Finally, the first BASSFESTinc. beta version gig is starting to roll this year. For all of you who don’t know what BASSFESTinc, its a collaboration of forces from the Indonesian bass music community, to take the drum n bass & dub step scene to another level. This event will be held at Marley, Friday 10 February 2012.
And this 1st gig we bring you one of the hottest drum n bass dub step producer, from the Viper recording camp. Since we saw him 2 years ago at the Paradise In Bali Festival , we already feel that he is the one that gonna smash Jakarta to pieces with his work.
Hailing from Perth the epicenter of the Australasian drum and bass scene, Shockone aka Karl Thomas is fast becoming one of D&B’s major talents.
2009 has seen Shockone come of age with the release of ‘The Shockone EP’, featuring the chart topping ‘Polygon’. This tune received major air play world wide with high rotation play listing on Australia’s Triple J radio and Radio 1’s Annie Mac penning it as ‘The biggest drum and bass tune out’. The EP’s three drum and bass tunes achieved the top 3 spots on beatports drum and bass chart, and ‘Adachigahara’s Theme’ stayed at number 1 on the dubstep chart for over a month, subsequently being voted as beatports number 1 all time classic dubstep tune. Following this Shockone released his remix of the Brookes Brothers epic ‘Crackdown’ on Viper recordings ‘Acts of madmen LP’ which was labeled “Album of the Week” on Zane Lowe BBC Radio 1. Shockone’s collaborations with Phetsta, ‘The Sun 2009’ and ‘Cyclones’ have also received high rotation on radio world wide.
2009 also saw Shockone take out Best tune of the year at the Perth dance music awards for the third year running with ‘Polygon’, as well as best drum and bass dj and best broken beat producer for the second year in a row.
2010 could best be described as the year of the remix for Shockone. His remix discography reading like a who’s who of drum and bass and electronic music in general: Brookes brothers – Crackdown, Netsky- I Refuse, Bcee – Help You, Chicane – Come Back, Cutline – Die For You, Mutya Buena & Agent X – Fallin, all receiving major DJ and radio support worldwide. 2010 also brings the release of the highly anticipated Shockone – ‘Re-fix’ EP, a collection of VIP’s and remixes of the massively successful ‘Shockone EP’.
Shockone is currently completing production on his debut LP due out for release early 2012. This long awaited solo album is sure to push boundaries, cross genres, max the envelope and so on.
With his tracks being aired frequently by the scenes biggest hitters such as Andy C, Hype, Friction, High Contrast and Matrix + Futurebound, it is only a matter of time before you find yourself rocking out to Shockone!
Here’s some preview for you guys :
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This event promoted by : Javabass, 247DubStep, Dafkaf, Junglizta, Crimescene
Supported by : Free! Magazine, Freemagz.com, ravelex.net, Rimbawan Gerilya, The Global Port