ZEN is the name of several different artists: 1) Zen is a Dutch rock band, founded by Siegfried 'Siebe' de Jong (vocals and saxophone) and Dirk van der Ploeg (guitar and vocals) in 1965. Van der Ploeg writes the lyrics, music and arrangements. The hippie-oriented one hit wonder band hits the top spot on the Dutch Top 40 singles chart in January 1969, with their version of the theme from the musical Hair..
Source Direct were a jungle / drum & bass production outfit from St. Albans in the United Kingdom, consisting of Phil Aslett and Jim Baker. Their music would best be described as a combination of intensely complex, compressed drum edits, often suffused with a synthesis of menacing soundscapes and jazz-funk samples. They were largely considered to possess a similar production sensibility to Photek, but with a more hostile edge.
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.
South Coast DJ’s and producers Sekklow and SDM joined forces in 2011 to create Area Zero. A duo not content with sticking to one genre but rather making sure their productions are bass heavy and influenced by styles such as Dubstep, drum and bass, grime and oldskool. Sekklow and SDM are both well established DJ’s, having played sets in Brighton, Bournemouth and Bristol’s rave scene as well as regular slots based in Portsmouth playing alongside some massive bass weight and Dub DJ’s to the tune of David Rodigan, Rusko, Skream and Breakage.
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.
It all began in 2003. 2007 turned out to be especially successful - that's when Enei released his first record on the Dutch label Fokuz. That's when he also strated producing dubstep, which resulted in the second dubstep vinyl release in Russia, including one solo track and two co-produced tracks with Ka (aka Implex). More releases are coming on the biggest European labels, and more collaborations with producers from all over the world are taking place.
There are at least three artists with this name. 1.) For the last three years, Dallas' dynamic bass duo Jimmy Blythe (Droopy) and Kyle Nuss (Royal Highnuss) have been melting speakers and knocking drinks off the bar with their huge bass heavy sound. While getting support from large names including: Rusko, Datsik, Downlink, Excision, Calvertron, Run DMT, Helicopter Showdown, Eptic, and more, the group refined their sound releasing tracks such as "Feel 4 U" on Betamorph Recordings and a remix of "Miracle" on Lincoln Road Records in 2011.
Both Ed Rush and Optical are the co-heads of a drum and bass record label called Virus Recordings, based in London, UK. Both have earned acclaim separately, with Optical engineering tracks on Goldie and Grooverider's albums and releasing some excellent solo tunes on the likes of Prototype, 31, and Metro. Ed Rush also has countless releases, notably on No U-Turn, where he and Nico first emphasized the dark era of drum and bass with the masterpiece album Torque, and Metalheadz, where he produced such classics as "The Raven" and "Locust".
There are at least two artist with name Makoto: 1. Based in Tokyo, Makoto Shimizu, better known as simply Makoto, is Japan's chief Drum & Bass ambassador. After completing an Acoustic Engineering major at Nippon University, Makoto first signed with LTJ Bukem's legendary Good Looking Records back in 1999.
Since then he has gone from strength to strength, releasing a long string of quality music in the form of singles and EP's, but also on the famous 'Earth' and 'Progression Sessions' compilation albums.