Coastal Presents: Gray (UK) & Kara (UK) - WLG (Matariki Eve)

The Grand , Wellington [Ages 18+]

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Coastal Promotions Presents: Gray (UK) + Special Guest: Kara (UK) - Wellington (Matariki Eve)

We return to The Grand for the next installation of our multi-international artist show series, this time featuring breakout UK DnB artists Gray (Born On Road) and special guest Kara on Matariki Day eve.

Both artists are widely acclaimed as the pinnacle of up and coming artists within the scene, we are so excited to be hosting them in the Capital. Last time we had Gray in Wellington with Born On Road, it was a record breaking sell out of 15 minutes flat.

Gray had a supersonic rise to fame with his breakout EP Rubadub and standout single, “One Spliff”, which is highly as one of the biggest drum and bass tunes in recent years. Kara has been causing a storm with her Junglist remix and captivating DJ performances.

Come join us for a showcase of world class international talent, perfectly timed with a public holiday for Matariki and the end of university exams.


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Tickets on sale Thursday 9th June at 7:00 pm 

 

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Lineup

Gray (UK)

Kara (UK)

Sask
Coastal Collective

Joey Illah & Simple Conclusion

Thursday 23rd June (Matariki Eve)
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
 
The Grand
69 Courtney Place, Wellington

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This is an open, all-inclusive party for people from all walks of life. We are fully committed to creating a safe space for everyone and anyone who wants to have a good time and enjoy some live music. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

Thanks to our sponsors at Jagermeister & New Balance

 

Gray Bio:

London born producer Nick Gray’s rise to prominence within drum & bass is nothing short of astounding. The Bristol based artist has become a featured figure on line-ups across the UK, having cut his teeth on the underground circuit of unlicensed and free raves throughout the nation. Showcasing a fiercely up-front and dynamic production capability, his amalgamation of dubwise, tech and jump up styles fuse to form a truly deadly combination for any dance.

Infatuated with music from an early age, Gray's first flashpoint can be traced to a family friend introducing him to seminal records from dubstep pioneers Caspa & Rusko, most notably their Fabriclive 37. Immediately obsessed with these otherworldly and ineffable sounds, Gray found himself hooked, and the expansive and alluring realm of dance music had opened its gates, and with it, his journey as a producer began.

Attending his first rave at 13, Gray's early immersion into UK soundsystem and rave culture moulded his tastes and expertise perfectly for a career as an artist.

Inspired by the likes of Break, Serum, Ed Rush, Spor, Bad Company and Benny Page amongst countless others, he built a reputation across the capital's illicit musical underbelly performing at squats and raves, incorporating his myriad of influences to carve out a distinctive sonic identity. Gray soon set his sights on Bristol at 18, as he sought to further immerse himself in the drum & bass hotbed, and take the next step in his career.

Soon after moving to England's western D+B haven, Gray swiftly caught the eye of Kelvin 373 and the Born On Road family who immediately identified the talent at Gray's disposal. Expanding his reputation as a DJ at illegal raves across the south-west, Gray soon found himself performing frequently at Bristolian staples Lakota and The Black Swan as well as making his debut at the legendary Boomtown Fair’s Tangled Roots stage. Through these early performances, Gray carved out an exemplary reputation as one of the fastest rising talents on the circuit and with his dubs akin to gold-dust, it’s no mystery as to why.

His debut solo EP ‘Rubadub’, released via the skyrocketing Born On Road imprint took the young producer to dizzying new heights, with seminal hits One Spliff and Rubadub inescapable for the eardrums at raves across the globe. With further remixes from the likes of Aries, Gentleman's Dub Club & The Nextmen to come from the rising producer, there’s still plenty left in the locker, with almost all his remixes and dubplates in insatiable demand.

A truly distinguished DJ, and one with an impeccable track record of igniting any dancefloor. His molten production and signature mixing ability have rendered him a favourite for both fans and artists alike.This monolith success led to his nomination as ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2020 Drum&Bass Arena Awards and it’s clear the sky’s the limit for the young talent. With plenty more music to come, be sure to keep your ears to the ground as Gray’s only warming up.

Kara Bio:

Coming from a musical background, it was always destined that Kara would be involved in music from a young age and her love of Jungle and Drum and Bass grew strong in those early days.

Becoming a DJ was the natural progression for Kara who was taught by her mother to play vinyl from the families large record collection and she soon found herself performing at parties which progressed into clubs and festivals.

Kara mixes both Jungle and DnB in her sets to showcase her love of the whole genre and one of her main objectives is to represent female artists in dance music and inspire others to follow her path as she followed the path her family set out for her.

Recently Kara has stepped into the studio and is learning her craft to bring that vibe she has experienced at events to the dancefloor. Expect some exciting music coming real soon.

Most recently, Kara has taken the internet by storm with her live streams and mixing clips getting some amazing views, making her one of our scenes hottest new artists to break through and this is just the start.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you Kara.

 

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