Hosted from 9pm-1am at Mediterranéa, tickets are available on FIXR for a night of drum and bass as Oliver Eaton prepares his first original extravaganza.
Performing under his Twitch alias Janverse, Eaton wants students to enjoy a night of high tempo beats —notably faster and less structured than house music — as exams come to an end.
“It’s become a passion of mine,” says Eaton on his growing brand which specialises in drum and bass DJ-ing. “I’d say I first discovered [drum and bass] in 2011, when I was still in high school.
“It’s not a genre that many people think they know, but they do. It’s been around a long time and a lot of the songs in the charts have centred around drum and bass. Artists like DJ Fresh have released loads of drum and bass songs like Gold Dust, Hot Right Now and Say You Do more recently with Sigala.
“It’s more about feeling the rhythm throughout.”
On Thursday night, Stirling City Radio will feature a mix of Eaton’s work to promote Friday’s event. Alongside himself, the line-up includes fellow DJs Arc Nade, MOB and MODA.
“The key thing for me is getting in touch with students here first and building something together. Mediterranéa is a restaurant first and foremost — they’re not looking to do events regularly with one brand because they already have other people who are doing great work, like Shapes. These guys are all doing house music mostly.”
Stirling Underground, a brand who’ve been present for years, focus their work around house music and did a hybrid event with garage as well as drum and bass a few weeks ago. As an up-and-coming independent brand still, Eaton continues to learn about the industry. But after noticing more requests for techno and similar genres after lockdown, he soon realised a growing market for drum and bass.
“I’ve been planning on this for years, I’ve just not got myself round to it. But this is the first thing I’ve ever done independently.”
Tickets will sell on the door as well as on the app FIXR at roughly £5 each. For more information, visit the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/ContrabassEvents
Ticket link: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ffixr.co%2Fevent%2Fcontrabass-launch-night-with-janverse-special-gues-tickets-977697662%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR20x9IRlM-sGtMVJSxUzla0OO5sK62aOItmoDDt-5faiRT8EZZuMTbwnzc&h=AT1T1syTt2x4FJKwTl3WTTUodRZE7nLutDHYwZL3Z742hlIVgO0KnX66D43tKHSeozHUD-HMld85HZxBr8Qk5oeNCt6PgJkhbguqXJU5MpL3CjJfHkgF04QJ24HNpy9ZDMfanKCBBJ-p3OLbCN3_1PjkLsQ
For more on Oliver Eaton, find our previous interview here: https://brignews.com/2020/09/20/fubar-dj-moves-online-covid-pushed-me-to-explore-new-areas-of-work/
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