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Outlook Festival Croatia announce Busta Rhymes, Buraka Som Sistema, DJ Marky and many more!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by E.N.

outlook festival croatia
• Headliners include Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, Horace Andy, DJ Premier, Buraka Som Sistema, Goldie, Andy C, Moodymann, David Rodigan, DJ Marky, Andy C, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Digital Mystikz, MJ Cole, DJ EZ, Floating Points, Special Request and many more, with a further 200 names to be revealed soon.
• Outlook returns for its 7th season on the stunning Croatian coast
• The festival takes place from Weds 3rd – Sun 7th September 2014

Outlook Festival returns to Croatia this September after last year’s best ever event to date, a celebratory fusion of dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, house and more on the dazzling Adriatic coast. Joining the dots between musical legends right through to the next generation of up and coming talent, again some of the finest live acts and DJs descend upon a 19th century fort for five days and nights of amazing music. Close to the historic city of Pula in Croatia’s northern region of Istria, the now iconic Outlook sets the agenda with a world-class array of performers in a collection of truly spectacular locations, set in and around an abandoned fort. Choose from a dungeon, a courtyard, a moat, a boat, the beach or the festival’s main stage set on a harbour. Outlook combines a heady mix of fun in the sun and under the stars as a dedication to sound culture, which has just revealed its first wave of names.

Outlook Festival 2014 – The Lineup So Far
Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, DJ Premier, Buraka Som Sistema, Horace Andy, Jah Shaka, Goldie, Moodyman, David Rodigan, Digital Mystikz, Michael Prophet & Dub Asante Band, DJ Marky, Andy C, DJ EZ, DJ Zinc, Submotion Orchestra, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Ranking Joe, MJ Cole, Floating Points, The Bug feat. Iration Steppas, Dillinja, Spy, Dbridge, Calibre, Onra, Mungo’s HiFi, Youngsta, Pinch, Special Request, Andres (Slum Village), Kaytranada, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Icicle, Spectrasoul, Grooverider, The Heatwave, Channel One & Prince Fatty, Wookie, Author, Jonwayne, Eliphino, Bishop Nehru, Stwo, Applebottom, Hannah Wants, Andrew Ashong, Stylo G, Mickey Pearce, Daddy Freddy, Eglo Band, High Focus, My Nu Leng, Fatima, Kutmah, Doc Scott, Skeptical, Total Science, DJ Die, Source Direct, Radikal Guru + Cian, The Mouse Outfit, Necessary Mayhem, Goth-Trad, Hatcha, Mr Williamz, Alex Nut, Flako, Vivek, J:Kenzo, Commodo, Sunship, OBF, Blackboard Jungle, MC GQ, Stamina MC, SP: MC, DLR, Sticky, Klose One, Fracture, Bushkin, DJ Q, Ant TC1, Wilfred Gieroux, Charlie P, Sam Binga, Lowqui, Maffi, Seven Davis JNR, Proxima, Chimpo, Gantz, Logos, Wen, Compa, Fokus, Rich Reason, Finwa and Onset, with over 200 more names to be announced.

www.outlookfestival.com

‘Mala in Cuba’on Brownswood Recordings on 10th September

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by E.N.

In May 2011 Mala (Digital Mystikz) travelled to Havana, Cuba with Gilles Peterson to record and collaborate with local musicians as part of the ongoing Havana Cultura project. The results are documented on his album ‘Mala in Cuba’ – scheduled for release on Brownswood Recordings on 10th September 2012. The album will be preceded by a 12” featuring ‘Cuba Electronic’ and ‘Calle F’ released on 6th August 2012.

A devotee of Jamaican sound system culture, Mala led from the front as the first waves of so-called “dubstep” filtered out from Croydon’s Big Apple Records, battering bassbins across South London in 2002/03 alongside the likes of Skream, Benga, Coki and Loefah. Fiercely independent, he co-founded the label and legendary club night DMZ (with Coki and Loefah) and has produced some of the scene’s most vital and acclaimed tracks as Digital Mystikz. He also established his own imprint – Deep Medi Musik – in 2006 as an outlet for his own sonic experimentations alongside those of his favourite producers. Mala is universally respected as an innovator and leader not only within the global dubstep movement but also within the broader electronic realm.

The results of a true culture clash, ‘Mala in Cuba’ marries the intricate rhythms and deep, spiritual roots of Cuba with Mala’s own roots in South London and his dedication to bass culture. Travelling to Havana with DJ / broadcaster / record collector Gilles Peterson and fellow producer Simbad in 2011 – where they were recording sessions for Gilles’s ‘Havana Cultura: The Search Continues’ album at Abdala Studios – Mala installed himself in a small studio across the corridor from the main hub. With a constant stream of gifted local musicians and vocalists passing through, from diva Danay Suarez to the legendary percussionist Changuito and acclaimed pianist Roberto Fonseca, this was a true journey of discovery for everyone concerned.

