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VOID just keeps at it each month, touring the best in global bass music. The April showcase takes over both Phoenix and Spectrum as it did in February for the mammoth Rusko and Deadbeat show, this time hosting one of the best new DJ/Producers in Dubstep – SEVEN, aswell as one of the first wave of producers that’s helped define the Dubstep sound, direct from Glasgow - GRAVIOUS.
Hailed by the likes of N-Type, Skream and Youngsta as one of the best DJ’s in the scene, SEVEN is a man in high demand both for his DJ skills and production. With a long history in Drum and Bass, Ed Berry A.K.A. Seven / Eddy Woo is one of many producers switching to the fresh and unique sound of Dubstep. Gravious has been there from there from day one, converted after hearing the selections of DJs such as J Da Flex and Femme Fatale in early 2004. With multiple releases on foundation label Hotflush Recordings, Gravious carries a distinct style which harks back to the deep, minimal and electronic permutations of the Dubstep sound.
Over 2 floors, VOID comes with its most diverse lineup to date. Downstairs in the Phoenix basement expect the straight dancefloor business with SEVEN, GARAGE PRESSURE and VICTIM. LUKE SNARL makes a return to the *DJ* roster and debutants, SWINDLE, BOOT & SOOK and ELEMENT MC all come with the fresh flavours. Upstairs in Spectrum GRAVIOUS is headlining with the awesome producer and recent Subcontinental Dub signing 3RDEYE joining us from Byron Bay. WESTERNSYNTHETICS is back with a host of new music and one of Melbourne’s best DJ’s, L-J finally makes it to VOID. SOFIE LOIZOU makes her first appearance at VOID as does local producer B.I.N.T, expect everything from glitchy hiphop and Grime to IDM and from these two artists.
Ed Berry A.K.A. Seven / Eddy Woo. Ed’s musical journey started in the late eighty's in London U.K. through learning the art of mixing and locking his first DJ set at the ripe old age of 13.
It was shortly after this, a brief encounter with Shimon and Andy C influenced Ed to steer down the production path. Initially in 1995 he released a three track E.P on Dubtronix Records under the guise of DJ Reflex. Throughout the following years Ed built a studio and honed both his production & DJ skills.
In mid 2003 High Lite Recordings released Tsunami setting the ball rolling for a busy release schedule that has spanned the last five years. Alongside High Lite Recordings, Ed, under the moniker Eddy Woo, signed releases to Frequency, Generation X, Liquid V & Bad Company. Furthermore Eddy Woo productions were common place on top shelf DJ mix CD’s, including Andy C’s ‘Nightlife’ and Bad Company’s ‘Bad Taste’ series.
At the beginning of 2007 Ed started his own imprint, Subculture Records to showcase high calibre future thinking Drum & Bass. 2007 also saw Ed expand and develop his production techniques, eventually leaning towards a more down tempo sound.
Under the pseudonym of Seven his productions were let loose onto the Dubstep scene with air play from Mary Anne Hobbs aswell as being on high rotation during many Rinse FM sets. Most importantly his productions became a major component in many a set from DJ’s Ntype & Youngsta, through to Benga & Skream.
Gravious a.k.a. Ali Jackson is an up-and-coming Dubstep producer based in Glasgow, Scotland. With 4 releases under his belt through the HotFlush record label - on both the main label and the Scuba sub-label – and a warm reception from critics and punters alike, he is currently taking a live show out on the road.
Ali started making music in 2001 after being shown the basics of DIY production by a friend. After experimenting in a variety of styles, he was converted to the fresh sounds of Dubstep, Dark Garage and Broken Beat after hearing the selections of DJs such as J Da Flex and Femme Fatale in early 2004. From this starting point, he quickly discovered the bass-heavy productions of Kode9, Digital Mystikz, Horsepower, Skream, Groove Chronicles and Ghost – and was instantly hooked. Taking inspiration from these sounds, Gravious also brought in elements from his wider musical tastes in both electronic and traditional music to add new perspectives. Artists most inspirational to him include The Future Sound of London, Boards of Canada, Radiohead, LTJ Bukem, Kyuss, Aphex Twin, and Autechre.
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