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Randall is what they call an original junglist. He's the DJs DJ; ask either Andy C or Friction who inspired their DJing style, and they'll say Randall. Over two decades since he started spinning tunes, Randall remains a forward thinking musician and DJ. Randall is an unofficial resident at Friction's Shogun Audio here at The End, where he can still regularly be found tearing up the main room like it's 1995.
Event Horizon (Aka. Jack Creane) began establishing himself in the music scene at the age of 17, bringing a unique blend of Hip-Hop, Breaks, Dubstep and Drum and Bass to his sets. And has since then established himself in the club scene playing in venues like Cable (London), The Academy (Dublin) and giving DJ support to Funtcase, Genetix & Persist, Boy Kid Cloud, Dubba Jonny, Dream and more.
Executive Steve B2B Mecca
Executive Steve is wanted by police in more countries than he can name, has a weakness for the kindness and the company of women, is a fearless ace pilot, a revolutionary, a noted wit, raconteur and citizen of the world. Women want him, men want to BE him. Executive Steve likes his basslines low, his strings sampled and his beats broken.
Mecca is an Irish based DJ and Producer with a background in Punk, Hip Hop, Hardcore Techno and dark Ambient music who has been making quiet waves across the DnB world thanks to his innovative productions that build on the original 90's Blueprint of break-driven atmospheric bass music with a modern technical edge
Irish bass music producer DROKKR took up production around 4 years ago. In his music you can hear him taking influences from a 17 year love affair with electronic music. The live show that he currently brings to the table is one full of driving beats, quirky percussion and solid heavy duty bass.
Animal Picnic consists of Daniel Banker and Iñigo de la Riera, two friends, music producers and djs with a passion for electronic music. Their idea is to create a project based on music duality. On one hand, a side defined as ANIMAL, which refers to all the fauna, disinhibition and wildness that combines with darker and more aggressive sounds. On the other hand we have the PICNIC, happy, impulsive and euphoric, that mixes in to create joyful dance melodies.
King Kong Company
King Kong Company. Between 1996 and 2001 the six piece band packed in a string of unforgettable gigs all over the country. They shared a stage with Orbital and Underworld, rang in the Millenium to 30,000 people on the Quay's in Waterford and sold out just about every performance they ever made in their hometown. A 'dance' act, but with trumpets, vocals, percussion, keyboards, guitar and bass they appealed to a much wider audience. Their sound had a wealth of influences from reggae and ska to dub and even drum n'bass.
While other acts usual top their press bio with an endless list of co-signers, residencies, record labels, DJ gigs and radio stations, Kryptic Minds deliberately put emphasis on exactly what they actually do: Deep dupstep with a deft understanding of the tensions and contradictions buried within it. While other producers try to play on a broad variety of mood, tempos and directions, Kryptic Minds play with details, zooming in on edgy 140bpm half-step.
Making his name primarily through his dubstep/two-step output, Manchester's Joe Synkro effortlessly transcends electronic genres with his brand of deep bass driven music, hot stepping between 140 and 170bpm with a wide range of thoughtful and, at times, beautifully delicate sounds. Synkro proved himself a force to be reckoned with in 2010, releasing some of his finest work to date in the Autonomic framework showcased on the Autonomic Podcast's & on labels such as Exit (Mosaic Music EP), Blackout Music, & Med School (New Blood) including a remix of one of his tunes from the Exit Recordings label boss and noted electronic visionary dBridge..
Torann Drums have been playing together since early 2002, inspired by the tradition in Waterford for street percussion started by Waterford Spraoi. With support from Spraoi, Torann Drums had somewhere to come into existence. With so many different tastes within the group, it was, and still is, very difficult to put a genre on their sound. It doesn't fall into the expected categories of drumming groups, with ideas and influence coming from all over. The sound has been variously described as Tribal, Rock, Techno, Celtic, Drum'n'Bass and Contempory Irish.