Returning home with a laptop crammed with inspiration, Mala began to stitch the story of his Cuban adventure together. The space, depth and weight of the sound is vintage Mala, but the melodies, licks, chord progressions, rhythms and chattering percussion are uniquely Cuban. For Brownswood Recordings boss Gilles Peterson, who famously curated excursions in the spaces between jazz and electronic music whilst at Talkin’ Loud (namely Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez’s and “Little” Louie Vega’s Nuyorican Soul project in 1996 and Roni Size Reprazent’s ‘New Forms’ the following year) this is a record that he has dreamed of making: “This is the record that reevaluates and realigns the dubstep movement within sound system culture.”

10-Sep-2012
Tracklist
Introduction
Mulata
Tribal
Changuito
Revolution
Como Como feat. Dreiser & Sexto Sentido
Cuba Electronic
The Tunnel
Ghost
Curfew
The Tourist
Change
Calle F
Noches Sueños feat. Danay Suarez

Tectonic Plates Volume 3 (Tectonic)19th March 2012

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by E.N.

Release date: 19th March 2012
Format: LP / CD / Digital
The mighty Tectonic Recordings drop the latest in their esteemed Plates series, compiling exclusive tracks from a selection of electronic music’s leading and breaking artists. Since starting low frequency operations in 2005, Bristol’s Tectonic Recordings has been a landmark for dubstep, bass and progressive electronic music fans; with artists releasing on the label including Skream, Loefah, 2562, Peveralist, RSD, Flying Lotus, Joker, Addison Groove, Jack Sparrow, Photek, Benga, Digital Mystikz and label boss Pinch.

Tracklisting: 

1. Kryptic Minds – ‘The Talisman’
2. Addison Groove – ‘Phantom’
3. Tunnidge – ‘Universal’
4. Pinch – ‘Blow Out The Candle’
5. Goth Trad – ‘Mach’
6. Clue Kid – ‘Evolution’
7. Roska – ‘480 BC’
8. Monky – ‘Float’
9. Ginz – ‘Chrome’
10. OM Unit – ‘Preshah’
11. Kevin McPhee – ‘Outs’
12. Illum Sphere – ‘Promise A Secret’
13. 2562 – ‘Rogue State’

http://tectonicrecordings.com/

Modeselektor -Modeselektion Vol 1 out November 5

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2010 by E.N.

Though a new album from Berlin’s next-level bass dons, Modeselektor, is still nowhere in sight, we do have news of the duo kicking off a fresh compilation series. Entitled Modeselektion Vol. 1, the 18-track disc is said to showcase “the progression of dubstep’s offsprings and related, or unrelated but similar sounding, techno producers in London, Berlin, or elsewhere.” So, basically, the release has whatever the hell music Modeselektor wants it to have. Vol. 1 is scheduled for release on November 5 via the production outfit’s own label, Monkeytown, and will be preceded by a short stint in the U.S. this September. You can find those dates and tracklist, below.

Tracklisting

1. Siriusmo “Das Geheimnis”
2. SBTRKT “The Unspoken”
3. Feadz “The Assistant Manager”
4. Tadd Mulinix & Daniel Meteo “The Good Star”
5. Robag Wruhme “Bierholer”
6. 2562 “The Wind Up”
7. eLan “Pussy Posse”
8. Cosmin TRG “Space Station Love Affair”
9. Shed “With Bag And Baggage”
10. Apparat “King Of Clubs”
11. Marcel Dettmann “Lyrate”
12. Ikonika & Optimum “Hum”
13. Modeselektor “VW Jetta”
14. Ramadanman “Pitter”
15. Digital Mystikz-Mala “Explorer”
16. Bok Bok “Say Stupid Things”
17. Housemeister “Kristall”
18. Cylob “Pepper Spray” (Capsicum Edit)

Thursday, September 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
Friday, September 24 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (Decibel Festival)
Saturday, September 25 – Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sunday, September 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Wiliamsburg

(XLR8R)

Soul Jazz – Future Bass out September 20, 2010

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2010 by E.N.

