The Nextmen are critically acclaimed DJs and producers working with a range of hip-hop artists. Dom Search (aka Dominic Betmead) and Brad Baloo (aka Brad Ellis) often express a funk and reggae influence, and they have worked with many urban artists from the UK, US and Jamaica.
Top Cat is one of the most talented MCs to come out of the UK. With a career spanning 20 years which include 11 number 1 singles, 2 National top 20 hits, MC of the Year 4 times and the only MC to hold MC of the Year in both the reggae and the jungle scenes at the same time his achievements as an artist are undeniable.
Gentleman’s Dub Club is a nine-piece band that formed in Leeds in early 2006. With a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, GDC have burst onto the UK circuit, rocking gigs and festivals up and down the country with their super high energy show.
There are at least two musicians using the name Natty: 1) Fresh from supporting Kate Nash and Adele on tour and following the release of the highly acclaimed ‘The Mixtape’, Natty returns with his debut single ‘Cold Town’, an upbeat ska tinged pop track with a very candid meaning.
From their early singles for Concrete Records to their genre defying ‘Worshiping the Doller’ lp, the Dub Pistols have always added a much needed Rock n Roll swagger to the UK’s dance scene. Chewing up hip-hop, dub, techno, ska & punk & spitting them out in a renegade futuristic skank they have consistently defied genres & exceeded the highest of expectations.
Since the late 80's Krafty Kuts, a.k.a Martin Reeves, has been one of the world's best-known purveyors of breakbeats and old-skool hip-hop. Hailing from Brighton, he moved from running a record shop to running around the world as he DJs internationally while producing a vast number of mixed albums and original material, including "Freakshow", released on his label Against The Grain.
Created through the partnership of Bristol producer DJ Bunjy and MC Joe Peng, these two veterans of the jungle scene earned their stripes rocking the biggest sessions through the 90’s rave scene. As they’ve grown, their musical direction took a course that led them to seek out some of Bristol’s finest musicians. What started as a studio project became the acclaimed live act - Laid Blak.
Mungo's Hi-Fi are a dub reggae, dancehall and dubstep soundsystem in the original roots tradition based in Glasgow. Tom Tattersall, Douglas Paine and Craig Macleod debuted in 2001 with Wickedness feat Brother Culture on London’s Dubhead label, taking the dub world by storm and getting heavy plays from Jah Shaka and Iration Steppas.
The Stanton Warriors have succeeded in not only bucking musical definition but have picked it up by the collar and kicked its ass. They've also done this in true underground warrior style as despite becoming the first breakbeat act ever to sign to a major label (warner, no less), they were required to, in their eyes, compromise their style for the sake of shifting units.
JFB Turntablist/DJ/Producer from Brighton UK UK DMC Champion 2007
Vestax Champion 2003 Currently:
Mixing, Beatjuggling & Scratching: Drum&Bass, Hip-hop, Breaks, Dub, Jazz, Funk & Beats in venues across Europe.