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Esion - One Night Stand promo mix 2014
April 19, 2014 01:11 PM PDT
AutomAte Tech head honcho Esion brings you 80 mins of flat out dance floor Drum & Bass.
I. Black Sun Empire - Monologue (Ulterior Motive Remix)
March 20, 2014 08:46 AM PDT
Cemtek AKA Scott Geden began his musical journey many moons ago in the world of rock. However, restless and intrigued by more urban styles, Scott took several music production courses, arming himself with the skills necessary to make hip-hop, and thereafter collided with his true calling: drum & bass.
Alongside two others, Arookai and Teksteppa, Scott adopted his solo moniker Cemtek, and co-founded DnB project D.R.O.P.S.
Cemtek's first solo release came on on Abducted Records' Alien Army EP. His track ‘Lose Control’ has been doing the damage on dance floors in the UK & US alike, with a full solo EP in the pipeline for this US-based imprint.
Meanwhile on AutomAte, Cemtek as 1/3 of D.R.O.P.S has shown shown he has what it takes, heading up volumes 1 & 2 of the Depth of Vision EP series and turning the heads of industry stalwarts including Kenny Ken, Chris Su, John Rolodex, DJ Concrete, Mauoq and featuring on the mighty Drum & Bass Arena podcast.
As adept on the decks as he is in the studio, this mix gives a taste of what to expect from his live sets right now. Enjoy!
1. Fourward - On A Knife Edge [Shogun Audio]
March 07, 2014 07:54 AM PST
Deficit guest mix for Canadian DnB Culture relaunch 2014.
1. Philth - Submarine [AutomAte]
February 19, 2014 08:21 AM PST
Introducing Critical Error, a DJ/producer from Stourbridge, West Midlands. A drum and bass addict who has been DJing since his mid teens, with a taste for darker, harder styles of dance music. Mixing anything from drum and bass to old skool hardcore, from trance to electro and anything in between. DJing as a hobby soon led to an interest in music production, which is his new main focus now. Expect techy, rolling, trance infused sounds in the not too distant future.
1) Audio - Headroom VIP [Virus]
November 09, 2013 06:44 AM PST
Joe London, aka PRTCL, is a London-based producer who has been making music for the last five years. With his first exposure to drum and bass in 2005, his passion for the music has been constantly growing since. Joe recently won the chance to play at this years Outlook Festival through their vinyl-only mix competition, and has been performing at other major clubs in the London area. With recent tracks released on AutomAte and Flexout Audio, expect more music to come from this new face on the scene.
1) Ed:it - Ideology [Commercial Suicide]
September 23, 2013 11:01 AM PDT
Since 2011, DJ Sweetpea has held her own as the 'Princess of Rude FM' on the 20 year veteran station. Her passion for fresh underground music and love of rolling basslines is heard in all her mixes. Live, Sweetpea feeds off the crowd's energy and loves to drop into dark, minimal sections.
She has stayed true to the music she loves in any crowd she's played to. She's played alongside some of the biggest names in the game at well-loved venues including Electric Brixton, Hidden, Egg, 93 Feet East and Cafe 1001.
In October 2012, Sweetpea was a featured artist for Lisa Nyx's female troop Syrenz. Since then she has gained a residency with Noise Brixton at the famous Dogstar. This girl is a true ambassador for the ladies, the scene and the music she holds dear.
Gerra & Stone - Back Hand - Dispatch
July 22, 2013 01:46 PM PDT
In a violent city from a country forgotten by many, Oscar Cartagena a.k.a. Ortokore has developed a fruitful musical career as a DJ and producer in his native Venezuela, where not only was he the pioneer of the early hardcore/gabber movement in Caracas around 1998, but through years of hard work, has become one of the fundamental pillars of the Drum and Bass scene in the country. Taking advantage of the musical richness of his natal Caribbean region and his expertise in afro-cuban percussion and drumming, this producer has known how to bring himself up, avoiding lost bullets, facing corrupt policemen and moving himself, day-to-day in a lawless city, empowered by his music and those in the scene that keep it together in such a dangerous city.
Now, vested as one of the authorities in the Drum and Bass scene of Venezuela, he is rising up as one of the new names to watch in the global scene. Ready to take all the wisdom of the streets of Caracas together with the Latin flavors that brought him up, his vision is to bring to the world stage a little bit of what is to be raised in Latin America in these times; always playful, always fun, always ready to party, but keenly aware that the times aren’t good – that things are extreme, violent and hardcore.
1. Nickynutz - Egyptian Caravan [Dub]
March 12, 2013 05:10 PM PDT
Established by Intracut & Subtraction, Fractured Foundation bring the finest drum and bass artists and DJs from across the globe to some of the capital's most exciting venues. Their mission is to provide the highest quality, most interesting and diverse lineups around, with a particular focus on supporting new up-and-coming talent emerging on the scene. Intracut & Subtraction (aka James Bowman & James Skinner respectively) formed Fractured Foundation with the ethos of collating as many quality acts under one roof on one evening as is possible in the capital. If you’ve been to one of their events, you know…..
