Co-ran Skull Disco with Appleblim. Shackleton's unconventional take on big basslines and complex beats doesn't fit into easy categories and that's how it's going to stay. Shackleton has been carving out his own brand of eclecticism on Skull Disco releases so far with intricate, snaking percussion, hypnotic melodies, seriously deep bass lines and dubwise sensibilities. www.skulldisco.com
London based producer Sick Rebel co-founded Blood Tribe Records in late 2007. His roots in electro/breaks form the backbone of this psychedelic infused dubstep output. Recent shows have seen him share the bill with Planet Mu's Milanese and Ital Tek as well as label mates Nagual Sound Experiment/Slew. His first release 'Regrets'/'Haze' is out on 12" and digital download and is currently receiving global radio play.
Since forming in 1998, New Zealand-based seven-piece The Black Seeds have been rocking the rhythm with their unique blend of dub, reggae, funk and soul. They have released 3 albums, Keep On Pushing (2001), On The Sun (2004) and Into The Dojo (2006) and are known for their high energy, funky live shows.
Ikonika started playing the drums in hardcore and metal bands at the age of 11. At the same time she was also listening to Hip-Hop, R&B and UK Garage. As a consequence, it was obvious Ikonika’s musical genre raiding would influence her dubstep productions. In the summer of 2005, Ikonika started banging out Hip-Hop tracks under the name Kill Kip, but lack of progression and creativity led to endless tedium.
Since Andrew Spraggon’s first formative releases as Sola Rosa at the turn of the 21st century, he’s steadily built a reputation for his deft synthesis of styles and quiet disregard for the niceties of genre boundaries. With a catch-all sound encompassing the best of hip hop, reggae, jazz, latin, soul and funk, all six of Sola Rosa’s critically acclaimed albums are a potent distillation of the music that’s influenced Spraggon over the course of his decade long career as a musician and producer.
The Revolution is a one man project by Anton Mannov, based in Copenhagen. "The music of Anton Mannov may be inspired by the psychedelic revolution of Anton Newcombe, but the original and melodic compositions of this one man revolution is of high standard, the happy rhytm and lazy vocal reminds us how a few chords are more than enough to make excellent music." - Magick Label
Skinshape is a UK artist, based in Dorset. He is only 18 years old, and has been writing music for about 5 years now. He writes his music based on his love for 60's music, ambient/electronica, dubstep, drum & bass and many other subgenres of electronic music. He is also in a band, up on myspace called 'The Yearning', (www.myspace.com/theyearningband) a psychedelic rock/blues group which have been played on BBC6 Introducing. He is currently unsigned, and focusing on writing more material.
Mungo's Hi-Fi are a dub reggae, dancehall and dubstep soundsystem in the original roots tradition based in Glasgow. Tom Tattersall, Douglas Paine and Craig Macleod debuted in 2001 with Wickedness feat Brother Culture on London