Vocalist, producer, and label-owner, Jakes is one of the most dynamic and energetic characters in the business. With an impressive catalogue of work behind him and the emergence of his own dubstep imprint, H.E.N.C.H, Jakes has worked hard to earn his fiersome reputation. His collaborations with D*Minds and TC have led to a number of chart-topping D&B anthems, such as the infamous ‘T-10’ and ‘Deep’, a barrage of club-destroying artillery that has seen Jakes’ already illustrious career catapulted to the next level.
Souljah was formed back in 1998. At first, it was named Arigatoo. Then along with the expanding music that we make, we decided to change the name to Souljah at 2005. With Arigatoo, we did some compilation albums. One with Authority Records from Japan, titled Asian Ska Foundation in 2003 and the other was with Sony Music Indonesia, titled Ska Mania back in 2000. And in 2003, we released Arigatoo full album titled Kami Bukan Perawan Lagi (We're Not Virgins Anymore). Later on, in 2005 we released Souljah first album, entitled "Breaking The Roots", with hit single Jamaica's Away.
J Majik (real name Jamie Spratling) hails from Northwood, England and has been a drum and bass DJ since his early teens in the early 1990s, releasing his first track as early as 1992(as DJ Dextrous ) on the Planet Earth record label. By 1994 he had changed his stage name to the current moniker (due to the fact that there was already another DJ Dextrous within the scene with a huge following recording with Suburban Base Records - http://www.discogs.
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.
Folk/world harmony singing group based in Glasgow since 2000. Lineup varies between four and six singers. Wide range of a cappella styles specialising in folk song, world music, shapenote (sacred harp) and other americana, often in original four- or five-part arrangements. Described as "compelling listening", "very accomplished, very loud and very international in their repertoire", "very talented and technically superb young group who deserve much more attention".
"A single bullet in the head of freak. Music about corruption, terrorism and war." Exocet was launched in 2008 by the versatile labelfounder/producer/dj René Klimaczewski (aka Klima). He is known to insiders especially for his collaboration with the esteemed Architect. The latter was started by the also prolific Daniel Myer of haujobb. Since both are based in Leipzig (Germany) it was inevitable that their ways crossed. Result was in 2005 the up to now most appreciated Architect work The Analysis Of Noise Trading.