Noise Complaint ft. Madam X & Jubilee
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 10pm
Noise Complaint and the Kremwerk/Timbre Room Complex are proud to present, two rooms of thoughtfully curated music featuring:
💀 MADAM X💀
DJ, label head and club impresario Madam X has proved she has many strings to her bow. A constant and moreover, crucial, fixture in Manchester’s underground clubbing scene, her intimate knowledge of the city - both as a scene and a place brimming with talented artists - quickly began to prove dividends after first breaking through in 2011.
From co-founding label and Manchester club night BPM, short for ‘Big People Music’, in 2010 to showcase how much the city had to offer, she soon built a reputation for her own DJ sets - a surefire, upfront mix of everything current and bubbling; grime, techno, bass, garage - you name it, Madam X would mix it. It was this reputation that paved the way for a series of BBC 1Xtra residency slots while still in Manchester - she even covered for Diplo in 2014 - but it’s a combination of hard work and crucially, patience, that have really started to pay off over the last two years.
Now a regular fixture on festival line-ups including Friendship, Dirtybird Campout, and HARD Summer, she isn't showing any signs of slowing down. The proud head of her own label, Kaizen, too - an imprint she launched with extensive, free compilation ‘Kaizen Movements Vol.1’ in the summer of 2014, which has ultimately fed into her work as a DJ too, ensuring she has kept her ear firmly to the ground, while arming her with the hands-on experience of releasing records independently.
Looking ahead, Madam X’s accomplishments to date admittedly feel like only the tip of the iceberg. Although often understated and keen to let the music do most of her talking, she continues to build on past successes - for every gig she plays, the next one is guaranteed to be bigger, better - and is clearly set on leaving her mark on UK dance music. In a big way.
🔮 JUBILEE 🔮
In the X-Men universe, Jubilee is known for prowling around the mall with neon shades on, breezing by with effortless cool. Given that one of her superpowers involves conjuring fireworks, the moniker couldn’t be more appropriate for Jess Gentile, the gifted DJ and producer known as Jubilee. Her preternatural sense of what’s popping off far ahead of the curve is only surpassed by her ability to make sparks fly in whatever room she’s in.
Growing up with the sounds of Power 96, 99 Jamz and local pirate stations in her ears, Jubilee soon stormed onto Miami’s rave scene as a teenager, drawn to the community that the dance floors inspired. Even if she had to go by herself, she’d rage at weekly drum ‘n’ bass nights, and zipped to and from raves in both Miami and West Palm Beach, bumping mixtapes from locals breaks DJs there and back.
The road eventually took Jubilee to New York. There she supported herself working at a makeup counter, all the while trading music and making friends through drum ‘n’ bass message boards. Jubilee’s curiosity about what was moving clubs across the pond and down the street was apparent; an early mix of hers combined Miami bass with grime, dancehall and club music.
Jubilee got her real start when she was given command of the downstairs room at a local party party. People would lose themselves and take shots while listening to DJ Assault, and news spread of Jubilee’s talents. Soon the versatile, forward-thinking DJ—who seamlessly moved through rap, UK grime, dancehall, R&B and more—started throwing and playing parties all around the city and beyond.
Reading and working a dance floor eventually translated into creating music for the very space she started in, releasing a trilogy of EPs on Mixpak Records, run by her former roommate Dre Skull. Much like her DJ style, her productions propelled her forward as a respected artist known for her ability to balance party with progressive music.
A nightlife expert in front of the mixing board and behind the decks, Jubilee is a unique force in club culture, injecting as much fun as technique into her sets & productions. Her debut album, “After Hours,” weaves together the many threads of her musical experiences into an effortlessly restrained artistic statement that works as an atmospheric ode to her home state, a confidently crafted nightlife narrative unified by weighty low end and expertly wielded drum machine workouts.
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🔇ABOUT NOISE COMPLAINT 🔇
Gone is the party where the music and the people at the party mattered more than making money. As Electronic Dance Music has exploded in popularity over the last several years, so have crowds and ticket prices along with it. In the beginning, events were held in underground, often intimate venues. It was about the music, and it was about each other.
Noise Complaint is taking it back to its roots, bringing the people quality, dance floor focused house and techno all while pushing that party-don't-stop vibe that everyone loves. We're bringing in huge talent - DJs and producers that are well known and respected but that we also personally vibe with. We're doing this at a small price, and in an intimate space. It's about the music for us, it's about the party and the vibe and the memories and friends you will make. Every Noise Complaint should be the best party you've been to since well, the last Noise Complaint.
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