Bubblin Presents UK Garage Legend MJ COLE (London, UK)


Friday March 6th

Bubblin Presents:

The Pacific NW Debut of UK Garage Legend

MJ COLE (London, UK)


Ben Tactic


Holocene Portland
1001 SE Morrison
$8 before 10:30, $10 after

A Royal College of Music graduate who released some of the most important UK dance records of past decades, MJ Cole’s intricate, heart-wrenching garage productions did more to link the abstract, avant-garde tendencies of the sound to the exploding mainstream scene than any other artist’s work.

Releasing Sincere in 1998, an era-defining single that was both one of the biggest influences on 21st century British dance music, and an overground hit, MJ Cole went on to sign to Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label where he put out Sincere the album; one of – if not the – defining garage full-length, and one that spawned the massive single ‘Crazy Love’. That album was later nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Having never lost his touch with underground British club music, MJ Cole has released on his own label (Prolific) including a trio of EPs (Riddim EP, Satellite EP, Panoramic EP) and his underground hit with Wiley, From The Drop.

His recent remixes include Lana Del Rey, Laura Mvula, Chase & Status and many more. Meanwhile he’s produced for Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Example and Mary J Blige among others. All of this shows a man deeply committed to thesearch for emotive, smart and brave club music.

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