A full day of cutting edge talks and live demo's from the industry's leading artists. Carefully planned and delivered on a high quality AV system.
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Thomas Green – aka ROCKWELL - has without question been one of the most exhilarating talents to come out of the drum and bass scene in recent times, heralded by the music press as one of the most distinct artists working today. His incredible talent has seen him release on the likes of Digital Soundboy, Renegade Hardware, Critical and Darkestral, and now Shogun Audio.
Tracks such as ‘Underpass’, ‘Reverse Engineering’ and ‘4U’ highlighted ROCKWELL as one of the most original and talented producers in bass music, constantly dazzling with painstaking construction, beautiful arrangements and seemingly effortless ingenuity. His music offers unique textures seldom heard in electronic music, let alone drum and bass, and his unmistakable signature sound and ability enables Rockwell to demolish a dance floor with one hand while soothing your soul with the other.
During 2012 Rockwell fired out some inspired work; bona fide dance floor gems such as ‘Tripwire’ and the outstanding ‘Constantcomplexrhythmicsound’ sat alongside huge remixes for the likes of Netsky and Jubei whilst his final release of the year ‘Childhood Memories’ pushed the boundaries even further. Delving way outside the constraints of 170bpm, Rockwell picked up support from across the bass music spectrum including Annie Mac, Mistajam, Chase & Status and Zane Lowe who selected it as his 'Next Hype' track on Radio1.
Then in 2013 a legend was born, that legend bore the name ‘Detroit’ and became the most iconic Rockwell track yet, blowing up Zane Lowe’s sub live on air on Radio 1, rendering Mistajam speechless and caving in every club around the globe in the sets of Friction, Andy C and all the rest. The year also saw Tom take on his very own radio show as part of BBC Radio 1’s Residency and In New DJ’s We Trust schedule showing him to be natural behind the mic and prepare him for many a fill-in for Friction’s D&B show.
Teased by tracks like ‘I Need U’ and ‘1234’ in 2014 rumours of the incoming album were rife. Now in 2015 Rocky’s debut album ‘Obsolete Medium’ is here, an electronic adrenaline shot that mixes straight up hard-hitting D&B with sonic experiments that will leave jaws well and truly dropped.
Not only an awe-inspiring producer but a formidable DJ in his own right, Rockwell sets have been lighting up clubs all over the world from Amnesia Ibiza to Boiler Room TV such is his diversity. Whether he’s playing a Radio 1 show or a heaving club, his increasing tendency to switch the BPM’s during his hi-octane drum & bass has truly set him apart. Behind the decks as in the studio, Rockwell always keeps you on your toes.
Joe Ford is a man on a mission, ready to shake up the world of D&B and beyond with his own unique brand of bass music destined for dance floors across the globe. Hailing from Harrogate UK, Joe leads a new wave of producers currently taking the scene by storm, setting himself apart with an already outrageously accomplished studio skill set and trademark hi-tech drum & bass sound tinged with rock, funk and everything in between.
With a flurry of activity around early releases on Bad Taste, Med School, a Beatport dubstep chart no.1 with the Mission EP on Caliber Music and huge support on UKF, Joe Ford is one of the most exciting talents currently in electronic music, worldwide. Picked up by Friction and K-Tee, Joe now sits as an exclusive Shogun Audio artist alongside one of the most prestigious rosters in the game.
After his stint as support act for Noisia’s I Am Legion tour, his debut Shogun track 'Stride', from the Way Of The Warrior 2 compilation album, marked his arrival in style. Continuing throughout 2014 with his downright dangerous ‘The Moment’ ft Tasha Baxter b/w the effervescent ‘Neon’ release and a remix for one of the biggest USA EDM’ers in the game, Datsik, he sealed the year with ‘Off Centre’ and knocked us all for six. In fact his rework of ‘Hold It Down’ forced Datsik to exclaim “Joe Ford is the future!” in a recent interview…and who are we to argue.
2015 has been Joe’s biggest year to date gaining even more notoriety with his very own radio show on the legendary Kiss Fresh / FM whilst releasing his heavily hammered 5-track ‘All Of Us’ EP on Shogun. Just back from an Australian DJ tour alongside label boss Friction and with more music to come with an ever-increasing DJ schedule, there’s no doubt Joe Ford is coming to conquer, you’ve been warned.
Conceived by Bristol-based producers Adam Winchester and Chris Jarman, Dot Product is a project which draws upon considered lines of sonic investigation in search of heavy-load-bearing compositions that sport equal amounts of sound system pressure and abstract textures. This project is based around sounds derived from frequencies and anomalies commonly inaudible to the human ear.
From all manner of commonly discarded sound sources, Winchester and Jarman have sought out tones and frequencies and shaped them into sharp-edged, rough-hewn tracks that celebrate the eerie mood of industrial music without resorting to the hackneyed clang of sheet metal and machinery. The internal resonance found in the negative space of an object, or the invisible fog of electromagnetic radiation; all facets that play into this unique creative approach, which truly seeks to yield musicality out of that which was not previously detectable by human senses.
Adam has been our resident seminar tutor for over six years now, and many of you will be familiar with his superb presentations and incredible knowledge base, coming from a decade of tuition in college and universities. He is now joining forces with Chris who is well known in Drum & Bass circles for his prolific Alias ‘Raiden’. Together they are doing some of the most exciting things with audio going and this talk is going to blow you away with new thinking, abstract ideas. Their infectious passion for making music is a joy to be around! We can’t wait to host this talk.