Homegrown FreQs 2015 – The national DnB Mixing competition

Posted: Saturday, August 8th, 2015


Twisted Audio’s ‘Homegrown FreQs’ is back again for another year to uncover Australia’s freshest up and coming Drum n Bass DJs. Once again we have teamed up with some of the most respected crews from around the country to bring you the opportunity to showcase your skills and for one DJ to be crowned Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2015!

This year we have 5 live regional heats in major capitals around Australia.

So if you think you have got what it takes to play with the top dogs, make sure you submit your mix before entries close in your state and may the biggest FreQ win!


1st Round – Regional Entries & Rules

All DJs interested in competing will need to record a 20-30 minute mix using either Turntables or CDJs and a mixer, use of DJ softwares (Serato-Scratch Live, Traktor, etc) in conjunction with CDJ’s or Turntables is fine but will be monitored at the time of the competition to ensure the competitors are not cheating by using any other software, sync or pre-recorded mixes.

Using any Hardware controllers or DAW softwares such as Ableton, Fruity Loops, Logic is not permitted.

DJs will than upload their mixes online and submit them via the submission form at the bottom of this page to the local competition managers in their chosen state.

The regional competition manager will listen to the mixes and pick the top 6 to play at the regional final in October 2015.

Entry due dates are as follows:

Tasmania – September 25th
Western Australia – September 25th
South Australia – October 16th
Victoria – October 17th
New South Wales – October 19th

NOTE: All submitted mixes must be downloadable otherwise you may be disqualified from the competition.

2nd Round – Regional Finals

DJs who qualify for the regional heats will compete in their state capital on the following dates:

Hobart – October 2nd @ Homestead
Perth – October 9th @ Flyrite
Adelaide – October 23rd @ Studio HQ
Melbourne – October 24th @ Grumpys Green
Sydney – October 23rd @ Mind Nightclub

The setup for the competition will include 2x Technics 1200 turntables + 2x Pioneer CDJ 2000s + 1x Pionner DJM800/900 mixer. If competitors wish to use a 3rd CDJ or Turntable they need to contact the regional managers and find out if any extra CDJs or Turntables are available or arrange to bring one themselves, along with any audio interfaces (Controllers excluded) they may need to use for any DJ softwares.

Each DJ will get 20-30 minutes each to play at the regional final and will be scored by 3 experienced judges – the winner will be chosen based upon their creativity, musicality, technical skill, crowd response and overall performance.

The winner from each of the regional final will go on to represent their state at the national finals!

3rd Round – Online Finals

The regional winners will have their mixes uploaded to the Twisted Audio website for the national online finals. All competitors will be judged by a panel of 3 well known and respected Australian DnB DJs/Producers.

Judging criteria will be based on creativity, musicality, depth, technical skill and overall performance.

The judges decision will determine who is Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2015!


The national winner will be crowned as Australia’s Homegrown FreQ for 2014 and will win:

- All winners (regional & national) will get to play at one of the major DnB events coming to their capital city later this year!
- A media pack from Plasma Collective including Vinyl records, Poster and Digital download
- A featured mix on Kiss FM radio
- Plus more prizes for the regional champions provided by the top music and events providers in their state !!


Can I enter my mix to more than 1 state?

No, each DJ is only allowed to enter the regional competition at 1 state only, DJs who will submit mixes to different states will be disqualified.

Can i Enter more than 1 mix to the competition?

Yes you can, we do however encourage DJs to enter only 1 mix which represents their skill to the fullest, this comp is about quality and not quantity ;-)

How will i know if I advanced to the regional heats?

The regional competition manager will contact all DJs who qualified to the regional heats a week before the regional finals.

Can DJ duos enter the competition?

No, at the moment we do not have sufficient DJ duos interested in entering the competition, when we feel that this has changed we will look at a separate Duo category to ensure everyone gets a fair chance to compete

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to email us at info@twistedaudio.com

How To Enter

Please note that all the fields in the form must be completed in order to enter the competition, failure to enter information in any of the above fields will result in your entry form being disqualified.

Note: Please make sure that you have read all the rules regarding the allowed equipment for the competition before applying to ensure that your mix does not get disqualified, thank you and good luck! For any questions please contact info@twistedaudio.com

DJ Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Link to your mix (required)


Equipment Used (required)

Tracklist (required)

Cam Brodie

Twisted Audio podcast #47 – Cam Brodie

Posted: Friday, August 7th, 2015

Cam Brodie

This month’s podcast is brought to you by one of our favourite young DJs in the Melbourne scene, we first met him when he entered our mix competition a few years ago, welcome Cam Brodie!

Cam’s mix combines lots of styles of DnB & Jungle while mixing seamlessly between them, some fresh tracks and some older favourites, get ready for this smooth and enjoyable journey.

