Thad Jones (AKA hak), has been dj'ing and making electronic music since 1992. After a chance encounter with Adam Douglas (AKA KEMEK) at a San Francisco rave, the two discovered a mutual love of acid house. After acquiring a Roland TB-303 from Andrew Johnson (of Astral Matrix fame), the duo released half a dozen records, under a variety of pseudonyms, most notably 303 Terrorists. Their final release together (Gundam) appeared on XLR8R Records, and remains the fastest selling release on XLR8R to this day.
An early champion of the jungle sound (he was knee deep in the sound back when the rest of us thought it was just fast breakbeat), Thad was an instrumental DJ on the West Coast. His endless touring educated crowds on the finer points of the new sound, and drove acceptance and finally established Jungle as a viable sound of the electronic scene. Hak continued to make jungle and released on blackpearl records, journees records, forestry service records, with planned releases down the road for 2012.
His main focus now is the UKbass music scene, with its diverse range of influences and genres, Thad says the music has finally come full circle, and gone back to the early days of being a melting pot of sounds, without any strict genre specific rules.
time has a way of telling...
(formerly known as Tony Pesci, Dj Doughboy)
Music is nothing new to Anthony Nieri aka TonyMixwell. His electricity and Creativity as a DJ can easily be attributed to his background and experience playing a variety of different instruments at a young age. A heavy interest in different sounds and an ever developing style along with a passion to perform created a true specimen as a DJ. TonyMixwell, now 10 years in the making, has showcased his talent up and down the California Coast playing at a variety of different events, clubs, and shows. Most know him as Doughboy aka Tony Pesci.
Anthony was heavily influenced by Techno pioneer, Eric Lee aka DJ Liquid, along with Kevin Kind, two of the San Francisco Bay Area's most talented and respected DJ's. Tony began his career in the Underground rave scene in San Francisco playing events all over the Bay Area and transitioned toward the club scene soon after.
Experience along with support from Liquid and Kind, Tony became a part of Journees Music, founded by Eric Lee and became the youngest member of the Bay Area's infamous Ghostribe Krew, founded by DJ Ghost and Frank Nitty. Members also include Kevin Kind, Kwashi, St. John, Hex aka Rckstar Scotty and Doughboy.
Recently TonyMixwell has taken his talent to LA where he is exploring new opportunities while developing his sound as a DJ. Anthony has been focusing on production and remixing Rock, hip hop, house, and Breaks. Eric, DJ Liquid, Lee worked with Tony @ Journees studio, showing him the ropes. He is currently working with Hip Hop Producer Abraham Gomez, one of LA's best kept secrets. Gomez's West Coast Hip-Hop influenced style along with the diverse electronic DJ element of Mixwell have come together, developing tracks that range from Breaks and Funk to Hip Hop and House.
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Tony has played at Events alongside world renown and local talent such as Josh tha Funky 1, Paul Van Dyke, John Digweed, DJ Liquid, Peace Division, DJ Dan, Kevin Kind, DJ Irene, DJ Colette, John '00' Flemming,'Erik Morillo, Miss Lisa, Jeno, DJ Ghost, Frank Nitty, Hex, Denise, Forrest Green, Joey Mazzola, Jay Walker, St. John, Thee-o, Dyloot, Tom Slik, Madame Mercury, Dmitri, Natalie Love, Ajay aka Jaxx the Ripper, David Garcia, James Dub, Tronic, Reckless Ryan, DJ Flave aka the funkist, Nigel Richards, Hippe and Halo.
Born at a deceptively young age, shilo.maggi spent his earliest years scurrying around Hollywoods clubs and rehearsal halls, claiming to be some sort of unvalidated (and usually unrecognized) Rock Royalty. His feet wet in the industry since a very young age, shilo watched one scene after another come and go, actively diving head first into the ones he found most interesting.
