Mary Anne Hobbs (born May 15th, 1964 in Preston, England) is an English DJ and music journalist from Garstang, Lancashire. In the 1980s, at the age of 19, she worked as a journalist for Sounds Magazine. She later went to work for the NME, before going on to help found Loaded Magazine. She got her break in radio at BBC GLR, working alongside Mark Lamarr. She then worked at XFM before going to BBC Radio 1. She also presented the World Superbikes series 2005 for British Eurosport.
http://www.myspace.com/ramadanman David ‘Ramadanman’ hails from north London, but now lives near Bournemouth and goes to university in Leeds. He has been DJing from the age of 14, beginning with deep house and hip hop, becoming attracted to hip-hop and jungle as he grew older. Ramadanman has been interested in music all his life, and began producing by recording keyboard songs onto cassettes. After learning how to make music on computer, Ramadanman started to use his brother’s copy of Fruity Loops at around the age of 15. He has stuck with this program ever since.
Benga (real name Adegbenga Adejumo) is a uk music producer from Croydon, and is part of the Big Apple Records label. Being inspired by Wookie and an associate of producer Skream, Benga released his debut 12", "Skank," in late 2002. A co-production with Skream called "The Judgement" appeared on Big Apple in early 2003, and also on "Dubstep Allstars Vol.1", mixed by Hatcha and then Benga began his own label — Benga Beats (benga.co.uk) — and released the three-track 12" Benga Beats, Vol.
Digital Mystikz are dubstep producers from South London and, with Loefah, own the label DMZ and promote their own event of the same name. This takes place at the Mass in Brixton once every two months. Digital Mystikz are Mark Lawrence and D. Harris, also known as Mala and Coki. Although Loefah also releases on the label and performs back to back DJ sets with Mala of Digital Mystikz, he is not part of the group.
Jamie Woon is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from Clapton, North-East London, whose sound lies between the usually distinct genres of alternative rock and soul music. His sound envelopes influences and elements as diverse as those of Jeff Buckley, Jamie Liddell, Sade, Sanatana and Meshell Ndegeocello. The recently enrolled rhythm section of a musically liberated and telepathically connected bass player and drummer both named Dan, are to Jamie Woon what Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchel were to Jimi Hendrix.
SBTRKT is an anonymous producer based in London. Graciously allowing the music to speak for itself - even going to the length of performing behind a mask every time he plays out. Having just wrapped up remixes for Basement Jaxx (‘Scars’) and Franz Ferdinand (‘Send Him Away’), he’s got the airwaves in a stir with Benji B, Mary Anne Hobbs and Gilles Peterson singing his praises. With releases forthcoming on the equally anonymous Brainmath label, Ramp Recordings and the ever fun Young Turks. 5 things about SBTRKT:
There is more than one artist with this name. 1) Joker is a 20-year-old programmer/producer from Bristol, UK. Currently producing some of the freshest, most innovative grime instrumentals on the scene but equally embraced by the dubstep world, he mixes influences from Dr. Dre-style G-funk to video game chiptune music to UK bass styles. 2) ＪＯＫＥＲ was a visual kei band formed in 2002. They disbanded in 2005. 3) Joker is an indie band from Taichung, Taiwan. 4) Joker is a popular four-piece contemporary covers band based in Plymouth, England.
(1) Young female dubstep producer who hails from the isolated city of Perth, Western Australia. Her much awaited forthcoming debut "What If" is due late 2008.
http://twitter.com/mkito Forthcoming Releases:
Kito - What If / Cold (3) Kito is a recording name for Kjell Tore Sandersen, a musician from Porsgrunn, Norway. Kito has one track on the compilation "maskindans - Norsk synth 1980-1988", released in 2009 by Hommage Records.
Modestep is a 4-piece live band from North London. Their sound clearly takes influence from progressive electro and dubstep as one of their fans stated they like to make music which "makes your brains wobble with low pass filth", in reality not all Modestep's tunes aim to be as filthy as possible which is much the trend of the times, in what can possibly be seen as a post-dubstep progression; where bass-heavy music is never avoided however incorporated eclecticly with electronica. Modestep's live shows take place every sunday on their radio stream at http://modestep.
01. Drum and Bass trio
02. Dark ambient project 01. Triage is an American drum and bass outfit from Portland, OR formed in 2006.
02. Triage is a collaborative project between Chet W. Scott of Ruhr Hunter and Scott E. Candey of Gruntsplatter that first began recording in the middle of 1997. The two were sharing an aprartment at the time that was ultimately destroyed by fire through no fault of their own. During that time about 40 minutes of material was recorded that little was done with.