As you may know a select few of our amazing SubBass DJs have been chosen to play not only at the hottest festival of the summer - SW4 but also at the afterparties at Ministry of Sound and the Electric in Brixton! This is your opportunity to get to know the SubBass DJs who will be taking over the stage!
Your SW4 Capital FM Stage Set Winner:
White-Akre - My core musical influences have to be Eric Prydz for his complete originality and out of the box approach and Deadmau5 for his unique heart string tugging melodies. After seeing Eric Prydz play at the 2016 SW4 after party, I made the decision to sign up to the DJ beginner course at subbass. After becoming an Armada artist earlier this year I have released in collaboration with Paul Thomas, 2 tracks, which have made it into the progressive house top 10 on beatport. I am now working on my debut album.
Your 103 Set Winner:
TANVS - I started to be passionate to electronic music when I was 17 because of a party that was in Rome at that time called "Diabolika"; After that I started to join techno parties in my city but I never thought about learning how to dj in a professional way until I came to London and heard about Subbass Accademy. The second step that came after the dj course was the production because I think that leaving your mark and playing your music is something necessary. Right now I've finished 2 tracks and I'm working on the third but I'll wait to finish this before I'll send them to the lables !! When it comes to play or produce Techno is the best way I can express myself !! I like when it has deep melodies and this is why I take inspiration from people like Stephan Bodzin, Maceo Plex, Recondite, Marc Romboy, Victor Ruiz, Tale of us and many others with that style.
Your After Party Players:
RSpice - I would say from an early age my musical influences would have been Pendulum, they really got me into dance music! Then Disclosure's first album Settle got me into deep house and then i haven't looked back i love it. Now I love a more darker tech side as well as the funky deep house! My influences now i would say are definitely the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Nic Fanciulli, Andrea Oliva, Disciples, Gorgon City, MK and loads more! Past projects for me have been completing various courses and really broadening my knowledge and understanding of DJing and production! The subbass courses really helped me out alot and what route i wanted to take in dance music. Current projects are i am focusing more on the production side, and hopefully will have an EP out by the end of the year with my friend producer PAGE 97! I have been doing loads of gigs this summer so will try and produce more in the winter! My love for music has always made me interested in djing, and although nobody in my family or that i knew growing up did it, ive always wanted to! So i started out, practiced and done courses and now im djing all over London at clubs like Ministry which is mad and even recently in Ibiza!
Isla Iris - There are two people who stand out for me and I try to learn from: Lorenzo Gianeri and David Chase. Lorenzo looks like a magician behind the decks and he is technically impeccable, I very much respect what he does. David Chase, a movie director and television producer better known for creating 'The Sopranos', used to be a drummer and aimed to be a professional musician. David Chase is a great music selector and inspired me to listen to different kinds of music genres and follow my own taste. As for me, I started because I felt the need to do something creative. I thought I should make the most of the opportunities London has to offer and learn something new. I have played at Ministry of Sound both in 103 and the Loft as well as running my own weekly radio show on an internet radio last winter. Moving forward I would like to continue broadcasting raising the profile of talented DJs and producers I support and follow.
Housewife Choice - At the age of 15 I had a massive interest UK Garage music and going to the under 18 nights at local nightclubs! I used to watch the DJs and MCs and see the crowds reaction and how they held the crowd so well! I thought to myself, 'I need to be up there!!' Starting off as a UK Garage DJ that's when I bought my first pair of Numark TTs direct drive turntables and a Numark mixer at the age of 15..... My influencers back then were the likes of DJ EZ, DJ Zinc and MJ Cole & Todd Edwards! I then had the opportunity to DJ in Malia in one of the top clubs for three consecutive seasons which was a great eye opener for me playing to a packed club of over 2000 people was a buzz I can't explain! Nowadays my music genre involves around vocal, deep and chunky tech house. I'm a sucker for a good vocal over a house beat! Now producing for a over year watch this space for fresh releases coming soon. Moving over to the house genre, my musical influencers these days are Sam Divine, Jamie Jones, Solardo, Sonny Fodera, Detlef, Javier Penna and many many more….
Anna B - With a passion for music from an early age, I always had a leaning towards electronic dance music,from the earlier 90s sounds of acts like Techotronic, through to current influencers such as Adrian Hour, Sidney Charles, Dennis Cruz and Supernova to name but a few. I have always had the desire to DJ, and after countless trips back and forth from Ibiza I finally built up the courage to give it a go! Since making this step earlier in the year, I have played the loft and 103 room at Ministry of Sound, McQueen Shoreditch and produce monthly online mixes for House Culture, an online social platform for bringing people together and celebrating all that is house! I have a few more events in the pipeline this year, in East London and Essex, and I plan to start an Ableton production course in October.
DJ Lambo - After a substantial break from my vinyl days I now mix digital influenced by the likes of Adam Beyer, Andy Ferguson, Matt McBriar and Leyton Giodarni. Currently I'm immersing myself in the House music scene, both in-front of and behind the decks, be it at festivals or one-off club nights. Not just for the music for the networking, collaboration opportunities and all round enjoyment of the people associated with the scene. I'm impressed by the fact that more than ever artists are not afraid to experiment with what they play. I recently heard a remix of Lost in Music being played at Dekmantel festival - the crowd loved it! Moving forward I am entering the world of production. You should be able to hear the result of this in summer of next year but one thing is for sure is that it will be on the darker side of the spectrum.
MEI - Sarah has grown up being influenced by music which she undeniably owes to her father - the owner of Merriam Music which happens to be the largest music school in Canada. From a young age she was given plenty of opportunities in music and is accomplished in a lengthy list of instruments such as violin, tenor and alto saxophone, clarinet, guitar however has always nurtured a passion for singing and playing the piano in her spare time. Sarah recalls the first time she knew she wanted to be a DJ - It was in "second year of University, right in the middle of taking a degree in Psychology & French. I moved to London after I graduated and started researching DJ & Production courses and knew SubBass was the school for me.
Catch ALL the above DJs at SW4 and the after parties in Brixton Electric and Ministry of Sound over bank holiday weekend - the 26th and 27th of August!!!
"I recently went through the SubBass 'making house music' and 'how to make electro and big beats' online courses and thought they were both fantastic... Overall I'd say these courses are amongst the very best resources I've ever found."Chris Graham