A veteran producer and one of the most experienced artists in Drum & Bass, Darren White known as dBridge, is an artist whose multiple transformations and evolutions glide through a staggering list of achievements. Over the course of a long and distinguished career, he has been at the heart of some the most exciting collaborative partnerships Drum & Bass has ever seen, from Future Forces to Bad Company and Club Autonomic. dBridge has also devoted a large amount of focus to his label Exit Records, releasing compilations, ground-breaking singles, and artist LPs as he continues to mentor a new breed of producers inspired by his career. To that end, he launched the collaborative 'New Forms' project with Kabuki, and in conjunction with Red Bull Music Academy, that has seen events take place at Watergate, Robert Johnson, Circus Tokyo & more, and also works with Native Instruments creating sounds and packs for their 'Maschine' hardware. As a solo artist, dBridge remains versatile with his own productions for labels including Exit, Metalheadz, R&S Records, Hotflush and many more, and continues to drop equally diverse and genre defying DJ sets at events across the world..
Somewhere deep in the Surrey hills, armed only with a laptop, a few choice records and a bucket load of creativity and ambition Peter Goebel AKA Arkaik began his career within drum and bass. Fast forward 15 years and Arkaik has since become a pioneer for the stripped back and half time sound. As an original, core artist for the infamous label Diffrent Music, Arkaik saw his first major release 'Stress Relief/Second Bass' in 2010 gaining him instant recognition. During his success with Diffrent Music, Arkaik managed to propel his status further when he won the Octane & DLR remix competition hosted by the mighty Dispatch Recordings. Arkaik then moved to Shanghai & started making more dance floor orientated music. He completed tours of Australia, China, Europe, Japan & Taiwan. He had his debut release of Flexout Audio entitled ‘My Love EP’ had his hugely successful ‘Timelapse EP’ on Dispatch. He collaborated with Hyroglifics on ‘Phone Drone’ for Critical Music & released the mighty ‘Shadow Creatures EP’ on Vandal. As a DJ, Arkaik has a formidable reputation. After spending over a decade perfecting his craft Arkaik has played at some of the most prestigious events around the globe including Outlook Festival, Boomtown and Innovation in the Sun. Whilst residing in the UK, Arkaik frequently played at a number of prolific drum and bass events in and around Europe. Upon his arrival in China, Arkaik quickly became a resident for ‘Sweatshop’ one of China’s most prestigious and long standing drum and bass events & regularly plays in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Chongqing & Guangzhou.
Whilst now a 140, Dubstep and Drum & Bass producer based in Hong Kong, Jarr is originally from Sydney where he helped foster the DnB movement in the early 00's through his crew's radio show Deep Beatz (BondiFM) and numerous Bass events. Jarr's first major release, "Play the Tape", with respected underground UK label Deep Heads became an overnight success and was followed by his dub- infused tune "Whiteboy" which lead the charge on Soul Deep Recordings' 9th Unsung Heroes compilation. Tracks such as Jazzman and Django, from his latest EP on Brighton’s SmallPrint Recordings, provide a perfect example of the deep and unique atmospheric stylings wired throughout his productions. Having just released his Dark Jazz EP on Bristol-based 140 Ninja look out for his forthcoming half-time and footwork releases on on Italy’s ground- breaking imprint - The Dreamers.
Daniel is the founder of Unchained Asia an events brand and label regularly pushing quality bass music around China. He was Music Director and resident DJ at Club Sector during it's first year and resident DJ at Bang Club for 2 years, pushing bass music in Shenzhen. Fast forward to 2018 we find Daniel has a new home at Oil Club, where he plays regularly and runs Bass music events further defining, developing and elevating the understanding of Bass Music in South China. Notwithstanding, Daniel tours regularly across China playing in both developed and emerging electronic music scenes. He is often invited to provide support duties for touring artists in China. He has played alongside dozens of A-list artists including the likes of Fabio, Kode 9, Addison Groove, Swindle, Zinc, Flava D, Logistics, Makoto, DJ Randall, The Prototypes, DJ SS, Stray (Ivy Lab), Goth-Trad, Madam X, Dehousy and many more.
