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State Of Mind, Annix + Tantrum Desire
Friday October 12
The Collective & HQ present…
STATE OF MIND
ctoafn, DnBassador, Roost + MC Griff
< ANNIX >
Having cemented themselves firmly as one of the hottest prospects in the UK Drum and Bass scene, it is with no surprise that that Annix’s debut album ‘Inception’ has been regarded as one of the most anticipated underground releases of the year. Consisting of members Konichi and Decimal Bass, Annix have been slaves to the studio since early 2006, identifying their musical backgrounds as the driving force behind their passion for Drum and Bass.
Citing their addition to the Urban Agency roster as a significant step in their recent progression, Annix have swiftly moved up the ladder in terms of live performance, and have an impressive selection of shows already under their belt. Support from the likes of Kmag and D&B Arena has certainly turned a few heads in the past year, and the October release of ‘Inception’ is one of the significant events in the 2013 Playaz Recordings calendar.
The Annix affiliation with Playaz manifested itself late in 2012 when ‘Late Manouvre’ found its way on to the ‘The Flavours Vol. 4’ EP, alongside the likes of Majistrate and Optiv. This catapulted Annix into 2013, with consistent support from DJ Hype on his Kiss FM show, as well as a release on DJ Hazard’s esteemed Radius Recordings. From here, Annix were selected by Hype to perform at the Playaz Easter Special, which also allowed them to compile their first Fabric Live mix for the iconic London venue. In Playaz, Annix have stated they now have a label that they ‘are 100% happy with’, and despite a quiet few months of writing and perfecting their material, Annix insist their new batch of songs will ‘cause some damage’! and are certainly ones to watch moving into 2014.
< State of Mind >
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, State of Mind are the duo of Stu Maxwell and Patrick Hawkins. They formed in 2005 and have released 4 studio albums and 1 live album.
The list of labels worked with reads like a who’s who of drum and bass. It includes Blackout, BSE, Universal, Uprising, Shogun, Project 51, Viper, Subtitles, Eatbrain, DATE, Citrus, Bad COmpany, 31 Records, CIA and more. State of Mind are now signed to Black Sun Empire’s flagship ‘Blackout’ label.
Not content being more producers, State of Mind also run their own label, SOM Music. With over 30 releases from a wide range of global artists, SOM Music is regarded as a label at the forefront of harder DnB. It is distributed by Triple Vision and Rhythm Method.
Finally, State of Mind are well known as the former hosts of popular ‘Next Level’ 95BFM drum and bass show. It currently continues in podcast format.
< Tantrum Desire >
Jay Faleye otherwise known as Tantrum Desire, is an electronic producer/DJ from London, UK. His love and passion for Drum & Bass music escalated since the early 2000s and has remained strong ever since.
Dividing his studio time, Tantrum Desire has been busy with his live shows throughout the years, touring in many cities across the UK, Europe, USA and Australia.
In addition to this, he has affiliated with labels such as Universal Island Records, Ministry of Sound, 3beat, with also building a history in high demand remixes for likes of The Wanted, Laidback Luke, Rusko, Matrix & Futurebound, Wideboys, Utah Saints, the list goes on.
The future is bright for the fact that Tantrum Desire has become one of the most exciting production outfits to date, with the fire to innovate and take things to the next level.
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