Twisted Audio residents play the Decade of Viper tourPosted: Friday, June 27th, 2014
Inhibit in conjunction with Viper Recordings proudly present…
DECADE OF VIPER RECORDINGS
>> MELBOURNE SHOW <<
MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND (UK)
BROOKES BROTHERS (UK)
THE PROTOTYPES (UK)
+ special guest ROCKWELL (UK, Shogun Audio)
Hosted by MC FELON (UK)
Ekko & Sidetrack (Perth)
Fendi & Break-fast
Viper Recordings’ “Decade World Tour” is coming down under to celebrate 10 years of releasing fresh, forward thinking music. After selling out shows across the UK and Europe, now the biggest heavy-hitters that the mighty imprint has to offer are touching down in Adelaide, Sydney, Perth & Melbourne this July for what is surely the biggest drum & bass club tour of Australia this year!
Saturday July 26th
The Hi-Fi – 125 Swanston St, Melbourne
9:00pm – 5:00am
Tickets from tickets.thehifi.com.au
Limited early birds on sale now for only $25+bf
Sitting at the top of the bill are bass music power-house duo and Viper boss “Matrix & Futurebound”. After smashing up the Australian festival circuit in 2013 as part of the Stereosonic Tour, the pair has once again risen to new heights with the release of their biggest hit to date, ‘Control” (feat. Max Marshall). With huge support on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Capital FM, Minstry of Sound Radio and XFM, ‘Control’ cracked the UK Top 10 and charted #7 in the singles chart and #2 in the Dance charts – a level of success matched only by a select few in the Drum & Bass world. Staying true to their roots, they also dropped their own club mix of ‘Control’ with their techy ‘S.T.F.U. Mix’. A throwback to the early days of the partnership. Matrix & Futurebound proved without a doubt that they could achieve both high chart positions, while still maintaining heavy support in the clubs.
One of the most respected partnerships in drum & bass the “Brookes Brothers” are no strangers to Australia, with 5 previous sell-out tours under their belt. Known for their unique, soul and disco infused beats, the Brookes Brothers are one of the genres most accomplished production teams. In late 2012, the legendary duo signed exclusively to Viper and in August 2013 released ‘Carry Me On’ (feat. Chrom3) to high acclaim, being selected as Zane Lowe’s “hottest record in the world”, as well as making the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra playlist and hitting #7 on the UK Independent Charts. With a new album in the works for 2014 the most exciting chapter so far for the Brookes Brothers is about to emerge.
Brighton-based producers and DJs “The Prototypes” have exploded onto the scene over the past few years and there’s been no looking back for the duo and their polished brand of dancefloor-destroying drum & bass. Having made their debut in 2010 The Prototypes quickly became one of the most hotly-tipped production duos in the scene and have since built a reputation for putting out instant dancefloor weapons and consistently smashing any and all remixes. Entering into the next chapter of their careers, The Prototypes have now signed with Viper Recordings and released their first album single “Pale Blue Dot/Lights’ in February 2014. With their debut album to be released in 2014 the future has never been brighter for one of the most exciting production outfits in recent years.
Completing this all-star line-up is featured special guest “Rockwell” aka Thomas Green. Signed exclusively to Friction’s Shogun Audio imprint, he is without question one of the most original and talented producers to come out of the drum & bass scene in recent times. His productions are painstakingly constructed, beautifully arranged and thoughtfully mastered. Each track offers unique textures seldom heard in electronic music – let alone drum & bass – and his signature sound is one of the few that works just as well in the living room as in the club. As a DJ Rockwell has built a reputation for his eclectic sets, with crowds never knowing what he’s going to pull out of his bag next he has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting DJs in dance music.
Twisted Audio Residents play In:Session @ Loop BarPosted: Thursday, June 26th, 2014
For our 8th edition of IN:SESSION and after the success of our last event hitting the darker side of the genre we thought what better way to turn the tables and showcase the more liquid/deep sounds of drum and bass. Featuring an all star local line up headlined by none other than ATP(Vibrations/Rubik/Fokuz). With a dose of dubstep and hip hop chucked in for good measure expect another smashing night from the cru at New Grounds!
New Grounds Presents IN:SESSION
Liquid/Deep/Dark DnB, Dubstep and Hip Hop
Saturday 28th June
10pm till late
Loop. 23 Meyers Place. CBD
Deep Element b2b Kymaera
Break-Fast b2b switchState
Visuals by Doug-Step
See you all front and centre!
Bust A Move featuring KOAN Sound & A. SkillzPosted: Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Twisted Audio is excited to present you the first chapter of our ‘Bust A Move’ series of events, catered to the funky and bass heavy sound lovers.
We are proud to be working with our close friends from Whomp Music on this event which features 2 of the worlds most innovotive and versatile artists currently touring today.
