Pulsing with whompin’ basslines through the night to the wee hours of the morn, Nozstock’s largest dance arena is a converted cowshed run by our own musical prodigies, Dex, Octo-pi & Koncept. This dance arena houses deep and dirty drum n bass. Cubicles revellers will be treated to the heart shaking bass and breaks of local resident talents alongside some of the most skillful world-renowned turntablists from the DJ establishment.
Ram Records Saturday Night takeover
That’s right Nozstock, we are proud & excited to announce that Andy “The Executioner” C is back! Without a doubt the undisputed king of Drum & Bass and owner of the mighty Ram Records never fails to blow the roof off the Cubicles with his outstanding DJ skills and track selection that can’t be challenged. Nozstock would not be the same without Andy C and as you all know… get to the Cubicles early!
Calyx and TeeBee’s sets are always packed with integrity and energy, covering a range of styles and sounds. Boasting releases on a glittering array of D&B’s most respected labels before coming together, 2006s The Quest was considered the landmark release of that year. However it was the highly anticipated Anatomy LP that gained them massive support from the games big players, topping sales charts for months.Following its release, Calyx & TeeBee have embarked on non-stop tours across the globe, venturing into joint DJ sets featuring 6 decks and 2 mixers with both DJs in action simultaneously.
Signed to RAM Records in 2010, a steady stream of releases have helped cement D.C Breaks profile as supreme DJs with a unique sound. 2009 saw the release of ‘Pickett Line’, one of their biggest tracks to date, which received swathes of Radio One support. Their ‘Halo EP’ was equally championed with MistaJam calling them ‘the Hottest Production team out there’ Unleashing anthemic basslines on dancefloors from London to LA, the duo have also brought big hype to the scene from their brilliant reworks of Tinie Tempah, Example and even JLS. DC Breaks have spent years crafting their unique live performances and they are rapidly becoming one of the most exciting acts in Drum & Bass.
Frankee is part of a new wave of producers and is quickly becoming the talk of the town He started spinning vinyl at 14 but at 22 his focus changed to production. This lead to a collaboration with Basher and gave Frankee the confidence to hand a demo to Andy C. 2 months later saw his premier outing on RAMs sister label, Program! Having gained support for his tracks Firethorn & Pandorum, the future is set to be bright for Frankee, as he continues to appear at shows from the UK to Europe, taking his sound to the masses. As the inspiration & production fuels, you’re guaranteed to hear much more from this new talent, as the name Frankee is quickly becoming the talk of the town!
Hailing from Kent Ray Smith AKA Ray Ramage has been with the Ram family for years – playing at some of the biggest events in the Drum N Bass scene and doubling as their PR manager! He obviously knows his craft! Ray has supported the likes of 2Shy, Culture Shock and the great Andy C and kicks off Rams Saturday night Cubicles takeoever in style…
Rest of weekend
There are few figures in electronic music who manage to combine commercial success with underground respectability but TC manages it. It was the release of TC’s debut album ‘Evolution’ in 2007 that propelled the young producer to D&B’s top table and earned him the titles of ‘Breakthrough Producer’ and ‘Producer Of The Year’ at the BBC Radio 1Xtra Drum & Bass Award and nabbed him unprecedented radio support. The epic ‘Get Down Low’ smashed dancefloors throughout the country and certified TC as a drum n bass elite.
One of the most important figures in the Metalheadz crew, since he was snapped up by Goldie, Jubei is the name of everyone’s lips. Since his 2006 debut ‘Still There’ he’s collaborated with industry heavyweights like Alix Perez and S.P.Y , played at major festivals including Outlook, released for Renegade Hardware, Shogun Audio and Critical Music plus worked with Goldie on the orchestral piece ‘Sine Tempus’ for the BBC proms. His profile continued to rise following 2012s ‘Say Nothin’ which received heavy BBC radio support and ushered in a new style for Jubei – with productions around 140 BPM. His tunes have been played by the likes of Vivek and Youngsta and now he’s bagged himself a space on the Nozstock line up…
Stealth Aka Ali Pearce is a London born DJ and producer who’s diverse style has led to releases on some of the industries most respected labels including – RAM, Critical and Renegade Hardware. After honing his skills on the illegal rave scene in the late 90’s, he was picked up as a warm up artist for the legendary promotion ‘Movement’, going on to play at some of London’s top nightclubs over the years and hosting weekly shows on Origin FM. The last few years have been focussed more on cultivating his skills as an artist, and securing DJ support of his work from the likes of – Andy C, Chase and Status, Fabio, and Subfocus. 2013 saw him working on a body of multi genre material and he shows no sign of slowing down..
