Xcellerated Presents: The World Of Drum & Bass 2018 Tour @UNION (18+) Multiple UK Headliners!!! [3 Rooms]

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Xcellerated Presents: The World Of Drum & Bass 2018 Tour @UNION (18+) Multiple UK Headliners!!! [3 Rooms]

MC Dino, MC J-TEC, MC Dre, Werd MC

Sat · March 31, 2018

9:00 pm

Union Nightclub - Disco

$20.00 - $25.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Xcellerated
Xcellerated
Xcellerated is a brand of music entertainment dedicated to Drum & Bass in Los Angeles.
The World of Drum & Bass 2018 Tour
The World of Drum & Bass 2018 Tour
Room 1: WODNB Main Stage
Drumsound & Bassline Smith
The Prototypes
Secret UK Headliner
DJ SS
+ Much Much More!

Hosted By: MC Dino / MC J Tec / Dre / Werd
Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Drum & Bass would not be the same without Drumsound & Bassline Smith (aka Andy Wright, Benjamin Wiggett and Simon Bassline Smith). Together the trio have body-slammed dancefloors from Derby to Durban and established themselves as three of the finest Drum & Bass tastemakers on the planet, courtesy of the blue chip label Technique Recordings – an imprint that celebrated 10 years of killer dancefloor joints in 2009.

The magic has been bubbling ever since Wright and Wiggett met Bassline Smith at one of Derby's mentalist Technique club nights in the summer of 1998. The Drumsound pair had been crafting beats for a year, having originally started as a crew of six artists, while Bassline Smith had carved out a reputation as one of D&B's most influential players, with a career stretching back to the early '80s.

Together, they enjoy an impressively diverse arsenal of music that's ensured their place atop the D&B scene for over a decade. A peep through Wright's background and you'll find he's a classically trained musician with a strong background in indie rock – an ideal platform for harnessing the energetic groove that makes Drumsound & Smith's productions slide over the dancefloor. His Drumsound compadre Wigget has been a diehard D&B head since the womb, while also tipping his hat to his Jamaican roots. Veteran Bassline Smith has been a funk and soul connoisseur for over 25 years and knows his way around a dancefloor blindfolded.

Drumsound & Bassline Smith are also in hot demand from the most respected heads at Radio One and 1Xtra and enjoy regular flogging on the airwaves from the likes of Zane Lowe, MistaJam, Annie Nightingale and Annie Mac to name a few. Something which has led to the trio being playlisted across both BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra. The group are also one of the few artists to complete multiple mixes for the famed Radio 1, with a whisper of a request to complete a coveted Essential Mix in 2010. "We love them and have been supporting them since day one," Mac tells.

As their popularity begins to steamroll, so do the requests and as such Drumsound & Smith have issued re-rubs of songs including VV Brown's 'Leave' at the request of Warner/Universal and Fugative - Supafly for Ministry of Sound. Radio 1's Annie Mac also personally requested the crew complete a remix of Chipmunk's no.1 anthem 'Oopsy Daisy' for her Mash Hitz segment. They also achieved an unlikely feat when they made the Eastenders theme dope, completing a re-rub for the E20 Music Competition set up by the BBC. Recent notable remixes include DJ Fresh's #1 single "Louder", Afrojack's "Take Over Control" and even remixes for Daft Punk and Moby.

No surprise that demand has seen the guys independently tour all corners of the globe setting the standard across America, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Iceland, Spain, Holland, Sweden, Ireland, Czech Republic, Brazil, Poland, Switzerland, Uruguay, Norway and Italy.

2011 saw two of their own singles, Freak & Close both get Radio 1 playlisted & Record Of The Week for Mistajam & Zane Lowe. In the first few months of 2012, the group entered the UK charts with Ministry Of Sound released single "What Can You Do For Me", alongside Utah Saints.
The Prototypes
The Prototypes
The Prototypes came to prominence with the euphoric dancefloor track 'Suffocate' on Shogun Audio, receiving support from Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Andy C, Roni Size, Friction, J Majik & Wickaman, Pendulum, and DJ Fresh.
2013 saw the duo sign an album deal with Futurebound's Viper Recordings. The first single from the album 'Pale Blue Dot' held the No 1 spot on the Beatport dnb chart for over a month, with DJ support from Netsky, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Sub Focus, Sigma, TC and more.

2014 has seen them go from strength to strength with 'Just Bounce' featured on Andy C's 'Nightlife 6' album and the duo being signed to Primary Talent Agency, as well as a summer residency on BBC Xtra Talent. Proving to be one of the hottest acts in the UK Drum & Bass club scene, they achieved 3 out of the top 10 selling D&B tracks of 2014 with tracks with Abyss VIP, Pale Blue Dot and Humanoid.

