Billy Kenny & Will Clarke @ The Starlite Room
DateFebruary 5, 2016
Start Time9:00 am
End Time2:00 am
VenueThe Starlite Room
Location10030 102 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0V6
Dirtybird, Night Vision & UBK Present: Will & Bill’s Excellent Adventure
BILLY KENNY & WILL CLARKE
DUDE! Break out your skateboard, bust your best air guitar and rev up the time machine- Will Clarke & Billy Kenny are beaming in directly to your local shindig this January, and bringing with them the most bodacious bass and totally triumphant tunes history has ever seen.
Don’t let the bogus winter blues get you down. Have a most excellent celebration with The Great Ones, Will & Bill, as they book it to Chicago, Boston, San Diego, Brooklyn, Edmonton, Calgary & beyond.
Remember, be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!
Opening Support from Shaedes ♥ and KEIF ♥
∆ ADVANCE TICKETS $20 ∆
Tickets available at:
Starlite Room: (780) 428-1099
or from any of UBK or Night Vision DJs
18+ ID Required
British producer, DJ and engineer Billy Kenny is widely accustomed to the lower, more aggressive frequencies in the amalgamation between UK Garage, House and Techno. His hit track “Work” has reigned the bass heavy side of festivals ever since it’s release in August 2014 and continues to do so while more recent releases on Dirtybird, Sweat It Out and his co-run imprint “This Ain’t Bristol” circulate the globe.
Hailing from Leeds, Billy now resides just across the channel in Germany although his sound still remains more Radio 1 than Berghain. This prolific writer now has to be seen as one of the most influential ambassadors in Germany for the sound he represents, despite the fact that over the last year he’s been touring more than ever in North America, Australasia, South Africa and Asia.
He and friends hold the reigns to their flourishing label This Ain’t Bristol, which has turned more than a few well respected heads since it’s launch in late 2014 and continues to pump out high quality releases to their ever-growing audience.
Unlike many producers on the circuit, Billy has perfected his craft behind the decks. His endless edits, live sampling, looping and unexpected choices of weaponry always make his unique set’s one to remember for those listening.
Like many artists Will Clarke’s sonic palette comes his experiences and influences from home and afar. The roots of his sound stem from both his home town of Bristol, and his seasonal home in Ibiza, which have forged Will’s style; a style that fuses the best of Bristol’s bass elements with the upfront house music sensibilities of the white isle.
Having been committed to his studio for many years 2014 saw Will’s productions step up a level and he has started gaining the notice his hard work deserves. Having previously released on labels such as Southern Fried and No Brainer among others, Will signed an EP to Worthy’s Anabatic Records at the start of 2014. The EP featured a track titled ‘Big Booty’ that became an underground ‘must play’ record for many DJ’s last summer. It became a regular track for Jamie Jones who opened his BBC Radio 1 ‘Live from Glastonbury’ set with it. Further plays from MK, Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, and further BBC Radio 1Xtra plays from Mista Jam & Hannah Wants made sure that this was a track that had caught the attention of all the right players. With the hype growing ‘Big Booty’ was then picked up and licensed by Ministry of Sound Australia, who then organized Will a tour of Australia in the fall of 2014.
With the hype growing around Will and ‘Big Booty’ other labels started to take notice, and it wasn’t long before Exploited had signed ‘Gunna Give You’ which was released in November 2014. Finally to top off a great year, Claude VonStroke then contacted Will and signed ‘Badness’ to the ‘Dirtybird 10 Years’ compilation album that dropped in January 2015. Will was taken under the wing of the label and released his first Dirtybird EP ‘The Boogie Woogie’ in March 2015 drumming up plays on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, Nemone’s BBC Radio 6 show and Shadowchild’s Rinse FM show. Further releases are scheduled with the label later in 2015. To add to all of this, Will’s remix of Azari & III’s ‘Reckless (With Your Love)’ is set for release on April 20th on Tiga’s label Turbo Recordings and later this summer you can expect to see Will’s remix of Claude VonStroke’s ‘Never Forget’ released.
Talking of his approach to productions Will says “I make music for clubbers, not DJs. I sample a lot of old school rave tracks from the 90s, with 21st Century production techniques.” Then add those little influences from Bristol and Ibiza and you will understand why Will’s music holds such a broad appeal and is often supported by the right DJ’s.
Will Clarke is a talented, skilled, young producer who is making strides in the dance music business with his own sound. He has an impressive list of quality productions and remixes that is growing month by month and a great track record at his club residencies and guest gigs. You know you can trust him to come up with the goods in the studio and in the club. So if you love a Big Booty… Make some Noise!