Hailing from the depths of the Irish Countryside, Acra currently resides in London, where he has been working on his sound for the last 5 years with an almost obsessive attention to detail. Acra creates his washed out, ambient sounds by fusing his vintage cassette hardware with pristine production giving his music a distinctive sound and feel.
Zahn was born in Hameln in 1965. He first began experimenting with rudimentary audio equipment and keyboards when he was 15. Over the years he continued experimenting and developing his sound, even learning to play the clarinet at one point. In the late 80s he was dealing increasingly with synthesizers and turntablism and deconstruction of hip hop
beats. In 1989 Zahn began creating music with a collective of
electronic musicians in Munich. This collective, known as S.A.M., was
dedicated to creating live, free, electronic improvisational music and
operated in Germany.
Cam Chorder is a new face to the electronic scene. Originally created in London, UK.
With a sound focused on vintage synths and analogue sound sources.
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A truly innovative artist, Consequence has now released 3 full-length
albums on Exit Records that stand firmly as groundbreaking bodies of
work that have blown apart any boundaries previously thought the 170 BPM
framework was held to. Since breaking through in 2009 with releases on
Exit and Darkestral, he has worked with dBridge, Instra:mental, ASC and
more recently Joe Seven (as 'They Live'), further developing his own
unique take on bass-heavy electronica. His 2009 debut LP "Live for
Never" set the standard high and balanced traditional drum & bass
aesthetics with progressive production techniques to win plaudits from the wider electronic music scene
2011 this accomplished DJ/producer relocated to a new home in London,
UK and presented his second long-player of 2011 - the "Test Dream" LP
McLaren aka Consequence was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to New
Zealand early on in life where he found his love of music. Early
childhood experiments with a variety of instruments led to his love of
composition and melody. Utilizing these elements in his current
productions has given great variety in his sound and methods. At the age
of 17 he decided to leave NZ for London where he pursued a career in
music and played in a band as lead guitarist, performing in a number of
successful live shows which led to record deal for the band. During a
number of recording sessions at the Olympic studios (world famous for
recordings of Jimi Hendrix/Led Zeppelin) he developed an interest in
audio engineering and decided to move back to NZ to study this
profession. He became focused on Electronic production, specifically
drum & bass. In this time he honed his skills and took influence
from his previous musical experiences.
A chance meeting with
dBridge on tour in New Zealand in 2008 led to a friendship and musical
partnership that would see Consequence welcomed into the Exit Records /
Autonomic musical family at it's inception, and tracks like his own
'Fog' helped to design the very blueprint this sound was to build on.
His debut album 'Live For Never' for Exit Records stands as a bookmark
in time, when Drum and Bass welcomed sonic and stylistic experimentation
that stretched the boundaries of the 170 BPM bluprint into entirely new
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A veteran producer and one of the most experienced artists in drum &
bass, Darren White aka dBridge is an artist whose multiple
transformations and evolutions glide through a staggering list of
achievements. Over the course of a long and distinguished career, he has
been at the heart of some the most exciting collaborative partnerships
drum & bass has ever seen from Future Forces to Bad Company and
mostly recently Club Autonomic. Forging a strong bond with
Instra:mental, they showcased their Autonomic sound with an
award-winning Fabriclive mix CD, worldwide tour and residencies for
Fabric and Rinse FM. In 2011, dBridge returned the focus to his label
Exit Records with the Mosaic Vol. 1 compilation and more artist LPs as
he continues to be a mentor to the new breed of producers inspired by
his career. As a solo artist, dBridge remains versatile with his own
productions for Exit, Metalheadz, Reinforced, Hotflush, and more.
his love of music dates back much farther, Darren’s career began in
earnest in 1992 when he moved to London to make music with and produce
for his brother Steve (himself a successful solo artist and front-man
for the group ‘Spacek’). Catching the buzz of the nascent rave scene
along with his brother, he ventured out to club nights such as Roast and
the Astoria and drew inspiration from the deep dubby tones of the Jah
Shaka soundsystem. Darren soon found himself working with UK hardcore
group Armshouse Crew, the production posse responsible for Lennie De
Ice’s proto-jungle anthem ‘We are IE’ and began to master the synths and
samplers that were the source of this new sound.
1995 he linked with the Trouble on Vinyl camp, who released his first
solo production as dBridge, ‘Bring Da Flava b/w Keep it Real.’ It was
here, amongst like-minds and contemporaries, that he met fellow producer
Jason Maldini and the pair went on to form Future Forces. Their early
productions stood apart from rest and so a new imprint, Renegade
Hardware, was established to cater for the tougher, grittier sounds they
were creating. A steady string of releases followed, including the
classics ‘Dead by Dawn’ and ‘Triton’.
with two equally divisive producers, Fresh and Vegas, the scene-defining
Bad Company solidified dBridge’s next chapter. Creating a myriad of
anthems that to this day will be heard played (and rewound) any number
of times at any D&B night, in any city around the globe (‘Planet
Dust,’ ‘Hornet,’ ‘The Nine’), in BC’s 5+ years of working together, they
redefined dance -floor Drum and Bass. The notorious supergroup created
tracks – and 3 full-length albums – that will remain drum & bass
epitomes, tracks that will forever line the chapters of D&B history
In 2003, dBridge opened a new chapter with the first
release on his own label Exit Records. ‘Libra b/w The Bride’ was soon
followed by more solo outings, across a string of high profile labels
including Soul:r, Creative Source, Liquid V and Metalheadz.
than just a platform for his own music, Exit Records is the fruition of
a lifetime goal for Darren and has developed to encompass styles beyond
strictly drum & bass. Exit Versus plays host to dBridge’s
collaborations with other artists and the first three singles saw him
cross swords with the likes of Commix, Concord Dawn, A.I. and Fierce.
