Instra:mental – Watching You
Few artists have had such an immediate impact on drum and bass in recent years as Instra:mental, the highly acclaimed duo of Boddika and Jon Convex. Since their early releases on Soul:r and Darkestral, the pair have been steadily building momentum with a number of influential singles across labels such Exit and Naked Lunch and developing a diverse and unique sound that crosses a range of styles and tempos. Instra:mental have so far forged successful studio partnerships with the likes of Jonny L, Skream, Burial and most notably dBridge, with whom they have hosted the Autonomic podcast series.
Nominated for “Best Breakthrough Producers” in DJ Magazine’s Best of British awards in 2009, this accolade only tells half the story. The duo has seen the launch of their label NonPlus+, the start of residencies for Fabric and Rinse FM and a whole host of international appearances including festivals in Croatia and Sardinia plus a tour of Japan.
Katy B – Movement
Kathleen “Katie” Brien, better known as Katy B, (born 8 May 1989) is an English singer-songwriter and a graduate of the BRIT School. She is a dubstep, rnb, funky, house and uk garage singer and has also performed under the name Baby Katy. She was born in Peckham, South London. The Katy On A Mission Songfacts states that she attended the BRIT school. Other alumini who have found success include Amy Winehouse, Jessie J, Leona Lewis and Adele who was in the year above Katy. Having been offered “major label deals” in 2009, she released her first single with the label Rinse in 2010.
Katy B – On a mission (feat. Benga)
Kathleen “Katie” Brien, better known as Katy B, (born 8 May 1989) is an English singer-songwriter and a graduate of the BRIT School. She is a dubstep, rnb, funky, house and uk garage singer and has also performed under the name Baby Katy. She was born in Peckham, South London. The Katy On A Mission Songfacts states that she attended th BRIT school.
Benga (real name Adegbenga Adejumo) is a uk music producer from Croydon, and is part of the Big Apple Records label. Being inspired by Wookie and an associate of producer Skream, Benga released his debut 12”, “Skank,” in late 2002.
Modestep – Sunlight
Modestep is a 4-piece live band from North London. Their sound clearly takes influence from progressive electro and dubstep as one of their fans stated they like to make music which “makes your brains wobble with low pass filth”, in reality not all Modestep’s tunes aim to be as filthy as possible which is much the trend of the times, in what can possibly be seen as a post-dubstep progression; where bass-heavy music is never avoided however incorporated eclecticly with electronica.
Joy Orbison – J. Doe
Joy Orbison (Born Peter O’Grady) is a DJ and producer based in London. His style is generally accepted as a coalescence of dubstep, UK funky, UK garage, and house. O’Grady achieved underground success with his debut single, “Hyph Mngo” released via Hotflush Recordings in October 2009.