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Grand Theft Audio 50 LP Launch Party on Friday 25th March 2022
To celebrate our 50th release we have gathered together several artists from the LP plus some guests and 2 excellent headliners at one of our favourite venues.
JOE FORD [90m set] (Shogun, Eat Brain)
WAEYS [90m set / Manc Debut] (Critical, Overview)
SOLA & SAMMIE HALL (Ram, Formation)
YAZMIN C & JADE LOUISE
Hosted by Mad Rush & Rival Technique
CHARLIE B B2B PRODUX (Zombie, Deep In The Jungle)
VEKTRAL (Grand Theft Audio)
PROSEK (Broken Record)
Hosted by Freddy B
Joe Ford is a man on a mission, ready to shake up the world of D&B and beyond with his own unique brand of bass music destined for dance floors across the globe. Hailing from Harrogate UK, Joe leads a new wave of producers currently taking the scene by storm, setting himself apart with an already outrageously accomplished studio skill set and trademark hi-tech drum & bass sound tinged with rock, funk and everything in between. With a flurry of activity around early releases on Bad Taste, Med School, a Beatport dubstep chart no.1 with the Mission EP on Caliber Music and huge support on UKF, Joe Ford is one of the most exciting talents currently in electronic music, worldwide. Picked up by Friction and K-Tee, Joe now sits as an exclusive Shogun Audio artist alongside one of the most prestigious rosters in the game.
Waeys has means: since his first proper D&B debut last year on Overview, the young Dutchman has yet to make a wrong move, notching up releases on the likes of Delta9, Overview, Differential and now Skankandbass with last week’s powerful double-header: The Run / Routine His debut on the label, and given away for free, it’s the next in a growing slew of sounds he’s been sculpting during lockdown and we’re promised there’s plenty more to come. There’s plenty to his past, too. Including a schooling from his father on the bass guitar and a serious foundation of metal.
**SOLA & SAMMIE HALL**
Sola is a Drum & Bass trio mainly living in Manchester, UK. They have big releases on Program, Korsakov Music, Formation, Nuusic, Druid Records, and their own imprint Grand Theft Audio. Sammie Hall is a singer/ songwriter from Brighton, UK who has tracks on Ram, Overview, Program, Formation & SkankandBass as well as a bestselling pack on By The Producer. Sola are known for their variety, making and playing rollers, liquid, jungle, neuro, dancefloor and everything in between. Expect an energetic mix of dubs and classics across the full spectrum all accompanied by vocalist Sammie Hall and host RivalTechnique, a very seasoned MC in his own right.
Grand Theft Audio’s hottest new signing at the moment Jfal, comes up from Bristol to make his Manchester Debut fresh off releases on Jungle Cakes and Zombie Recordings as well as his huge forthcoming Quartermaster EP on Grand Theft Audio
**Charlie B B2B Produx**
Charlie B has gone from strength to strength in the Jungle scene following on from his releases on Grand Theft Audio he is now also a regular feature on the Deep In The Jungle compilations, as well as having collars with Jfal out on Zombie & Grid. Charlie is join by his brother Produx, who is coming up to Manchester to rep his brand Beatz On Toast, which have been putting on plenty of dirty events around the Midlands.
Vektral really embodies the dancefloor side of the Grand Theft Audio sound. One of the youngest signings on the label, he has an extremely bright future ahead of him, as his latest offerings have shown. Both his remix of Sola - The Stars, and his track on GTA 50 entitled 'Where Did You Go' are pure fire.
Prosek very much made a name for herself during lockdown using the live streaming format to perform on most of the platforms in the scene. Now with a huge online fanbase, she's taken to smashing real life raves like a duck to water.
One of the absolute veteran north west drum & bass MCs, Mad Rush has been smashing raves consistently his whole career and has recently had great success in the studio making bangers with artists such as Sub Zero and Acuna plus releases on DnB Allstars and Audio Addict, and a best selling sample pack on By The Producer.
Over a decade in the game, and hundreds of raves performed at, Rival Technique is the official host for Sola & Sammie Hall. He has had releases on many labels including Grand Theft Audio and the legendary Formation Recordings.
Freddy B has recently moved back to Manchester after making a name for himself in the Bristol scene. Check out his colab 'Meaning Of Life' with GTA head honchos Sola available for Free Download now.
Music Genres: Drum n Bass, Jungle
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