ACB

Twisted Audio Residents support Culture Shock, Freq Nasty & More

Posted: Sunday, November 11th, 2012




ACB

ALL CITY BASS a name that is synonymous with Bass Music in Melbourne. Hosting some of the biggest names in DnB, Dubstep, Electro, Glitch and Techno while filling out the huge three level nightclub that is Brown Alley.
Now in 2012 we’re back in a new fassion and ready to bring you more of the parties which made the name ALL CITY BASS one of the most respected nights in the Melbourne clubbing circuit, and to kick of this craziness we’ve locked in one of the biggest lineups yet:

FREQ NASTY
CULTURE SHOCK
ANTENEE
VANDAL
EPROM
DOV

23rd of November, 10pm till late @ Brown Alley
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

+ Locals
DIISTORTIION
FLIP3K
LICKWEED
+ MORE TBA

Pulling on a diverse range of crews from the likes of Twisted Audio, Mixed Messages, Daft Who, we now incorporate Rock Like This and WHOMP into the night to create a musical haven for people with all musical tastes. No matter what your preferred genre may be, All City Bass is here to quench even the most eccentric musical thirst with your favorite International artists plus a strong following of Melbourne’s brightest and most talented local line-ups. Now with the collaboration of these additional crews All City Bass will represent Bass music like you have never heard it before.

Whomp – Glitch Hop
Twisted Audio – Drum n Bass
Daft Who – Dubstep
Rock Like This – Breaks
Mixed Messages – everything far and in between

these sounds represent All City Bass music, And here is the lineup that shows you exactly what a party with these crews sounds like:

FREQ NASTY

Born in Fiji, raised in New Zealand and forged in the dance music revolution of 90 s London, FreQ Nasty started his career in 1998 on the seminal UK label Botchit & Scarper, moving to SKINT Records in 2003. He went on to release a slew of cutting-edge records, collaborating with and remixing a diverse range of artists including Fatboy Slim, Kelis, KRS One, Roots Manuva, Rodney P, Bassnectar, and Reggae legend Junior Delgado.

CULTURE SHOCK

James’ first release happened thanks to a hook up with Dom Angus (Dom & Roland) though their parents who are friends and colleagues. The result was the 2004 ‘Vega EP’ on Moving Shadow. It was well received but unfortunately the seminal label stopped releasing music and it was another two years before James found another home with the legendary Ram Records.
Impressed by the production skills displayed on the Vega EP, Andy C followed the progress of the young producer and ended up signing him to his label, with the first track ‘The Bypass’ appearing on 2006′s Dimension EP and getting tongues wagging on the scene.

AN-TEN-NAE

An-Ten-Nae is one of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers. He has taken the art of live remixing to new heights with his own customized setup, that bends genres in ways seldom heard. This sound is called Acid Crunk and there are no rules, no restraints in its quest for pure dance floor devastation.
Besides DJ’ing and producing electronic music for over 10 years on a wide collection of esteemed labels, Adam Ohana has also been an instrumental part of the underground music culture in SF. From being the Music director at of San Francisco’s largest Club venue 1015 Folsom, to his production company called An*Ten*Nae Presents. These events helped break a lot of artists in Bass oriented music on the west coast, including Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, Rusko, Modeselektor and Tipper to name a few.

DOV:

Dov is the person behind Muti Music, a selector at heart, compulsively picking tunes for record labels and for your dancing / listening pleasure.
He produces everything from Dubstep to various downtempo, midtempo and uptempo Breaks and also receiving accolades for collaborations with An-ten-nae and ill.Gates. His sound when performing represents that of a whole movement of young producers coming out on his Muti Music imprint and adds directions that you know are going to emerge more in the future.

EPROM

A savage synth wizard and mad beat scientist who brings bass to life, Eprom infuses his music with such raw energy, sense of movement and love of the bounce that it almost becomes human. Named over and over by other top West Coast producers as an influence and inspiration, this respected San Francisco-based artist is making a profound impact on the evolution of modern sound.
Fusing psychedelic space machine murderation, polytemponic neurocrunk and heavy-handed pleasure, Eprom creates obese ogres of bass. His mutated music is so full and rounded that it is holographic; such a massive sound requires multiple dimensions to fully express its brilliant colors and diversely accumulated weight.

VANDAL

Vandal is an alias of Sheffield based DJ and producer Sam Evans, an alter ego that has spent the 11 years producing global underground anthems and vandalising dancefloors all over planet Earth. In Vandal Sam has created an electronic act that effortlessy fuses together various genres whilst still retaining his own unique sound. The praise and support for Vandal music over the years has come from some of the most important djs in dance music. The electronic loving public have shown serious love for the Vandal, resulting in tens of thousands of vinyl, cd and download sales and invites to dj in some of the most respected venues in club land and share bill with some of the biggest djs in the world.

sk fav-web

Twisted Audio Podcast #18 – SK feat. A-Kut

Posted: Wednesday, November 7th, 2012




sk fav-web

Our newest resident DJ has teamed up with Switzerland’s DMC champ A-Kut to bring you the 18th chapter of the Twisted Audio podcast, make some noise for SK!

