April 3, 2016 – Whistler Junglists Presents Marcus Visionary

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WHISTLER JUNGLISTS AND TOMMY AFRICAS PRESNENTS
MARCUS VISIONARY
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Dj/Producer Marcus Visionary has been in the game for over two decades representing Jungle DnB as well as a variety of British bass culture music. Marcus prides himself on clean mixing and is well known for his musical versatility and keen ability to read any crowd. In his hometown Toronto, Marcus has been running the Prophecy on 89.5 FM for 20 Years alongside DJ Prime, Mr. Brown & Gremlinz. The program is North America’s longest running Jungle DnB radio show and has been a integral part of the city’s developing bass music scene. In 2015 Marcus left the Prophecy in it’s 20th year as he was asked to host a radio show on the world famous Kool London (Kool F.M). You can catch Marcus the second and last Tuesday of every month from 2-4 EST 7-9 GMT atwww.koollondon.com.

On an international level Marcus is fortunate enough to be a part of Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy family since 2005. As a producer Marcus has worked for several high profile lables such as Revolver, 31 Records, T.O.V, Flex, Play Muzik, Shout, Co-Lab, Dance Rock, Rocksteady and many more. In 2010 he released an experimental double LP entitled ‘Carib’ (via Liondub) which stayed at #1 on Juno download for 6 weeks. In 2011 he released his first solo Jungle LP entitled ‘Humble’ which featured many veteran reggae artists such as: Johnny Osbourne, Bunny General, Sugar Minott, Pad Anthony, Jah Dan, Terry Ganzie, and Messenger Selah.

In April 2014 Marcus released his second full length Jungle album project for Curtis Lynch’s Necessary Bass imprint. The LP titled ‘Computer’ featured Cutty Ranks, Busy Signal, Million Styles, Mr. Williamz, Tippa Irie, Shola Ama, NY, Sizzla. Gregory Isaacs and Macka B.

On Feb. 10th 2015 Marcus launched his latest project entitled; Visionary Hi Fi Featuring Navigator MC, David Boomah & Yush on the legendary KoolLondon.www.koollondon.com. Visionary Hi Fi is a soundsystem performance featuring MC’s & Singers over instrumental jungle riddims.

As 2015 comes to a close Marcus Visionary ends the year by winning the Best Producer/DJ North at the North American DnB Awards!

In 2016 he’ll be kicking off his first U.K/European tour from Jan 19-Feb 8th and his West Coast Canadian Tour in April.

Watch out for Visionary Hi Fi coming to a club or festival near you!

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OPENING SETS BY

SETWREKA
PHROH
INFECTIOUS

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March 23, 2016 – Whistler Junglists Presents Crissy Criss (London, UK)

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Whistler Junglists Presents

Crissy Criss
DEAD EXIT – ZOOOO RECORDS – LONDON UK
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http://crissycriss.com/

https://www.facebook.com/crissycriss
https://twitter.com/CrissyCriss
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The youngest DJ/Presenter at present to broadcast on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Introduced to a set of decks aged 5 by his stepfather Kenny Ken, he then started to teach himself to mix aged 9.[4] The following year, Crissy covered for Kenny Ken at a festival in Essex. At age 11 he joined drum & bass pirate station Kool FM and played his first club set at The End in London thanks to DJ Zinc who requested Crissy to play. Crissy has played at major drum & bass nights across the UK and elsewhere such as New York, Toronto, Norway, Switzerland, France, and Germany. Crissy started production work from the age of 12 making music on a gaming console then moved up to much larger programmes and hardware equipment. He released his first track on Back2Basics recordings in 2004. Since then Crissy has signed to Back2Basics Records and Mix ‘n’ Blen Records.[5]

He presented a regular show on BBC 1Xtra from 2007 which was axed as part of the station’s budget cuts in June 2014; An online petition was launched to save the show.

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Phroh

Hosted By:
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March 9, 2016 – World of Drum & Bass Tour 2016

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Presenting The 2016 World of Drum & Bass Tour’s Whistler stop!

Featuring The BIGGEST names in Drum & Bass in our ski town to throw down!

