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Animaux presents: Troy Gunner


It is good to be back. After wildly successful residents showcase back in October, we are prepping another mad one. I think I can speak for everyone that the basement at Mansion is where we belong and I can barely contain the excitement to see what Troy Gunner will put on for us.

Firstly though, I would like to direct your attention to our newest resident – Habitual. Habitual’s knack for syncopated, tribal rhythms and a sound blending London and Detroit, which proved to be a great start to the night thus he is returning as a main stay for our events. The eclectic beats this boy spins put on smiles on many faces and I hear he is promising us something quite special. He also has a weird obsession with Sophie.

Next, I am very happy to introduce to you TAIM. TAIM is a new solo project from DJ and Recording artist Stevie, who is also one half of Frequency. His immediate success as a teen saw him feature on the likes of Black Butter and Ministry of sound, mix for the likes of Radio 1xtra, and play gigs this summer such as Hideout Festival and Ibiza Rocks, on top of numerous international bookings in and around the UK. What to expect? Expect to be moved from the bassy vibes of Habitual into 4×4 goodness.

The main attraction is of course Troy Gunner. Plaudits and support has been forthcoming from some of the most influential voices of the moment, with plays coming from the legendary Laurent Garnier, Mary-anne Hobbs, Tom Ravenscroft and Gilles Peterson, who released Troy’s remix of Gang Colours’ ‘To Repel Ghosts’ on his Brownswood imprint. While wary of comparisons, Radio 1’s Gill Mills’ summary of Troy’s sound as having the “warmth of James Blake and the ominous brooding quality of, say, Burial” certainly comes close to the mark.

With collaborations and releases forthcoming on labels such as Blackbutter Records, as well as a genre-defying and dancefloor-destroying EP on Akkord’s EMF imprint (after featuring on Akkord’s debut album for Fabric sub-label, Houndstooth), Troy is cementing his reputation as a unique force in an already healthy scene. Very very excited to have him down before he becomes too big for York to handle.

And finally I will provide the closing hour of stompers. This is looking to be one of the best we’ve put on so far, so get your tickets early!

Facebook event can be found HERE.

Tickets either via Resident Advisor or via our promoters (check the event).