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- Something very special begins at the start of 2015 -
Masters Of Drum & Bass is here and is dedicated to bringing you the Worlds finest D&B artists alongside the freshest upcoming talent.
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Tickets can now be purchased on Skiddle - http://www.skiddle.com/e/12293482
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HAZARD [PLAYAZ] : 90 MINUTES
AUDIO [RAM] : 2 HOURS : THREE DECKS
ROWNEY & PROPZ [G13] : 90 MINUTES
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SALVAGE & CARBON [SHORT CIRCUIT]
DANNY INTRO [RIPPER]
& more TBA!
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More information coming very soon.
Please let us know who you would like to see at this and future events by commenting below and we'll do our best to make that happen. The only condition is that their selection must be either Drum & Bass or Jungle.
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Hazard label affiliates - PLAYAZ, RADIUS, 3D MODE
Hazard bio - There are few artists who can claim to have shot to Drum & Bass fame as quickly or as succinctly as Birmingham based DJ Hazard. In just a few short years this incredibly talented producer has knocked out enough dancefloor bombs to be considered a serious sonic terrorist, adding to the noise pollution problems of neighbourhoods around the world with his uncompromisingly tight beats and earth-quaking basslines.
Originally noticed by D&B legend DJ Hype while producing a few tracks for DJ SS’ Formation Records, Hazard was soon snapped up by the Playaz boss once he realised the young Birmingham based talent wasn’t under contract. There began a partnership that has rocketed DJ Hazard to the very top of his game, both in terms of producing immense dancefloor destroying tracks that eager DJs clamour to get their hands on during promo stage and his own career as a DJ which has seen him travel the globe, doling out masses of bass-fuelled pain to unsuspecting ravers worldwide.
Soaking up the bass-heavy sounds of Ragga and Hip Hop like a musical sponge in his early youth, Hazard found he was drawn into the sub-low hitting basslines and the infectious cut up drums of early Jungle during the early ‘90s and, like many youths at that time, began to collect those addictive slabs of black crack. Funding his love of buying and playing records by working in factories, washing up in restaurants and delivering pizzas, Hazard put everything he had into following a path that he loved and his hard work paid off.
A true Master of Drum & Bass, it is an honour for us to have Hazard touching down!
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Audio label affiliates - RAM, VIRUS, RUN DNB, FREAK, TECH FREAK, SUBTITLES, HABIT, OFFKEY, POSITION CHROME
Audio bio - No other producer packs a punch like AUDIO. From his tattooed drum & bass knuckles to his ruthlessly hard-hitting productions, this man embodies the spirit of D&B. Uncompromising, inherently underground and refusing to play games, the South London artist’s diligence, creativity and lack of complacency has inspired mass respect from every possible corner of the scene.
Four albums, countless 12”s and over 15 years deep into his limit-pushing adventures, AUDIO continues to surge at the very forefront of the sound he’d first experienced as young Londoner tuning in to Colin Dale’s eminent Abstract Dance Kiss FM sermons.
The boy, whose mum brought him up on a strict diet of ABBA and Queen – grabbed any angle and any opportunity to get involved. From ringing up and booking Ed Rush for a party above a pub in Croydon off the back of mobile number on a test press to scoring a job as in-house studio engineer at legendary rave distributors Alphamagic where he studied the dark art of dynamics at a masters level. Audio wouldn’t and still won’t settle for anything less than full immersion.
His own production stripes stretch back to just after the turn of the century when he found himself at the helm of Resonant Evil. Demonstrating their power with a debut on the genre-defining Renegade Hardware, over the course of two years they scorched the repertoires of Moving Shadow, G2 and Outbreak. As Resonant Evil’s brutal bulletins wound down, Audio was winding up.
Carving his own path with his own rules, he was soon snapped up by early neuro pioneers Tech Freak Recordings who gave him the opportunity to stretch himself creatively and broadcast his first long playing message. Audio’s debut album ‘To The Edge Of Reason’ showed the world he could cater for experiences beyond the dancefloor yet convey the same attitude and defiant dynamic he’d become synonymous with as a DJ and on 12”s. It was so well received; within a year he was signed by Ed Rush and Optical and for five years became an intrinsic member of the Virus family.
Audio’s work on Virus is where he really developed momentum. Already an established headliner across Europe, his productions and reputation became a global phenomenon, leading to tours in every territory. This reputation was compounded by albums such as ‘Genesis Device’ and ‘Soul Magnet’ which spawned the mighty ‘Headroom’. One of the most influential and successful tracks of its time, it knocked chart-topping EDM star Avicii off the Beatport top spot, dominating the chart for a total of 13 weeks and setting the foundation for his final Virus album ‘Force Of Nature’. Released in October 2013, it threw the scene completely off-guard. No other producer has conjured two albums of such strong-armed quality within less than a year. Just as his debut album had pricked the ears of Virus, ‘Force Of Nature’ attracted Andy C’s Ram Records.
Kindred spirits, Audio and Ram Records are a natural fit - Both D&B lifers, both as emphatic and enthusiastic about the scene as they were at inception, both dedicated to pushing Drum & bass to its furthest limits creatively and sonically. Complacency never creeps in for AUDIO and it’s business as usual; still immersed in production science (now using the unique Studio One set up) and still just as buzzed about slapping a dancefloor into submission with deadly double drops as he was when he kicked off, Audio’s unique punch is harder than it’s ever been.
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ROWNEY & PROPZ
Rowney & Propz label affiliates - G13, SMOKESCREEN, CALYPSO, HOOVER BASS, RADIUS, SHORT CIRCUIT
Rowney & Propz bio - These two have been consistently smashing it for so many years now and it is undeniable that they are a force to be reckoned with. As well as regularly playing in Europe + up and down the UK, these two also run G13 & Smokescreen Records which have seen a great number of bangers released over the years.
On top of this they are regularly releasing singles over a variety of different respected labels and are generally found pushing their music forward. They have been ambassadors for dancefloor Drum & Bass for countless years now and with releases on their own G13 and Smokescreen Records as well as Calypso, Hoover Bass, Short Circuit and Hazard's Radius label they have made a real name for themselves up and down the UK as well as further afield.
Whilst they might be known for their jump-up dancefloor destruction, it should be noted that they are connoisseurs of D&B and after having a chat, they have told us that they will be bringing a very special 90 minute set rammed full of bangers from many different sub-genres of this genre we love. Expect jump-up, tech, rollers and even some liquid in there.
These two always deliver whilst performing live, so get down from the very start of the night to ensure you do not miss any of their set as they will be kick-starting the event off with a bang.
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We are putting a lot of effort into making this night very special and we look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!