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Twisted Audio Present Micky Finn & MC Shabba D (Urban Takeover, UK)

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2011




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Twisted Audio is Proud to Announce that the legendary Micky Finn & MC Shabba D will be gracing the shores of Australia this August!

It’s been a long time since this spectacular Drum n Bass duo has been to Melbourne and Twisted Audio has decided it’s time to bring them back!

13th of August, 10pm till Late @ Miss Libertine (34 Franklin st. Melbourne CBD)

Get your $20 pre-sale tickets – more on the door!

Support by:

Terraform (UK)
Cubist
C:1
Lickweed
Monkee
Wasabi

Hosted by: Dyzlexic CM
Visuals by: Dougstep

Check out this set of Micky Finn & MC Shabba D from the DnB Awards – Free Download – Booya!

Micky Finn & MC Shabba D

Micky Finn started DJing in the late eighties and became well known with the advent of the Acid House movement in South London, he was a hugely influential figure as jungle/drum & bass developed as a genre – both as a DJ and label owner of the legendary Urban Takeover imprint.

MC Shabba is regarded as one of the best and most influential drum & bass MCs of all time, igniting the the crowd with his signature style and bringing the party vibes like no one else can!!

Many artists who have been around as long as Micky Finn & Shabba D lose their touch after so long on the game.. but these badmen are going stronger than ever, still smashing dancefloors all over the world with the the same energy and firepower that made them the true legends that they are.

DJ SS

DJ SS (Formation Records, UK) @ Miss Libertine – Photos are now up!

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2011




DJ SS

DJ SS came to Melbourne and completely rinsed out the dance floor at Miss Libertine!

Check out some of the crazy footage from the night!

DJ SS @ Miss Libertine photo gallery

Loadstar

Twisted Audio & ACB present – Loadstar (RAM Records, UK)

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2011




Loadstar

Twisted Audio & ACB are proud to bring you the spectacular duo that has been taking over the international Drum n Bass scene in 2011 with their fresh sound and huge dancefloor anthems – LOADSTAR (Xample & Lomax – RAM Records, UK)

23rd of July – 10pm till 6am
Brown Alley – Corner of King and Lonsdale, Melbourne CBD

Get your tickets here for just $25 + bf !!

Support by:

DnBassador (Adelaide)
Monkee
Lickweed
Barron Von Rotton
Deal
Deep Element
Ouch

Hosted by: Dyzlexic CM
Visuals: Blue MD

LOADSTAR (RAM Records, UK)

Having grown up in Bristol, Xample has always been surrounded by the sounds of drum and bass and the love of this music lead to him buying his first set of turntables. After relocating to Liverpool, he teamed up with other local DJ/producers Sol and Futurebound and became a regular at nights around the North West, playing at some of the best nights in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Around this time, Xample decided he wanted to try his hand at producing and before too long had notched up releases on labels such as Hard Leaders, Penny Black and L plates.
At the age Bristol based Gavin Harris aka Xample and Nick Hill aka Lomax got into music, the electronic scene was already thriving. After growing up to the sound of The Human League, Quincy Jones and Prince, they both followed with passion the rise to fame of The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk, yet their sound of choice was drum and bass, inspired by local hero Roni Size, LTJ Bukem’s atmospheric grooves, Dillinja’s brutal rhythms, Ed Rush and Optical’s cyber funk and John B’s dramatic soundscapes. Both were spotted as solo artists by Ram’s Record boss Andy C, one of the biggest Djs in the world, with an exceptional ear for new talents.

Xample started on their Frequency Offshoot for a couple of 12s, before graduating to Ram with the track ‘Heaven and Hell’, included on the Dimensions 3 EP and on Andy C’s Nightlife 3 mix in 2008. Following several releases on Critical and Bingo amongst others, and ‘Artisan’ for Bounce Records, hailed as one of the tunes of 2007, Lomax signed exclusively to Ram Records. His first release for the label, the ‘Faith Massive’ EP in May 2009 went straight to number 1 in the dance charts. Xample and Lomax had started working together in 2007. The combination of Xample’s raw dancefloor sound and Lomax experimental edge proved instantly lethal. Their heavily exposed debut ‘Lowdown/The Latter’ was released on Ram in spring 2007 and followed by the equally impressive ‘Contra/Keep Their Head Ringing’.

2010 was a pivotal year for Xample and Lomax. May saw the release of the ‘shamefully, powerfully, grippingly addictive’ (IDJ) ‘Remember’, backed by the lethal ‘Rushin’ Dragon’, showcasing the promising depth and variety of their joint talent. After a handful of singles getting them into A listers status, the duo started to work on a debut album, and comfort their partnership by choosing a specific name. So, for the release of the awesome ‘Link ToThe Past’ (‘A huge alien mammoth’ – DJ mag), they chose to be known as Loadstar. In late 2010, the single was voted ‘best single’ at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards, confirming their dominance of the underground.