Mala, Four Tet, Ramadanman and Untold are among the producers to feature in a new compilation from London based label Soul Jazz, entitled Future Bass. A teaser 12″ for the compilation was recently released, featuring stunning efforts from Four Tet and Mala. The rest of the tracklisting includes a healthy mixture of established heads – most notably Digital Mystikz man Coki and Hemlock boss Untold, alongside relatively unheralded producers like Distal and Randomer. Soul Jazz has made a name for releasing lovingly curated and colourfully designed compilations that focus on everything from obscure New York post-punk to German experimental rock and electronic music. Now it’s the turn of the underground bass scene, with its roots very much in the UK, to shine. The compilation will be released on a heavyweight triple vinyl, triple-vinyl. The CD version will come in deluxe plastic casing, complete with a set of limited edition postcards. It will be followed a series of 12-inches featuring more exclusive tracks by the artists included, kicking off with Untold.

 Future Bass will be released on September 20, 2010.

Tracklisting:

1. Mala – Don’t Let Me Go Listen
2. Four Tet – Nothing To See Listen
3. Untold – Fly Girls
4. Coki – Ransom
5. Ramadanman – Bass Drums
6. Black Chow – Air
7. LD – Mastermind
8. V.I.V.E.K – Talking Shadows
9. Randomer – Puzzled
10. Ginz – Boss
11. Harry Craze – Gone
12. Distal – Grape Donut
13. Sub Version – Free To Funk

(juno)

Truth – Puppets Album on Aquatic Lab Records(LABCD002)September 6th +free mixes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2010 by E.N.


The theory that isolation breeds creativity has never been as apt as it is in Truth’s case.”
- Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 1)

Truth, undoubtedly New Zealand’s greatest dubstep export; release their debut album Puppets through Australian label Aquatic Lab. Following two 12″ releases on Aquatic Lab, their first full length takes the dubstep sound back to its weighty roots, reminiscent of foundational half-step rollers submerged in sub-bass, twisted into their own signature blend of edgy attitude and dub-wise sentiment.

Truth is Andre Ferndandez, Tristan Roake and Julian Van Uden. Hailing from Christchurch NZ, one of the world’s most southern cities, the theory that isolation breeds creativity has never been as apt as it is for Truth.

“We’ve been producing music together for ten years, and were introduced to the sound of dubstep by Mala (Digital Mystikz). Originally we met through a shared love of music, always bumping in to each other at the same gigs in the late 90s. A couple of years later we decided to start producing music together and things have flowed from there. When Mala played us his releases on Deep Medi a few years back, the style appealed to us immediately, and we were inspired to start making music which worked within the dubstep sound.”

Truth’s music encompasses an array of melodies, vocals and spacious beats that range from rumbling half-step stompers into deeper, profound realms. One common element underpins every track though: a heavy bassline riddim.

They go on to state, “Puppets is an album which aims to give the listener a snapshot of the Truth sound as it currently stands. This is sub-oriented bass music, meant to be turned up loud! The vibe is dark and a little bit cinematic in places. Overall the album is a combination of big dance floor tunes for the club and some deeper darker numbers to put people on edge. It’s also definitely a listening album, meant to be appreciated in its entirety.”

Truth’s dubplates have received DJ support around the globe from artists such as Mala, Skream, Joe Nice, Hatcha and N-Type, with their beats being dropped at shows from Club Love in New York City to DMZ in London, as well as featuring on radio stations BBC Radio One, Kiss and Rinse FM.

Truth’s productions have been quickly snatched up by a number of established labels such as Mala’s seminal label Deep Medi Musik and Skream’s Disfigured Dubz label. Truth has also recently released a 12” on Boka Records, along with remixes for artists such as The Nextmen, Ms Dynamite and Silverclub. Alix Perez included his collaboration with Truth on his debut album ’1984′.

Two comprehensive Europe tours and a string of gigs around America, Australia and Asia, have included an appearance at the foundational DMZ night in Brixton and the infamous Sub Dub in Leeds.

Truth – Puppets LP
Cat number: LABCD002
Release date: September 6th 2010
Tracklist:
1. Burglar
2. Dead Silence
3. Don’t Explain
4. Juno
5. Puppets
6. Masters of the Stars
7. Under Current (feat. Ben Verse)
8. Terror Planet VIP
9. Legion
10. Invaded!
11. Lab Rat
12. More Dangerous
13. Wicked Vibe Broccoli
14. Indigo Mood
15. The Fatman

