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AutomAte Podcast 026 - Fractured Foundation
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]
November 13, 2012 01:08 AM PST
French drum & bass DJ, producer and co-owner of Mindtech Recordings.
Based in northern France, Square started his drum & bass journey in Lille, taking part in live events and getting involved in studio collaborations. In 2006, he joined the 'PlanetDnB' web radio show, based in the UK. The following year he joined the 'Hard Bass Dealers' team on radio RCV, with whom he remains to this day. Fast forward a couple more years and he is at the helm of one of the biggest neurofunk labels in the business.
Aside from being a successful label manager and promoter, Square is a talented DJ. His mixes are hard-hitting and precise, with a flow and an impact all of their own. He has been a cornerstone of Hard Bass Dealers parties and radio shows in Lille for years and still finds time to work on his own productions and collaborations and continues to develop his highly successful label, Mindtech Recordings.
AutomAte's first label release is out now!
01. Noisia - Thursday [Vision]
September 10, 2012 10:17 AM PDT
Fearful are a duo from Brighton rapidly emerging onto the bass music circuit. Their music is an eclectic fusion of sleek, subterranean basslines and hard hitting beats. Their sound is influenced by several years playing in Brighton (including a residency at Evolution) as well as a multitude of artists from their own personal tastes. With forthcoming releases on AutomAte Tech, Diffrent Music, Mindtech & Darktide and DJ support from Amoss, Phil Hustle, Cursa, Philth and many more, Fearful are manoeuvring into position to take the scene by storm!
Bookings - email@example.com
1. Sabre, Noisia & Icicle - Quarters [Critical]
June 25, 2012 11:51 PM PDT
Originally from Cornwall but ending up in London via Southampton, Katanga is a purveyor of dark, techy rollers who has honed his DJ skills to an impressive level. An assured master behind the decks, Katanga has rubbed shoulders with the top names in Drum & Bass, playing for the likes of DSCI4 and Renegade Hardware alongside respected DJs and producers including Cause 4 Concern, DJ Trace, Marcus Intalex, Optical, Vicious Circle, Break, EBK, Dom & Roland, Danny Wheeler and many more.
1. Noisia - Hand Gestures (Sunchase & NickBee Remix) - Invisible
May 17, 2012 11:19 AM PDT
Deviant Nature A.K.A Jay O'Sullivan started writing electronic music toward the end of the 90's. It was an inevitable progression, he'd always been in love with music, and had been buying and mixing records since 1996. Jay's interest in creative expression has been the catalyst for numerous projects, gigs and collaborations across several genres and aliases. For his Deviant Nature persona, the main focus is the the darker realms of drum n bass: a tapestry of powerful beats, nasty basslines, rib-rattling subs, brain tweaking synths and a certain twisted funk that makes you want to simultaneously smile and grimace. Bass Face!
Resident with Sub:Bass:Invaders and owner of Blackbelt Recordings, Deviant Nature is also currently working with This Chris, together forming Smash Syndicate. Current & future projects include DnB, drumstep and fresh dubstep material including collaborations with vocalists & other musicians. Lots of exciting stuff in the pipeline from both Smash Syndicate & Deviant Nature in the near future.
1.Billain - Batbots
April 01, 2012 02:55 PM PDT
Amoss, a producer/DJ duo from Herefordshire, England. Having met in High School, James and Andy wrote and performed music in bands before discovering electronic music, specifically Drum & Bass.
With their debut release 'Glurg monster' in 2010 on Cyclone Recordings the duo jumped onto the scene in style. Since then they have now moved up the ranks releasing on Renegade Hardware with their track 'Flex' on the Inception EP and most recently teaming up with the Horsemen on the Horsementality LP. They are currently the driving force towards Kent based label Horizons Music with whom they have already released 2 singles and their highly acclaimed 'The Spectrum EP' with many more waiting in the wings for 2012.
Taking inspiration from across the board of Drum & Bass, their style varies through gritty, hard hitting beats and distorted basslines to deep, technical and experimental sound design.
