Wicka ( AKA Wickaman)
Name an influential drum & bass label, and this producer / DJ has released on it. Name a big league DJ, and their tunes have been supported by them. Name a producer who makes some of the most distinctive, sub-squeezed basslines possible…. That person is Wickaman.
Prolific, prodigious and a card carrying perfectionist; Wickaman has worked with some the most inspiring artists and brands in the game. Since launching in 2002 there have been collaborations with Hype, Futurebound, DJ Fresh, Adam F, Mc Det,, Hoodlum, RV, Sudden Def, Mavrick and J Majik. And whether it’s a solo or collab release, label support has always come from the very top… Ram, Frequency, Program, Metalheadz, Viper, Ganja, Playaz, Technique, Hospital, Titan, Breakbeat Kaos and of coarse Ministry Of Sound. Don’t forget Infrared, RongRobot, Black Widow and Bug house; co-owned labels which have merged on the regular.
Wickaman has enjoyed over 750 daytime Radio 1 spins with one tune alone (‘Crazy World’) and remixed the likes of Deadmau5 (first EVER UKF upload), Enter Shikari, Groove Armada, Baby D, Freestylers and Juru Josh. A selector with a bespoke crate of VIPs, dubs and unreleased specials you can guarantee you have never heard ever before. Wickaman is also regularly recruited by promoters across the US, Japan and all over Europe.
Armed with a technique that is genuinely unique. his sounds are instantly distinctive and have resonated with DJs of all styles in all corners of the music loving globe including Huge radio 1 support from Pete Tong, Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw, Scott Mills, Annie Mac, Ferne Cotton, Annie Nightingale, Mr Jam, Chris Moyles and Friction. Support from the underground tells a similar tale from the likes of Goldie to Grooverider, Andy C to Adam F and Dj Hype to Crissy Criss to name a few.
One thing is for certain, you can guarantee Wickaman will appear on plenty more influential labels and be supported by plenty more big league DJs for many, many years to come!!!
RV is a well established producer/DJ. Working with Wickaman, Hoodlum, Mavrik and Sudden Def. He has cooked up a plethora of releases
on labels such as Ram, Rong Robot, ProgRam,
The Bughouse, Titan, Infrared and Mosquito.
His tracks get heavy support both on the radio and the dance floor by the likes of Andy C, Crissy Criss, Grooverider, Hype, Mistajam, Hazard, Bryan Gee, AMC, Wickaman,
Bailey, Brockie and Hamilton just to name a few. Bring it
Original Kool FM (Kool London) DJ and collaborator with Wickaman and Mavrik.
He has seen releases on such labels as Playaz, Ram, Black Widow, Rong Robot, Infrared and The Bughouse.
Hoodlum has been in the game from the days of Jungle and continues to create solid music and smash dance floors into pieces, it doesn't look like he is about to stop either!!!
Drum & Bass DJ/Producer based in South West Cornwall... being one half of Sinprint he has made his mark on the UK DnB scene playing venues across the country
including the Hospitality nights.
He has seen collaborations with Wickaman, MirrormirroR and Miss Tantrum. He has released tracks on The Bughouse, Sigmas Life recordings and Infrared.
Watch this space!!!!!
London based music producer, started in the Hardcore scene but soon forged his own unique melodic style of DnB with undertones of oldskool. He has had a number of releases over the years from labels including J Magic & Wickerman's Infrared Records, Soul Deep Recordings, The Bughouse, Celsius & Nu Energy Records to name a few. He has also had tracks licensed to Ministry of Sound, Resist & more.
Ziz is a new comer with attitude honing his own unique sound. Filthy, Dirty, Gritty, Punchy, Groovey, lets hope he leaves something for the rest of us!!!!
He is also one half of Naked Objects.
She has released on esteemed Drum N' Bass labels such as Metalheadz, The Bughouse, Never Say Die, Infrared and Ministry of Sounds Data records imprint.
In February 2011 her song 'In Pieces' with J Majik and Wickaman was Zane Lowes "Hottest Record In The World" and the video by Josh Cole won the Creative Review Photography Annual 2011 for 'Best Moving Image'. In Pieces was also nominated for best dance video at The UK Music Video Awards.
Dee has been working with Knightstarr (Roll Deep), Sky Adams (Rizzle Kicks), Gordon Mills (Newton Faulkner -'Dream Catch me', Ed Sheeran - 'This'), Ben Cullum (Jamie Cullum, Lucie Silvas), John Beck (Corrine Bailey Rae, Paloma Faith) and Maegan Cottone (Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea, Little Mix). She has performed at venues like Proud 2 and on' The Cordless University Tour' alongside artists including Ed Sheeran.
Salaryman is a cornerstone of the French Drum&Bass scene.
After 4 years spent exclusively behinds the decks playing throughout France alongside the biggest D&B names, he started producing in 2006. And since then his aim stays the same: develop his own approach to Drum&Bass by blending genres influential to himself, mainly Reggae, Trance, Funk, Trip Hop, Rock, Hip Hop & Jazz. That's certainly why he's nowadays renowned as an eclectic artist, not limiting his skills to the boundaries of just one style.