2015 sees the release of their debut album, 'City of Gold'. The album features amazing vocals from the likes of Mad Hed City (Pop It Off), Ayak (Under), Ayah Marar (Kill The Silence), Laconic (Is It Love) and Amy Pearson (Don't Let It Go). But on the closing track 'Slip Away', Chris Garvey performs a moving vocal as a dedication to his mother. The Prototypes are currently traveling the world on a 'City Of Gold' album tour which encompasses over 50 dates and will see them play NASS, Urban Art Forms and Tomorrowland festivals, along with a 13-city tour of North America.

It's not hard to see why the future has never been brighter for one of the most exciting production outfits in recent years
DJ SS
DJ SS
One of the UK's finest DJ/Producers and one of the founders of Formation Records, DJ SS aka Leroy Small is an original breakbeat pioneer who has made an immense contribution to today's drum & bass sound.

SS is one of the very select DJ / Producers who has been there right from the start, due to the hard work and dedication that he puts into his music. When the hardcore scene exploded SS was there and hasn't looked back. He and his partner Eidris started promoting their own parties called Total Kaos every Friday in their hometown of Leicester. They also put on one of the first large indoor parties at Donnington Park in the summer of 91. It was an amazing success and 6000 people danced till dawn.

DJ SS himself born and bred in Leicester is a self-taught scratch DJ and found fame scratching his way through the era along with break-dancing his way on the streets of Leicester. He progressed onto the "rave scene" and was one of the first on the worldwide scene to DJ his own produced tracks. Things moved quickly from there – SS taught himself how to produce a high calibre of music and also coached others to produce to equally high standards.

DJ SS has an enormous list of tracks and used various aliases. Over the years he's had countless releases on Formation Records as well as doing remix work for other artists. He has released such tracks as 'The Psycho E.P', 'Rhythm For Reasons', 'Breakbeat Pressure', the Drum & Bass anthem 'Black', with the highlight being ' Lighter' which was Formation Records best seller, reaching the number 1 spot in the Music Week dance chart and reaching number 68 in the music charts. It is a track that has remained incredibly popular and still continues to be played years on.

Not only has his label Formation during the years had many big tunes released, they have also had many big DJ/producers release records on the label. The list is strong, big and endless including Carl Cox, Grooverider, Shy FX, Ray Keith, Bryan Gee, Frost, Roni Size, Krust, Kenny Ken, Ratty, Matrix, John B, Mickey Finn, Twisted Individual and Distorted Minds.

In between this huge success he has also been the driving force behind some of the finest talent now established within the scene, his most recent sensation arriving in the form of Twisted Individual, who had made a huge impact on the scene with releases on Formation Records and sister labels Reformed and New Identity, as well as his debut album Tooled Up. He has also convinced Zen, old friend of Twisted Individual, to take the plunge and move from London to Leicester to join the Formation team after several releases on 5HQ Recordings and the last couple of years has seen his debut appearance on Formation Records with Minefield as part of the 100th release, and sister labels Reformed and New Identity.
MC Dino
MC Dino
( XCELLERATED / BASSRUSH / URBAN ABORIGINEE / INSOMNIAC )
MC J-TEC
MC J-TEC
MC who works with:
Xcellerated / Timeless / Villains
MC Dre
MC Dre
Werd MC
Werd MC
Recently known for hosting Havoc, Tower, Respect and Upgrade with big names such as Metrik, AK1200, DJ Rap, Cyantific, DJ SS, Klute, Nu:Logic, DLR, Dieselboy, 6Blocc, Capital J, Odi, Infiltrata, Fury, Bizzy B, Benny Page, Sinistarr, Tech Itch, Black Sun Empire, Skitty, Reid Speed, Danny The Wildchild, Taxman, Gridlok, Urban Assault, RAW, Spor, Subsonik and Dara.

WERD aka Drew Massey is hugely influenced by Drum and Bass, Jungle, Dubstep and Hip Hop. He got his start in the LA rave scene back in 1999 and later evolved into an Emcee (MC = Master of Ceremony) and nightlife promoter.

2006: WERD got his first residency in Orange County at FreeBass Fridays by the Gone Jahmen Crew.

2007: WERD created UPGRADE specializing in promoting local DnB artists.

2013: WERD partnered with White Rabbit Group to create Tower. Other residencies along the way include Refuge, Rough n Strong, Church and I Love LA. He also has releases on Nentech and Bell Ringer Records.
Venue Information:
Union Nightclub - Disco
4067 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90019