Exit Aptitude by contrast focuses on individual artists at the top of
their game and includes specially commissioned artwork in a limited
edition vinyl package. Previous volumes have included luminaries such as
Calibre, Survival, Rufige Kru and Instra:mental, each providing music
with integrity and longevity and enhancing Exit’s reputation as a label
with the strictest quality control.
In 2008, Exit
released dBridge’s first solo LP ‘The Gemini Principle’ to widespread
critical acclaim with several tracks showcasing his talents as a
vocalist as well as a producer, a sure sign of a confident artist not
afraid to stamp his own personality on his music. A vocal appearance on
Martyn’s ‘These Words’ and further solo singles like 'Wonder Where' and
'Inner Disbelief' have gone on to cement the dBridge vocal as a
distinctive, unique instrument.
Around the time of his
'Gemini Principle' LP, dBridge crossed paths with two equally
open-minded kindred spirits, Instra:mental, and eventually formed a
creative alliance as Autonomic. which spawned a club night, a podcast,
an umbrella for their labels, and, most crucially, a sound. Together the
trio presented the cult followed 12-episode (or “layer”) monthly
Autonomic podcast series, gaining worldwide acclaim with over 60,000
downloads and a dedicated league of non-D&B listeners. Exploring
their influences across all styles and time periods – in addition to
teasing unreleased productions that sat somewhere in-between several
genres – the podcasts set a precedence that caused the entire electronic
music scene to take notice. Effortlessly blurring lines, the Autonomic
sound was showcased on their award-winning ‘FABRICLIVE 50’ mix CD, a
radio show on Rinse FM, a globe-spanning tour, as well as an Autonomic
club residency at Fabric.
With the standard set high by
his debut solo LP, Exit followed up with albums from Survival,
Consequence, Black Pocket (Steve Spacek) Genotype, They Live
(Consequence & Joe Seven), and most recently a compilation album
'Mosaic Vol 1' which showcased the cream of new talent alongside Exit
Records veterans. Add to this many influential singles from artists
like Synkro & Indigo, ASC, Code 3 and more, and it is immediately
evident why Exit Records has become one of the most influential
electronic music labels operating today.
As for DJing,
dBridge is now cemented as one of the most important, and innovative
DJ's on not just the Drum and Bass scene, but the electronic music
circuit. dBridge has been representing for A Bunch of Cuts at their new
London residency, at Fabric as part of the Club Autonomic residency, as
well as breaking new ground by playing at Berlin’s home for techno, the
legendary Berghain club….not forgetting his tours of clubs and festivals
the world over, including Japan, Australia & New Zealand.
2011, along with creating more scene stealing solo productions, Exit
Records' musical direction and artist stable has become the main focus
for dBridge's attention. Constantly exploring the potential and
boundaries of drum & bass music and staying several steps ahead of
the rest, it seems inevitable that he will eternally remain one of the
leading lights in independent underground music.
Jordi Saludes aka D-Fried is a producer & dj from Barcelona, and has published various albums, eps and a long list of 12″ in european labels with projects like Slow Bullets, Allied Force or Isla Zebra. Under his D-Fried moniker, mixes electronic textures and urban ambiental sounds with intrincate rhythms, building with ordinary noises and subtile digital melodies, soundtracks for a city travellers … After his first album “Clouds Leave No Trace” on Phonocake reaches few top best netlabel album in 2009, he apeared in some compillations in Europe and Japan in labels like Lemongrass Music, Force Intel / Mille Plateaux, Mizukage Recs, Disboot, etc… In his second album "The Lost Tomorrow" on Discontinu Records, D-Fried plays the eternal ying and yang circle, the two complementary forces that reigns over the becoming, recreating with its sounds urban spaces that look like empty, but certainly have life inside wich is about to explode.
Lucid Dream. The dreamer may be able to exert some degree of control over their participation within the dream or be able to manipulate their imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Subconscious emotions and senses become real to the dreamer. Disappear Here.
Kero conducts visual and aural investigations that are concerned with ideas of the diametric and intermediary. Subsequently, the ephemeral nature of electronic culture, the “rave” experience and aesthetics offers a microcosm to explore similar elements in popular culture. The result is music that blurs genres from hip-hop to the most rarified of techno experiments, video art which stirs faint recollections of print and televised media, and a design language that has ingrained itself upon the most celebrated electro-cultural market in the world
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Manchester’s Joe McBride pens elaborate, emotive & intellectual soundscapes, drawing in influences across a spectrum of bass culture and electronica. Having released with Exit Records, Brownswood, Styrax, Auxiliary & Med School, as well as remixes for Model 500, Snow Patrol, Lowb & a plethora more, Synkro has most recently found a home at R&S sister label ‘Apollo’. Major support for Synkro’s music has come from names like Chris Coco, Giles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Prefuse 73 and dBridge. A truly staple artist in the timeline of UK Bass.