The unstoppable Red Bull Music Academy is teaming up with an icon of the UK’s garage scene, as they proudly announce a mini-tour with MJ Cole and friends across some of the UK’s best venues.
MJ Cole, one of the forefathers of the UKG sound and unapologetic lover of a bassline, will host five dates at the end of June, visiting Edinburgh, Dundee, Liverpool, Swindon and London.
MJ is known for his productions including the top ten hit ‘Crazy Love’, the albums “Sincere” and “Cut To The Chase” plus a Mercury nomination and MOBO Best Producer Award. With a slew of low-end, clacky dance floor tracks recently uploaded to Soundcloud under the header ‘2012’, MJ Cole’s studio efforts hint at some big releases this year. MJ Cole is no stranger to Red Bull Music Academy, having played at various Academy events including the stages at Sónar and Bestival, as well as London’s The Nest.
Joining MJ Cole on every night of the tour is the London-by-way-of-Slovenia bass queen and 2011 Academy participant Nightwave, whose innovative, shape-shifting productions have been reaching critical acclaim since her time at the Academy in Madrid last Autumn.
She joins fellow Madrid alumnus Krystal Klear on four of the dates. When Krystal Klear arrived in a blaze of boogie in 2010, with three stunning releases in quick succession (on Cooly G’s Dub Organiser label, All City and the debut Hoya:Hoya record), the scene didn’t quite know what had just hit it. Working hard and picking up fans along the way, with support and love coming from the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs and Hudson Mohawke, then being selected to attend Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, Krystal Klear’s light has been shining bright over the last year.
Joining them on the first three nights of the tour is Serocee. Hailing from Jambrum (his roots are Jamaican, but he’s from Birmingham) Serocee, born Jerome Thompson has carved a name that is synonymous with the musical forefront of club culture. Whether it is on the mic or behind the decks, his ability to navigate seamlessly within hip hop, dancehall, and UK bass movements has made him a mainstay talent within the worldwide festival and club circuits.
MJ Cole says “It’s a blast to be aboard the Red Bull train once again for this string of action packed nights in the height of the UK Summer. So glad to be joined by such class acts in these far-reaching venues. Looking forward to it immensely”
To check out mixes by the artists playing as well as thousands of other live sets, mixes and interviews, check out www.rbmaradio.com
This event forms part of Red Bull Music Academy’s busy year of lecture sessions, parties, live radio sessions, festival stages and general awesomeness ahead of the 15th annual Academy taking place in New York this Autumn.
Event Name Red Bull Music Academy MJ Cole & Friends Date Monday 25th June Time 22:30 – 03:00 Tickets £5 from venue or on the door Venue Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JW Info – www.redbullmusicacademy.com / www.sneakypetes.co.uk Line up – MJ Cole, Serocee, Krystal Klear, Nightwave
Event Name Red Bull Music Academy MJ Cole & Friends Date Tuesday 26th June Time 22:00 – 02:30 Tickets £5 from venue or on the door Venue Reading Rooms, 57 Blackscroft, Eastport, Dundee DD4 6AT Info – www.redbullmusicacademy.com / www.readingroomsdundee.com Line up – MJ Cole, Serocee, Krystal Klear, Nightwave
Weds 27th June – Liverpool – Binary Cell – [MJ COLE / SEROCEE / KRYSTAL KLEAR / NIGHTWAVE]
Event Name Red Bull Music Academy MJ Cole & Friends Date Wednesday 27th June Time 23:00 – 04:00 Tickets £2 from venue or on the door Venue Binary Cell, 40 Seel Street Liverpool L1 4BH Info – www.redbullmusicacademy.com Line up – MJ Cole, Serocee, Krystal Klear, Nightwave, Julius Winfield
EventNameRedBullMusicAcademy MJ Cole & Friends Date Thursday 28th June Time tbc Tickets £5 from venue or on the door Venue Suju, 28 High Street. Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3EP Info – www.redbullmusicacademy.com / www.suju.co.uk Line up – MJ Cole, Krystal Klear, Nightwave
Fri 29th June – London – Lock Tavern – [MJ COLE / NIGHTWAVE + MORE TBA]
Event Name Red Bull Music Academy MJ Cole & Friends Date Friday 29th June Time 21:30 – 03:00 Tickets FREE ENTRY Venue Lock Tavern, 35 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London, NW1 8AJ Info – www.redbullmusicacademy.com / www.lock-tavern.com Line up – MJCole, Nightwave + more TBA