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Friday 8th Nov : Bass Mafia: SPL, Optiv, BTK + More @ #ChineseLaundry

  • Chinese Laundry 1 Slip Street Sydney Australia (map)

Friday 8th November Chinese Laundry bass Mafia presents a MASSIVE triple header, with SPL, OPTIV & BTK 

With solid roots in DnB, SPL has been one of the most consistently impressive bass music producers out of the US for years, and his latest Balaeric Bass release on 12th planet's Smog recordings is being hailed as a game changer, with support from Skream, Benga, UKF & more.

OPTIV & BTK are two of the most prolific names in drum n bass. Between them they have placed dark, rolling tracks on pretty much every dnb label worth mentioning, toured the world extensively and they absolutely ignited the cave on their last visit to Sydney.

3 of the most in demand names in the game right now on one massive lineup, Bass Mafia crew absolutely cannot miss this!!

Doors open at 10pm sharp, get down early to avoid the queue


OPTIV & BTK (Virus/UK)
Big Deal Gillespie

SPL (Smog/US)

From his roots in the drum and bass movement, to the formation of his label Hollowpoint Records in 2009, and now with the emergence of his trademark forward-thinking “Balearic Bass” sound, SMOG Records artist SPL stands poised to continue striking blows into the hearts and minds of electronic dance music veterans and initiates alike.

Sam Pool spent his early years in Oregon, studying music theory, piano, and drums -- skills he would refine during a year abroad in Amsterdam, where he studied audio engineering. His cutting-edge fusion of styles balances equal parts reverence for musical history with restlessness for innovation. Releases in the 2000s on revered D&B labels Barcode, Tech Itch, and Evol Intent set the stage for a switch in 2008 to dubstep, a move that was immediately supported by releases through industry giants Sub Human, Rottun, and Amorphous Music. No stranger to the upper echelons of the bass music universe, SPL has been remixed by some of the biggest names in the game: Bro Safari, UZ, Big Gigantic, and The Panacea. His remixes for the likes of Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Downlink, and Dieselboy exhibit his diverse approach in production styles and genres.

Combining arpeggio-heavy 90's era rave elements with his own brand of heavy bass music, SPL's 'Balearic Bass' EP forthcoming on SMOG September 3, 2013, showcases this virtuoso producer at his best. With over 100,000 Soundcloud plays in the month of July alone on his genre-bending, dance-floor leveling track “The Future,” a BBC Radio One mix comprised of 100% original music,’s premiere of his Balearic Bootleg series, and instant support on the 'Balearic Bass' EP from UK tastemakers Skream, Benga, and UKF, the world at large is set to discover something the underground has known all along: that SPL has been, is now, and forever shall be a leader in the world of heavy bass music.

OPTIV & BTK (UK/Brazil) 

Over the last year, the duo known as Optiv & BTK have dominated the drum & bass scene with their unrelenting output of high-quality, strictly-for-the-dance-floor releases and worldwide DJ sets. Optiv (from the UK) and BTK (from Brazil) joined forces in their new hometown of Bern, Switzerland after meeting up at various drum and bass events in the area. Once inside the studio, the collaborative vibe and rapid results made it clear that consequences would never be the same. “Bad Attitude’ released worldwide on May 1 solidifed them as 2 of the best in the game