Darkside // Another Way Album launch party
BREAK (London / Symmetry Recordings)
SP MC (London / Exit Records)
LOCKEE (Bern / Mindstorm Records)
MC STONE (Fribourg / Neurocide)
CHRIS I.O. (Fribourg / Kill Tomorrow)
Pure D&B-Energie mit ordentlich Schmackes und Vibes verspricht die erste DARKSIDE der neuen Clubsaison: Zu Gast aus England ist Charlie Bierman aka BREAK, der legendäre Producer und Labelchef von Symmetry Recordings! Seit einer guten Dekade gehört er mit unzähligen Releases auf seinem eigenen Label und anderen wie Metalheadz oder Shogun Audio zur Top-Liga der internationalen D&B-Szene, nun tauft er sein brandneues Album «Another Way» in den heiligen Drum&Bass-Gemächern des Dachstocks! BREAK steht seit jeher für wuchtige Dancefloor-Fetzer mit spartanischen Breaks und treibenden Basslines, musikalisch raffiniert und oft Oldschool-angehaucht. Seine Spiel- und Experimentierfreude im Studio prägen den kraftvollen, warmen Analog-Sound seiner Tracks, die in einem Set immer klar herausstechen. So kam er im Verlauf seiner Karriere auch dazu, mehrere D&B-Über-Klassiker mit seinem eigenen Glanz zu versehen, so z.B. Shy Fx’ «Bambaata» oder DJ Dies’ «Clear Skyz». Lyrische Unterstützung erhält er vom ebenso legendären SP:MC, der mittlerweile seit knapp zwei Jahrzehnten auf dem ganzen Globus als Host einer Vielzahl renommiertester Events wie HOSPITALITY oder dem OUTLOOK-Festival unterwegs ist.
Abwechslungsreichen Local Support erhalten die beiden vom Berner Drum&Bass-Pionier DEEJAY MF, welcher seit 1992 hinter den Decks steht, dem RaBass95.6-Macher und langjährigen Dachstock-Resident DJ LOCKEE, dem vielseitigen Jungspund CHRIS IO und dem energetischen MC STONE von Neurocide, beide aus Fribourg.
Organized by: Dachstock
Break is one of DnB's most prolific producers, having released music on many of scenes top labels. From his first release in 2003 with A Sides's Eastside Records he went on to sign tracks to Commercial Suicide, Metalheadz, Soul:r, Subtitles, Shogun Audio and Exit records. His close ties to DNAudio, Quarantine and DJ Die yielded some of the best releases on their labels. Starting his own imprint Symmetry Recordings in 2006 opened the door for full control of his musical output, with 4 solo albums under his belt and a stack of singles and E.P's.
His remix skills have been regularly commissioned, leading to remixes of commercial artists such as Bloc Party, Miss Dynamite and Sigma & Rita Ora. Break was sought out for remixes of classic DnB tracks such as Shy Fx's Bambaata, Krome & Times' The Licence, Dillinja's Hard Noize and a still expanding list of many other top DnB tunes.
Acquiring a love for the breakbeat through jazz and funk records, Break learned the drums and piano at a young age and took to the turntables
at the age of fourteen. A talented musician with a wide range of influences, Break looks to push the barriers in whatever he’s doing. Crisp
breaks, heavy bass and strong melody are trade marks of his productions making him a firm favourite with a variety of the scenes top
DJs. Collaborating with vocalist Kyo on many of his album tracks, singles and other non DnB projects has added a talented and familiar voice to the Symmetry sound. Many other artists have been involved with the label and the list is too long to add, but with the likes of Calibre, Calyx & Teebee and DJ Die, with regulars such as Spectrasoul, Xtrah and Boston, the best talent is always keen to be involved.
Break topped the Beatport DnB annual chart for downloads of 2014 and 2016, and with most vinyl releases selling out, he's been a good bet for a successful release. Celebrating 10 years of his label in 2016, Break released the “Ten Years Of Symmetry L.P.” to mark the occasion, with
collaborations and new solo tracks making this one of the strongest releases to date. In 2017 the collaboration with MC Fats and Cleveland
Watkiss for 'We Are The People / Midnite Classic' received love from many of the scene's top DJ's and handful of other big remixes carried
Break into 2018. This year Break will press his 5th solo album, due to drop in late Autumn.
Making waves for over 15 years now, SP:MC has cemented himself as one of the most respected & busiest MCs on the circuit. His first break came in 2001 after the legendary MC GQ heard one of his early mixtapes [with DJ Jubei] & made them residents at his own monthly Emcee Sessions event at Digwalls in Camden. SP has close ties with Shogun Audio [after touring extensively with Friction], & Exit Records after becoming dBridge's MC of choice. He has also hosted events for a wide array of imprints including Renegade Hardware, Commercial Suicide, Hospital, Prototype, Bassbin, Good Looking, Metalheadz, Valve, Quarantine, Digital Soundboy, Symmetry, Soul:R, Innerground, DNAudio, Critical, Rinse, Tempa, Tectonic, Hessle Audio & 3024.
Versatility & quality control are guaranteed when SP's in the building. He cites MCs GQ, Dynamite & Conrad as early influences. In 2003 he was nominated for 'Best Breakthrough MC' at the Knowledge D&B Awards. He was then nominated for 'Best MC' at 1Xtra's XtraBass Awards in March 2007, & was shortlisted at the D&BArena Awards 2009-2016. In 2011, SP was crowned 'Best MC' at the D&BArena Awards.
His music production has also received widespread acclaim. 'Shadow' with Breakage & 'Surrender' with fellow MC Ben Verse set the standard, then 'Trust Nobody', released on the infamous Tempa imprint in 2008 made a serious impression. The Code 3 [consisting of long time friends SP, Jubei & Dakuan] track 'Living Proof' released on Exit Records in 2010, is considered by many a modern classic. 2011 saw his vocals feature on Icicle's mighty 'Dreadnaught' released on Shogun Audio. Soon after, another huge 12" landed on Tempa in the form of 'Hunted' [with LX One] & 'Oh my Gosh'. His 4-track 'Declassified E.P' released in 2013 saw further experiments at 140bpm. In 2015 he released 'Kingsland Dub' another collaboration with LX One on his LP 'Motions' & 'We Run Dis' on the final Digital Soundboy LP.