There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Spy was a project by Joshua Ralph that made the album Music To Mauzner By. He has also released work under the name J. Ralph. 2) Spy was a Swedish punk band. 3) Spy is a South London (UK) based, independent beatmaker, producer and engineer. 4) Spy is an alternative rockband from Copenhagen. 5) Spy is an alias of Stakka & Skynet
Martyn’s unique strand of bass defies easy categorisation - to his fans and admirers, it’s known simply as ‘Martyn Music.’ With a sound that has become emblematic for all that’s forward thinking in dubstep Martyn pushes a defiant out-of-the-box mentality into his every artistic venture, scorning genre convention and relentlessly embracing the new. Informed by a love for Detroit techno, Chicago house and hip-hop, encountering drum & bass in its mid-90’s golden era was the catalyst for him to develop his musical ideas and begin to lay the foundations of his career as a DJ & Producer.
Tom Mundell aka Metrik has come a long way as one of the key names to look out for in drum & bass and for someone still relatively new to the scene, has already shown his versatility with the depth and range within his productions. In 2007 he released the anthemic soulful refrain of 'Your World' on Intrinsic Recordings which captured the attention of some of the scenes biggest names from Bad Company to Pendulum and Fresh to London Elektricity.
There are at least two artist with name Makoto: 1. Based in Tokyo, Makoto Shimizu, better known as simply Makoto, is Japan's chief Drum & Bass ambassador. After completing an Acoustic Engineering major at Nippon University, Makoto first signed with LTJ Bukem's legendary Good Looking Records back in 1999.
Since then he has gone from strength to strength, releasing a long string of quality music in the form of singles and EP's, but also on the famous 'Earth' and 'Progression Sessions' compilation albums.
D-Bridge AKA Darren White's first introduction into the music scene was in 1992, when he formed 'Sewage Monsters' with his older brother (signed to MCA and Island Records as 'Steve Spacek'). After releasing one 12" on their own label, they disbanded; and Darren went on to work with 'Armshouse Crew' of 'We Are E' fame... this was to last for a further two years. In 1995 Darren met Jason Maldini through a mutual friend and was soon to be working alongside him at Trouble On Vinyl.
Shy FX is the pseudonym of Andre Williams (born 1977), an English drum and bass musician from London. He is best known for one of his earliest singles, 1994's "Original Nuttah", with UK Apache. Throughout his career he has worked closely with T-Power, both as "Ebony Dubsters" and "Shy-FX and T-Power"; their 2002 track "Shake Your Body" with vocalist Di was a crossover success, appearing in the Top 40 UK Singles Chart. "Shake your Body" had great success through out Europe. In 2005 he founded Digital Soundboy Recordings.
Based in Brighton, UK, Prolix is part of the exciting new generation of artists and DJs that are mashing clubs up across the globe with their sound of hard edge drum and bass. Having released further tunes on Hardware and one on Industry, (‘Vacuum’ with EBK), including 'Innocence' on the '3 The Hardway EP' as well as a remix of Chase and Status' ‘ Barbarians' for their ‘Ten Tonne’ EP, Prolix then hooked up with DJ Hype and Pascal of seminal label Tru Playaz.
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.
No other artists have had such an immediate impact on drum and bass in recent years as Instra:mental, the highly acclaimed duo of Al Bleek and kid drama. Since their early releases on Soul:R and darkestral, the pair have been steadily building momentum with a number of influential singles across labels such exit and Naked Lunch and developing a diverse and unique sound that crosses a range of styles and tempos.