STOP, PLAY at Stokey Stop.
STOP, PLAY came to be one raining evening in Dalston. Fed up of finding nothing but 90s chart music and hip hop, DJ’s WEN and E.M.M.A decided to start their own night, playing the music you can groove to.
METRONOMY - ARCADE FIRE - DAVID BOWIE - GRIMES - PAVEMENT - ANIMAL COLLECTIVE - THE STROKES - ART BRUT - HAIM - JOY DIVISION - YEAH YEAH YEAHS - SONIC YOUTH - PULP VAMPIRE WEEKEND -LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - THE BEACH BOYS - PRINCE - THE WHITE STRIPES - SLEATER KINNEY - PJ HARVEY - PIXIES
No misogyny. No irony.
With his dark, funky blend of half-stepping UK garage and grimey atmospheres, Wen's releases over the past year have reinvigorated the darker side of the UK bass music scene. We're really excited to be able to bring you one of the artists at the very cutting edge of his sound.
E.m.m.a., who is another newcomer to Keysounds ballooning roster, brings some much needed melody to the gang. On her debut album, Blue Gardens, she mixes the roughneck appeal of UK funky's halcyon days with whimsical melodies that trill like old video games. The formula is just as winning as it sounds.