Koan Sound (OWSLA, UK)
A. Skillz (Fingerlickin Records, UK)
Friday 4th of July at Brown Alley (585 Lonsdale st. CBD Melbourne)
Lickweed (All mixed up Vol. 3 Mixtape Launch)
Monkee (Twisted Audio)
Kodiak Kid (Whomp)
Schwarr (Adapted Records)
Angus Green (Whomp Music)
Deefin (Adapted Records)
Citizen.com & Matty Blades (The Brotherhood of Beats)
KOAN Sound is an electronic music production duo from Bristol, United Kingdom. The duo consists of Will Weeks and Jim Bastow.
It’s strange how the death of one musical group can be exactly the sort of catalyst needed to spawn another. KOAN Sound are certainly a highly gifted example of this phenomenon. It was in 2008 that KOAN Sound emerged from the ashes of several other musical endeavours, fusing passion for electronic music with sheer musical intuition. Since then KOAN Sound have continued to develop, synthesising ever more complex and inspirational patterns. And with influences such as The Prodigy, Amon Tobin and Noisia, it’s not hard to see why KOAN Sound productions are synonymous with dark gripping basslines; elegantly mastered and meticulously executed.
Support is nothing but exponential for KOAN Sound. The group’s creative and above all original ethos has granted them well deserved credibility from producers, DJ and music fans alike. These include Aphex Twin, Pendulum, Zane Lowe and Rusko. Armed with a creative diversity second to none, they have set themselves apart from their peers and continue to push music not restrained by tempo or genre, all connected by their trademark ‘KOAN’ sound.
Record label owner, producer and DJ extraordinaire, A.Skillz’ incredible deck talents fuse funk, soul and hip-hop with D’n'B, dub-step and breaks, all sliced, mashed and cut together with a unique style of scratching and mixing. His reputation as a true party rocker has won him prime-time slots across the world at a ‘who’s who’ of major events.
Adam Mills, aka A Skillz, is a breaks DJ and producer from the U.K. who has spun at parties and festivals across the globe. Across the years, he has combined funk and soul — the backbone of old-school and golden age rap, his primary inspirations — with flashes of drum’n’bass and dubstep. His first release of note was a collaboration with the like-minded Krafty Kuts; in 2002, they issued the freewheeling 12” “Tricka Technology” (featuring Zulu Nation’s T.C. Izlam), and then followed it the next year with an album of the same title. For the next several years, Mills worked predominantly with the 12” format, including over ten releases in the bootleg-oriented Insane Bangers series. He also mixed Freshtraxxx, a compilation of releases from the Finger Lickin’ label that featured his work beside Krafty Kuts, as well as that of Plump DJs, Soul of Man, Drumattic Twins, and Slyde.
Twisted Audio Presents – Emperor (Critical, UK) & InsideInfo (Viper, UK)Posted: Sunday, June 1st, 2014
Twisted Audio are proud to present a night dedicated to upcoming and ground braking sound of Drum n Bass today featuring 2 of the finest heavy hitters and exciting producers in the world of DnB today:
Emperor (Critical Recordings, UK)
InsideInfo (Viper Recordings, UK)
27th of June @ Brown Alley (585 Lonsdale st. CBD Melbourne)
Nocturnal (Renegade Hardware, UK)
Side room by Brotherhood of Beats + Guests:
Citizen.com & Matty Blades
Establishing himself across all shades of bass music with distinctive, gritty mechanical dynamics, this young Yorkshire-based producer has appeared on some of the most respected labels in the game: Critical Music, Neosignal, Inspected and Symmetry
One of the most unique producers in the game, InsideInfo ranks alongside some of the most respected producers in the drum & bass scene. With a back catalogue featuring releases on the most prestigious labels in DnB, such as Viper, Virus, Metro, Critical, Blu Mar Ten, Hospital, Renegade Hardware and Ganja-Tek, InsideInfo has built up an enviable reputation for delivering the most distinctive, twisted funk in all of bass music.
Twisted Audio Podcast #36 – ZodiacPosted: Sunday, June 1st, 2014
The latest Twisted Audio podcast brought to you by Zodiac.
