Dominick Martin aka Calibre is the 1st exclusively Irish Drum and Bass artist. Classically trained in violin, he dropped this for drums and began playing in various bands, before finding early Detroit techno and house. His inspiration around that time is said to wander around the likes of Kenny Larkin, Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, the Orb. His brother introduced Calibre to drum and bass and jungle, which at first he couldn’t follow the pattern as he felt it was too relentless and 'beaty', and so at that point he preferred four to the floor drumbeats from the US house style.
"Sigma" can refer to;
1. A United Kingdom-based drum and bass collective
2. An Arizona, USA based punk-rock band
3. One of the many pseudonyms of Canadian electronic artist Renard.
4. A Psy-Trance artist from Ramat-Gan, Israel
5. A boy group from Taiwan. ---
1. Sigma is an up and coming drum and bass collective based in the UK, rapidly gaining a reputation for their eclectic style of dance floor beats. Producer of the most downloaded song on drum and bass arena (www.breakbeat.co.uk) All Blue
Luke Wilson’s career started in the mid 90's, when he began to DJ and learn the production ropes with DnB legend Alex Reece. Several years later, the trademark, solo Utah Jazz sound was born leading to a release for Hospital Records and a large number of tracks on Liquid V. In 2006, Utah Jazz received widespread international acclaim with his remix of Roni Sizes classic, “It’s a jazz thing”. Thanks to support from dance music heavyweights Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Pendulum, Andy C and Grooverider, chart success soon followed, with the remix reaching number 1 in the Radio 1 charts.
Chris.SU is one of the commanding producers and DJs of the Hungarian scene, among others he has put his country on the map of drum and bass. Since his breaktrough track "Astro-Sine", released on Trace's label DSCI4 in 2002, his tunes have been in rotation from drum and bass' finest djs, including Klute, Teebee, Ed Rush & Optical, Matrix, Digital, Spirit, Concord Dawn, Ill.Skillz, BSE, Pendulum, Bailey, Flight, D-Bridge and Andy C.
Marcus Intalex is 'pretty fly for a white guy'. Through his production with St Files as M.I.S.T. (Marcus Intalex & ST Files), he has produced incredibly popular remixes for classic tracks such as Just a Vision and Sincere. Marcus is one of the most recognizable names in the increasingly popular genre referred to as liquid funk. Alongside producers such as Calibre, Peshay and High Contrast, Marcus is bringing the Soul back to the Step.
London Elektricity (aka Tony Colman) has become a byword for groundbreaking 'fast soul music', ramming venues, destroying drum & bass crowds, leaving huge smiles from the Big Chill to Glastonbury and beyond, London Elektricity Live has always been 'out of this world'. The LE saga began way back in '96, and up until 2002 LE was a double-act. Tony Colman and Chris Goss made their mark in 98 with the epic Song In The Key Of Knife, and subsequent critically acclaimed debut album Pull The Plug. In 2002 Tony took on the project solo, as Chris concentrated on taking the NHS empire to the next level.
As one of the commanding producers and DJs in the Hungarian scene, Chris.SU among others has put his country on the map of drum and bass. His first international break through was the track "Astro-Sine" with the well-known techno-sample "My house is your house", in 2002 on Trace's label DSCI4. Since then, his tracks enjoy the support of drum and bass' finest, from Klute to Ed Rush, Concord Dawn, Pendulum, Ill.Skillz, BSE, Bailey, Flight, D-Bridge, Matrix, Teebee, Dieselboy and Andy C.
From Gregs Myspace: Greg began Dj-ing in 1989 at the age of 17 shortly after emigrating to Perth Western Australia from Northampton England, he had been a heavy collector of vinyl since 1982 and since he already had a collection of 1000+ he decided it was time to purchase some decks and get seriously into dj-ing. The music Greg was collecting in the 80's was mainly hip hop, electro, soul & funk and a bit of reggae/dub, when he began mixing it was strictly hip hop until late 1990 when Greg was taken to a club in Perth called Limbo's and heard a Dj 'Dave Jackson' spin some early house...
Commix are George Levings and Guy Brewer, a UK drum and bass duo from Cambridge who have had tracks signed to Goldie's Metalheadz label and Hospital Records. Commix tracks generally have a light, eerie and experimental feel to them; all tracks on their Call To Mind LP are shipped with the "progressive electronic" sub genre to reflect their sound. Commix are part of The Cambridge Four, including themselves, Logistics and Nu:Tone, to produce NHS74: The Future Sound of Cambridge, released on Hospital Records.
Hailing from a small town in Belgium, Netsky (real name: Boris Daenen) is one of the most promising upcoming producers of the moment. In the last 4 years involved in music production, he realized that he likes his drum & bass deep and soulful. He is trying to balance the deepness and musicality of his sound with heavy beats and bass to keep the dancefloor alive. With a number of 12"s on Hype's Liqweed Ganja and Twisted Individual's Allsorts in the pipeline, he's on the way to being a big name.