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MISTA presents: Nachtbraker (Quartet Series)
December 7, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
– Nachtbraker –
After receiving widespread recognition for books like “How Does He Do It?”, “Did He Do It?” and “Glorious Misunderstandings,” Maurits Verwoerd decided to start a career as a music producer. Though few doubted his skills as an artist, most of Maurits neighbours thought different about his compositions, causing him to start producing music in the underground dungeons of Amsterdam. Coming out occasionally, but only at night, slowly made him well known among friends and enemies as Nachtbraker (Dutch for night hawk).
The signs of exposure to a wide range of genres are clearly hearable in his music, ranging from ecstatic slow grooves to unconventional dub tracks. Critics often praise him for adopting a wide pallet of sounds and subtle, detailed percussion. While his celebrated performances receive increasing recognition, it’s unquestionable that Nachtbraker will keep a lot of people comfortably awake for the coming years.
– Ocsid Werks –
The dynamic duo first played together on the roof tops of Notting Hill back in 2014 at an after-hours carnival party. At the core of this DJ pairing, you can find an infectious love for music, a passion for dfloor dance music, and a desire to mix records for fun-loving party people, with a great friendship thrown into the mix as well. Ed and Patch have developed an impressive collection of records, bridging the gap between old school disco and more classic Chicago House sounds that evolved from the mid 80’s.
Despite hailing from London, these guys have been found spinning records in venues up and down the UK, they’ve been filling nightclubs in Newcastle, Durham, Oxford and London since 2013 – meaning Ed and Patch have crossed paths with many inspirational DJs, including: Gerd Janson, Bradley Zero, Crazy P, Urulu, Dan Shake, Loz Goddard, Horse Meat Disco, al Zanders, The Mechanism and Krywald & Ferrer.
In 2015 Ocsid Werks were positioned as chief residents for MISTA, an events company based in Newcastle at ‘Curtis Mayfield House’, aka World Headquarters. This led to more regular bookings both domestically and internationally. Recently the boys have been able to play abroad, including sets at South Club and The Loft in Switzerland. Whilst traveling around Japan, Ed performed at an exclusive NYE’s party in Tokyo, and three more times at Wild Bills in Niseko. Last summer the boys were asked back to Soundwave Festival in Croatia, where they played the year previosuly. Having featured on a Wandsworth Radio show in March 17′ the double act are doing their level best to get Ocsid Werks out into the public domain. 2017’s bookings prove that the double act are heading in the right direction and confirms that the pairing are establishing themselves on the London circuit.