This podcast is a phat ride you don’t wanna miss, going through all types of bass heavy music, from Dubstep and Trap, Hip-Hop and Glitch-Hop to DnB and Jungle, drop the bass selector!

Download & Subscribe to the Twisted Audio Podcast on iTunes

Catch SK supporting Dysphemic & Miss Eliza on November 9th

Catch SK Supporting FreQ Nasty, Culture Shock, Antennae and More on November 23rd

Tracklist:

CREATOR – SANTIGOLD
808 KILLA – BASS MECHANIX
I FINK YOU FREEKY (CRNKN REMIX) – DIE ANTWOORD
BITCH DON’T TRAP – WE BANG & ULTRA VIOLET
ITH – FLOSSTRADAMUS, TUNEBOY & DJ ISSAC
THUNDER BAY – HUDSON MOHAWKE
FLOOD – RL GRIME
SHOTS GO OFF – CYPRESS HILL & RUSKO
THIS ONES CALLED DUB (HD4000 REMIX) – SKULLTRANE
LINGERING EYE – CORY O
BIG SWING SOUND – JAZZSTEPPA
MOVE IF YA WANNA – MIMS
THE FREAK SHOW – M-PHAZES & MANTRA
HIGHER GROUND – TNGHT
CATHEDRAL – CULTURE SHOCK
DO YOU (AN-TEN-NAE REMIX) – ADAM FREELAND
SUBSONIC (KLL SMTH LAZER CANNON REMIX)– EXCISION
R.I.P (PHILLIP D.KICKS FOOTWORK JUNGLE EDIT) – REMARC
LITLLE MAN (AN-TEN-NAE REMIX) – LITTLE DRAGON
NO DIGGITY (PAPA SKUNK REMIX) – BLACKSTREET
DECOY (ILL GATES & DOV REMIX) – GREG REVE
BRED2PARTY – SAMPLES
WARNING – AN-TEN-NAE & BUCCANEER
SHLOP – EPROM
EBONICS – BIG L
DIRT NAP – EXCISION & SUBVERT
NEW YORK – ANGEL HAZE
I’M HOME – GRIZ

Homoegrown FreQs

Homegrown FreQs 2012 – Online National Finals

Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2012




Homoegrown FreQs

Homegrown FreQs 2012 – The Australian national DnB Mixing competition – We’ve had over 100 entries and after 6 regional finals our judges have picked the final 6 who will compete for the title of Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2012.

This year we are letting you, the supporters, have a say on who wins the title Homegrown FreQ 2012 along with our 3 national judges.

Introducing our Homegrown FreQs 2012 national judges:

Phetsta (Technique Recordings)

Phetsta burst onto the Drum & Bass scene in 2005 when he signed exclusively to the legendary Drumsound & Bassline Smith‘s imprint Technique Recordings. The Australian producer quickly carved his own sound within the genre with early releases such as Intergalactic and Blur (Mixmag’s tune of the month – May 2006).

In 2007 Phetsta released the acclaimed Congo EP, Knowledge Magazine calling it a “production masterpiece”. The four track extended player cracked the top ten on BBC Radio 1′s Drum & Bass charts. Phetsta show cased his versatility by slowing things down to 130 bpm for a guest single on Aquasky‘s label Passenger Recordings.

In 2008 he released From My Eyes, which received significant Radio 1 support from Annie Mac. and held onto a top ten position on Drum ‘n’ Bass Arena for eight weeks straight. Phetsta also teamed up with fellow Perth based producer Shock One to unleash the award winning (PDMA Track of the Year 2008) single The Sun. The duo also collaborated with London based Metrik on the dance floor tear out True Believer which featured on Shock One’s self titled extended player on Viper Recordings.

2009 proved successful again with Phetsta & Shock One’s Cyclones gaining day time rotation on Australia’s Triple J, including a top three placing on Super Request. Their next single The Sun 2009 has also received significant airplay as well as television support on ABC Australia’s video clip show Rage.

Phetsta’s DJ skills have seen him tour both nationally and overseas, including two eight week long sell out tours of Europe and one in The United States. His music has found its way into the record boxes of the likes of Pendulum, Grooverider, Andy C and Annie Mac.

TECHNIQUE RECORDINGS WEBSITE


Jonny Hooves (Shapeshifter, Increase Audio)


Fluent as a DJ, studio producer, drummer and live sound engineer, for John Clayton aka Hooves, music has been a lifelong engagement. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the native New Zealander worked his way through the genres of funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop and heavy metal, before diving deep into the drum and bass scene in the mid 2000s.

