Hopskotch Records

Ctoafn, Lickweed & Dyzlexic play the Hopskotch Records launch party

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Hopskotch Records

Following on from our Double EP launch last month, we have another Double EP launch from 2 of Melbourne’s freshest heavy bass music producers..

Shifty Sly

7th of June @ My Aeon (791 Sydney rd. Brunswick)
10pm til lat
$10 on the door

With support from:
Lickweed & Dyzlexic
Kodiak Kid
Mustard Tiger
Angus Green
Citizen.com vs. Matty Blades


Shifty prefers to be known as a BASSLINE DJ which allows his sets to be a mash of Breaks, Electro, Dubstep, Drumstep and Drum n Bass. Shifty prefers his sounds on the harder darker edge but is just as comfortable scratching and looping out a chilled downbeat jazzy cafe set if that’s what’s required. Shifty takes pride in having a record collection vast enough to walk into any club at anytime and play an appropriate set but will be at his best at 4am smashing it so hard your nose will bleed…… Shifty not only keeps working on his DJ game staying ahead of the pack but has also moved into the world of production so keep your ears peeled for some hard heavy snarling bass action from Mel Towns heavyweight bass hitter Shifty Sly.

Check out Shifty’s debut EP on hopskotch “Like A Fox” on Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/like-a-fox/988868


New to the Hopskotch Records family is 18 Year old Harley Gibson from Melbourne, Australia. Working on the heavy end of bass music, Wolfy beats range from Drumstep & beastly Dubstep to Hiphop beats and instrumentals. His debut and follow up EP are both due to drop on Hopskotch Recs over the next couple of months via Beatport.

Lickweed is all mixed up

Lickweed is all Mixed up – The mixtape – out now!

Posted: Monday, May 13th, 2013

Lickweed is all mixed up

Lickweed is all mixed up is a Multi Genre mix full of 45 tunes of Hip hop, Funk, Glitch Hop, Big Beat, Breaks, DnB & more, I tried to blend in all the different styles that I’ve been mixing for the past 10 years, showcasing some very recent music and some of my old favourites, It’s up for FREE download so get into it, I hope you like it!

A huge thank you to all the artists who supported me in this mix, and to all the fans & crew for rocking out with me on the dance floor – big ups!

A special thank you to Liat Shalom Design for the amazing artwork – much love!



Lickweed Intro
Parvarim Refugeez – Kikar Party
Freestylers – Told You So
The Roots – I Don’t Care
CB’s – Misdemeanour (A Skillz Remix)
>>> DMX – Good Girls, Bad Guys
Opiuo – Slip
BadboE – What You Wanna Do
Fatboy Slim – You’re Not From Brighton
Stealing Sheep – The Mountain Dogs (William Breakspear Remix)
Opiuo – Tender Wrinkle
>>> The Roots – 75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction)
Maksim & Retrospect – Beast
KOAN Sound – 80′s Fitness
Buck Rogers – Time To Rock
>>> KRS-One – Sound Of Da Police
The Crystal Method – Broken Glass
Supreme Beings of Leisure – Under The Gun
Dub Pistols – Architect
Crush & Vent – Smack
Rubber Headz – W.O.P. (Without Passport)
>>> Ray! – Good Thymes (Opiuo Remix)
>>> Lauryn Hill – Lost One
Blunt Instrument – Beans For Pauly
Digital Rust – Dark Horse
>>> Outlandish – Gritty
Jurassic 5 – Swing Set
Opiuo – Patchouli Dump Truck
Nero – Me & You (Danger Remix)
Vent – Bear Crunk
Z-Trip – The Get Down (DJ Zeph Remix)
Parker – Baddest Man
>>> Lady Sovereign – Random
Chemical Brothers – In Dust We Trust
>>> Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out
Opiuo – Wiggle Sticks (Fort Knox Five Remix)
>>> Ugly Duckling – Left Behind
Featurecast – Monkey
Posij – Cv Promode feat. Borrel
>>> P.H. Fat – The Radio
ill.Gates + Beats Antique – Alleyway (ill Gates Mix)
TC – Fuck What You Heard feat. The Scratch Perverts & Jakes
Loadstar – Hit The Ground
The Prototypes – Born To Rise
State Of Mind – All Mixed Up

Skip & Swing

Lickweed & Ctoafn play Skip & Swing @ Loop Bar

Posted: Friday, May 10th, 2013

Skip & Swing

When In Rome & This Is For You presents a Drum n Bass special.

Back with our regular programming after last month’s trip back in time, When In Rome brings you a fine collection of Melbourne’s Drum n Bass heavyweights along with some of the best newcomers that have perked our ears so far in 2013.

