Toronto’s Gremlinz has long been the city’s go to frontman for dark, breakbeat heavy Drum n Bass, with a storied production catalogue for some of the scenes most respected labels including Renegade Hardware and Metalheadz.
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DJ Eastwood is a dj/producer from NW London that has a various releases on labels such as, Blackmajik, Army, Southside and more. He started to produce as he was fed up of playing the same tunes as everyone else but then realized he could make a name for himself as a top producer.
In 2002 he released his first record, a tune called ‘Uncle Harry‘ which was batterd by Slimzee at Sidewinder got Eastwood some love outside of London but not many people inside London knew much about him. Then in 2003 Eastwood met Krafty of Blackmajik Records and was showing him some beats for the label, as soon as Krafty heard ‘U Ain’t Ready‘ he went nuts and asked to put it out. Couple of months down the line ‘U Ain’t Ready‘ became one of the biggest tunes in every dj’s box and propelled Eastwood to a high status as a producer.
Soon after he released tracks ‘Regime‘, ‘Elastik‘ and various EP’s. He started doing a few collaborations with old school friend DJ Oddz who had moved to Cardiff, but with the help of MSN they swapped over Reason files and edited each others work and became one of the biggest production teams in the scene.
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The St. Catharines native grew up listening to music heavy on both the drums and the bass, namely hip-hop, metal and jungle. He’s been a drummer for 13 of his 26 years, having played “everything from Godspell to jazz” while in high school. Bombaman (aka: Matt Carl) played in rock bands, learned to DJ and experimented with music software, going on to study at Recording Arts Canada in 2003.
It was after he’d graduated and moved to Toronto that Carl met people like Brandon Sek and producer XI, got deep into dubstep, and started making music he cared to share.
Bombaman’s thick, booming productions — generally clocking in at dubstep’s core tempo of 140 beats per minute, the happy middle ground between house and jungle — have been released on a number of underground labels, including La Dubstep Nostra, Lo Dubs, Aufect and Electrostimulation.
These days, Bombaman tracks like this year’s “Exia” and his bootleg remix of Enur’s “Calabria” are receiving play from international biggies like Crookers, Rusko and Diplo. The latter, in fact, put forward Bombaman’s name for remixing duties on Laidback Luke and Diplo’s single, “Hey!,” newly released on England’s Southern Fried. This heavily-blogged reworking showcases the dubstep-electro hybrid Carl has lately been attacking dancefloors with.
Not only is Carl being asked to create remixes — with mixes for San Fran dubstep artists DZ (originally from Ottawa) and The Spit Brothers in the works — his DJ bookings have picked up. He’s gone from “playing once or twice a month” in T.O. to touring much of North America and now being booked in large local venues including The Guvernment and This Is London.
Given that his sets consist largely of his own material, Carl is looking forward to producing more originals. He’s just finished a track with Chicago producer Steve Gerard and is currently contemplating “new ways to mangle sub-bass.”
Records Collector, DJ and Promoter, DUB-4 runs the Cool & Deadly crew & nights in Paris, France alongside the likes of Von D, Taiwan, Liquid Wicked and more.
He’s one of the main dubstep dj’s in France, being booked in all the main events and festivals also well known for his sets always fresh & full of dubplates and exclusives!
2009 & 2010 saw him performing internationally, from Fabric with Tayo & RSD to Mungo’s Hifi legendary night in Glasgow and festivals in the Caribbean’s and Colombia.
He’s also writes on the wicked bassmusicblog.com run by Baobinga & ID.
R1 Ryders are London duo DJ/Producer Karnak and MC Skeelo, The Godfathers of the Funkitek sound, their own super high energy blend of House, Hardcore, Jungle and Rave. They have been igniting dancefloors and connecting the dots between Grime, Dubstep, Funky and DnB since their 2006 debut Burnout EP and remixing acts like La Roux, The Count and Sinden and Major Lazer. Fact Magazine has them hotly tipped as Producers to watch for in 2010, and their highly aniticipated Full Throttle EP dropped on vinyl Aug 2nd, with full digital release to follow soon.
Since their inception in 2007, HeavyFeet have DJed all across the UK, Europe and the United States, regularly smashing dancefloors with their energetic party sound, always looking for new production inspiration from hot international scenes. The Manchester (UK) based production duo announced the launch of their Stamp! Beats label project early 2010, the concept, to create a unique music delivery platform releasing original HeavyFeet music complimenting the varied genres featured in their DJ sets. Each single is comprised from an original, a HeavyFeet club mix and one guest remix, with each release featuring a different carefully chosen vocalist, each bringing their own unique performance style to HeavyFeet’s chunky beats. As the duo continues to roll out their ever-evolving sound through a string of bass-heavy releases, be sure to check their continuous remix catalogue released via the likes of Skint Records, Bingo Bass, Plant Music and Nightshifters.
More Special guest DJ’s will be announced soon!