Free Download
Sex, Truth and Videotape-Truth’s USA Tour Mix – 29 07 2010
Tracklist:
1/. Truth – Juno – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
2/. Datsik – Firepower – Dub
3/. Antiserum & Ill-Esha – Gold Rush – Dub
4/. Truth & Ben Verse – Undercurrent – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
5/. Vent – Flava – Dub
6/. Datsik – Mechano – Dub
7/. Truth – Masters of the Stars – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
8/. Truth – Burglar – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
9/. Joker & TC – It Aint Got a Name –Dub
10/. Benga – Stop Watching – Digital Soundboy
11/. Liquid Stranger – Ripple – Rottun
12/. Crushington & Black Sun Empire – Wolf Moon – Dub
13/. Babylon System & Antiserum – California Style – Argon
14/. SP – Trust Nobody VIP
15/. Truth – Lab Rat – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
16/. Truth – International – Deep Medi Dub
17/. Silkie – Bass Junkie – Deep Medi Dub
18/. 12th Planet & Antiserum – Purple & Gold
19/. Crushington – Paper Walls – Dub
20/. Truth – More Dangerous – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
21/. Truth – Amnesia – Deep Medi Dub
22/. Truth – Indigo Mood – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
23/. Von D & Riskotheque – Like a Bird – Disfigured Dubz Dub
24/. Truth & Dutty Ranks –Worlds Apart – Argon Dub

Download: Truth-Outraged By Silence (MIX) 01 Truth – Timeshift (Boka Dub)
02 Von D & Riskotheq…ue – Like aBird (Disfigured Dubz Dub)
03 Noah D – Serious VIP (Dub)
04 The Heavy – How You Like Me Now -Joker Remix
05 Noah D – The Love (Dub)
06 Mala – Eyez (Dub)
07 Truth …- Burglar (Aquatic Lab Dub)
08 Breakage ft David Rodigan &Newham Generals – Hard (Caspa & The Others Remix) (DigitalSoundboy)
09 Noah D & Mensah – Kashmir (Dub)
10 Joker – Tron (Dub)
11 Kito – LFO (Disfigured Dubz Dub)
12 Science – Heal My Hurts (Dub)
13 Truth – Masters of the Stars(Aquatic Lab Dub)
14 Bassment Jaxx ft Kelis &Chipmunk – Scars – Engine Ears Experiment Remix (XL)
15 Babylon System – Regardless VIP(Dub)
16 Matt U – Double Blind (Dub)
17 Truth – Invaded (Aquatic Lab Dub)
18 Truth – International (Deep MediDub)
19 Bulletproof – The Game (Dub)
20 Truth – Wicked Vibe Broccoli(Aquatic Lab Dub)
21 Tunnidge – 7 Breaths (Dub)
22 Truth – Dead Silence (Aquatic LabDub)
23 Bassnectar – Boombox – Noah D Remix(Amorphous Music)
24 Truth – Juno (Aquatic Lab Dub)
25 Babylon System & Nibe – Raclette(Dub)
26 Alexis K – Etnica (Dub)
27 Truth – Bubba Ho Step (DisfiguredDubz Dub)
28 Jakes – Gold Chain (Dub)
29 Antiserum – Mofo (Dub)
30 Truth – Wednesday (Disfigured DubzDub)
31 Calibre – Tenopause (Deep Medi Dub)
32 Mala – Unexpected (Dub)
33 Tes La Rok – Them (Dub)
34 Kito – Don’t Wanna Lose You(Disfigured Dubz Dub)
35 Truth – Don’t Explain (Aquatic LabDub)

Album Preview

Truth Live video from NYE 2010 @ Inangahua, New Zealand

UK/EU Tour Video (April 2010)

More info
myspace.com/truthdubstep
Twitter

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Download: Ben UFO -XLR8R Podcast 137

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2010 by E.N.

The world of electronic music is filled with quirks, but one of the most confusing is the fact that so many DJs only get attention if they also produce tracks. If someone has banged out a quality tune or two—and in some cases, the “quality” requirement is optional—they can quickly find themselves DJing around the globe, regardless of whether or not they are actually any good behind the decks. On the flip side, there are amazing DJs whose talents go unnoticed simply because they’ve never slapped their name on a song or remix. For a genre where clubs and parties take center stage, it seems like the system has been flipped on its head. Nevertheless, a select few still manage to break through based solely on their DJ skills. That group includes young Ben UFO (a.k.a. Ben Thomson), co-founder of the London-based Hessle Audio label. His top-notch DJ sets, usually combining the freshest funky, garage, and 2-step sounds with a choice selection of classic dubstep, house, and techno, have been blowing minds for a while now, so we are ecstatic to have him curate this edition of the XLR8R podcast.

