Monday, January 22, 2007

Vault closing?

I've recently heard rumours that they're gonna shut down the legendary underground club (which is an actual bomb shelter, complete with a door that could withstand a nuclear attack) Vault in Vilnius, Lithuania. If it's true then it's truly a sad moment and an end of an era for Lithuanian underground music. Hopefully these arejust rumours and hey, then all the more reason to go to the OffKey event @ Vault on the 2nd of February.
Anyways, here are a few memories from Vault...

In case of a nuclear attack:

Vault's owner (and one of the nicest promotors ever) Mantas, droppin' gabber/noise/breakcore @ about 6AM (oh, the good old times...)

and last but not least, a clip from the Fallen Heroes East Block Tour from 2005, Submerged + myself B2B on the decs

Counterstrike [Capetown, SA] European Tour

From the Ohm Resistance family, Justin from Counterstrike is touring Europe again in February, last available date is Feb 16, anyone in the area wanting to book him, contact Confirmed dates are:

Feb 2nd - Renegade Hardware London UK
Feb 3rd - Hamburg Germany
Feb 9th - Lviv Ukraine
Feb 10th - Therapy Vienna Austria
Feb 16th - Available
Feb 17th - Rostock Germany


Counterstrike has played an instrumental role in putting South Africa on the world drum 'n bass map. Justin Scholtemeyer AKA Animal Chin and Eaton Crous AKA 500 Mills, have been active drum 'n bass DJ's on the club/rave circuit since the mid Nineties. Counterstrike has been producing drum 'n bass as a collective since 1998. "We work together because we are into the same type of sound... it does not matter if we did a track together or seperately... it still sounds like Counterstrike."

Axis + Trank - Blood Money / Nothing Remains [Algorythm Recordings forthcoming]

Soon out on promo, from South-Africa's Algorythm Recordings is a 12" from Axis + Trank - Blood Money / Nothing Remains that has been causing quite a ruckus. Check out Algorythm's myspace for audio.

The Kill Tour - Bong-Ra [NL] + Enduser [USA]

and now for something different...Bong-Ra from Holland + Enduser from Brooklyn, NYC will perform @ Kinomaja on the 27th of December to promote their The Kill EP so if you're interested of the harder side of breakbeats and in the area, this is not an event to be missed!


Bong-Ra's trademark 'jungle rock' style has been moulded over the past 7 to 8 years to become a recognizable and addictive sound. Although his compostions and tracks may vary there's always an adrenaline rush of some sort buzzing around. Mostly recognized for his part in the 'Yardcore' or 'Raggacore' sub genre, his tracks differ significantly and crossover ranges of styles which have played a part in his musical development, leaving an open mind when it come to sound and structure. Most important is the energy and mood of each track produced, and the vibe surrounding it.


Lynn Standafer is the unassuming, mild-mannered alter-ego of the one-man sonic wrecking crew known as Enduser. Born as the bastard son of KRS-One, Skinny Puppy, and Photek, and raised on a steady diet of hip-hop and early jungle records, Enduser smashes through genre walls with alternating punches of industrial strength drum and bass and hip-hop flavored breakcore. Since 1994, Enduser has been shredding through genre tags more quickly than they can be coined to describe his unique approach to the twisted world of hardcore broken beat music. Regardless of the labels on the dividers in record bins around the world, Enduser's music will always be defined by its use of complex drum programming and darkly distorted atmospheres to create a sense of frenzied unease. Take the viscera of a Romero film and the brooding of a Clive Barker novel and then splatter it against a landscape of urban decay at 200 miles per hour and you begin to get the feeling of an Enduser record where moments of calm ambience set up the vicious assaults of rhythm and noise. Enduser's is not music for the mindless rave zombie, and it is not for the faint of heart as it tears away at preconceptions about break-beat driven music while utilizing the best tricks of that well-tested tradition to excite and entertain.

Friday, January 19, 2007

BTK [Identity] Europe + UK Tour 2007

alright boys & girls, get your pencils out, BTK from Identity is doing his debute Europe tour in March/April, the confirmed dates are:

30/03 Above the Game - Renegade Hardware Album Launch @ Porto, Portugal
31/03 Above the Game - Renegade Hardware Album Launch @ Lisboa, Portugal
06/04 Above the Game - Renegade Hardware Album Launch @ The End, UK
08/04 CembranKeller @ Linz, Austria
13/04 Sussenfenalp @ Budapest, Hungria
14/04 ??? @ Serbia TBC
21/04 Cube @ Croatia
15/05 ??? @ Czech Rep. TBC

rest of the dates are fair game, for bookings in the Baltics and for a full presskit, contact me ->
AIM: coremantis

