A classically-trained keyboardist and working musician based in Chicago, STUNNA (aka J. Cappo) has crafted his own unique sound within the fast-paced world of Drum + Bass music. With a number of strong releases on various high-profile labels coupled with a solid Stateside and international touring schedule under his belt, this Grammy-nominated, URB Magazine 'Next 100' producer and host of BASSDRIVE Radio's popular weekly 'GREENROOM' show is determined to spread his own sound as well as exclusive tracks from talent around the world. As his prolific catalogue of solo productions, collaborations and remixes has gained global support from DOC SCOTT, LTJ BUKEM, FABIO, MARKY, LOXY, NOOKIE, BIG BUD, MARCUS INTALEX, CALIBRE and many more, it's going to be another busy year ahead…..
31 Records | Absys | Advection Music | All Street | Bassdrive Radio | Bassdrive Tunes | Barely Breaking Even | Basswerk | Beat 70 Music | Beyond Belief | BIOS | BS1 | Criminal Records | Criterion Records | Cut Music | Defunked | DNBB | Droidsong | Drum+Bass Arena | Faction Digital | Fokuz | Fokuz Ltd | Forestry Service | Formation | Free Love Digi | Funk Star | Future Retro | Golden Orb | Ground Mass | Have-A-Break | Hustle Audio | IM: Ltd | Influenza | Kill Inc | LDNB | Levitated | Liquid Drops | Liquid Tones | LowRise Sounds | Lucky Devil | New Identity | Nightworks | Offworld | Omni Music | Outsider | Phunkfiction | Phuzion | Plush | Point Audio | Red Mist | Respect Records | Rotation Deep | Rubik | Santorin | Scientific | Sidechain | Soul Bros | Soul Deep | Soundtrax | Stepping Forward | Telluric | Toolroom | Urban Chemistry | Vampire | Vibez | Westbay
2011: 2nd place in Knowledge Magazine's remix competition for SEBA's 'PAINTED SKIES'
2007: URB MAGAZINE 'NEXT 100' artist
2005: Spot on Knowledge Magazine's 'Unsigned Original Tunes' compilation for 'PAIN'
2001: Knowledge Magazine overseas winner in the 'Decksterity Mix-Tape' competition
01. DJ WISLOV + ALEX BREAKO - IN THE DEEP OF THE UNIVERSE (STUNNA REMIX)
02. SILENCE GROOVE - ONLY YOU (SILENCE GROOVE REMIX)
03. SOUL CONNECTION - JAZZ RENEGADES
04. TREEX - GENTLE SLIDE
05. JOAKUIM + LURCH - MEETING OF STYLES
06. MUKIYARE - SUFFERING
07. EFX - KINGS RIDDIM
08. SOULFUL NATURE - SOMETHING NEW
09. WOODTEKR - MELT
10. DJ RANSOME - LOVE IN THE SUN (LURCH REMIX)
11. SCHEMATIC + POLARIS - CONDUIT
12. CORRUPTED - INTERTWINED
13. JOAKUIM - RANDOMJAM
14. A-SIDES + MAKOTO - TEMPTATION
15. nCAMARGO - ABOVE IT ALL
16. QBIG + ZENITH B - HONYA
17. STANTON WARRIORS + AC SLATER feat EVA LAZARUS - DIG DEEPER (WILL MILES REMIX)
18. ZEN DUB - FADING MEMORIES (IMPISH REMIX)
19. A.K.A - REAL HEAVY
20. JUNGLEKID - ENEMIES
21. UNCLE 22 + NAVIGATOR - 6 MILLION WAYS TO DIE (THOMAS B + GHAST BOOTLEG)
Since his first release in 1994, music producer and DJ Big Bud has been writing and producing his own music. He has released over 70 tracks including 3 albums, Infinity + Infinity in 1999 and followed up with a double album in 2001, Late Night Blues. 2004 witnessed the release of a 'producer album on GLO. From his first release up to his latest he has consistently produced soulful and emotional dance music to critical acclaim.
Having released tracks on various labels including Creative Source, Nuphonic, Moving Shadow, Vibez and Good Looking Records he now runs two labels together with partner DJ.Element. They are Soundtrax Records and Super8Sound.
The Big Bud sound has been influenced by over 25 years of listening to Jazz, funk, Soul and Reggae. From attending jazz funk all-dayers back in the eighties thru the big raves of the early nineties up to todays drum and bass clubs he has always been a lover of quality, soulful music. It was after hearing the emergence of tracks with breakbeats that he decided to get involved in producing.
After finishing his first tunes he took them up to Speed and gave them to Fabio. The result was a 3 year stint with Creative Source, releasing a handful of singles. The next stop was Good Looking Records where he spent 5 years producing a steady stream of drum and bass and downtempo cuts. After parting company with them he had to endure a two year period of isolation due to contractual problems. These two years were spent in the studio, stockpiling tracks ready for release when the time was right.
