XXXL Bass Show 26 October – Featuring Phaze

For the next show we bring you Alex Marais.

He began his DJ’ing career back in 2008, at the tender age of 16. Among his first events was the hosting of MHP which, due to popular demand, was brought back twice over the years with MHP2 and MHP3 respectively. Alex’s taste in music has changed quite a bit from the early days of commercial tunes to his current love of drum and bass bangers which continues to grow exponentially.

In 2010, he won the Next Generation DJ competition held at Bliss Lounge, where he has played several times as well as Butterfly Studios, Springboks Newlands, Teen Fest and Club 91.

So far, 2011 has seen Alex play the Ridd’ems party at Blizzards and the Dubnation party at the late Tequila Town as well as becoming the winner of both the Brick City Competition at Fiction DJ Bar and the Fukkit Competition at Dakota. He is now also the resident DJ for The Warehouse Project, where he has played alongside the likes of Narch.

Alex now has to focus on splitting his time between his studies, DJ’ing and producing his own tracks. He intends to release his forthcoming EP, on Dubflex Records by mid-July 2011. The EP will include Breach and Vengeance – two of his most prolific tracks to date.

Phaze is definitely going places, and fast, so keep an eye out for him because he could just be the next big ting!

Jessi G Live in Cape Town

Top female Drum n Bass DJ from the UK, DJ Jessi G has landed in Cape Town and is ready to rip up Fiction on Friday 20 October 2011! Don’t miss this lady in action supported by your Cape Town favourites SFR, AK-47 and XXXLs very own JDL Quake. More info on the Facebook.

WIN!!!  We are giving away 2 sets of double tickets, so if you are keen to win them – email us at: info@xxxlbass.com and give us your name.

XXXL Bass Show 14 September – Audiophile 021

Steve Elsworth AKA Audiophile021 is an unquantifiable music powerhouse. A Sound engineer by trade, he spends most of his life enveloped in chords and rhythm. A DJ and producer – He perfectly marries solid production steeped in pure quality and original style, all the while making and playing tracks that rock a crowd to the floor boards.

Initially rooted in Rock and Metal, Audiophile021 quickly began flirting with electronic music, and his love affair with crunchy basslines and body-thumping drums rapidly grew into obsessive passion.

Audiophile021 has steadily ammased a music catalogue to put most to shame, and is set to take over with his blend of Glitchy, bit-driven dubstep, and heavily drum and synth laden deep techno.

His unrivalled natural energy is the life force behind a man who is as prolific as he is talented, injecting his infectious personality into every release and mix.

This is definitely an artist to keep your eye on.

http://www.sshadoworkss.co.za/artist/audiophile021

http://soundcloud.com/audiophile021

Biscope – Kalli Weed (Audiophile 021 West Coast Remix)

Metallica – Battery (Audiophile 021 Dubstep Remix) MASTER

http://myspace.com/audiophile021

http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/audiophile021

http://www.reverbnation.com/audiophile021

http://onabreakrecords.com/

Microstripe @ Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey was born on the 26th December 2010 in the run-down garden of District Six Cafe. Since then the event has moved to Amadoda’s Braai in Woodstock, and happens every two weeks.

R20 gets you through the door, you can choose to buy Amadodas braai food, cooked to perfection or one of their braai packs which you can cook yourself. Fire drums are provided.
Its an afternoon filled with bass, beers and braai.

If you look closely, you may see Microstripe as a tiny speck in the distance.

Last Sunday’s event was off the hook, with over 800 people through the doors.

You can see more info on their Facebook page.

XXXL Bass Show 7 September – Blitzkrieg

For every person, something changes within them once they hear their first electro song. An awakening occurs. A passion begins. Some enjoy the party and appreciate good music; others make it a lifestyle. Something changed in the wee little German lad all those years ago; praising a mixtape, Crookers brought him to life. The German lad put DJ Sammy and Evermore aside, for far better beats to live for.