As a highly sought after remix team, they reworked Example’s ‘Two Lives’ before giving Chase & Status’s top 10 ‘Blind Faith’ some serious dancefloor credentials earlier this year. Their version of Breakage’s ‘Fighting Fire’ is already tipped as one of the tunes of the year, and has been heavily championed by radio 1′s Annie Mac for whom they recently concocted an incredible Mash Hit, spectacularly tearing Jessie J’s hit ‘Price Tag’ to shreds. Loadstar have been spending the last few month on a mammoth DJ tour, joined by MC Texas and singer Ikay, to showcase their past, present and future anthems that will feature on their debut LP out in 2011.

It was previewed late March by a single, ‘Space Between’, where soft acoustic guitar and melodic vocals gave way to a vicious bass-led monster of a tune. Despite its uncompromising edge, the track invaded daytime airwaves and dancefloors alike. It was backed b y the timeless groove of the laidback ‘BLVD’, hailed in Mixmag as ‘A Ten Tonne Liquid Chonker’.

While remainging drum and bass’ dancefloors darlings Loadstar are developing into a formidable production team. 2011 promises to propel them into the same league as Ram stablemates Sub Focus and Chase and Status. Zane Lowe recently called them ‘superstars in the making’. Watch it happen.

Tommy Dub

Twisted Audio Podcast #2 (July 2011) – Tommy Dub (Cue Recordings)

Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011




Tommy Dub

This month’s Twisted Audio Podcast is mixed by Cue Recordings‘s own badman – Tommy Dub.
Get ready for a full spectrum mix of all styles of Drum n Bass, From liquid & deep to jump up and Tech, Tommy Dub never disappoints.

Download & Subscribe to the Twisted Audio Podcast on iTunes for Free!

Tommy Dub Bio

Tracklist:

1. Martsman – Halow
2. High Contrast – If We Ever
3. Komatic & Technicolour – Changeling
4. Lenzman – Fade Away
5. Total Science & SPY – Past Lives
6. Lenzman & Treez – Stellar
7. Haste & Sensa – The Place
8. Lenzman – More Than I Can Take (Enei Remix)
9. Livewire – Avalanche
10. Ktee & Friction – Set It Off (Icicle Remix)
11. Basher – Transmission
12. Enei – Slow Motion
13. Dub Phizix & Skeptical – Silo
14. Skeptical – Structure
15. Tokyo Prose – Kucklehead
16. Future Signal – Replicant
17. EBK, DLR, Gusto & Octane – Mainframe
18. Hybris – The Guy
19. Icicle – Dreadnaught
20. Alix Perez – Im Free
21. Jubei – Patience VIP
22. Bladerunner – Take Me Higher
23. Fresh – Mission To Mars
24. Q Project – Credit Crunch
25. Total Science & Spy – Street Sweeper
26. Rufige Krew – Monkey Boy (Original Sin Remix)
27. Phetsta – Disco Dog
28. State Of Mind – Division 10
29. Fred V – In My Head VIP (Mutated Forms Remix)
30. Chase & Status – Hurt You
31. Metrik – Lightspeed
32. Brookes Brothers – Snowman
33. Camo & Krooked – Breezeblock
34. Shockone & Phetsta – Crucify Me
35. Squash – Mind Blank
36. Chase & Status – In Love
37. Squash – Squeak
38. Wilkinson – Moonwalker
39. Squash – Divine
40. Total Science & SPY – Magic Hour
41. Squash – Wipper Stepper
42. Blokhea4d & Cabbie – Dive

DJ SS

Twisted Audio present DJ SS (Formation Records, UK)

Posted: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011




DJ SS

Twisted Audio is proud to bring you one of biggest names in Drum n Bass history – DJ SS (Formation Records, UK)

Also Featuring some of Melbourne’s top DJs:

Kodiak Kid
Citizen.com
Monkee
Deal
Deep Element
Lickweed
DJ eN
Stryfe b2b Skirmish

Hosted by: MC Harzee
Visuals by: Dougstep

July 9th at Miss Libs (34 Franklin st. Melbourne CBD)

Get your pre-sale tickets here!

$15 Entry before 11, 
$20 thereafter

DJ SS

One of the UK’s finest DJ/Producers and one of the founders of Formation Records, DJ SS aka Leroy Small is an original breakbeat pioneer who has made an immense contribution to today’s drum & bass sound. SS is one of the very select DJ / Producers who has been there right from the start, due to the hard work and dedication that he puts into his music. When the hardcore scene exploded SS was there and hasn’t looked back. He and his partner Eidris started promoting their own parties called Total Kaos every Friday in their hometown of Leicester. They also put on one of the first large indoor parties at Donnington Park in the summer of 91. It was an amazing success and 6000 people danced till dawn.

DJ SS himself born and bred in Leicester is a self-taught scratch DJ and found fame scratching his way through the era along with break-dancing his way on the streets of Leicester. He progressed onto the “rave scene” and was one of the first on the worldwide scene to DJ his own produced tracks. Things moved quickly from there – SS taught himself how to produce a high calibre of music and also coached others to produce to equally high standards.

