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BBA x Plasma & The Operatives combine to present SWRVE. A new night for Melbourne selecting some of our best local artists crossing over genre's from Beats, Hip hop, Dnb, Bass music, grime + more.
Safire (WITH YOU / SET THE BAR SINGLE LAUNCH)
Angus Green (ETERNAL EP LAUNCH)
Hi Trax (SCRATCHES RECORDS)
Idle Minds Workshop (JPS & HOOVES)
Krown (MILITARY MIND)
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The Operatives, Plasma and Twisted Audio combine to present Alix Perez as he returns downunder representing some of the finest sounds in drum and bass with his acclaimed 1985 music imprint.
May 31, 2019
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BBA, Plasma & Outlook festival combine to bring Melbourne a stellar & diverse lineup featuring Doc Scott (UK), Zed Bias (UK), DLR (UK), Black Josh (UK) representing the sounds Outlook festival has grown to be known for.
Zed Bias AKA Maddslinky
DLR / Sofa Sound Bristol
Black Josh Ape
Mo R Ph
Kymaera (Oscillate Bass)
Jimmy Barber B2B Tom Millski (Dark Riddims)
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BBA & Plasma return to begin a series of seasonal events at Seven Nightclub. Kicking off with their annual Outlook Festival launch, presenting a showcase of what is currently one of the most buzzing cities for bass music - Manchester’. Dub Phizix - who currently holds the crown for MCR’s top DnB export alongside ‘Chunky' & 'Jonny Dub' of Levelz (a collective of MCs and DJs who exploded on to the scene with their take on hip hop, bass and grime) - the styles Outlook Festival have grown to be known for. Holding it down in Melbourne is one of our finest ‘Safire’ - who’s represented Australia at Outlook since 2012, he will be performing his first major show in Melbourne since last year's tour of Europe. Seven Nightclub boasts a brand-new fit out with top quality sound and lighting in a prime space, BBA x Plasma will be the first to host bass, hip hop and DnB at Seven. Melbourne - The HYPE is real. More info soon.
Dub Phizix (UK, Senkasonic, Exit)
CHUNKY (UK, LEVELZ)
Monkey Marc Ft. KODIAK KID
Jonny Dub (UK, LEVELZ)
Safire (Plasma, Shogun)
Warwick Woz b2b Emelyne
B2B Mashup till close 🤘
Dub Phizix - https://soundcloud.com/dubphizix
The creator of a new style of Drum and Bass music that fuzes influences from all corners of the globe, Manchester based Drum and Bass producer Dub Phizix began his obsession with music over 20 years ago. At the time Dub Phizix, (or George to his mum) was just someone who annoyed the neighbours. By 10 years into his career of music construction, Dub Phizix was an accomplished producer having made music in a variety of styles for MTV, BBC, Nokia and 4Music.Having reached 4 million views on Youtube, 2011 and 2012 will be remembered for the impact ‘Marka’ has had on not just drum and bass, but electronic music in general.Dub Phizix has traversed the globe and taken his unique sound to all six continents including shows and tours across the US, India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and more as well as being one of the most in demand DJ’s across the UK and playing nearly every major city in Europe with appearances at major festivals including Exit, Global Gathering, Outlook, Boomtown and many more.
For such a stalwart of the Manchester and UK underground music scene, it’s hard to believe that Zimbabwe born Chunky is yet to enter into his late 20s.
Picking up a mic and appearing on sets around the city as a teenager, his individuality would see him hold down mic duties at residencies at two of the city’s most recognised nights, Hit&Run and Hoya:Hoya. He’d also become the frontman for True Tiger, Swamp 81 and Riot Jazz as well as being the man asked to host sets by everyone from Jackmaster, Oneman, Ben UFO to Detroit underground legend Dabrye and seemingly endless DJs from festivals in Europe to the coasts of Australia. Chunky is more than just a mic man though and proved this by releasing ‘The Chunky EP’ on Swamp 81 in late 2012. The four tracker featured a take on underground dance music that echoed the individuality of his mic skills. It received widespread acclaim and saw him appearing on line-ups playing music as well as continuing to be as in demand as ever on the mic. Drawing influences from all corners of the shop, Chunky’s DJ sets deliver seriously weighty selections delivered with pure exuberance, as proved by his sets at Hoya:Hoya, Fabric, Soundwave Festival and more.
