Twisted Audio presents Black Sun Empire + State of Mind ‘Eat the Rich’ LP Tour
Twisted Audio is proud and excited to bring you 2 of it’s favourite artists ever on the one bill:
Black Sun Empire (NL)
State of Mind (‘Eat the Rich’ LP tour , NZ)
Black Sun Empire return to Melbourne after a sold out show in 2013 to bring us another scorcher of a night like only hey can provide, joining forces with State of Mind who will be debuting their brand new ‘Eat the Rich’ LP which is set to drop in March 2014 on BSE’s Blackout label!
Friday 28th of March @ Brown Alley (585 Lonsdale St, Melbourne)
10pm till late
Hosted by: MC Harzee
Visuals by: Dougstep
Black Sun Empire
Black Sun Empire represent the finest in dark and tech fueled dance-floor drum & bass. Since bursting onto the scene back in 2000, they’ve continued to develop their own unique style and sound, releasing numerous singles as well as five full-length LPs and establishing themselves as leaders in the field. With their impressive DJ skills and inspirational productions, Black Sun Empire have reached far beyond their native Holland. They’ve toured the world over, with highlights including Glastonbury and numerous other festival appearances, and continue to build on their growing reputation as some of the most exciting and consistent performers around. Their fifth LP ‘From The Shadows’ was released in September 2012 and was a 100% Drum and Bass album. This was the follow up to the hugely successful 2010 ‘Lights And Wires’ LP that demonstrated their versatility across tempos whilst still staying true to their own sound. 2013 sees the release of ‘Variations On Black’, an entire album of remixes from some of the most exciting names in tech Drum and Bass.
State of Mind
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, State of Mind are the duo of Stu Maxwell and Patrick Hawkins. Beginning their careers in 2005 SOM have become notoriously prolific producers with releases on a broad spectrum of labels throughout the dnb scene. Material can be found on the shelves via CIA Recordings, Teebee’s Subtitles Records, Friction’s Shogun Audio, Viper Recordings, Doc Scott’s 31 Records, Concord Dawn’s Uprising, Bad Company, BSE & Obsessions, Project 51, Samurai and more.
Not happy being mere producers and djs, SOM Music was launched in 2009 and is now regarded as a premier niche label in its own right. SOM Music is home to artists like Nymfo, Black Sun Empire, Spinline, Jade, Mindscape, Dose, Borderline and Tiki Taane to name a few.
State of Mind released their first full CD ‘Take Control’ on Uprising Records in 2006, an album that garnered them the publicly voted award of ‘Breakthrough Artists of the year’ on the B-Net radio network in NZ, and a nomination for a prestigious NZ Music Award. In March 2009 they released their second LP, ‘Faster than Light’ on their own label SOM Music.
Their third album called ‘Nil By Ear’ was globally released in April 2011, peaking at number 5 in the NZ Charts. This was also nominated for a NZ Music Award.
State Of Mind are the former hosts of the hugely popular ‘Next Level” 95BFM drum n bass show. The show has now been relaunched in monthly podcast format due to popular demand.