Friday 31st May 2013
Loop Bar (23 Meyers pl. CBD Melbourne)


Deep Element
James Brooke

Visuals by Alt Esc Del

and as always,

Delta Heavy

Monkee Supprorts Fred V, Grafix & Delta Heavy

Posted: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Delta Heavy

Here it is folks! The big one…
Presenting two of the biggest bass acts in world right now in RAM Records’ DELTA HEAVY and Hospital’s FRED V & GRAFIX, together under the one roof for one night afternoon for what will compete your long weekend of partying perfectly.

Inhibit & Hypnosis presents…

[RAM Records]

[Hospital Records]

Sunday May 19th @ Royal Melbourne Hotel






Battering down the doors of the genre elitists come a pair of producers plucked from the ranks of Ram’s new generation of incredible music talents. In just under two years, Delta Heavy, or Simon James and Ben Hall to their mums, have already proven their electronic prowess with a succession of heavy-hitting original tracks.
They met at university in Nottingham and after several years of hard work, their production efforts resulted in dance floor anthem ‘Abort’, which came out on Viper’s headroom EP in June 2010 to a huge response and gained them recognition within the scene. With Radio 1 support from Zane Lowe and Huw Stevens as well as Andy C, Friction, High Contrast and the rest, it became a vital fixture in DJ sets across the country. Signing to Ram in early 2010, their debut single ‘Space Time / Take The Stairs’ was nominated as Best Track at the 2010 Drum & Bass Arena Awards as well as nominations for Best Producer and Best Newcomer DJ. Hitting number 1 across all the download stores, ‘Space Time’ was undoubtedly one of the biggest d&b tracks of the year.
The release of their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed EP ‘Down The Rabbit Hole’ in 2012 saw Delta Heavy firmly established themselves as one of the most exciting artists to emerge in recent years. The EP had outstanding radio support from Fearne Cotton, lead track ‘Get By’ was Annie Mac’s special delivery, Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Sara Cox and all relevant specialist DJ support on BBC Radio 1; Mistajam Record of the Week and play listed at 1Xtra, plus spot plays on Capital & XFM. The video for ‘Get By’ was hailed as a ‘cultural back story to the 90s’ and was an outstanding performance of stop motion graphics being used to utter devastation when teamed with the best in electronic music. It had homepage features on Youtube, Vevo, The Sun & CBS News and also saw two additional nominations at the UK MVA’s. Add to this a remix for Nero which hit over 150,000 downloads in the first 3 months of release, 2012 was a big year.
Now working hard on their debut album for Ram Records, they are set to embark on an epic tour of Australia & New Zealand in May 2013 so make sure you catch them in your city for what promises to be the “must see” event of the year!


Fledgling stars Fred Vahrman and Josh Jackson a.k.a Fred V & Grafix signed to Hospital at the end of 2011 and have been making waves ever since. A pair of producers who have been working together for the past five years now and showing huge promise, the boys have already brought us such gems as “One Of These Days”, “Long Distance“ and “Room To Breathe”, as well as featuring on a number of Hospitality compilations. When they’re not making uplifting liquid gems and charming D+B fans across the globe, the Devon duo are often found on BBC Radio 1Xtra or doing mini mixes for Annie Mac. Now the duo embarks on their debut Australian tour to tear up shows across the sun burnt land alongside bass heavyweights DELTA HEAVY!……This is a tour not to be missed by lovers of bass music!
Recent recruits to the scene, Fred V & Grafix were initially into live music, with Fred’s guitar talents still coming into good use in their recent contribution to the “Fifteen Years Of Hospital Records” album “Find My Way”. The pair converted to D+B when they heard Pendulum’s controversial and genre-changing album “Hold Your Colour” and High Contrast’s sophomore “High Society”. Influenced by an eclectic range of sounds outside of D+B, from electro/French house, ambient and hip hop, Fred V & Grafix cite artists such as Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Dilla and Jimi Hendrix as key inspirations, alongside fellow Hospital artists High Contrast and Logistics.
Having already released music on Allsorts and Talkin Beatz, and received Radio One support from Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, Fred V & Grafix made their Hospital debut on the “Fifteen Years Of Hospital Records” album with “Find My Way”. As well as producers within their own right, Fred V & Grafix have also stunned us with their remixes of Emeli Sande – “Daddy”, Skepta – “Hold On”, Camo & Krooked – “All Fall Down” and not forgetting their amazing remix of Rudimental’s chart-topping No. 1 hit “Feel The Love”.
Since signing to Hospital, Fred V & Grafix impressed with their Sick Music 3 contribution “Major Happy” and the epic “Purple Gates” which appeared on Hospitality D&B 2013 before finally bringing us their debut solo release, the awe-inspiring “Goggles EP” which dropped in March 2013. With plenty of charisma, talent and the backing of many of the industry’s key players, one thing’s for sure – as we look ahead, the future is most definitely bright for Fred V & Grafix.


