THIS IS A SCREEN TEST.
The Martinez Brothers are returning to London!
Siblings Chris & Steve Jr. will be crossing the pond to launch LWE’s brand new, yet-to-be-announced venue this May Day Bank Holiday weekend. The night on Sunday 6th will showcase artists and material from their label, Cuttin’ Headz.
Born four years apart at the turn of the 90s, Chris & Steve grew up on the often volatile streets of The Bronx. Although they loved their melting-pot hometown, the New York natives always harboured ambitions on a grander scale. Devout church attendees, their aspirations were moulded by the ministers there and the guidance of their musical father. During those formative years they were raised on a diet of rap, electronic music, disco and gospel – as well as shooting hoops in their neighbourhood.
When they exploded onto the scene in the mid-noughties, it was under the tutelage of fellow New Yorker and legendary house DJ/producer, Dennis Ferrer. it was his Objectivity label which provided an outlet for their early productions.
Having been residents at DC-10 since 2011, by 2015 they had cemented themselves as one of Circoloco’s marquee drawers. In 2014 they launched Cuttin’ Headz, predominantly to home fellow NYC producers as well as their own material. Although the ethos of the label follows a predominantly house and techno route, there’s a distinct hip-hop influence, no doubt in homage to their diverse hometown and upbringing. In addition, they also run vinyl-only project Tuskegee with Seth Troxler. Most recently they’ve collaborated with fellow Nurocian Louie Vega on Shut the Door. It’s fair to say, that they’ve not only escaped the hood but gone on to global domination.
The Bros always bring their A-game when they play in the UK. In the past, we’ve seen them rise to the big occasion on NYD at Tobacco Dock to see-in 2015 and launch Printworks in 2017 alongside Seth and Loco Dice. So we know first-hand they have the pedigree to set the ball rollin’ for our brand new location.
All that remains now, is where exactly will it be? Perhaps nestled in the safe-space of gentrified East London? Or maybe a previously untapped derelict warehouse space further out west? We’ll be drip-feeding clues in the run-up to the big reveal.
Pre-sale tickets available from midday 6th March.
Any remaining tickets go on general sale midday 7th March