CREW & BOOKINGS
SIUBSISTENZ - THE BERLIN TAKEOVER @ BLACK SWAN 16.03.13. Tickets £8 + BF, £12 OTD
AGRO & SUBSISTENZ
HARD / NEURO DNB
Visuals & Lighting by Skulpt
Sound by DMT
G ZUS & L TECH
ESION B 2 B DEFECIT
PSYDA B 2 B ILLUSION
DUBSON B 2 B REX DEX
Red Dread Audio
LEMON DRIZLAY CREW
Hosted by J MAN
SAFETY IN NUMBERS
Sound by SUBLIMINAL AUDIO
MEGAPOCALYPSE NYE 2012! @ LAKOTA 31.12.12. Tickets £15 / £20. £25 OTD
**BUNKER OF HORRORS**
Therapy Sessions V.
Agro (Dark D&B)
Visuals by Skulpt & Giz
(Algorythm, Counterstrike Recs)
(Barcode, Algorythm, Freak)
(Tech Itch, Tech Freak,
Penetration, Moving Shadow)
(Freak, Counterstrike, Metalheadz)
JAE OVERTECH W/ INNATE MC
(Close2Death, Overtech, Catapult)
G ZUS & L TECH
(Agro / Aggravated)
(Blue Oyster Bar Recs)
**THE AMEN DOME**
(Drum and Bass, Jungle,
Visuals by AsQ
EQUINOX - (Sci Wax)
FFF - (Planet Mu)
TECHDIFF - (Peace Off)
DR..UM - (Amen-tal)
GENERAL WASTE - (Jungle Syndicate)
DOOMHAM - (Jungle Syndicate)
RESINATE - (Jungle Syndicate)
TINY TASTE - (Jungle Syndicate)
RAGGAMUFFIN - (Jungle Syndicate)
SARGY - (Jungle Syndicate)
Rhyme & Reason (Fresh, UK, Underground Hip Hop)
HIGH FOCUS LABEL SHOWCASE
Happy Daze (Mega Festival Vibes!! Minimal Techno, Electro, Breakbeat, Jungle,Tekno)
AGRO'S 5th BIRTHDAY! @ LAKOTA 17.11.12. Tickets £10 / £12. £15 OTD
Main room :
Drum and Bass
BLACK SUN EMPIRE
THE SECT & HOSTILE MC
MAKO B2B FIELDS B2B VILLEM
G ZUS & L TECH
OCDJ B2B BASS:BASED
HOSTED BY MC REMIDY
VISUALS BY SKULPT
Friends of Agro
DELETED SCENE (Live)
BERTIE BASS HITS
ILLUSION B2B BINNEY
THERAPY SPECIAL, ALL CREWS ACROSS ALL ROOMS! @ BLACK SWAN 20.10.12 Tickets £10 / Door £12
(DIRTY AS FUCK DNB)
Powered By Turbulence / Stable Audio
Visuals by Skulpt
Creaturefeatures by Joseph Ballard
-HIDDEN & EYE D-
(Genosha One Seven Five, PRSPCT, TOA - Holland)
[Freak, Obscene, Tech Freak, Metalheadz-UK/USA]
(Ad Noiseam, Methlab USA)
(Freak, Tech Cycle - USA)
-G ZUS b2b L TECH-
(Agro, Aggravate d- UK)
(OLD SKOOL CLASSICS/JUNGLE/GENERAL NASTY)
Powered By Neverlution Sound
-DYLAN- Old Skool Set
(Freak, Obscene, Tech Freak, Metalheadz, Hardware)
-ROBYN CHAOS- Old skool set
(Freak, Obscene, Tech Freak, Metalheadz, Outbreak)
-FORTITUDE & TERROR CELL- Old Skool Set
(Freak, Close2Death, Therapy)
(Lethal Injection Records)
-DELETED SCENE LIVE-
(Agro / Avalaf)
(THE HORRIDOR!! DNB FREE, ANYTHING ELSE)
Powered by Ohmen Audio
FIASCO & CHERRY
SUBSISTENZ - THE BERLIN TAKEOVER // AGRO // SUBSISTENZ // RED DREAD AUDIO // SUBLIMINAL AUDIO // 16.03.13
After possibly the hardest, filthiest NYE ever with Therapy Sessions we are pleased to announce that for our next instalment of AGRO we are linking up with our partners in crime FINITE to bring you a very special link up with our friends from Subsistenz and Subland in Berlin for a dose of pure mechanical tech. We are also pleased to announce that the massive RED DREAD AUDIO CREW will be hosting room two and serving up some jungle for all you skankers out there!
