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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.

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Torqux & Twist

Torqux are a duo started off by Jimmy in 2009. After his first release of Relentless, joined by a 16bit remix, things got moving. His cousin, Dave, aka Twist also got the ball rolling and the two combined efforts as Torqux & Twist on a lot of productions aswell as seperate projects. In 2012 the two decided to both join as a full time duo under the Torqux name,
After success with number 1's on beatport, mixes for Jaguar Skills and Mista Jam, remixes for Tiesto & Mark Knight, Modestep, Jaguar Skills and 679 Records...

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Acquiring a love for the breakbeat through jazz and funk records, Break took to the drums at a young age, learning piano along the way and taking to the turntables at the age of fourteen. A talented musician with a wide range of influences, Break looks to push the barriers in whatever he’s doing. Crisp breaks, heavy bass and strong melody are stable marks of his productions making him a firm favourite with a variety of the scenes top DJs.

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Universal Project

Universal Project is a drumnbass group
Members: Aaron McDuffus, G. Taylor-Karrer, Lawrence Hughes, Nitrox http://www.discogs.com/artist/Universal+Project http://www.myspace.com/universalproject
UNIVERSAL PROJECT RUXSPIN & SCANDAL Universal project sound...bboy breaks, techno elements, dubwise bass, all signalling to the future...initially formed in 2000 as a foursome tunes began to smash up dancefloor's included The Craft and soundsystem banger Haunted dreams, big labels including Renegade Hardware and Virus came calling.

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Simone Vallecorsa aka Aeph was introduced to Bass music when he was a teenager back in his hometown. At the age of 16, inspired by different music genres, Simone was compelled to make his own music. Now Aeph lives and works out of London and has released on a number of most cutting edge record labels.
The "Aeph" sound is a dark melodic mixture of classic composition and surrealistic synthesizers, a retro futuristic vision of music combined with ultra modern riffs, great versatility and a finesse that rivals his role models.

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Having discovered Dubstep in 2007, DFRNT jumped at the opportunity to try his hand at production. He had worked on a number of styles in the past, all developing out of his previous production work on mashups and bootlegs. Within a few weeks, he had worked up a furious remix of Dead Prez’s “Hip Hop” and with a solid base of feedback, decided to work on a number of entirely original tracks. His previous production work under other aliases, (including mixtapes, mashups, unofficial remixes and original production from chill-out stuff...

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B Key

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.

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There are several artists named Loki. One of them is the rap alter ego of Darren McGarvey. This Loki is from Glasgow in Scotland and raps in his native accent and vernacular. He has recorded 6 releases to date; 'Welcome To The 9th World', 'Between Worlds', 'Friendly World', 'Do Not Disturbed' and 2 collaborative E.P.'s. One with Butterscotch titled 'Detestable Monotony', and another with Scatabrainz titled 'A Darker Shade Of Summer In Elseworld'.

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