THE DATA:BASS NETWORK

DATA:BASS began as a weekly night in September 2002 at Shots Bar with DJ's Terraform, Romantech and regular guests Teddy Edit and Bobbylon playing casual, eclectic sets of predominantly Drum'n Bass with a bit of 2-Step, Hip-Hop, Dub and Breaks thrown about.

Taking it to the Ballroom in December 2002 we continued our weekly night unearthing a host of new talent to make up the core of the data:bass network massive: DJ's, Producers, Promoters, VJ's, Designers, Writers, Graffers, Photographers, up for it headz and the true intalex. DATA:BASS is the undergound scene for original ravers, true headz, DJs eager to show their skills and all the local producers creating their own sound.

If you are a DJ or producer, doing pretty much anything creative, or just a really active fan who wants to be involved in the scene, get in touch, let us know! Data:bass is all about providing a focus for underground and up and coming heads.

 

As a clubbing experience DATA:BASS represents an ideal - a belief in the underground as a concept, not an over used dance cliche.
Musically, that means for us Shake Ur Body's and the like will come and go but nothing shakes the integrity or intensity of a pitched up break and a rolling bass drop. Politically, it's a negotiation of commercialism. The underground for us represents a belief that where commercial forces are attempting to profit from people's sincere appreciation of good tunes, good mixing and a good vibe it compromises the spirit of the event.

DATA:BASS is proud to be unfashionable - if we were a clothing label we'd be Club Casual - because no one comes to a DATA:BASS gig unless they have a true love of Drum'n Bass as it is meant to be heard - in the mix as we bring you the best in cutting edge dancing music.

Our guys play unpaid to uphold the true concept of the underground, and opportunities will always be found for those with skills who want to come around us and make things happen.

MENTAL ILLNESS
MENTAL ILLNESS is a unique night of experimental turntable genre clash where diversity is the new purism. Wether it's the ill mentality of chilled Lounge and Blunted beats or the contemporary insanity of trashy Electro and warped Nu Skool, the salubrious environment of the Paradise bar up top in St. Kevins arcade on K rd is the perfect recovery position from the same old same old. MORE

0474:8455 RECORDINGS RELEASES

Until 2004 0474:8455 Recordings has concentrated on distributing full length CD-r compilations of the best work from our affiliated artists, the focus being on establishing a viability within the Drum'n Bass market while our collective production skills are still developing and the stand out tunes are making themselves known. These CDs are not professionally mastered or pressed but are an excellent way of exposing the best new work from a wealth of up and coming artists while raising the funds for a proper CD release. We now have a keen and able distributor who is taking these CD's nationwide.

Naturally our compilations will be dance floor oriented, around 180bpm. more experimental breakbeats will more likely be considered under the "Mental Illness" subsidiary. But if you've got a demo, even if it's work in progress, send it in . . .

0474:8455 Recordings, PO Box 78-104 Grey Lynn, Auckland

 

 

ARCHIVE
Old flyers, pics, articles etc.

D'N B MIXES

DJ Blazems Winter Mix
Send in the Clowns . . .

Culprit vs Kyren April 03
An irresistable force vs An Immovable Object (Classic Data:bass Battle)


DJ Romantech "Who Loves Ya" (Sept'04)

Liquid Swords


MP3 GALLERY

DATA:BASS ARTISTS

STATE OF MIND

KYREN

FICTION

ROMANTECH

BLAZEM

BLACK PANTHA

CULPRIT

DVS

ROY DARKE

FOUR POINT FIVE HERTZ

AUDIOSLUT

MENTAL ILLNESS ARTISTS

 

FURTHER

CATGUTS & THE BIG BANG THEORY


AUDIOSLUT

FOUR POINT FIVE HERTZ


DR_LOVELAZY


MILLION (STATE OF MIND)

BAD HABITS
(FICTION/TUMOR/DIRTY HARRY/FIDGET)



STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE

EMU

BLACK PANTHA

SECTION 8 (FORMERLY ACID REIGN)

KYREN

 

 

>BO SKELETOR!: One like the Lord Skeletor bigging it up one time in this . . . Master Skeletor is a friend to the hardened troopers of the Junglist rave scene and an enemy to the evil of Methamphetamine . . . MORE ON SKELETOR AND THE KINDA SHIT HE CRANKS

"We only came here for one f**king reason! And that is . . .
TO START A F**KING RIOT!"