Redlight grew up on the rave culture of the 1990s, when he attended warehouse parties in Bristol. Toward the end of that decade, he made his own debut as an artist and was mostly known as DJ Clipz, moving between drum & bass genres, mainly focusing on jump-up. One alias quickly proved to be a limitation, so he began to work in other genres of bass music as Redlight, producing and mixing UK garage, UK funky or grime. He happened to enter the charts a few times with his numbers, but above all he is known as an eclectic artist firmly rooted in the underground, understanding its principles and mixing energetic, rousing sets.
Rhythm Baboon is one of the veterans of the Tri-City scene. Since his debut more than a decade ago in the irreverent Concrete Cut, he has been steadily developing his vision of ghetto music, having organized a series of events under the Ghettoteka banner in the Gdańsk club Ziemia. Production-wise, he is firmly rooted in juke and footwork, juxtaposing fast tempos with powerful sub-bass in his own vision of Chicago music, dense, raw, but respectful of its roots. He has collaborated with DJ Earl and DJ Fulltono, key figures in the American and Japanese scenes, among others. In his sets, he knows how to take the dirt out of old-school productions and push the dynamics of contemporary bangers.
Although since his 2015 debut album Wojtek Urbański has become one of the pillars of Polish popular music, producing pop stars, soundtracks for TV series and making recordings of Robert Lewandowski’s heartbeat, the Rysy project he co-founded with Lukasz Stachurko continues to operate vigorously. Their latest album, 2021’s “4GET,” marked a clear shift toward more distinctly danceable rhythms than before. Rysy, however, is still a bittersweet project keeping listeners between melancholy and euphoria, delightful in their momentum. The video for the latest breakbeat single “Hertz,” which heralds a new era in the duo’s work, was co-written by artificial intelligence, but the emotions contained in the music are unmistakably human.