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Title: BodyTonic Music present INLAND KNIGHTS (Drop Music,Siesta,NRK) @ Voodoo,
Date Added: 20 Sep 2002

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Bodytonic Music are proud to present The Inland Knights with support from Tayor & Steve Flynn, in The Voodoo Lounge Dublin on 27th September 2002

Whilst at college in 89 Laurence discovered the pleasures of acid house parties, as these parties progressed into raves Laurence turned to the free party scene as a way to escape the corporate clutches of clubbing. The enjoyment people were having from the no frills attitude of free parties spurred Laurence (then as a DJ) and friends into starting Smokescreen based in Sheffield 1991, a collective of like minded people who would set up their sound system in woodlands and many other sites surrounding Sheffield and the midlands.

As Smokescreen's reputation grew (known for their uncompromising deep house soundtrack) so the size of the parties swelled as did their frequency. They boomed in 94 with Smokescreen putting on a party each week for a year, forging links with similar collectives around the Midlands. Smokescreen relocated to Nottingham in 1996, where the parties continued until the sound system was seized by the Police in 1999, but not before Smokescreen had managed to squeeze in a European tour! Laurence had met Andy Riley, also a DJ , over the years at various parties. Andy was already recording as Toka Project with Steve Walker and had built up the To-ka studio with another friend Jason Cowley , Andy was to become a core member of Smokescreen in 1996. Laurence was no stranger to a studio himself and in 1998 he joined forces with the To-ka studio with the aim of starting Drop , it wasn't long before Laurence and Andy were writing mostly together , and Inland Knights was formed for the first Dr! ! op release.

Intergroove Distribution signed Drop Music late in 1998 and guided the fledgling label through their formative releases. As the label grew so did Laurence's knowledge of the industry and how to run a label. Drop Music has gone from strength to strength with each release and as Inland Knights, Laurence and Andy have not looked back. Their collaborations under the Inland Knights guise have found them favor with a number of top DJs and labels, with 20/20 Vision and Panhandle Records signing EPs from them. D.I.Y and Siesta are also enlisting their production talents for future projects. Djing has taken them far and wide with a tour of South Africa in 1999 and regular dates across England. Drop Music is known by a variety of DJs as a label to look out for because of the quality of music and the consistency of releases. Almost all Drop releases have four tracks, one of which will find its way into a techno, house or downtempo djs set.. The Drop sound is carved from the years of runn! ! ing and DJing on the large dub system at hundreds of Smokescreen parties. The bass and beat have ground their way in to the Andy and Laurence, while playing to such a mixed crowd at hundreds of different venues has completely formed and forged the unique playing and writing styles behind the label.

Doors are at 10pm and admission is 10

FORTHCOMING:

OCTOBER - JORI HULKONNEN (F COMM, Finland)

Dont Forget....

SHAKE Every Saturday @ Molloys,Christchurch,Dublin 2. Admission e5 (Free B4 10pm) Music 9 til very late

SHAKEShake-Down (HOUSE MUSIC) Brian Chamberlain (PowerFM.org) Tayor (Bodytonic) + Monthly guests from around the country

Shake-Up (ECLECTIC - soul,funk,latin,disco etc) Stephen Flynn (Boogie) +Guests

Supporting & Supported by Powerfm.org

BODYTONIC on the Radio 15:00 - 17:00 Every Friday Powerfm.org

Bodytonic Music,
Leshamstown Lane,
Drumree,
Co. Meath,
Ireland.
Tel : 00-353-(0)87-2931502

John M

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