Support from Spectrasoul, Doc Scott, Ant TC1, Ulterior Motive, Need For Mirrors, the list goes on. Enjoy
1. Defo - Expanding (Hustle Audio Dub)
February 23, 2012 10:21 AM PST
Cursa are a new production duo, Tim & Kit; originally from London but currently residing elsewhere. They started making music in 2009 and haven't looked back, developing extremely quickly and displaying real talent. The Starting Points EP, their debut release, was released on Hustle Audio in late 2011. Look forward to releases on Hustle Audio, Crescent, Mirrors Audio and more in 2012, plus the massive Starting Point Remixes EP featuring remixes from Pessimist, Ed:it, Bazil and Trisector & InZtance.
Loose Synths Review:
Cursa - Sister P (Dub)
January 19, 2012 02:47 PM PST
Tom & Stephen (AKA Retraflex) met in Lincoln city through a mutual passion for putting on drum & bass club nights. After the success of the Flexout club night, the duo hit the studio together as 'Retraflex' and have since formed an exciting and diverse new record label Flexout Audio which showcases their music, as well as the likes of eleven8, Rutile, Rregula & Chromatic with input from the likes of dRamatic & dbAudio, Need For Mirrors, Kasra and MC Spyda. The label has gained support from the likes of London Elektricity, DJ Marky, Bailey & BCee already and 2012 will see Retraflex take the label and club nights to the next level. Watch this space...
1. Break - Vibe (Engine Music)
December 20, 2011 01:17 PM PST
AutomAte head-honchos Deficit & Esion join forces with Tracksuit Mafia, bringing you over 2 hours off hard-edged dnb, booty shakin basslines, ghetto funk and Christmas tuneage.
Intro (Good King Wenceslas (traditional British christmas carol))
Esion Mix (Ghetto Funk):
Neon Steve - Breath and Stop
Interlude (Goldie Lookin Chain - Dubstep Christmas)
Tracksuit Mafia Mix (Dubstep & dnb):
Broken Note - Flood
Interlude (The Sex Pistols - Jingle Bells)
Deficit mix (Drum & Bass):
Audio - Moon Dock
Outro (Mireille Mathieu - Petit Papa Noel (traditional French christmas carol))AutomAte Podcast 015 - Shuffling Strangefoot
November 28, 2011 11:07 AM PST
Shuffling Strangefoot is a producer, DJ & enthusiast of twisted dance music from across the gamut. At 19 years old, he was pummeling punters at local raves, mixing up 45min cavalcades of his own tunes. Fast forward several years, and he has matured and developed a repertoire of dance music that isn’t easily nestled into one genre; or in his own words, "I can't write dubstep for shit."
He's a mix and mastering engineer for his peers, providing sound design, soundtracks & audio post-production for short films and has even found his way onto BBC Radio. Now residing and performing in Brighton, he's also one third of Sshwob, a collective of live improvisers who recently caused a sensation with a live audio/visual remix of the cult film, Koyaanisqatsi.
For this mix, Strangefoot pulls out a few recent favourites from a selection of Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Crunk and Drumstep.
2012 is going to be a busy one. The first thing to drop will be Defazed's skull-cracking remix of Strangefoot’s ‘Universal Something’ on Trust In Music (the original version can be purchased via the bandcamp link below), and there's plenty more live work, remixes, and releases to follow.
For current releases and free stuff, check out these links:
1. Bassnectar - The Matrix (Amorphous Music)
November 03, 2011 11:33 AM PDT
Phil Hustle: drum & bass DJ, promoter, label owner, radio presenter. Originally from Portsmouth, now based in Nottingham. Owner of Hustle Audio; a record label that showcases the finest in up & coming talent and established artists from around the world, including Amoss, Cursa, Bazil, Trisector, InZtance, Pessimist, Joe Syntax, Expect and many more.
Making his name in the DJ world showcasing his skills all over the UK, and recently Berlin, Germany and Tampere, Finland. Phil also had recent success when he qualified to perform at Sun and Bass 2011 in San Teodoro, Sardinia; he competed against 6 others in the DJ comp finals and came 2nd!
As well as DJing and running Hustle Audio, Phil also turns his hand to radio and podcast presenting. You can hear more by subscribing to the Hustle Audio podcast on iTunes.
