and Japan, has previously hooked up with Crosstown boss Damian Lazarus as Zod and released with the dance music legend on his other label, Rebellion. So too has his original solo work, which is a knowing concoction of gruff techno, slick minimal and classicist house aesthetics, come on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Poker Flat and Murmur, with remixes being commissioned by Rue de Plaisance, CityFox and My Favourite Robot. Of course, James is also one half of Berksen & What, the analogue loving house and techno partnership that has won worldwide acclaim for their live shows and productions on labels like Poker Flat and Crosstown.
Having inadvertently launched the career of Maya Jane Coles by releasing her first four releases, Dogmatik Records can also count the likes of Glimpse, Peace Division, Afrilounge, Ed Davenport, Stojche and Claire Ripley amongst its friends given the releases and remixes they have contributed to the label’s catalogue since its inception in 2006. Focussing on clubby sounds that range from deep and lush as per Kuba Sojka’s recent effort, right through to more sharped edge and tech house in make up, the label is one of the UK’s finest and remains one step ahead of the curve thanks to Alex Arnout’s exceptional ear for A&R.
So bring the noise, July 5th Dogmatik will be killer, we promise.