Fudge Fingas (Firecracker/Prime Numbers) , House of Traps (Firecracker), & external sounds djs, Sat 7th of February

Posted by external sounds on January 19, 2009

At this time of year most people are taking it easy and trying to repent for their overindulgence's at Christmas. Having no regard for such sentiment, External Sounds are serving up another fat helping of our monthly club night in The Purple Room on Saturday 7th of February. After Dj Andy Smith's brilliant performance on New Years Eve, we want to keep the standard high for the following gig. We think this has definitely been archived with dj sets from Prime Numbers & Firecrackers 'Fudge Fingas' & 'House of Traps'.

Fudge Fingas & House of Traps are at the forefront of the music genre tagged 'Detroit House'. This genre is proving more and and more popular in the underground club scene at the moment with artist such as Trus'me and Motor city Drum Ensemble making big breakthroughs with this sound in the past year. They are also the people behind the Firecracker record label. Firecracker Recordings is a label and collective based in Edinburgh, Scotland which has been producing and releasing soulful and cosmic house music since 2003, and distributing on their own record label. Currently on their 5th EP, this series of EP's has been very successful helped in part by support from some of the dance musics major names such as Derrick May, Mr Scruff, Carl Craig, Unabombers, Danny Krivit, and Jazzanova to name but a few. Their Piece Of Mind track from their 3rd EP also earned heavy plays from the likes of Prins Thomas, Gilles Peterson and the Optimo DJs who included it on their recent Sub Club – 20 Years Underground mix CD. It was also voted voted 2007 Record of the Year in its genre, by one of the UK's leading record stores, 'Piccadilly Records Manchester'.

Though the the Firecracker label's sound leans towards house, it merges a range of other elements - jazz, soul, techno, reggae, hip-hop and beyond, illustrating the various influences of the artists that are signed to the label, as House of Traps aka Lindsay Todd explains: "Fudge Fingas and I are also keen on a lot of 90s house; stuff on labels such as Strictly Rhythm in their heyday. I also appreciate a lot of what comes out of Detroit, regardless of musical style." This will be Fudge Fingas debut Irish performance but a second performance for House of Traps as he played External Sounds back in January 08. A recording of his set from that gig is available to listen to here

More info on the Artists and Firecracker Recordings can be found at http://www.myspace.com/fudgefingasakavinlanders

and http://www.myspace.com/firecrackerrecordings

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