Born as Matt Quinn, brother of Jamie Quinn alias Matrix. Started making music when 17. His first hardcore label was Phat Tunes. Recorded for No U Turn, Prototype and Metalheadz, worked with Goldie on Saturnz Return, engineered Grooverider's Mysteries Of Funk, founded Virus Recordings with Ed Rush in 1998.
The artist "JDS" is the duo Julian Napolitano & Darren Pearce.
This longstanding production duo first started releasing on the Crosstrax label, scoring a hit with the classic "Nine Ways" in 1997. Their earlier releases were predominantly harder House/Trance, but often with a Breakbeat element. The duo have since steadied in the Breaks arena. Aliases: Cupid Stunt
Tim Wright exhibited musical aspirations at the tender age of 3, singing self-penned songs into a portable cassette recorder. Through the '70s and early '80s, he underwent formal piano training and wrote songs for a handful of short-lived pop/electro bands. The late '80s saw Wright’s career really gain pace, as he penned memorable and often award-winning compositions for over 50 computer and video games, beginning with freelance work on Commodore Amiga titles. He then went on to work full-time at Psygnosis Ltd. (Now SCEE) on projects such as Lemmings, Wipeout, Wipeout 2097 and Colony Wars.
Fluke are an electronic band formed in 1988 at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, UK, by Mike Bryant, Jon Fugler and Mike Tournier. The group are noted for their diverse range of electronic styles spanning the house, techno, ambient and blues genres. Fluke started out making dreamy pop before the explosion of acid house influenced them. It was the growing electronica sound that influenced their early singles (Thumper, Joni, Slid) and their techno-rock debut album The Techno Rose of Blighty (1991). In the same year they released a live album entitled Out (In Essence).
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 several bands called Amethyst. 1. A trance / progressive house duo. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Amethyst 2. A Melodic Death / Melodic Black Metal band from the Netherlands. 3. Heavy / Progressive Metal band from Australia. 4. A Thrash Metal band from Italy. 5. A Progressive Metal band from Sweden. 6. A Progressive Metal band from the USA. 7. A Power Metal band from Canada. 8. A Power / Thrash Metal band from the USA. 9. A defunct Pop Rock band from Youngstown, OH, USA.
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.
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.