Natural Selection NYC & Empress Presents are proud to announce the long awaited arrival of Zero T to NYC! We’re also very happy to have Random Movement delivering the soulful, deeper sounds and DJ Empress to balance out the sounds for an epic night of Drum & Bass on Valentine’s Day!
After 14 years working with a huge spectrum of D&B greats, London based Irishman Cian McCann has long since established his place in the scene. From his early days in Dublin with the Bassbin label to working with the likes of Calibre, 4 Hero, Klute, Alix Perez, Rockwell and Noisia, he has never stood still. 2008’s Cheap Shots LP for Total Science’s CIA Records was a high point, with lead track Walk Away bringing vocalist Steo to the worlds attention. Also a noted remixer, he has retouched artists as diverse as Dillinja, Slam, Rolo from Faithless, Sabre, Lemon D and Lenny Fontana. Zero T’s discography shows the diversity that his DJ sets have always shown, ranging from full vocal smoothness to darker, more technical styles. You are as likely to find his music on labels like Subtitles and Shogun as on Soul:r or Signature. 2010 saw two milestones reached; the Launch of Footprints, Zero T’s own label, and compiling and mixing FabricLive052 for the esteemed London venue. After a short period away from the scene, 2014 sees the return of Zero T as a producer and DJ. Watch out for his collaboration with long-time cohort Beta 2 coming on Metalheadz Platinum soon and a follow up EP to the Roxy Music EP on Dispatch Recordings.
“Not old music, not new music, just good music” is the Random Movement DJ’ing motto, an ideology that has carried his career to multiple performances at major club’s and festivals across 4 continents. Ever since climbing onto the soulful drum and bass vibe 9 years ago, his production skills and DJ technique have pushed him to the forefront of state-side drum & bass. Heads both old and young pack the clubs to hear his particular deep and uplifting vibe as he takes the crowd to big grins and smiles all around.
With help from friend and fellow producer/DJ Marky, the epic Bassbin smasher “Stars in the Dark” hit in 2005 and flew up the charts, helping to put Random Movement firmly on the map. Since then the releases and collaborations have been pouring forth, with projects including Mixmaster Doc, S.P.Y and Redeyes to name a few. His tracks have turned many heads to his unique skills in both his songwriting and production, and his soulful, smooth and sleazy vibes have landed him releases on such labels as Innerground, Liquid V, CIA and Integral.
Be sure to keep an ear to the ground for his already lengthy list of remixes, singles and tour dates by checking at any of the following websites:
Check out Random Movement Radio on www.bassdrive.com every Wednesday 5-7p CST (23:00-01:00 GMT)
Since 1996 Empress has toured the best clubs, festivals & events all over the world. She’s gone as far as Europe and Asia, has also played almost every major city in North America, including Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. A real “DJs DJ” known for repping the deep, dark, musical & rolling dramatic genres of Drum & Bass, Jungle and other bass styles.
This femme fatale is a veteran Dj who’s devotion to music, revered sets and relentless ambition has sustained her esteemed global reputation. Empress was one of the first female DJs in the world to start playing regularly at Raves back in the 90’s. Her flawless mixing, esteemed technical skills, vast knowledge of music and high energy sets has set her apart from the mediocrity.
Adred (31 Records / Natural Selection | NY)
Born Adam Baker, son of a musically talented father and artistic mother, he was destined to be a great musician. Growing up listening to David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Thomas Dolby shaped his love for music at a young age. At the age of 16 Adam first heard Drum and Bass at a rave and wanted to replicate the energy and excitement he witnessed first hand. It wasn’t until years later when he had the opportunity to express it first by DJ’ing. At the age of 20, he bought his first set of turntables and a mixer. Quickly learning and understanding the techniques of mixing music, a year later he was given the opportunity to play out. He knew all along that he wanted to create his own music and that being a DJ wouldn’t be enough to set himself apart from rest of the world. Little did he know, that a chance meeting in a neighborhood record store would launch his career as a producer. He didn’t stop at Drum and Bass but ventured into Hip Hop, R&B, Techno, House and everything in between. He doesn’t believe in pigeonholing himself in one genre and always produces music by feeling and bpm. Currently he is working on multiple releases with Robert Manos in many different genres. Keep an eye out for him and these songs.