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.
Confirmed so far…
Award winning Brazilian born S.P.Y started DJing from the age of 12, and his career has gone from strength to strength. Now based in London, he has progressed to remixing for Deadmau5, Zinc Ft. Ms Dynamite and Delilah and has recently released his debut solo album “What The Future Holds” on Hospital Records to rave reviews. Headlining Friday night in The Cubicles with MC Lowqui expect a set to remember. This is Nozstock history in the making.
“Kasra is a gatekeeper to what is under the surface in Drum & Bass. He does what he does with passion and care. He is a kindred spirit – Goldie”
Kasra is an integral part of and prominent figure in the UK underground scene. Using his own brand, Critical Music, as a vehicle for musical expression that has been responsible for pioneering productions and unforgettable events at the legendary Fabric. In the past five years, Kasra has created in Critical a unique identity that is respected the world over and has ultimately left an indelible mark!
Break is a talented young producer and DJ making seriously good drum & bass with a trademark sound of crisp breaks and interesting percussion, heavy bass and well crafted melody. Dedication has led Break to releasing music on a host of labels such as Ram, Shogun Audio and Exit Records until launching his own label, Symmetry Recordings, in 2006. Influences of many genres such as ambient, dubstep, funk, hip hop, house and soul influence his own brand of DnB. Plus he’s also a fully fledged member of the DNAudio crew, yes, we know you’re thinking it – it’s going to get deep.
As the MC of choice for music giants The Metalheadz, Goldie, Skream and Benga, MC LowQui is no stranger to big gigs. Highlights this year already include performing at FABRICLIVE and touring Australasia, the U.S. and Canada with S.P.Y and Black Sun Empire. Citing Bob Marley, Public Enemy and NWA in his list of musical influences, we’ll definitely be in for a treat!
A member of Nozstock’s founding crew, Octo Pi is going from strength to strength. He recently won the Ministry of Sound DJ Fresh Gold Dust remix competition, leading to a set on Drum n Bass TV and his latest release has received Radio 1 airtime. With a string of European gigs under his belt and signed to Global Domination Digital, this epic producer brings you the best of his debut EP ‘A Slice of Pi’.
Since the dawn of Nozstock, drum and bass has been a huge part of the festival and we’re insanely excited to announce the RAM Records Takeover in the Cubicles on Saturday night. The Godfather of electronic music Andy C’s very own production house are famed for selecting the finest in upcoming bass talent and transforming them into global phenomenon’s, packing out the biggest club nights around the world for you bass-facing pleasure. Expect a Saturday night of sets from Wilkinson, Loadstar, Loko and MC Visionobi and of course, Andy C and GQ. Hype, hype, hype!
The Ram head honcho and undisputed king of drum n bass needs no introduction. He will once again be bringing his bag of bass heavy tricks to The Cubicles and headlines this massive line up alongside the legendary GQ on mic duties. Mr. C cut his teeth rearranging breaks before mixing was even cool, and he’s gone on to become a true figurehead of the Drum n Bass movement, his seminal releases helping to evolve the genre. 6 times winner of Drum n Bass awards Best DJ and already awarded a lifetime acheivment nod back in 2008, the man they call ‘The Executioner’ isn’t softening up… in fact, he’s sharpening his axe.
Wilkinson’s passion for dance music started aged 14, driving his family mad with large amounts of bass loosening the brickwork of his house. After securing a studio and fine-tuning his production skills, he passed a few songs on to Hospital Records which led to his first release on their Sick Music 2 compilation. A few months later Wilkinson sent a folder of tunes to Ram Records and within days received a phone call inviting him for a meeting. 2010 saw three of Wilkinsonʼs songs featured on Andy Cʼs Nightlife 5 album. Since then Wilkinson has remixed Chase & Status single ʻTimeʼ and Exampleʼs ʻMidnight Runʼ to much critical acclaim and counts the likes of High Contrast and Fabio amongst his fans.
Formerly known to the world of drum & bass as Xample and Lomax, this duo has surpassed the highest expectations in recent years by fusing their individual styles and creating a pioneering sound that imbues dance floors with incredible energy and impeccable musical precision. An instant success, the duo’s incredible new musical direction, complete with new name and coupled with the backing of Ram Records ensured that their path to the highest echelons of the scene was assured. With years of experience in crafting the highest quality music that’s as happy on your home stereo as it is in huge arenas, Loadstar have everything it takes to be one of the most exciting acts in dance music today.
Already a big name on the Bristol bass music scene, LoKo’s reputation went worldwide last year. At the tender age of fourteen LoKo was already making a name for himself as an upcoming DJ and this quickly led to him supporting the likes of Pendulum & Goldie. While perfecting his djing skills LoKo wanted more from the music he loved and started producing, setting up record label “Screwloose Records.” Remixes for other Screwloose artists have kept LoKo’s output regular since then. With forthcoming releases stacking up it’s only a matter of time before the true potential of LoKo has been realised!
Since taking control of hosting duties in Southampton for a number of promoters, this 27 year old MC is now in popular demand throughout the Drum & Bass circuit. Citing influences from Hip Hop, Jungle, Garage and Drum & Bass a set from Visionobi combines a soulful rhythmical vocal style with socially conscious lyrics. His competence as a host is well received by DJ’s he has played alongside, thanks to his ability to hype a crowd so the DJ can take shine while also being able leave his own stamp on a set with his lyrics and freestyles. Visionobi has represented for Hospital, Ram Records, Shogun Audio, Critical Sound & UKF.
“A recurring hit at Nozstock each year, Dj Scope will get your bass faces on. He has played alongside and supported some of the biggest names in the business including Andy C, Chase and Status, Fresh and Sub Focus. 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”