• Legendary selector Arthur Smith aka Artwork, is no stranger to the music world, producing back when many of us have only heard stories about. He is a constant in the scene who consistently impresses, both with his production and live sets, changing his sound to adapt to a constantly changing underground scene.


    From his techno alias “Grain,” to when he had a hand in producing “Gotta Get Thru This” (Daniel Bedingfield, 2002) with Garage supergroup D’n’D, to his part in the dubstep trio Magnetic Man, to today’s thumping festival + club sets, he has has his finger firmly on the pulse of the underground. His consistence in music really is something to behold – whether its his latest string of “Art’s House” Parties, or his last offering “Let Go Of This Acid” EP – we can’t wait to see what he brings to our Day & Night rave on the 21st April <3





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    UK Born Nyra has been bringing the heat to the dance floor since 2008, and as well as bullying UK dance floors such as Fabric London, he’s hopped on planes to fly out to festivals such as Sonar, Extrema and ADE, and has also played the legendary Space Terrace in Ibiza numerous times. From the start, his productions have been rhythmic, effective and infectious no-frills house and techno, with releases on labels like Never Learnt, Elastic Dreams and Secretsundaze.



    On top of producing a strong initial discography, Nyra, aka Ryan Harris, became good friends with renowned producer and DJ Darius Syrossian. The two of them saw some great success in the House scene, with 2010 seeing no less than 3 of their tracks in the Beatport Top 100. The two of them played sets together across the globe, including flying across the pond for a few North American gigs, and they also held down a radio show on Steve Lawler’s VIVa Music Radio.



    Being a Sheffield native, Nyra was also the founder of the influential Sheffield warehouse party Downlo, which saw underground names like Ben UFO and Marcel Finger grace the decks. The success and hype behind Downlo helped pave the way for Hope Works, now one of Sheffield’s most celebrated venues. Meanwhile, Nyra had decided to take a break from music to pursue his love of cycling, climbing through the ranks as a professional, getting signed by well-respected teams and reaching the top of the sport in the UK. But after a 5 year hiatus from music, Nyra made a return to the scene…



    His return in 2016 saw him waste no time, playing for Carl Cox’s Music is Revolution party in Ibiza as well as holding down an appearance on the Terrace for Sundays at Space. In 2017, alongside his long-term friend Oushe, the two decided to form Canoe Records. The label is currently on their 5th release with many of the tracks being championed by the likes of Midland, Annie Mac, Ben Sims and of course our own DBE residents. We’ve partied with Nyra before in Loughborough, and we look forward to having his unique style back on our dance floor. Expect to hear anything from mind-bending house deeper than the Atlantic ocean, being seamlessly mixed in with disco cuts or foot-stomping techno or even some wobbly acid niceness.



    Catch Nyra smashing Basing House apart on Friday 23rd March, tickets available via the button below…


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