Download: Ben UFO -XLR8R Podcast 137   or  Here

Tracklist

01 Mad Mike feat. Davina “Don’t You Want It” (Happy)
02 Cassy “Endless Endeavour” (Cassy)
03 Afefe Iku “Body Drummin” (Yoruba)
04 Untold “Anaconda (Guarachero Refix)”
05 A Made Up Sound “Alarm” (A Made Up Sound)
06 Funkystepz feat. Lily McKenzie “For U”
07 West Norwood Cassette Library “Blonde on Blonde”
08 Logic “Blues For You (Hard Dub)” (Strictly Rhythm)
09 Unknown “Blue”
10 Kathy Brown “I Appreciate (52 Leagues of Swing Mix)” (Cutting)
11 Mosca “Square One (VIP)”
12 Martin Kemp “Fix” (Blunted Robots)
13 Aaron Carl “Wallshaker” (Millions of Moments)
14 Commix “How You Gonna Feel (Pangaea Remix)”
15 Indo “R U Sleeping? (Bump and Flex vocal Mix)” (Satellite)
16 Blackstreet “Need a Fix (Jeremy Sylvester Remix)” (white)
17 Unknown “Untitled”
18 Biter “Hype Trak”
19 Wizzbit “Jamnite” (Slimzos)
20 Peverelist and Hyetal “RRR”
21 Dom Perignon and Dynamite “Together” (Mos Wanted)
22 Blackout “SOS”
23 Ramadanman “Bass Drumz”
24 Digital Mystikz “Ugly” (Big Apple)
25 Chris Mack “Gal A Call Me Phone (Militant Vocal Mix)” (Ultimate Beats)
26 Blawan “Iddy” (Hessle Audio)
27 Outkast “Ms. Jackson (Harmonimix)”
28 Mondie “Shower” (white)
29 J Sweet “Gutter (Alias Remix)” (Sweet Beatz)
30 Shystie feat. Crazy Titch and J2K “Make It Easy (Davinche Remix)” (Network)
31 Joe “Level Crossing” (Hessle Audio)
32 James Blake “Libra”

http://www.xlr8r.com

Daily Dubstep: Saturday, April 3rd 2010

Posted in Events, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.

Daily Dubstep: Saturday, April 3rd 2010
@ Vooruit, Ghent

 

Line up:

N Type ( Wheel and Deal Records, Tempa, Rinse.FM, UK )
Mala ( Digital Mystikz, UK )
Breakage ( Digital Soundboy, Bassbin, Critical, UK )
Youngsta ( Tempa , FWD >>, Rinse.fm, UK )
Kryptic Minds ( Osiris Music, Swamp81, Tectonic, UK )
SP:MC ( Club Autonomic, UK )
Stamina MC ( Digital Soundboy, Rinse.fm, UK )
Grimelock ( Stainage )
Science ( Untitled )

Price:Pre-sale:  15,00 Euro  ;  Door:  19,00 Euro

Doors:from 23h till 6h

More info:www.187-dnb.com

Concept:

Last year Mr M & One87 launched the first edition of a brand new Dubstep concept called “Daily Dubstep” in the main concert-hall of the first class venue Vooruit in Ghent.

The expectations were high but the final result really exceeded those expectations big time … what an amazing night it was …. Completely sold out from the first go with all you dubstep fans having the night of your life or at least, it looked that way. ;)

So we hope you are ready for some more … because we sure are! It wasn’t easy to top the previous line-up but we think we managed and hope it will exceed your expectations … we have 5 international artists instead of two and two of the UK’s top MC’s to get you going even more …

All our guests are widely accepted as the instigators and leading forces of Dubstep!

First up is N Type who has been proclaimed Best Dubstep DJ several years in a row. Next to running his own label Wheel and Deal Recordings, he’s also co-owner of Sin City Recordings with DJ Hatcha and next to releases for Dubpolice, Terrain Records and more, he also mixed the 5th Allstar Dubstep Compilation for Tempa. And then we haven’t even talked about his super popular radio-show on Rinse FM.

He will be joined by Mala from Digital Mystikz, discovered early on by the legendary John Peel and responsible for the groundbreaking DMZ record label and club-nights as well as many famous productions.

