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The Sugarhouse in Lancaster is set to be hit by a musical ‘Earthquake’ on March 11th this year. As you are probably aware due to the huge amount of publicity this event has already received, the multi-talented musician, Labrinth, will be venturing up to Lancaster to take centre spot on the Sugar stage.
Labrinth’s previous success and the massive hype around him mean that The Sugarhouse is going to be rammed, so any fans are advised to purchase their tickets sooner rather than later, from the LUSU information desk. Labrinth picked up the award for Best British Single last year at the Brit Awards and he already boasts four UK top ten hits. The singles which stand out and define Labrinth as an artist, gaining him the most recognition, are guaranteed to make this night memorable.
We hope to hear his debut single ‘Let The Sunshine’, which has a Michael Jackson-inspired bridge, as well as his upcoming single ‘Last Time’. However, his most anticipated track will unarguably be his smash-hit “Earthquake”, which peaked at number two in the UK charts. Labrinth’s music provides a style that everyone can enjoy, combining elements of the genres pop, drum & bass, hip hop, electro, soul and ballads.
Labrinth (AKA Timothy McKenzie) is more than just a solo artist. Since being signed to Simon Cowell’s label, SyCo, he began creating music to complement his rap lyrics and numerous other artists have spotted his potential. He has already collaborated with Tinie Tempah; Labrinth acted as a writer, producer and vocalist for Tinie’s hits “Pass Out” and “Frisky”. He is also set to work on Tulisia’s (N-Dubz) album and a duet with Emeli Sande has been confirmed for Labrinth’s upcoming album ‘Electronic Earth’, which is set to be released on the 19th of March. He is also currently writing songs for Professor Green and Pixie Lott.
This busy musician is in high-demand for many festivals this year, and is lined up to perform at V Festival, Wireless, Isle of Wight, T in the Park and The Parklife. So take advantage of the opportunity to see him live in your hometown.
Accompanying Labrinth is an array of talented DJ’s, such as Electrotrip, MOU Mouth of Unity and Forthkind. Some of these DJ’s have already anchored a name for themselves in Lancaster, by playing at previous drum & bass events, notably at recent events in Lonsdale Bar. But what makes Labrinth stand out from other urban artists is his more rock-edged, 1980’s-tinged sound. This is one of the reasons for the huge success of ‘Pass Out’, as it defined the idea of genre rigidity, creating an electro-pop-grime concoction, unlike anything that was being produced by other artists.