Download all the Twisted Audio podcast chapters & Subscribe to the Twisted Audio Podcast on iTunes

Make sure to catch Cam Brodie Supporting Wilkinson & Brookes Brothers on the 5th of September at Prince of Wales


Drifter – Brookes Brothers & Furlongs
Someone – Brookes Brothers
Dutch Oven – Villem & Mclod
Promise – Brookes Brothers
Tombstone Blues – Zyon Base
Mimic – Spectrasoul
Visions – Konichi
Lunar Base – Origin Unknown (Commix Remix)
Playing Games Ft D.Ablo – Alix Perez
Move & Focus Ft Dan Stezo – Lenzman
Let It Happen – Break
Get Into It – Cyantific & Wilkinson
Don’t you know Ft Elisha King – ShockOne
Contra Ft Lomax – Xample
Something Else – Break
Na Fool Me Again – Wickaman & Mavrik & Hoodlum
Play Hard – The Funktion
One Scratch – Wickaman & Mavrik & Hoodlum
Dawn Treader – Futurebound & Brookes Brothers
Pushing Your Luck – Total Science
Heartbeat – Wilkinson
Can You Feel It VIP – Drumsound & Baseline Smith
Take You Higher – Wilkinson
Back To Your Roots – Jonny L (Friction & K Tee remix)
Nightflight – Andy C & Shimon
What She Wants – Dose
Gold Rush Ft Brookes Brothers – Danny Byrd
Anthem Ft Camille – Brookes Brothers (Cyantific Remix)
Cold Steppin – Simple Technique
Dark Days – Alix Perez & Foreign Beggers
Moonwalker – Wilkinson
Special Dedication – Topcat (Sigma Remix)


Outlook Festival 2015 – Croatia, EU

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015


02–06 September 2015 • Fort Punta Christo • Pula, Croatia

For the 8th year, Outlook Festival brings the finest purveyors of dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, grime, dubstepand more to the Croatian seaside for a spectacular weekend.
Set in an abandoned fort perched over the Adriatic Sea and a 2000-year old Roman Amphitheatre, the festival also features daytime beach sessions and countless boat parties.


An abandoned Fort • A Roman Amphitheatre • Boat Parties • Beach Session • Line-up:

SBTRKT – Jurassic 5 – Run The Jewels – Beenie Man – Flatbush Zombies – Boy Better Know – The Madlib Carnival feat. Madlib (DJ Set), Pete Rock, J Rocc, Moodymann – Noisia – Dusky – Shy FX – Congo Natty feat. Congo Dubz & Tenor Fly – Jeru The Damaja – The Beatnuts – Roni Size Reprazent Live – Digital Mystikz – DJ EZ – Goldie – Mount Kimbie (DJ set) – Cutty Ranks – Kate Tempest – David Rodigan – Loefah – Protoje & The Indiggnation – BADBADNOTGOOD – Yung Lean – Oneman – Araabmuzik + Over 300 more
Boat Parties by Butterz, Noisia, Renegade Hardware, Hot Wuk, Congo Natty, Exit Records, Swamp 81, Channel One, Deep Medi, Dispatch Recordings, Detonate, Bandulu and more.

Wednesday 2nd September: Opening Concert:

Set in a 2000 year-old Roman Amphitheatre, it will feature some of our favourite artists performing live in one of the most amazing venues ever conceived. Line-up:
SBTRKT • Jurassic 5 • Roni Size Reprazent • Gentleman’s Dub Club • Trojan Soundsytem

ALice in underland

Twisted Audio & Makeshift Collective present Alice in Underland

Posted: Saturday, July 18th, 2015

ALice in underland

Welcome to Underland…

You may have found yourself here after following the white rabbit, or maybe you heard the thump of the bass. Either way, we hope you are dressed for the occasion. Because down this rabbit hole there is a world of sonic treats and bassline pleasures waiting for you…

Twisted Audio and The MakeShift Collective are taking you on an adventure into the realm of silly, strange and twisted, and just like Alice, we want to get lost here in Underland. The Mad Hatters Tea Party will kick off outside with some tasty bass and hip hop beats, and we’ll delve deeper into The Rabbit Hole inside, where we’ll glitch our way into a drum and bass fueled adventure…

Saturday 8th of August – Day & Night party- 6pm – 5am
$10 before 11pm, $20 thereafter – Railway hotel Brunswick

Hosted by MC Harzee and Featuring:

Cheshire (Adapted Records, EP Launch)

Borderline (Trendkill, Project 51, NZ)

ShifteQ (Hopskotch Records)

Boifrenz (Glitch Hop Community)


Viper Live feat. Matrix & Futurebound, The Prototypes, Insideinfo, Smooth and more

Posted: Sunday, July 5th, 2015


Inhibit & Twisted Audio in conjunction with Viper Recordings proudly present



Matrix & Futurebound​

Hosted by MC Rhymestar​

To celebrate the historic and landmark release of the “Viper Drum & Bass Slammers 2015 Australasia Edition” compilation (OUT JULY 5TH), label boss Matrix & Futurebound along with The Prototypes, InsideInfo, Smooth & MC Rhymestar are heading down under for 4 massive events in Adelaide, Sydney, Perth & Melbourne this July!

