BIO FOR: Current Value
Berlin's Tim Eliot represents the top percentile of European drum & bass producers. With substantial training in classical piano, he began dabbling in electronic music in 1992. Several years later he began receiving recognition on local Berlin radio stations and a series of irrefutably classic 12"s ensued. Seminal works on Don Q and Position Chrome catapulted Current Value into a literal phase of underground superstardom.
Shortly thereafter, he also began playing live in his hometown and subsequently in other places in Europe and in the USA. The early Position Chrome releases like 'Creative Robot', 'Skybreaker', and 'Bass Riot' were very well received... particularly in North America.
The decidedly dark and often dissonant sound of the techstep revolution resonated with many disenfranchised junglists as well as electronica listeners; spearheaded in part by Current Value.
With numerous singles and 4 LP's, Current Value left an indelible impression on the drum & bass and techno genres. With subsequent appearances on renowned labels like DonQ Records (Ger), Ruff-Teck (NL), Klangkrieg (Ger), Phantom Noise (Ger), NoBreaks (Ger), and Soothsayer Recordings, Current Value has continued to produce quality drum & bass for the dancefloor as well as the living room audience.
In 2004, after 1 year of education, he received his Diploma at the School of Audio Engineering SAE - enhancing his production values and abilities even further. In mid 2005 Soothsayer released the first of several Current Value 12"s. Successive releases including a split 12" w/ Kid Kryptic (Soothsayer/Theoretic), and the monumental "The Unspoken" EP underscore the growing quality and number of Current Value releases.
In 2006, Current Value has delivered even bigger and better tunes with his new work for Soothsayer Recordings, Intransigent Recordings, the ultimate UK labels Obscene Recordings and Tech Itch, Counterstrikes label Algorythm and the amazing US based Evol Intent Recordings. Current Value has also begun collaboration with SPL (Tech Itch, Freak, Lost Soul), Limewax (Freak, Tech Freak, Tech Itch, L/B), Counterstrike (Algorythm, Future Sickness, ...) and Raiden (Offkey, Freak, Position Chrome) and has provided tunes for various of the mentioned finest drum'n'bass labels. Being part of the "Freak Family" he is booked through Anger Management and plays sets frequently all around the globe.
In december 2007 the famous label owner of Freak Recordings Dylan. In late 2009 he releases his next full length album on Freak Recordings called "2012 - The Day Of Silence".
In 2009 he also started a project with Dean Rodell called "Machine Code" working on new Drum and Bass tunes as well as Dubstep and Quarter Step tunes and playing alot of MC-live shows.
In early 2010 Current Value presents a further album available on Subsistenz on the 12th of April 2010 on 5x Vinyl, Double CD & MP3. Current Value is now officially sponsored by NORD. INTERVIEWS:
BIO FOR: Sinister Souls
Adriaan de Koning (Antistar) and Fred Huurdeman (Kwanto) are the
working force behind Sinister Souls.
The Sinister Souls are a producers-duo hailing from the city of Utrecht (The Netherlands).
Their music contains elements of Drum n Bass, Breakcore, Techno and Dubstep.
Variation is a key element, no moments of dozing off into endless monotone subs and continues beats.
They set out for the noise that makes you want to jump up, run around and put on your bassface.
They claimed international exposure with their debut (Definition of Silence EP) on Rottun Recordings.
Their tunes getting worldwide support by the likes of Nicon, Excision, Black Sun Empire, Borgore, SPL, Culprate, Cooh and more.
BIO FOR: Shadow Conspiracy
Starting music production in 1996 shadowconspiracy dabbled in many a genre before finding drum n bass as a favourite sound, then as dubstep came along that too bacame a staple output from this dark producer. now with support from dj`s across the globe and releases on a number of prestigious labels....including SECTION 8, REQUIEM AUDIO, VERI LO RECORDS, GAMMA AUDIO and GRADIENT AUDIO with further signings to come, you can be sure that 2011 will be a big year for shadowconspiracy. Also in the works is a return to drum n bass for this producer.....WATCH THIS SPACE!!
BIO FOR: Balkansky
Balkansky is the name for the Ivan Shopov's dubstep and brain dance music.
Ivan Shopov has started making electronic music 12 years ago and now he is well known dubstep producer and dj released a lot of vinyls and digital releases for labels such as Wicky Lindows, Kuker, Ad Noiseam and Rottun.
Coming from Bulgaria, his biggest inspiration is the nature and the mountains and that is where the name Balkansky came from, as Balkan is the name of the mountain chain in Bulgaria where he was grown.
Working in the spheres of dubstep, trip hop, idm (brain dance), ethno and acid jazz he has released his debut album called "Kuker" in 2009, mixing electronic music with Bulgarian folklore together with the ethno music legend Theodosii Spassov and managed by the art director of Kuker Music Ivo Christov.
Toured all over the globe with his dj set and live project with Theodosii Spassov and Ivo Christov, he have raised the attention of promoters and labels worldwide.
Balkansky has played so far in Australia, Mexico, Colombia, New Zealand,United Kingdome, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Holland, Hungary, France and many more...
Currently working on more projects and releases, also on the second album for Kuker Music.
BIO FOR: Sick Cycle
Sick Cycle, or Michael West and Levon Maeder, are engineers of mechanical, bass orientated noise. Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, Sick Cycle are dedicated to the aggressive and metallic side of music, and are the brutal face of New Zealands sinister dubstep side.
Their tracks on Rottun and Section 8 Recordings pay testiment to the sheer force behind their sound - releasing music alongside industry heavyweights like Excision and Current Value. Their 'Smoke & Mirrors EP' on Section 8 Recordings was the number one download on digital tunes for two weeks consistently, and across all genres - not just dubstep. Their track 'Mutate' also on Section 8 Recordings, appears on the Best Dubstep of 2010 CD released by Future-Dnb - more proof of the quality production from Sick Cycle.
The future for Sick Cycle starts with their record label, Sick Cycle Records. The label is an outlet for a wider variety or tracks, including dubstep,jungle, and drum n bass, and is releasing music on websites like digital tunes and chemical records. In addition, each year Sick Cycle Records will release an exclusive CD of the years best tunes, available only in New Zealand at an exclusive release party held in Christchurch.
BIO FOR: Loop Stepwalker
Jordi Calviño Pedreira a.k.a Loop Stepwalker
Born at A Coruña (Spain) 1985. That young restless mind is one of the spanish Dubstep Mainheads, ruling a unstopping label like Culture Assault / Cultdub and having time to do what he loves over all, his music. Moving constantly, he's always on many projects, with well known artists and has been sharing decks with very big names on the DNB & Dubstep scenes, spreading his talent all over spain and part of europe, playing at the best venues of the style and big festivals make loop stepwalker a sure shot for delivering dancefloor madness everytime he gets on the decks...
Supported and collaborating with people like Cooh/Balkansky, Broken Note, Sinister Souls, Niveau Zero,Vibromaster and Redub +many more.
Stay tuned for more filth and surprises...