Klute, Dara, TrueNature, Adred
KLUTE (Commercial Suicide / Metalheadz / A Bunch Of Cuts | UK)
A rebel with a cause, Klute is a truly unique artist and continues to be creative force in drum & bass after over a decade in the scene. His productions mix strong melodies with tough beats, bearing the influence of Klute’s roots in punk and techno, and his livewire DJ sets are known for their energy and intensity. His sixth full-length artist “Music for prophet” was released in 2010, demonstrating once again his diversity and broad appeal with a worldwide tour taking him everywhere from Mexico to Mumbai. In 2011, Klute has returned to focus on his label Commercial Suicide and celebrate it’s 10th anniversary with releases from the likes of Nymfo, Mindscape, Amit, Dom & Roland, as well as a new solo Klute single, and more to come.
DARA (Breakbeat Science / Planet Of The Drums | NYC)
A member of the infamous Planet of the Drums crew alongside fellow drum ‘n bass pioneers AK1200, Dieselboy, & J Messinian, this Irish transplant has been a dominant figure in the U.S. drum ‘n bass scene since his arrival here in 1994. His discography includes 2 critically acclaimed full length artist albums, 8 DJ mix CDs, as well as numerous singles and remixes for artists such as Freq Nasty, Afrika Bambaata and Keoki. Dara co-founded the nation’s first & largest drum ‘n bass record store, Breakbeat Science, in NYC which doubles as his own imprint, Breakbeat Science Recordings. He has been featured in countless magazine articles and interviews both in the US and worldwide. He previously hosted one of the internet’s most popular drum ‘n bass broadcasts, Velocity, where he regularly interviewed leading drum ‘n bass artists such as Jonny L, Kemistry & Storm, Trace, Ed Rush, Optical, Hype, Andy C, Zinc, and many others. Dara’s long standing relationships with the world’s drum ‘n bass elite gives him access to an astounding amount of new and unreleased material. His brilliant recording endeavors along with his incessant touring markey by consistently awe-inspiring DJ sets have made him one of the most recognized and well respected DJs in the country.
TrueNature (Reconstrvct | NYC)
**Special Drum & Bass Set**
TrueNature was born and raised in Long Island, NY. After studying music as a voice major at the University of Miami, FL, his focus of expression soon switched to percussion and would eventually lead him to India where he has returned several times to study tabla and classical indian music.
Throughout his musical journey, TrueNature has always felt a strong calling towards being a DJ. As his passion and understanding of the original and foundational sounds of dubstep began to grow, the scene in NYC began to subside. As a result, TrueNature soon co-founded the event Reconstrvct with Luke McCann in an attempt to help rebuild the scene in NYC. He currently holds a residency at Reconstrvct alongside Joe Nice, and has opened up for artists such as Vivek, Tunnidge, Bun Zero, Dj G, Lost, Commodo, Jack Sparrow, Lurka, Razor Rekta, Khan, and Pinch.
Adred (Natural Selection | NY)
Born Adam Baker, son of a musically talented father and artist mother he was destined to be a great musician. Growing up listening to David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Thomas Dolby shaped his love for music at a young age. At the age of 16 Adam first heard Drum and Bass at a rave and wanted to replicate the energy and excitement he witnessed first hand. It wasn’t until years later when he had the opportunity to express it first by DJing. At the age of 20, he bought his first set of turntables and a mixer. Quickly learning and understanding the techniques of mixing music, a year later he was given the opportunity to play out. He knew all along that he wanted to create his own music and that being a DJ wouldn’t be enough to set himself apart from rest of the world. Little did he know, that a chance meeting in a neighborhood record store would launch his career as a producer. He didn’t stop at Drum and Bass but ventured into Hip Hop, R&B, Techno, House and everything in between. He doesn’t believe in pigeonholing himself in one genre and always produces music by feeling and bpm. Currently he is working on multiple releases with Robert Manos in many different genres. Keep an eye out for him and these songs.
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