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PROFILE EXCITED? You should be, Wrexham's Rope is preparing for four nights of the highest quality music.

Over the past 12 months the club night has brought a incredible roster of acts to the town but the beginning of 2012 is near exceptional.

First up on February 28 is Ghostpoet. The UK-based MC's beats flow with drowsy anxiety. Otherwise known as Obaro Ejimiwe, he was a member of a grime collective but eventually gravitated toward a less energetic production sound. 2010's The Sound of Strangers, a self-released four-track, caught the ear of Gilles Peterson. His album Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam was nominated for last year's Mercury Music Prize. In other words, he must be seen.

Ghostpoet, aka On May 16, Wrexham will welcome the wonderful Death in Vegas. One of the most exciting and unique acts to emerge from the 90s UK dance scene. Fusing electro, dub, rock, psychedelia and soul they create a sound spacious and otherworldly.

Islet (May 24) are one of those bands it is hard to describe without blindly poking at superlatives. They have self confidence in bags and are a brilliantly avant garde affair. The act dissemble pop and rebuild it Obaro Ejimiwe into mad and marvellous structures.

Last but not least are Wooden Shjips on July 11.

The quartet from San Francisco play loud rock n roll in a style heavily influenced by the experimentalism of psychedelia, classical minimalism and garage rock excess. That sounds like a contradiction, yes, but it sounds equally as brilliant.

All events are at Wrexham Central Station.

For more info visit rope-events.co.uk

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