Saturday 1st December
22:30 - 03:30
Royal Heist is proud to present: Kissy Sell Out presents KSO Style From The Westside Album Tour
UKF: ONE OF THE REALEST BASSLINE ALBUMS YOU’LL HEAR ALL YEAR
After 11 years in the music game, Kissy Sell Out continues to be one of the most unique players in the British dance music scene. Having made his name by mixing records
for Gwen Stefani, Calvin Harris, Mark Ronson, Sugababes, Groove Armada, Human League and Chromeo when he was only 21 years old and still studying his first degree at London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design,
his name exploded across the global festival circuit with his frantic and electrifying DJ style, leading him onto hosting one of the most popular specialist shows in BBC Radio
1 history, the “Kissy Klub”. Kissy has released 5 albums to date – Youth, Wild Romance, Introducing Kissy Sell Out,
and San City High All Stars Volumes 1 & 2 – each garnering respect from critics and fans alike, influencing the direction of evolving electronic music and introducing innovative
signature styles with every turn. Kissy has been on the cover of Mixmag, DJ Magazine, iDJ Magazine, and a host of
other publications over the last decade.
As of 2017, Kissy heads up the new house and bassline garage label Stepper Man. The launch of the label exceeded all expectations early on when the second release
received over 3 million plays on Facebook after Kissy uploaded his self-made promo video utilising his pre-music background as a graphic designer. With this label Kissy
continues to release music under his own name, as well as using the moniker KSO to
write more experimental techno and booty house tracks.
As a live performer, both as a DJ and in his early “Kissy Sell Out Live” band, Kissy has toured the globe extensively, performing in all the world’s continents apart from Antarctica, touring the USA seven times, and Australia nine times. He was the official tour DJ for The Prodigy on the UK arena tour of their fifth studio
album, and has supported Fatboy Slim on many occasions at home and abroad. At the time of his BBC Radio 1 show, Kissy began hosting a bi-monthly night at Manchester’s
famous Sankey’s club. These “Kissy Klub” events have since been hosted regularly at The Plug in Sheffield, Stylus in Leeds, and XOYO in London.
Kissy was given the great honour of composing official music for the London 2012 Olympics ceremonies. This included walk-on music for the Mayor of London and the Prime Minister at Trafalgar Square, and a 3 minute piece called “Heartbeats Of London” which was used as the soundtrack for the “Athletes Parade” outside Buckingham Palace.
One of the early pioneers of the Bassline sound, Wittyboy has had a number of successful underground releases, and official remixes for the likes of Craig David, Estelle, E17, Toddla T and many more. He has featured on some of the biggest Bass and Garage compilations in history from Ministry of Sound, FabricLive, and the Pure Music series, receiving regular national radio support worldwide and performing live shows across the UK and Europe. His most recent release appears on DJ Zinc’s infamous label Bingo Bass which has received huge support from some of the world’s biggest DJ’s.
Wittyboy has been featured in numerous publications such as:
Complex, Vibrations Magazine, DJ Mag, RWD Magazine, UKF, Super Super Magazine and iDJ Magazine. Zap Bang Magazine, Urban House Music.
With big releases on labels such as Yosh, Four40, Cheap Thrills, Southpoint, Stepper man and more, the duo are taking the bassline / bass scene by force.
Already collaborated with My Nu Lengs ‘Dread MC’ the duo have built a huge library of collaborations, originals and remixes which every DJ will want in their sets.
Recently having support from legends in the scene such as DJ Zinc, Skepsis, Darkzy, Notion, The Wideboys, Kissy Sell out, Oliver Heldens, Tommy trash and more, you can see why Tengu are taking the scene by force.
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