Moving effortlessly through styles from Drum ‘n’ Bass to Dubstep, Breakage has proved himself to be one of the most versatile operators in either scene to date. A prodigious talent, he already has a number of classic releases under his belt but continues to develop his sound with releases across leading imprints including Digital Soundboy, Tempa and Warp.
Youngsta doesn’t only A&R for the leading Tempa Record label, he also represents the label all over the world, mixes compilations and is now getting into more production work with DJ Seven.
And even though Kryptic Minds started out in the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene, they re-discovered their musical faith through Dubstep, through creative alliances with half-step dons Youngsta and Loefah.
Add to that the energy and power of SP:MC and Stamina MC as well as Belgian talents Grimelock and Science and you know, this will be a wicked party again!
So make damn sure you don’t miss it … it just might go down, again, as one of the best Dubstep parties Belgium knows, and if in doubt, maybe these pics will give you an idea …

Artist info:
N Type
www.myspace.com/djntype

Mala
www.dmz.com

Breakage
www.myspace.com/breakagedsb

Youngsta
www.myspace.com/theyoungsta

Kryptic Minds
www.myspace.com/krypticminds1

SP:MC
www.myspace.com/spemcee

Stamina MC
www.myspace.com/musicfromstamina

Grimelock
www.myspace.com/grimelock

Science
www.myspace.com/sciencedubstep

Artists:

N Type ( Wheel and Deal Records, Tempa, Rinse.FM, UK )

The award-winning Dubstep DJ / producer and label owner N-Type is without doubt one of the heavyweights in the scene. Voted Best Dubstep DJ several years in a row, he has releases out on labels such as Tempa, 3.5 Records and his own Terrain imprint. You can always expect the freshest dub-plates, biggest beats, bass-lines and anthems in an N-Type set.

N-Type began his career presenting an underground chart show on Delight FM with DJ Walsh. As time went by Walsh left the station and N-Type later took on a weekend chart show as he established a solo career. He quickly established himself as the main Dubstep DJ/producer on Delight FM and did regular guest shows on many other London pirate stations and internet stations. His mix compilations were rinsed on radio, which helped him gain recognition and bookings all over England and abroad. His shows have always concentrated on good vibes and giving the best music and talent the recognition they deserve.

He is always up to date with a wide selection of dubs from the finest producers. Eventually Delight fm closed down due to unexplained circumstances and N-Type moved on to Rinse Fm. Since then he has gained international recognition and currently presents a popular show on http://www.Rinse.fm. He expanded the show with more interviews, guest mixes and collaborations pushing artists and their music to the fullest.

In 2005 he focused his attention on production with his first sell out Track “Square off” hitting record shops on Southside Dubstars. He then signed tracks to other labels such as Dubpolice, Tempa and 3.5 Records and his own label Terrain Records.

His tunes have been gaining support from many Dj’s and radio stations with regular airplay on Rinse Fm, BBC Radio 1’s Breezeblock thanks to Mary Anne Hobbs and the Dubstep show on Kiss 100FM thanks to DJ Hatcha. N-Type is currently a resident at FWD>> & Dubpolice and has played at the mighty DMZ.

In 2007 N-Type was then given the opportunity by Ammuntion and Tempa to mix the 5th installment of Dubstep Allstars 5. The mix was released in the summer and took the critics by storm! This was a sure sign of the growth of the music and the respect it was getting.

More recently he started a new label Wheel and Deal Records with releases from DJ Kutz, Matt U, Youngsta, … Next to that he runs Sin City Records with DJ Hatcha.

Mala ( Digital Mystikz, UK )

Digital Mystikz, comprised of DJ/producers Coki and Mala, are at the forefront of London’s dubstep sound, leading the way with their own unique brand of dubbed out London sounds. Both derived of jungle, dub reggae and garage yet brand new, the sound had emerged from London and spread a love of sub bass, skankin riddims and mystical melodies across the world.

Along with Loefah and Sgt. Pokes, they operate the DMZ record label and host the influential bimonthly nightclub DMZ, held at the Mass club complex in Brixton, London. Legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, was an early supporter of Digital Mystikz, eventually putting them in his annual 2004 Top 50 list at #29.

They are among the scene’s most famous producers. Their song “Anti War Dub” appeared in the 2006 film “Children of Men,” although it wasn’t included in the soundtrack. In the summer of 2008, Mala was chosen to headline the night portion of the Sónar Festival in Barcelona. Nowadays, he travels the world!

Breakage ( Digital Soundboy, Bassbin, Critical, UK )

Never afraid to make an impact, Breakage burst onto the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene back in 2000 and announced his arrival with a raucous remix of a hardcore classic, Nasty Habit’s ‘Here Come the Drums’ on Reinforced. Backing up this bold move with a series of EPs for the legendary label proved he was no young pretender and he quickly established himself at the forefront of new wave of break-beat scientists.

A regular guest at nights such as Technicality in London and Bassbin in Dublin, Breakage brought his own unique mix of reggae bass-lines and time-stretched funk breaks to the clubs with huge success. His remix of Equinox’s ‘Acid Rain’ (originally released on Innerspective) plus massive singles for Bassbin (‘So Vain’) and Critical (‘Staggered Dub’) drew support from a range of DJs across the scene, including Fabio, Shy FX and Zinc, and quickly regarded by some as classics.