Hailing from Brazil, BTK is proving to be one of the most exciting new producers to emerge in the d&b scene and has already built an impressive back catalouge of productions to date, drawing and combining influences as diverse and leftfield as Cidinho & Doca, Jeff Mills, WJ Henze, Dave Clarke, Christian Varela, Underground Resistance, Chris Liebing, Poogie Bear, Mark V, DJ Rip, DJ BamBam, BBking, Nirvana & Metalica as well as grass roots d&b artists such as Cause 4 Concern, Ed Rush & Optical & Bad Company. never one to be tied to one style, BTK has proved his ability to switch between genres with ease as evident in his techno projects and other innovative productions his determination to smash down the boundries that have long been seprating underground music styles grows with every track that he creates.
A pivotal member of the d&b collective 'Identity' a collective of producers spread out over Puerto Rico, Brazil and USA each bringing their own talents and fresh sounds to drum&bass. They have taken the steps needed to learn to follow vibes and ideas through an online merging of their home studios. In a lot of respects the Identity sound is truly a yearning for the merging of the dance floor vibe so prevalent in current drum&bass and a twisted mix of techno styles. Brain Dead which has been recently released on Renegade Hardware's sister label Barcode is one of the crews most successful releases to date. The crew also have tunes signed with Freak, Salvage, Ohm Resistance, Darkitek, Flatline, ELP Collective, Sinuous, Venom Inc, Guerilla n many more. Receiving heavy support from the scenes top artists & Djs such as :- Stu C4C, John B, Raiden, Audio, Nightbreed, Masheen, NC-17, Submerged, Lethal and Khanage, C.A.B.L.E., S.P.Y, Ben XO, Prode, Propaganda, Pendulum, The Sect, Kano, Temper D, Donny, Quadrant, Tetradin, Evol Intent, Ewun, Spor, Infiltrata, Skitty, CorruptSouls, Paul B, Pyro, Sunchase, Counterstrike, Glitch, Jae Kennedy, The Upbeats, Gein, and many many more.
Expect at lot more material to surface as the collective continue to hold their own style in the scene. UK & Europe live apperances are in the pipeline and is the next logical step in their bid for worldwide infiltration.
Taking it to the next level, BTK has launched GRIND RECORDINGS, a new d&b label with a focus on the dancefloor and featuring artists from Brazil and around the world. GRIND has already enlisted the talents of some of d&b's hottest producers including C.A.B.L.E, SPY, Commix, Masheen, NC-17, Tetradin & much more. GRIND RECORDINGS is receiving heavy support all over the world by Loxy, Perpetuum, Fission, Friske, Genr8 (Alliance) and is becoming recognised as one of the world's heavy hitters. Stay tuned to hear more of what one of the world's freshest and most solid new d&b labels has to come.
Tune into the PARANOIA Drum & Bass show every Tuesday 5pm - 7pm [CST] with BTK + Guests Live on Bassdrive

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Obliterati 004 [Everything You Feel is Laced with Fucking Lies]

Also, the new LP from Ohm Resistance's second label, Obliterati is in stores now!

A) Temulent – I am the Devil
B1) Lethal and Khanage vs. Submerged – Cannibal Holocaust
B2) Enduser – End of the World
C) Lethal and Khanage – Rise of the Beast
D1) Submerged vs. Silent Killer vs. Enduser – No Real
D2) Submerged and Breaker – Four Minutes Hate

After the OBLITERATI YOUTH MINISTRY'S "Satisfaction of Giving Up" EP, Obliterati drops a new fearsome ep filled with truth, reality and gut wrenching pain. TEMULENT opens up with satanic fueled "I AM THE DEVIL", slaying you with cored out amens and seriously unbelievable chops. The "CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST" provided by LETHAL & KHANAGE VS SUBMERGED adds more smashing to the table than most people will be able to stomach. Anthemous vibes are created on "RISE OF THE BEAST" also produced by londons killer duo. The ep features more pieces and collaborations by SILENT KILLER, ENDUSER, SUBMERGED and BREAKER...

check Obliterati's Myspace for clips

Resist Records First Release (RSIS 01)

First release under Ohm Resistance's little sister (dubstep label), should be out in stores now, grab it while its hot!

Venez ft. Kondo - Hot Bitches
Venez ft. Dr.Israel - Pankration Fat Dub

The third label in the Ohm Resistance Group - RESIST RECORDS was formed as an outlet for dubstep and slower tempo music. Full circle back to the original Collision Substance we go...

Featured artists so far include the VENEZ, comprised of Zandor,"The Haitian Sensation", and " The Pakistani Chiller". Other artists include South Birmginham's SCORN and London's LETHAL. More onboard as we roll to the future.

Also check Resist's Myspace for Resist 002 audio!