Homegrown Freqs – The National DnB Mixing Competition 2011

Posted: 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


Safire (Dispatch Recordings, BBA)
Tommy Dub (Cue Recordings)
Nasty Genius (Ammunition Recordings)

Support DJs:


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

Follow the competition as it unfolds on Facebook

Nasty Genius

Twisted Audio Podcast #6 – Nasty Genius

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Nasty Genius

The 6th chapter of the Twisted Audio Podcast proudly presents the badman behind Move-Music Recordings – Nasty Genius!
Get ready for a heavy hitting mix with crazy vibes as one of the best producers around Australia steps behind the decks and scorches the dance-floor!

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1) Falinox – Drift Out
2) Hedj & Blokhe4d – Spirit
3) Optiv feat Ryme Tyme – Run it Red (Neonlight Remix)
4) Apex – In Motion
5) Nasty Genius – Don’t Lets Be Silly
6) Smooth – 7th Sense
7) Inside Info – Skyhook
8) State of Mind – Three Dimensions (feat. Sacha Vee – Neonlight Remix)
9) Utopia – Diamond Shine
10) Nasty Genius – Rock Hard Facial
11) Utopia – Ursa Major
12) Black Sun Empire – The Cooler
13) Fourward – Robot
14) Nasty Genius – Nerdy Gerner
15) Noisia – Program
16) Nasty Genius – Filthy Mitts
17) Camo & Krooked – Breezeblock
18) Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Drityphonics Remix)
19) Mind Vortex – Generator
20) Nasty Genius – Vacuum
21) Audio – Fallout
22) Filf3 – More Pork
23) Prolix – Crater
24) Nasty Genius – Three Phase Phuture
25) Metrik – Genesis


Dirtyphonics (Live) + Culture Shock + Qemists – 8th of October @ Geddes Lounge

Posted: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011


Twisted Audio & Voltage are proud to present one of our biggest Drum n Bass lineups EVER featuring….



THE QEMISTS (Ninja Tune, UK)

ATTENTION ALL!! As a result of misconduct by the original venue management which unfortunately is unresolvable, we have had to move the party to another location.

Luckily this change is better for everyone as the new venue is easier to get to (2 mins from Southern Cross Station), drinks will be cheaper and the new club has a better vibe to boot.

Be warned though our limit on numbers is now a lot less so this WILL sell out!! If you haven’t secured your place yet, be sure to jump online and get your tickets!

Again we must stress due to a lower venue capacity this will sell out! This is going to be a party you won’t want to miss.

The Twisted Audio show is back and ready take you on a fantastic voyage on board the Dirty French Connection!

Hit the dance floor in our exclusive club while our esteemed entertainers intoxicate you with some of the biggest beats and heaviest basslines they have to offer. You will rediscover what an event is supposed to be like when you get swept up in the extravaganza of an evening full of live entertainment and strange beautiful people, all dripping with French flair! A truly legendary selection of artists will grace the stage and spice up the evening whilst dishing out candy for the eyes, ears and for the soul.

Get on board for this grand voyage around the world of bass and discover the wonders and treasures this planet has to offer.

It is the time to bust out your filthiest French moustaches and sexiest maid uniforms! We want to see more French people than at a croissant eating competition!!

Will you be lucky enough to get your hands on this round trip ticket before their all sold?



8th October – 9pm till Late @ Geddes Lounge (Geddes Lane, Corner of King st. & Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD )

Local support:

Tommy Dub

Hosted by: Dyzlexic CM & Moonie

Visuals by: Dougstep


Innovating in several styles of electronic music and bringing a live PA recognized as one of the most energetic and creative to be seen, Dirtyphonics is now a worldwide phenomenon that you cannot ignore.
With an incredible production level, a unique way to mix and blend different genres (electro, drum and bass, dubstep, hip hop) and a best newcomers producers award under their belt, Dirtyphonics is with no doubt one of the most exciting bands in today’s electronic scene.

If you’ve seen these five French originators live, you have witnessed the future of live drum & bass performance that leaves competitors in the dust.” Knowledge Magazine

Playte, Capskod, Pitch In, Pho and MC Youthstar started travelling the world in 2006 with their in- comparable live act, combining the efficiency of a DJ set to the spirit and energy of a rock concert. In 2008, the band takes a new scope when
French Fuck gets signed to Shimon’s label (AudioPorn). Immediately after its release, the 12″ climbs the charts to reach the first place and stays number one for a couple of weeks.

In this day and age and with how far we’ve come with music, it’s hard to do something new and that’s exactly what they’d done right from the start.” Shimon

Quickly after, comes out a series of 12″s, appearing systematically in the top 10 charts. Quarks and it’s audacious rhythm pattern caused a revolution in drum and bass and has inspired lots of producers. On the same EP (The Quarks EP) the band shows their versatility (and their ease to work with singers) in The secret, with MC Tali. Soon after, Vandals and its electro switch lights every dancefloor around the world on fire…

Over a very short period of time, Dirtyphonics tracks are played by the world’s famous DJs of the electronic music scene: Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Andy C, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Vicarious Bliss, Marky, Dj Hype, Kissy Sell Out, Annie Nightingale.

