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Get DISTORTED @ Civic this Sat!!!!

So as we break up and go our separate ways over Christmas Bass legends DISTORTION thought they would help us  end 2012 on a very big BANG!!!Arguably one of the hottest producers of 2012   xKore  (uk) will be smashing out the heavy tunes at the Civic Underground, headlining what will be one of the biggest  bass parties of the year!!
Having just completed the FIREPOWER tour, the 18yr old is ready to annihilate   your eardrums!!
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Lets be honest if F3tch wasn’t born in Australia then he’d be touring world wide and we’d be extremely lucky to see  him at any club gig in Aus, he’s simply that good. Signed to Rottun and Play Me,  his original production is next level and his ability to reproduce an original tune when a remix is requested has seen this man’s name on many a dj’s record bag (memory stick, serato playlist etc )
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ptjiAvDkM]Of course it isn’t a Distortion without the  local bass loving freaks Acetone, Enochi, Deli, Dogg Bless and introducing MetLad who’s fast become one of the Distortion FamilyAs always simply say Distortion at the door for discount entry ($15) AND $25 GENERAL ENTRY

More info on the event HERE.
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Kobra Kai Single Launch!!!!

From a residency at Home Nightclub in Sydney, to slots on festivals including The Big Day Out, Future Music, Creamfields and Stereosonic, Sydney’s Kobra Kai have been electrifying dancefloors all over the country!!

Kobra Kai celebrated the release of their acclaimed self titled album in 2011 with a National headlining tour, and are quickly gaining a massive following  with support from JJJ and FBI among others!

The all live bass act utilise powerful music technology to work in a parallel world between the home digital studio and the live stage, combining live electronic and acoustic drums, various synthesizers, guitars and a range of vocals. Kobra Kai wield a unique live setup, to deliver a unique, powerful electronic sound, successfully moulding the club scene with the live scene.

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The 5 piece act have been busy in the studio,and are celebrating the launch of  “Firestorm” the first single to be released off their highly anticipated  2nd L.P, “Insession” this Saturday the 22nd of Dec at FBI SOCIAL!

Joining them for an epic night of dirty basslines and party rhythms will be:

SHAMIK (Canadian  Beat Boxer )
SPIKEY TEE– Uk/AUS
KAKHAND
FOREIGNDUB
More info on the night here.530611_10151116499436260_622429154_n

South Rakkas Crew Celebrate 10 YEARS!!!!!

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Diplo and ‘N Sync? Deerhoof and Elephant Man? Tricky and Michael Jackson? M.I.A and Thom Yorke? Just one name links up this diverse, groundbreaking posse: forget Kevin Bacon—when it comes to six degrees of the most cutting-edge music production out there, there’s only South Rakkas Crew.

The duo comprised of Dennis “D-Rakkas” Shaw and Alex “Alex G” Greggs, took an unusual path to become the dons of digital funk.

South Rakkas first gained fame for their blazing dancehall riddims (“Clappas,” “Red Alert,” “Bionic Ras,” “Chinkuzi” anyone?), which brought production work for stars like Vybz Kartel, Mr. Vegas, Elephant Man.

SRC can flex from Beenie Man and Bounty Killer one moment, T-Pain the next, and then on to the likes of M.I.A., Lily Allen, Beck, Duran Duran, Justin Timberlake, The Bug, Warrior Queen, Britney Spears, and Shakira—all of whom have been touched by South Rakkas’ edgy studio savvy.

 D-Rakkas and Alex G met up while working at a recording studio in Toronto, Canada. Both had roots in the local hip-hop/reggae scene: Alex G created beats for local rap groups and, erm, Barenaked Ladies, while D-Rakkas spent his youth as charismatic, party-starting DJ

The concept for SRC first hatched, though, when the duo moved to Orlando, Florida to become a crucial part of ‘N Sync’s production team.
While South Rakkas kept a foot in the pop game, they’ve also been acclaimed by the underground and critics alike. When beat king Diplo put out South Rakkas’ Mad Again and The Mix Up eps on his Mad Decent label, the blogosphere proved unanimous in its praise: Prefix raved about Mix Up’s “production perfection,” while Thom Yorke was dropping the Boy 8-Bit mix of “Mad Again” while guest DJing on Gilles Peterson’s BBC radio show.

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SRC were then chosen to remix hip-hop ledgend Tricky’s entire West Knowle Boy album transforming it into a high-voltage electro and sublime space-disco monster. BBC called it “a collision of exotic and intoxicating rhythms that dance around truly body-rocking beats, hammered and glued into forms that enthrall and excite… Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew is an electrifying listen, invigorating the parts Tricky can’t usually reach.”

In 2010, D-Rakkas and Alex G dropped what would be their last album together, as the production duo, The Stimulus Package, via Mad Decent.  Critics again united in unanimous admiration: The Fader said “South Rakkas Crew wants to start 2010 with energy. The Stimulus Package brims with their brand of rugged ragga that is laced with songs that could be heard at an all-night dance party at some club we’ve never been to in Madrid”

South Rakkas Crew don’t just throw down the gauntlet in dancehall, but kick open doors in dubstep and electro…South Rakkas Crew do everything on this album short of painting a sign that they are THE experimental force in dancehall music… A superb body of work by superb and veteran producers and remixers.”

2009 saw a  string of massively successful Australian festival tour dates, as well as  M.I.A personally selecting South Rakkas to open her N.E.E.T. label showcase.

Now solely led by D-Rakkas and producing  8 new releases over the past year,South Rakkas Crew is now celebrating 10 years of great music from Reggae/Dancehall to Jamaican flavored Electro, House, Moombahton, Dubstep, Trap, and a decade’s worth of classic releases.

South Rakkas Crew will be celebrating this  huge milestone with an international tour hitting AUS/NZ shores in May next year!!

Dont just  take our word for it, have a listen to this  rare DJ mix of 100% original South Rakkas Crew Electro-Dancehall tracks mixed by South Rakkas CEO and founder DJ D-Rakkas. Now you can see for yourself why SRC were dubbed the godfathers of Electro-Dancehall and  how they’ve influenced today’s EDM!!

Stay tuned for tour dates  in the new year!!

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