FOREIGNDUB, RAYJAH45, DJ SEMPER-FI, SAM THE CHEMIST
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“The son and nephew of respected dub heavyweights Alpha & Omega, Alpha Steppa has been surrounded by
soundsystem and dubplate culture from a young age. Now a talented producer in his own right, his productions
connect the dots between the music which he has grown up around and the new generation of UK bass music of
which he is a part.
The former Toronto native and now Sydney resident made his way to Australia in 1988 bringing along a battered drum kit, some ragga jungle records, rave inflicted tinnitus and a Music Engineering School degree.
Since arriving he’s carved out a formidable reputation as a skilled DJ and producer in the local drum n’ bass, hip-hop, dubstep, reggae, dub and any other bass style currently vying for a micro-genre scene. Think nights like Basscode, Blueprint, DNBBQ, Void, his own infrequent Jungle Genius nights and numerous raves over the years.
He began things in 2000, taking out the Radio Dex Bedroom Bangers DJ comp. With his DJ credentials now award winning he then went on to support dub reggae legends like Sly & Robbie and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Mad Professor; New Zealand’s finest in Fat Freddy’s Drop and Salmonella Dub; dubstep bass-heads DJ Pinch, Appleblim and Mark Pritchard, hip-hop cats like DJ MK (Roots Manuva) and drum n’ bass fanatics Rockwell and D-Kay among others.
Always on the look out for new music Semper-Fi has been no slouch in the studio himself. In the late 00’s he teamed up with Philadelphia’s MC Halfcast and the pair released a self-titled EP seamlessly melding hip-hop, dancehall and drum n’ bass. Others liked what they heard leading to bass friendly remixes for Arrested Development, Western Synthetics, Astronomy Class, The Bird and Budspells.
His latest EP is set for release on Foreigndub later this year. For now you can download his track ‘Shock Doctrine’ here https://soundcloud.com/djsemperfi/the-shock-doctrine and here http://djsemperfi.bandcamp.com/
We have special Guests Tactical Aspect in for a dj takeover. They are a production duo – DJ Speaks & Ruff Tactics, running tings outta Sydney, dark jungle atmospheres, ruffneck breakbeats with a heavy slice of old skool influence.
They have a new Debut 4 track E.P “Beginnings” released on In Da Jungle Recordings, so on this show we go deep into the Jungle on FBI radio 94.5fm.
Tune in live on FBI Radio 94.5 fm or stream live or afterwards on fbi ondemand.
Check it out or check it after from Fbi on demand if you cant tune in live!
Formed in 2010, right from the start Audego had the makings of something special. As one of Australia’s most versatile and accomplished producers, Paso Bionic aka Shehab Tariq has produced 5 albums as part of Curse ov Dialect and a further 4 with TZU, as well as a solo record under his own name. Bringing to the table many years of experience in the forefront of the music scene, with TZU/COD he has performed on many of the country’s biggest stages including BDO, Falls Festival and Pyramid Rock with supports for the likes of Kool Keith, Atmosphere, Black Eyed Peas, Peaches, Spearhead and De La Soul.
As one of Australia’s finest female vocalists, Big Fella aka Carolyn Tariq also brings a wealth of experience and talent to the fold. Having released her solo album ‘The Longest Winter’ in 2009, she has toured across the states and also performed at a number of big events including Fringe Festival and Sustainable Living Festival. Wanting to contribute to the greater good, she has also organized and facilitated numerous workshops throughout Victoria and QLD teaching song writing to disadvantaged youth. The result of the combined force of Paso Bionic and Big Fella is a pretty/gritty mix of silky vocals, smudged samples, blurred synths and crooked percussion.
Although only a new creation, Audego were recently selected as finalists for the 2011 International Song Writing Competition for their song, “Borrowed Time” and were selected as album of the week on Perth’s RTR FM –Full Frequency. They have played at Peats Ridge Festival (2012), supported the likes of Hermitude and Sietta, and played at venues such as the East Brunswick Club, Red Bennies, The Workers Club, Empress Hotel and Horse Bazaar. On the stage, Audego’s live show features projections created by Australia’s visuals expert Jean Poole, who has masterminded a finely mashed audio/visual showcase of the dopest variety. With Paso Bionic orchestrating the sound, Big Fella can do what she does best by taking hold of the mic to tie it all together vocally.
After a quantum step through space and time, Audego have released of their sparkling debut album ‘Abominable Galaxy’ through MGM. Be prepared for your senses to be seduced.
Performing at Good God Small Club on Saturday June 23rd.
KINGFISHA have taken Jamaican rhythms and infused them with honest songwriting and strong melodies to create their own sound… genuine, Australian Reggae.
In early 2010 KINGFISHA won Triple J’s Unearthed Fuse Festival Roots competition. Now their long awaited self titled debut long player is now available through Vitamin Records this May – an album highly anticipated by their many fans.
The self titled debut was recorded and produced by Pauli B (Beautiful Girls, George) at the Tanuki Lounge in Brisbane’s West End. It features some of Australian Reggae’s smoothest sounds. Outstanding musicianship and strong songwriting has put Kingfisha on the map and now, they deliver with this hypnotic debut. Get it now from Vitamin.
Kingfisha perform along with The Strides & Foreigndub @ Blue Beat in Double Bay on Saturday 9th of june. Doors open 9pm.
Tickets available from bluebeat.com.au
Inhale proudly returns in 2012 with Icicle.
After putting in a weekly drum n bass fix in 2011 inhale returns with Icicle, plus more in the coming weeks.
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Icicle aka Jeroen Snik was born & raised in Holland. At the Age of 8 Icicle first started playing piano and soon got onto the drum kit. It wasn’t long until he started making beats using an old school midi set-up and aged 15 he became hooked on drum and bass after going to local night “Jungle Galaxy”. Getting some turntables and better music making software followed and Icicle was on his way.
Icicle takes inspiration from the dirty basslines of the likes of Jonny L and Optical and the intricate drum patterns of Photek & Source Direct. With this approach Icicle’s tech funk sounds have quickly earned him DJ support from Goldie, LTJ Bukem, Fabio, London Elektricity, Pendulum, Andy C, Friction, D-Bridge, DJ Flight and Commix no less.
After releasing music on highly respected labels such as RAM, Shogun Audio, Soul:R, Renegade Hardware and Critical, Icicle thought it was time to make the move to England and at the end of 2008 he did. From London he can now fully focus on his musical career, Djing regularly around the world but more importantly working in the studio. Not afraid to stray from the beaten track, Icicle is also working on various non-drum and bass Projects.