Q-Bik, DJ Dara, Odi, Hellfire Machina, Dave Shichman, MC Posi-D
BFM,Konkrete Jungle and Driven AM proudly present
ONE FAMILY: a night of unified vibes and bass culture
Q-BiK, Australian based, ex-pat New Zealand Drum n’ Bass DJ/Producer has been turning some heads worldwide. A working DJ for 10 years in NZ and Australia, it wasn't too long until he eventually progressed his way into music production. This saw Q-BiK's productions gaining support worldwide from the likes of Pete Tong, Annie Mac & Nerm on BBC Radio 1 and Crissy Criss on 1XTRA as well as Australian national radio Station, Triple J, which play listed his first 12" ‘My House’ signed to Planet Funk (UK). Triple J still plays it regularly!! It became a Massive hit worldwide and was promptly licensed and featured on DRUM&BASS ARENA’s ‘Summer Selection’ compilation of ‘Biggest Summer Anthems Ever’, not to mention heavy club support from Brookes Brothers, Danny Byrd, Futurebound and Matrix, Sigma, Adam F, Kenny Ken and the list goes on! Recently Q-BiK was asked to remix Killa Kela's new single of his LP, after touring with him in Vietnam. It is being officially released on the world famous 100% Records UK, which boast such artists as Moby, Robyn and Placebo!
Q-BiK has also been nominated, Best DnB DJ and Best Local Tune for 'My House' at the Perth Dance Music Awards 2009, as well as numerous achievements back home in NZ. Having earned a reputation as a skillful selector and bad man on the decks playing massive clubs shows or festivals around NZ, he has also come and established himself as one of Australia's forefront DnB DJs and now, Producers as well as the most consistent booked DnB DJ around Australia, which ultimately shows his prowess and skills on the wheels of steel. Q-BiK has now played across the globe spanning several tours across NZ, Australia, Asia and an extensive tour across UK and Europe having headlined club shows and festivals of 10,000 to 200 people. Not to mention having supported and been billed alongside every major dnb act as well as the likes of Pendulum, DJ Marky, Killa Kela, Bombfunk MC's Masters At Work, Xpress2, etc etc. Q-BiK has also played at many NZ and Australian Festivals. Good Vibes (NZ - 06), Resolution NYE (03-06), Uprising NYE (07), Enchanted Forrest (Adl, SA), etc, etc. These continued accomplishments as a DJ and in his production career have only upped the ante for this aspiring and passionate DJ/Producer as he continues to make BIG moves.
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 marked by consistently awe-inspiring DJ sets have made him one of the most recognized and well respected DJs in the country.
Jungle or drum&bass is one of the evolutions of the 90s electronica wave, characterized by an emphasis on fast-paced breakbeat and prominent bassline. It was then, back in its formative years that Bronx-born, Harlem-raised Odi entered the scene and gave it his kind of direction. “I grew up around 125th street , the home of hip hop. So it was natural to be an aggressive DJ, putting in the hip hop elements. It’s what I know.” His break came around after high school, when running promotions for the famous NASA rave parties at Club Shelter grew into a steady DJing slot. From there, Odi and some childhood friends who shared a lifestyle, culture and musical interest began pumping out electronic records with their own signature twist. “Jungle didn’t happen as a music until 96. Back then it was all just called breaks or techno was the common term,” Odi recalls. Fans would argue that it was not only the position but the skills that propelled Odi and his DJ crew, Digital Konfusion, into the underground limelight. Their way of mixing jungle beats with Hip Hop has grown into its own genre. “Jump up” has been the defining style of NYC and the east coast in general since 97, when the crew formed their own eponymous record label and began spinning at NYC’s most dedicated weekly jungle show: “http://www.konkretejungle.com/“Konkrete Jungle. Odi rapidly became a fixture, while continuing to travel the country, one of the first few to enjoy such popularity. The next step for Odi is his upcoming artist’s album and taking his music online for digital distribution. But most of all, he would just like to continue playing, unconstrained by genre. “They have names for all the different styles, but I like it better when it was just music,” says Odi, smiling. “When it comes down to it, no one really knows the difference.”
Prior to the birth of this project in late 2008. Jody Shires and Tom Williams collectively had over 60 releases under their belts, along with production work for grammy nominated artists, numerous UK top ten remixes, 5 Breakspoll Awards, Best International Dj in the Spanish EDM awards 3 years running and a history in bass culture that is second to none.. The year is now 2010, sonic exploration in the realm of bass fueled riddims is the primary mission for Hellfire Machina. With residencies at New Yorks legendary Club Love, Darkroom in Brooklyn and Psychadelic Radio in SF, it’s no wonder these guys are in high demand. Their weekly radio show on dubstepfm has gone from strength to strength and has helped push the awareness of bass music across the globe as well as providing a platform to hear the latest Hellfire creations first, often in early stages as they are delevoped in their now famously named studio Planet Twisted. Ending last year with A and R and project management credits for the Wu Tang ‘Enter The Dubstep’ album and a string of singles and remixes, they have hit the ground running in 2010. A fresh batch of releases due to hit the streets imminently, a new label project with techno legend Lenny Dee in the works as well as the next chapter in the infamous BASS FUELED MISCHIEF parties in their homebase of NYC.
Representing New York City, Dave is a known and devoted contributor to the North American Drum and Bass community. Owner of Driven AM, the premier North American DnB Artist Management, Record Label, and Production company. Events coordinator and resident DJ for various NYC parties including ‘100% Original’ and for the past 6 years as part of the legendary NYC production team Direct Drive. Music has been a part of Dave’s life since a very young age. Dave’s extensive music background includes performing in local and regional theatre, singer/songwriter in a band (1996-2001), guitar player/singing in a jazz band on multiple trips to Italy alongside respected Jazz Pianist Pete Malinverni, Djing since 1998, producing electronic music since 2002. Dave has multiple releases out and forthcoming on Luv Disaster, Peer Pressure Recordings, Liquid Brilliants, Basswerk (solo as well as alongside Sol.ID), Influenza Minus, Electronic River Recordings, and Driven AM Recordings. Currently collaborating with Mixmaster Doc, Sol.ID, Dave Owen and DJ Seen. His music is being supported by Random Movement, TC1, Dstar, Stunna, Mixmaster Doc, Dave Owen, Kevin Focus, Submorphics and many others. A Dj that has performed live more than 185 times in 12 States in the past 12 years alongside some of the biggest names in DnB, everyone from Goldie to High Contrast. Dave is a driven individual, whose passion for Drum and Bass shows in his music and live performance. 2009 was a huge year for Dave, touring the US on numerous occasions playing dates for some of the most respected nights in DnB including Respect (LA), Elements (Boston), Cleveland DnB Coalition, Fluid (Mass), Liquid (San Diego), Thunder (Burlington) and many others.
Hosted by MC POSI D