Machine Code (aka Current Value & Dean Rodell) will be tearing up the swan as part of their 'Under The Sun' album tour, an album comprised of 11 tracks of pure mechanical dark drum and bass funk. Agro residents and Susbsistenz partners in crime The Sect will be adding to the delrium by bringing their own bag of techno infused dnb.
PLUS Current Value & Dean Rodell will be performing separate sets and of course lets not forget the best supporting cast the Bristol hard drum & bass scene has to offer.
All of these filthy beats played through the best quadrophonic sound and supported by the technological wizardry of our in house lighting crew - SKULPT!
MEGAPOCALYPSE NYE 2012 - THERAPY SESSIONS // AGRO // JUNGLE SYNDICATE // RHYME & REASON // HIGH FOCUS // HAPPY DAZE)
We're coming up to the last month on Earth... and if we make it out alive, it definitely deserves a celebration to end all celebrations!! Therapy Sessions, Agro, Rhyme & Reason, Jungle Syndicate, & Happy Daze join forces to show Bristol just how sick a New Years party can be!! With the monster lineups and wicked underground vibes you've come to expect from all these crews, representing the best in underground Drum & Bass, Jungle, & Hip Hop acts across 4 ROOMS OF CHAOS, along with a bit of everything else thrown for extra ooomph! As the first New Years Eve party for these crews, We're going all out with sound, decor and everything to make this THE rave to end all raves!! Join ussssss....
AGRO'S 5th BIRTHDAY - BLACK SUN EMPIRE // PHACE // TECH ITCH // THE SECT + MORE!! // 17.11.12
Yes yes agro fam!! Agro is finally 5 years old! Its been a long time in the making, a lot of blood, sweat, tears and other bodily fluids but we're finally there!! :)
Who better to headline than our first ever booking - BLACK SUN EMPIRE, this will be fresh after their release of their brand new album 'From The Shadows.' Alongside BSE we have another Agro favourite - Phace. Technical Itch will be making his Agro debut and bringin you the toughness alongside our consistently sick residents The Sect, Gzus & L Tech. Deeper styles will be repped by Utopia Music's Mako and Med Skool's Villem and Mute.
THERAPY SESSIONS // BLACK SWAN // BRISTOL // 20.10.12
For our next event we are hosting the almighty THERAPY SESSIONS with the Jungle Syndicate crew at The Black Swan in Easton - Bristol. This massive event will be featuring Hidden & Eye D, Dylan, Enduser, Hostage, Robyn Chaos and many more. More hard industrial drum and bass than you can shake your fist at!
AGGRAVATED MUSIC 002
A. G Zus - Crazy
B. G Zus - FILTH!
'Crazy's' signature sample sets the tone for this syncopated stepper whilst its grimey sub bass gives it essential dance floor momentum.
On the B side G Zus brings you hard hitting snares, kicks and an abrasive bass line like no other. Filth does exactly what it say on the tin. Enjoy!
AGGRAVATED MUSIC 001
A. Machine Code - Fuzzy Logic
B. Machine Code - Fuzzy Logic (The Sect Remix)
Machine Code serve up yet another hard edged techno d'nb tune in the form of Fuzzy Logic. It rolls, twists and resonates across a dark ambient soundscape that paints a portrait of dystopia and urban decay. Once again this dynamic duo have given a voice to the machines and it gets in your head, it unsettles you, unerves you...
