12 months ago, the name Consequence wasn't widely known outside of the New Zealand Drum and Bass scene. Then 2009 happened. Having been featured heavily on the enormously popular Club Autonomic podcasts, Consequence (aka Cam McLaren) has capped off a stellar year with the release of his debut album, Live For Never, on dBridge's seminal Exit Records imprint. With the year drawing to an end, he has a chat with Matty Baseline about his album, New Zealand's influence on his music and playing at Phat 10...Read the full post..
The Phat 10 Festival, the South Islands phattest 4-day New Years Party to be staged in the scenic wild Inangahua Valley on the West Coast, will feature the biggest breakbeat act on the planet today “PENDULUM”. The 4 original members ANSCENIC, SPEED, EL HORNET & MC VERSE will be bringing a cutdown version of their legendary live show including a massive visual element to test out the new material off their forthcoming album due out in March next year. Gareth McGrillen, founding member of the group, in an interview this week states “ we like to preview our new tunes on our home turf in Australia before each new release & Phat10 will get the first & exclusive experience of the new look Pendulum. We’re bringing our own visual people with a new setup, 2 of us playing Ableton Live with samples & electronic elements, El Hornet DJing & Verse MCing, a very high energy fusion of live beat mixing combining the best of the live & DJ sets”.
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Wellingtons premiere DnB crew, Bass Frontiers, are saying goodbye for 2009 with a huge gig to celebrate their 10th year ending and the festive season. The BF guys have dragged out The Upbeats to play their final NZ show before the huge Phat10 new years eve party.
Make sure you check out their recent mix on Dogs on Acid, which gives a solid slice of their recent album.
The Upbeats are playing at the Bass Frontiers Xmas Special alongside DDog, JMC, Import and the Frederick Crew @ Sandwiches on Saturday the 12th of December
It may be cliched to say it, but this year has gone bloody quickly. But before we begin the wind-down towards Christmas and the big New Year's Eve parties, there's one last tour to get out of the way. And what a stunner it is to wrap the year up.
Originally from Sao Paulo, the home of Brazillian Drum & Bass, DJ S.P.Y. is one of the hottest names in the scene at the moment. His productions have found their way into the record boxes of everyone from Goldie and Doc Scott to Bryan G and Marky and are being released on labels from Samurai and Soul:R to Innerground and CIA.
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