London Elektricity, Dynamite MC, Royalston, Severity Zero, Linken, Element MC
London Elektricity joins us for his forth stint here in Sydney and this time we arer ramping up the pressue by getting him to perform for an electric 3 hour set! This time around, he is supported by the incredible Dynamite MC
Local support is all hospital connected with Severity Zero and Royalston both having releases on Hospitals sister labels!
This will be an amazing gig at an amazing venue!
Dont miss out!
For those that know him and those that don’t, Tony Colman (no 'e'!) cuts a formidable figure. Having been involved in the D+B scene since the mid-90s, the co-founder of Hospital Records has been instrumental in the development of the genre as we know it today. Responsible for some of Hospital’s biggest anthems (Round The Corner, Different Drum, Just One Second), Tony has cultivated a first class reputation as both a producer and DJ. With an impressive back catalogue of singles, EPs, remixes and no less than five artist albums under his belt, London Elektricity is set to make a big impression on 2011 with his fifth studio album ‘Yikes!’
Tony's first band was the London Acid Jazz combo Izit - immediately notching up a top 70 hit with the Pete Tong favourite "Stories". Tony toured and recorded many successful albums with Izit along with starting the Tongue & Groove label before a change of direction in the late 90s to start the Hospital and Galactic Disco labels with Chris Goss.
London Elektricity’s debut album Pull The Plug was released on Hospital in 1999, with the follow up Billion Dollar Gravy in 2003 and ‘Power Ballads’ in 2005. Between 2003 and 2005 Tony fronted ‘London Elektricity Live’, bringing together a group of musicians including jazz /soul legend Liane Caroll, vocalist MC Wrec and co-producer/drummer Landslide. The group toured worldwide bringing their unique blend of 100% live drum+bass to crowds from Birmingham to Brazil and released two DVDs – Live Gravy(2005) and Live at the Scala (2007). The next album from London Elektricity saw Tony return to his solo production with Syncopated City, which was released in 2008 and remains one of the most influential bodies of work in his collection, featuring the Radio and MTV smash 'All Hell is Breaking Loose" and vocal anthem ‘Just One Second’ which has been included in numerous compilations, ‘best of’ albums and has been remixed by Apex to wide critical acclaim.
In 2011, London Elektricity released his fifth studio album - Yikes!
Which features the vocal talents of Swedish vocalist Elsa Esmeralda (who also featured on "Just One Second"). The album was launched at the iconic Hospitality Brixton event in April and the"Yikes!" Special Edition which includes six superb videos alongside the tracks. Alongside producing, DJing, touring the world, tweeting @LondonElek and running the Hospital label from South East London (alongside partners in crime, Chris Goss and Tom Kelsey) London Elektricity also presents the multi award-winning fortnightly Hospital podcast which can be found at londonelektricity.com.
Dynamite MC, (born & Dominic Smith, 7 October) grew up around the world , Germany, Ireland, Brazil , Gloucester , Bristol and now London. He originally gained prominence in jungle/drum and bass, working with Roni Size and Reprazent, but has also released hip hop and breaks and garage material.
He started his MCing career on pirate radio station, Crush FM, broadcasting in Gloucester South West England during the early 1990s. He met Roni Size in 1994 and began MCing for the Full Cycle crew. When the Bristol collective formed the live band Reprazent, Dynamite shared vocal duties with singer, Onallee. Their debut album New Forms won the Mercury Music Prize in 1997. Dynamite's role was enhanced for Reprazent's second album, the hip-hop influenced In The Mode (2000).
Following this, Dynamite has collaborated with a range of artists including The Nextmen, DJ Skitz, Scratch Perverts, Andy C and DJ Zinc, Krafty Kuts releasing a solo album The World of Dynamite (2004). In 2006 a mixtape CD, "Big Man Talk" was released on the Strong Records label (featuring samples from Enya and Kanye West).
The track, "Bounce", is featured on the soundtrack of Madden NFL '07.
"Bounce" and "After Party" also feature in the video game, Need for Speed: Carbon.
His latest release in Feb 2010 " Big Man Talk2" is available for free download from this page and http//dynamitemc.com
Currently working on a new album "Radio-Active" expect production from zinc , jack beats , shy fx , skream , red light and more !
Sydney-based, classically trained, DJ / producer Dylan Martin (middle name “Royalston”) has been listening to Drum + Bass since ’93, producing for 12 years and DJ-ing for about 10. A man of many talents, Royalston is also an illustrator / designer and first got into music production when he was making a soundtrack to a 3D animation. His music is characterized by a raw, analogue sound with a tech-y edge (thanks to plenty of hardware like his favourite Korg MS-20) and he has released on labels such as Bad Taste and Black Acre as well as Med School.
A future star in the making, Royalston started producing on pre-cursor to Reason, Propellerheads Rebirth, along with an old groovebox called a Yamaha RM1X and is now a hardened Ableton addict. Wanting to learn more, Royalston went and studied piano and composition, taught by a film composer who had worked at CBS throughout the 70s and arranged & orchestrated many classic disco tunes. After a short stint at music school (“Japanese Bones” by the band MA, which Royalston remixes on his forthcoming “Cerulean Blue” EP, is written by one of his teachers from there!) Royalston has gone on to write music for documentaries, educational programs, video artists and a few TV commercials.
Royalston cut his teeth on Med School with “The Test” – a track which appeared on “New Blood 010″ and remains one of his favourite tunes to date. He swiftly followed this up with his first vinyl release, the vitriolic “Glitchbitch”, dedicated to his ex girlfriend, on “More Blood 010″. Having wowed us with a release on Bad Taste and a super sharp remix of Art vs Science – “Magic Fountain”, which started life as a bootleg, was made legit and subsequently received heavy support from London Elektricity, Royalston is back with more with his “Cerulean Blue” EP.
Looking to the future, Royalston is hoping to hit Europe and the US, release more tunes, collaborate with the great and famous and also “I want to see how the hell Joe Syntax gets his mixdowns so solid!”.
A relative latecomer into the game, 35 year old Severity Zero delivers us his unique blend of drum and bass direct from Sydney, Australia. His influences vary from the old, jazzy, latin nuances of bossa nova of his native Brazil to the most modern exponents of liquid drum and bass, such as Calibre, Alix Perez, DJ Marky and Lenzman. A man on a mission, Severity Zero is intent on making his mark on the Drum and Bass scene, be it on home soil or abroad.
DtechMC has been ramping up the pressure at Bass Drop gigs for some time now. Always innovating and when using his alter ego, Undertow, he can really bring a DnB set to life! Outside his Undertow persona, DtechMC hasrocked the mic at drum & bass and breaks events week-in, week-out for years, touring nationally, fronting Triple J Unearthed winning live dnb/grime/electronica act Kobra Kai and emceeing alongside nearly every A-list drum & bass international that has arrived in Australia.
Element MC was our original MC and who could forget that night at Favela. Alas, he was only with us for a short time before he disappeared off to Vancouver, Canada where he hosts many of the top DnB events there! Element MC joins us for a brief visit and what better timing!