Support from Planet Mu boss Mike Paradinas resulted in a release on the esteemed label (‘Drowning b/w 9th Hand’) and hinted at the appeal of Breakage’s music beyond the club environment. With further releases on Critical and Scientific Wax plus the development of a collaborative partnership with DJ Flight (under the name Alias), Breakage had already proven his versatility and shown that he was capable of much more.

His debut album release came in 2006 and clearly demonstrated Breakage could adapt to a range of styles. Featuring joint efforts alongside SP:MC and Rohan, ‘This Too Shall Pass’ also included more slower tempo material and hinted at what was to come. Linking up with Digital Soundboy in 2007, Breakage soon turned heads with the haunting half-time dubbed-out beats of ‘Clarendon b/w Shroud’.

It came as no surprise that he would make waves in the dubstep community with his next release, ‘Callahan b/w Untitled,’ and set dancefloors ablaze with a joint remix of Benga & Coki’s ‘Night,’ alongside Shy FX as Digital Soundboy. With reggae legend David Rodigan lending vocals to his next release (‘Together b/w Rain’), Breakage continued to build on his successes and established himself firmly as one on of the leading lights at 140bpm.

Remixes for the Sony-backed songstress Zarif plus leftfield hiphop maverick Flying Lotus are slated for release before his next LP, ‘Foundation’, and hint strongly at the strength of Breakage’s appeal. With high profile collaborations across a range of styles, the album shows Breakage at his best and is accompanied by a worldwide tour.

Youngsta ( Tempa , FWD >>, Rinse.fm, UK )

Without doubt one of the finest DJs in Dubstep, Youngsta’s flawless mixing and deadly accurate selection place him at the forefront of this evolving scene. Representing flagship label Tempa with an exclusive array of dub-plates, his sets continue to raise the bar for quality and innovation.

Despite his young age, Youngsta has already attained veteran status in the Dubstep scene. Residencies at FWD>> and Rinse FM set him apart as a tastemaker and pioneer, supporting early productions from the likes of El-B, Horsepower, Loefah, Digital Mystickz, Skream, Benga, D1 and Headhunter. More recently, he’s been working in the studio alongside Seven, N-Type, Kryptic Minds and Icicle.

Youngsta was asked to present the Dubstep Allstars 2 CD for Tempa in 2005, following Hatcha’s first instalment in the ground-breaking series. Built around exclusive dub-plates created for only a handful of DJs, the compilation reflects Youngsta’s skills both in crafting a mix as well as selecting a sound. It’s no surprise he now represents Tempa as A&R and has helped bring attention to the likes of D1, Headhunter, SP:MC and Seven plus others on the label.

Although he’s not yet known as a producer, Youngsta’s had a strong influence on the progression of the sound known as Dubstep so far. Having cut his teeth with a VIP remix of Loefah’s “Twisup” in 2005, Youngsta has preferred to focus on DJing before rushing into production himself. More recently, he’s linked with Seven and N-Type in the studio and is looking forward to working with the likes of Icicle and SP:MC in the near future.

Youngsta also maintains a weekly radio show on Rinse FM. With his focus clearly on the music, he regularly features guest MCs including former host Task and more recently Toast and SP:MC. In 2008, Youngsta teamed up with station boss Geeneus to mix and compile the “I Love Dubstep” double CD, highlighting the instrumental role of Rinse FM in some of the scene’s finest moments to date.

In 2009, Youngsta released several collaborations with Seven of which “Massai Mara” b/w “The Story” (by Seven & N-Type featuring Youngsta) appeared on N-Type’s Wheel & Deal label. These tracks and others, including “Who’s There?”, have been causing a massive buzz on Youngsta’s Rinse FM show and a single for Tempa from the duo is in the works.

Kryptic Minds ( Osiris Music, Swamp81, Tectonic, UK )

Ten years since they formed, 2009 marks a turning point in the disturbed mental explorations of Kryptic Minds. Having built an enviable back catalogue of dark, deadly Drum ‘n’ Bass, the production duo of Si & Leon aka Kryptic Minds have quickly established a foothold in the exploding global Dubstep scene. As the flagship artists on Loefah DMZ’s label Swamp 81, their 12”s and album “One of Us” continue Dubstep’s tradition for stone-cold halfstep, flying against the dancefloor’s natural urges for momentum and release.

