A rare US appearance by the godfathers of dubstep
Already one of the best weekly groovefests around, this welcoming dub step celebration turns it up to eleven this week with special guests Digital Mystikz. The South London duo consisting of Mala and Coki, are legends in the dub step scene. They've toured the globe, founded the DMZ label and launched one of the most influential bimontly parties in the UK. Bringing their deep and stripped-down sound to Deep Space, their appearance tonight falls amid a North American tour and is their only New York stop. Resident Francois K. also spins a set.
(Mala + Coki)
DMZ / DEEP MEDi / Soul Jazz
Digital Mystikz hasn't been to NYC since the iconic days of Dubwar. On a rare US tour, and an exclusive NYC appearance at Deep Space, Digital Mystikz is apt to show us how dubstep is done when it's at its most supreme. Deep Space is truly honored to welcome the mastermind duo of Mala & Coki to our intimate bass community and to our beloved Funktion One sound system.
Whether operating solo or as one half of legendary outfit Digital Mystikz, the man helped put dubstep on the musical map in the mid-'00s, not only as a producer and DJ, but also as the co-founder of the genre-defining DMZ label and club night with Coki and Loefah. Along the way, he also found the time to start up his own Deep Medi imprint. His work has undeniably influenced an entire generation of bass-loving artists. These days, when he's not travelling the globe and reminding people of the power of sub-bass, he's still turning out new music.
Coki is one part of Digital Mystikz, a dubstep production duo ’96 – the other half being Mala ’96 from the South London suburb of Norwood.
Coki’s renowned for his backseat low profile persona and his wielding of massive bassiness. Along with Loefah, Coki and Mala operate the DMZ record label and host the influential bimonthly nightclub DMZ, held at the Mass club complex in Brixton, London.
Their song “Anti War Dub” appeared in the 2006 film “Children of Men,” although it wasn’t included in the soundtrack.
FRANCOIS K. BIO:
François K. is revered as the co-creator of New York City’s legendary dance party Body&SOUL. He tours worldwide for not only his soulful house dj sets, but also for his techno and dub mixes. Over the years he performed regularly at Studio 54, Paradise Garage, The Loft, Ministry of Sound, Sound Factory Bar, Twilo, Roxy and Club Yellow in Japan, to name a few. In great demand, François has gone into the studio to produce/remix recordings by Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Jimmy Cliff, Underworld, Eurythmics, Bunny Wailer, U2, Ashford & Simpson with Maya Angelou, the Smiths, Dido, Finley Quaye, Diana Ross, Cure, Mick Jagger, Fishbone, Talvin Singh, D Train, Erasure, Yazoo, Black Uhuru, Thomas Dolby, and Jah Wobble. In 2005 François was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
Deep Space, is an adventure into future dub, spacey vibes, and abstract grooves featuring resident DJ François K. live on the mixing board with special guests.
Since the party’s launch in 2003, Deep Space has featured a who’s who of well known and then emerging artists from around the world representing a stunning array of musical styles that Deep Space is known for integrating into its open minded aesthetic. While the mission of Deep Space remains committed to sharing a love of dub, a vast, under-appreciated musical direction, the party has invited a great range of guest artists to share their creative dub mixing approaches to all things spacey, psychedelic and mind-bending.
Ticket holders must be 21+ photo ID required.