Jonny Dub - https://soundcloud.com/jonnydubhoya-hoya
Jonny Dub is regarded by many in the know as one of the most talented DJ's to come out of his home town Manchester in the last decade.His playing style and musical tastes are so varied and diverse that he's equally at home playing House, Techno, Garage or Afrobeat as he is playing Grime, Jungle & Hip Hop. In the last few years Jonny has been an integral part of one of the UK’s most exciting music collectives ‘Levelz’, who have taken the music scene by storm with their high energy shows and lively performances and have gone on to play festivals and headline shows all around Europe. Levelz have been featured in DJ Mag, The Guardian, Beats 1 & Channel 4. Jonny is also the founder of ‘Hold Your Corner’, a weekly mix series that explores underground scenes around the World and shines a light on some of the key figures involved. Hold Your Corner has a global following and listenership, and has recently been shortlisted for an award in this years Online Radio Awards. As well as his own weekly show Jonny has done guest mixes on some of the top radio stations around the World including Apple Beats 1, Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Rinse FM, Red light Radio, NTS, Tilos Radio, Dub Lab, Block FM & featured on Boiler room.
Safire is regarded as one of Australia’s finest Drum and Bass artists, whilst moving from strength to strength over the last couple of years with most recent signings to Noisia's 'Invisible recordings', Friction's 'Shogun Audio' & Dispatch Recordings.
Safire has been moulding his craft for the past eight years whilst running the long-standing night 'Broken Beat Assault' orchestrating the highest quality DnB events in Melbourne & most recently setting up his own label 'Plasma Audio' launched at the beginning of 2014 featuring some of dnb's top producers
Collaborating with a number of well-known producers such as Icicle, Sabre, DLR, Cern & Dabs. His deep, techy tunes have been gaining well-deserved recognition across the dnb landscape
Upcoming releases include tracks on Shogun, Invisible, Plasma Audio & Dispatch Recordings. 2017 has seen Safire play shows throughout Europe including Outlook Festival Let it roll festival, London, Bristol, Berlin, Prague, Toulouse and Japan
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After 12 years of monthly internationals and over 130 shows, its been a while out but we’re going in big for our return.
We're teaming up with Plasma Melbourne to present this year’s Outlook Festival launch with two of the genre’s finest in Skeptical & DRS. Bringin' Melbourne a taste of the global standard in bass music & sound system culture at the newly renovated My Aeon, We’ll be jammin' on 2 very well tuned Funktion One rigs in two beautifully sound treated rooms, spanning across 2 levels of beats and live paint in the courtyard from talented artists. Expect vibes the Melbourne dnb scene has grown to remember from us.
Skeptical (Exit Records)
MC DRS (Soul:R)
Safire (Shogun, Plasma)
Future Engineers (Plasma)
UPSTAIRS (Beats, Hip hop, dub)
Sekkleman (Moonshine Recs)
Bevin Campbell (PBS FM)
Woz - Warwick Perrin (Loose Joint)
kufatali (Sleep Deprivation)
LIVE PAINT OUTSIDE
Senekt (Good deals, Backwoods Gallery)
+ More TBA
OUTLOOK FESTIVAL - https://soundcloud.com/outlookfestival
Outlook Festival is the largest Soundsystem Culture festival in Europe, bringing together the biggest names from the most vibrant and cutting edge dance scenes around. During four days at the end of summer, the festival is set in an abandoned fort perched above the Adriatic sea, next to a beach right near Pula, Croatia. When we talk about bass music we don’t mean the bastardised commercial version currently being sold to children, we mean underground dancefloor music, whether it be house, techno, dubstep, reggae, dub, hiphop, garage, grime, electronica, etc. As Duke Ellington puts it “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.” Now approaching its tenth year, Outlook has grown rapidly and is going from strength to strength. Anyone who has come to any of the last nine Outlooks will tell you how amazing the vibe was, how wicked the music was, how beautiful the smiling people were and how stunning the setting is.
SKEPTICAL - https://soundcloud.com/skeptical
As a DJ and producer whose natural passion for music in all its forms eventually spilled over into a full blown production habit, Skeptical has been responsible for some of the most damaging yet delicate tracks occupying the realms of current drum & bass.Critically featured releases have been coming thick and fast on a range of the biggest labels in the genre. From the deadly Blue Eyes EP on the taste-driven label that is Ingredients Records, to a slew of impeccable releases on highly esteemed imprints such as Exit Records, Dispatch, Renegade Hardware, and with forthcoming releases due on Metalheadz, Soul:r, Commercial Suicide & Samurai, Skeptical has smashed it out for almost every dark drum & bass label worth its salt.And of course as one third of the team behind ‘Marka’ – the undisputed drum & bass champion track of 2011, Skeptical has attained a legendary status amongst the ranks of D&B producers. ‘Marka’ was a tour de force of ominous, intensely atmospheric production that goes off on the dance floor.Skeptical is a producer who can stimulate your cerebrum with his innovative bass structures and put an exit wound in your brain with destructive DJ sets that have made him a Renegade Hardware favourite. Only the biggest of things are to be expected from a producer who has only just begun to give the drum & bass public a tantalising idea of his musical mettle.