Joe leads a new wave of producers currently taking the scene by storm, setting himself apart with an already outrageously accomplished studio skill set and trademark hi-tech drum & bass and dubstep sound tinged with rock, funk and everything in between. With his recent stint as support act for Noisia’s I Am Legion tour Joe’s career looks sure to blossom throughout 2014 with an ever-increasing DJ schedule. Without doubt, Joe Ford is coming to conquer, you’ve been warned.
Rinse Fm’s jungle guru and presenter of landmark show ‘Run Come Follow’, Uncle Dugs , one of the longest “up-and-coming” DJs to ever break through will be smashing up the cubicles on Friday night. Rising to prominence over the last few years with a journey that has been far from an overnight success- through 20 years of dedicated work in and behind the scenes of pirate radio he has finally made the transition to center stage. Expect ‘vibes 4 miles’ from the UK’s newest Old Skool legend.
Amoss is a result of a passion for music and the lonely abandon of the Herefordshire countryside.The duo first met at a High School party circa 2006. They have established themselves within the forefront of Drum & Bass in 2011 as ones to watch with their debut on legendary label Renegade Hardware. Their EP ‘State of Suspension’ was labelled by DJ Storm as “Massive” Expect a foray into the aggressive and rhythmic, to the atmospheric and evocative. Their efforts have not gone unrecognized, with massive support for their Horizons Music and Renegade Hardware podcasts and their latest hosting of the Dispatch Recordings show on Kane FM, Amoss mixes are always in high demand.
Octo Pi is a Drum & Bass DJ/Producer.. He has played alongside the likes of Andy C and Sub Focus and appeared on D&BTV after winning the Drum & Bass Arena Competition for Remixing DJ Fresh’s ‘Gold Dust’. 2013 was busy for Octo Pi with releases on Complex Recordings, Download Culture and New State Music coupled with regular shows smashing dancefloors as part of one of Bristols Liquid DnB crew Liquifyah. Having also worked in the studio alongside festival favourite Dr Meaker, Octo Pi’s infectious synths and pounding drums are immediately apparent in their hugely successful release ‘Fighter.’
Despicable Youth are two 19 year old producers from Bristol who are a part of the Liquifyah family and currently causing big waves on the city’s drum and bass scene. Haden and Jay were brought together by a love of mixing, which naturally became a passion for producing. They manage to flit between slow, ambient chillout tracks to pumping, body-moving bangers with big basslines and count the likes of Loko as their celebrity fans…
A recurring hit at Nozstock each year, DJ Scope has played alongside and supported some of the biggest names in the business including Andy C and Chase and Status. He holds residencies at Abstractions Bristol and The Jailhouse, Hereford plus plays regularly at Metalheadz, Leeds. Not to be missed, Scope pushes up the ante like only he knows how.
Sam Percival aka Modify Perspective is a 25 year old producer from Glastonbury UK, now based in Bristol, and is head honcho of ‘Liquifyah’, one of Bristol’s premier up-and-coming D&B Collectives who came together through a mutual love of quality music, quality people and quality vibes. His DJ shows are always full of energy, whether he’s playing at prime time to a packed dance floor wanting it heavy, or more intimate shows that require a more deep ambient Liquid vibe.
Winner of our 2014 DJNoz competition and opening up The Cubicles on Friday night is Herefordshire’s own Robey Wan. Just 18 years old with a love of drum and bass that shines through his tunes expect a sick set mixing jump up and liquid.
Having MC’d for the likes of Zinc and and Nero and having performed at events like Glastonbury and Bestival, along with sell out nights such as Bristols Shit the Bed, Remidy remains an inspirational figure of the new drum n bass generation. Known for his hard hitting, versatile and original vocal style plus solid positive attitude, the skys the limit for Remidy MC.
Resident MC for Bristols up and coming Drum n Bass crew Liquifiyah, and releases out with Nozstock favourite Octo Pi, Trafic is an MC on the up. You might remember him from his Nozstock debut storming the garden stage on Sunday last year with Octo-Pi and Koncept. Nozstockers went so mad for his lyrical skills on the mic and his unmistakable energy on stage that we couldn’t not invite him back again for Nozstock 2014!
Welcome to The Cubicles Herefordshire’s own Jack Top, who plays upbeat drum n bass to please the masses.