Soul:ution is back to liven up the post-xmas slump.
With a stellar line up:
Dub Phizix (Estate, Soul:r, Exit, Critical, Commercial Suicide, Ingredients, Dispatch, Hospital, Samurai)
The creator of a new style of Drum and Bass music that fuses influences from all corners of the globe, Manchester based Drum & Bass producer Dub Phizix began his obsession with music over 20 years ago. By 10 years into his career, Dub Phizix was an accomplished producer, having made music in a variety of styles for MTV, BBC and Nokia. Forward to today and Dub Phizix is releasing music on his own SkeptaSonic label and other respected outlets such as Exit, Soul:R and Critical, with Mixmag calling his music ‘Essential material’. His remix portfolio is also impressive with reworks for Atlantic Records, Hospital Records, Panjabi MC, Sizzla, and more.
Marcus Intalex (Soul:r / Metalheadz)
Both as an artist and as a DJ, Marcus Intalex represents the forefront of soulful and musical Drum & Bass. Heading up the legendary Soul:r label, he has worked with artists such as Calibre and S.P.Y and has always sought to release quality music with lasting appeal. Marcus’s DJ sets have earned him a reputation as a tastemaker, not afraid to test crowds with a high-quality selection from across the spectrum of Drum & Bass. A passion for House and Techno has always run deeply through his music, demonstrated by his recent success in those genres as Trevino.
Tokyo Prose (Samari)
Sam Reed aka Tokyo Prose has built an enviable foundation to a promising future in music. Initially as a duo, Tokyo Prose was discovered by DJ Presha and signed to Samurai Music as a core artist in a long-term development deal. The Tokyo Prose sound, whilst covering a lot of ground, always seeks to maintain a soulful, deep and polished aesthetic with a firm focus on musicality and groove. Tokyo Prose tunes has found himself into the crates of artists like Calibre, dBridge, DJ Marky, Presha, Lenzman, SpectraSoul, Logistics, London Elektricity, ASC and many more. Tokyo Prose DJ sets collect together the latest of Sam’s productions, alongside the freshest from the soulful side of Drum and Bass, fused with timeless classics that have shaped the way Sam produces his music.
With a reputation now stretching well over 15 years, DRS is a truly versatile MC, host, lyricist and recording artist. Cutting his teeth and touring worldwide with the legendary Good Looking label, his soulful style on the mic and honest lyrics are unmatched. He’s been an integral part of the Soul:r camp, recording tracks with Mist:ical, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, and Lynx, appearing as resident MC for Soul:ution and A Bunch of Cuts. Demonstrating the versatility and wide appeal of his unique style, he became part of the Toddla T Sound System as Toddla T’s official MC. DRS has gained further recognition through repeatedly winning ‘Best MC ‘at the DNB Arena Awards. On top of all these achievements, DRS is also head of the Estate Recordings label in Manchester, part of hip-hop crew Broke’n’English, and a respected recording artist in his own right, with a massive debut LP ‘I Don’t Usually Like MC’s But’ to his name, and another on the way.