DELTA HEAVY (UK)
DELTA HEAVY (UK) presented by Low-Cut and Conrad Sohm!
DELTA HEAVY (RAM Records / UK)
DAXTA MC (Mainframe Records / AUT)
2BombUp (Conrad Sohm)
Simon James and Ben Hall – AKA bass music masters Delta Heavy - first met at Nottingham University back in ’03. It’s a friendship and partnership that’s proved pivotal to both of them both personally and professionally. As a duo, their respective skill sets were perfectly matched: Simon was the one with the more traditional musical background while Ben had a penchant for sound engineering. Both loved DJ culture though and both spun. United by a love of underground club nights like Stealth and Detonate in Nottingham, their passion for music from drum ‘n’ bass to house was honed after many a night and early morning dancing ‘til dawn. Needless to say, after they graduated, Messrs James and Hall made their way to London. Wasting no time with their electronic ambitions, both acquired computer software. Says Si over coffee in Kings Cross: “Because we both had the same interests in music, we thought we’d align our knowledge.”
The dance-floor-fuelled d ‘n’ b tear-up ‘Abort’ was their debut release on Viper, which made so much noise that the duo duly signed to Andy C’s Ram Recordings. Quickly establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with, ‘Space Time’/Take The Stairs’ solidified their place as low-end bass innovators. But as you’ll soon hear, this is one duo who don’t ever want to be put in a box. Or stand still for too long either. This isn’t an act dwelling on the past, which is why we’re now going to fast-forward to the present day. With a super-successful debut album for Ram Records/BMG (the chart-chomping ‘Paradise Lost’) [Debuting in both the US and UK iTunes Electronic charts in the top #10 and shifting over 250k+ copies worldwide across streaming and physical product] and Winners of Best Producers as the 2016 DNB Awards, the Delta future is all about music and touring. But beyond – and also before - that, what they’re really looking for is their own lane.
Andreas Dreier - the real name of the charismatic MC Daxta - discovered his passion for drum'n'bass in the year 2000. Four years later he had his first public appearance with the Criminal Beatz Crew in Klagenfurt. Numerous Bookings and residencies for such parties like Future Beatz, "Strictly Beats" in Graz and Mainframe in Vienna followed promptly. After festivals like Volt festival, Urban Art Forms, Frequency, Bmylake, Mayday, Noisia invites UKF in the alps and much more, MC Daxta has grown to become Austria's most booked MC.