Drumsound & Bassline Smith

DJ SS

Bladerunner
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DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH BIOGRAPHY
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D&B 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 entrenched themselves as three of the finest drum’n’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 impressive arsenal of diversity 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
As Drumsound & Bassline Smith they’ve enjoyed a firestarting musical synergy that’s played a pivotal role in taking drum’n’bass to the next level and carved out a patented ‘Technique sound’ in the process. In 1998 they were asked to complete a CD of samples for the respected Loopmasters Series laying testament to their original approach to beat construction.

From the music industry’s finest tastemakers, to the die-hard junglists populating clubs and festivals each weekend, one thing rings out loud and clear; no one can get enough of Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s floor-burning sound.

In 2004 their ‘Odyssey’ banger was judged Mixmag’s 10th best all-round dance anthem of the year and hit no.1 on the UK charts. The trio have also issued a string of stormers on the most respected imprints in D&B, dropping cuts on LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records, Bryan G’s V Recordings and Grooverider’s seminal Prototype Records.

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 Fabio & Grooverider, Zane Lowe, Mista Jam, Annie Nightingale and Annie Mac. The trio are aone of the few set of artists to complete multiple mixes for the famed Radio One, 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. Drumsound & Smith have issued re-rubs of VV Brown’s ‘Leave’ at the request of Warner/Universal and Fugative – Supafly (Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix) for Ministry of Sound. Radio One’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.

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. Further to this, they’ve represented at UK parties Fabric Live, Tranz-mission, Detonate, Slamming Vinyl, One Nation and Movement.

In 2009, Drumsound & Bassline Smith reached a milestone when their Technique Recordings imprint hit its 10 year anniversary of releases. With a philosophy firmly focussed on issuing tunes to satisfy the next generation of music lovers, the label celebrated its birthday with the critically acclaimed ’10 Years Of Technique’ LP which included the hits ‘Can You Feel It’ Clap Your Hands’ and ‘Law Of The Jungle’ and reached no.1 on the BBC Radio One and 1xtra charts at the end of November 2009.

With unstoppable momentum, the next 12 months are set to be massive for Drumsound & Bassline Smith. Always looking to evolve their sound, the trio will begin a new album project that will incorporate dubstep and electro influences, along with their trademark D&B sound. And those craving a blazing dancefloor experience shouldn’t go wanting either, with the trio’s busy touring schedule set to see them zigzag across the planet.

2011 has seen one of their remixes at no1 with DJ Fresh’s ‘Louder’ & two of their own singles, Freak & the current one Close both been Radio 1 playlisted & Record Of The Week for Mistajam & Zane Lowe. Other remixes this year include Moby – After which dropped in October 2011

2012 With the likes of Example, DJ Fresh, Wolfgang Gartner, Laidback Luke and Yasmin on the roster of Ministry of Sound, they have the biggest line-up of dance artists in the world, and with Utah Saints vs Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s ‘What Can You Do For Me’ they’ve got the soundtrack to kick start 201.
Look out of this release which hits the stores 26th Feb 2012.
Following this you can expect the eagerly anticipated long player Album

1. ‘Freak’ single was In New Music We Trust playlist @ R1

2. ‘Close’ single was B-list @ R1 (also play listed at Kiss and with support on XFm, Capital, etc) 500+ plays on UK radio

3. Specialist support for both from Annie Mac, Zane Low, MistJam, Fearne Cotton, Andi Durrant

4. ‘Close’ was a Top 3 Shazam Tag Track

5. ‘Close’ audio preview on UKF = 600K+ views, ‘Close’ video on UKF = 600K+ views, ‘Freak’ video on UKF = 700K+ views
YouTube – No.1 Top Favorited (Music UK) – on launch day / No.1 Most discussed (Music UK) – on launch day

