DJ Hype, Nu:Tone + Funsta MC – Easter Sunday @ Brown Alley

Posted: Saturday, April 5th, 2014


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)

Support by:

Snareophobe (UK) + Dub Princess, Lickweed, Monkee, C:1, Deep Element, Serv

Side room by the Brotherhood of Beats:

DJ Sizzle, & Matty Blades, Ayna, Buck Rogers, SK, Sensi, Lysdexic

DJ Hype

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.[1] 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.

Funsta MC

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.


Lickweed Plays the INBTWN Showcase Special – Good Friday Eve @ Section 8

Posted: Friday, April 4th, 2014



INBTWN SHOWCASE SPECIAL / GOOD FRIDAY EVE – 17th of April @ Section 8 (27 Tattersalls Lane

Join The Brotherhood this Good Friday Eve for a special showcase edition of their INBTWN residency at Section 8. Witness The Brotherhood of Beats show as they ALL perform across Three Turntables and Two Mixers with the addition of Live Sax! Expect to hear Original Beats, plenty of Cutting ‘n’ Scratching and Funky Horn Solos as Tom Showtime, and Matty Blades put their skills on display. With two tremendous guests Lickweed and Rintrah, plus the usual dose of Bass, Drinks, Funk, Gourmet Hot Dogs, Hip Hop and Good Vibes, this will be a night to remember if you can…

Come and join the BROTHERHOOD!

Tom Showtime (Ghetto Funk/Booty Fruit)

“Tom Showtime is a man of many guises. DJ. Producer. Remixer. Saxophonist. Gramophone Enthusiast. From Be-Bop to Breakbeat and everything in between, Tom’s passion for music is paralleled only by his legendary (some would say mythical) enjoyment of watermelon, coffee and cricket. That’s just how he rolls… The list of achievements is coming thick and fast for one of the scene’s true all rounders, having supported international acts such as A.Skillz, The Nextmen, Scratch Perverts, Bonobo and Mark Rae. In between multiple DJ residencies across then city, Tom is still as prolific as ever in the studio, releasing his critically acclaimed debut album The Jam Thief as well as numerous EPs and the ‘Your Word Against Mine’ series of bootlegs. Signed to the UK’s Ghetto Funk label and with a #1 release on the Juno Download Best Selling Chart (The Chippa Irie EP / Booty Fruit) Melbourne’s own purveyor of fine funk is in demand and on the rise…

Matty Blades and (Brotherhood of Beats DJs) and Matty Blades have been pushing a unique blend of funk and soul to its edge in Melboure for over 7 years. Hosting Melbourne first dedicated Ghetto Funky / Party Glitch night at Workshop – Dropping Phat! – their 6 year residency set the building blocks for the Brotherhood of Beats.
Both DJs and Producers in their own right, they team up to deliver high energy sets. Putting on a show with 4 decks, 2 CDs and 2 mixers is the true nature of their back to back performances. From delivering epic sets in-between FreQ Nasty and the Freestylers, NYE @ Trust Us, opening up the stage for Krafty Kuts and A-Skills, NYD @ Tribe, performing at outdoor festivals such as Earth 2012 + 2013, collaborating with vocalists and MCs for live shows, all the way to the humble sets to smaller Melbourne drinking holes; they guys are always on the move and pushing forward into new directions.
Fusing the various sounds of Hip-hop, Funk, Ghetto Bass, Glitch, Drum and Bass and revisited classics, along with the unmistakable sound of Matty Blades on the scratch and fader, you can expect to leave the dance floor with a big smile on your face!!

Deep Element

Twisted Audio Podcast #34 – Deep Element

Posted: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Deep Element

Our Latest podcast is brought to your by Melbourne’s own Liquid and deep DnB champ, the boss of New Grounds and a master of the mix – Deep Element.

Deep Element brings us a smooth mix of liquid and soulful Drum n Bass alongside some deep and dirty jungle vibes, check the stylez!

Download all the Twisted Audio podcast chapters & Subscribe to the Twisted Audio Podcast on iTunes

Make sure to catch Deep Element supporting DJ Hype & Nu:Logic on the 20th of April at Brown Alley!


BTK-Things I Do(Spectrasoul Remix)
Break-They’re Wrong(Calibre Remix)
Mutated Forms-Crowlin
June Miller-Walls of Jericho(Enei Remix)
Mutt ft Kevin King-Conversations (Rene LaVice & Gremlinz Remix)
Foreign Concept-Jaipur(Villem Remix)
Dramatic & DnAudio-Skeptic Worl
>>>J Majik, Wickaman, DJ Hype-Dubplate Killa
LSB-If you’re Here
Spectrasoul-Organizer(Foreign Concept Remix)
>>>J Majik, Wickaman, DJ Hype-Look to the Future
Pedestrian-Hoyle Road(Spectrasoul Remix)
Technimatic-The Unspoken
Nu:Logic-Morning Light
Dub Phizix-Breathe
Total Science & Grimm-Another Time
Dub Phizix-Out There
Anushka-Never Can Decide(Ivy Lab Remix)
Soul Motion-Tender Emotions
Calibre-Notting Hill
Fugees-Ready Or Not(Hype Remix)


Twisted Audio residents play In:Session @ Loop Bar

Posted: Friday, March 28th, 2014


Returning with our second edition of 2014 we will be venturing into the dark side of the spectrum. Joining us is an impressive all local line up featuring none other than Anodyne Audio co- founder Dj Meltdown, Collateral Damage boss CTOAFN and Buck Rogers who is smashing the Melbourne scene after heading over the ditch with release’s on Junkfood Recordings, Adapted Records, Scour Records and Empathy Recordings. Will be a night filled with dirty basslines from all the cru involved!

New Grounds Presents IN:SESSION

Deep/Dark/Liquid DnB/Dubstep/Breaks/Glitch

Friday 4th April

Free Entry

Loop. 23 Meyers Pl. CBD

10pm till late


Buck Rogers
Deep Element b2b Rubix
Mc Harzee

Visuals by Doug-Step

See you all front and centre!


Twisted Audio presents Black Sun Empire + State of Mind ‘Eat the Rich’ LP Tour

Posted: 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

Local Support:


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 – Riske

Posted: 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!

Download all the Twisted Audio podcast chapters & Subscribe to the Twisted Audio Podcast on iTunes

Make sure to catch Riske supporting Black Sun Empire & State of Mind on the 28th of March at Brown Alley!


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)

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