On the B Side Agro residents The Sect have kept the sinister vibe of the original but have given Fuzzy Logic an entirely different lease of with their polished drums, hi hats and filthy bass noise. Long live The Sect!!
At 21 years old, Block Dodger is already making himself at home in the drum and bass scene. His first encounter with DJ'ing came when he stumbled across the now well established Stivs of Life4Land playing at a small venue in Cambridge while on a night out. Matt was intrigued by the sounds and atmosphere he came across that night.
The Life4land Crew went on to become one of Matt's main musical inspirations and some very good friends. Combining his love of music and audio engineering with his passion for dirty beats, Matt began to forge his own sound on the underground UK drum and bass scene.
In 2007 Matt founded the club night/free party Sound system "Guillotine" hosting venues in Cities such as London, Cambridge and Nottingham. He began regularly playing at clubs and free parties across the UK at the tender age of 18.
To date Matt has played at many established clubs including legendary venues such as The Junction, Lakota & the world famous SE-ONE. In early 2010 Matt encountered established bulgarian drum and bass producer Ogonek, founder of Metafiziq records noticing his talents. Since then, Matt has written forthcoming releases for several labels including AGRO's own label project AGGRAVATED MUSIC.
Bringing the noise since 2002, Matt Smyth aka G Zus is an up and coming producer who gives us an electric glimpse into where underground music is really heading. With his early inspiration lying in dark and broken music, by 2007 his work began a turn for the heavy. As he began to draw influence from stomping European Tech and the nastier side of Dub-step, G Zus began to forge a style for himself that can only be described as unique.
Smyth’s musical training began with substantial presence on the punk rock scene from 1999, with his band Athletes Foot. His early love of electronic music soon found him becoming a resident DJ at the infamous west-midlands night, Judder, and as his following became wider and wider, the rinser of holy Amen’s became known as G Zus.
With a residency DJing at the world-famous reggae pub, ‘The Star’n’Garter‘, and an ever increasing presence at Bristol’s top Tech night, Agro, G Zus began to draw a crowd from far and wide. His production began to focus on his tech and dub-step influences, and he began to collaborate with the likes of Deleted Scene and L-Tech. Becoming one of the top crowd pullers involved with Bristol’s legendary Avalaf Crew he started playing everything from Freeparties to Festivals. Dropping both the heaviest selection of new Dub-step and Tech, and also playing live.
In 2010 G Zus's heavyweight sound was picked up by the Agro crew's label project, Aggravated Music. With forthcoming releases 'Crazy' & 'Filth' on the label and with other releases featuring L Tech on Heads Of the Valley Recording 2011. Also with his side project, ‘Tea Total’, a whole new experiment in production, demonstrating his ability to cross genres to an all new level, G Zus’s groundbreaking styles in Dub step are set to take him international. His heavy blend of tech, break core, jungle, trip step and bassline now makes G Zus’s style almost uncategorizable. One thing is certain though, snares are a guarantee.
The Sect are Blade and Virtua. Initially meeting through mutual friends in the late 1990s, they have been producing Drum & Bass together ever since.
Growing up hooked to the bleeps and breaks of The Prodigy and London’s pirate radio stations, they followed the development of Jungle to Drum & Bass, eventually finding themselves drawn to the futuristic output of labels such as Underfire and Renegade Hardware – and in particular, the techno-edged Konflict sound.
Since those early days The Sect have forged their own techno infused style of drum and bass with relentless rolling rhythms, snarling bass lines all with a hard techno edge. They have released on seminal labels Freak, Offkey, Habit and Obscene with some of their latest productions coming our on Subsitenz not to mention a release on AGGRAVATED MUSIC.
In amongst continuously touring Europe The Sect also hold down a resideny at our very own event AGRO, consistently pleasing the AGRO fam. The Sect are constantly gaining momentum and will always be a favourite amongst the Agro crew.