1 – BTK – Addiction (Renegade Hardware)
February 01, 2013 04:48 AM PST
D.R.O.P.S is a recently formed collective of three like-minded, forward thinking musicians, Teksteppa, Cemtek and Arookai, with very different musical pasts. The sum of these parts equals a deep techy party vibe.
Teksteppa has been producing DnB for a number of years, with releases on Blue Cheese Records, UKDNB and more. Recently his releases have gained DJ support from S.P.Y, Optiv, Muffler, AMC, Mutated Forms, Danny Wheeler, Hazard and Mind Vortex, amongst others. He has had tracks top out at numbers 11 and 32 in the Drum & Bass Arena charts.Teksteppa is a force to be reckoned with and it seems that this is just the beginning for him.
Arookai AKA Mike Smythy has been heavily involved with the music industry for years and, although relatively new to DnB, has had countless releases on highly respected labels in other genres. He is an important part of the freeform hardcore scene, has had mixes featured in the top 5 dance compilations on iTunes and has played all over the UK. Arookai is a music junky, regardless of genre. Expect eclectic twisted sounds coming from his direction this year!
Cemtek AKA Scott Geden is a purveyor of dirty, techy basslines and FX fuelled atmospheric naughtiness. When he is not glued to his studio he is usually found on the decks and has an extremely keen ear for music. His musical past has taken him through numerous production courses and after years of producing hip hop he has slowly moved towards DnB. Cemtek will become a name to look out for.
Collectively they spend every waking minute in the studio, they have bookings coming up in London, Bristol and Stratford upon Avon and will be looking to release some serious sounds this year!
1. June Miller - Walls of Jericho (Enei remix) [Critical Music]
December 27, 2012 02:10 PM PST
Bristol-based DJ, producer and AutomAte Tech label boss.
Esion has been on the scene, under various aliases, for well over a decade. His DJ career has touched a long list of UK venues and has spanned a variety of genres including dnb, dubstep, breakbeat, hip-hop, hard dance, hardcore, freeform and techno. These days he plays mainly dark, techy & industrial dnb but expect surprises, he's just as likely to drop a cheeky glitch-hop or booty-shaking ghetto-funk track. Diversity is his middle name and he knows what an audience wants better than they know themselves.
Esion is equally at home in the studio as on the decks, embracing the full range of technology from analogue synthesisers to digital outboard to modern software tools. As well as crafting his solo productions, he loves to collaborate and has worked with many artists across a variety of genres.
Fast forward to the present day and Esion has finally put down some roots, establishing himself alongside Deficit as part of the AutomAte crew. The AutomAte Tech label is primarily his vision and demonstrates what drum & bass means to him.
Esion - http://soundcloud.com/djesion, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Esion/141507600515
01. Mefjus & M-Force ft Maksim - Struggle & Pain [Breed 12 Inches]
We aim to release a podcast every couple of months, featuring a variety of established and up&coming artists that we find inspiring.
We share a mutual love of dark, techy drum & bass, although we are involved with a range of other bass-led genres. We DJ and write music individually and together. We run the AutomAte family of digital labels, including AutomAte, AutomAte Deep and AutomAte Tech. AutomAte aims to bring you the best in edgy drum & bass, aimed square at the dancefloor, from rising stars to established artists, from chunky steppers to dark rollers and all manner of other fancy-ticklers. The parent label has already chalked up Radio 1 airplay from Friction, support from Drum & Bass Arena and has caught the attention of more DJs than you could shake a stick-insect at.
The Deep label aims to put the warmth back into drum & bass with a range of deep, eclectic, inspirational music, influenced by anything from the Far East to South America and everything in between. AutomAte Deep will be launched in early 2013 and has already picked up Radio 1 airplay from Nihal plus support from Raiden, EBK, Morphy, The Untouchables, Mental Forces, J Robinson, Ortokore, Philth, Stunna, Marukomu, Dexta & Mauoq (Diffrent Music).
The Tech label showcases a variety of gritty drum & bass music, from amen tracks and heavy-steppers to neuro and hardcore styles. We like it grimy with a slight attitude problem and an infectious groove. Supporters include DJ Hype, Bailey, Kenny Ken, Dose, Raiden, Nu:Tone, EBK, June Miller, Inside Info, Gremlinz, Stranjah, Chris Su, Zero-T, Nyx, Amoss, NC-17, Fade, The Risky (Drum & Bass Arena), Billion (Fathom Audio), Arclight, John Rolodex, Phil Hustle, Hyroglifics, Neve, Concrete, Bad Education, Cursa, AbleDanger and more.
We've taken over a drum & bass dnb forum / website and will be slowly breathing new life into it. We intend to move the site towards being more content-based, meaning exclusive mixes, tunes, discounts, give-aways and competitions, as well as being a go-to place for events, radio, podcasts, tunes, advice and banter. Podcasts and the forthcoming record label will provide exciting opportunities for DJs and producers alike. For the promoters amongst you, we'll be looking at ways to increase site traffic and get your info out to more people. Come and join the party at http://www.drumandbassmovement.com
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