Terra Firma x Riddim : Halogenix
24 Feb 2018
After a sold out opening-event last year, York’s only dedicated Drum & Bass night returns alongside Cardiff-based team Riddim. This time around we’re bringing the mighty Halogenix to York. 1/3rd of Ivy Lab with solo releases on Critical Music, Alix Perez‘s 1985 Music and many more; Halogenix has placed himself firmly amongst the DnB elite.
Act's / DJ's
UK producer Ben Downton, has expressed his musical creativity from a young age. Starting out playing in bands, he later moved on to DJing at local parties, events and even skate competitions. In 2004 his brother bought him a copy of Cakewalk SONAR as a present and he quickly got into making Electronica, Dub and Minimal-Dubstep.
By 2010, Ben saved up enough money to cut his own vinyl and self-release three of his tracks under the alias ‘Morah’— before then making the rounds at record shops to get his cuts sold.
A change of interests led Ben to start producing Drum & Bass in 2011 with fellow producer Locustlung. Together they wrote the techy, 4 track EP, “Sentinel,” which broke into Drum & Bass Arena’s top ten chart and was supported by Phil Tangent.
In 2016 a switch of aliases to ‘Low:r’ was the start of a bigger things for the Sussex-based producer. Releases on Such Music, Different Drumz and then on Soul Deep have cemented his position in the dnb scene. In May 2017, Low:r opened his account on Terra Firma with the bouncy track ‘Harmonize It’ taken from the Terra Firma: Vol. 1 compilation. Two months later, his summery two-track EP ‘Heron’s Skankout / Do It’ released on Terra Firma and is being played by DJs from every corner of the globe.
Warren Rousseau, co-owner of Terra Firma, goes by the name Rous, and has been a producer for 4 years, gaining success within the Chillstep scene with releases on Remissium Records and is now turning his attention to the production of Drum & Bass. Warren has been DJing Drum & Bass from an early age and has earned a following in both York and his native Kent.
Co-owner of Terra Firma along with Warren Rousseau, Matt Horton is a producer, Sound Design student, and a massive Drum & Bass head. Renowned for his presence on Youtube after setting up his channel in 2014, Horton has gone on to gain over 4 million hours listened on his mixes.
Since his early-teens, Mascot has been heavily involved in the world of Drum and Bass and was introduced to the genre through artists such as Calyx and Teebee, Ed Rush and Black Sun Empire. Based in both Cardiff and Leeds, Mascot regularly plays at venues both across the UK and internationally. Mascot is a formidable figure behind the decks and has supported artists across the spectrum such as Foreign Concept, Bou, Levela, Macky Gee and Phantasy, Halogenix, Drumsound and Bassline Smith and Hybrid Minds.
Mascot’s love for Drum and Bass stems from a shared love of the genre by his sister who’s worked with artists such as June Miller, Mollie Collins and Akomplis.
Mascot is the CEO and Owner of Riddim // Riddim Records, a forward thinking and innovative event company and music label specialising in all things Drum and Bass.
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