Members: BAND: Barry Ashworth (Producer, Vocals, DJ) Seanie Tee (Vocals) Dave Budgen (Bass) Jack Cowens (Drums) Andreas Jensen (Guitar) Tim Hutton (Horns) Jean King (Guitar) GUESTS: Rodney P (Guest Vocals) Ashley Slater (Guest Vocals) T.K. Lawrence (Guest Vocals) Lindy Layton ( Guest Vocals) Terry Hall (Guest Vocals) Saxby (Horns) Sir Real (MC)
iLLBiLLY HiTEC Music Band, Berlin
iLLBiLLY HiTEC is a Berlin based collective, that is out to put the rootsy vibe back into modern productions, blending influences of dub, cumbia, bass music, hiphop and jungle into a very own style of reggae.
Live they team up with MCs and guest musicians, to fuse the raw energy of a traditional band performance, with the flow, excitement and hype of a DJ set.
Various single releases, the first album „Reggaetronics“ and growing feedback on hundreds of club and festival shows in Europe, Asia and Latin America, made iLLBiLLY HiTEC become one of the most exciting newcomers of it´s genre.
With the release of the second album „Reggae Not Dead“, they again show musical versatility and add an even wider range of flavors to their top level live performances. The group will be back on tour from spring 2016 on.
Cut La Vis DJ & Producer, UK
Brand new signing for 2015! Coming from a hip hop background, Brighton based Cut La Vis has made a name for himself with an array of dancefloor shaking blends and remixes for artists such as Dreadsquad, Blend Mishkin and Max Rubadub, as well as a couple of releases under his belt on other labels, not to mention a reputation as a great DJ and showman with his explosive sets alongside UKHH veteran Mystro at festivals and clubs throught the land.
Making the transition from mash-up maverick into original producer, you can still expect the usual reggae infused bangers, hip hop skanks and ska shakers thrown together to make a style all of his own. With his debut album already in the can featuring guests vocals from Tippa Irie, Lotek, Maddy Carty, Mystro and many more, expect to hear a lot from Cut La Vis and NICE UP! in 2015!
Fundracar Music Band, Greece
Blend Mishkin Dj & Producer, Greece
As is often the case, Athenian (Gr) born Blend Mishkin’s musical journey starts with humble beginnings where playing bass for local bands as a teen fully cemented his passion and desire to pursue a creative career.
Blend promptly made it a mission to expand his musical horizons and after completing a production/sound engineering course in London he took employment in various record shops & distributors through the late 90’s and as the noughties (00’s) started, Blend embarked on the beginning of his illustrious discography with productions/releases for seminal labels Pork Recordings & (LTJ Bukem’s) Cooking Records under his inaugural moniker of ‘Blend’.
As the noughties (00’s) progressed so too did Blend Mishkin’s production schedule which saw him releasing albums for Shadow Records (USA), Serious (Gr) and DSofa (Gr) whilst also heavily contributing exclusive tracks to many compilations, including respected labels such as Stereo Deluxe (De) and Instinct Records (USA) alongside official remixes for esteemed artists DJ Spooky, Wax Tailor, The Hot 8 Brass Band and Featurecast to name just a few.
As the calendar flipped into 2007, Blend Mishkin took the next important and logical step in his musical development and co-founded his very own label ‘Cast-A-Blast Recordings’. This venture has stood the test of time and proven to be an incredible platform for a wealth of talented/recognised International artists & producers as well as an opportunity to release and control his own productions which along the way has included the infamous ‘Palov & Mishkin’ collaboration along with numerous singles and riddim packs with some of the most respected vocalists on the global scene. As if that wasn’t enough, there was no stopping the inspiration as in ’07 Blend Mishkin also formed both the ‘Blend Sextet’, a six piece band and the ‘Cast-A-Blast Soundsystem’ with fellow label artists BnC, Sugahspank and Palov… both projects led to extensive touring of their Grecian homeland.
The last 10yrs has seen a solid progression in Blend Mishkin’s musical remit from his original diverse approach spanning hip hop, funk and reggae but gradually refining his focus to concentrate predominantly on reggae production to great success.
This refocus has since led to career defining moments such as working with veteran Jamaican vocalist Carlton Livingston, UK dancehall powerhouse Gappy Ranks, legendary NY wordsmith MC Jamalski also remixes for the likes of Dub Pistols, the Dirty Dubsters and Grant Phabao along with DJ’ing across every corner of Europe amongst one of his four notorious European tours that have occurred since 2010.
Its been 6yrs since Blend Mishkin has last released a full length album but thats all about to change as he gears up for a forthcoming Nice Up Records (UK) release in 2015 that sees the result of many hours/weeks/months of hard work, conducting the newly formed purpose made ‘Roots Evolution’ band to lace backdrops for a host of incredible vocalists for his next album release. Who knows where this next creative chapter will lead
Kill Emil DJ & Producer, Greece
Kill Emil is a Hip Hop-Downtempo producer and Beatmaker from Athens, Greece. He laces hip hop-based beats with his own upbeat rhythms to go above and beyond typical looped downtempo sounds. His sound and his warm instrumentals border on otherwordliness has matured immensely while always staying headnoddingly fresh.
His most impressive releases to date have been his “Salvation” LP which dropped back in September, and the “Lights & Shadows” LP from 2014, which solidified his esoteric and earthy sound .
Shared the stage with : Bonobo,Guts,Quantic and His Combo Barbaro,Ondatropica,Chinese Man,Gramatik,Dub Pistols,Looptroop Rockers,Barry Ashworth,Andy Smith,The Herbalizer and many more...
SKG ‘S Dub Alliance DJs & Producers, Greece
SKG's Dub Alliance is a reggae dub / steppa / bass trio from Thessaloniki Greece, its members are Big Shine, Digital Monk and Lorrd.