MOBIUS – TOOLS OF THE TRADE & LO-DEFINITION REMIX– DBR008
MOBIUS formed in January 2007, and are Jon Moakes and Ali Rutt, both from Southampton, UK.
The pair met in the year 2000 whilst running nights and DJing on the Southampton Clubscene, a lasting friendship was quickly formed due to their shared love of the dance music scene in it’s many forms. Ali ran and DJ’ed at the successful Debauchery night in Southampton from 2000-2002 (Voted Ministry club of the south in 2001), and Jon ran a weekly Drum & Bass night – Toast, with the pair also collaborating for the Mixmag Recommended Offshore Boat Parties, fusing many dance styles under one roof. Their DJing work has taken them to many of the South’s top venues.
With these influences in place, plus a long history of DJing stretching back to early Rave & Jungle (Jon), and House & Techno (Ali), the scene was set for them to take this mishmash of styles into the studio. The first track to be completed under the Mobius name is ‘Thugs’, taking influences from Hip Hop, Miami House, Drum & Bass and the contemporary Breaks scene, and adding a ‘clean but grimy’ ethic to their sound. This is due out soon on Ape Music. They have also recently finished ‘Serious Ting’ which is receiving plays from many DJ's on the scene.
Ali has been heavily involved in the Breaks scene for a number of years, hosting a show on NuSkoolBreaks.co.uk radio, the weekly ‘Mobius Trip’.
Jon is concentrating on the studio projects at present, whilst Ali still DJ's regularly and is always on the lookout for new dancefloors to play to. This vastly experienced DJ is well known for his intelligently constructed and technically excellent sets, knowing exactly what’s needed to get the floor shaking!
These guys have now decided to team up with our Portsmouth based label and release the first of 2 tracks, signed up earlier in the year and with the help of some excellent remix work, have made this release a very exciting prospect! The first release being ‘Tools Of The Trade’ and the remix is coming in the shape of relatively old breaks head on new shoulders....LO-DEFINITION
On moving to Brighton around 2002 and regularly attending the world famous Supercharged on regular occasions, he was introduced to the world of production by Jamie Black, a local producer and founder member of the Slacker's Convention. Inspired by breakbeat's fresh sound, but still with a love of house music and DnB, he went on to a co-found the Breakspoll nominated dance radio station "Brap.FM" with Shaun "Moif" Murphy.
Lo-Definition left the station to concentrate on his music production 18 months later and subsequently formed and co-wrote releases for Loop deVille which featured in the Beatport breaks charts at number 7, and number 12 respectively.
Lo Def left Loop deVille in early 2009 to focus on solo projects and he now spends most of his time in the studio working on both solo and collaborative releases, drinking red bull, whinging about tinnitus, losing money at poker and downloading as much porn as his internet provider will allow him!
The Original track is quite a dark and slightly twisted out and out Breakbeat track and the Mobius boys keep that signature groove pumpin nicely throughout!
The remix is the very first release from Lo-Def and is an electro break’s crossover with some seriously slick production and bassline that has been quoted by one DJ as being “sick” In a good way! This has so far received support from Hexadecimal and Kickflip.
The track is available to listen and purchase here:
It is also available at all other good download stores
THE SECOND INSTALLMENT FROM MOBIUS 'THE LAB' IS OUT ON AUGUST 31ST AND INCLUDES THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BEN & LEX REMIX!