Twisted Audio presents Black Sun Empire + State of Mind ‘Eat the Rich’ LP TourPosted: Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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.
Twisted Audio Podcast #33 – RiskePosted: Saturday, March 1st, 2014
This month’s podcast is brought to you by one of Canberra’s True Jungle Soldiers and a veteran in the DnB scene, we bring you DJ Riske!
Riske has prepared a hard hitting mix full of fresh Neurofunk and tech DnB styles, this is about to get heavy!
State Of Mind & Percieve – Mr Cover Up
Gridlok & Prolix – Riot
Mindscape – Brightness
Teddy Killerz – Machine Room
Neonlight – Sprech Funk (Rock & Roll Edit)
Royalston feat. August Storm – Jungle Gone Down
Release & Loko – Failure To Communicate
State Of Mind & Borderline – Square One
Black Sun Empire feat. Illy Emcee – SIdeways (Optiv & BTK Remx)
Chase & Status feat. Jacob Banks – Alive (Mefjus Remix)
Mefjus & Icicle – Contemporary
Phace – The Setup
Maztek feat. MC Nuclear – Crank It Up
Audio – Botfly
Black Sun Empire – B’Negative (Phace & Misanthrop Remix)
Gridlock & Prolix – Mode-M
State Of Mind – Bigger Faster Stronger
Teddy Killerz – New Drums
Raiden – Scum On The Run (Optiv Remix)
Rregula – In The Weeds
State Of Mind & Black Sun Empire – Unconscious
Black Sun Empire & Jade – Deadhouse (InsideInfo & Mefjus Remix)
Black Sun Empire & Noisia – Hideous (The Clamps & Redject Remix)
Dysphemic & Miss Eliza play Epic Concoction @ My AeonPosted: Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
It’s been half a year since we last tantalised your senses, and now its time for the third annual celebration gig for the birthday of Wyldcard! In natural fashion we have decided to make this one very juicy and flavoursome to allow you all to re-immerse yourselves in the epicness and say goodbye to summer in style. With a very diverse mixture of aural spices for the evening all genres will combine into one night of tasty goodness.
Dysphemic and Miss Eliza
Elemental Mesh feat. Gunk
Visuals by Aday, decor by multiple characters in our rad network
791 Sydney Road Brunswick
10pm – Late
$10 before 12, $15 Afterwards
Lickweed & Dyzlexic CM support Anodyne Industries (US) & Dabs (ITA)Posted: Friday, February 21st, 2014
SATURDAY MARCH 1ST @ RUBIX FUNHOUSE
ANODYNE INDUSTRIES [USA :: DELTA9, EMPATHY, HR]
Anodyne Industries has been manufacturing his own brand of heavy bass music since early 2009. Pulling inspiration from break beats, drum and bass, dubstep and a myriad of other styles his sound is a mixture of ferocious bass lines, technical break beats, deep melodies and ethereal atmospheres.
Not constrained by the four walls of his studio, Anodyne Industries has performed live at events across the Bay Area and beyond. Whether he was playing the SF Burnal Equinox, one of the largest sound systems at Burningman or busy organizing his own event, Anodyne Industries’ live sets have taken dance floors on a journey through soundscapes made of inspiring melodies and thoroughly devastating bass mechanics.
Only a short amount of time has passed since production began, but Anodyne Industries is quickly becoming one of the Bay Area’s premier artists in the new school of electronica.
DABS [ITALY :: HORIZONS, AVANTGARDE, DISPATCH REC]
Davide Rustici aka Dabs, is an italian exciting new talent in the new-school dnb camp. His dj attitude got himself to play all over Italy, Europe and Australia with his fresh funk drum and bass rhythms sets.As producer, he got his first releases on Basswerk in 2007. Winner of the prestigious italian contest Elettrowave Challenge 2008 as “best dnb italian dj-producer”, he signed a brilliant single (Crawler – Weirdraws) on the notorious dutch label Citrus, receiving massive dj support all around the world. That was followed by two 12″ in collaboration with the kiwi legend Cern, on the mighty Leeds based Dispatch Recordings amongst other releases on Triple Vision’s dutch group and other european labels.For 2011-12 the pipeline sees the heavily supported remix of ‘Back In the Grind’ with Cern, a solo 4 tracks EP on Dispatch, a single 12″ on the respected Horizons Music (London) and some collabo’s and remixes with the likes of Cause4Concern, Bulletproof, June Miller, Amoss and Future Signal to name but a few.In the years he received big support from big artists like Laurent Garnier, Ed Rush & Optical, Andy C, Cause4Concern, Dj Marky, Chris.SU, State Of Mind to name but a few, and took care of a remix for the mainstream italian band Subsonica for EMI.
DUSTY FUNGUS [QLD]
SAFIRE [BBA/PLASMA COLAB]
DYZLEXIC CM & LICKWEED
CTZN.COM vs MATTY BLADES
RIPPLE [FREE EP LAUNCH]
SCHWARR [ADAPTED RECS]
SECOND ROOM HOSTED BY REXETTE
Twisted Audio Residents play Earth FestvialPosted: Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Tekstep presents Earth returns for a Summer session in the beautiful, lush bushland of Gippsland – 21st – 24th of February.
Get ready for a 4 day celebration of beats and bass. Friends, good music, massive soundsystem, camping, fishing and bushwalking. Drum and bass, breaks, dubstep, reggae, glitch, dub and bass/breakbeat music from a huge selection of Melbourne’s finest and most passionate dj’s and crews. What better way to spend a weekend?
Earth takes place in the beautiful temperate rainforest of Gippsland only 2 hours from the CBD and features permanent toilets and showers, lush camping grounds, amazing tall trees, bar and catering from the one and only Psy Bus Space Lounge crew and plenty of rivers to swim in on a hot Summers day.
Crystal clear sound via a huge Function One rig featuring plenty of extra subs and infra bass boxes.
Custom programmed lighting show programmed and operated by Wired 4 Sound productions.
ARTISTS (MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED)
JUBEI (UK) – Metalheadz, Critical Music, Exit Records
FUTURE ENGINEERS (UK)
MORE INFO ON FACEBOOK EVENT
Lickweed plays the Shaolin Shakedown at Happy PalacePosted: Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Forged from solid rock in the Gravel Pit outside of Auckland that the Wu Tang Clan made famous, Buck Rogers began his quest at age three which would eventually lead him to the mysterious Shaolin DJ school on Mount Song in Henan Province and a legend was born.
Honing his skills on the 1s & 2s in front of rowdy monks with all manner of weaponry at the ready, Australian audiences are no match for this grand master and his band of dumpling eating, beer swilling misfits.
Having left China at the age of 21, Buck is now in Melbourne eager to demonstrate the art of Shaolin record spinning for everyone each Saturday night at Happy Palace along side his traveling band of turntable assassins.
It has been reported that traveling toward Melbourne on horseback for this most auspicious opening will be fellow crew members TOM SHOWTIME, CUTIZEN.COM, LICKWEED and KEVIN X PERRY
Hip hop, dub, funk, grooves, beats and other niceness each Saturday night from 7pm.
$7 spicy chicken ribs & $5 basic spirits every week 7-9pm
87 Bourke Street, Melbourne