Sub Zero & MC Eksman (UK) – May 12th @ Laundry – Supported by Twisted Audio & More

Posted: Sunday, April 29th, 2012



Saturday May 12th @ The Laundry



This might seem too good to be true Melbourne… but we can assure you that this is very very real! At long long last, embarking on their first tour of Australia, we are very proud to present SUB ZERO – one of the hottest jump-up artists blowing up the scene today representing the mighty Playaz imprint…

Along side him we have none other than MC EKSMAN. Which makes this possibly the most anticipated and overdue tour in Australian drum & bass history!! We have been waiting 8 long years for this moment, but now, THE WORLDS UNDISPUTED NUMBER #1 DRUM & BASS MC is coming to Melbourne to absolutely annihilate The Laundry club!


Cubist / Illusive & Dvise / Tommy Dub / Lickweed / Deall / Rick Dirk / Monkee
MC: Harzee


Jake Carter, AKA Sub Zero, has been an unstoppable force within drum & bass for almost a decade. After building massive respect and connections within the scene as one half of acclaimed Geordie jump up duo G-Dub, his solo output since 2009 has seen Sub Zero smash out some of drum & bass’s most destructive releases, from his tear-out debut ‘Spin Doc’ to ‘Ooh Baby’, ‘Dodge City’ and of course, ‘Poon’.
Sub Zero has risen to become a major weapon on the Real Playaz/Ganja Records label, and his release schedule for 2011-12 went stratospheric. As Jake’s production diversified, breathing new styles and life into jump up with strains of dark & minimal drum & bass, praise has been rolling in from heads such as Metalheadz don Goldie, Shogun boss Friction and S.P.Y. His debut Bipolar EP on Real Playaz has fully unleashed the split-personality production of this versatile artist, reflecting a scene that has become stronger for its diversification over the last few years.

It was 2011 that saw Sub Zero smash out his biggest track to date, ‘Poon’, nominated Best Track of the Year at the Drum&BassArena Awards. Its irresistibly dark but heavyweight style saw ‘Poon’ slammed into the set of pretty much every major DJ set of the season, as well as dominating the number 1 spots on Beatport, Drum&BassArena and Track It Down. Undeniably one of the weightiest dancefloor smashers to emerge from drum & bass in recent years, its B-side ‘Brighter Days’ smashed expectations with a soulful, deep take on the minimal roller.
Sub Zero’s talent as a remixer has seen his toxic refix of Sigma’s ‘The Jungle’ get rinsed by hard-hitters everywhere, leading on to a massive remix of ‘Run Riot’ for Camo & Krooked on Hospital Records, as well as dubstep goliaths Circus Records commissioning a fiendish rework of 140 anthem ‘50 Calibre’ by Funtcase. And to show just how much his talents are in demand, Viper Records has asked Sub Zero to take on DC Breaks’ ‘Babylon’, adding some landmark collaborations to an already outstanding back catalogue.

When he’s not smashing out titanium-hard DJ sets worldwide in South Africa, the US, Russia, Australia, Canada, China and all over Europe, Jake kicks back in Leicester and works on his next breath-taking release for the Playaz crew, and heads down to London monthly to smash out a residency set at Fabric’s colossal True Playaz events. Of all the achievements and accolades he has had in his career, a massive source of pride is his remix of DJ SS’s ‘We Came to Entertain’ rinsing out as the soundtrack to the infamous ‘Fred The Raver’ video on Youtube, boasting 2.5 million views to date.

With Sub Zero was voted DJ ravers most wanted to see at the world’s biggest drum & bass festival (Saint-Petersburg’s Pirate Station), and with every release he puts out going straight to the top of every download chart, Sub Zero’s massive popularity and fierce reputation as a producer isn’t slowing down anytime soon. And after the versatility and vision shown by his debut Bipolar EP, the scene had better watch out for Sub Zero’s next move.


Two thousand and eleven, MC Eksman still currently holds the number 1 position of best ‘Lyrical MC’, awarded at the National Drum and Bass awards voted by over 22 thousand people.
In an extremely short time, in terms of a music career, Eksman exploded onto the scene in a way that wasn’t comparable to any other talent to date. His style was like no others, His ability to write lyrics which had meaning and stood out against all others rocketed him to the top of the mc chain at a incredible pace.

He starting his career back in 1996 holding down a pirate radio show every weekend with his (still partner in crime) Mc Herbzie. Eksman spent many years writing, polishing his performance and enhancing his lyrics until he felt ready to take what he had nurtured for so many years to the forefront of the scene. It was only in 2003 when he got his first real bout of recognition when he was voted ‘Best Newcomer’ at both industry favourite Knowledge Magazine awards as well as the Accelerated culture awards. These two events saw him catapult onto the scene literally taking people and places by an absolute storm. His success story is one that is made from legend as by 2004 he had gone from Newcomer to Number one where he lifted the ‘Best Lyrical MC’ for which eleven thousand people voted worldwide.

