Icicle (UK)

Monday, 02 January 2017 10:32

Jeroen Snik – aka Icicle – is recognised as one of the most technically advanced and highly-respected producers in electronic music.

After commanding the attention of the masses with releases on labels such as Hospital Records, Soul:R, Renegade Hardware and Critical, Icicle made the move from Holland to London in 2008 and has spent the last 6 years working with the Shogun Audio team.

Following groundbreaking singles including rolling d&b of ‘Dreadnaught’ to the deep dubstep of ‘Xylophobia’, Icicle dropped his debut album ‘Under the Ice’ in 2011 that saw him reach new heights and cement his reputation as a flawless DJ and producer. Icicle’s continued need to explore other electronic genres saw him holding down a monthly Rinse FM show and mixing a Rinse FM album installment as well as continuing a steady flow of new releases alongside a relentless DJ’ing schedule taking in regular tours across Europe, Australia, USA and beyond.

After high profile remixes for the likes of Icona Pop and Noisia it was his pivotal 2014 sophomore album ‘Entropy’ which marked a more centred approach and smashed its way to the top of the D&B charts, gaining him plaudits from critics and fans all across the world. It also allowed Icicle to begin work on engineering his brand new live show that would take his performances beyond just DJ’ing and since then Icicle’s ‘Entropy Live’ tour has taken in some the best events all over the UK and Europe from the main stage at Exit Festival to Fabric London. Playing completely live in real-time with no click track or computer screens in sight, coupled with bespoke visuals also VJ’d live has taken Icicle to a whole new level - setting himself truly in a league of his own.

With a reputation as one of the most flawless and most exceptional electronic producers of his time, there’s nothing else quite like the Icicle experience.

Fourward (AT)

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 18:41

Prepare yourselves for a high performance, sonic onslaught as we introduce the most breathtaking drum & bass outfit to have emerged from Austria in recent years, Fourward.

Influenced heavily by the likes of Bad Company, Noisia and Ed Rush & Optical, the collective formed back in 2007, bringing together a myriad of styles into one slick package to take the scene by storm with huge releases on a host of prestigious labels including Virus, Vision, Audioporn and most recently SGN:LTD.

Their breakthrough release came in 2009 on DJ Trace’s legendary DSCI4 label while their collaboration with Body & Soul on Ed Rush & Optical’s Virus Recordings took their profile to the next level with support from all corners of the globe. Since then Ludwig, Lukas, Dominik and Nik have travelled the globe as their renowned DJ sets continue to set dance floors alight with their own trademark take on drum & bass.

With the recent success of their hit remix of the Upbeat’s ‘Alone’ on Noisia’s Vision Recordings and 2013’s 'Aftermath' EP on AudioPorn Records perking up the ears of a certain Friction on BBC Radio 1, it wasn’t long after that the call was made; the year culminated in their signing exclusively with Shogun Audio. Kicking off this new chapter with the jaw dropping ‘Black Tooth Grin’ single on Shogun’s sister imprint SGN:LTD in October, plus their forthcoming outing ‘On A Knife Edge’ included on the Way Of The Warrior 2 label compilation, Fourward have marked their card ready to kick down even more doors in 2014 and beyond.