B-Key started listening to Electro and Hip Hop back in the mid 80s, getting into the Breakdance scene and competing in the competitions alongside Dylan. He was heavily into the music, and by 89-90, B-Key was going out to Raves like Biology, Energy, Raindance, Telepathy and weekly clubs like Camden Palace and Orange soon became a regular thing. In 1992 a pirate radio station called Raw FM started (which eventually became Rude FM 88.2) and B-Key got a regular set each week, which he still plays today every Sunday from 6-8pm.
Meet Oleg and Anton, the Russian/Ukrainian duo formerly known as Place 2b and Paimon, now more popularly known as Teddy Killerz. Skrillex himself was so impressed by the duo’s Make It Bun Dem Remix Contest entry that he not only proclaimed them honorary winners, but he also decided to sign them to his groundbreaking label, OWSLA. The label is famous for their intriguing and varied selection of artists, and they don’t take new artists lightly.
Bad Company UK are a drum and bass collective consisting of Jason Maldini, Darren White (aka D-Bridge), Dan Stein (aka Fresh) and Michael Wojicky (aka Vegas). They were originally called Bad Company but the UK was (unofficially) added to avoid confusion with the rock group of the same name. They are also referred to by their logo, a mirrored BC, which best translates into )E|3(
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1) Raiden is the stage name of Chris Jarman a British techno/drum & bass DJ and producer who runs Offkey Recordings. Heavily influenced by the searing, grinding sound of techno but very much into the rolling break beat sound. Raiden decided to meld the two together creating a fierce, yet deep sound solidly infected with dark elements of funk, truly creating a trademark style within the genre. His arrival on the scene in 2002 was a result of meeting with Dj Friction and Nu Balance at Airtight Studios where he produced tunes for their label Transparent.
Edd Holmes, better known in the Drum & Bass scene as Optiv, first started his music career in the early 90s working at Dance 2, his local record shop in Guildford. At about the same time he was learning his production skills at SAE in London and also found time to hold a weekend job of assistant engineer at Ministry of Sound nightclub. Having completed his studies, he became a main player for the Drum & Bass outfit Pressure Rise.
A phenomenal bulgarian underground hip-hop act which shines with its different style form the others. http://www.myspace.com/187klan
Tom Mundell aka Metrik has come a long way as one of the key names to look out for in drum & bass and for someone still relatively new to the scene, has already shown his versatility with the depth and range within his productions. In 2007 he released the anthemic soulful refrain of 'Your World' on Intrinsic Recordings which captured the attention of some of the scenes biggest names from Bad Company to Pendulum and Fresh to London Elektricity.
Gremlinz is one of Canada's illest producers right about now. Deep, tight beats, and a keen ear for atmosphere. Dude has been making a serious amount of noise as of late, and an old mixtape of his has been unearthed recently.