Dirty Vegas Soundsystem
July 14, 2011
Dirty Vegas Soundsystem with DJ Eddie Edul, plus Hair Wars 2011 Runway show at 10pm. Patio sounds by Elliot Estes.
About Dirty Vegas Soundsystem: Paul Harris, Steve Smith, and Ben Harris are three lads from Kent and the South London suburbs with very different musical backgrounds, united by a shared passion for house music and for that brief, heady time after the acid house explosion when all the old barriers came down and musically, almost anything seemed possible.
Their first album after signing to their record label is a nightclub confessional--an album about getting messy and coming clean, about making mistakes and losing the one you love. Music made from the heart. There are straightforward club tracks on the eponymous album, sonic sculptures you long to hear thumping out over a serious sound system. But there are also strong, well-crafted songs and a genre-bending list of influences ranging from Pink Floyd and Santana to Kraftwerk and Turin Brakes.
Dirty Vegas are a proper band now--a tight unit looking forward to touring their music live. "We can't wait to do it!" says Steve. "They're our songs. And the idea that there might be some kid on a skateboard in Arkansaw right now hearing 'Days Go By.' How great is that?"