Help The Cause celebrate the music The Prodigy’s Keith Flint rose to fame around and raise funds to help others suffering. Male suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Mental health affects us all and raising awareness of this was one of the key factors in establishing The Cause. News reports earlier this week state that Keith Flint took his own life and had suffered from depression, an issue close to the heart of The Cause and its mission to raise awareness.
As such The Cause and NLA Artists are throwing a celebration of the music Keith and The Prodigy inspired, inviting down friends of those who've shared line-ups and who’s records were played at events around the early days of The Prodigy.
100% of ALL profits from tickets AND bar revenue will go to The Cause's charity partners which are 50% to Mind in Haringey and 50% to CALM.
The event will take place place on Saturday 16 March from 10pm - 5am at The Cause's intimate garage space with advance tickets just £10. For those that can't attend the event, The Cause has set up a Just Giving page to help its charity partners further and help those in need. See here for more details.
The duo first came to light in 1991 with Seance (featuring the rave anthem Atheama on the b-side) which was released on Reinforced Records. The following year saw a steady flow of breakbeat rave tracks, such as Flatliners, C.O.D. Rider, Peace Maker, X-Plore H-Core and two remixes of their debut Seance / Atheama release.
From early beginnings playing rare groove and funk to his first forays into acid house during his residency at London’s The Brain Club, to regular slots at seminal London clubs such as Final Frontier, Open All Hours, The Drum Club and Strutt, Billy continues to DJ the world over whilst also maintaining a residency with BLOC.
Was one of the key figures in the development of the early UK rave sound as well as helping create jungle and happy hardcore. He co-owned Awesome Records, owned the SMD and Universal labels, was signed to XL Recordings alongside The Prodigy, and has worked very closely with Ministry Of Sound over the years. These days Matt runs his own successful brand / label called "World Of Rave".
Ellis Dee has been doing the business for well over 25 years now. It was back in the early days of warehouse parties that he really made his name, co-promoting the Rave at the Cave with Chalk.E White. He also used to host a show on Sunrise FM. Ellis Dee became a headliner at events like Perception World Dance and Fantazia.
NOOKIE & MC FIVE ALIVE
‘Give A Little Love’ is apparently one of the first underground rave anthems, which came out on Absolute 2 records then was re-released on Reinforced Records in 1993. ‘The Sound Of Music, another early rave track from ‘The Return Of Nookie EP’, also issued by Reinforced records was to catapult him into the limelight. He was also running his own label in the early-90s (Daddy Armshouse Records) with his long-time friend Pedro, and had a number of releases to his credit.
Warlock has been DJing since 1989, constantly seeking out new music from emerging genres since starting out on London pirate radio (Pulse FM) back in the days of acid house and hardcore.
Founded in London but influenced by the electronic music scenes thriving all over the country, NVWLS is dedicated to stripping the art of a good night out right down to the music and the people.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Join the campaign to take a stand against male suicide and get the tools you need for action. Call 0800 58 58 58 for further information.
Mind in Haringey provides information, advice and support to people affected by mental health problems, primarily in Haringey. It works to prevent mental health problems, promote mental well being and ensure those with mental health problems are respected and included in their local community.