All at the same time, the band keeps to intensively tour the world from trendy clubs to huge festivals (Electric Daisy Carnival, Plages Electroniques, Solidays, Slamming Vinyl, Starscape, USC events, Les Nuits ZebrŽ es, Summer Festival, Audioriver, Together As One, Nordik Impact, Arena, Government, Metrocity, Brixton Academy, Pirate StationÉ) and in the summer 2010, moved to Los Angeles for their acclaimed ‘French Do It Better’ tour around the USA and Canada.

During this tour, the band starts writing its long await- ed debut album while working on a string of remixes such as Shockone’s ‘Polygon’ , the Bloody Beetroots famous ‘Warp’ 1977, Nero’s ‘Me and you’ , Benny Benassi’s E-man …

Parisian crew Dirtyphonics are bucking the trend with a tranche of heavyweight music and an incendiary live show.” Mixmag

The future looks bright and busy both in the studio and on the road, as Dirtyphonics will tour more and more in 2011 and are working days in, days out on genre defying music.

Dirtyphonics have in the past year created some of the most boundary pushing, genre hopping records in dance music
Viper recordings.

DIRTYPHONICS – MYSTERY MIX – 0811 by Dirtyphonics

Download the Dirtyphpnics Live show from Paris broadcast on NOVA Radio


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’ one of Optical’s favourite tunes – appearing on 2006′s Dimension EP and getting tongues wagging on the scene.
With signing Culture shock to its prestigious stable, Ram are nurturing yet another talent destined to expend the boundaries of the scene.

Culture Shock – BBC 1xtra RAM Records Takeover Mix by culture shock


The Qemists are, in many ways, something of a Qonundrum. Theyre rock fans seduced by the dancefloor, dance fans equally happy playing live instruments or building tracks on the computer, Drum & Bass aficionados who believe their hurtling breakbeats sound best under muscular metallic riffs.
Their debut album, 2009s Join The Q, balanced Junglist-Metal monsters like Stompbox and S.W.A.G., with wall-shaking Dancehall boomers like Dem Na Like Me, with a diverse guest-list including ex-Faith No More frontman Mike Patton, Grime legend Wiley and Drum & Bass chanteuse Jenna G.

The Qemists – ‘Spirit In The System’ Album Mini-mix by Ninja Tune

Listen to The Qemists guest mix on Knowledge Magazine


Twisted Audio Podcast #5 – Ouch!

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011


This Chapter of the Twisted Audio podcast has Melbourne’s rising star Ouch playing some of his favourite deep, energetic & danceflor Drum n Bass, check out the vibes!

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Tracklist :

From Deep Space – Phace and Misanthrop
Epidemic – Mindscape
Ionized – The Upbeats
Redemption (Alix Perez Remix) – Icicle
Driftwood – Icicle, Noisia
Substerrestrial – The Prototypes
Non Human – Phace and Misanthrop
Bonsai Run – Subterra, Dekko
Program – Noisia
Vandals – Dirtyphonics
T-monk – Gridlok
Back to the Jungle VIP – Bladerunner
The Jungle – Sigma
Jungle Fx – Xample and Lomax
Sound Fi Dead – Benny Page
Old Headz – J Majik and Wickaman
Its Always About The Girl – Autumn
Ice Cold Soul – Switch, Lenzman
BLVD – Loadstar
Secret Agent – Netsky
Follow The Light – Sub Focus
Halo – DC Breaks
Bounce – Mindscape
Gears – Culture Shock
Niton (Metrik Remix) – Eric Prydz
Vapourise – Sub Focus
Slow Down VIP – Break
Berlin – Loadstar
Ghetto Bizness – Dj Die
Alignment – jubei
Reflections – Skream, dBridge, Instra:mental


Dirtyphonics Interview by Rick Dirk

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2011

High Noon

Twisted Audio Residents play at the HIGH NOON Festival

Posted: Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

High Noon

Twisted Audio Residents Monkee & Lickweed join the Rock Like This crew at the High Noon Festival for a massive day party!

After a year break from High Vibes festival while being on hiatus the north side council finally gave in to all the requests to bring back this amazing cultural event.

An once again Rock Like This is presenting multiple stages in conjunction with the Peacock hotel. This time.. The focus is all on Melbourne and Down right dirty DJs!!

With the event divided into two stages there will be something for everyone at


Party Party Party.. This stage will be all about the party, funk, soul and classic that make will get you in the groove. To headline the is event we have none other than Melbourne biggest Breakbeat export, The Legendary “Nick Thayer” performing his world acclaimed AV set along side partner in crime, Seven Milligram. Plus…. DJ Ego presenting his flavour of party and visuals. Along side Agent 86.
+ Matty Blades, Smile On Impact, JD, and Citizen.com


Brought to you by ROCK LIKE THIS (www.rocklikethis.com.au)
And supported by :-All City Bass, Twisted Audio, Glitch This and Subbass crews. Expect to hear the sounds of Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Breakbeats, Electro, House, Glitch hop, Hip hop, Ghetto Funk, Bass heavy beats and a touch of Rock with DJs:-
Monkee Vs Lickweed (Twisted Audio)
Barron Von Rotton Vs Ouch! (All city Bass)
Shikung (Glitch this)
Llupa Vs Flip (Rock Like This)
Shifty Sly
not to mention visuals provided by Dougstep (Subbass)..

So be sure to get down to the Northside this Sunday!! And ROCK LIKE THIS!!

Sunday 18th
12pm – 11pm.
210 High st Northcote.

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