Eksman went from strength to strength with the release of Drive by Car, produced by Bingo head honcho DJ Zinc. Other releases included Bad Man on Frontline Recordings, They Don’t Know on D Style Recordings, Na Blood, Roll slow and Energy to name a few.
Eks continued to pave the way for dnb mcing collecting ‘Best lyrical’ and ‘Best crowd hype’ mc in 2007 which had never before been achieved by any other drum & bass MC. He also scooped 2 more awards in 2010 and 2011 again for ‘Best lyrical’ mc.

As well as being an artist Eksman has broadened his empire and in the last two years he has put much focus, time and effort into his highly successful rave event ‘OVERLOAD’. Since the birth of Overload in 2009 Eks has staged many road block events in cities such as London. Birmingham, Bristol and Kent, with some of the craziest mc line ups seen to date. Along with the mcing and Parties Eks is working a lot more in the studio with some massive collaborations lined up for the future.


Twisted Audio Podcast #12 – Illusiv & Dvise (Inhibit, WA)

Posted: Saturday, April 28th, 2012


This month it is our pleasure to have our brothers from Inhibit in Perth host the Twisted Audio podcast, Illusiv & Dvise have been supporting some of the world’s biggest DnB producers and now it’s their chance to show us how it’s done over in the west coast!

Be sure to check out this mix to get you amped for the Sub Zero and MC Eksman gig on the 12th of May @ the Laundry bar where we will have Illusiv & Dvise showing their skills live behind the decks!

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1) Get Dirty – Camo & Krooked ft. TC (Smooth remix)
2) Bring Back The Glory – Zardonic & Voicians
3) Tommy’s Theme – Noisia (Loadstar remix)
4) Stars – High Maintenance ft. Tali
5) Cross The Line – Camo & Krooked ft. Ayah Marar (Metrik remix)
6) Run Riot – Camo & Krooked (SUB ZERO remix)
7) Nightmare – Mediks
8) Revolution – Zardonic & Counterstrike
9) Like This – Slogun & iOh
10) Breach – Kove
11) Why Can’t You See – SUB ZERO, Grimm & Supreme Being
12) Got To Be There – High Maintenance
13) Pressure – KT Forrester & Dukebox (Mattix & Futile remix)
14) Follow your voice – DTX
15) Just A Thought – Grafix & Fred V ft. Reija Lee
16) Timeless – Smooth
17) Hotbox – Mind Vortex – Ram
18) Contact – Rollz – Formation
19) Space time – Delta Heavy – Ram
20) Stand up – Friction vs Camo & Krooked Ft Mc Dynamite (Sigma Remix) – Shogun audio
21) Chubrub – Ed Rush and Optical – Virus
22) Tarantula – Pendulum Ft Mc Spyda – Breakbeat Kaos
23) Your Flex – Sub Zero – Playaz
24)Flesh and Bone – Emalkay Ft Ron Azlan ( Delta Heavy Remix ) – Dub Police
>>> Swamp thing – Sub Focus – Ram
25) Lazertag – Jade ( Neonlight Remix ) – Lifted
26) Deep in my Heart – Hamilton – Ram
27) Wipeout – Trei and Concord Dawn – Uprising
28) If we ever vip – High Contrast – Hospital
>>> Natural Disaster – Laidback Luke vs Example ( Andy C Remix ) – Ministry Of Sound
29) Every Song – Sarah Cruz ( Crystal Clear Remix ) – Glisten
>>> Brainstorm – Hamilton – Ram

DJ Fresh & MEssy MC - Live at Twisted Audio

DJ Fresh & Messy MC – Live at Twisted Audio

Posted: Sunday, April 15th, 2012

DJ Fresh & MEssy MC - Live at Twisted Audio


Twisted Audio residents support METRIK (Viper Recordings, UK)

Posted: Saturday, April 14th, 2012


\\\Straight UP! Presents///


Friday 27th April @ Royal Melbourne Hotel

Early Bird tickets available here

After a bangin’ party last month the Straight UP crew are back at Royal Melbourne to bring you another night of bass-heavy vibes alongside METRIK (Viper Recordings, UK).

With extra sound, lighting and decor, it’s safe to say we will be raving until sunrise once again. See you on the dancefloor crew!

Supported by Twisted Audio residents & more:

Tommy Dub
Rick Dirk

Hosted by MC’s Altezz & JP

DJ Fresh & Messy MC Review from

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Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

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Some kind of Easter magic was going on at Brown Alley. Normally, in Melbourne, you won’t see a crowd until midnight. But for some reason, there was a respectable sized dance floor from the moment the doors opened. For a Sunday night, what was happening at the Twisted Audio/All City Bass joint event should have been impossible. Such is the magic of DJ Fresh.