During that time he met DJ Element and was invited to join him in running Soundtrax. To date they have released 4 singles with many more lined up, ready to go. Although not a regular on the scene in the UK he has travelled the world playing his brand of d'n'b. In the recent years he has visited Hungary, Serbia, Russia, New Zealand, Belize, Mexico, Holland and Germany.
1. BigBud,Roy Green,Protone,Dual - Gospodi
2. Vanguard Project - Blacklist
3. BigBud - White Widow
4. Vanguard Project - Driftwood
5. Vanguard Project - Rhode House
6. Mc Fats,Bailey - For The Love
7. ElectroSoul System,Roy Green,Protone - Monkey Chaos
8. Roy Green,Protone Ft Lynu - Freshy
9. Jam Thieves - Too Dark
10. Roy Green,Protone,Dual - RideStep
11. Roy Green,Protone - Guidance
12. A-Sides - Coconut Dub
13. Furney - Eclipse
14. A-Sides Ft Spikey Tee - Reminisce
15. BigBud (ESS Remix) - Red Snapper
Aural Imbalance AKA Simon Huxtable has been writing and creating atmospheric music since 1997, creating deep emotive tracks across many electronic music genres including drum & bass and spacey house / progressive. The key to the AI sound is deep synthesis with the focus on the spaced out atmospherics that create a warm hypnotic feel.
The Aural Imbalance sound has spanned the globe with original tracks and remixes over various established electronic labels including Cadence Recordings, Within Records, Lynx Recordings, Advection Music, Greta Cottage Workshop, Secrets of the Sun Recordings, Ascendent Grooves, Elliptical Sun Recordings, SoulRidaz, 7 Seas Records, Stasis Recordings, Cambrian Line, OdysseyRecordings, Embarcadero Records, Adro Records and has also had tracks featured on mixed CD’s on Global Underground.
The sound that Simon has been producing and involved with has gained support from some of themajor players in the electronic music scene, this is both in a solo guise as Aural Imbalance and with collaborative efforts as part of Deep Space Organisms, Monothy, Idforma and Inspired Minds in which he has teamed up with other very talented producers.
Simon is also working on various collaborative projects and remixes with other well established artiststhese include Tidal, Bass’Flo, Tomi Chair, Sebastian Schetter, Sanderson Dear, Savvas, Pat Foosheen, Simos Tagias, Audapta, Groofeo, Ambrela, Shane Berry, KaLGaN, Okee to name but a few, and these projects cover various styles of electronic music. Simon is also part of a new acoustic/ electronic band called “Out of Plato’s Cave” who with singer songwriter Rhys Davies have a debut album “Solipsist” which came in 2013 on Greta Cottage Workshop.
The debut album project by Aural Imbalance is a deep D&B album called “Legacy” on Cadence which is released on limited edition CD and is available exclusively via www.movementinsound.com this is a nine track LP that is mixed together into a nice spaced out atmospheric romp into the deeper side of drum & bass.
As a follow up to the album a remix project of the original tracks from Legacyreleased (2014), include remixes from, The Outerworld, Orange & Blue, Tidal, Tomi Chair, Groofeo, Donald Wilborn, Audapta, Pat Foosheen, Shane Berry, Eschaton & Nennah, PHD & Furney in addition to this there will a few surprises on the album as somevery special guests will be doing some versions of the originals too.
Also Simon has recently finished his debut album for Advection Music and this is scheduled to be released in 2016 again following the deeper side of D&B and House music. Other projects will take shape in the nearfuture, a pure ambient project is in the works and this will be released under another pseudonym thiswill be announced through the usual social media channels at the time of completion of this newproject.
In addition to this new EP,s and remixes forthcoming in 2016 also with new albums expected in 2016 on Movementinsound and Stasis Recordings in 2017, watch this space .
1 - Sebastian Legz - Coding of Their Atoms (Aural Imbalance Remix) : Stasis Recordings
2 - Offland - Caracara (Aural Imbalance Remix) : Stasis Recordings
3 - Aural Imbalance - Europa : Advection Music
4 - S, Bluyer & AI - Evening Bliss : Movementinsound Recordings
5 - Aural Imbalance - Lost Galaxies : Secrets of the Sun Recordings
6 - Kian & Ludvig - The Source (Aural Imbalance Remix) : Cadence Recordings
7 - Blok One & AI - Sacred Landscapes : Soul Ridaz
8 - Aural Imbalance - Voyage to Callisto : Monochrome Recordings
9 - Okee & AI - Beneath the Surface : Advection Music
10 - Entama - Primeval Rainforest (Aural Imbalance Remix) : Cadence Recordings
11 - Aural Imbalance - Inclination of Ceres : Odyssey Recordings
I compose music primarily for my own pleasure; the creative process of constructing and refining a piece of music is what I enjoy the most. I endeavour to move the listener in some way.
