1) a Band from the Dominican Republic:
Started in the early 2002, TKR started out a new generation of rockers in Dominican Republic, becoming instantly one of the most followed bands in the local scene.
Their first demo The Cheesecutting Revenge EP jump from metal, to altern modern rock, to jazz to latin in a fusion that brought them enough success as to stablish in the movement. “She” and “Reassembly” were considered Golden Songs by the Independent Artist Company and became huge hits on the national radio.
Later on, the band played shows all over the country, sharing stages with other fellow bands such as HAGAKURE, Desorden, Santuario and Darkmiracle.
2) a Dubstep DJ:
TKR, born in 1982 as Thomas Schwarz, is come a long way since he first launched his musicial career in 1998 as Drum and Bass DJ in Thuringia / Germany. After a few years of being addicted to listen to fast broken beats and co- founding a party- series, it was just a logical step for him to take his first steps in producing electronic music back in 2001, influenced by artists like Klute, Polar, Cause 4 Concern or Total Science. After re-locating to Jena / Germany, were he still lives, his musical turning point was at the end of 2007 when he got in touch with Dubstep for the first time. This style of music was totally new to him and he was absolutely impressed by the deep progressive basslines and the slow beats. Dubstep combines all the music genres he likes, he said: I can explore a range of different tempos and styles, e.g. combine techno with dub and phat basslines with house- samples.Cause of this new musical influences he decided to leave Drum and Bass scene behind him and concentrate more on producing suchlike deep beat and basses. The first outcome was a collaboration project with one of his best friends, Norman Bogatzki alias Mr. Boogie from Potsdam / Germany, in 2008, named Submodulation. They were a good team and soon there were results: tunes like Big Up! feat. Phokus (Scrub a Dub), Screamer (Fake ID) or Ruff ‘n’Tuff (Police in Helicopter). During the year 2009 TKR decided to go his own way increasingly and now his production are more inspired by Dub and Minimal or soulful music. TKR’s tunes and remixes were also signed on record labels like Redvolume (SE), Bassism (US), Paradise Lost (US) or Barish Records (DE). Furthermore, Thomas started working for Barish Rec.- one of the first German Dubstep- oriented Labels, as A&R and with his TKR-Artworkxxx – project he is responsible for a lot of graphics for artists and label profiles on the internet, as well as a lot of party – flyer. In January 2010 he founded his own dubstep & electronic music label, Stoke Audio, which is planned to be first a digital- only label for deep and technoid dubstep tracks but TKR is also planing vinyl releases for the future. TKR signed dubstep artists like Twisted & Rakoon from the famous Dutty Dubz and The Next from the WobWob crew for the first releases – so watch out there’s more to come!
Bio by silent / www.dubstep.de / e.basslovaz
Further information :
My character would be significantly influenced by the annual 90’s Skate and Hip Hop scene and from the graffiti, which reflects in my work to this day graphic 90s rave, techno and house, 90s hip hop from artists like Mos Def, Company Flow, or Gangstarr., Punk and crossover of Thumb and Millencollin, breakbeat, house & UK Garage 2Step Rash was really giving it the middle / end of the 90 years Music by Apollo 440 or The Prodigy which eventually led me to the Jungle and DNB Jungle & DNB accompanied me almost 10 years as Dj. For my favorite artists, who were also influential on my current sound included artists like James Hardway, Flytronix, Klute, Total Science, Bad Company, or Aquasky My favorites in the dubstep-scene of today are Synkro / Indigo, Actraiser, Vandera, Twisted & Rakoon, A Made Up Sound / 2562, Distance, Headhunter, Hexadezibel (HxdB), Dubtek, F, Komonazmuk, Von D & Malilone any quantity and even more
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Edited by Vldmrhrnndz on 26 Jan 2011, 04:16
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