Luke Tunbridge has been tearing out the filthiest tech ever since his escapades playing across Europe when he soon learned the darker the music, the better. With his roots in metal he began mixing on vinyl and producing on Reason in 2008, and his arsenal has been evolving ever since: now Abelton, CDJs and the sickest pangs are the way L-Tech rolls, and the king of tech certainly knows how to handle them.
After a four year residency on www.dnbradio.com, playing alongside the mighty Savage Rehab, L-tech’s quest for world domination led to him playing some of the biggest parties across Europe. The world record breaking Unsound free party in Italy featured L-tech’s tunes in 240 hours of non-stop music, and a six-hour set back2back with Savage Rehab saw L-Tech break his own records when he brought the noise at the Dragon Festival in Spain.
In 2008 L-Tech’s heavyweight styles brought him in the direction of Bristol, and soon after meeting on the underground circuit, a close alliance was formed with filth franchiser G-Zus. With an electric chemistry behind the decks and in production, the heaviest new double act in the South West soon began attracting attention. With L-Tech’s ’Dermatitis’ being signed by Heads of The Valley, the pair began forging a whole new style for themselves, seeing ‘Yob Kid (tba)’ signed by Aggravated Records, and developing a massive following all across Bristol. After experimenting with 6-decks-3-mixers-styles, their latest exploit features the heaviest 4 deck rinse outs that have ever graced the underground music scene, and their production is going from strength to strength. With a world of pangs yet to be explored, L-Tech is set for big things.
Kryptix aka Merlin has been creating and DJ'ing a wide array of styles of electronic music for the best part of the last 10 years. Recently massively upping his game in the ninja arts after a move to Bristol.
The force of his music is a dance floor assault. With splintering drums, rib-shattering bass and hallucinatory sonics.
Mix this with a respect for all forms of music and art in general it makes for an imaginative and unpredictable musical experience.
He's no slouch on the decks either, holding down a number of residencies over the years. Most recently at Bristol breaks night Fracture Clinic. Bounding seamlessly from D&B and Dubstep to Breaks and up-front Electro mashups, utilizing his considerable production skills to cause maximum dancefloor panic.
Dave Psyda is one of the founding fathers of Agro and Aggravated Music and subsequently is a full time promo whore.
Originally hailing from Devon, Dave moved to Bristol in 2005 and was instantly taken with the city.
Bristol fed, and still feeds his love of electronic music with hard drum and bass being closest to his heart.
Filling his days with postering, organising, djing, partying and all things music, Psyda is looking to promote the best in dark and hard electronic music.
His ears are always open so feel free to get in touch with any demos you have.
Joe Gavenlock AKA Deleted Scene is an electronic music producer living in Bristol (UK). Originally hailing from a small town in the south west, Joe's musical obsession started to thrive with a first love of hip hop as well as electronic artists like morcheeba, groove armada, royksopp and chemical brothers. Whilst enjoying a wide range of music Joe has always strayed toward the darker side of the spectrum.
Despite beginning to produce on the most basic of equipment Joe has always sought to maximise his potential through extenisve experimentation, productions and constantly adopting and learning new techniqes.
Drum and bass became an obsession for Joe and this led to his first encounters with artists like Noisia, Ed Rush and Optical, Fierce, Dom and Roland, Stakka and Skynet, Kemal and Rob Data to mention but a few. This lead to a heavy focus on dnb production after moving to Bristol in 06, where a unique underground music culture thrived. After a while began exploring new genres and sounds like Dubstep, Metal, 80's New Wave and Cheese, Hardcore Techno and Breakcore which led to many experiments in distortion, synthesis, glitch, kick drums and mash ups.
After a few years in Bristol now Joe has decided to branch out with production and explore the deeper side of electronica, creating slow, bleak and sparse electronica. Influenced by the intesity of industrial metal and grindcore, the bleakness of ambient idm and black metal and the incredible production standards/techniques of 80's producers such as Rick Rubin and Quincy Jones, a rich and diverse approach to music production was formed.
Mixing vinyl since 2004 and now perforimng on Abelton Live as well keep your eyes peeled for Deleted Scene's diverse, energetic and crazy sets!