Then, in the early 90s, shilo discovered techno and the rave scene, and made his name spending the rest of the decade DJing across North America under a variety of psuedonyms, before two way communications with him were lost some time in the early 2000s.
These days, he is rarely heard from, beyond the occasional package bearing a new DJ mix, pipe bomb, or production arriving on our doorstep, bearing only the return address "07145". His latest mix series, "Haktest" has been a hit with the UK Bass / Future Dub audience, and a new installment is expected to drop any day.
Shilo is believed to be currently living somewhere in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and is considered highly unstable and potentially dangerous. If seen, please do not approach him, but contact Journees Music immediately.
Genre: Dubstep, DnB
Sasha has been around music before she was even conceived. She has never been without a day of music within her family either playing in her mind or in the open.
Always being inclined to write music from her mother, Sasha built up quite an extensive array of lyrics and poetry. She found her love of Electronic music through satellite radio. Quickly relying on its ever introducing tracks to her knowledge she soon discovered djing talents. It was during that time that she thought up the idea to become a DJ.
As time progressed Sasha spent whatever allowance that was obtained on cd’s and tapes of her favorite artists - listening, learning and loving it all the while the thought to become a DJ laid in the back of her mind. After moving to Texas is where the true roots sprung inside once she was introduced to raves and the magic of trance and electronic music from the underground. It was here that the final decision to become a DJ flourished from the back of her mind to a “constant itching of the brain”. Today Sasha is breaking ground as a new-comer to the family of dj world and is on the verge of expanding her talents outside her comfort zone.
Neil Goodhue aka Brian Knarfield Was first introduced to electronic music at an early age. Fascinated by the musics creative effect on his visual art, Knarfield started sequencing an inner rhythm which lead his artistic focus into the realm of invisible design.
2009 saw the young techno missonary work closly with Rodrigo Quinonez and Eric Fichtl to help Bring Minimal to Berkeley California in the form of the SONUS Collective. A resident at the Crews bi-weekly SONUS parties, knarfield has opened nights for artists such as C.L.A.W.S, Disco LA, Daegon, Craig Kuna and Michael Penman.
Born Febuary 9th 1987 in El Cereto Californa.
Neil's passion for drawing and painting first connected him with sound. at the age of 8 Neal began singing which eventually lead him to approach the piano as his first weapon of choice. At age 13 he became interested Dj'ing rap music which lead him into spinning electronic music.
After graduatiing High school, the music obsessd teen started a small Shoe gaze band named "Systems Octopus"
The band played numerous underground shows in and around Oakland California from 2006 untill 2007 when the band split up. After the Smoke had cleard from the bands disapearance Neil found himself behind the decks again, with a whole new vision.
As time went by and Neil’s sound became more defined, production Became the next Logical step. Brians taste in music was moving further away fromt he realm of Comercial and deeper into the dark. To illistrate his electronic music efforts Neil saught a unique alias. Much to his advantage Lyrics from the Systems Octopus song "Stabbing crew" were morphed into the Knarfield moniker which stands today.
In 2009 Knarfield Released a remix of Thee-o and Merlyn Martins smack Attack on Mizumo Music , And Released His first all original “kitchen sex EP” on Itzamna Recordings. and Just recently rleased a remix on Journees music out on Juno last month. Knarfield’s DJ style Is one that is Bass injected, and Moving, Inspiration Taken directly from his time Countless hours recording/ and Listening to Dark deep bass.
2010- Echosphere - Pulse- Remix - Journees Music
2010-Hand ep- 2 track Origonal Release- Rough Rabbit recordings
2010- Take you deep- Remix- Nuwax records
2010- Electro Dynamics- Remix- Fierce animals recordings
2010- Falling machines - Remix- Kabutomushi records
2010 - Out October 29th "Anti Saloon League " ep Kabutomushi Records (Beatport exclusive)
2009-Smack attack -remix-Mizumo
2009-Kitchen sex ep - 4 track origonal release- Istmo Music
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