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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...


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Rob Ellis aka Pinch is widely considered a pioneering force of the dubstep scene - by means of his own productions and remixes for labels (spanning his own Tectonic imprint and others including Planet Mu, Swamp 81, Deep Medi and Soul Jazz); for his influential Subloaded and Dubloaded Bristol-based events - and for his international DJ pedigree which has spanned the globe and led to a residency at London's Fabric and a place in the Fabriclive mix series. He has collaborated with a host of artists including Shackleton for 2011's "Pinch & Shackleton" LP on Honest Jon's, Photek, Loefah, Roska, Emika, Peverelist and with Distance as part of Deleted Scenes.

Selected Discography
Pinch - Underwater Dancehall (Tectonic / 2007)
Pinch & Shackleton - Pinch & Shackleton (Honest Jon's / 2011)
Pinch - Retribution/Get Out Of Here (Swamp 81 / 2011)
Pinch - Swish (Deep Medi / 2012)
Photek & Pinch - Acid Reign/M25FM – (Photek Productions / 2012)

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After the TEN CITIES kick-off in Luanda in November 2012, the second episode of musical collaboration took the renowned British DJs/producers Pinch and Rob Smith from Bristol to Lagos in January 2013 where they produced tracks together with Gboyega Oyedele, Wura Samba, Temi Oyedele, Jah Device and an extended circle of musicians from Nigeria. The Lagos phase was curated and facilitated by Nigerian electro-Afro group Afrologic together with Berlin based DJ and Jahcoozi front woman Mother Perera.

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