DJ SS has an enormous list of tracks and used various aliases. Over the years he’s had countless releases on Formation Records as well as doing remix work for other artists. He has released such tracks as ‘The Psycho E.P’, ‘Rhythm For Reasons’, ‘Breakbeat Pressure’, the Drum & Bass anthem ‘Black’, with the highlight being ‘ Lighter’ which was Formation Records best seller, reaching the number 1 spot in the Music Week dance chart and reaching number 68 in the music charts. It is a track that has remained incredibly popular and still continues to be played years on.

Today SS spends most of his time producing in the studio and travelling all over the world to DJ and promote his brand “World of Drum & Bass”. His travels have taken him throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, the United States of America and Asia. When SS has any spare time he is dedicated to football and is an ardent Manchester United fan and an enthusiastic local football player.

DJ-SS is now celebrating 20 years of Formation records, and 11 years of World of Drum & Bass which is the longest consecutive D&B tour and a phenomenal achievement in any music genre.

Dys & Eliza

Dysphemic & Miss Eliza – Review from Beat Magazine

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2011




Dys & Eliza

The evolution of the shadowy, nebulous genre of dubstep over the past few years has been a curious thing to watch. The deep rumblings of bass and slamming drums that characterise its sound have had a deep pull on dance music in 2011 –at the same time, giving birth to a chaotic movement coloured by all manner of sonic influences. Melbourne’s powerhouse duo of Dysphemic and Miss Eliza are at the forefront of the action – having supported the likes of Chasing Shadows, Andy C, Foreign Beggars and Plastician on tour, with an EP and website launch party at Roxanne this week and a full album set to drop later this year. I spoke to both to find out a little more about what they’re up to.
We open up talking about the whack things coming out of the scene at the moment – “Listening to all the kinds of music that ends in ‘step’”, Eliza says of her day, with a giggle. “How is that even possible, Burial-step! An artist-name and step! What is ‘step’ anymore? It could be anything!” This aversion to the confines of genre becomes evident in their music – borne from a partnership between two talented musicians from vastly different worlds.

Dysphemic, known to his parents as Julian Treweeke, has a well-established career in electronica, with a number of fiercely good releases to his name, and cites a wild variety of scenes in his successful career as a producer. “I’ve done a lot of experimental electronic music – hardcore techno, a lot of jungle, DnB – I had a big break from that and did a lot of hip hop and vocal stuff, and kind of moved back to DnB and dubstep,” he says, of his past. “The stuff I’m doing at the moment with Miss Eliza and MC Hines – merging all of those styles into one project.”

The other half of the couple is Miss Eliza aka Eliza Quirit. A classically-trained violinist since five, Quirit grew up in the concert halls of Australia performing and winning over forty awards as a soloist with Australia’s symphony orchestras, as well as performing abroad in China and the Phillipines, and is a graduate of both the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University. “I did that for a long time! I’ve always loved performing as a soloist for orchestras,” she says. These days she’s known for her riotous, individualistic stage presence in an altogether different scene – asked about it, she laughs, and says of her past in classical music: “I was never really a team player, I never really wanted to sit – I wanted to be up the front with the big dress, taking bows!”

How did she find her way into the dark and mysterious realms of electronica, then? “I grew up on classical music, of course, and nineties RnB but my second eldest brother Christian was really into it – the rave scene, the mid-nineties!” They both become rather animated when it comes to the topic of nineties dance, mentioning rave culture and hanging out in London, ’92 when drum and bass was huge. It’s also where they first met. “We met behind the decks at a party,” Treweeke explains. “Eliza played me some of her IDM/experimental stuff, and a lot of her stuff was very melodic – I think we just really clicked.” It’s a collaborative process that has impacted more than just their careers in music – the two are boyfriend and girlfriend who live together. They love it: “We get to spend all this time together doing things!” Quirit says, happily. “And a lot of opportunity to practise with each other to get it really tight.”

The results are off the chain, as the monstrous recordings of the duo’s onstage antics that have surfaced on YouTube reinforce. With Treweeke blasting out broken beats as Quirit wields her violin like a weapon, ripping out melodies with fearsome precision – juxtaposing her delicate compositions with the murky depths of electronica. It’s a dream come true for Quirit. “I get to live my classical violin dreams – I reckon it’s like a violin making love to a subwoofer!” Treweeke agrees – “I think collaborating with Eliza and other people has really opened up my mind to different things.”

Their website and Sloth EP launch party is at Roxanne Parlour this week. “We’ve got some special plans for next Friday!” Eliza says excitedly. “We’ve got a few new tracks that no-one has heard yet, and MC Hines is going to be rapping with us, too – he’s on the new album.” Treweeke describes the gig as a chance to showcase the new direction their music has taken – a teaser for audiences waiting to hear their work together on record.

Their album Classical Remix, will hopefully drop by the end of the year. “We’ve got some mixing down to do, but it’s gone so fast!” says Quirit, of the album’s birth. So, what to expect? “Some crazy violin action,” she begins. “And triple-time violin shredding,” Treweeke interjects, and they both laugh. Quirit continues: “Triple-time rap, and some really beautiful melodic luscious landscapes”. Exciting.

Taken from Beat.com.au

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