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DLR & Ant TC1 (Dispatch Recordings) Christchurch
October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 pm NZDT
Dispatch Recordings – Christchurch
Early Bird Tickets only $19 + BF (Sold Out)
General Admission $29 + BF
Available in store at Cosmic or online at: https://goo.gl/PYxNyH
DLR is starting to become a common name in the minds of drum and bass heads around the World, but don’t be fooled, he’s been around pushing the sonic & technical boundaries of this music for some time now.
His 2012 collaborative album with Octane ‘Method in the Madness’ set the bar for drum and bass to come; featuring future club classics such as: ‘Set up the set’ & ‘Murmur’ (ft Break). After a string of singles, EP’s and remixes on established labels including: ’Symmetry Recordings’, ‘Utopia Music’, ‘Warm Communications’ & ‘Metalheadz’, ‘Dispatch Recordings’ presented DLR’s second album ‘Seeing Sounds’ in 2015, yet again pushing his signature sound to the forefront of underground rolling drum and bass.
2016 includes the release of his 3rd album on ‘Dispatch Recordings’ entitled ‘Dreamland’ as well as debuting his OneMind project with Mako. Their OneMind project sees them unveiling their live show and forthcoming album, contributing as the 4th full-length release DLR has under his belt so far and this time releasing on the mighty ‘Metalheadz’.
Playing a big part in an ever growing, moving and electric musical landscape in Bristol, DLR knows that this is no time to be slowing down, now is the time to push things even further striving to keep the sounds of minimal, rolling, tech funk at the forefront of the drum and bass sound spectrum. Be sure to catch one his performances as he tours the sounds of his new projects around the world, stopping off in destinations across Australasia, Japan, America, Europe and of course the UK.
Ant TC1 along with Hidden Agenda founded Dispatch Recordings back in 2001, Ant originally helped out with the management side of the label before finding his feet within the realms of production; which was a natural progression for him having DJ’d on pirate radio and in clubs from the age of 14 (since 1992). His first release alongside frequent production partner Stress Level appeared on Dispatch after almost 3 years of hard work getting their collective sound where they felt it needed to be before even thinking about turning on a DAT recorder. After their first release hit the stores they quickly picked up a wealth of DJ support across their early material and went on to release for a who’s who list of established Drum & Bass record labels including the likes of Renegade, CIA, Advanced, Critical Records Integral, Liquid V, Commercial Suicide, Good Looking Records, Bingo Beats and Samurai Music.
By demand remix work started to feature heavily within their output and the duo went on to remix for the likes of Hidden Agenda, Chris SU, Artificial Intelligence, Kabuki, Total Science, Optical & Ryme Time (Jagged Edge), Atlantic Connection, Tactile & DJ Marky. Branching out and working with other producers such as Survival & DLR has only furthered experience Ant’s skills at the controls over the years, Ant has also released his own solo material more recently on top of remixing for the likes of Lomax on Integral Records. In 2014 Ant realised a lifetime ambition, securing his first ever release for the legendary Metalheadz label “Hungry For Atmosphere” alongside Mako, DLR & Villem.
Ant’s production output has featured on a mass of compilations and mix CD’s compiled by the likes of Shy FX, LTJ Bukem, Total Science, AI, Spectrasoul, Klute and Brian G. Additionally his work has featured very heavily within the radio shows of Friction, Grooverider, Fabio Goldie & Bailey on their respective BBC Radio 1 slots over the years as well as BBC 1Xtra where Ant once hosted his own one-off 4 hour show, he has since additionally made 2 guest appearance for DJ Friction on his Radio 1 show. His DJ’ing work has seen him play all over the globe from Adelaide to Los Angeles, from Hong Kong to Sarajevo, Tel-Aviv to Bangkok and last but by no means least regularly UK and EU wide.
Fast forward to 2015 and Ant is now responsible for the label management roles of both Metalheadz & Dispatch Recordings. Having released a compilation series on Dispatch, the hugely successful “Transit One” & “Transit Two” albums (topping almost all the usual stores weekly dance music sales charts across all formats), the label features a fine list of consistently quality single and EP releases from the likes of DLR, Break, Survival & Silent Witness, Marcus Intalex, Klute, Nymfo, AI, Zero T, Cern, Dabs, Skeptical, Dub Phizix, himself (and many more). Ant has recently remixed material for the likes of Cern & Dabs, Sunchase, Quadrant & Iris, Friske as well as having his own solo work remixed by Xtrah along with working on further collabs with the likes of Survival & DLR. Ant is also the head of Artist Management at both Outlook & Dimensions Festivals, playing a pivotal role in bringing consistently strong Drum & Bass acts to the Croatia every year, earning back to back 2013 & 2014 “Best Festival” accolades in both the Festival Awards & the Drum & Bass Arena annual awards.