Jenna was a music fiend from an early age - both her parents were in bands and she grew up in a house surrounded by all sorts of musical influences. She first started presenting and DJ'ing on pirate radio at the tender age of 14. Here Jenna became inspired by underground sounds and hooked up with a group of MCs and DJs called Raggabeats Crew which turned into a hip hop group called Subliminal Darkness.
There are six artists with the name Solid State: 1) Solid State, a Trance producer based in Brussels. 2) Solid State (Belgian synth/wave group) made two 7 inches:
-Recalling You/Movin' Up (1983)
-It's an Obsession/Tears Of Fright (1984) 3) By late 1994 Dextrous hooked up with 2 other guys, Paul and Jon who then went by the names of 'Phaze 3' and 'Klass A' respectively, that he had met whilst DJing on the London pirate station 'Kool FM'.
There are 3 bands that use the name Against 1) Against are an Australian (Brisbane) Hardcore band that have graced stages with some prolific bands such as Throwdown (USA), Numb (JAPAN), Ensign (USA), Day of Contempt, Identity Theft, Life Love Regret, Stronger Than Hate, Restraint, Mourning Tide and The Nation Blue. They have a metal sound with old school HXC style. forceful guitars and high pitched screaming. these boys know how to entertain, and will not be "Left For Dead" under any circumstances.
Dominick Martin aka Calibre is the 1st exclusively Irish Drum and Bass artist. Classically trained in violin, he dropped this for drums and began playing in various bands, before finding early Detroit techno and house. His inspiration around that time is said to wander around the likes of Kenny Larkin, Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, the Orb. His brother introduced Calibre to drum and bass and jungle, which at first he couldn’t follow the pattern as he felt it was too relentless and 'beaty', and so at that point he preferred four to the floor drumbeats from the US house style.
Draper has had a passion for music from an early age and at 16 started recording in collaboration with various underground artists. Merely two years later, inspired by the stiff competition here at Indaba Music, he became heavily involved in the remixing scene. Rising through the ranks, he appeared frequently on our winners’ lists, receiving accolades such as runner up on the Laurie Anderson competition judged by Lou Reed...
There are several artists that go by the name Physics: 1. A Swedish deep house duo consisting of Mikael Surdi and Torbj
There are at least eight artists with the name Matrix: 1. Matrix is the pseudonym of London based drum and bass producer and DJ Jamie Quinn. Quinn started his musical career as one half of drum and bass duo Turbosound, who signed to DJ SS's F Project Records label, an offshoot of Formation Records. Their name was changed for them to "International Rudeboys", which while it perhaps didn't suit them as well as they would have liked, nonetheless this brought further success on Formation Records proper.
Hospital Records is an independent record label based in South London. Primarily releasing Drum and bass, the label was started in 1996 by Tony Colman and Chris Goss, and has grown in recent years to become one of the most well known labels within UK dance music. The label is home to artists such as High Contrast, Netsky, London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, Camo & Krooked, Mistabishi, Logistics, Nu:Tone and Cyantific, but also releases tracks from a whole host of other artists across the DnB genre.
dRamatic & dbAudio are producers and dj’s based in Nottingham, England who have both been involved in the drum n bass scene since the early 90’s. The last two years has seen them join forces and focus on production enabling them to bring together their strengths and harness a workflow and process that
is so hard to capture as a solo artist. Developing a unique style and consistency has been the strategy which has been recognized and nicely summarized in an ATM magazine interview with Nookie of Phuzion Records.