www.drumsoundandbasslinesmith.com – coming soon!!
www.techniquerecordings.co.uk
http://facebook.com/drumsoundandbasslinesmith
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BLADERUNNER BIOGRAPHY
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Devan Gray, AKA Bladerunner, based in the East of England, is one of the most highly respected Drum & Bass artists of this era. His talents were spotted back in 2004 by the legendary Ray Keith ,he was signed to Dread Recordings and remixed jungle classics ‘Renegade Terrorist’, ‘The Chopper’ and ‘Dark Soldier’. His debut album Analog Bass was released in 2009 which lead to further remix duties on tracks such as ‘The Lighter’ for DJ SS on Formation Records and ‘Sound Control’ by Randall and Andy C. Since then this DJ/Producer has more than paid back Ray for his support with numerous modern day anthems, the latest being ‘Feel for You’ and ‘Spartan Law’ which appeared on Andy C’s hugely popular mix CD ‘Nightlife 5’.
Bladerunner’s new school, forward thinking take on the classic jungle sound has won him legions of fans from heads to producers alike with tracks such as ‘Love is Gone’ on Philly Blunt, Feel For You and his rework of Marvellous Cain’s ‘The Hitman’
Bladerunner has been tearing up dance floors globally for over twelve years now and he showcases many of his original compositions and exclusive remixes with consistently heavy beats and punishing basslines. As well as regular airplay on BBC Radio 1, and appearances on 1Xtra and D&B Arena TV, Bladerunner has also featured in ATM Magazine with a cover mix CD. Hits such as ‘Snake Fist’ on Fabio’s Creative Source and ‘Back to the Jungle’ on Critical Records topped the BBC Radio 1 Drum & Bass charts and still tear dancefloors apart the world over whilst more recently Bladerunner has signed’ Old Times’ for his second release on Ram Records sister label Program. Support for Bladerunner tracks comes from all the A-list DJ’s on the scene including Andy C, Friction, Ray Keith, Fabio, DJ SS, Bailey, Bryan G, Randall and more.
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DJSS – DIRECTOR,
FORMATION RECORDS, THE WORLD OF DRUM&BASS, BASS DISCIPLES
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One of the UK’s finest DJ/Producers and co-founder of Formation Records, now celebrating it’s 25 year Anniversary making it the longest running Drum&Bass label on the planet. 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.  Adding to the successful list of a&r projects, DJSS is also responsible for launching the careers of successful artists like John B, Greenlaw, Multi Platinum selling artists Nero, and is continuing on that path bringing on new blood.

Fast forward to 2015 and we saw Formation events team up with the UK’s premier event company, Outbreak Festival to host Formation & World of Drum&Bass Arena’s at their massives. Simultaneously DJSS has built his World of Drum&Bass brand to become the biggest Drum&Bass events in Russia averaging over 4-6,000 people per show.

As the 25 years of Formation arrives, DJ SS enters a new chapter launching his next concept, Bass Disciples. This Gospel&Bass movement will bridge the gap of church and Bass music collide on a path of worship through a genuine music platform.

DJSS HOSTING THE NATIONAL DRUM&BASS AWARDS (UK) 2014

DJSS @The World of Drum&Bass Moscow, Russia 2014

The World of Drum&Bass St. Petersbug, Russia 2010

March 24, 2016 – Resident Rinseout Featuring Bullet Bill, Phroh & Mason

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Whistler Junglists Resident Rinseout

Join the Whistler Junglist crew as we throw down the Drum & Bass music this winter season up in the Tommy Africas Club!
Whistler Junglists are a contingent of Local DJs and DJs staying in Whistler from abroad who spin DnB and Jungle music.
Our “Resident Rinseout” nights are a chance for local DJs to be in the spotlight showcasing their sound for the Tommy Africas crowds.

This week we have 4 amazing DJs who are no stranger to the Whistler Junglist Movement:

Bullet Bill
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Phroh
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Setwreka
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Mason
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Poomp Sound

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FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY TO THE WORLD OF DRUM AND BASS TOUR SHOW ON MARCH 9!
First 100 people in the door get a raffle ticket and we will draw some winners during the event. We will also have some tickets for sale at the coat check.

