Cyantific & Wilkinson on December 10th – Tickets out now!Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Twisted Audio is proud to host 2 of the biggest names in drum n bass for 2011 on their visit to Melbourne – Get in early to secure your place!!
Cyantific (Hospital Records, UK)
Wilkinson (RAM Records, UK)
December 10th, 10pm till late @ Miss Libertine (34 Franklin st. Melbourne CBD)
Hosted by: MC Harzee
Visuals by: Dougstep
Get ready for a big night of DnB with some of the biggest tunes brought to you by 2 Drum and Bass superstars!
Formerly a duo and now just a one man band, fronted by Jon Stanley, Cyantific originally met at high school and were gathered up into the Hospital fold in summer 2002, after a tip off from High Contrast no less. A series of 12″s, remixes and compilation appearances helped to build their diehard underground fanbase.
It was 2006 which saw the release of their Debut LP Ghetto Blaster; an epic album of futuristic beats which won instant plaudits from both fans and critics alike and really marked Cyantific’s place in D&B history. Remix work and extensive touring followed, with Jon taking his djing to a new level.
In a Strangely blurred area of South West London on Google maps, there are reports of tech, funk and breaks well above normal levels. In regular djing trips outside of the compound, Cyantific has leaked more and more space age material. If you don’t know by now, hold tight, the truth is out there, and it’s coming to a dancefloor near you!
Hailing from the leafy suburbs of South West London is Ram Recordsʼ new signing Wilkinson. His first insight into making music came at the age of 9 when his parents bought him a drum kit.
Mark ʻWilkinsonʼ 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.
Now hotly tipped to do big things across drum & bass and electronica, Wilkinson is also busy working on his debut album for Ram Records and continues to tour worldwide from Sydney to Berlin, Barcelona to Brighton with his dynamic and energetic DJ sets.
Twisted Audio Podcast #7 – The GoodsPosted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
This chapter of the Twisted Audio podcast features one of the Victorian Homegrown FreQs comp finalists – The Goods!
This badboy’s mix features a dose of Drum n Bass & jungle mixed in with a tad of Dubstep on the Twisted Audio podcast!
1) dc breaks – horror
>rawhil cru – mo fire
2) break – hot love
3) london elektricity – u gotta be crazy (enei rmx)
4) dj marky, spy – mystic sunset
5) sigma, dj nutnut – special dedication (sigma rmx)
6) break – breakfast
7) cyantific – flashback
rido – twisted
9) cyantific – little green man
10) curfew – vandal
11) wilkinson – overdose
12) sub focus – deepspace
13) emalkay – the world (tb rmx)
14) basher, xtrah – hubble
15) calibre – notting hill
16) dj marky – yellow shoe
17) hamilton – echoes
18) lenzman – broken dreams
19) jmajik&wickaman – ritual
20) dbridge – true romance
21) magnetic man – perfect stranger (benga rmx)
22) mishal moore – it aint over (document one rmx)
23) joker – tron
24) kito – lfo
25) spor – two fingers (spor rmx)
26) optiv, btk – mind over matter
27) falinox – drift out
>dj zinc – wile out (dj marky rmx)
28) spy – sabotage
29) see-i – soul hit man (drumagick rmx)
>siren – snorkel
30) bladerunner – jahjah dub
31) skream – midnight request line (zinc rmx)
32) noisia – could this be
Homegrown FreQs 2011 Winner – StylusPosted: Sunday, November 20th, 2011
Dj Stylus (aka Ali Ormond)
First began Dj’ing back in 2007 frequenting a few clubs around Adelaide at the time, Stylus went on hiatus for a few years in-between, but got back into the swing of things late last year. Stylus plays a mixed bag of dnb, keeping things interesting with a mix of the old classics and the freshest and latest tunes, with all types of Drum n’ Bass sub genres.
