Spin on down to Revolve at 360° this Saturday and you’ll be in the presence of none other than Grant Nelson. Not really a surprise, of course, since his name is up there in the title of this bit. Still, it’s worth saying again, because Nelson is an important figure in the dance music world. Oh yes! Not only was he instrumental in the development of UK Garage in the early ’90s, he’s also dipped into aliases like Wishdokta to produce hardcore and drum ’n’ bass, and Bend & Flex to produce 2-Step tunes.
Frankly, the size and scope of the man’s output beggars belief, but when he hits 360° this week, we’ll bet our bottom dollar that he’ll be playing both classic and modern house tunes with a chilled vibe to complement the venue’s lazy sundowner atmosphere, building up to a crescendo of dancefloor packing, uptempo house.
Grant Nelson plays 360° on April 4
MC Harvey made his name as one of the main members of gun-toting, controversy-baiting, gargantuan UK garage collective So Solid Crew, but it’s his tempestuous love life – an affair in 2006 and a very public falling out with then-girlfriend Javine Hylton in 2008 – that’s kept him in the papers over the past couple of years. In fact, the soap opera has overshadowed his actual musical career, including his 2008 single ‘Excuse Me’, which featured fellow So Solid crewmembers Romeo and Ashley Walters.
Still, he’s bouncing back for 2009 with an appearance at Alpha. Taking centre stage at TwiceasNice, the Ibiza-born hip hop and R&B super-night, MC Harvey will be ploughing through his repertoire of tracks, ably backed by TwiceasNice international resident DJ Scottie B. And to add a little extra value to the whole package, the night will also include a ‘free’ bar, so you’ll only have to pay on the door – though we know you’ll all be sensible out there, of course. Ahem.
MC Harvey plays Alpha on April 7