Instead they unleash fearsome sub bass assaults that lead listeners into an edgy otherworld and have become staples of sets by halfstep innovator Youngsta as well as Loefah himself. Look out for upcoming releases across some of Dubstep’s leading labels including Tectonic, Disfigured Dubz plus their own Osiris Music UK.

Kryptic Minds, then just Si, first gained prominence in the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene when Andy C’s Ram subsidiary Frequency released ‘The Truth’, quickly earning itself anthem status. The track’s success brought Si new creative opportunities: it was at this time Si and Leon Switch began a long and fruitful production partnership. Together the duo released tracks on some of the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene’s flagship labels, such as Penetration, Renegade Hardware, Tech Freak, Freak Recordings, and Goldie’s seminal Metalheadz.

They also established their own label Defcom Records, on which they released 27 singles, including ‘Take the Pain Away’ and ‘No Escape,’ as well as their debut album, the Drum ‘n’ Bass opus “Lost All Faith”. 2007 saw it declared by ATM magazine as one of the best drum & bass albums of all time. It was also at this time they set up new label Osiris Music uk, to release a wide range of music.

Inspired by Mala Digital Mystikz, Loefah and Burial 2008 saw the duo re-discover their musical faith through Dubstep, following the establishing of creative alliances with half-step dons Youngsta and Loefah. One of Loefah’s classic’s “Root” received the Kryptic Minds remix treatment. They also played at one of Dubstep’s most hallowed institutions, DMZ. The future’s dark, the future’s Kryptic Minds!
 

SP:MC ( Club Autonomic, UK )

Within the last 5 years, SP:MC has established himself as one of the busiest and most innovative MCs in both drum & bass and dubstep. As well working closely with front-runners DJ Friction, D-Bridge, Breakage and Youngsta, he holds residencies at leading nights including Shogun Audio, A Bunch of Cuts and Club Autonomic.

His passion for the music undoubtedly comes through on the mic. With a unique flow and the confidence to leave space for the beats to breathe, it’s clear that SP is an MC who only compliments and never competes with the DJ.

With a deep understanding of the music he’s so passionate about, SP has proved himself to be a talented producer in his own right. Recent releases on Tempa (alongside Joker D) and Shogun LTD (with Jubei and Dakuan as Code3) have demonstrated both quality and diversity, whatever the tempo. With another 12″ on Tempa plus a Code3 release on D-Bridge’s Exit Records, 2009 is yet another big year.
 

Stamina MC ( Digital Soundboy, Rinse.fm, UK )

A multi-talented natural performer, effortlessly combining the roles of vocalist, host and MC with a massive stage-presence, Stamina’s well earned reputation speaks for itself. He‘s a touring veteran and lives up to his name absolutely, making regular appearances across the globe in Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Japan, UK, Europe and beyond. Whether alongside Shy FX, DJ Marky, DJ Fu & Jungle Drummer or a whole of top DJs, Stamina’s high energy performances are certain to raise the crowd with an outstanding range of lyrics, harmonies and freestyles to match the occasion.

A total professional, his love of music always takes centre stage and shines through whether performing live, on radio or in the studio. Stamina’s unswerving commitment to the Drum ‘n’ Bass scene at a grass roots level really sets him apart from the rest and has won him the support of a broad base of fans. Representing on London’s Rinse FM with a weekly show, he’s also a moderator for Drum and Bass Arena’s online forum plus a producer and a DJ in his own right.
Grimelock ( Stainage )

Grimelock have been steadily building a name for them throughout Europe as Belgium’s finest bass music export. Coming from the early Belgian jungle scene, Wallace and Kalib created Grimelock in 2004. MC’s Maëlan and Dynamic joined the crew shortly after to fill the shows with their energy.

Grimelock brings on stage a unique, explosive and fast-paced combination of dubstep, garage, electro and hip hop in which are blended own productions, exclusive dub-plates and timeless classics. Add to this the raw live energy of the MC’s and don’t be surprised if you find yourself bouncing, sweating and screaming for more.

In 2008 they set up Stainage Records, a label aiming to promote Belgian productions worldwide. They were also responsible for the infamous Stainage parties that brought all the biggest Dubstep names in Brussels ages before the hype.

Science ( Untitled )

This Antwerp based duo (Dennis Nesen & Maarten Dekort) is one of our country’s finest. They will soon be releasing their debut EP through the Untitled! Record label and their music is on high rotation on all the major radio-stations such as Studio Brussels and Sub FM.

At the young age of 20 they’ve already played alongside pioneers such as Mala, Coki, Loefah, Hatcha, Pinch and many more. Guaranteed bassweight!

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