For more information on the WORLD OF DRUM AND BASS TOUR Show check this link:

Whistler Junglists Mix Series Episode 02 – Vixate

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Vixate was born from a love of all music, but especially drum and bass. Originally from Suffolk, United Kingdom, she has made snowy Whistler her forever dream home. She got into DJing after curiosity got the better of her and thought that using DJ controllers and eventually, turntables, can’t be that much more tricky than trying to DJ at house parties using nothing but a laptop and two tabs open on YouTube… well turns out there is a bit more to it, but she is loving music more than ever.
The second instalment in the Whistler Junglists Mix Series showcases her growing skills as a young DJ. Beyond music, Vixate is also an established Graphic Designer and works for the local newspaper in Whistler, The Pique News Magazine. She also loves drinking a myriad of different teas, 2+ hour bubble baths, chocolate and sleeping-in, oh and snowboarding of course!

 

 

Track-listing:
Spectrasoul – Sasquach
Dimension – Whip Slap
Hamilton – Track 8
Firefox – So Solid
Hazard – Time Tripping
BassBrothers – It’s Right
Logistics – Platinum
Danny Byrd – Winchester Club
Ficci – Wish (feat LaMeduza – SIN remix)
S.P.Y. – Love Hurts
Wilkinson – Breathe (feat Shannon Saunders)
Judge – The Horns of Abel
Misanthrop – Collapse
Wilkinson, TC – Hit The Floor
Chase & Status – Blind Faith
High Contrast – If We Ever
Ivy Lab – Live On Your Smile (El. Train remix)
LSB – If You’re Here (Luke’s Tangerine Dreaming Vip)
London Elekricity – Artificial Skin (with Keeno & Emer Dineen)
Upgrade – Don’t Trust Me
Mage – Where You Belong

Whistler Junglists Mix Series Episode 01 – Jamanji

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The Whistler Junglists Mix Series is a podcast showcasing the talent of local Drum & Bass DJs in Whistler, BC, Canada.

 

JamanJi:

“Thanks to Phroh for always having my back up here in the mountains and pushing and supporting me to play my own sound which is unique and exposes me both as an artist as well as a DJ. I put the mix together on the spot after some wise words of encouragement from the man himself. Please come and support our Junglists scene up here in Whistler, Big Ups to everyone! ”

JamanJi is a diverse producer and DJ born and bred in the competitive bass scene of the Untied Kingdom who is currently residing in beautiful British Columbia. Internationally known as Jodi for his work in drum and bass he is an award winning DJ with over a decade of production and DJ’ing experience.

Representing Drum & Bass in Whistler, JamanJi steps up with the first episode for the Whistler Junglists Mix Series showcasing his English sound and style. A duel citizen of England and Canada he hopes to soon build a studio and really begin to push the name of JamanJi with his own musical production. Outside of music his general interests include towels, pineapples, bass, dowgs, vinyl and collecting bottle caps.

Follow him up:

www.soundcloud.com/jamanji

www.mixcloud.com/jamanji

TRACKLISTING

Lindi Ortega- High (High Booty)
Hedfood- Tell The Whole World (Remix)
Atmos T & TonalBalance- Anvil
Colossus Apollo
Jodi & Hosta- Moving On
JamanJi & Static- Intangible
Swurv. & SOL- Love This (Jodi Remix)
JamanJi- I’m Tellin’ U (Instrumental)
Jetta- I’d Love to Change The World (Free World Bootleg)
Jodi & Merdz & Hosta- Odyssey
Macca & Jodi- Hard To Breath
Hidden Hand- Bright Lights (TonalBalance Remix)
Jodi & Wavelength- Rue 98
Apparat- Goodbye (Jodi & Hosta’s Dawn Bootleg)

Jan 27, 2016 – Whistler Junglists Resident Rinseout

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Join the Whistler Junglist crew as we throw down the Drum & Bass music this winter season up in the Tommy Africas Club!

Whistler Junglists are a contingent of Local DJs and DJs staying in Whistler from abroad who spin DnB and Jungle music.

Our “Resident Rinseout” nights are a chance for local DJs to be in the spotlight showcasing their sound for the Tommy Africas crowds.

This week we have 3 amazing DJs who are no stranger to the Whistler Junglist Movement:

Infectious
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Seenik Audio
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Tommy Gunnz
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