26-28.07.2019   Płock/Poland

State of Mind

State of Mind

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, State of Mind are the duo of Stu Maxwell and Patrick Hawkins. Formed in 2004 they, have released 4 studio albums, 1 live album and dozens of singles and EP’s. Their 2014 LP ‘Eat the Rich’ won the Drum & Bass Arena album of the year. In 2018 they released their 5th album, ‘Land of the Blind’.

The list of labels worked with reads like a who’s who of drum and bass. It includes Blackout, Eatbrain, BSE Recordings, Universal Records, Uprising, Shogun, Project 51, Viper, Subtitles, Eatbrain, FATE, Citrus, Bad Company, 31 Records, CIA and more. State of Mind are now signed exclusively to Black Sun Empire’s flagship ‘Blackout’ label.

State of Mind are well known as the former hosts of the hugely popular ‘Next Level” 95bFM drum n bass show.

Stavroz

Stavroz

Stavroz was formed in 2011 by IJsbrand & Gert, both dj’s and sound engineers looking for a way to channel their musical antics. Soon thereafter, Maxim & Pieter joined on live shows and in the studio. Their first EP release “The Ginning” was picked up on international blogs, resulting the highest position on the Hype Machine and was chosen vinyl of the month by the German ‘Faze Magazine’. Back home in Belgium, they were awarded second best breakthrough artist, coming in just after Oscar & The Wolf.

Known for injecting an overall ethnic, acoustic and organic vibe to electronic music, these four friends pocketed releases for Kindisch, Laut & Luise, Bedrock and their own label ‘Moodfamily’ in Ghent. Their intimate live set and unique dj sets were quickly picked up, sending them on regular trips abroad. Only to return home for some fifa and their weekly show on Belgian National alternative radio ‘Studio Brussel’ where they display an uncanny ability to combine the old with the new and the East with the West. Their acclaimed latest releases “Talabout”, « Gold Town » & « Kasambila » brings you where no one ever goes to, a destination unreachable by common means, but a place blurring the lines between having a dream and a state of mind.

Stavroz manage to create a wholesome, comforting soundtrack for a place, which no words can describe. Take a rest, lay down, close your eyes and listen to a story told in an orchestral fashion, with such profession and ear for details. Stavroz is something different.

Technique International Sound

Technique International Sound

Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Drum & Bass would not be the same without Drumsound & Bassline Smith (aka Andy Wright, Benjamin Wiggett and Simon Bassline Smith). Together the trio have body-slammed dancefloors from Derby to Durban and established themselves as three of the finest Drum & Bass tastemakers on the planet, courtesy of the blue chip label Technique Recordings – an imprint that celebrated 10 years of killer dancefloor joints in 2009.

Tantrum Desire
Jay Faleye otherwise known as Tantrum Desire, is an electronic producer/DJ from London, UK. His love and passion for Drum & Bass music escalated since the early 2000s and has remained strong ever since. His music attracted many peers which followed onto DJ’ing at residential clubs in London, also receiving air time support from BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra. By late 2007, he was then picked up by Drumsound & Basslinesmith and signed to their very own Technique Recordings. 

Youngman
One of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic vocal talents.  Youngman has blazed fire as a vocalist across the drum’n’bass, R&B and bassline scenes, extended his creative and entrepreneurial skills by designing his own successful clothing range – Peng People – and spearheaded a new education scheme Music & Life Workshops.