TRUE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND
Welcome to Chapter 4: Junglist Den!!!
Inspired through a passion for original Jungle classics, Drum and Bass and Hard Tekno, mixing one genre or another was not enough for this Bristol based artist. After teaching herself how to produce music and with a keen ear for remixing, this dance music pioneer has set out to infuse popular and well-known Jungle & DnB sounds with some hard & heavy Hardtek kickbass becoming one of the world’s biggest pioneers of Jungletek.
As the driving force behind Amen4Tekno Records, her floor stomping productions have set the standard for raucous rave energy in the worldwide Underground dance scene, making waves here in the UK as well as touring the globe each year from Europe to Japan and back.
This artist’s infectious excitement for music is palpable and she always delivers full throttle energy from start to finish in her DJ sets. Huge energy – huge sound – huge vibes and a pure passion to get any dance floor jumping.
Reggae and Jungle are genres of music with strong roots in the UK and Aries has immersed himself in both cultures which has heavily influenced his whole ethos to production and DJing. It is this integrity and dedication to the scene which has earned him respect amongst his peers meaning he now flies the flag internationally for modern day sound-system culture.
Aries’ sound combines vintage Jungle sensibilities with traditional Reggae music polished off with modern day production techniques. The finished product is his own Dubwise strain of the UK’s one true homegrown genre, Jungle.
He broke through to the A-list of the Jungle world after releasing music on legendary record labels: Congo Natty, Dread and V Recordings, plus Aries has recorded with a whole world of vocal talent that does by no means stop at Top Cat, David Boomah, Solo Banton, Nanci & Phoebe, Demolition Man, Jah Mason and Johnny Osbourne. His DJing is in demand across the globe having played high profile DJ sets in most major countries.
Back in 1990, Aries launched himself onto Pirate Radio in his hometown of Birmingham where Reggae and underground Dance music were dominating the airwaves. This is where he learned his craft as a DJ. He then promoted himself to throwing parties and finally graduated to the recording studio where he has been creating music ever since.
Aries’ projects vary from his solo exports to collaborations with other producers from Gold Dubs and Kelvin 373 to the Chopstick Dubplate crew, which is the world’s first international Reggae Jungle sound crew which is fronted by himself, Jacky Murda and Tuffist. Recently, he has also been touching on other projects from Hip Hop to Dubstep which all tell an ode of his roots.
Within the reputedly closed doors of the Jungle Drum & Bass world, true support is carried by your peers and it is they who validate your career. Aries has been met with open arms by figureheads of the scene. In the mainstream, Aries receives radio play from BBC’s Toddla T, Zane Lowe, Rob Da Bank and DJ Hype plus his Youtube views reach the millions. This is all from one of the most humble people you are likely to meet in the music business.
It is undoubtedly true that Aries will continue his ongoing plight to serve the world true grassroots Dubwise Jungle dubplates. Whether it be releasing his own music, collaborating on projects or running record labels, Aries will be pushing the sound that he loves.
Little Monster has featured frequently on line ups under all our promotional banners. Her versatile record collection and ability to play any slot we have thrown at her, from headlining the main room of Lakota to keeping a crowd alive in the early hours of the morning, has lead to her being a firm favourite on our DJ list. Her dedication and professionalism make her an easy choice for us and she’s always impressed every crowd we have put her up against.”
Ben White (Happy Daze/Monkey Dance)
Phat tunes, rude bass & feet stomping beats! What more d’ya need??
Team True sound:
• DJ APB (vinyl set)
• Neon x Callum (guitar and dnb)
• 8oz (140)
• Clipz (dnb)
• 2 clean (basskicks, vinyl set)
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