The Vanguard Night Market
Join us at The Vanguard on Sun, Feb 11, 2024 at 6:00 PM for an unforgettable evening at The Vanguard Night Market! Get ready for an exciting and vibrant event filled with delicious food, unique crafts, and live entertainment.
Indulge in a wide array of mouthwatering dishes from local food vendors, offering everything from savory street food to delectable desserts. Explore the market stalls showcasing handmade crafts, trendy fashion, and one-of-a-kind artworks created by talented local artisans.
Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as live musicians and performers take the stage, providing a soundtrack for the night. Dance along to the beats or simply sit back and enjoy the vibrant ambiance.
Whether you're looking for a fun night out with friends, a unique date idea, or simply want to experience the local culture, The Vanguard Night Market is the place to be. Don't miss out on this exciting event!
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Flux Pavilion’s polymath-like ability to involve himself in all aspects of music cannot be understated. Known as Joshua Steele to friends and family, Flux is a singer-songwriter, record producer and label owner who plays the drums, guitar, saxophone and piano. His achievements range from releasing his first vinyl at 19 years old to selling out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado twice, notching up a UK top 10 hit with Sway and having Kanye West & Jay Z sample his dance floor anthem ‘I Can’t Stop’ in addition to featuring in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ’s 2015. Not bad for a guy who started out replaying jingles he’d heard on TV on his Casio keyboard.
Influenced by the likes of David Bowie, The Beatles and Frank Zappa in the early years, it was when he heard The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers that Flux Pavilion knew he had found a musical direction he truly wanted to explore for himself. A deluge of musical projects followed, writing instrumental hip hop and dirty drum & bass, joining local bands and producing for other acts all while studying at university. But the major turning point for this unquestionably talented musician was a visit to London superclub Fabric:
“I never went to clubs because I didn’t feel accepted into that scene; it felt too showy, too well-groomed. Then I saw Rusko play at Fabric and it changed my perception of everything. He was jumping around wearing a big cardboard hat shaped like a bird playing the most outrageous music I had ever heard. I loved it.”
From that day forth Flux Pavilion was destined to rise, first to the top of the dubstep scene, and then to the peak of electronic music the world over. His own label, Circus Records, started alongside childhood friend Doctor P with the backing of D&B pioneer DJ Swan-e and Earl Falconer of UB40, has been responsible for unleashing some of the most successful electronic music that the underground has to offer, launching the careers of scores of new talent in the process.
Meanwhile Flux’s own output has gone from strength to strength, having worked on a diverse selection of original tracks and collaborations with Childish Gambino, Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki and Turin Brakes plus remixing for the likes of Skrillex, Jamiroquai, MIA and DJ Fresh. While most students are thinking about where to go on their gap year, Flux Pavilion was celebrating ‘I Can’t Stop’ being picked as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ when at the time he was still living in student halls. Ever since, Flux’s music can now be found regularly cropping up in the playlists of MistaJam, Fearne Cotton and Eddy Temple Morris as well as drawing attention from Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Prodigy, Fat boy Slim and Christina Aguilera to name a few. Reaching new heights, Flux has recently been the first producer ever to be officially asked to remix the Star Wars theme song in what will surely be a highlight of his career to date.
The intervening years have seen Flux notch up three headline US tours, two headline UK tours, DJ sets at every festival worth mentioning – from Glastonbury to Reading, Coachella to EDC Vegas and beyond – plus live performances with Example, Foreign Beggars and Chiddy Bang. In that time Flux has continued to develop his signature sound, retaining the all-important energy that The Prodigy and Rusko inspired him with in the early days and undoubtedly inspiring a generation of electronic music producers of his own in the process.
Flux Pavilion’s debut album, “Tesla” is out now on Circus Records.
Any true fan of electronic music should instantly recognize Doctor P as one of the original godfathers of modern bass-driven music. A true music lover at heart, Doctor P, aka Shaun Brockhurst, has had an intense love of music since he was just a teenager jamming with his friends on drums and guitar.
Doctor P is what you might label as a triple threat since his talent can be found in the roles he effortlessly balances as a musician, producer, and DJ. He also founded Circus Records with long time friend Flux Pavilion.
Shaun began to professionally create tracks in 2007, predominantly Drum and Bass but always experimented across all styles. He had some early releases signed up but things didn¹t get serious until he formed Slum Dogz with DJ Swan E.
Immersed in experimenting with new sounds Shaun fell for the then emerging sub-genre of more energetic bass-driven dubstep, with tracks like Rusko’s ‘Cockney Thug’. He was inspired to try his hand at making a few dubstep tunes in the same vein, and created the joyous and body-popping ‘Gargoyle’, shortly followed by the blindsiding ‘Badman Sound’ (Dub Police) which were quickly picked up by Rusko and other DJs. To reflect his new sound, Shaun became Doctor P.
When he posted his new track ‘Sweet Shop’ on his MySpace to test for interest, little was Doctor P to know that this was to change the course of bass music history and inspire a whole new generation of electronic fans. ‘Sweet Shop’ quickly became a staple part of just about every DJ’s set, from Junglist to house selector, it became an anthem for every floor. The track was one of the first releases on Circus and helped make it one of the forging labels of modern Bass.
Since that first release, Doctor P has continued to grow with releases including ‘Superbad’ with label protégé Flux Pavilion, ‘Music is Dead’ with Dillion Francis, 2013 smash ‘The Pit’ with Adam F featuring hip hop royalty Method Man. Collaborating with P Money and having remixed for Plan B, Example, Datsik, Dan le Sac vs Scrubius Pip and Blame amongst others.
Shaun continues to develop Circus Records and his own career in a recorded and live sense having played globally recognized stages at Ultra Music Week, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrow World, Pukkelpop, the main dance stage at Daur Festival plus MysteryLand and legendary Global Dance Fest at Red Rocks in Colorado.
