L Plus (SK)

Sunday, 08 January 2017 19:12

His music was played on the major radio stations all over the world (BBC Radio1, 1Xtra, Ministry of Sound, KissFM…) and was featured on major youtube channels (UKF, Liquicity…). His live DJ mixes are full of energy, power, heavy basslines ,rolling beats and full of atmosphere. Actualy he is workin on some new exciting material to unleash in 2015 and beyond.

L PLUS started his career as a Drum & Bass DJ in 1998 at the University of Architecture in Bratislava, where he founded the DJ crew Trademark with 2 friends. He started to perform at local parties and soon became a part of the drum & bass scene in Slovakia. 2002 he won the Jim Beam DJ contest and the same year he released his first vinyl and celebrated that on release party in S. Petersburg.
Over the next few years his reputaion grew further when many top UK producers and DJ’s started playing his tunes and his name became more known in the international drum and bass circuit. 2007 was a break-through year for L Plus . He signed music to several labels including: Urban Takeover, Xporsure, Cymbalism, Intrinsic, Phunkfiction, Sidechain, First Generation and Robotix. He also collaborated with top Russian producer Paul B and MC Coppa on a track called ‘Danjaz’ which was played worldwide.
At the end of 2007 L Plus signed a track called ‘Middle East Sun’ to Futurebound’s Viper Records, and this was included on the mighty Andy C’s  ’Nightlife 4′ mix series and was released on RAM records. L PLUS became a part of the VIPER crew and signed more tunes for VIPER. After short break he released tunes in 2010 on Formation, Bad Monkey & Viper as well as  new collaborations and remixes
In 2011 he signed exclusively to Technique Recordings / Worldwide Audio Recordings where he released his debut Timetravel EP and shortly after it remix of Tantrum Desire's Reach. 2012 started with the collab with Erb N Dub called Replica, followed by Gas Grenade and Catastrophe feat. Shaz Sparks, remixes of Crissy Criss's Let Go and John B's Lightspeed.

Then he released the four track Amazing EP including: Amazing, Taking Me Higher, Challenger, Close To You and after that the succesfull single release Faces, which has been long time in top10 of famous DJ portals and in radio top20 charts in Slovakia and Czech Republic.

His remixes for Ray Foxx 'Heartbeat' are played by Friction and Crissy Criss on BBC1Xtra before the release in June 3 2013 on legendary label Strictly Rhythm from New York.
‘The Price’ from the Priceless EP was featured on Drum&bass Arena album and ‘Generation’ from the same release was uploaded by Liquidity channel. The next single release included track ‘Everyone’ which was 2 weeks on the 1.spot of Trackitdown DNB chart. The next single release with tracks ‘Everyone’ and ‘Carbon’ were also well played by top DJs all around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drumsound & Bassline Smith feat. Youngman (UK)

Sunday, 01 January 2017 22:43

D&B would not be the same without Drumsound & Bassline Smith (aka Andy Wright, Benjamin Wiggett and Simon Bassline Smith). Together the trio have body-slammed dancefloors from Derby to Durban and entrenched themselves as three of the finest drum’n’bass tastemakers on the planet courtesy of the blue chip label Technique Recordings – an imprint that celebrated 10 years of killer dancefloor joints in 2009.

The magic has been bubbling ever since Wright and Wiggett met Bassline Smith at one of Derby’s mentalist Technique club nights in the summer of 1998. The Drumsound pair had been crafting beats for a year, having originally started as a crew of six artists, while Bassline Smith had carved out a reputation as one of D&B’s most influential players, with a career stretching back to the early ‘80s.

Together, they enjoy an impressive arsenal of diversity that’s ensured their place atop the D&B scene for over a decade. A peep through Wright’s background and you’ll find he’s a classically trained musician with a strong background in indie rock – an ideal platform for harnessing the energetic groove that makes Drumsound & Smith’s productions slide over the dancefloor. His Drumsound compadre Wigget has been a diehard D&B head since the womb, while also tipping his hat to his Jamaican roots. Veteran Bassline Smith has been a funk and soul connoisseur for over 25 years and knows his way around a dancefloor blindfolded

As Drumsound & Bassline Smith they’ve enjoyed a firestarting musical synergy that’s played a pivotal role in taking drum’n’bass to the next level and carved out a patented ‘Technique sound’ in the process. In 1998 they were asked to complete a CD of samples for the respected Loopmasters Series laying testament to their original approach to beat construction.

From the music industry’s finest tastemakers, to the die-hard junglists populating clubs and festivals each weekend, one thing rings out loud and clear; no one can get enough of Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s floor-burning sound.