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…
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.
Tonight is a double whammy with two of Cape Towns favourites – the Skam and AK47.
Believe it or not The Skam is a really nice guy that hangs around Cape Towns nightclubs, bars and house parties from time to time.
He is known for playing an eclectic style of high energy smooth running bass riddling feel good tech-step electro and drum & bass.
AK needs no introduction, with a DJ career spanning from the legendary Alternation parties leading down a long path to ultimately opening his own club and bar – Fiction on Long Street.
AK funks it up like no other, with a versatile range of beats – enjoy!
We have SFR gracing the studio tonight from 9-10pm!
Check out a free release from him here: http://www.djsfr.com/
Over the last 7 years, SFR has built up a solid reputation as the “go to guy” for quality South African Bass Music. A testament to this is his extensive discography of 12” vinyl releases on international labels including the massive UK-based imprints, Trouble On Vinyl and Zombie Recordings.
In 2008, the signature SFR sound began to evolve and he took on the dance music behemoth that is Dubstep. He has since focused on developing a unique style within the genre by adding a unique South African influence to a heavy bass-led sound, with emphasis aimed squarely at the dance floor. This has proven successful and again saw SFR line up a string of vinyl releases on UK and US based labels including Guinea Pig, Grid Recordings, Hollow Point and W10 Recordings.
Last year saw SFR work closely with a few renowned South African artists including Jack Parow and Van Coke Kartel, amongst others. He’s the producer behind Jack Parow’s smash hit “Byellville” and officially remixed Van Coke Kartel’s single “Ondier Kom” off their “Skop, Skiet en Donder” album.
Aside from being a studio wunderkind, SFR has also made a name for himself in the world of performance. He’s played electrifying sets across South Africa and has toured Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden and the UK on numerous occasions since 2007.
When asked what he has lined up next, SFR confirmed that he will be reuniting with long time partner and collaborator, Niskerone “on a new studio and stage project” as well as working on more music with Afrikaans hero, Jack Parow.
We also have some funny interviews with various DJs and patrons at the Far Too Loud gig – including Dublusion, Half Life, Riot Squad, George Daniel, The Omen, Dave Love and more!
Lending his hand to musical mayhem since he was 12, Cape Town based Bruce Willis?? has crafted his style and his work based on, not his ego or his enormous “heart” but rather his love for people, the city he grew up in, his love for pounding, boody breaking, boody shaking bass.
Like so many self-taught DJ’s in Cape Town, Tyron aka Bruce Willis?? has made it to where his has with hard work and determination.
Bruce Willis?? was born out of Tyron’s true character, his “unbreakable” spirit and his pursuit of hard core, bass heavy, beat ready musical madness but most importantly, Bruce Willis was born out of the fact that he doesn’t take himself too seriously and enjoys a good party, just as much as the next guy. A little naughty, a lot nice.
We also have Far Too Loud ticket competition for the gig on Saturday, as well as tickets to give away for the Mutha launch party on the 5th August!
This week on the XXXL Bass Show, we feature an exclusive interview with the epic Stickbubbly from Canada.
Stickbubbly has been producing electronic music since 2005. During this time, he has blessed the world with various dance floor driven tracks leaning towards the bass music genres. As testament to the quality of his music – Stickbubbly received the Toronto Drum and Bass Award for Best Breakthrough Producer in 2009. His style covers various genres including dubstep, drum n bass and dubstep.
We chat to him about his production style, then into a 30 minute drumstep mix of Stickbubbly tracks.
He is released on Betamorph Recordings – check out the Betamorph Facebook Page
’Whatcha Want’ Beastie Boys remix will be coming out on Stickbubbly’s new EP, forthcoming on Betamorph Recordings.
Grab the track for free download here http://betamorphrecordings.com/?p=1896
Here is a soundcloud limited edition archive of the show.
We also have ticket giveaways for the Far Too Loud gig at Zula on the 30th July, and the Mutha Official Launch party on the 5th August!
Check older blog posts for details on how to enter.
The XXXL BASS crew hit Mystic Boer in Stellenbosch tomorrow night from 9PM. Catch the unparalleled sounds of Microstripe, The Skam and JDL Quake in a trilogy of bass tsunami waves. Expect cutting edge and funked up bass fueled music to get down to! This is about dancing, having fun and letting go and it is guaranteed to be extra-extra-extra large! Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of South Africa’s most salted and longest standing Drum n Bass DJs live in the mix. Expect tons of new and even unreleased material and of course some well known classics in a high energy mix of outstanding quality tunage! For more info check out the Facebook Page
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 email@example.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!
On this weeks show we feature Sir George Daniel himself. If you havent caught this guy live, then here is your not-to-be-missed chance. It’s going to be hot-hot-hot. We say it like that for only that reason! So if you diggin the sound of cutting edge BASS MUSIC and loving LIFE. Listen to the show online (or from your mobile) between 8 and 10PM (GMT+2) tonight. Extra-Extra-Extra-Large-BASS! http://www.muthafm.com