Banco De Gaia began as a solo project of Toby Marks producing a variety of dance and chill-out music often featuring tribal samples. After several tape-only albums, Banco was signed to Planet Dog where he received much wider recognition. Banco expanded into a band in 1997 and later moved to the Gecko label (see also Disco Gecko). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banco_De_Gaia Official home page: http://www.banco.co.uk/
Concord Dawn, Matt Harvey & Evan Short, are a popular drum and bass duo originally from wellington, New Zealand. They own and run Uprising Records with such popular drum and bass songs as "Don't Tell Me" in collaboration with Tiki Taane and "Get Ready" featuring rapper Scribe. They have gained popularity in their home country being the second highest selling electronic artist ever and have been popular with australia's Drum and Bass followers. Concord Dawn are with the Kog label.
Carbon Parlour is a UK based music producer. Her electro house and jackin' house sounds have made it onto Kissy Sell Outs BBC show, Charles Feelgoods Top 10 on Beatport and have also earned her a number 3 spot on Trackitdowns charts. Signed to labels such as Jack Union, WoNKed and Bone Idle Records she has had multiple EP and remix releases since 2008. In September 2010 she founded Bone Idle Records.
23 years old Surkin (born Benoit Heitz) comes from southern France but lives and works in Paris. He dropped out of art school four years ago and never looked back. Surkin got into dance music through Detroit ghettotech and started to dig deeper into club music history, focusing on Miami Bass, Chicago ghetto, and house music. Add a thick layer of glammed-up filtered house courtesy of French dons Daft Punk and local originators Jess & Crabbe and you’ve got the full Surkin mille-feuilles.
"Philippe Quenum is one half of tech-house production outfit Access 58 with Paulo Nascimento, a member of Jaam and cofounder of Mutant Soul Records. Born in France, DJing since the early 80's throughout Europe and holding residencies in Swiss clubs and national radio station Couleur 3 as well as working for the Montreux Jazz Festival, Quenum moved to the U.K. in the early 90's and produced from there. His musical interests include afro-caribbean music, soul, funk, hip hop, house and techno.
Cassette Culture, Leicestershire, UK. 2009-onwards.
Cassette Culture is the side project of Tom Lowe, who is the guitarist of the Leicestershire based band, Kyte. The project started in 2009 when some of the Kyte songs started to venture closer towards a more electronic sound. At first Tom simply worked on a remixing tracks from various bands he and the other Kyte members had been in contact with, but later Mark Adams was added as a vocalist, and with Scott Hislop on drums they began recording their first album.
Flicks originally started as a 3 piece Pop/Rock Band from Brisbane, Australia, which formed in late 2007. They worked hard writing and crafting their live performance playing 100 school shows over the next 2 years. In 2009 Flicks commenced writing their first radio single Hayley, which was inspired by the lead singer of Paramore and all-around-hottie, Hayley Williams. Produced by Todd Morse (H20, The Offspring, Juliette Lewis) it was recorded at the Grove Studios in Gosford...
Nottingham post/math/rock/electronica band formed in 2004. Likened to godspeed you black emperor!, MONO and radiohead, USM have shared a stage with Forward Russia, Arcs, Double Handsome Dragons and G-Plan among other. Despite an ever-fluctuating line-up, and constant changes in musical direction, union station massacre are returning to gigging and recording as a six-piece in summer 2009.
1 - Double A in 2004 - 2007, but now named A.DubTheEngineer. Check out the official website for all the best updates, and news @ www.doubleastudios.com 2 - One off collaboration between jungle/hardcore/drum & bass producers Austin and A-Sides.
Friday nights are an urban music soundclash at Fabric, touring all tempos from hip hop to drum and bass. Resident DJs Weekly: Joe Ransom
Bi-monthly: Scratch Perverts
Monthly: Plump DJs Evil Nine James Lavelle Ali B
Guest Nights: A Night of True Playaz, Wall of Sound’s (sic.), Plump DJs Present Eargasm, Run the Road, Radio Soulwax, Kill ‘Em All, Let God Sort it Out, Breakbeat Kaos, Distinct’ive Breaks Y4K, Bashy.