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Drumagick is a live band, djs, music producers and brothers formed by JrDeep and Guilherme Lopes based in Sao Paulo/Brazil. They helped to develop the brazilian drum and bass scene to the world in the 2000’s and now are very prolific music producers going from drum and bass to nujazz, break/broken beats to house music.The greatest form of flattery is imitation and many of the producers and labels in the ever-thriving Drum'n'Bass fraternity tried to cash in on the Brazilian bug from the late nineties onwards. Some have done a good job, other results have been more questionable. Drumagick are quite simply the real deal – the genuine article – re-inventing and fashioning global music with its own genuine Latin take on it.In the middle 90’s JrDeep, the older brother, got his first computer, an IBM 160MHz with 16 Ram mb and from there they discovered the audio softwares like audio editor and sequencer. It took around three years working with the computer making radio drops for their pirate radio in Sao Paulo, some music production experiments with house music, techno and hard core before they came with the Drumagick project in 1997. Their first release was an independent/home made homonymous 6 tracks demo cd album distributed in the Sao Paulo’s drum and bass scene in that time that culminated with a couple of tracks placed in the music magazines compilations and a DJ Marky remix of the track “Metromorfose” witch the original version was the first Drumagick official release by a record company in 1998 (Sambaloco/Trama Records) and the first Drumagick’s track to be played abroad by Paulo Fonseca in his show “Horas Funktasticas” in Porto/Portugal. From 98 to 2000 it was followed by many independent vinyl and cd releases with partners like XRS and Ramilson Maia.The re-invention of the samba, with a healthy diet of heavy bass, dancefloor funk and energetic melody made serious waves on the European side of the Atlantic. This culminated in a debut LP "Ai Maluco" released in 2001 on the Sambaloco imprint (Trama Records) that had been the brain behind and engine fuelling this revolution. This included collaborations with Max De Castro, XRS and Marky that helped establish Drumagick as a force to be reckoned with. Live tours in South America ensued and exposed drum'n'bass to the masses in Brazil and inspired Latin America's youth... A new crop of heroes was born in that time and Brazil was dancing to its beat.Then came EASYBOOM... An instant classic from first hearing, rinsed by all even before its official release (it was included on Gilles Peterson's Worldwide compilation and reached No. 3 in the BBC Radio 1 All Winners chart in 2003), a 12” vinyl with the track “Funquiada” on the flip side released by Trama/Sambaloco and it still sounds as fresh today as when it first came out. Remixes for three City of God soundtrack songs, a rework of Mitchell & Dewbury's "Beyond the Rains" have been just a few of the highlights post – Easyboom.From 2003 to 2006 they released many 12” vinyl records by a variety of labels around the world, tracks like Copacabana/Get It Make Me Hight by Phuturistic Bluez Records (New York), Levada Tropical/Tempo Fechado by Phuturo Recordings (San Francisco), Enquadro/Ragga Style by Frontline Records (UK), Malta/Malandragem by Schema Records (Italy), Can U Dig It/Parah by Subtronix Records (New Zealand), Deep Magic/In The Mix by Liquid V Records (UK), Time to Get Up by Hard:Edged (Germany) and many other releases by labels like Trouble On Vinyl, Emotif, Vinyl Vibes, Bios and the list goes on. In 2004 they released their second album called “Checkmate!” by Sony Music/Segundo Mundo records. That time they were involved with their band and musicians, it was the time they went to Europe with their Live Band format starting in 2005 and spreading the word in the old continent for excellent audiences at places like London Koko, Manchester Academy, Jazz Café, Dorm In Berg (Graz), Edinburg Usher Hall and many more. Their latest gigs on the live band format was at the Abu Dhabi’s Formula 1 grand prix and mostly gigs around Brazil. In 2007 the brothers started their own label called Bmr Music. With releases of artists like DJ Marky, Dynamite MC, XRS, Gilberto Gil, Ernesto, M Jazzy, Alex DB and themselves releasing in viny, cd and digital files distributed first by Nu Urban Music and now by Believe Digital both from the UK. Their third album, called Jungalistic, was out in 2009 and ironically brought the first drum and bass track ever produced by Drumagick, the homonymous track Jungalistic that was made in 1995 as an experiment an incorporated to Drumagick’s catalogue in 1997 when they started the project. The album was released by XRS’s label called Tupy Records, a compilation of twenty Drumagick odd sounds, samba and its variations. Voices of the real jungle, wild animals, reminding you of the everyday fight for survival. From 2010 to 2011 they worked in the release of their fourth album called “Dance Box”, released by Bmr Music, it was an ambitious project with great artists collaborators like Dynamite MC, Mark de Clive-Lowe, TC Izlam and the Zulu Nation, Fernanda Porto, Clara Moreno, Ernesto, Lizzie Rendall and the musicians of the Drumagick Live Band, Jose Nigro (Bass), Kuki Stolarski (Drums) and James Muller (Percussion). They still working on it’s release in 2012, there is two album samplers to be out by Bmr Music before it’s full digital release. At the moment the label is running with a regular schedule of releases with some Drumagick collabs with brazilian and international artists including bran new tracks plus compilations like the Sao Paulo Essential series EP and the “Dance Box” CD, stay tuned. Some important releases in the meanwhile is worth to mention here like the Innerground Records release “So Far Away” with an Electrosoul System track on the flip side, a remix together with DJ Marky for the track First Reaction by Laurent Garnier, the remix they did for Towa Tei on his classic track “Technova”, a remix for the Tru Thoughts artist TM Juke feat. Kinny on the track “Damn”, remixes for The Thunderballs on the track “Make Your Move” and See-I on the track “Soul Hit Man” still shaking booties on the dance floors and a few more. The brothers also got video game soudtracks on EA Games Fifa Street and Need For Speed “Nitro” editions.In Brazil they’ve been working on remixes and co- production with artists like Fernanda Porto, Sergio Britto (Titãs), Familia Lima, Funk Como Le Gusta and many others.This year they went to a very successful european tour playing in many cities with highlight to the Spring Festival in Graz/Austria where they played alongside Scratch Perverts and DJ Hype. Also in 2012 they released a great EP by Tru Thoughts records called Brazilian Summer Club with support from DJs like Gilles Peterson, Todla T, Rob Luis, Laurent Garnier, Mosca, Nicodemus and many more. There are some remixes to be out soon for artists like DJ Vadim for BBERecords and London Posse for Tru Thoughts plus a big release schedule on their own Bmr Music for 2013. European tours are already scheduled for 2013 as well and you can follow their music, podcasts and mixes by their mixcloud, soundcloud and podomatic profiles to be up to date about their releases and forthcoming music. The nu-samba is here to stay and it still rock the dance-floors from Brixton to Brooklyn.

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