1) Vendetta – Klax
2) Human Sacrifice – Kolectiv, Dexta & Mauoq
3) Marka (feat. Strategy) – Dub Phizix & Skeptical
4) Blind Faith – Robustus
5) Check This Out – Jaybee
6) Survive – H.Shiratori
7) Moonstruck (Original Mix) – BCee, Bladerunner
Homeboyz (Serum Remix) – Substance
9) Gambler – They Call Me Raptor
10) Soundboy VIP – Hyroglifics
11) Gully Halves – Alix Perez
12) Ugly Face – Young G
13) Control – Emperor
14) Primal Instinct – Mefjus & Bowsar (feat. Maksim)
15) Being – Insideinfo
16) Signalz (Emperor Remix) – Mefjus
17) Immortal Soul (Ft. MC Fava) – Borderline
18) Drill (Kolectiv Remix) – Keosz & Mtwn
19) Epsilon (Original Mix) – The Upbeats, InsideInfo
20) Disrupted – Emperor & Mefjus
21) Liberator – Kove
22) Get Ready VIP (Serum & Northern Lights Remix) – Congo Natty ft. Nanci Correia, Daddy Freddy & Phoebe “Irondread” Hibbert
23) The Truth – Bredren
24) Move Over – Hyroglifics
25) Next War (Bredren Remix) – Tom Small
Twisted Audio Residents support Danny Byrd (UK) & Hamilton (UK)Posted: Friday, May 23rd, 2014
DANNY BYRD (UK)
Sunday June 8th
La Di Da (MAIN ROOM)
Drum & Bass club tours don’t come much bigger than this folks!! Touching down in Melbourne this Queens Birthday weekend we have a very special double-header featuring none other than the mighty Danny Bryd & Hamilton… Representing the two undisputed power-house labels of drum & bass – Hospital & RAM Records the return of these heavyweights is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable parties of the year!
MONKEE, LICKWEED, SWITCHSTATE, CAM BRODIE, ZERO1
Hosted by MC Skinni
-SIDE ROOM- (presented by Ruckus)
DIRTY GIPSY, 2FUDDHA, ALASKA, JAMIE NOW
One of the very first artists to sign to the fledgling Hospital label way back at the turn of the millennium, Danny Byrd’s own inimitable take on soulful, vocal Drum + Bass has become a staple in the scene. His use of hip-hop, house and R&B influences has turned heads ever since his inception. The Bath based, brandy-drinking producer has been responsible from some massive rave anthems over the years, which has gained him Radio One success and international recognition.
Having signed to the label in the early noughties, Danny Byrd released a number of singles, such as “Do It Again” (2000), “Changes” (2001) and “Dog Hill” (2006), However, it was not until 2008 that Danny delivered his long awaited debut long player “Supersized”. Having spent years honing his craft, the album was an excellent display of his skills and featured massive anthems such as “Shock Out”, “From Bath With Love” and “Red Mist (feat I-Kay)”. The album gained support from Radio One heavy hitters such as Annie Mac and Zane Lowe, as well as the mighty Andy C. The VIP version of “Red Mist” catapulted its way onto the daytime Radio One playlist and received over six hours of Radio One play in 2009, all to itself!
Danny’s next major release was an update of liquid rave classic “Sweet Harmony” (feat. Liquid). The hit single reached number one in the UK dance singles chart and took Danny’s sound to a whole new audience. Championing a revival of classic dance music sounds along with his own unique and forward thinking production the second Danny Byrd studio album “Rave Digger” was unleashed October 2010. The lead single “Ill Behaviour feat I-Kay” smashed it’s way into the UK top 40, swiftly followed up by Radio One play listings for “We Can Have It All” and “Tonight (feat. Netsky)”.
Entering 2011, the “Rave Digger Special Edition” was released and later in the year, Danny launched his short-lived but impressive live show at Hospitality Brixton in September. Bursting back onto the scene in 2012 with the incendiary “Blaze The Fire (Rah!)”, Danny teamed up with the legendary General Levy for this smash hit single ahead of his third artist album which dropped in 2013.
His latest album, ‘Golden Ticket’ features a high calibre supporting cast of featured artists and a broad sound palette. It takes in the full spectrum of UK garage, house, hip-hop and has ensured his lasting status as a Drum and Bass icon.
Having conquered several dance music genres and worked as an international DJ for over a decade and a half, this talented and versatile producer turned his full focus to drum and bass in the latter half of the noughties culminating in signing an exclusive deal with Andy C’s Ram Records.
His tracks “Soundboy” and “Echoes” were considered to be some of the stand out tracks featured on Andy C’s Nightlife 5 compilation and since then Hamilton has released a number of singles including the massive “Brainstorm” and the sublime piece of dance floor driven liquid that is “Deep In My Heart”.
He’s also been busy on the remix front, crafting reworks for the likes of Blackout “L.O.V.E”, indie/dance hybrid Enter Shikari’s “Sssnakepit”, label mates Loadstar ‘s “Black & White” and most recently topping the drum & bass charts with his barnstorming VIP of TC’s rave anthem “Tap Ho”.
As a DJ he’s well renowned for his damaging three deck sets at events in the Uk and around the world. Having recently come back from a multi-date tour of Australia, Hamilton is back and ready to unleash a brand new batch of material for the summer and beyond. Watch this space!