2010 Feb 01      Issue: 122
2 Bit Thugs

With a limited-editon 7-inch box set of Henry Street classics about to drop, we talk to label boss Johnny DeMairo and examine the NYC label's pivotal role in the birth of disco house

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Having been a key destination for the London minimal scene for many moons the Multivitamins parties may have become more sporadic but the record label is in steam with a host of fresh angles and exciting producers getting snapped up. There was no chance they were going to stay inside for their fourth birthday though instead filling The Rhythm Factory’s two rooms with house techno and ambient electronics. Sebastian Russell was the first highlight of the night with a beautiy skewed take on techno of colourful glitches despite the soundsystem working against him. Runsounds’ Chris followed with a DJ set that took in classic techno and deep house gems and heaps of groove mixed impeccably but it was headliners dOP that got everyone hyped up. Formed of three flamboyant Frenchmen their live performance ebbed and flowed from deeper introspective moments to flat-out peak time house business. Nearing the end of the night Audio Dependent levelled the second room with an incendiary set of rolling techno dynamics and the rich tapestry of electronica. With so many talented connections to their family let’s hope it’s not too long before Multivitamins return to the club. Oli Warwick
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Runsounds’ Chris followed with a DJ set that took in classic techno and deep house gems and heaps of groove mixed impeccably but it was headliners dOP that got everyone hyped up. Formed of three flamboyant Frenchmen their live performance ebbed and flowed from deeper introspective moments to flat-out peak time house business. Nearing the end of the night Audio Dependent levelled the second room with an incendiary set of rolling techno dynamics and the rich tapestry of electronica. With so many talented connections to their family let’s hope it’s not too long before Multivitamins return to the club. Oli Warwick
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Having been a key destination for the London minimal scene for many moons the Multivitamins parties may have become more sporadic but the record label is in steam with a host of fresh angles and exciting producers getting snapped up. There was no chance they were going to stay inside for their fourth birthday though instead filling The Rhythm Factory’s two rooms with house techno and ambient electronics. Sebastian Russell was the first highlight of the night with a beautiy skewed take on techno of colourful glitches despite the soundsystem working against him. Runsounds’ Chris followed with a DJ set that took in classic techno and deep house gems and heaps of groove mixed impeccably but it was headliners dOP that got everyone hyped up. Formed of three flamboyant Frenchmen their live performance ebbed and flowed from deeper introspective moments to flat-out peak time house business. Nearing the end of the night Audio Dependent levelled the second room with an incendiary set of rolling techno dynamics and the rich tapestry of electronica. With so many talented connections to their family let’s hope it’s not too long before Multivitamins return to the club. Oli Warwick

 

Review Score: 19

 

 

 

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