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NATURAL SELECTION 04 at Highline Ballroom

09/16/11 431 W. 16th St. Map
212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com Ages: All Ages
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S.P.Y has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting producers and DJs in drum & bass, earning support across the scene with consistent releases on top labels such as RAM, Innerground, Soul:r, Metalheadz, and Shogun. In demand as a DJ, producer, collaborator (with the likes of Marcus Intalex, Marky, and Total Science) and remixer (Goldie, Deadmau5, Claude van Stroke, and Zinc feat Miss Dynamite) he's keeping up the pace in 2011 with further releases set for Soul:r, Subtitles, Razors Edge, and Reinforced early in the year, plus bigger projects in the pipeline.

D-Bridge is a legendary figure in drum & bass. Though his career stretches back to the early '90s, it was in his role as one quarter of the irrepressible drum & bass super-group Bad Company in the late '90s and early '00s that he really stamped his mark on the scene, dominating the sound of drum & bass during that period. Tunes like "The Nine," "Planet Dust," and "Nitrous" are unforgettable classics and are the tip of the iceberg of an incredible back catalog of work from the foursome.

Since Bad Company disbanded, D-Bridge has carved a superb reputation as a solo artist, with a more refined sound that is no less effective in the clubs, with tunes like "True Romance," "Odessa," and "Twilight," leaving a lasting impression on the scene. His label Exit Records is renowned for quality over quantity, with all releases carrying a touch of class. IN addition, D-Bridge is a highly sought-after DJ, and his widespread appeal is best demonstrated by the fact that he regularly appears at nearly every one of our wide range of drum & bass nights, from the tough beats of Renegade Hardware to the soulful vibes of Swerve, via Ram Records rave-up and Shogun Audio's slightly more left-of-center throw-down.

Robert Manos is a vocalist/musician who grew up in Europe, East Africa, and New York. His first release of note was a collaboration with Alexi Delano on the deep house track "Round and Round" on the STATRA label remixed by Charles Webster and J.T Donaldson. On a visit to Sweden, Manos was introduced to Jesper Dahlback and Sebastian Ahrenberg (Seba) with whom he co-wrote "My World" for the SVEK label. From this meeting also came "16 stories" (METALHEADZ), Manos's first drum and bass release with Seba with whom he has worked ever since. Some of these releases include "Heaven Sent" (SOUL:R), "Move On" (HOSPITAL). "Last Goodbye" (PARADOX MUSIC). "Wild One" (METALHEADZ), and "Make Peace"(SUBJECT 13). Also in collaboration with Jesper Dahlback and John Dahlback under the name Hugg n Pepp came Mazarin, Robban, and more recently "Sweet Rosie". Also on Adam Beyer's TRUE SOUL label came "Before its all gone." Manos's first album, entitled "Angel Road," was released in 2009 on MOLE RECORDINGS. He recently returned to the US from performances in Europe with Seba and Paradox.

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