Scuba (Hotflush / Substance / Golden Goose | UK)
Long established as one of the leading talents in the dubstep scene both through his own productions and the contributions of his label, Hotflush, to the talent pool, Scuba, aka Paul Rose, has been making inroads into the techno scene via Sub:Stance, his monthly event at Berghain/Panoramabar, and, more recently, his establishment of a new techno-centric alias and label, SCB.
Hertz Couture (Dubstation, Dubmatic, UK)
Hertz Couture is a DJ/producer from Birmingham in the UK. Hertz Couture has been DJing for 15 years and has made his way through numerous musical styles, starting wih Hip-Hop and Breakbeats. Hertz Couture quickly fell in love with the art of turntablism and enjoyed mixing Funk, Soul and Reggae into his sets. Drum and Bass was next in line for the Hertz Couture treatment with all sub genres covered (except jump up). Hertz Couture enjoyed the longer more chilled out style of mixing DnB in contrast to the manic, never stop working and cutting style employed in Hip-Hop. And then there was Dubstep! Hertz Couture co-hosts a weekly Dubstep radio show called “Dubstation” every Wednesday 10-11.30pm (UK time) on www.rhubarbradio.comwith Boogie Dave (DBNB). They cover all styles of Dubstep music and have regular guest appearances and mixes on the show from DJs and producers from all over the world including Eskmo, Babylon System, Aries and more. Hertz Couture can be found DJing at various Dubstep events around Birmingham and beyond including nights in London, Leeds and Czech Republic and is resident at the legendary Drop Beats Not Bombs and Dubmatic events. Hertz Couture is currently working on a couple of collaborations with other Birmingham producers and will be posting new tracks and mixes in the near future…
Welfare (DubCulture/!Kaboogie Records, IRL)
Welfare is a 28 year old Irish Dubstep and Jungle Producer/DJ based in Dublin Ireland but currently producing in hermitage in the US. He plays DJ/live sets with (mostly) vinyl, Serato, Renoise and controllers…Welfare started mixing and DJing Techno in 2004 but has been focused on Jungle and Dubstep for the past 4 or 5 years. He’s gigged all over Ireland, the UK and played in a few spots on the continent too with the likes of Distance, Pinch, Hatcha, Joker, MRK1, RSD, Radikal Guru, Loefah, Caspa, Stagga, Guido, Chef, Doc Scott, Shitmat, Drokkr and many more… He started producing tracks about a year ago with about 25 choons in the catalogue to this point. Check out the tunes at the SoundCloud link, a steady stream of Dubsteppin’ and junglin’ comin through. It seems Welfare was first released in May by 1Kaboogie records in the form of a Jungle banger entitled Supa Trupa http://soundcloud.com/welfare/supa-trupa-1 Welfare has hosted, for the past few years, a weekly radio show on the electronic pioneering Radio No Life in Dublin. The show entitled The Welfare Clinic, has hosted over 45 guests from the Dubstep, Jungle/DnB, IDM and hardcore scenes. Welfare is also part of the production duo and label ownership team “SubVersus” along with fellow Dubstep producer Shatterfreak.
Dub War is the US’s original dubstep party, pushing boundaries and bass bins in New York City 4 years running. The event is held monthly at L.O.V.E., and features visiting guests at the forefront of the sound from the UK and worldwide alongside residents Dave Q, Joe Nice, Juakali, and Incyde. Expect futuristic bass music and the freshest dubplates straight off the press. Spanning the spectrum of tempos and styles, Dub War challenges audiences to be open to strange and unexpected sounds which defy convention but always hit hard on a heavy sound system. The Dub War crew has recently mixed forMaryanne Hobbs’ Experimental show on BBC Radio1, and have been featured in the New York Times and New York Magazine.