The famed Pipe and Slippers bar in Bristol was the setting for an exclusive reveal of the latest beats from 64barmusic, on February 24.
DJ Moneyshot and Roy Strong host a night each and every Thursday by the name of Flipzilla. It’s an opportunity to showcase their eclectic tastes to a crowd that are open to persuasion.
If you’re not familiar with this location, think of a compact bar with vintage stylings. There’s a mish-mash of clientele, ranging from socially functioning crackheads to asymmetrically hair-cutted hipsters.
Its also a hub for headz who like nothing more than a progressive bassline and a crackling beat.
He openly describes himself as an “obsessive music nerd since his formative years” on his Soundcloud page.
“Hot.” was his simple assessment of the beats of Cosmo Lopez, just one of the artists showcased during the hour long set. And Sherlock couldn’t resist a sneaky peep at Kovas’ laptop every time a new beat dropped. He added: “Sonic lushness from the 64 bar music boys and girls – I’d love to get my hands on a few of these tunes …”
He wont have to wait much longer as the 64:5 mix is now due in March.
“It was good to get a feel of which tunes actually work in a live setting,” said Kovas. “It’s one thing mixing them in the house, but you never really know how the mood will be in a place at a particular time.”
“I was especially pleased with the response to ‘Yellow’, by Cosmo Lopez. Pleased but not surprised. His beats are bang current and expertly crafted.”
The 64barchallenge mix is of course a free download, and will be available on Postbocks and Mixcloud from the first week in March.
There will also be a high value-lo cost EP available from Bandcamp from March with six selected slices from the mix.