April.23rd UBK presents....
ROCKWELL (Shogun Audio UK)
Thomas Green – aka ROCKWELL - has without question been one of the most exhilarating talents to come out of the drum and bass scene EVER! Heralded by the music press as one of the most distinct artists working today. His incredible talent has seen him release on the likes of Digital Soundboy, Renegade Hardware, Critical and Darkestral, and now Shogun Audio.Tracks such as ‘Underpass’, ‘Reverse Engineering’ and ‘4U’ highlighted ROCKWELL as one of the most original and talented producers in bass music, constantly dazzling with painstaking construction, beautiful arrangements and seemingly effortless ingenuity. His music offers unique textures seldom heard in electronic music, let alone drum and bass, and his unmistakable signature sound and ability enables Rockwell to demolish a dance floor with one hand while soothing your soul with the other.During 2012 Rockwell fired out some inspired work; bona fide dance floor gems such as ‘Tripwire’ and the outstanding ‘Constantcomplexrhythmicsound’ sat alongside huge remixes for the likes of Netsky and Jubei whilst his final release of the year ‘Childhood Memories’ pushed the boundaries even further. Delving way outside the constraints of 170bpm, Rockwell picked up support from across the bass music spectrum including Annie Mac, Mistajam, Chase & Status and Zane Lowe who selected it as his 'Next Hype' track on Radio1.
Then in 2013 a legend was born, that legend bore the name ‘Detroit’ and became the most iconic Rockwell track yet, blowing up Zane Lowe’s sub live on air on Radio 1, rendering Mistajam speechless and caving in every club around the globe in the sets of Friction, Andy C and all the rest. The year also saw Tom take on his very own radio show as part of BBC Radio 1’s Residency and In New DJ’s We Trust schedule showing him to be natural behind the mic and prepare him for many a fill-in for Friction’s D&B show.Teased by tracks like ‘I Need U’ and ‘1234’ in 2014 rumours of the incoming album were rife. Now in 2015 Rocky’s debut album ‘Obsolete Medium’ is here, an electronic adrenaline shot that mixes straight up hard-hitting D&B with sonic experiments that will leave jaws well and truly dropped.Not only an awe-inspiring producer but a formidable DJ in his own right, Rockwell sets have been lighting up clubs all over the world from Amnesia Ibiza to Boiler Room TV such is his diversity. Whether he’s playing a Radio 1 show or a heaving club, his increasing tendency to switch the BPM’s during his hi-octane drum & bass has truly set him apart. Behind the decks as in the studio, Rockwell always keeps you on your toes.
TRUTH (Firepower // Deep Medi NZ)
Sonic architects of songs with an emotional heft as heavy as the subwoofer rupturing basslines that underpin their work, Truth are one of New Zealand's finest creative exports. Respected across the globe, since inception several years ago, Truth (Andre Fernandez and Tristan Roake) have, as both world-class producers and party-rocking DJs, cut a clear pathway through the international dubstep scene.On the nightclub and festival circuits, the fruits of their labor have included, several European tours, countless shows across the USA, New Zealand and Australia, an action packed South American tour, and shows in Asia. Truth has built this performance presence through DJ support from Mala, Skream, Youngsta, Hatcha and N-Type, to name a few, giving their music an advance presence at key club nights like DMZ in London, Club Love in New York and through seminal radio stations such as BBC Radio One, Kiss Fm and Rinse FM.Through keynote DJ support, they have been rewarded with single releases via Deep Medi Muzik, Tempa Records, Wheel and Deal, Blackbox Recs, Aquatic Lab, Disfigured Dubz, Argon and Boka Records. Through these, including critically 'The Fatman' (as released via Deep Medi Muzik) and their acclaimed Aquatic Lab released album Puppets, Truth have seen their stock rise, placing them as in-demand remixers and collaborators to The Nextmen, Miss Dynamite, Shapeshifter, The Black Seeds, Silkie, Kromestar, Tunndige, Datsik and countless figures of note within the international dubstep community.Acclaimed by critics both within and outside the dubstep scene, their momentum is undeniable and impossible to ignore. Face the truth or get well outta the way.
SKIITOUR (Westwood Recordings CAN)
Fusing two fresh-off-the-mountain electronic music addicts, Tim and Dave together create 12 feet and 350 lbs of turbo-funk-boosted, snowsuit-donning man flesh. Hailing from the world famous ski town of Whistler, this dynamic duo loves shredding fresh power almost as much as they love smashing out hit records in the studio. Producing & performing together since 2010, they are like savage yetis feeding off of each other during their high energy live shows (which often feature snow machines & loud retro ski gear) while they blast through genres playing everything funky from bassline house to black-diamond twerk.
• With support from UBK artists •
• Nick Degree • Keif • The Specialist • Bull Run •
• 40oz • Ten - O • Poppa Squats • Teasha •
• Badman Crooks • Blue Dream • No Dice •
∆ ADVANCE TICKETS $25 ∆
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