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DnB Arena Tour

October 19, 2014

With Melburnians finally emerging after months of hibernation throughout the long, cold darkness of winter we figure what better way to celebrate then with a beautiful sun filled Sunday BBQ Session hosted by one of the most renowned labels within the game…get ready for a very intimate and exclusive one off event featuring a hand picked lineup direct from the team at Drum&Bass Arena.



Hosted by MC2SHY

Drum&BassArena: The award winning UK brand that has influenced generations of drum & bass lovers the world over is about to embark on its first ever Australian tour!

Established in 1996 as an online portal – www.breakbeat.co.uk – Drum&BassArena is celebrating 18 big years at the very forefront of the game. Over those years they have celebrated, supported, documented and championed drum & bass in every way possible. They have successfully contributed to all aspects of the genre’s culture and stamped their distinctive brand in many directions: international live events, merchandise, podcasts, bespoke video content, digital distribution and its now legendary series of compilations.

The biggest compilation series of their kind, Drum&BassArena albums have sold over 400,000 to date and have been mixed by the biggest DJs in the genre. Representing all styles and all artists – from the biggest names to key emerging artists – Drum&BassArena albums are recognised as THE benchmark, inspiring loyal drum & bass fans across the globe for over 10 years.

Now Drum&BassArena is set to break new boundaries once again and inspire Australia with its debut national tour. Taking place between October 16 – 25, with four of the most exciting UK performers in the genre, THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

> Melbourne
Sunday October 19th
Brown Alley (585 Lonsdale st. Melbourne CBD)
5:00pm – 1:00am

VLTRN, Soulflex & JFK, The Dam Busterz

Garden Bar:
Lickweed, Monkee, The Chief, JMC, SK, Token, Boifrenz


In today’s heady climate of bass-fuelled dance music, one could easily argue that DJs are the new rockstars. Well The Upbeats have already been playing that role for years. Fuelled by New Zealand’s isolation from the rest of the world and its staggering natural beauty, The Upbeats’ unique take on all forms of bass music has seen the duo work alongside some of the scene’s most influential names and releasing tracks across a plethora of respected record labels. Two most recent examples include their critically acclaimed fourth full length LP ‘Primitive Technique’ on Noisa’s Vision Recordings in 2013 and their recent ‘Rituals EP’ on Blackout Music. Their ‘anything-goes’ live performances and approach to writing hard-hitting, unique-sounding drum & bass is lauded across the globe.


When it comes to crafting anthemic dancefloor destroyers, DC Breaks sit at the very top of the class. Nearly a decade of production experience has propelled Dan Havers and Chris Page right to the forefront as one of drum & bass’s premier headline acts. Since signing exclusively to Andy C’s RAM Records in 2010 the duo has charged forward with a number of high energy cuts on the legendary label. From their debut single ‘The More I Want’ to the epic ‘Shaman’ via the guttural punches of ‘Swag’ and ‘Gambino’, they demonstrate muscular music skills on a whole new level. The duo pretty much owned 2013 with the two biggest releases of the year, and their presence has been felt on the same hard-hitting level this year, too. Currently working on a highly anticipated debut album and famed for pummelling six deck sets DC Breaks promises a bona fide aural assault.


Cyantific aka Jon Stanley has been at the forefront of drum & bass for nearly a decade. He is one of an elite force of DJs to have released tracks on both Hospital and RAM Records, whilst having the first ever record out on the now seminal Critical Music back in 2002. In 2010, Cyantific Music was established as a way for Jon to really push his D.I.Y ethic. 2012 saw friends Wilkinson and Snapclicker aid Jon in the construction of the CYN laboratory where his skills as both a talent selector and solo producer shine through. As releases like ‘Infinity’, ’Defect’ and the ‘Liberty EP’ cemented his status as one of the leading technical producers in the scene, his music has gained support from an impressively broad range of high profile tastemakers including Steve Aoki, Annie Mac, Andy C and Mistajam. The CYN Sound Lab has created a perfect platform for the next stage of Cyantific’s career… The long awaited album he’s currently moulding on a top secret deep sea chemical production plant.


Musically rich, emotionally-charged yet heavy drum & bass is one of the hardest styles to nail. But when Pete Rogers and Andy Powell do it, they make it sound too easy. Known and loved as Technimatic, Pete and Andy started making music together back as Technicolour & Komatic in 2008. Since those early entrances into the D&B psyche the boys have gone on to release their liquid infused mix of hyper-coloured D&B on labels such as Critical, Technique, Spearhead and a Friction’s hugely respected label Shogun Audio, to which they are now exclusively signed. Fresh from releasing their debut album ‘Desire Paths’ – an album that’s already been noted as one of drum & bass’s most important releases of 2014 by the likes of DJ Mag, UKF and Mixmag – Technimatic are on an unstoppable roll right now. We guarantee their appearance at each of Drum&BassArena’s Australian showcases will represent this roll in full effect!

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