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Outrage

There’s astonishing depth contained within Nomine’s music. His releases to date have displayed a vast breadth of ideas and an intrinsic ear for space and sound design. His sound is an immediately distinctive sound: echo-drenched melodies that drift like a distant brass chorus, sub-bass as soft and powerful as an ocean current, and turbulent, continually shifting percussion. These traits are put to the service of deep and driving dubstep tracks, rooted in UK soundsystem culture and rave history, which explode outwards to swallow dancefloors whole.

However, he stresses, dubstep’s structures provide only one possible framework to contain a much wider range of musical interests. “Anything pure is good and exciting for me,” he says. “I have always kept a reasonable distance from the politics and rules of genres. I dip in and out to see what is going on, and then do my own thing. This is important for me, as I don’t want to get blinded or confused with what I want to do as a composer. My inspiration could quite easily come from an avant-garde/music concretè composition by Pierre Schaeffer, as could it from old Horsepower, dub, drum & bass, house or techno records, and everything in between.”

Comparatively little is known about the shadowy producer’s origins, but he has a long history within electronic music – he reveals that he used to play music on Rinse FM back in the late 90s, and is a student and lecturer of advanced music technology. “I am fascinated with taking sounds and transforming them into something far beyond their original form, creating new, previously non-existent sounds and unique virtual instruments,” he reflects, and it’s certainly possible to hear those interests expressing themselves in ‘Searching’ and ‘Nomine’s Sound’ for Tempa. Both are beguiling combinations of organic and synthetic sounds, never quite settling on any form, their aquatic reverberations evoking images of future cities drowned beneath the waves. Nomine’s tracks first found their way into the world during a guest mix from Amit on Youngsta’s Rinse FM show, before growing outwards from there and being supported by the likes of Giles Peterson, J:Kenzo, Plastician, Toddla T, Annie Mac and Nihal.

“I like the pace of 140bpm music,” he says of writing dubstep tracks. “It allows for more space, groove and dynamics. This culture has also shown that there doesn’t need to be so many rules and restrictions for artists, which opens up creative flow and keeps things interesting.” Indeed, with a growing number of fellow artists equally concerned with intricate grooves and carefully sculpted dancefloor dynamics – such as scene figurehead Youngsta, J:Kenzo, Amit Icicle and VIVEK – Nomine is poised among a generation of dubstep and experimental electronic producers reclaiming the style from mainstream club restrictions, and turning it once again into a vehicle for potent exploration.

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Solace

Solace is a Belgium based producer and DJ that set his first steps in the drum and bass scene in 2015. He immediately set his mind on the deeper side of the genre, and hasn’t left it yet.

He started his producing career with his “Avenoir EP” and has been moving through the ranks ever since.

In 2016 he released a track part of a ‘various artist’ EP on the late Belgian imprint Rumble recordings, and a single on Modular Carnage.
This year also holds another highlight which is winning the dj competition from Sun And Bass in Sardinia, on which he played again the year after.

2017 is also the year he played at the well respected Ghent based Star Warz and released his first tune on the Belgian Halogen Music. Solace also established his sound further with releases on Terabyte, T3k Recordings and Modular Carnage.

Solace got introduced to Lifestyle in 2018 with a collaboration between M-zine, Scepticz and himself, and later in the year with a track on the “Belgian Connection LP”. This year also saw the release of the well received “New Era EP”, the Paroxysm – Forbidden Affection single on Ronin Ordinance and a self-released EP.
2018 also marks the year he played at one of the biggest drum and bass events of Europe, Rampage, as part of the Space Pirates crew.
Besides the releases and djing, he also joined the Steamteam, a Ghent based drum and bass concept.

Continuing in 2019, he sent his big six-tracker the “Broken Mirror EP” into the world on Halogen Music and another tune on Ronin Ordinance, part of the Genso series.

Solace has already made a mark, but he is not at all easing up. He keeps on grinding away, making tunes to show the world what he’s got.
Don’t forget to keep an eye on him, or you might just miss out.

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Nick Modern

Surrounded in controversy, Nick Burne’s rise as ‘Data’ through the ranks of Drum & Bass production spawned a whole new generation of production and engineering approaches.

Now in 2013, with releases on some of the biggest labels around and his album ‘Making Simple Things Complex’ under his belt, Nick reveals his new alias, Nick Modern showcasing new techniques and sounds.

Nick has also worked as an engineer and ‘button pusher’ in the studio for several acts.

Engineering credits include, Goldie, Burial, Cameo, Utah Jazz, Kathy Brown, Rapid, Krept & Konan, Bianca Simmone, Kele Le Roc, Faith, Scrufizzer and more…

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BMA

Drum and Bass DJ since 1996. Host of online radio shows “Eclipse”, “The Vast Parlor” and “The Everything Sound” from 1998 to 2018. Recent releases on Onset Audio, Nervosa, Boey Audio, Seminal Sounds, Tactical Audio, and Industrial Coast. Founding member of the 412DNB crew. Former clothing sales guy at Breakbeat Science.

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Kop-Z

Kop-Z is an up and coming producer and DJ located in Manchester specialising in the deep and dark side of drum and bass. Expect broken beats and the more experimental form of the music at 170bpm. With more releases on the way and various releases already, expect big things…

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Personnage

German Sokolov, aka Personnage, got his hands on his first DAWs after he dropped out of music school, where he studied piano.

2007 through 2011 he featured as part of C.V.I, a technoid-dnb project based in Vyborg.

Having discovered Ableton back in 2012, German delved into the world of music production and deep experimental sound design, all the while being a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.

Later on, fate brought him together with Arthur Ghostek and Alexander Nami. The trio laid the foundation of Ghost Syndicate – a widely celebrated sample laboratory whose signature sounds can be heard in biggest releases worldwide.

Having spawned a plethora of renowned sample packs and templates, Personnage got back into making his own music, spurred by his growing passion for hardware synthesizers and experimental sides of Techno and Drum’n’Bass.

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Eusebeia

Being the most famous drum’n’bass producer in Ukraine, who subdued such respected labels as DSCI4 and Moving Shadow, Alexander Pavlenko aka Sunchase successfully continues to operate in a variety of musical styles. His debut album “Static Nitro”, released in late spring 2010, became the album of the month according to the Mixmag magazine. After that, Alexander has focused on the organization of his own label Kvadrat, which was released the second vinyl “In The Water / A Girl From Saturn”, produced in collaboration with Nastia. In the near future, the completion of the catalog label by new works of Sunchase is already expected.

Parallel to this, Alexander became interested in producing dubstep, and preparing to publish two fresh tunes. In his future plans — serious work in techno and house directions.