DRS - https://soundcloud.com/mcdrs
Alongside MC Conrad, MC D.R.S. has managed to successfully bring a human voice to the emotive drum'n'bass music of LTJ Bukem's Good Looking Records empire, performing live at their performances and on some of the Progression Sessions albums. While other MCs struggle to merge rapping with the complex rhythms of drum'n'bass in the late '90s, the man otherwise known as Delroy Pottinger has already proven himself as one of the few MCs able to comfortably rap alongside some of the top drum'n'bass DJs in Britain. Like many of the other innovative drum'n'bass artists of the early to mid-'90s, he grew up as a teenager interested in breakdancing and the accompanying hip-hop culture characterized by artists such as Run-D.M.C. and Kurtis Blow. From there, it was a natural progression for Pottinger to begin rapping at the DJ parties. Soon, he was making demo tapes made with turntables, drum machines, and a microphone. By his late teens, he began attending local raves in Manchester and Liverpool before he eventually became the resident MC at Club Xtreme, where Pottinger first met Bukem and MC Conrad. It wasn't long before Conrad personally gave Pottinger a call, asking him to join the Good Looking camp. Since that moment when he became known as MC D.R.S., he has quickly become known as one of the top MCs in the drum'n'bass game, first appearing on Blame's Logical Progression, Vol. 2 and then in a more prominent role on that same DJ's contribution to the Progression Sessions album. Fast forward to 2017. DRS has collaborated with a vast number of the genre’s most prolific artists to create albums “I don’t usually like MC’s But…..” and "Mid Mic Crisis” both on Marcus Intalex’s own Soul:r imprint as well as a plethora of collaborations on other projects with labels such as Signature, Critical Music and Metalheadz to name a few.
SAFIRE - https://soundcloud.com/safirebba
Safire is regarded as one of Australia’s finest Drum and Bass artists, whilst moving from strength to strength over the last couple of years with most recent signings to Noisia's 'Invisible recordings', Friction's 'Shogun Audio' & Dispatch Recordings.Safire has been moulding his craft for the past eight years whilst running the long-standing night 'Broken Beat Assault' orchestrating the highest quality DnB events in Melbourne & most recently setting up his own label 'Plasma Audio' launched at the beginning of 2014 featuring some of dnb's top producersCollaborating with a number of well-known producers such as Icicle, Sabre, DLR, Cern & Dabs. His deep, techy tunes have been gaining well-deserved recognition across the dnb landscapeUpcoming releases include tracks on Shogun Ltd, Invisible, Plasma Audio & Dispatch Recordings. 2014 has seen Safire play shows throughout Europe including Outlook Festival, London & AmsterdamSafire facebook: www.facebook.com/safirebba Safire Soundcloud: @safirebba Plasma Web: plasmacolab.co
FUTURE ENGINEERS - https://soundcloud.com/future-engineers
Having released popular Drum & Bass music since 1997, on leading labels such as Renegade, Partisan, 720 degrees, and Good Looking Records, Future Engineers finally launch brand new imprint Transference Recordings. It is designed to become a regular outlet - via digital download stores - for top quality and forward-thinking, deep D&B music.
The label sets off on a very strong foot with Future Engineers delivering the superb Ellipse EP – a refreshingly diverse collection of deeper D&B tracks from the top drawer.
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Icicle returns to Australia & New Zealand with 6 shows across the South Pacific this August/September!
Melbourne - Friday August 26th @ Rubix warehouse venue, Brunswick. Void soundsystem installed.
Early birds on sale now!
More info TBA
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Little is known about The Upbeats' new project so far. And what is known is being kept very close to Dylan and Jeremy’s chests, but here’s what we do know… De-Evolution is made up of 3 parts being released throughout 2016 by Noisia’s flagship Vision Recording from April 22.