“Atmospheric, with banging beats and moody basslines" is how Airstrike describes his music as a producer. Not locked into any specific subgenre or tempo, Mike has been producing since the mid 1990's drawing influence from many different corners of the electronic music spectrum. Artists like Sasha, BT, FSOL, and Massive Attack were key to Mike's inspiration along with the early Drum 'n Bass vibes of LTJ Bukem, Ed Rush & Optical and Seba. After moving from his hometown of Brighton, UK to Florida in 1998, Mike dabbled in progressive house, techno and downtempo for 10 years before turning his attention back to Drum 'n Bass, blaming his addiction of the amen break as the culprit. As Airstrike, Mike has released tracks on Offworld, Monochrome, Force, 117, Elm Imprint, collaborated with producers LM1, Jaybee and Silence Groove and has received support from artists and DJs including Ivy Lab, Bailey, Brian Gee and Etherwood.
Blak is the voice of a generation of music lovers across Drum & Bass, Jungle, Hip Hop and R&B, and best known around the US as the Frontman an and originator of the Live Drum & Bass fusion band "One Drop" which toured the US for over 7 years. Branching out as a solo vocalist,he has Drum & Bass releases with Airstrike on Offworld Communications, Jaybee on Fizzy Liquid and collabs with Dave Owen, i-Cue, Okee, TRAC. Others are eagerly waiting to join in once his harrowing recording schedule subsides. Blak is currently the resident host for Tampa's own "A Night Of Drum & Bass" and the original MC of Foundation DNB (Florida).
Love bass music? So does Just Bee, the local’s favorite DJ blowing up in Hong Kong and Southern China’s underground bass music scene! Referred to as “the most in demand DJ in Bass music,” she has received unconditional support from almost all crews and now forms a core part of Unchained crew. Having already played alongside such recognized names such as dBridge, Fabio, Fre4knc, DLR, Homemade Weapons, Stray (Ivy Lab) and Makoto, she has also toured several times across Asia including China, Singapore and Korea. Known for her rolling basslines and funky bass, yet techy, style - Just Bee is now ready to conquer Asia.
Nick Gavin AKA Immuno, hails from New Zealand - one of the world’s most prolific DnB scenes. When Nick dove into DJing at an early age he found himself quickly climbing the ranks. It wasn’t long before he was hitting the making as a finalist in New Zealand DJ competitions and being invited to play regularly to support A-list atists such as Concord Dawn, Dose, Teknik and Need For Mirrors. In 2014 he made the move to Hong Kong. For the past several years he has truly made waves. He has featured on the line up of numerous Bass and DNB events including King of Kowloon (Heavy HK), the Great Wall Festival, Hummingbird, Secret island Party and Drum’n’Bassment to name a few. Now a core member of the Unchained crew he is looking forward to pushing the D’n’B scene throughout China! Known for his high energy mixing, 3 deck sets and artfully curated half-time and broad spectrum Drum and Bass selections, lets be clear... Immuno is an experienced dance floor aficionado - guaranteed to please.
Hailing from Hong Kong, Joseph Yuen, AKA L’Homie produces what tastemakers have referred to as ‘exceptional electronic music’ spanning Future Beats, Downtempo, Lofi and Trap. Whilst his sound has been embraced and pushed widely across Asia by local Hong Kong label Heybavibes, one of his greatest supporters, Complexion, has pushed his sound global through his Future Beat radio show. As a DJ, he honed is skills in Boston, playing with acts like Savoy, Getter, Loudpvck, Yookie, Dirty Audio, Steve Aoki, Josh Pan, and most recently Yellow Claw in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong based producer and DJ, Charlisha Leung, has for some time now adopted her artist moniker as ASJ which stands for to 'A Spiritual Journey’ She is part of the Absurd Trax crew and is known for delivering experimental electronic, trap, dancehall and underground bass in all of its various guises. In her own words she does not restrict herself in either music making or song selection but rather considers all music as an expression of oneself. Playing out across Taiwan, Hong Kong & Shenzhen, she has been support for numerous quality headliners including Airmax 97, Dirty K, Aisha Devi, Mechatok, Murlo, Novelist, Dis Fig, Abyss x, Jubilee, Tzu sing, Gaika and more.
