• Hotflush – Holding the Cards

    From dubstep, to 4×4 and all points in between, Hotflush Recordings has released it all. Set up by Paul Rose and El Sid in 2003 they’ve gone from strength to strength on each of their eight releases, with no sign of slowing up any time soon. Quotient talks with one half of the duo, El…

  • Blackdown – Urban Journals

    Blackdown, aka Martin Clark, is one the UK’s better known urban music journalists. With an obvious passion for his chosen subject, he has seen the (d)evolution of garage into hybrids like “dubstep” and “grime”. With the growing popularity of the post-garage movement and the confusion toward the interchangable terms that seem to go with it,…

  • Represent – Showing Support

    The Represent Crew are known around Sydney for their parties with absolutely the biggest line-ups around, not to mention their dedication to a variety of causes. Represent 3 sees an even bigger list of DJs, MCs and performers show their support for the victims of the recent tsunami disaster. Saturday 29th January is the date…

  • Digital Mystikz – A Dynamic Duo

    There has been an audible push of late by the biggest names in dubstep to be heard not only in the UK, but all around the world. And with major releases like Grime 2 on Rephlex, it seems people are listening. I had the chance to question the boys of Digital Mystikz about their sound…

  • Toasty Boy – Knowledge is Power

    Toasty Boy is the name behind some of the biggest tracks in 2004. Unanimous support for Toasty’s tunes have seen dancefloors across the UK being torn to shreads, and these vibes are on their way to Australia too. With support from Hotflush Recordings as well as some of the biggest DJs in the business, it…

  • Nu:Tone – 3 Rooms of Nu:Beats

    It seems that Sydney has been blessed with some of the hardest working and most supportive DnB crews in Australia, if not the world. Over the past few months, you would be excused for thinking that nearly every international drum n bass producer, DJ and MC still alive and kicking has graced our shores and…

  • Moving Ninja – Debut Release

    Garage Pressure have been championing the sounds of the underground in Sydney ever since their inception in 1999. Made up of members Farj, Paul Fraser and Jabba, their humble beginnings in 2step has since taken a turn in favour of the darker offshoots of garage, namely grime and breakstep. Their very own ‘Darksyde’ nights have…

  • Zerodub – The New Dub

    Sometimes real talent hides in the shadows, away from the harsh light of Sydney’s clubland. Quietly watching and waiting, all the time growing into something truly powerful and ready to take on all other contenders. This is Zerodub and whilst you may not have heard his name before, take note, he’s ready to tear the…

  • Vex’d – Open to Interpretation

    With some of this year’s best grimey breaks releases to their name already, and plays by everyone from J Da Flex to John Peel, Vex’d are still not content with their fledgling success. There’s plenty more to come from the Vex’d stable, and it may not be what you would expect, making these sounds all…