2008 was the year when his talent began to be noticed, with first signings on a selection of labels and support from a number of big artists. Then 2012 marks his position as one of the most talented newcomers, with releases on worldwide-known labels such as Fokuz, Citrus and Celsius. The year after, he entered legendaries J Majik & Wickaman's seminal imprint; Infrared.
The upper level was reached in 2014, when he signed his first track on THE leading label in the Drum & Bass scene: Ram Records. On 2015, he came back to Ram (and its sister label ProgRam) and also entered another D&B superstar label: Technique. This ability to reach the biggest imprints in the game proves that he's now a well established artist.
Featuring alongside Bass Music heavyweights such as Sub Focus, Chase & Status and Drumsound & Bassline Smith, his tracks are now supported by the biggest stars in the scene, aired on national radios, and reach the D&B top seller charts. Having new tracks out recently on Technique and more other huge releases to come later this year, he's now about to release his album on The Bughouse (Wickaman's label). And it's just a beginning! So keep an eye on him, you won't be disappointed.
Lipton Mc is a host that has been through all the genres of bass heavy dance music including Drum & Bass, Jungle, Garage, Happy Hardcore, and House, what ever has a beat.. He's here to hype the crowd and bring vibes and energy! He has collaborated with producers such as Wickaman & Hoodlum, watch out for more tracks fourth coming by the trio.
A regular on the renowned Kool FM (Kool London) and Dream FM UK!!!
Miss Tantrum (Emily Brothers) is a singer, songwriter, musician, sound engineer & producer from Watford, Hertfordshire, UK.
With her unique vocals & flair for composing catchy topline melodies, she works with many different producers around the world writing melodies and lyrics for their dance music and recording & editing her vocals in her home studio. Her track 'Perfect Dream' recently reached the top 40 Beatport Deep House charts.
Emily has had tracks supported and played by BBC Introducing on BBC Three Counties Radio, Tracks continuously played on Channel 4’s ‘Hollyoaks’ and support from BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson. She previously recorded a pop album produced by BRIT award winner Simon Ellis (S Club7, Spice Girls, Britney Spears).
Up until Dec 2014 Emily ran her own business for ten years - a recording studio in Watford High Street called The Sound Cube. She engineered & mixed every session from soloists, groups of up to 18 kids (from 7yrs +) to small bands to harpists and instrumentals.
She started writing and recording her own songs when she was 15 years old. She studied A-Level Music at school and plays piano and saxophone. She gained a diploma in Music Technology at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
Yes this is him, the Mavrik who has released on Ram, Playaz, Rong Robot, Black Widow, Jungle Strikes, The Bughouse and Infrared.
He worked his way up through the pirate radio scene to releasing on some of the most prolific labels in town and shows no sign of stopping!!!!
He has seen collaborations with Wickaman, Hoodlum, RV and Sudden Def.
He wont be missed, because he's not going anywhere!!!!!!
Long live the Mavrik-Masters an that!!!
History and pedigree count for a lot in the world of Drum & Bass. Luckily for Sudden Def, aka Keith Montague, he has both in abundance. A history that stretches back to the early 90's and the legendary Reinforced Records, to whom he signed some of his earliest material after years spent
on pirate radio playing tracks of the artists he would soon go on to emulate. An encounter with J Majik in 1993 led to Sudden Def having a number of releases on his seminal Infrared label,
signalling the start of an association and friendship that would last over 20 years. The rest of the 90's saw Sudden Def continue to enhance his reputation. Not only as a producer, with further
output on some of the most respected Jungle labels such as Deja Vu, Planet Earth and 786, but also as an engineer utilised by scene stalwarts.
Sudden Def's close bond with J Majik continued to bear musical fruit as the sound transitioned from Jungle into Drum & Bass. As keen a collaborator as he is a solo artist, there have been numerous link ups between himself, J Majik and Wickaman including Hologram & Shift Control featured on the Behind The Mask EP. Infrared feels like home to Keith; further releases on the label including Snarl, Something Deeper and Mike TV. Making up one part of the D&B crew REWIND, alongside Wickaman has led to music on DJ Hype's Playaz and Andy C's Frequency Recordings. As a DJ he has played allngside some of the scene biggest and most respected DJ’s: Andy C, Friction, Goldie, DJ Hype and many more besides. A champion of new music with an always respectful nod to what came before it keeps Sudden Def very much in demand as a DJ.
With roots in acid house, hardcore, jungle, drum & bass and dubstep it's should come as no surprise that music is an all encompassing lifetime passion for Sudden Def. An unashamed music junkie, there's no option for him apart from continued involvement in a scene he's watched flourish from the very start. Planned releases on Infrared, BugHouse, Titan Records and Proximity Recordings, more collaborations and further waves of new music will continue to keep his momentum high in 2017 and beyond.