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.
Max Power is Master of ceremony with a broad variety of styles, since 1999. Household name to Finnish rap-scene, affiliated with such groups as Oppositio, TuliTukiRyhmä, YouShouldKnowByNow and Veterans Of Awesomeness. 2018 He's signed to Olari 21music.
Burma has been involved in drum 'n bass scene for over a decade. Producing his own "glue sniffing" style of jump up, DJing around Finland and promoting his own parties has established him as one of the key players in Finnish DnB scene. Burma runs "Helsinki Jungle Mafia" alongside with dj Physics. It consists of a Recordlabel, Event organizing and Clothing brand.
Hes currently holding a residency at Renegade events and clubnights in Helsinki, playing alongside international guests like Pendulum, Noisia, Sub Focus, Chase & Status, Grooverider, dj Hype and Randall to name but a few. You can also catch Burma as co-host on Drum´n´Bass Show on Bassoradio 102.8mhz once a month 22:00-24:00 (20:00-22:00GMT)
Physics is one of the original drum&bass djs in Finland and has DJ’ed since the late 90's and released his first record in 2003. His music has been supported by international heavyweight DJ's such as LTJ Bukem, Goldie, Randall, DJ Storm, Nookie, Marcus Intalex, Marky ,D-Bridge, Bryan Gee, Seba, Makoto, Phil Source and many more. He founded the online music store www.digital-tunes.net and run it until 2017. He also owns and runs Midnight Sun Recordings est. 2003. He also tours and plays shows bringing his unique take on the drum & bass sound to the party.
Physics is also a founding member alongside Burma & Switch One of the collective Helsinki Jungle Mafia famous for promoting jungle & Drum and Bass parties and staying true to the craft.
Miazu started dreaming of becoming a dj at a very early age and she applied to a course on an youth project. However, not surprisingly they didn’t want to welcome girls. Sparked by a dream, reinforced by the scene, she practiced with friends, until her dream finally came true. October 2003 she got a change to play at a party and she haven’t stopped since. By now, it’s more like a lifestyle than anything else, and she is constanly improving her skills and just recently she got into actual composing of music.
Throughout the years she has gained reputation as a highly energetic and charismatic djane. She feels almost obliged to share the feeling with others, channelling strong positivity to all the people on the dance floor... She is playing around many countries like Russia, Estonia, Liethua, Latvia, Sweden, Norway, Serbia, France, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Germany, Hungary and South Africa and different parties and festivals . Her passion is to be totaly conected with this family and same vibe . Music gives a wings and she show it to U too.
She is part of Magical People of the butterflies and Kosmos festival .
Also she promote new and strong artist in Basso radio and make back to mad show.
In 1998, Joni Heikkilä aka Dj Destroy began his journey & love affair with drum & bass music listening to the beats and sounds that emanated from the UK underground scene around that time. Citing his addiction to the music as the classic Virus Ed Rush & Optical tech monster “Wormhole”, the early dark twisted sounds Virus & Renegade Hardware provided the soundtrack to his submersion into dnb music and culture.
Whilst being a knowledgeable connoisseur of drum and bass, with an appreciation of tunes from across the wider spectrum of the music, Destroy draws his dj set inspirations from his favorite artists which include the likes of Dieselboy, Dj Hype, Ed Rush & Optical, The Upbeats. His record bag on an average evening is filled with the latest, and some timeless classics from labels such as Virus, Ram, Vision, Bad Taste, Lifted Music, Neosignal, Blackout ..
His dj style leans towards the more upfront and techy/dancefloor selection of the dnb genre, with dynamic fast mixing, utilizing his 14 years of technical experience behind the turntables with double drops.
Not content with just playing the music, Destroy has been actively spreading the vibe and promoting Drum and Bass in his city Lahti in Finland. Since 2008, hosting the very popular sessions RUMBLE!! he´s invited a wide variety of international guests & performers alongside well known national dj/producers whom he supports with equally as much vigor. Previous international guests have included OPTICAL (UK), DIESELBOY (USA), Dj AMC (UK), MC COPPA (UK), EZ ROLLERS (UK), DOM&ROLAND (UK), PROLIX (UK), CHRIS SU (HU), FAR TOO LOUD (UK) to name a few ..
2014 opened up a new chapter in the Destroy story as he's been playing in countries such as Germany, Italy and Belgium.
Papa Chilly alias Aki Rujala started djing in the late 90's by playing all kinds of music like reggae, triphop, hiphop, dub, dnb and electronic music. He’s been actively performing all across Finland since 2004, and organizing events in his hometown Lahti since 2000 and since 2013 also in Helsinki. He is a founding member of the group Savusound and Riddims Club. Papa plays a selection of reggae, dub and dubstep, not forgetting ragga jungle, drum&bass and exclusive dubplates. Sets are versatile and guaranteed to shake your mind and body.
Music styles of the event:
[Jungle, Ragga Jungle, Ragga Dnb, Dnb, Liquid, NeuroFunk etc.]
Saturday 22.12.2018 @ Ravintola Torvi, Lahti