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Magnetic Man (Skream, Benga & Artwork)

Magnetic Man is the 2010 triple-threat combination of DJ’s and heavy electronic and dubstep producers Benga, Skream & Artwork.  They perform using three Apple Macbook Pro computers, one playing drum samples and loops, one playing basslines and the third playing lead sounds and samples. Artwork controls the master laptop, using Ableton Live, to which the other two are synchronised via midi. Their sets usually consist of a mix of original tracks produced together, and live remixes of Benga and Skream’s tracks, accompanied by synchronised projected visuals by Novak Collective.

The trio are set for live performances in England during the months of October and November, playing gigs up and down the country, notably at Glasgow’s Sub Club, London’s Heaven. and at Nottingham Trent University. They also have performances in Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and Norwich.  April 7th’s issue of NME featured a special on Magnetic Man, where the trio claimed, ”We’re cooler than every other pop act out there”. Speaking as one of the 10 cover stars in a special edition of a revamped NME out this week (April 7) the trio, who are renowned for donning all black clothing and Ray-Bans, claim fans are going to be blown away by their forthcoming debut album. “Look at us! We’re cooler than every other pop act out there,” Benga declared. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut in a Cornish studio.”People are going to think ‘Wow’,” Benga added, before Skream, who was responsible for last year’s seminal ‘In For The Kill’ remix, explained: “They should be excited, we’re putting everything we’ve learned into the last 10 years into this project.”There’s some risky tracks on the album that we’ve done,” Artwork continued. “We could just sit down and write straight-up dubstep tracks, but instead we’re taking risks. We’re not doing what people expect.”

Check out the official website for more info; http://www.magneticman.net/


July 7, 2010 Posted by | Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Electro | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mt Eden – Mt Eden Album

2010 dubstep and drum n bass, brought from the streets of New Zealand and the craftwork of producing duo Mt Eden. Their biggest single from the album is Sierra Leone and has collected over 5 million hits on Youtube, and has led him to become one of todays biggest names in the production of bassline music. The album entitled Mt Eden album, is a collection of Mt Edens  original efforts, and remixes of various songs. These remixes include a re-working of Madonna’s ‘Frozen’ The Prodigy’s ‘Omen’, Pharoahe Monch’s ‘Simon Says’, and the recent Bat For Lashes single and hit ‘Daniel’.

More information on latest works from the dubstep producing pair can be found on thier Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/MtEdenDnB08, or on his facebook group http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=135229868486&v=info&ref=ts.

May 7, 2010 Posted by | Drum n Bass, Dubstep | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Tribe Called Hip Hop proudly presents the all new Drum and Bass subdivision

We are going to get the ball rolling with undoubtedly one of the best producers in drums today, the legend that is TC. TC has been producing tunes for the best part of ten years, like so many great producers this began in the unglamorous surroundings of his bed room in Bristol. In 2007 TC released his debut album Evolution which took the drum bass scene by storm. A combination of precise production techniques and gripping basslines made songs such as ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Raise the Roof’ instance dance floor hits and must have records for the UK’s premier DJs. Perhaps what stands out most about TC, epitomized by Evolution, is his ability to produce tracks for both ends of the drum and bass spectrum. The two featured tracks in this blog are a perfect illustration of this. ‘Game Over’ is TC at his destructive best, jungley drums and a playful sample are then consumed by a dark and savage bassline, truly epic through any big system. ‘Borrowed Time’ by contrast is a heavy melodic roller which builds and builds until all the elements produce total D&B euphoria, even haters will love this one. This contrast in styles is testament to the skills of TC, if anyone in drum and bass can be relied on produce consistently banging tunes it is this man. In recent times Caspa has remixed ‘Wheres my money’ (yet another huge track from Evolution) to great success, and TC himself has remixed the chart hit Day ‘n’ Nite by Kid Cudi & Crookers. Although it is fairly rare to see TC DJ, his songs are ever present in drum & bass sets across the land. That’s it for now….. hope you enjoy folks!  Your DnB Supervisor,TdotP.

December 20, 2009 Posted by | Drum n Bass | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment