venerdì 27 gennaio 2012


Porter Robinson (born July 15, 1992) is an American electronic dance music producer and DJ. He primarily produces in the electro house genre, but has also experimented with dubstep and moombahton on his Spitfire EP.

mercoledì 25 gennaio 2012


Noisia, stylized as NOISIΛ ('VISION' rotated 180°), is a Dutch Electronic music trio consisting of members Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger from Groningen, The Netherlands. They now produce a wide variety of music including drum and bass, dubstep, breakbeat and house music. Noisia perform across the world and own three record labels (Vision, Division and Invisible Recordings).

martedì 24 gennaio 2012


Danny Byrd (born 1979) is a drum and bass DJ, producer and musician from Bath in the South West of England. He is influenced by house, UK garage, R&B and the Old Skool Rave / Jungle Techno sound and releases his music primarily on Hospital Records, the UK based, independent dance music label.

giovedì 19 gennaio 2012


Kieran Hebden (born 1978, Putney, London) is a post-rock and electronic musician. Hebden first came to prominence as a member of the band Fridge before establishing himself as a solo artist under the moniker of Four Tet.
Hebden's music typically eschews the traditional pop song format in favour of a more abstract approach — his sound and melodies incorporate elements of hip hop, electronica, techno, jazz, and folk music with live instrumentation.
Alongside recording his own material, Hebden has also performed remixes for a number of artists including Aphex Twin, Anti-Pop Consortium, Bonobo, Beth Orton, Born Ruffians, Explosions in the Sky, Super Furry Animals, Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, Matthew Dear, Sia, Nathan Fake, Bloc Party, Andrew Bird, Kings of Convenience, Battles, Juana Molina, Madvillain, The xx, Foals, and Black Sabbath, as well as producing two albums by psychedelic improvisational group Sunburned Hand of the Man. Hebden's recent output includes a number of improvisational works with the late jazz drummer Steve Reid and collaborations with both Burial and Thom Yorke


mercoledì 18 gennaio 2012


Founded in 2002, State of Mind is the drum and bass duo from New Zealand of Patrick Hawkins and Stuart Maxwell.  
The State of Mind discography includes labels such as Teebee 's Subtitles Recordings , Total Science 's CIA Recordings, DJ Friction 's Shogun Audio, Concord Dawn 's Uprising Records , Doc Scott's 31 Records, Bad Company 's BC Presents & Black Sun Empire 's Black Sun Empire Recordings .
In 2007 State of Mind launched their own record label, SOM Music .
State of Mind are also hosts of the New Zealand radio station 95bfm drum and bass show " The Next Level ".
State of Mind took out the "Breakthrough Artist" award and shared "Electronic Single of the Year" with Concord Dawn for the song "Aces High" at the 2006 B-Net Awards. They were nominated at the 2007 New Zealand Music Awards for "Best Electronic Album" for their debut LP "Take Control" .
In March 2009 they released a second LP, "Faster Than Light" , featuring guest appearances from New Zealand artists PNC and Tiki Taane .


martedì 17 gennaio 2012


Black Sun Empire is the stage name of a team of Dutch disc jockeys and Drum & Bass music (mostly darkstep and neurofunk) producers Rene Verdult and brothers Milan and Micha Heyboer.
Based out of Utrecht, Netherlands, they started making Drum & Bass in 1995. After having a few releases on smaller record labels, they managed to get the attention of bigger producers like Trace, currently known for his DSCI4 label. At the moment they have three labels of their own; Black Sun Empire Recordings, oBSEssions and Shadows of the Empire. The group's name comes from the Black Sun Crime Syndicate, which appeared in the Star Wars novel Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.

lunedì 4 aprile 2011


Paul Kalkbrenner (born 1977 in Leipzig, Germany) is a German electronic musician and actor from Berlin. In early 2006, German director Hannes Stöhr, an avid fan of Paul's third album Self (2004),  decided to get in contact with Kalkbrenner. His idea was to produce a film about a Berlin techno musician during the new millennium, and Paul would compose the soundtrack. In the course of their exchange, Hannes had the realization that Paul should not just contribute the music, but that he would be the perfect choice as the film's star. Without hesitation, Paul accepted the offer. They decided to title the film Berlin CallingBerlin Calling and Paul's debut acting performance received positive reviews, and the film, thanks to its authentic depiction of the Berlin club scene and drug culture, became, slowly but surely, a cult classic. The soundtrack and especially the single "Sky and Sand" broke many sales records. The 2009 DVD release of the film brought Paul to a new, much larger audience around the world. In early 2010 Paul completed a twelve-city live concert tour throughout Europe (with over 50,000 tickets sold within just a few weeks), followed by many headlining appearances at summer festivals.