1. June Miller - Half Top Feelings [Amoss Remix] (Horizons Dub)
September 23, 2011 08:55 AM PDT
DJ Reevah, from Peebles in the Scottish Borders but an Edinburgh resident for 8 years now, has been into eletronic music since forever, with influences as diverse as The Orb, AC/DC, rez tapes, hip-hop, jungle, Aphex Twin, Amon Tobin, XTC, Morrissey, Depeche Mode... the list goes on. He started DJing in 2001 but disappeared for a few years to start a family. Now he's back, he's on it and really pushing and immersing himself in the deeper, grimier end of the modern dnb scene, with due respect also paid to dancefloor & jungle classics, past and present, and fresh Scottish talent
Watch out for his forthcoming debut appearance for Split at Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh. He also has mixtape projects with a Scottish MC in the pipeline and plans to hit the studio. One to watch
August 16, 2011 07:33 AM PDT
Defazed is a purveyor of the filthiest neuro & tech dnb. He's starting to turn some major heads now and will surely take the neuro world by storm in 2012. Instilled with his unique glitchy style, honed by years of live laptop battling, this podcast is 100% his own work - everything you hear is a Defazed production or remix. Dedicated to the cause, Defazed is also one half of more chilled out songwriting duo Metaphra, a music production teacher and has won two UK laptop battle titles. Phew! Be sure to check out the tracklist (below, and also in the lyrics section of the ID3 tags attached to the mp3 file), pick up the tracks already released on Ammunition Recordings, Nocid Business and Subtek Records and keep your eyes peeled for the EP on Trust In Music later in the year.
For more, check out out:
1. Defazed - Am I Dreaming? (forthcoming release on Trust In Music)
July 17, 2011 03:12 PM PDT
Tech:nology have gone from stength to strength and become a London institution since they were founded in Brixton in 2005. Known for their heavy drum & bass sound, their portfolio includes a long running residency at Plan B, Brixton & yearly birthday bashes at the mighty Scala club in Kings Cross. For a taste of the techy dnb they have become famous for, check out the bi-monthly Temah Sunday sessions at Plan B, Brixton and the new monthly event held on Wednesdays at The Nest, Dalston. For the AutomAte podcast, pocketdred brings a different flavour with this mix of ragga vibes and jungle riddims.
SelectahAutomAte Podcast 010 - Deficit
June 03, 2011 08:38 AM PDT
Kiat - Diablo
Deficit grew up around Southampton/Portsmouth on a diet of Madness, hip-hop, metal and dnb. DJing now for around 9 years & a budding producer, the most recent highlights have been warm-up sets for Adam F and Raiden and destroying the competition at the UP dnb DJ finals to win a residency. He can be found rinsing out dirty, rollin tech styles for Up.dnb & Malfunction and heading up the AutomAte radio show. Hard-edged drum & bass aimed square at the dancefloor. Why won't my DAMN FEET STAY STILL?AutomAte Podcast 009 - Nyx (UK)
May 03, 2011 10:00 AM PDT
Nyx is a London-based DJ with a penchant for dark, techy dnb. Supported by dnb giants Renegade Hardware, Intent 2 Supply and Rude FM pioneer DJ E, she has played alongside such badboys as Fierce, Dom & Roland, Loxy, Ink, BTK, The Sect, Calyx and Cold Fusion.
Since her Renegade Hardware debut in October 2009, Nyx has played all but three of their London events, as well as representing in Bristol. She also holds a residency at London's Intent 2 Supply, currently held at Rhythm Factory.
For Nyx, it’s not just about making music, it’s about how that music is played and engaging with the crowd, but in the future she’ll find the right opportunity and time to head into the studio.
Tim (Intent 2 Supply) - "Nyx has been a resident for Intent for the past 2 years. Her heavy, techy style and flamboyant nature behind the decks always hypes the crowd into a frenzy of cheers and rewinds. Nyx can definitely hold her own in this male dominated scene".
DJ E - "Nyx will always have my support and if you do see this girl on any line up, trust me, go check her, she'll def have you brocking out".AutomAte Podcast 008 - Nyx (US)
April 01, 2011 09:50 AM PDT
Regardless of genre or style, rocking a crowd comes naturally to Nyx, along with a love for all that is bass. Seamlessly fast mixing and an energetic stage presence as she rips through flawlessly selected tracks. Since her first gig in '04 she's quickly made a name for herself and become a staple in the Pacific NW Breaks & DnB scene, playing various locations around the States and Canada since. She is the only female resident on c98.5fm (Seattle's only electronic music radio streaming worldwide @ c895worldwide.com) and has landed residencies with Housewreckin', free.BASS (the largest EDM club night in Seattle) and PrissCo out of Salt Lake City, UT. This year is looking to be a big one as she aims for the studio.
