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Saturday, August 26th, 2017
5:00 PM
Lab 11
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fabio and Grooverider stop off in Birmingham too celebrate the history of DnB with their ’25 years of drum and bass’ tour ….
The pair are Godfathers of the scene and true pioneers of electronic music, being idolised worldwide. Industry heavyweights, artists and ravers, regardless of genre, will readily respect and praise the ongoing influence of the two.
Forming a lethal tag team for the past quarter century, the duo spawned an underground cultural movement that has grown into the vibrant and fertile global D&B scene that we have today.
To celebrate 25 Years of Drum & Bass, the duo are touring worldwide and we are inviting some other artists to play alongside them. Expect a true lesson in drum & bass as the godfathers of the scene take over for one night only.
Working very closely with the iconic duo we have curated lineup that we feel best represents the diversity and history of the scene, with DJs know for producing sounds that go across the whole DnB Spectrum.
25 Years of Drum & Bass events are designed to fuse all corners of the Drum & Bass scene together. ON THE NIGHT FABIO & GROOVERIDER Fabio and Grooverider, the Godfathers of Drum & Bass and legends of modern music who are idolised worldwide. Industry heavyweights, fans and artists regardless of genre will readily respect and praise the ongoing influence of the two.
Since aligning professionally 25 years ago, Fabio & Grooverider have been at the forefront of a genre which just seems to get stronger and more ‘global’ year on year, with household names such as Chase & Status, Sigma and DJ Fresh smashing the top 40to pieces. These are just a few names that re-ceived their initial exposure from the pair on their 14 Year Award winning show onBBC Radio 1.
The scene in general owes much to Fabio & Grooverider’s dedication, focus and longevity. They were part of the very few UK DJs to first play House music, and to then fuse and formulate something en-tirely new which would eventually evolve into Jungle/Drum and Bass. Itisno understatement tosaythat the respective streams and offshoots of D&B that Fabio & Grooverider both represent from those early times now stretch so wide - liquid, jump up, technical, minimal and half-time styles toname a few –that it’s effectively the fabric of D&B itself. LTJ BUKEM
When the man behind those wire rimmed glasses and that disarming smile writes his job description just what does he put? The man who took the drum and bass concept from a small venue off London's Charing Cross Road to the nation's superclubs and then onto the international stage?
The geezer whose records launched breakbeat into a brand new galaxy of sound? Or maybe he just writes 'Renaissance man for a digital age'. In truth LTJ Bukem is all of the above. Although he wouldn't like to admit it, LTJ Bukem is the living embodiment of the post-acid house entrepreneurial creative spirit. He is a mild mannered energy flash whose panoramic musical vision has found success in every area he has explored.
From running soundsystems to cutting up breaks at raves, from relocating the heart of breakbeat culture to redefining the spirit of drum and bass, the man known to his friends as Danny Williamson has sat at the forefront of breakbeat evolution, lighting the way with little more than a zest for life and a love of music.
In other words, LTJ Bukem is a man on a mission! Bukem's first introduction to music was, like so many others, through piano lessons as a child. Unlike so many others however, the young pianist turned out to possess a natural talent and he quickly moved through the piano grades. Classical music represented the soundtrack to his home life. LENZMAN Walking his own path as always and never dragged into following trends, Lenzman continues to highlight his strengths and interests: a strong ear for a sample and a musicality often unrivalled in Drum & Bass.
His continuing work with vocalists and fellow musicians shows his love of grooves, ideas and hooks, an approach that sees his music in huge demand from fans, peers and both major and underground labels alike.
After the release of his memorable debut album 'Looking At The Stars' in 2014, Lenzman recently released his latest project on Metalheadz - the 'Golden Age' EP - to critical and popular acclaim. The highly personal project showcases his Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul influences and sees him competently working with two regular vocal collaborators: Dan Stezo and Steo.
With an ever busy tour schedule, Lenzman can been seen performing at prestigious festivals and club nights from London to Bogota to Bangkok and back again.
An artist who is never afraid to wear his musical heart on this sleeve, Lenzman continues to push his own unique brand of Drum & Bass: soulful, deep and melancholic, yet uplifting. TECHNIMATIC Peter Rogers and Andy Powell are London-based duo, Technimatic.
Since joining forces in 2007 Technimatic’s discography has spanned the cream of the drum & bass scene, with releases on the likes of Technique, Viper, Critical, Hospital and Spearhead; in 2012 they signed exclusively to DJ Friction and K-Tee’s Shogun Audio label. Since then they have become one of the go-to acts for rich, emotive, musical d&b, epitomised perfectly by their best selling debut album ‘Desire Paths’. This widely acclaimed long player was one of Mixmag’s Top 10 dance albums of 2014 and won ‘Best Album’ at the National Drum & Bass Awards.
Both talented DJs in their own right, Pete and Andy have played throughout the world, from the USA to Australia. Their energetic sets feature music from right across the d&b spectrum, and reflect a deep passion and knowledge of the scene.
In 2015 Technimatic are back in the studio hard at work and already have a large portfolio of new music scheduled for release as they continue to cement their reputation as one of the brightest and most exciting duos in drum & bass
DIRTBOX LIVE
Trying to break down barriers between live performance and rave music. Dirtbox is a Dj mixing tracks and performing live editing and manipulation of the music along with Live vocals and beatboxing while sometimes incorporating a drummer. The full show has been storming the globe in recent years with its own brand of Rave show Trying to break down barriers between live performance and rave music. Dirtbox is a Dj mixing tracks and performing live editing and manipulation of the music along with Live vocals and beatboxing while sometimes incorporating a drummer. The full show has been storming the globe in recent years with its own brand of Rave show
With over 35 years of performing experience in the between them. and bookings across the globe such as Canada, Australia, USA, Hungary, Slovakia, Korea, Romania, Czech Republic, Ibiza, Norway, Poland, France, Colombia & Spain The act is moving steadily to bigger clubs and crowds on a monthly basis.
Future gigs already planned at festivals across Europe and the UK. and large events on both continents Dirtbox is sure to be a rising hit within the rave scene for many years to come.
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