They have let it slip that Part 1 will feature 5 new tracks, including a collaboration with DNB/Halftime stalwarts, Ivy Lab. Eagerly awaited, Part 2 and 3 will follow later in the year.
And it is Melbourne's turn to experience the launch of the De-Evolution Project on May 13 at W4 & W4
Our last show with The Upbeats was a highlight of 2015, come be a part of what will no doubt be yet another fantastic Upbeats gig!
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Release your primal instincts this Summer with the return of Melbourne’s most unique multi-genre mini festival. Get ready for a massive day/night event featuring a 3 level jungle-themed environment, unique interactive decor setup, cutting-edge lighting displays and mind-bending visuals.
We've upped the ante yet again on our 5th year running TRIBE to deliver a night that pushes all boundaries of underground entertainment. Let yourself go and explore your primal being with one of the biggest drum & bass lineups ever to hit Melbourne!
Limited hard print tickets available from 'Ministry of Style' - Fiztroy
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BBA PRESENTS PLASMA - CALYX & TEEBEE, ICICLE, THE UPBEATS - HIFI BAR
A new creative platform based in Melbourne, Australia 'Plasma Collaborative' will present of some of the world's cutting edge talent from established and new Artists around the globe. Plasma launches it's website in December 2013 and shortly after their first Vinyl / Digital release.
The collective will output and create through a variety of components; Electronic Music, hand made limited edition Apparel, Digital Media Production (Music videos, production tutorials, sample packs) and boast it's own music studio facility in Melbourne.
At Hifi bar Janurary the 4th, BBA & Plasma presents a collaboration of music & art at one of Melbourne's best venues showcasing Live Plasma art, Apparel, 3D visuals & our 1st vinyl release 'Plasma Audio 001'. Plasma Audio 001 might just feature one of the artists listed below...?
HIFI BAR 04.01.14
CALYX & TEEBEE (UK)
THE UPBEATS (NZ)
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In association with Thump & BBA, Plasma Presents Noisia & The Upbeats at Max Watts (Previously Hi Fi Bar) for an exclusive Melbourne show, coinciding with their upcoming Australia & New Zealand tour this September. Early bird tickets sold out, General admission available now.
TOUR PRESS RELEASE
Primary Talent in association with THUMP, HORIZONS TOURING and FUZEN ENTERTAINMENT are proud to present the return tour of Dutch drum & bass trio NOISIA across Australia and New Zealand for an 8-date tour of some of the countries most iconic venues. Joined by co-conspirators of their latest joint EP ‘Dead Limit’ [out now via Noisia’s own imprint Vision Recordings] Wellington’s The Upbeats. With together over twenty years experience behind decks, don’t miss the rare chance to see two legendary DNB acts with tickets on sale.
THUMP knighted Noisia "the undisputed kings in triplicate of hard-edged, continental drum & bass". In less than a decade the Dutch trio, heralded by their and uniquely emotional and visceral sound and unparalleled technical skill, have crossed multiple genres, scored for triple A video games, had their music used on trailers for Hollywood blockbusters, produced and remixed tracks for some of the world's biggest artists, including Skrillex, Labrinth, deadmau5 and The Prodigy, all whilst carving out a world-renown reputation with their own music including their critically acclaimed hybrid DNB album "Split The Atom". After shattering subs across Europe through summer festivals for the better part of the year, they return to down-under to perform their latest and classic tracks alike
Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, Terror Snake and Downie Wolf are The Upbeats, one of the most legendary production/DJ teams to emerge out the abundant NZ drum & bass scene. From playing ironic bootleg mash-ups at a tiny rock bar, to owning and operating their own record label, Non Vogue, this substantially more motivated "Wayne and Garth" of the drum & bass world are genuine innovators.Known for their skills at constructing both digital pub rock anthems for the club and genuinely emotional home listening material - their musicality has seen them collaborate with or remix for the likes of Ed Rush and Optical, Bad Company, Hive, Gridlock, Bulletproof, TREi, State of Mind, Shapeshifter and MSTRKRFT.
FULL TOUR DATES
FRI 25 SEPT HQ COMPLEX ADELAIDE
SAT 26 SEPT GREENWOOD HOTEL SYDNEY
SAT 26 SEPT MAX WATT'S MELBOURNE
SUN 27TH SEPT METRO CITY PERTH
THURS 1ST OCT BODEGA WELLINGTON
FRI 2ND OCT THE STUDIO AUCKLAND
SAT 3RD OCT THE BEDFORD CHRISTCHURCH