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AutomAte Podcast 027 - Ortokore
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]
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]
AutomAte Podcast 024 - Esion
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]
AutomAte Podcast 23 - Square (Mindtech Recordings)
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]
AutomAte Podcast 022 - Fearful
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Sabre, Noisia & Icicle - Quarters [Critical]
AutomAte Podcast 021 - Katanga
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
AutomAte Podcast 020 - Deviant Nature
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
AutomAte Podcast 019 - Amoss
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)
AutomAte Podcast 18 - Cursa
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)
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.
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