The Upbeats are a drum and bass production duo consisting of Jeremy Glenn and Dylan Jones from Wellington, New Zealand. They also produce various other genres of music including dubstep (as Crushington) and breaks.
The All Seeing Hand recognises progress.
The All Seeing Hand facilitates progress.
The All Seeing Hand is progress.
Extraction is progress.
Conversion is progress.
The All Seeing Hand converts.
The All Seeing Hand are collaborators in conversion. Alphabethead provides a dense weaved fabric of sounds, culled through filters and needles. He has created the subliminal future from the carcasses of redundant songs. Jonny Marks breathes your spent breath and mumbled words, and exhales harmonically rich vocals; while you struggle to decipher his language your synapses are firing new paths. B Michael Knight hears your heart and beats it irregular. While your chest collapses with pounding toms, your brain pulsates with frantic snares.
The All Seeing Hand is comprised of Alphabethead (masterful Turntablist gestated in the Hip Hop battle scene before branching into every direction at once, working everything from orchestral gamelan and Inuit folk music to post-punk and electronica into his compositions) Jonny Marks on vocals (a true sonic explorer, traditionally-trained Mongolian throat-singer and high-energy front-person) and Benjamin Knight on drums (trained in the energy of DIY punk and hardcore, tightly binding the whole sound together with drumming that is equal parts driving and frantic).
Ghetto Sunrise have been hailed as the New Face of New Zealand Drum and Bass, bringing you a fine fusion of drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep and live electronica.
Their 2014-released album sees the band depart from the roots-inspired electronica of their debut EP, and move into a hard and heavy realm to deliver an album with energetic live drum and bass sound.
“Ghetto Sunrise is comprised of heavy drum and bass fanatics and we felt that it was time to return to our roots and release something with a harder edge, whilst still maintaining the characteristic dynamics our fans love us for,” says Joel.
Founded in 2013, band members are:
Joel C Blood – Guitars, Vocals, Synths, Programming
Josh Burke – Guitars, BV’s
“B-sey” – Bass, Synths
The band welcomes new guest member Emma Petera, who sings lead vocals on ‘Lost and Higher’ on their 2014 album.
This awesome band are a live drum and bass act from New Zealand. They are known for their live shows and blend of heavy soul with drum and bass.
The band have made appearances at prominent festivals including Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Big Day Out, and Parklife. In addition, the band has had many sold-out performances across Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Band members are: Sambora, Nicky, P-Digsss, Darren, Gringo.
Knights of the DUB Table combine elements of drum and bass and electro into their own fusion of Dub flavoured music with powerful high-energy performances that leave the crowds wanting more.
Since their inception during 2008, they have performed alongside some of New Zealand’s best-known Reggae/Dub acts Katchafire, dDub, Rhombus, Cornerstone Roots, Opensouls, Optimus Gryme, Tiki Taane, Black Seeds, popular Australian Dub outfit The Versionaries and Groundation.
Electro dub collective ‘Knights of the Dub Table’ dive into sonic frequencies taking audiences on high energy and dynamic live journeys, crafting their sound into something unique.
SIX60 is a five piece band from Dunedin, New Zealand that formed in 2008.
SIX60’s self-titled debut album was released on 10 October 2011 on their own label Massive Entertainment. The album debuted at number one in the New Zealand charts and was certified gold within its first week of release.
Six60’s first two singles ‘Rise Up 2.0’ and ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’ reached number one and number two respectively on the RIANZ singles chart and were both certified double and triple platinum.
Eli Paewai (Drums)
Chris Mac (Bass)
Ji Fraser (Lead Guitar)
Marlon Gerbes (Keyboards, Guitar, Samples)
Matiu Walters (Vocals, Guitar)
Track listing: Only to Be; Forever; Beside You; Windy Days; Run for It; Hard for Me; Get; Lost; Rest of You; In the Clear; Green Bottles; Don’t Forget Your Roots; Finest Wine; Money; Take It from Here; Rise Up 2.0.