Twisted Audio residents play Krachmacher 20/20

Posted: Thursday, November 20th, 2014


Krachmacher is back with 20/20 hindsight. A celebration of 20 years of Jungle and Drum & Bass in Melbourne.

Two rooms of bass music bringing together Melbourne’s biggest crews with TekStep, 40Hz, Krachmacher, Collateral Damage, BBA, The Operatives, Twisted Audio and Destroy Ordinary.
While in Jungle Ting room we nice up the dance with Roots Riddims.

Showcasing the past 20 years of bass music in Melbourne, Krachmacher’s legendary production will transform The Royal Melbourne Hotel into a robo-dystopian vision of the future. An epic night, not to be missed.

Krachmacher is the noisemaker.

Calling all crew, old and new!

Represent and cause some trouble!

Tickets and more info


Twisted Audio residents play Deliverance Festival

Posted: Thursday, November 20th, 2014





Info for new friends: Even though we have this shiny website and ticket portal – we like you to introduce yourself before simply “buying a ticket and rocking up” – while we welcome good spirits, this gathering is held on a site which is a permanent home to around 100 full time residents – many of whom just want to get along with life and have nothing to do with this event. Out of respect for those living around our party site, we feel it’s only right that we can reassure them you’re a nice person who won’t treat their home and front yard with disrespect.

One simple and obvious way to do that, is to introduce yourself to our crew! We’re actually super nice people, and you probably are too! – chances are, you have a friend who is already part of our private group on Facebook. You can find it here Come say hello, and meet a ton of groovy peeps who share a love of art, music, hanging out and creating stuff together.

You can find a little more info on what we’re about in the ABOUT section on our website – , along with sections on the music, art, and other stuff we have put together for your enjoyment this year.


Lickweed & Okuli support Billain (Bad Taste, UKF, Bosnia)

Posted: Monday, November 10th, 2014


Do you enjoy tidy, intricate beats? Do you relish wholesome, next-level basslines? Prepare for a night of the finest neurofunk and techstep drum ‘n’ bass Australia & Bosnia have to offer.

Ensnared Presents:
BILLAIN (Bosnia – Bad Taste Recordings, UKF, Rise Audio, Citrus Recordings)

Drum&BassArena Awards ‘Best Producer’ 2014 nominee. For the first time in Australia.

Supported by:

SAFIRE (Shogun Ltd, Subtitles, Dispatch Recs)
DUSTY FUNGUS (Hopskotch)
OKULI (Twisted Audio)
LICKWEED (Twisted Audio)

Nov 21 @ The Sub Club (Flinders Crt, Melbourne)


BILLAIN (Bosnia&Herzegovina) – Bad Taste Recordings / UKF / Rise Audio / Citrus Reordings

Living through the unimaginable reality of war in his home city of Sarajevo instilled a sense of the sometimes warped and surreal nature of humanity within Billain. His experience through this time melded with the diverse and unusual influences of his youth; comprising figures such as Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Katsuhiro Otomo and the amorphous brooding music from numerous Anime movies. He found his first expression of the exploration of his own ideas through visual arts – sketching and painting them into existence. However, it soon became apparent to him that the visual medium was not enough by itself; and in 1997 Billain started to explore the realms of music production, with the intention of further enabling the transcription of his complex vision into reality. Schooling himself in the techniques and theories of music production led him initially to Techno; with influences coming from a variety of sources, including Iannis Xenakis, Stockhausen, Aphex Twin, The Prodigy and early Metalheadz releases. But again, after producing several hundred Techno tracks, he found himself tracked within the confines of the genre and started to itch for something different. Everything changed upon hearing Ed Rush & Optical’s legendary ‘Wormhole’ LP – merging successfully the worlds of Techno and DnB. Finally, Billain’s direction had changed forever.

Despite a vast number of requests for bookings and his considerable abilities as a DJ, Billain prefers to keep his sonic pursuits as his main priority; dedicating the significant majority of his time to production and hand picking the shows he plays. But this hasn’t stopped him sharing stages worldwide with artists such as Calyx, Bad Company, Phace, Black Sun Empire, Nocturnal, Loxy, Kryptic Minds, Kulak and TN1 – as well as playing high profile events such as MTV Music Depot, Red Bull showcases, Kontra, Exit Festival, Outlook and LED Festival.

In 2014, demand for Billain is reaching astronomical heights, with his ‘Colossus’ EP on Bad Taste recordings securing him airtime on BBC Radio 1, as well as his debut feature on the world-renowned UKF platform – leading to colossal numbers of plays on Soundcloud and social media. With this release, and his previous Bad Taste ‘Machine Room (Level Two)’ release alongside Teddy Killerz and Neonlight; this year the bar is being raised to a new level.