Early DJs like Raider and Meltdown reaped the benefits of this early crowd magic. Meltdown in particular unleashed an impressive set, full of harsh, tasty beats. Definitely worth a mention was the reaction to DJ Dose’s Beneath the Surface. Meltdown’s tracklist was full of these lesser-known gems, but the crowd reacted like they were big name hits.

Speaking of big names, Cubist, one of Melbourne’s major players in the drum and bass scene and head of Wobble, played an awe-inspiring set. Earning serious purist brownie points by rocking it on vinyl, Cubist played a set that was on another level technically. While the minor faux pas of playing the headliner’s track was committed when Ice Cream was dropped, the crowd’s reaction more than covered for it.

Speaking of massive reactions, New Zealand’s drum and bass kingpin Deall’s set was full of them. The crowd had packed itself into the venue by this stage, fully charging every reaction. With his original, Freak, Deall had the crowd bouncing up and down like a bunch of crazed Easter bunnies.

Also keeping the crowd bouncing was the surprise guest Dub FX. At times, the legendary MC worked so well with Deall you would swear the appearance was planned. The times that they were only 90% together only went to show that it wasn’t. Massive kudos must be given to whoever set the mix for the microphone for the MC’s. It was literally perfect: loud enough to give the MC the spotlight when they wanted it, quiet enough to remain complimentary to the mix underneath them.

The next MC up was Messy MC alongside the man himself: DJ Fresh. Surprisingly, Fresh led with his massive hit Louder. In fact, DJ Fresh’s set would be considered commercial by the night’s standard, going so far as to play Calvin Harris. DJ Fresh is one of the most skilled mixers out there – his tune selection may not have kept his original fan base happy, but the rest of the crowd went absolutely crazy. Two brand new, unreleased tracks were played, both of which are monstrously powerful. However, the high point definitely sits on Killing in the Name Of. No one expected it and, on top of the hardcore dubstep DJ Fresh was playing, it sent the crowd colliding off of each other as they formed a serious mosh-pit. The crowd loved the set, even getting on top of each other’s shoulders at one stage to get a better look.

The crowd also loved the vs set from Monkee and Lickweed. These two guys were responsible for the night itself and, as such, knew their crowd perfectly. The real killer was Noisia’s Diplodocus (High Contrast Remix). Thanks to these guys, the crowd didn’t even dwindle after DJ Fresh finished; letting them enjoy the benefits of all their work paying off.

Also enjoying himself is Melbourne’s kingpin of all things distorted: Zayler. There are very few people that can hold a crowd until five in the morning on a Sunday, but not only is Zayler one of them, he should be made their king after his set. He kept the still decent sized crowd there right up until the final note of Time to Pretend (High Contrast Remix).

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Twisted Audio Podcast #11 – Deall & Harzee

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012

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Taking control of the April 2012 Podcast are the duo of Deall & Harzee with some old skool and new skool DnB, Jungle and everything in between.

Deall is famous for his lightning quick mixing skills and Harzee is the MC that bring the party to life, a banging mix by some of Twisted Audio’s finest.

Don’t miss this duo supporting DJ Fresh at Brown Alley this Easter Sunday – Large up!

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Track list:

1. Calibre & High Contrast – Mr Majestik
2. SPY – Hotspot
3. Krome and Time – Ganja Man (SPY & Total Science remix)
4. A-Sides – Roots & Culture
5. Twisted Individual – Gimp mask (SPY remix)
6. SPY – Distant Street Lights
7. SPY – Elite Squad
>> Need you – Dylan & Ink
8. Sato – Clap ya hands
9. Matrix & Fierce – Climate (C4C remix)
10. DJ Fresh – Heavyweight
11. Kemal – Let it Move You
12. Arsenal – Saudade (Marky & SPY remix)
13. Mikal & Break – Just a Game
14. Need For Mirrors – Valentino ft. Stapleton
15. Moving FUsion – Attention
16. Die & Break – Grand Funk Hustle
17. Bulletproof – That Dude’s A Shapeshifter
18. Need For Mirrors – Odd Future
19. Zero Method – Command Four
20. Hydro & Mindscape – Skid row
21. Gridlok – Insecticide
22. The Upbeats ft. Teknik – Poison
23. Zero Method – Hybrid
24. DJ Fresh – Off World
25. Borderline – Hot Spot
26. Optiv & BTK – Gateway
27. Twisted Individual – Rusty Sheriffs Badge
28. Optiv & BTK – Whatever
29. Bulletproof, Nymfo & Teknik – 3 Of A Kind
30. The Upbeats – Binge Drinker
31. Future Prophecies – The Roof Is On Fire ft. MC Dynamite

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