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Twisted Audio & Inhibit present – Viper Recordings

Twisted Audio and Inhibit are proud to bring you the Melbourne leg of the Australasian tour of one of Drum n Bass’s leading record labels – Viper Recordings!

Representing behind the decks:

Matrix
Futurebound
Smooth

19th of October, 10pm Till Late
Royal Melbourne Hotel (629 Bourke st. Melbourne CBD)

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE ON MOSHTIX

Support By:

Lickweed
Monkee
Deall
Rubix
Defy

Hosted by: MC Harzee

Matrix & Futurebound

Matrix & Futurebound need little introduction, both having had illustrious careers in their own right. Matrix first broke through with his slick techno infused classic, ‘Sleepwalk’ album on Virus Recordings, later scoring chart acclaim under his house pseudonym ‘Goldtrix’ with the top 5 hit, ‘It’s Love Trippin’. Meanwhile, Futurebound had early success on labels such as Moving Shadow, Infrared, Hospital and Breakbeat Kaos before launching his own Viper Recordings in 2004, now recognised as a powerhouse in the bass music scene.

When Matrix & Futurebound combined their powers to unleash the seminal ‘Universal Truth’ long player in 2007, the skillful fusion of epic melodic soundscapes with heavyweight dancefloor production and original vocals defined a whole new era in DnB. Soon the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Justin Timberlake, Moby, Sasha, and Skepta soon knocking at the door for remix duties and a whole new generation of acts such as ShockOne, Brookes Brothers, and Camo & Krooked inspired to follow suit.

2011 saw the duo launch their ‘Worldwide’ mix compilation series which was the perfect snapshot of the electronic bass music landscape in 2011, keeping a sharp focus on the freshest drum & bass around whilst also drawing on dubstep and electro to capture the sound of a Matrix & Futurebound live set in all of its glory.

Now in 2012, Matrix & Futurebound have opened a new chapter as they work towards the release of their second artist album. The first single, ‘All I Know’ which features vocalist Luke Bingham was the first peak at the forthcoming project. Having cracked the official UK Top 40 charts at #26 and reigning supreme on BBC Radio 1 “B” and 1Xtra “A” playlist, the single sets the perfect tone for what is to come over the next 12 months from Matrix & Futurebound.

Smooth

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!

It was very soon after that he decided not just to love this music but also to make his own tunes. His first release was ‘Lost Cause’ in 2005 on Touchin’ Down Records. As he researched sound more and more, he decided that his sound just wasn’t good enough, so he shut himself in the studio and waited until 2008 when his improving sound was noticed by Dementia. Together with Rregula they released ‘Obfuscate’ on Trust in Music 12″. Following this, he released ‘Space Attack’ on Recon and the massive ‘Out of Time’ on Ruse records.

fter hearing ‘Under The Moon’ which would appear on Viper Recordings ‘Acts of Mad Men’ album, Smooth was signed to the label and later went onto release his first single ‘7th Sense’ / ‘Squirm’ (feat. KG) on Viper’s sister label, Viper VIP. Smooth is also one half of Telekinesis who recently made their debut on Breed 12 Inch label, as well as one third of City of Dogs, whose track ‘Absolutely Flawless’ was featured on Pendulum’s Radio1 Essential Mix.

2011 has been Smooth’s breakout year, starting off with the massive single ‘Feel So Free’ on Viper VIP, which was followed by ‘Calling’ and Smooth’s absolutely immense remix of the Matrix & Futurebound classic ‘Strength 2 Strength’ on Viper’s ‘Worldwide 001′ album. This was followed by two tracks on Viper’s ‘Summer Slammers 2011′ album, with ‘Want It’ and ‘Alienated’ (as Telekinesis).

Now heading into 2012, Smooth is preparing to release his debut EP – ‘Blinded By The Light’ – due out in January and featuring ‘Shifting Sands (feat. Shaz Sparks)’, ‘Cosmos’ and ‘Cyberfunk’.


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