!(feature_l)http://relayer.s3.amazonaws.com/articles/spreads/4f8745153c6aaa0001000127.jpg!The Playground is developing its one-off parties into a regular monthly event at Dalston’s Hysteria. On Saturday, April 28th Ed Banger’s original signing Mr. Flash plus Autokratz, Maya Von Doll and more will play.
Mr. Flash, aka Gilles Bousquet, is a French DJ and musician signed to Ed Banger Records. He started producing tracks in 1999 as Flash Gordon before meeting Ed Banger founder Busy P in 2001. “Radar Rider” would be his first release on the new electro label and he has also worked as a hip hop producer with Mos Def.
Electronic duo David Cox and Russell Crank, the Autokratz, have been working together to produce music which boasts infectious bass hooks and catchy vocals. Expect an energetic DJ much like their live shows. Maya Von Doll meanwhile got top producers such as Flood (Depeche Mode, The Killers, PJ Harvey), Dave McCracken (Roc Nation, Beyonce, Oh Land) and Dimitri Tikovoi (Placebo, The Horrors, Nicola Roberts) to help produce her debut solo album. She brings a slice of the underground to the forefront of UK pop.
Support on the night will come from Nova, Punk Soundcheck, Starpunk, Delooze and Photomatic. For tickets go to www.theplayground.co.uk.