DJ Hype, Nu:Tone + Funsta MC – Easter Sunday @ Brown Alley
Twisted Audio is proud to bring you a Massive show this Easter Sunday featuring 2 MAssive acts – DJ Hype and Nu:Logic!
DJ Hype is one of the true legends of Drum & Bass, he returns to Melbourne after a 4 year absence to tear the decks apart alongside Funsta MC !
Nu:Logic is the new collaboration between Hospital Records producers and brothers Nu:Tone and Logistics, 2 big names, 1 massive show!
DJ Hype (Playaz Recordings, UK)
Nu:Logic (Nu:tone & Logistics,Hospital Records, UK)
Funsta MC (UK)
Easter Sunday – 20th of April – 10pm till Late
Brown Alley (585 Lonsadle st. Melbourne CBD)
Snareophobe (UK) + Dub Princess, Lickweed, Monkee, C:1, Deep Element, Serv
Side room by the Brotherhood of Beats:
DJ Sizzle, Citizen.com & Matty Blades, Ayna, Buck Rogers, SK, Sensi, Lysdexic
He was an early DJ on one of London’s pirate stations, Fantasy FM, and has been popular on the international DJ circuit, landing awards for Best Male DJ and Best Radio DJ (in 1994 and 1995, respectively) at the U.K.’s Hardcore Awards. He is also one of the London radio station Kiss 100’s main attractions, and was a player in Suburban Base’s compilation series, Drum and Bass Selection. A champion of jungle’s dancefloor purity, DJ Hype has also rallied consistently against jungle’s compartmentalization into artificial “scenes” in the late 1990s.
DJ Hype began producing in 1989, engineering and co-producing tracks (including chart-toppers such as “Exorcist” and “The Bee”) for hardcore staples Kickin’, Strictly Underground, and Suburban Base. Although he never lost touch with his breakbeat roots (even going so far as to spin hip-hop instrumentals over house tracks to add a bit of rhythmic flair), it wasn’t until he launched his own Ganja label in 1994 (with the single “Cops”) that he began seriously focusing on the post-rave possibilities of sampled breaks.
The Ganja label gained almost immediate popularity, primarily through floor-fillers such as “You Must Think First”, “Tiger Style” and DJ Zinc’s “Super Sharp Shooter.” That popularity peaked with the release of their first LP in 1996: ‘Still Smokin’, a label compilation released jointly by Ganja and cohort Pascal’s Frontline imprint. The album became one of the highest-selling independent jungle compilations. Re-released in 1997, its success also led to a major label deal with MCA’s Parousia sublabel and the establishment of True Playaz, a DJ Hype–led DJ and production unit also including DJ Zinc, Pascal, and Rude Bwoy Monty.
DJ Hype is known for his jump up dj sets, headlining and smashing up dancefloors at the monthly Playaz night at Fabric (club).
Nu:Logic is a collaborative partnership between Hospital signings Nu:Tone and Logistics. The two brothers, Dan and Matt Gresham, first joined forces under this new alias in the mid noughties, with the first Nu:Logic release “On & On” appearing on Hospital in 2004. The project went on the back burner until 2010 when they released their “New Technique” EP to great critical acclaim.
The pair combine the music that they love – music with soul, atmosphere, tension and groove – together into one melting pot of sound. Whilst growing up they were exposed to the same music, but quickly found their tastes diverging. However now they are older, these have moved closer together again and at the core is a shared love of artists such as DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, MoWax, Full Cycle, Heaz, No U Turn, Jazzanova and Calibre.
With seven individual albums between them and the recently released “Morning Light / Grizzly” single which has been making waves in the D&B scene and beyond, it is now time for the debut Nu:Logic album which is due out in March this year.
Fun has a strong and talented presence within the scene. Not only can he rinse it out high-energy style at a rave, he can also captivate the audience with his deeply-inspirational words of wisdom, on the underground, mainstream and global circuits. His appeal lies in this versatility, this fresh and often challenging perspective and, as his name suggests, his commitment to getting down and having Fun. He is a master of ceremonies; of creativity; of consciousness but, above all, entertainment.