Her first Dj’ing influence actually came from Paul Van Dyke before discovering the world of Drum and Bass, once exposed to the awesomeness it had to offer, she was taken away by internationals such as Andy C, Klute, D-Bridge and John B, as well as the amazing Adelaide talent by the likes of Patch, Fiction, Filter, and notably giving props to Rebel & TROUb9L, two female Dj’s who both past and current have inspired her. In a male dominate DJ world, it has been awesome to be able to represent the female DnB Dj and hopefully inspire more girls to get up behind the decks.
She was a recent finalist in an Adelaide DnB Competition, Underground Sound, and most recently taking out the title for the HomeGrown FreQs National Mix Competition.
You can log onto Soundpond.net to catch her in a Rotating guest spot on Neat Freqs, Sundays 4 to 6pm; and in Adelaide at Rumour Fridays @ HQ.
Check out Stylus’s wining mix from the Homegrown FreQs 2011 competition:
1) Live for What I Die For – Jess Mill (Loadstar remix)
2) Up All Night – John B
3) Link to the Past – Loadstar
4) The World feat. Lena Cullen – EmalKay (Teebee remix)
5) tanding Room Only – Hive & Gridlok vs D Bridge, Break and Silent Witness
6) Inside My Soul – Logistics
7) Backlash – Optiv & BTK
Its The Way – Taktix (Serum Remix)
9) The Nine – Bad Company
10) Puerto Rico – Ed Rush & Optical
11) Mumbo Jumbo – Trei
12) ChubRub – Ed Rush & Optical
13) Timewarp VIP – Sub Focus
14) Here We Go – State Of Mind &; Jade
15) Terrorist – Renegade (Dom & Roland Remix)
Glitch, DnB & Dubstep @ Strawberry Fields Festival!Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Glitch DnB & Dub stage at Strawberry Fields proudly presented by: Mixed Messages – with Culture Jam, Broken Beat Assault, Twisted Audio, Rock Like This & All City Bass.
FINE CUT BODIES
THE UPBEATS (NZ)
CIRCUIT BENT (live)
SUN IN AQUARIUS.
SAFIRE (Dispatch Recordings, BBA)
DYSPHEMIC AND MISS ELIZA.
BASS BIN LADEN.
BARON VON ROTTON.
Homegrown Freqs – The National DnB Mixing Competition 2011Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2011
Homegrown FreQs – The National DnB Mix Competition!
Twisted Audio has teamed up with Australia’s biggest Drum n Bass crews to bring you an annual, nationwide mix competition to help uncover the best underground talent down under!!
After the success of last years online National mix comp we’ve decided to include LIVE regional heats in all major capitals.
This will give competitors the chance to prove their skills not only in the bedroom but also in the BIG room!
It’s been a long few months for all the competitors nation wide nd now the time has come to crown one of them as the 2011 Homegrown FreQ !
The 6 finalists, 1 from each state, will perform LIVE at Miss Libertine in Melbourne. Each entrant will have 25 minutes to put down the best set they can.
Judging criteria will be based on creativity, musicality, depth, technical skill and overall performance by a select panel of experts.
Don’t miss out the creme of the crop of Australia’s DnB DJs competing for the title of Homegrwn FreQ 2011 !
Saturday 19th of November, 10pm till Late @ Miss Libertine (34 Franklin st. Melbourne CBD)
$5 Entry before Midnight, $15 Therafter
For the winner:
The winner of the Melbourne Heat will go on to compete in the Homegrown FreQs National Final which will be held on November 19th in Melbourne and a chance to win:
- $500 to spend on their visit at ‘StoreDj’ – Australia’s No.1 Dj equipment provider
- Exclusive Dubplates from Cue Recordings – Australia’s leading Drum n Bass record label
- A set at the NYD ‘Tribe Festival’ alongside some of the worlds biggest names in the Drum n Bass arena
WA – Mercenary
VIC – Ashtro
QLD – Wednesday
NSW – Linken
SA – Stylus
TAS – Billy Green