Unstoppable Russian trio Teddy Killerz can boast one of the most exciting rises to success in recent electronic music history. Launching on Bad Taste Recordings in 2012, they’ve gone on to appear on respected labels as diverse as OWSLA and Ram Records. Successfully nailing every sound they explore – from glitch to electro to brutal drum & bass – their ability to conjure a frenzy with all types of crowds is mindblowing. Their recent remix of I Am Legion’s “MakeThose Move” has been #1 on the drum & bass Beatport charts for three 3 weeks and counting.
The group also have a spate of other top 10 hits on various other charts, spanning numerous genres of dance music.The act also reached #1 on the Billboard “Next Big Sound Chart” in late 2013. Their YouTube hits are already in the millions and rising quickly! The group is made up of the Russian-Ukrainian trio consisting of duo Place 2B (Ekaterinburg), Paimon (Zaporozhye) and the final recruit, Garud (Rostov-on-Don). The trio kick-started their career by being chosen as Skrillex’s “Honorable Pick” in the Damian Marley and Skrillex “Make It Bun Dem” remix competition for the highly acclaimed OWSLA label. Skrillex himself chose Teddy Killerz’s tune as his “personal favourite” on Beatport. The tune caused such a stir that it saw the trio signing a deal with OWSLA as a result. In a short two years period the trio have already released on Division, Program, Par Excellence and OWSLA to name a few.
The group has also collaborated with heavy-weight artists such as Modestep, Dope DOD, Skrillex, I Am Legion and a host of other artists in various genres. Their prowess, ability and versatility have seen the trio sign a deal with the mighty RAM Records. Working in a variety of styles of bass music the band has received support from many influential bass music artists including Chase & Status, 12th Planet, Modestep, Noisia, Knife Party, Andy C (who featured their tunes on his Nightlife Mixes), amongst many others. To add to this list, Calyx and Teebee featured four Teddy Killerz tracks on their recent Fabric Live mix. Praised by the largest radio DJs and magazines including BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM & XFM, Crissy Criss had the Killerz do an exclusive mix for his BBC 1Xtra show and K- Mag have featured multiple releases. OWSLA asked the trio do two exclusive mixes for the “OWSLA presents” series.
Teddy Killerz have played at the biggest bass music nights around Russia and Europe and their touring schedule is booking up fast. From RAM nights at Fabric to the Let It Roll sessions to World Of Drum & Bass and Bassland (Russia’s largest bass parties) Teddy Killerz have shared stages with some of the world’s biggest bass music artists including: Andy C, Pendulum, Modestep, UZ, I Am Legion, Wilkinson, Koan Sound, Calyx & Teebee, & TC. You can be sure that the shows are getting bigger, harder, and more coveted.
Freqax is the indelible moniker that houses the searing frequencies of Romanian producer Adrian Andrei, a sonic creator enriched with a wide array of inspirations that have emerged in transcendently heavy forms through his many productions. The Freqax entity emerged through its first label platform in 2009, with the release of The Man with no Faith on Sinuous Recordings, during the first phase of the project, during which Freqax consisted of 2 members (the 2nd member, Adrenalina, left the project in 2012). Since that first release, the frequency and quality of the projects has evolved mercilessly, with singles and EPs on some of the decades most revered and hard-hitting drum & bass labels including PRSPCT, Othercide, Algorythm, Yellow Stripe and Forbidden Society Recordings, as well as numerous consistent and rising imprints.
The roots of his musical interests grew from authentic rave foundations through a love of The Prodigy’s music in ’94, exposure to which stimulated an interest in the production process and a fascination with the feelings that electronic music elicited.
Within the last 12 months alone, Freqax has released more than 33 tracks, with collaborations from fellow leading producers in drum & bass, including Counterstrike, Katharsys and Sinister Sounds, as well as remixing Agressor Bunx, Anatomix and Brainpan. The „Meant to Believe” LP saw support on Noisia Radio, and club play from a staller array or artists including The Upbeats, Dieselboy, Misanthrop, Evol Intent, Jade and Mind Vortex.
Inflex is one of the key figures in the Bucharest drum&bass community. He’s been around for the last 8 years, pleasing the ears of many crowds with his energetic sets and versatile approach. Over the years, he shared the stage with legions of notable artists, such as Andy C, London Elektricity, Goldie, Black Sun Empire and so on, gaining experience and maturity behind the decks, as well as producing his own music. All in all, a shy guy who will dance your shoes off – so be around!