A Cut Above Featuring Silverlining
Event Description
The early 90s seemed to be a breeding ground for influential dance music and this is precisely when Silverlining penetrated the underground electronic scene. What started out as a bit of fun turned into a lengthy and wholesome love affair with music that’s still all-systems-go to this day. From the first record he made over 25 years ago, to the present, his work continually has been animated by a uniquely vibrant and authentic energy that blurs the lines between a multitude of electronic genres. A born natural to the studio and the booth alike, Silverlining (real name Asad Rizvi) was recently cited as a “master of groove” by XLR8R Magazine. Whether it be budding producers dissecting his techniques, crate diggers on a voyage through his seemingly never-ending back-catalogue, or partygoers dancing to his sounds through a stack, Silverlining is a name constantly on the tips of tongues. Under a whole spectrum of aliases, Asad has turned out countless top shelf releases and remixes that exceed 150 vinyl titles. The majority of this vast catalogue can still be heard being spun regularly in clubs and selling for a substantial buck online. This has led to him channelling the aforementioned energy into the Silverlining Dubs imprint where he has made his sought-after and expensive tracks from his early discography readily available for collectors to own again, whilst intermingling them with his forward-thinking and slick productions of the present. The label was also home to his ‘Simulacra’ double pack that received wide critical acclaim in 2021. Today, Asad continues to construct a concrete reputation with his compelling and genre-melding DJ sets, whilst remaining as humble as they come. Heaps of experience in music seem to pay dividends for him as he manages to manoeuvre through his collection with real tenacity and flair, proving his inner knack for reading a room and dancefloor. Since the mid-90s, this has continuously landed him in hundreds of venues across over 40 countries from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Mexico to Paris, Tokyo to Vancouver, and, of course, countless times in the ‘big smoke’ during his illusive and integral journey that began in London. There are no doubts that Silverlining’s sound will continue to develop over many more years to come, just as it blossomed organically over the last twenty plus years. There seems to be no boundaries and limits to where Asad can take us, so the best we can do is buckle up and enjoy the ride of his inventive, dynamic and singular dance-floor sounds.
Sat, 11 Nov, 10:00 PM - 04:00 AM
level 2/169 Oxford St
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