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10th March 2011
Rock Ness announce the new Sub Club Sound System Arena

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Modeselektor, Magda, Jamie XX, Optimo and more confirmed

A brand new arena has been added to RockNess as the Sub Club Sound System is announced today. For three days only, underground goes overground. Sub Club Sound System will see the much loved ‘Subbie’ vibe to its new home-from-home in Dores…along with a line up guaranteed to deliver 100% dancefloor devastation all weekend!

Sub Club Sound System starts day one with a big walloping chunk of techno on Friday courtesy of headliner Modeselektor.  These East German producers excel in throbbing slabs of machine music and this rare set is sure to explode with energy. Joining them is a DJ credited with bringing forward-thinking, bass-heavy music into the public consciousness; Jackmaster. This Glaswegian customarily obliterates festivities with his unrelenting panache and embraces guilty pleasures and forgotten classics in the same set as unreleased dubplate heaters. The world-renowned Numbers operative which he co-founded includes a packed out residency at the Sub Club, a highly prolific label and a recently curated CD for the legendary FabricLive mix series.

With a musical dexterity that belies their tender years, young techno upstarts Clouds are on fire. The Scottish duo are attracting massive support and their incredible ‘Liquid/Mauful Sir’ was the debut release on Fake Blood’s Blood Music label. Armed with Serato, two quick hands and the most diverse crate of dance floor fillers you’re likely to hear, Boom Monk Ben is a frenzied fanatic of all things bass. From hip hop, dancehall, funk and breakbeats to house, dubstep and drum and bass if it makes the Boom Ben move you’ll be hearing it this summer at RockNess.

No compromise, no restrictions is the order of the day in Saturday’s Sub Club Sound System. It is a philosophy that flows through the music of Magda who headlines the arena.  Encouraged into the early Detroit underground scene by Dan Bell and Claude Young, a co founder of the Run Stop Restore project along with Marc Houle and Troy Pierce, and past force of the all female DJ collective Women on Wax, Magda’s name is never far from the lips of discerning clubbers and fellow DJs alike.
 
Exuberance, joy, intense grooves and the perfect mix of house, techno and minimal, Romanian-born Raresh is on a stratospheric trajectory. Garnering the acclaim of the great and the good and shaking dancefloors across the globe, Raresh is one of the hottest young names out there.
 
Serving up lashings of deep, soulful house against a tech laced, percussion driven set, the brilliant Sensu comprises of Barry Price, Esa Williams and Chris ‘Junior’ Ingram. The trio are set to return to RockNess with a new incarnation of their live performance.

Jamie XX has gone deep underground to indulge his love of bottom heavy beats. So far he’s DJ’d at FWD>> and on Rinse FM, released a mix for Parisian arbiters of taste Colette and a 12-inch on Numbers, warmed up mosh pits for OFWGKTA and remixed Gil Scott-Heron’s comeback masterpiece I’m New Here to widespread acclaim. Now he’s heading to Ness to drop an exemplary and effortlessly cool DJ set fitting of this year’s Sub Club Sound System finale.

Matthew Dear epitomises the sound of the Sub Club and the epic news that he and his band are confirmed for a live set is seriously off the scale!  Straddling multiple musical worlds and belonging to none, Matthew Dear inhabits a rarefied corner of the underground universe: respected by his peers and blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy, now is his moment and it sounds like nothing else.

Optimo. The very word ignites a fanatical reaction such is their repute. As diverse as ever in their music selection, the first ever Optimo was at the Sub Club with club co owner Mike Grieve declaring “this is going to be a revolution”. How right he was. Optimo’s 13 year residency at the Sub Club was one of the most important musical contributions Scotland has made to this century.

Hailing from urban-experimental royalty, and with a vast array of vinyl at his disposal and an unbridled passion for every kind of music under the sun, Pro Vinylist Karim of Glasgow’s stellar Rub-A-Dub hits Ness with one message…expect the unexpected!  As a long standing champion of high quality music and technical mixing, Karim knows a tune when he hears it.  And finally, but in no way least, Kilmarnock disco legend David Barbarossa will bring his unique brand of record playing to the event. Running his own nights including Curious Curious, Damaged Goods, Fun Size and Wild Combination, occasionally turning out as part of the Huntleys & Palmers gang and having played alongside James Murphy, Todd Terje, Black Devil, Optimo, Roedelius, expect serious levels of funky booty-shaking to be hitting up the arena.

“I first went to the Sub Club back in 1990. It was a pilgrimage to see what was already a leading light in the underground club scene and the fact that I see this as one of the most exciting announcements we will make this year demonstrates just how good these guys are at what they do. Hopefully it also shows our dedication to having the very best in underground music at RockNess. Their line up is phenomenal and it’s a guaranteed lock out all day and all night.”
Jim King, Festival Director, RockNess

RockNess - 10-12 June, 2011 - Dores, Inverness

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