Twisted Audio residents play Wobble

Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014


Wobble Presents STAR WARS featuring Logan D (Low Down Deep, UK)

Saturday 15th November 2014
La Di Da Main Room 577 Little Bourke St Melbourne CBD
Powered by Nexo 40k Soundsystem

Official LOGAN D LOW DOWN DEEP warm up party Saturday 18th October 2014

LOGAN D (Low Down Deep, UK)

Tickets available here

Saturday the 15th of November Logan D Low Down Deep – direct from the UK – presents the sounds of the underground, previously unheard of in Melbourne. La Di Da main room will transport you to a galaxy far, far away featuring the one time only installation of a 40k Nexo Soundsystem, 3D visuals, lasers, lights, satellites and Jedi Knights. Wobble presents Logan D Low Down Deep is the Drum ‘n’ Bass event of the year. Don’t miss out…


DnB Arena Tour feat. DC Breaks The Upbeats, Cyantific, DC Breaks and 2ShyMC

Posted: Thursday, October 16th, 2014


With Melburnians finally emerging after months of hibernation throughout the long, cold darkness of winter we figure what better way to celebrate then with a beautiful sun filled Sunday BBQ Session hosted by one of the most renowned labels within the game…get ready for a very intimate and exclusive one off event featuring a hand picked lineup direct from the team at Drum&Bass Arena.



Hosted by MC2SHY

Drum&BassArena: The award winning UK brand that has influenced generations of drum & bass lovers the world over is about to embark on its first ever Australian tour!

Established in 1996 as an online portal – – Drum&BassArena is celebrating 18 big years at the very forefront of the game. Over those years they have celebrated, supported, documented and championed drum & bass in every way possible. They have successfully contributed to all aspects of the genre’s culture and stamped their distinctive brand in many directions: international live events, merchandise, podcasts, bespoke video content, digital distribution and its now legendary series of compilations.

The biggest compilation series of their kind, Drum&BassArena albums have sold over 400,000 to date and have been mixed by the biggest DJs in the genre. Representing all styles and all artists – from the biggest names to key emerging artists – Drum&BassArena albums are recognised as THE benchmark, inspiring loyal drum & bass fans across the globe for over 10 years.

Now Drum&BassArena is set to break new boundaries once again and inspire Australia with its debut national tour. Taking place between October 16 – 25, with four of the most exciting UK performers in the genre, THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

> Melbourne
Sunday October 19th
Brown Alley (585 Lonsdale st. Melbourne CBD)
5:00pm – 1:00am

VLTRN, Soulflex & JFK, The Dam Busterz

Garden Bar:
Lickweed, Monkee, The Chief, JMC, SK, Token, Boifrenz


In today’s heady climate of bass-fuelled dance music, one could easily argue that DJs are the new rockstars. Well The Upbeats have already been playing that role for years. Fuelled by New Zealand’s isolation from the rest of the world and its staggering natural beauty, The Upbeats’ unique take on all forms of bass music has seen the duo work alongside some of the scene’s most influential names and releasing tracks across a plethora of respected record labels. Two most recent examples include their critically acclaimed fourth full length LP ‘Primitive Technique’ on Noisa’s Vision Recordings in 2013 and their recent ‘Rituals EP’ on Blackout Music. Their ‘anything-goes’ live performances and approach to writing hard-hitting, unique-sounding drum & bass is lauded across the globe.


When it comes to crafting anthemic dancefloor destroyers, DC Breaks sit at the very top of the class. Nearly a decade of production experience has propelled Dan Havers and Chris Page right to the forefront as one of drum & bass’s premier headline acts. Since signing exclusively to Andy C’s RAM Records in 2010 the duo has charged forward with a number of high energy cuts on the legendary label. From their debut single ‘The More I Want’ to the epic ‘Shaman’ via the guttural punches of ‘Swag’ and ‘Gambino’, they demonstrate muscular music skills on a whole new level. The duo pretty much owned 2013 with the two biggest releases of the year, and their presence has been felt on the same hard-hitting level this year, too. Currently working on a highly anticipated debut album and famed for pummelling six deck sets DC Breaks promises a bona fide aural assault.


Cyantific aka Jon Stanley has been at the forefront of drum & bass for nearly a decade. He is one of an elite force of DJs to have released tracks on both Hospital and RAM Records, whilst having the first ever record out on the now seminal Critical Music back in 2002. In 2010, Cyantific Music was established as a way for Jon to really push his D.I.Y ethic. 2012 saw friends Wilkinson and Snapclicker aid Jon in the construction of the CYN laboratory where his skills as both a talent selector and solo producer shine through. As releases like ‘Infinity’, ’Defect’ and the ‘Liberty EP’ cemented his status as one of the leading technical producers in the scene, his music has gained support from an impressively broad range of high profile tastemakers including Steve Aoki, Annie Mac, Andy C and Mistajam. The CYN Sound Lab has created a perfect platform for the next stage of Cyantific’s career… The long awaited album he’s currently moulding on a top secret deep sea chemical production plant.