Twisted Audio Podcast #24 – SwitchState

Posted: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013


Our May podcast is brought to you by a young up and coming Melbourne DJ who’s known for his hard work and dedication to the craft, he’s been gaining allot of respect from the older crew and is now ready to flaunt his skills, introducing SwitchState !

SwitchState has carefully selected a variety of DnB goodies from all aspects, starting with the melodic and softer side of the genre all through to the deep and heavy style we all love, a smooth ride indeed…

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


1. Lux Aeterna – Clint Mansell
2. Who We Are – Break
3. Confounded – Superior Selectionz feat Collette Warren
4. Soundshower – Karl Future & Brother Simon
5. Heartfelt – Hybrid Minds
6. Fly Away – Nizzo & Crimson
7. Three Measures – Dose
8. Late Night Caller – Bladerunner
9. Not Far to Go – Technimatic
10. Soul Survivor (DnB Rub) – Rewind feat Ra & Jah Nation
11. Out The Blue (feat. Alice Gold) (Club Mix) – Sub Focus
12. Big Sky – Airwalker
13. Change Your Mind – Trei & Thomas Oliver
14. Desperate Measures – Interface
15. Kill Bill (Levela Remix) – Dope Ammo
16. Break Of Dawn – Metrik
17. Contra feat. Lomax (Original Mix) – Xample
18. Nothing Matters (Noisia Remix) – Mark Knight, Skin
19. Gold Digger (High Contrast Remix) – Kanye West
20. Control – Serum
21. Viagra – Savage Rehab
22. Spring Back – Villem
23. Trailblazer – Kabuki
24. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Remastered) – High Contrast
25. Love So True – Break
26. Doin’ Time (switchState refit) – Sublime


Monkee supporting Wilkinson (RAM Records, UK)

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013


Horizons Touring & Hypnosis Recordings are bringing Melbourne a huge night of drum & bass to The Liberty Social on May 4th.
WILKINSON (UK) – Ram Records
Local Support from




Hailing from the leafy suburbs of South West London is Ram Records’ Wilkinson. His first insight into making music came at the age of 9 when his parents bought him a drum kit. Mark ‘Wilkinson’ joined a few bands and was playing at venues as far as the Birmingham NEC and as close as the local old peoples home. This swiftly ended at the age of 14 when Wilkinson discovered his passion for dance music amongst other things.

In his final year at college Wilkinson tried his hand at making beats in the college studio, this lead to him buying his first bits of production gear and turning his bedroom into a studio. A few years and part time jobs later, after driving his family mad with large amounts of bass loosening the brickwork of his house Mark secured himself a studio not far from his home.

After fine-tuning his production skills, Wilkinson passed a few songs on to Hospital Records via Cyantific, which led to his first release on Hospital Records’ ‘Sick Music 2′ compilation. A few months later Wilkinson sent a folder of tunes to Ram Records and within days received a phone call from Andy C inviting him for a meeting at the Ram Records HQ.

October 2010 saw three of Wilkinson’s songs featured on Andy C’s ‘Nightlife 5′ album and releases including Moonwalker’ / ‘Samurai’, ‘Refuge’, ‘Get Into It’ and the mighty ‘Everytime’ / ‘Overdose’ doing damage across dance-floors worldwide, winning fans from Skream, MistaJam, Chase & Status and High Contrast in the process.

Since then Mark won the ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ award at the National D&B Awards 2012 and has remixed Chase & Status, Example, Nero, Professor Green, Wiley and Jess Mills to much critical acclaim. He’s also currently working on production projects for Mercury and Island Records. 2012 saw Wilkinson up the levels once more, releasing the mighty ‘Automatic’ in the summer, followed by the hit record ‘Need To Know’ feat. Iman which topped the iTunes Electronic Chart, was championed by the likes ofZane Lowe, Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw, was Sara Cox’s daytime Record Of The Week and spent 4 weeks on the Radio 1 playlist.

Now hotly tipped to do big things across drum & bass and electronica, Wilkinson is set to release his next single ‘Take You Higher’ and his debut album on Ram Records titled ‘Say No To Lazers’. He continues to tour worldwide from Sydney to Berlin, Barcelona to Brighton with his dynamic and energetic DJ sets. Wilkinson is one to watch for 2013.

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