Cape Town’s electronica scene exploded. With parties hosted by Arcade, Untamed Youth and Rub-A-Dub-Something bringing a regular installment of sex music to the children of Cape Town, a following grew and amidst the crowd, young wee Blitzkrieg found his calling. Beginning as a mixer, inspired by Crookers, Blitzkrieg’s DJing style evolved with the scene; dabbling in drum and bass and dubstep, until finally settling on a distinct and versatile sound.

Every musician starts out in someone or others basement, and after having played at several house parties, Blitzkrieg had his first taste of the limelight. After winning a spot on the Brickcity line up, Blitzkrieg commanded the Fiction Dj booth, delivering a flawless set to a room of eager sweaty beatfreaks. From there, his career has flourished; a regular at Dansville, a collaboration with LG Fritz and Jonny Robotix, has seen Blitzkrieg join the Fukk It crew in hosting regular parties all over Cape Town and delivering a serious mix of electro, dubstep and the like.

Making the jump from mixing to producing, a promising future as on of Cape Town’s up and coming DJ’s awaits the wee German lad. Blitzkrieg will deliver a mess of original sound; distortion of hair raising quality and beats to jolt your pulse. Don’t wander about in the breaks, get lost in the music.

‘Blitzkrieg’ literally means ‘lightning war,’ and he’s going to burn this city down.

All the sweaty 20-somethings are demanding his encore. If you can hear them, you’ve been at the bar too long…

XXXL Bass Show 31 August – Marci-X

With a strong passion for a wide variety of music and childhood dream of always wanting to become a DJ, Marci X set out to bring the dirt, as well as the illest sets in the north.

Marci X started DJ’ing from the age of 18, after many years of dabbling with the electronic genre as well as being the front man of Durbanville’s Deathcore sensation, “Lines of Separation”. Soon after the split of “Lines of Separation” Marci X decided that it was time chase his dream and push into the scene, shortly securing a weekly spot at Edward street’s, Cafe Venezia(Cafe V).

This soon led to an offer for a residency at the infamous Cheetah’s to headline their weekly Student night parties, keeping the Drum & Bass and Dubstep scene alive and thriving in the Bellville/Brackenfell area.

After his debut set with the big boys at DANSVILLE along side SFR, Dynamo & more, Marci X has landed a Resident spot at Durbanville’s premium Drum ‘n Bass/Dubstep monthly show “Ridd’ems” and is sure to be turning heads with the grittiest basslines in the Cape.

WIN TICKETS TO MUTHA FM LAUNCH

We are launching the new MuthaFM studio inside LA Vie an Sea Point with a huge bash at Trinity.

We have a lot of tickets to give away so if you keen on winning some, do the following 4 EZ things:

1. “Like” the Mutha FM Page here: MuthaFM Facebook page

2 RSVP as “Attending” on the Facebook event, here: MuthaFM Launch event

3. “Like” the XXXL BASS Page here: XXXL Bass Page

4. Email us on info@xxxlbass.com and give us the name of one DJ playing at the event.

Remember to give us your Facebook Profile Name so we can see if you joined the group.

This is going to be huge, so be sure to mark it in your diary!

Bangstep, drumhop, glitchbounce and others

Getting to grips with the ins and outs of electronic music genres and subgenres can be a daunting proposition.. but fear not.

Over the next few weeks we will be featuring some of the genres that XXXL Bass considers as part of its family. We generally play music from the following genres: drum n bass, dubstep, breaks, glitch hop, and drumstep, however as music is constantly evolving, we evolve with it and are always searching for new sounds and genres to enjoy.

We’ll start by exploring the well known ones that have been around for 10-15 years, and then dig deeper into the newer and lesser known genres.  Some of the areas covered will be general characteristic sounds of the genre, prolific artists and labels, and some more technical aspects for those DJs out there such as BPMs per genre, and some production tips.

So keep an eye out for those installments each week – demystifying the music!