Hailing from North London, I now live in North Devon. I have been contributing my productions to the jrum and bass genre since 2007.
Taking piano lessons at the age of six, I have always been passionate about playing music. A love of hip hop naturally led onto buying hardcore and jungle records in the early 90's and attending seminal clubs such as Speed and Metalheadz as often as I could.
Now I am getting DJ support from the very people who influenced me such as LTJ Bukem and PFM.
Starting out on Binary Soul Records I have had releases on many labels over the last few years, most notably with Good Looking Records, Fokuz, Liquid V, Soul Deep Recordings, Phuzion, Odyssey and Smooth N Groove.
For DJ Bookings please contact me at: email@example.com
1. Orbital - Halcyon On and On
2. Furney 'Temperamental Drift' - Smooth n Groove Records Dub
3. Soulstructure & Tim Cant 'Astrology' - Dub
4. Malaky - Being With You - Malaky's Bandcamp Page
5. P.F.M. - 'Drifting on By' - Drum and Bass Express Dub
6. Jrumhand 'Sensitive People' - Unreleased Good Looking Records
7. Jrumhand 'Joy' - Dub
8. Furney 'Kaleidoscope Moods' - Smooth n Groove Records Dub
9. Inelligent Manners & Malaky 'Tears' - Fokuz Recordings
10. Soulstructure 'Time to Dream' Unreleased Good Looking Records
Podcast 06 Liquidsoundzuk/Odyssey Recordings
DJ Stretch has been Deejaying and producing Jungle/Drum & Bass music for over 23 years.
He started spinning on sound systems in local clubs and house parties. Soon after Stretch was introduced to Marc & Dego [4 Hero] at Reinforced Records they showed him the ropes in the studio. After hours of watching these masters at their craft he soon too began to show a massive interest in production and this lead onto him eventually trying his skills in the studio… He made a few dub plate specials and tested these out in his own sets. Stretch then comes with the infamous Jungle anthem & club favourite titled ‘Worries in da Dance’ which was first played at the legendary AWOL club and signed to DJ Ron’s Label: A London Something Records. That night and 5 reloads later Stretch was called on stage and was introduced to the whole scene.
Stretch became a resident and deejay at some of London’s best Jungle nights & venues; AWOL, Telepathy, London Sumting, Morning After, Thunder & Joy, Ministry Of Sound, Fabric & The legendary End Club. Continuing with his production Stretch went on to remix other artists tracks like the seminal Firefox’s ‘Warning’ Tom & Jerry’s ‘Maximum Style’ Stretch teamed up with DJ Ron to remix Rebel MC & Top Cat’s ‘Champion DJ’ and also did the Jungle hit ‘Papa Lover’
Going on to set up his own imprint label’s Rinsing Records & AKO Records, focusing on his own production and helping showcase up and coming talent to give them a break. DJ Stretch was an integral member of the Reinforced Records family supporting the likes of 4Hero, DJ’ing for them world-wide all across the UK & Europe, Japan and the USA. Playing Jungle/Drum & Bass music and continues to play the music he loves…!
Stretch has now re-launched the AKO brand and runs two successful labels: AKO Beatz and AKO150, both focusing on that Jungle sound. AKO Beatz with new age Jungle sound but staying true to its roots with releases from Goldie and Marc Mac to name but a few on the label and AKO150 which focuses on some of the unreleased gems from the golden era and new retrospective Jungle with that oldskool feel.
Strech is one of the hardest working guys in the scene; he has been busy deejaying across the country and is now back in the studio.
Liquidsoundzuk & Odyssey Recording would like to say a huge Thank you and Respect to DJ Stretch for supporting the Podcast series.
Podcast 06 is not to be missed.
Afraid To Tell JLM Productions The Sound BiznizCold Mission
Untitled (Heaven)Tom & Jerry
Celebrate Life Nookie The WhipThe Guyver
Colour of Memory Steve Alexander
&9x9 (MIST dub mix)4 Hero
Contra Flow - sour & Denz And Tribalist
My Years D-Bridge
A Better Place (Marcus Intalex & S.T. Files Remix)4 Hero
Need Special Touch
Shining Down Goldie
Here Comes The Drumz (Breakage remix)Doc Scott
Tribal Instinct Alpha Omega
Hardcore Junglism (Total Science remix)Manix
Kirks Nightmares Randall & DjVapour
The Scorcher (Dance Mix)4 Hero
Feel real good Manix
A london sumtin'Code 071