Since then Hooves has released several 12″ singles on drum and bass labels oBSEsessions and State of Mind Music, remixed for Pitch Black and Benny Tones, and collaborated on songs with the likes of TREi, State Of Mind and Borderline. Alongside this he serves as drummer to some of New Zealands biggest bands, and handles live sound for a multitude of acts across Australia. Throughout these works he’s developed a reputation for widescreen production, iron clad rhythms, challenging melodies, heavyweight bass line pressure and massive sonic fidelity.

For the last few years, outside of this lane, Hooves has been paying closer attention to dubstep, house, modern beat music and techno. Over the last eighteen months, he’s found the influence of these forms filtering into his own production. Pulling the song tempo down from drum and bass to 140 bpm, he’s been constructing a new musical headspace for himself.

Within this intersection point, Hooves is creating club tempo electronic soul music equal parts raw and challenging. Filling in the gaps where he sees them, his new songs hang around arrangements which constantly ride the line between experimental and accessible, always searching for the sweet spot. Folding world music referencing percussion into techno rhythms, he steps away from the tear-out drones of contemporary club music and the generic arcade game bleeps of contemporary beat music, finding new sounds for new times.

Having recently established his own record label Increase Audio (distributed by Triplevision), Hooves’ is kicking his new direction off with his Back From The Brink EP release. Alongside this he is scouting for talent to release via Increase Audio and preparing his own unique live show. When you let go of everything, the flip side is the opportunity to have everything. Listen while Hooves turns it up; watch the ride.

JONNY HOOVES ON SOUNDCLOUD


Tommy Dub (CUE Recordings)

Tommy Dub’s heart beats at 174bpm, the Cue Recordings label owner was born and raised in the Australasian home of Drum and Bass, Perth, but now proudly calls Melbourne home since moving over after a years stint in the UK.

With signings from up and coming stars Fred V, Grafix and Squash, CUE is slowly entering the minds,ears and hearts of listeners all over the globe and Tommy Dub looks to push these sounds even further and has found lots of support from established artists like Logistics, Netsky, Grooverider, Mutated Forms, Shockone & Phetsta to help spread the upbeat liquid sounds CUE is quickly becoming recognised for.

With a real passion for tight, fast and in-key mixing, Tommy Dub takes his listeners on energetic journeys through the full spectrum of Drum and Bass, with tearing out dance-floor anthems to deep dark bass-line rollers filling most track listings, you can expect to hear the full 360 when witnessing the audio delight of Tommy Dub in session.

With online mixes for the UKF podcast which reached no.3 in the worlds most downloaded dance podcasts, and his own Cue Recordings studio mixes, Tommy Dub has created an army of online listeners and has transcended this following to live shows across Australia and is now ready to infiltrate the scene here in Melbourne.

With 2011 already shaping to be the breakthrough year for Cue Recordings, make sure you keep an eye on its owner as he looks to introduce himself to a dance floor near you.

CUE RECORDINGS WEBSITE


Vote now

Dys & Eliza

Dysphemic & Miss Eliza – Welcome home party

Posted: Monday, October 22nd, 2012




Dys & Eliza

Subbass & Twisted Audio are delighted to welcome home Dysphemic & Miss Eliza coming back from their north American tour after playing over 20 shows around the US and Canada including featuring on the world famous Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada.

We’ve included some of Melbourne’s finest DnB, Dubstep & Glitch-hpop DJs/Producers and decided to make this party FREE OF CHARGE – Don’t miss out Dysphemic & Miss Eliza’s 1 off live show in Melbourne before getting back on tour around the country!

9th of November, 10pm till 3am
Laundry Bar (50 Johnston st. Fitzroy) – Free entry all night

Support by:

Barron Von Rotton
Lickweed
SK
Affiks

Hosted by: MC Harzee
Visuals by: Tane

Dysphemic & Miss Eliza

Ever wondered what a violin making sweet, sweet love to a sub-woofer sounds like? How about Bach on MDMA? Or maybe you’re partial to manga girls and dope beats hey? Well enter, stage left, Dysphemic & Miss Eliza!

Dubbed “the pioneers of classical dubstep” (100% magazine) and soon to be smashing dance floors across the globe, D&E’s magnetic live show has been known to utterly mesmerize and leave punters screaming.

Blossoming in Melbourne Australia from a kiss in the depths of a drum and bass party, D&E’s obsession with music and each other spawned a juxtaposition; an outfit built on melodic complexity, slamming drums, violin virtuosity and double time rapping. All performed 100% live.