AutomAte Podcast 007 - Nathan E
February 25, 2011 09:11 AM PST
Tune in for details of the AutomAte launch night, at Basement 45 in Bristol, Friday 11th March with Raiden, Meth, EBK, KR4Y, Mobius & Model 101!
From Surrey but now living in Portsmouth, Nathan E has an intricate and diverse musical background. His trip through hip-hop & breakbeat mix tapes & radio shows led him to the decks and the dnb scene. He can be found playing anything from the deep, neurofunk sound to techy, amen-driven styles. After 6 years behind the wheels of steel, the studio is beckoning. Expect moody versatility and eclectic style.
AutomAte Podcast 006 - xmas special with Deficit & Tracksuit Mafia
December 14, 2010 05:04 PM PST
AutomAte head-honchos Deficit & Tracksuit Mafia join forces, bringing you 90 minutes of hard-edged dnb and Christmas tuneage. Listen up for AutomAte news and details of our forthcoming 2011 live events!AutomAte Podcast 005 - Peak
November 08, 2010 09:22 AM PST
Peak has been writing hard dance music under the name Ephexis for over 10 years & also produces psy under the name Atomic Species. He & partner-in-crime RMS fused their styles and gave birth to a hard-tripping melt of chunky breakbeats, acidic twisted elements and dark psychedelic undertones. After a number of successful gigs, 'RMS & Peak' established themselves as a credible breakbeat act. They now go from strength to strength, playing festivals and performing full multi-media live shows as well as releasing through Broken Robot Recordings.
AutomAte Podcast 004 - GRINteck
October 06, 2010 04:05 PM PDT
GRINteck is the drum and bass/dubstep alias of (25/7), a talented DJ & producer from Holland. The main focus is to create a multimedia experience, both live and in the studio, within the realms of dnb & dubstep. Live performances include analogue & digital decks and analog instruments. Expect intelligent but intense productions and sets with plenty of tech attitude
AutomAte Podcast 003 - Esion
September 10, 2010 11:43 AM PDT
Esion has been on the scene, under various aliases, for around ten years now. 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 dark & jump-up dnb, dubstep & breaks but expect surprises. Diversity is his middle name and he knows what an audience wants better than they know themselves. His darker drum & bass productions with producer Defazed are released through Subtek records but also expect solo d&b and dubstep releases on Subtek and other labels.
Tonight's show is all about heavy tech dnb but with a variety of influences including metal, hip-hop & downright cheekiness. EnjoyAutomAte Podcast 002 - Tracksuit Mafia
August 13, 2010 10:18 AM PDT
Welcome to the Automate Podcast. Episode 2, mixed by Tracksuit Mafia.
Tracksuit Mafia started DJing dnb and jungle in Belfast around 7 years ago. Coming from a heavy metal background, he has always prefered the harder end of the spectrum. He started producing his own dnb and dubstep around 2 years ago, incorporating metal & hip hop into his dark, dirty, hard-edged tracks. He especially enjoys sampling (movies, music, strange sounds) and twisting these up to create weird and original-sounding patterns and rhythms.
This podcast contains some of his favourite dubstep tracks, including 4 of his own productions. It also gives details of the AutomAte radio show & live events.
Automate Podcast 001 - Deficit
July 18, 2010 07:12 AM PDT
Welcome to the Automate Podcast. Episode 1, mixed by Deficit.
Deficit grew up around Southampton/Portsmouth on a diet of Madness, hip-hop, metal and dnb. DJing now for around 7 years, the most recent highlight has been a warm-up set for Adam F. He can be found rinsing out dirty, rollin tech styles at Malfunction in Bristol and heading up the Automate Radio show. Hard-edged drum & bass aimed square at the dancefloor. Why won't my DAMN FEET STAY STILL?
Expect a mixture of minimal, techy, dancefloor and seriously hench drum & bass, with details of Automate radio show and live events.
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 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 Bailey, Kenny Ken, Raiden, EBK, June Miller, Inside Info, Gremlinz, Stranjah, Chris Su, Nyx, Amoss, NC-17, Billion (Fathom Audio), Arclight, John Rolodex, Phil Hustle, Hyroglifics, Bad Education, Cursa, AbleDanger, C-Sonix, Philth, Retraflex, Fearful, Ben Fawce 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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