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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 . . .
Recordings, PO Box 78-104 Grey Lynn, Auckland
Old flyers, pics, articles etc.
Blazems Winter Mix
Send in the Clowns . . .
Culprit vs Kyren April 03
An irresistable force vs An Immovable Object (Classic Data:bass
DJ Romantech "Who Loves Ya"
POINT FIVE HERTZ
& THE BIG BANG THEORY
POINT FIVE HERTZ
MILLION (STATE OF MIND)
STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE
8 (FORMERLY ACID REIGN)
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 . . .
ON SKELETOR AND THE KINDA SHIT HE CRANKS
only came here for one f**king reason! And that is . . .
TO START A F**KING