Musically rich, emotionally-charged yet heavy drum & bass is one of the hardest styles to nail. But when Pete Rogers and Andy Powell do it, they make it sound too easy. Known and loved as Technimatic, Pete and Andy started making music together back as Technicolour & Komatic in 2008. Since those early entrances into the D&B psyche the boys have gone on to release their liquid infused mix of hyper-coloured D&B on labels such as Critical, Technique, Spearhead and a Friction’s hugely respected label Shogun Audio, to which they are now exclusively signed. Fresh from releasing their debut album ‘Desire Paths’ – an album that’s already been noted as one of drum & bass’s most important releases of 2014 by the likes of DJ Mag, UKF and Mixmag – Technimatic are on an unstoppable roll right now. We guarantee their appearance at each of Drum&BassArena’s Australian showcases will represent this roll in full effect!

Homegrown FreQs 2014

Homegrown FreQs 2014 – The National DnB Mixing Competition

Posted: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Homegrown FreQs 2014

Twisted Audio’s ‘Homegrown FreQs’ is back again for another year to uncover Australia’s freshest untapped talent. Once again we have teamed up with some of the most respected crews from around the country to bring you the opportunity to showcase your skills and for one DJ to be crowned Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2014!

This year we have 6 live regional heats in major capitals around Australia. The 2014 champion will also be flown to Melbourne for a set at Tribe Festival alongside some of the biggest names in Drum & Bass.

So if you think you have got what it takes to play with the top dogs, make sure you submit your mix before entries close in your state and may the biggest FreQ win!


1st Round – Regional Entries & Rules

All DJs interested in competing will need to record a 20-30 minute mix using either Turntables or CDJs and a mixer, use of DJ softwares (Serato-Scratch Live, Traktor, etc) in conjunction with CDJ’s or Turntables is fine but will be monitored at the time of the competition to ensure the competitors are not cheating by using any other software, sync or pre-recorded mixes.

Using any Hardware controllers or DAW softwares such as Ableton, Fruity Loops, Logic is not permitted.

DJs will than upload their mixes online and submit them via the submission form at the bottom of this page to the local competition managers in their chosen state.

The regional competition manager will listen to the mixes and pick the top 6 to play at the regional final in September or October 2014.

Entry due dates are as follows:

Sydney – Due date has passed
Adelaide – Due date has passed
Hobart – Due date has passed
Perth – Due date has passed
Brisbane – Due date has passed
Melbourne – 17th October

NOTE: All submitted mixes must be downloadable otherwise you may be disqualified from the competition.

2nd Round – Regional Finals

DJs who qualify for the regional heats will compete in their state capital on the following dates:

Sydney – 30th of August @ The Gladstone Hotel – Winner: Ncrypt
Adelaide – 12th September @ HQ Complex – Winner: Adrian
Hobart – Winner: Dash1
Perth – Winner: Temple Music
Brisbane – Winner: Gedi
Melbourne – 24th of October @ Brown Alley

The setup for the competition will include 2x Technics 1200 turntables + 2x Pionner CDJ 1000s + 1x Pionner DJM800/ Allen & Heath Xone 92 mixer. If competitors wish to use a 3rd CDJ or Turntable they need to contact the regional managers and find out if any extra CDJs or Turntbales are available or arrange to bring one themselves, along with any audio interfaces (Controllers excluded) they may need to use for any DJ softwares.

Each DJ will get 20-30 minutes each to play at the regional final and will be scored by 3 experienced judges – the winner will be chosen based upon their creativity, musicality, technical skill, crowd response and overall performance.

The winner from each of the regional final will go on to represent their state at the national finals!

3rd Round – Online Finals

The regional winners will have their mixes uploaded to the Twisted Audio website for the national online finals. All competitors will be judged by a panel of 3 well known and respected Australian DnB DJs/Producers.

Judging criteria will be based on creativity, musicality, depth, technical skill and overall performance.

The judges decision will determine who is Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2014!


The national winner will be crowned as Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2014 and will win:

- A flight to Melbourne and a set at ‘Tribe Festival’ alongside some of the worlds biggest names in the Drum n Bass arena
- Customised Hoemgrown FreQs clothing by Ctoafn DnB Street-wear
- Regional winners will get to play at one of the major DnB events coming to their capital city later this year!
- Plus more prizes for the regional champions provided by the top music and events providers in their state !!


Can I enter my mix to more than 1 state?

No, each DJ is only allowed to enter the regional competition at 1 state only, DJs who will submit mixes to different states will be disqualified.

Can i Enter more than 1 mix to the competition?

Yes you can, we do however encourage DJs to enter only 1 mix which represents their skill to the fullest, this comp is about quality and not quantity ;-)

How will i know if I advanced to the regional heats?

The regional competition manager will contact all DJs who qualified to the regional heats a week before the regional finals.

Can DJ duos enter the competition?

No, at the moment we do not have sufficient DJ duos interested in entering the competition, when we feel that this has changed we will look at a separate Duo category to ensure everyone gets a fair chance to compete

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to email us at

How To Enter

Please note that all the fields in the form must be completed in order to enter the competition, failure to enter information in any of the above fields will result in your entry form being disqualified.

Note: Please make sure that you have read all the rules regarding the allowed equipment for the competition before applying to ensure that your mix does not get disqualified, thank you and good luck! For any questions please contact

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