To coincide with the tour, the new compilation album sees Viper’s traditional ‘Summer Slammers’ compilation reworked down under as a special edition catered especially for Australian and New Zealand fans with over 30 tracks, including 2 exclusive DJ mixes from SHOCKONE​ & TREi​For full album info & tracklist: http://www.viperrecordings.co.uk/news/11270/viper-drum-bass-slammers-australian-tour

Max Watts – 125 Swanston St, Melbourne

Support: Monkee & Lickweed, Soulflex & JFK, Sprinkles, Fluidity



Matrix & Futurebound need no introduction, both having had illustrious careers in their own right, with Matrix first cracking the UK singles charts with ‘It’s Love Trippin’ way back in 2002 and Futurebound launching Viper Recordings in 2004, now recognized as one of the UK’s leading independent record labels and a true powerhouse in the bass music scene. Since the release of their ground-breaking debut album as a duo “Universal Truth” in 2007 they have reached a level of success matched by only a select few in the drum & bass world, with huge support from BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Capital FM, Ministry of Sound Radio & XFM of the back of their singles “All I Know” (#29 UK singles chart, 2012) “Magnetic Eyes” (#24 UK singles chart, 2013) and “Control” (#7 UK singles chart & #2 Dance chart, 2014). Major remix duty followed with Matrix & Futurebound remixing UK #1 single, Oliver Heldens x Becky Hill ‘Gecko’ (Overdrive) FFRR, Eric Prydz ‘Liberate (Virgin EMI), Seven Lions ‘Strangers’ (island/Universal) and Labrinth ‘Let It Be’ (Sony Records). Along with huge live shows at Creamfields, Global Gathering, Nocturnal Festival, Brixton Academy and more under their belt, the duo can also claim to be one of extremely small number of drum & bass artists to have played the iconic Stereonsonic festival in Australia 2013.


Nick & Garvey aka “The Prototypes” exploded onto the scene in 2010 there’s been no looking back for the Brighton-based duo and their polished brand of dancefloor-destroying drum & bass. Quickly becoming one of the most hotly-tipped production duos in the scene they’ve built a reputation for putting out instant dancefloor weapons and consistently smashing any and all remixes. Entering in to the next chapter of their careers The Prototypes signed with Viper Recordings and have just released their debut “City of Gold LP” firmly cementing their position in the highest tier of drum & bass. The future has never been brighter for one of the most exciting production outfits in recent years.


One of the most unique producers in the game, InsideInfo ranks alongside some of the most respected producers in the drum & bass scene. With a back catalogue featuring releases on the most prestigious labels in DnB, such as Viper, Virus, Metro, Critical, Blu Mar Ten, Hospital, Renegade Hardware and Ganja-Tek, InsideInfo has built up an enviable reputation for delivering the most distinctive, twisted funk in all of bass music.


Luka Per aka Smooth was introduced to music at the age of 10, when he began to practice piano. After practicing for 3 years and later on he became more interested in guitar, also in such genres as metal, hardcore etc. When a couple of years passed by he attended his first drum n bass party and he was hooked! Now ready to launch the next chapter of his career, Smooth has set his sights on working towards his debut album on Viper Recordings which will surely catapult him amongst the elite producers in drum and bass. Serving as the first album single, ‘Virgo Cluster’ is the perfect showcase of Smooth’s trademark anthemic dancefloor funk which he is becoming world renown for.


Twisted Audio podcast #46 – Fluidity

Posted: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015


We are very proud to have up and coming producer Fluidity feature on this month’s podcast!

Fluidity has carefully selected a range of liquid and dancefloor favourites in preparation for the upcoming Viper Slammers tour and also included some of his own original production in this vibrant mix!

Download all the Twisted Audio podcast chapters & Subscribe to the Twisted Audio Podcast on iTunes

Make sure to catch Fluidity playing at the Melbourne Viper Slammers show on the 18th of July at Max Watts


Matrix & Futurebound – Knight Riderz
Ivy Lab – Gomesia
Chords – Lust (Break Remix)
Brookes Brothers Vs Futurebound – Dawn Treader
BMotion – Bear Hug
Kove – Breach
Boston – Catch You Breath
Alix Perez – State 808
Mefjus & InsideInfo – Repentance
Ivy Lab – Twenty Questions
Spectrasoul – Too Much
Halogenix – Shores
Matrix & Futurebound – Sandstorm
Smooth – Calling
Cynematic – Space City
The Prototypes – Pale Blue Dot
Chords – In Lightspeed
Insideinfo & Smooth – Here Me Roar VIP
Shock One – Polygon feat. Reija (Dirtyphonics Remix)
Matrix & Futurebound – Strength 2 Strength
FD – Change Please
Suspekt – Last Goodbye
Calibre – The Sweet
Commix – Scarlet
Fluidity – Deeper Vibe

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