The Collective presents...
The Upbeats (NZ)
Kirana | Rusha | Spencer
\\ Friday December 15th
\\ $20 before 11pm, $25 after
\\ Electric Circus
< THE UPBEATS >
The Upbeats’ unique and organic take on 170bpm+ bass music has seen them make their home in the highest
echelons of dance music worldwide. Known for their organic and natural sounding drums, The Upbeats are a pillar in the DNB community. The duo have collaborated with stalwarts such as Noisia, Shapeshifter Bad Company, and Mefjus to name a few. In September 2014, their collaborative EP with Shapeshifter, ‘Bloodstream’, reached no.1 in the NZ i-Tunes Charts 2 days after being released.
They have released on major dnb labels including RAM Records, Virus, Blackout and Vision Recordings along with remixing heavy weights such as Ed Rush & Optical, Black Sun Empire, Noisia, Bad Company, and Mutated Forms. 2014 saw them remix Submotion Orchestra’s single, ‘Trust Lust’, for Counter Records/Ninja Tune which was widely praised. In August 2015, they released a new collaborative EP, ‘Dead Limit’ with Noisia, which turned the entire scene on its head.
Clocking up over a hundred shows a year The Upbeats have played at major festivals worldwide including EDC (Vegas), Pukkelpop (Belgium), Urban Art Forms (Vienna), Supersonic (India), Exit Festival (Serbia), Outlook Festival (Croatia) and are a staple at the famous Noisia Invites shows and tours, Northern Bass (NZ). They will be at the famous Boomtown Fair, and Dour Festivals amongst many others this summer.
< FLOWIDUS >
Aspiring Australian based duo Flowidus burst onto the scene and the Ram Records landscape in 2016, with their debut Program release, the From The Storm EP, which exhibited their smooth production, variety and evolving style. Now, the budding production partnership made up of Spillage and Dealt Fairly are back for an even an even bigger 2017. Already having tracks featured on the Ram Records compilation series and having supported DC Breaks on the Australian leg of their worldwide Different Breed tour, Flowidus are now set to unleash their sophomore release on Program, in the form of No Matter / Zulu.
Born just prior to the early 90’s rise of drum & bass, producers Raphael and Wolf have rooted their sound in the form, both as solo artists, and now collaboratively. Their combined passion for good vibes, and being able to share that with their fans was what defined their stage name FLOWIDUS, with both producers being quoted as saying “we want people to come on a journey with us”.
The duo have fused their individual styles to create their sound; one which encapsulates their shared love of driving bass lines and melodic dance floor drum & bass.
Flowidus’ individual parts met at a drum & bass gig in Perth at the beginning of 2015. At the time, Raphael and Wolf were already on the rise as strong solo producers, but after working together on a few tracks, agreed that collectedly they were capable of even more.
Artwork Credit to Samuel Hue / Muted Hue xo