From 1999 - 2003 Wellington witnessed some of the finest drum and bass parties New Zealand has ever seen . The combination of Studionine and the emerging drum and bass brand Bass Frontiers set the standard for what was to evolve into one of the healthiest scenes in the Southern Hemisphere. It was a truly a special time for the drum and bass scene and Wellington dance culture in general, vibes were second to none and the parties had a feeling not really ever experienced since . The fortnightly Bass Frontiers local sessions were legendary and the visits by the cream of UK drum and bass such as Bad Company, Dillinja, Grooverider, Zinc, Marky, Doc Scott were always simply incredible. Crew have come and gone but Bass Frontiers remains strong and resolute in its original goals of providing the best possible events for the Wellington party people...Read the full post..
Hailing from Perth the epicenter of the Australian drum and bass scene, ShockOne aka Karl Thomas is emerging as one of the scene's major talents. Ascending rapidly from his solid foundation in a band with Rob and Gareth from Pendulum, ShockOne's first two singles 'Silverscreen' and 'It's On' were picked up by DJ Friction for Shogun Audio, followed by the devastating 'The Riddler' and 'We Be Droppin' This' on 12” with Andy C's Frequency label. Last year ShockOne was smashing dancefloors all over the world working with the mighty Viper Recordings to put out 'The Calling' and the cheeky Led Zeppelin sampling 'Way you Move' before dominating the Perth Dance Music Awards by taking home Best Drum&Bass DJ, Best Broken Beat Producer and the ultimate prize in collaboration with Phetsta for the second consecutive time; Best Tune of the Year for 'The Sun'. His meteoric rise continues with 'The ShockOne EP', an eclectic release of drum&bass and dubstep tracks frequently being aired by BBC Radio 1 and the scene's biggest hitters; Andy C, Hype, Friction, High Contrast, Matrix and Futurebound. With two European tours sealed and delivered ShockOne will descend on Auckland as part of his New Zealand tour for the massive multi-zone PREMIUM launch party!
THE PREMIUM LAUNCH PARTY
Experience something new, something that will change the way that you enjoy music. Only the latest artists and the latest technology coupled with the best venues united into an audio visual extravaganza that will blow your mind!
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Yes, the rumours are true - FTM is back! Make sure to bring your balloons and party hats because we’ll be celebrating our first phenomenal birthday this July! While you’re probably wondering how we can top the last incredible FTM party we’ll be preparing our NEW VENUE so that we can get more party goers, music lovers and dance floor fanatics along to an incredible experience that will leave you wanting more!..Read the full post..
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