XXXL Bass Show 12 October – Mr Bong

A DJ/Singer/Songwriter and Sound Engineer, this Musician and Producer, Mr Bong has always been a long-term exploiter of anything that incorporates a broken beat with adventures in Breaks, Dubstep, Drum and Bass and Hip Hop. Mr Bong has always favoured the vinyl side of DJ’ing but over the last 4 years he has taken his sound and performance to new levels through the use of Ableton Live, blending his sets with samples, live drum edits and on the fly live elements with the use of Akai APC 40 and Ozonic Keyboard.

Mr Bong is also one of the founding members of the Two Twiggs Xperiment, that specializes in promoting/producing events, as well as managing and developing artists and DJ’s through the DJ agency. Also responsible for some of the biggest names in music coming to South Africa like Diesel Boy, Cargo 77, DJ Vadim (Ninja Tunes), Pendulum, General Midi and Freq Nasty.

With various tours abroad, Mr Bong has played at clubs like Mylo & the Booze Club in Athens and Thessaloniki respectively and even managed to bring his unique style to the Greek Isles of Naxos and Crete while playing at events organized by Plenty and Zoltan Tribe. Mr Bong has also played in Amsterdam at Chicago Boom with long term collaborator MPI Project, one half of the production duo DaChron. While residing in the U.K, Mr Bong secured 4 monthly residency Loco and Fracture Clinic events at TIMBUK2 in Bristol. Mr Bong has also made an appearance at Pump at the Prince Club in Brixton, London as well as at Bar Knowledge, hosted by Knowledge Magazine at Café 1001 in London.

Moving to the U.K in early 2007 Mr Bong has focused on his production skills and the completion of his forthcoming album “Bongville Stomp” which will feature artists from South Africa, England, Japan and China. While in the UK, Mr Bong joined Reggae Afrobeat and Hip Hop band, Trenton and Free Radical. Trenton and Free Radical have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe with Mr Bong playing keys and samples for the band on an Ozonic Midi keyboard, Ableton and Akai APC40.

Some of the festivals they have played over the last 8 months include Standon Calling (Standon – England), Beach Break Live (Wales), Trans Festival (Belfast), EuroCulture (Manchester – England) with a special appearance at the British Museum in honour of Mr Mandela’s birthday on International Mandela day July 2010.

Mr Bong has played alongside International big names like; Diesel Boy, Cargo 77, DJ Woody (ITF World Champ), DJ Vadim (Ninja Tunes), Tom Novy, Pendulum, King Unique, General Midi, Radio Slave VS Rekids, Jay Haze and Freq Nasty. He has made appearances at festivals like RAMFest, Rezonance NYE Festival, Oppikoppi, Woodstock, Flux festivals and the SABC YOUTH DAY CONCERT in Newtown 2005.

http://www.twotwiggs.com

http://www.breakbeat.co.za

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XXXL Bass Show 5 October – LG Fritz

LG Fritz started to DJ at the age of 18 while living in the UK. Learning on vinyl and being an avid listener of dance music since the age of 14, he quickly picked up the knowledge and skills and began to play Hard House and Trance. This quickly led to sets all around the UK playing amongst some of the best underground DJs in the scene.

Slowly his musical tastes evolved to a new sound emerging from the underground, Electro. LG Fritz was hooked and soon started to promote a monthly event, Audiotronic, showcasing the best up and coming Electro, Breaks and Techno DJ’s.

At the age of 21 LG Fritz made the move back to his country of birth, South Africa, in 2007. He took some time away from the DJ scene to concentrate on various other projects including working on some original tracks and remixes.

After an extended break from DJing, LG Fritz decided to get back into what he loved the most, playing driving, hard bassline driven music. LG Fritz can be heard playing anything from Dubstep, Electro, Drum & Bass and Breaks.

LG Fritz is partner and promoter of Minimix To The Max blog, runs the Fukk It parties along side Jonny Robotix, Blitzkrieg and Grimehouse. LG Fritz represents On a Break Records as a DJ as well as being signed to West Coast Pro artist management agency and becoming resident at the up and coming event Ridd’ems.

LG Fritz has had mixes featured on Mutha FM (as well as a recent live mix on air), UKDNB Radio station, Kush Lifestyle website (with DJ Profile) and has done a feature mix for MyCityByNight blog.

XXXL Bass Show 21 September – Halflife

Half-Life was born and bred in the city Cape Town, South Africa and had been on the Dubstep and Drum & Bass scene, since the beginning of 2010. He just recently started to produce his own Dubstep tunes and hopes to have an EP out soon. His song choice and style of mixing is something not to be missed! He drops the Filthiest tunes..ALWAYS!

His sets will make your heads nod and your bodies move, with his low pass filth.

Find him online:

Facebook

Twitter

Soundcloud

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.

XXXL Bass Show 24 August – Skam and AK47

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!

XXXL Bass Show 3 August – SFR

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!

XXXL Bass Show 27 July – Bruce Willis??

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!