Line-up /Q-BiK [NZ], Spherix [Melb], Speakerwrath, de la Haye, Renda, Citizen, Delstar, Dom vs Boomski, Steve K, Cutloose, Rola D
The Rukus crew return Sat April 28 for a massive (FREE!) party to launch SPEAKERWRATH's Protogen release "In The Shadows". Guests include NZ artist Q-BiK recently signed to Phuzion & Vibez Recordings, as well as Melbourne techstep artist SPHERIX, 1/4th of Canadian/Australian production team Catacomb.
Brisbane drum'n'bass trio Speakerwrath (aka Jordan King, Dave Spiers and Steve Fletcher) were first signed to Paul Blackout's label Hardline Rekordings back in 2003 with their tunes; 'Broke' and 'Mindjack'. Since then they've had a number of releases including 'Leviathan' on Intransigent Digital (which was in Juno's top 10 the week it was released), followed by 'Terminate' on San Francisco label Analog Empire (with 1904's 'Soulscan' on the flip) and now 'In The Shadows' released on Typecell's label Protogen Digital (with Typecell's remix on the flip). Enduser's remix of Speakerwrath's 'Choke' has also been released on Hymen Recordings as well as their collaboration with DJ Hidden and Enduser 'Hidden Wrath' released on Enduser's 'Form without Function' Album. http://www.myspace.com/11304243
Local support from Citizen & Delstar starting the night off with dubstep, followed by Renda and de la Haye.
In the front room; Dom vs Boomski, Cutloose, Rola D and Steve K will be providing chilled out and funky broken beats and party tunes.
Q-BiK [NZ – Phuzion/Vibez]
New Zealand Drum n' Bass DJ/Producer Q-BiK has been turning some heads in recent months and winning the ears of punters, DJs and labels the world over.
Recently signed to Phuzion Records (Nookies Label) with his tune 'Freedom' and to the well respected Vibez Recordings (SUBJECT 13) with 'Because I Am' feat. HSD, has propelled Q-BiK further into the lime light internationally and set him among D'n'B's finest.
He has been gaining some serious interest from key players in the drum'n'bass scene including Digital & Brillo @ Timeless Records, Bryan G @ V Recordings, the dynamic duo that are Total Science and Tony Coleman at Hospital Recordings ... to name a few. This follows 1-XTRA airings of his works by DJ Sappo, KISS FM's DJ Ruffstuff, Bryan G on Movement as well as Nookies weekly show on Ministry of Sound.
Q-BiK has been a working DJ for 7 years which has taken him across New Zealand with tours, residencies and festivals in every major city and providence. He has supported many NZ tours with artists such as Concord Dawn, The Upbeats, Shapeshifter, Bulletproof and Salmonella Dub as well as international tours; Bomfunk MCs, Masters at Work, Xpress 2, Digital, Teebee, High Contrast, London Electricity, Total Science, Outrage and more.
Q-BiK placed Top 3 DJ in 2 Categories for the NZ Biggie DJ Awards; Top DJ's (regional) and Top DnB DJ, which shows his prowess behind the ones and two's, and his dedication to being the crowds DJ. His impeccable ability to read a crowd of any number and select the freshest tunes across the spectrum has ensured his continued bookings in NZ and now world wide.
With tours scheduled abroad, tour support for some of the scene's biggest names and plenty forthcoming tunes, big things are on the horizon for Q-BiK. Don't miss out on Australasia's next big emerging talent!
Spherix [MELB - Catacomb/Citrus/PRSPCT/Shadybrain/TAM]
Spherix aka Josh Lamaro began writing drum and bass around 2000, drawing on influences such as Konflict, Ed Rush and Optical's 'Wormhole' and 'The Creeps' albums and Stakka and Skynet. His direction has always been on the deeper side of techstep drum and bass, as displayed in his first release 'Clarity' on long time influence Dissident's TAM (Total Advance Music) imprint.
In late 2005, Spherix joined long time Canadian collaboration buddy Bantom, along with Andyslim and Kace to form the international production team Catacomb. A trip to Canada in March 2006 saw the now geographically unified Catacomb produce such tunes as 'The Lost Boys' (Citrus), 'Time Will Crawl' (feat. Mechanic - Microb), 'Trashmouth' (PRSPCT) and the internationally battered remix of Misanthrop's 'Strange Planet' (Shadybrain Vinyl).
Spherix is also one half of another international duo, Lotus, with Robot Death Squad's Signal, which focuses more on the smoother tech funk side of things, their first tune 'Message Bank' receiving international attention from the likes of Aqua Tek, Tenebra and Mayhem.