Want to know more about their cross genre sound? Well, D&E splice the likes of classical violin, dubstep, glitch hop, drum and bass and hip hop. Their slinky tune ‘Tunnel Vision‘ topped the Kiss FM charts, ‘Ramses‘ was revered as “bass driven ball bearing dubstep” (Beat magazine) and their lusted album ‘Synthetic Symphony‘ is set to drop in August. They’ve also supported Nero, Foreign Beggars, Andy C, Tipper, Beats Antique, Antennae, Dov, ill.Gates, Datsik, Plastician and everyone in between. PA-CHOW!

Frequently on the festival circuit and headlining club gigs, these kids have enough spunk and chemistry on stage to power a meth lab. With tours set for America and Canada (2012), Europe, Japan and The UK (2013), Dysphemic & Miss Eliza are a weapon shooting straight into the hearts and ears of dance floors worldwide.

LENZMAN

Beats for a Better life feat. Lenzman (Metalheadz, UK)

Posted: Sunday, October 21st, 2012




LENZMAN

It’s been a massive 12 months for the Melbourne bass community and its time we celebrate together with a FREE PARTY with LENZMAN (METALHEADZ) to support MMAD (Musicians Making A Difference), a charity who inspire young people & troubled youth for over 10 years to make the right choices in their lives and create better futures for themselves & our amazing city.

So if the races aren’t your thing, or you want to unwind after the big event – come join the Melbourne bass community alongside LENZMAN for an afternoon of bass and brew in the sun!

Tuesday 6th Nov (Melbourne Cup) @ Royal Melbourne Hotel

LENZMAN (METALHEADZ) FREE CHARITY SHOW!!!!

DONATE HERE THROUGH EVERYDAYHERO

Thank you in advance for your great support!

There will be raffles for prizes donated from our local business hero’s…

Anodyne Audio
Cue Recordings
Gutterhype
Increase Audio
Plane Clothing
Wobble

And the party couldn’t take place if it wasn’t for all crews who joined together to donate their time and effort…

All City Bass
Bass Art
Daftwho
Heavy Innit
Mixed Messages
Motion
Riot
Solar Empire
Twisted Audio
When in Rome
Whomp!

Jungle Jam

Lickweed Plays Jungle Jam in Adelaide SA

Posted: Saturday, October 20th, 2012




Jungle Jam

lightmare dnb, jungle jam & twisted audio loudly present

JUNGLE JAM presents TWISTED AUDIO
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7th @ COLONEL LIGHT HOTEL

Featuring the founder of TWISTED AUDIO

LICKWEED (Israel/Australia)

Expect bass heavy banging tunes, fast mixing sprinkled with some beat juggling and scratching skills when this bad-boy jumps on the wheels of steel.

Lickweed has played alongside numerous artists such as Andy C, Stanton Warriors, A Skills, DJ Marky, Scratch Perverts, Excision, Mampi Swift, Camo & Krooked, Crissy Criss, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Loadstar, Kenny Ken, Aphrodite, Cyantific and many more.

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RYA (Random Evolution) – Twisted audio homegrown freqs DJ comp finalist

SKUNKWERKS

TRAKTION

Local producer and songwriter Traktion gets ready to show off a set of all original locally produced tracks as featured in his soundcloud below.

SEEK

having smashed an amazing set at the last Jungle Jam on Oct 13th we welcome back DJ and Producer – SEEK “do not miss this set!”

METALMAN

getting ready for his Westcoast tour in december with shows booked @ DELIVERANCE FESTIVAL 2012 & Twisted Audio in Melbourne with a special international guest.

BENTLEY
Veteran of the decks and badboy Bentley gets ready to smash out the Jungle.. Perfect mixing, big beats and amazing track selection!

Hosted by

RUBBALIPZ & MC RINSE (UK)

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LICKWEED

Dj Lickweed is a DnB/Breaks/Glitch Hop DJ originally from Israel and now based out of Melbourne, Australia.

First started DJing in 2003 and was mainly involved in the Hip-Hop / Turntabilisim scene back in Israel.
In 2004 he was first exposed to the underground DnB & Breakbeat scene and fell in love with the sound, vibe and the world that is Broken Beat.

Lickweed moved to Melbourne in 2007 and since than has been playing around town in many venues and is now a resident DJ at Brown Alley, Miss Libertine and Loop Bar.

He has been residing in Australia for the past 5 years and in the year 2010 he founded Twisted Audio along with Tey Evans.

Lickweed has played alongside numerous artists such as Andy C, Stanton Warriors, A Skills, DJ Marky, Scratch Perverts, Excision, Mampi Swift, Camo & Krooked, Crissy Criss, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Loadstar, Kenny Ken, Aphrodite, Cyantific and many more.

Lickweed also runs Homegrown FreQs – the Australian national DnB mixing competition which for the 3rd year in a row has helped many upcoming talented artists in the Australian DnB scene emerge from the bedroom and onto the big stages around the country.

Expect bass heavy banging tunes, fast mixing sprinkled with some beat juggling and scratching skills when this bad-boy jumps on the wheels of steel.

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