Tayta is an electronic producer and open format DJ hailing from L.A. and Colombia. Seamlessly blending genres including global bass, dancehall, hip- hop and more in his sets he have become an institution in Shenzhen. Known as a master of leftfield groove and a progenitor of eclectic world vibes expect vibrant and tasty from this young lad.
Having contributed to the local Hong Kong electronic underground community over the years, Chucky Ho now finds himself successfully navigating the bridge from music lover and performer to producer. His first album, released in 2016, gained broad appeal with its diverse blend of Tri- hop, Ambient, Drum’n’Bass and Psy dub. His forthcoming Album, is equally ambitious, drawing upon the influences of footwork, left-field, Psy and Bass. Having recently performed at XXX and a number underground warehouse parties, we look forward to hearing Chucki delivery his take on chillout electronic at Outlook Shenzhen’s recovery room.
The Macau-based DJ/Producer and co-founder of Ecstatic Bass (樂 極生Bass), who was the renowned Dubstep DJ in Hong Kong, Macau & South China area during the golden days of Dubstep Rave in the regions. Started off 2008 as a member of the Heavy HK crew, N1D has been pushing the underground rave culture for years. He has proudly performed as supporting DJ alongside international artists such as Addison Groove, Coki, Goth-Trad, Joe Nice, Kryptic Minds, Loefah, Madam X, Pinch, Tes La Rok, Truth, V.I.V.E.K. etc. Moreover, He was headlined for 3 times in Shanghai's finest underground club - The Shelter, featuring in the monthly Dubstep/Bass event Sub-Cultute . In 2013, N1D started running underground parties as Ecstatic Bass with partner DJ Budball. The crew has brought some quality raves in their hometown Macau. The movement then spread to Hong Kong and South China, representing the Macau sound with hometown collaborative badboys Faye, Noise808 & DJ Raverben. N1D's heavy Dub, Jungle influenced producing and DJing style is the major driving force for dark and hardcore vibe dedicated to the underground ravers.
Having found The Ecstatic Bass crew in Macau with South China’s Dubstep pioneer N1D, with his musical background and contributions to the scene since his early age, this rudebwoy from Macau has been pushing different kind of Bass-driven music and Sound System Culture with his crew from one city to another. BudBall’s sets has gained trust across the scenes by countless shows in Hong Kong, China and different Asian cities with main man in the game including Coki, Loefah, Swindle, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Brother Culture, Flava D, Bok Bok, Doc Scott, Stray etc. Regularly making appearances at festivals and major club nights, being a fixed icon in the bass music community with his sounds and high energy mixing style. His Ecstatic Bass nights with guests like Joe Nice, Goth-Trad, Madam X, Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones has constantly brewing the local scene, providing a different club night experience for the youth. His selections switching at ease from Reggae, Dub, UK Bass to Grime, Garage, Dubstep, Juke and Footwork to Jungle. Heavyweight could be the way to describe the sets he delivers, expect dubplates & unreleased materials from Ecstatic Bass Macau producers and his selections of deadly weapons for the dancefloor.
R-Vee is a UK-born independent MC, a product of the drum n bass golden era at the turn of the millennium. Known for his stamina, melody and flow along with an ability to host extra-long sets while keeping the crowd entertained, he has performed at major events and festivals across the globe. Always in the know that the duty of the MC is to compliment the music, a fact sometimes overlooked by MC’s in the scene today. R-Vee has gained recognition and been rewarded by being booked to perform with an endless list of A-list artists from all major record labels in the industry, throughout a career which has included residencies in London, Dubai, Prague, Barcelona, Ibiza and Hong Kong.
Video artist, Niv, delivers visuals that get you feeling all sorts of things. Her style is vibrant, playful, and experimental, creating an atmosphere that keeps you intrigued and dancing. She’s fresh talent, but has already supported top acts including DJ SS, Mijk van Dijk, Josef K, Prototypes, Opuswerk, Madam X and Zutzut. Now based in Shenzhen, Niv has previously found home in Sydney, New Delhi and San Francisco. No matter where, she is blessed to find muses that inspire and support her.