On 6th March 2020, Circus Records released ‘Animal Vegetable Mineral Pt.2’ Doctor P’s first ever LP, following up the 2012 landmark EP Animal Vegetable Mineral Pt. 1, which gave the bass world four monumental tracks and influenced a generation. From the era-defining ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’ as well as the ever popular ‘Bulletproof’ with Eva Simons.
AVM2, the 10 track LP, features recent highlights and the just-released ‘Smoke & Flames’ feat. Virus Syndicate, as well as the mammoth collaboration tracks with Franky Nuts, CRaymak and Shapes amongst others. The popular ‘Give It Up’ with Dutch dubstep producer Franky Nuts, received a long list of support from influential names such as Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, Excision and Pegboard Nerds, and his seminal Dubstep anthem ‘Something To believe In’ featured on Spotify curated playlists Dubstep Don and Bass Arcade, and received the remix treatment from fresh faced bass producers CRaymak & Fransis Derelle. Proving he is still the master of all things bass and one of the most exciting and dynamic producers in the game, he displays DnB crossover with new track ‘Back Where I started’, ragga influences on ‘Fuck The Speaker’ and old school rave breaks on ‘Alone’.
Having recently embarked on a Winter tour with Circus label mate Cookie Monsta in January 2020, Doctor P hit everywhere from Las Vegas to Washington DC and everywhere in between, bringing the Doctor P sound to North America.
Producer and DJ from Bournemouth, UK, FuntCase aka James Hazell is known for his raw and dirty sound, forging the way with his controversial ‘filthy’ style. “FuntCase produces sensory overload bass music that wobbles, womps and machine guns through your body, making you dance whether you want to or not.”
James first expressed his love of music through jamming with his schoolmates, taking his energetic and aggressive drumming style from death metal as well as being heavily influenced by happy hardcore and jungle, growing up to a background of Helter Skelter and Dreamscape mixtapes.
After hearing ‘Bandwagon Blues’ by Twisted Individual, James fell in love with the drum and bass sound and began to focus his talents on producing. Sharing his tracks with D&B radio stations led to the first recognition of his foot-thumping talents, under the alias DJ Dose he released for the first time in 2007.
In 2009 James began to dabble with producing dubstep, giving his tunes a big energy by incorporating the drum and bass layering technique into his dubstep sound. His first track ‘Make Our Day’ was quickly signed to 4:20 Records. And so began the raw sound that is FuntCase.
It wasn’t long before FuntCase began trading tracks with Doctor P, and an offer soon followed to bring James into the Circus Records camp with the release of his famed track ‘So Vexed’, with ‘Mattress Punch’ on the flip, in 2010.
Since then the phenomenon has grown, FuntCase has become a legend of the DJ world. With an incredibly loyal fan base Funty is known worldwide for working hard, playing hard, travelling hard – and DJing hard on stages globally.
Over the years, championing other artists in the scene with his DPMO compilation albums and expanding the brand into its very own clothing line, it was a natural progression for FuntCase to head up his own imprint label falling under the DPMO brand. The first release, “Corruption EP” gave us a glimpse at what’s in store for his label as well as showing no signs of FuntCase slowing down when it comes to releasing neck breaking new music guaranteed to open up a pit where ever it’s played.
Featuring everything from heavy Midtempo with Drum ’n’ Bass interludes to Melodic Bass with IDM arrangement and sound design (and let’s not forget the Lofi-stylized Dubstep... or is it Dubstep-stylized Lofi…?), one thing is certain: you never know what to expect from the genre-bending wizards over at Lost in Beijing. Lost in Beijing specializes in technical, polished, emotional electronic music that shatters genres and subverts expectations - all while maintaining a somehow familiar flow.
Attempt #1 to launch Lost in Beijing came in 2018, and was quickly met with exponential growth in China. Their single ‘Terror’ went viral on Chinese streaming platforms, leading to a run of shows throughout 2019 including headline performances in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Hohhot, and even Kangding, a small city on the outskirts of Tibet. The 2019 tour also included festival bookings at EDC China, ASL Ningbo, and supporting slots for the likes of Ghastly, Kompany, MiTiS, Tisoki, and more. Forging onwards with their release schedule, the two then released an official remix of CRaymak’s ‘I’d Do It Again (feat. Saint Yves)’ on the iconic Flux Pavilion’s Circus Records right before the emerging COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. The steady progress Lost in Beijing was making came to an overnight halt as Chinese borders suddenly closed while the two were on holiday in the US, leaving their career (and nearly all their belongings) behind.
Despite not releasing music since early 2020, Lost in Beijing’s unreleased discography spanning 15+ tracks has been making waves behind the scenes, with many prominent industry names voicing their early support.
Dance music publication YourEDM listed Lost in Beijing in their Top 40 Artists to Watch in 2023 list, stating, “Lost in Beijing really entered our frame of consciousness this year and have been so truly relentless in the pursuit of their own art that they've shined in 2022 and are surely destined for big things next year." YourEDM (Top 40 Artists to Watch in 2023)
"Insanely unique stuff. Every synth sound is so unique, but written in a way that feels familiar. I have not heard a lot of stuff like this... You guys have really got something going with the Lost in Beijing project... Like cinematic experimental bass, euphoric tech, it's really cool." - Brownies and Lemonade
"Fucking gorgeous. Super dope, I love this... This is like real artistic expression shit. This isn't JUST club banger shit. To me this is closer to something like Aphex Twin or Radiohead than anything you'd hear at EDC, but in a good way - shit's fire." - Space Yacht
If you’re reading this, you’re already early. Welcome onboard. Lost in Beijing officially returns in 2023.