The Operatives & Dark Riddims

Dark Ops Feat. Wiley (UK)

Fraksha & Scotty Hinds w Hijack, Lady Banton, Exit 99

Friday 02 February 2018 (opening 8:00 PM)

at The Croxton Bandroom ( venue info )
607 High Street, Thornbury VIC


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ Early Bird $51.00 Allocation Exhausted
18+ General Admission $61.20

Dark Ops returns with the Key player in U.K. grime, often referred to as the Godfather of the genre, the Don, Wiley. His particular style”Eski” or “Eskibeat” marked the move from UK Garage that once dominated the London Underground to a new, MC-led style that first dominated pirate radio and later took the UK by storm. "Wiley conceived the raw mechanics of grime—choppy, icy strings, hollow basslines, two-step beats, punchy bars—before stretching the genre to its creative and commercial limits in the time it took most MCs to get a record out. Always one to start trends rather than follow them, he was releasing full blown pop tracks before Dizzee, Tinchy, and Chip in the mid-00s, and he was going back to basics way before Skepta. Make no mistake: if the last few years of grime have taught us anything, it's that Wiley's original formula never lost its potency” (Noisey,17) Let’s take it back to the roots.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*