A pioneer in drum and bass, this man needs little introduction. Co-founder of Ram Records, he’s not only taken over the scene himself but has signed some of the biggest names in the industry.
The BBC's powerhouse dance-music pioneer n, Annie Mac never fails to burn up the dancefloor with her cutting-edge DJ sets. Her main show, Annie Mac's Mash Up, on Friday nights is renowned for playing a new eclectic and underground mix of new musical genres such as electro, dubstep, dnb, hip-hop, and disco.
Known as one third of the monumental Magnetic Man, Artwork continues to play with genres merging house, dubstep and techno into his sets. Known for his immense stage presence, we expect nothing but a huge show from Artwork.
Known as the Digital Sound girl, B Traits has become a huge name in the drum and base scene. In a short space of time she’s topped the UK charts, hosted her own Radio 1 shows and co- mixed the Fabric Live release, “Fabric Live 63: Digital Soundboy”.
Ben UFO founded the prolific record label Hessle Audio alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea in 2007. He is one of the few DJs in the UK to make a name for himself solely as a DJ, without having entered the world of production. His monthly slot on Rinse FM is packed with all the freshest dubs in the scene that keep paving the path for the future sound.
''Bobby Tank, a fast rising star on the dubstep scene'' Clearly influenced by UK dubstep, Hip Hop, R&B and 80s boogie, Bobby Tank's sound is buzzing with nostalgic synths, soulful, blenderized cut-ups, woven leads and atmospherics, thick with heavy bass pressure.
The industrial, raw sound of Boddika is consistently evolving. Working alongside the dynamic trends in the electronic music scene, Boddika merges techno, dub-step and acid house to create a faultless list of productions.
Breakage aka James Boyle is never been one to be pigeonholed. Moving effortlessly through styles from drum and bass to dubstep, Breakage has proved himself to be one of the most versatile operators in either scene to date. A prodigious talent, he already has a number of classic releases under his belt but continues to develop his sound. Combining rich tones and a sense of spaciousness in the mix, Breakage’s music is both subtle yet devastatingly effective.
Brenmar was a name given to him by his then 2 year old brother. Born in Chicago, living in NYC, this is club music for the present. His songs/mixes usually revolve around money, sex, and party. Sometimes a little heartache.
Chase & Status
Chase & Status earned their stripes with a few early singles and their debut album ‘More Than Alot’ winning a 2009 Drum and Bass Award for best album. From there, Milton and Kennard dipped their toes into more pop-oriented production; "End Credits," a 2009 single featuring Plan B, entered the U.K. Top Ten and led to the 2011 album No More Idols, which featured collaborations with Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, and Cee-Lo Green.
Chunky is a proud Mancunian with roots in Zimbabwe (having relocated from there as a child) which may explain such a worldly, open-minded,outlook on life. Onstage, this translates into a rare ability to work any crowd into a frenzy, whilst handling everything from the latest, bass-heavy cuts to live jazz with consummate ease.
David Rodigan MBE
The radio presenter and musical intellectual has continued to make a huge impact on the music industry. Specialising in reggae and dancehall, he will hypnotise your hips and entice your ears.
You could describe Deadboy’s music as heartache for the dancefloor. Tapping into London’s rich musical heritage from Scott Walker to early 90’s Hardcore all the way through to UK Garage and House, Deadboy’s tracks somehow still share the same sense of futuristic melancholia as the first wave of Detroit Techno by the likes of Derrick May and Juan Atkins.
Battering down the doors of the genre elitists come a pair of producers plucked from the ranks of Ram’s new generation of incredible music making talents. In a little over a year Delta Heavy, or Si James and Ben Hall to their mums, have already proven their drum & bass metal with a succession of heavy-hitting original tracks.
Known internationally as a curator amongst the world’s most cutting edge DJs, producers, and musical movements Wesley Pentz (better known as DIPLO) has experienced a variety of successes. The last few years have been spent running through the club circuit and having chart-topping hits with refreshing irreverence, not to mention his new regular slot "Diplo And Friends" on the UK's biggest station, Radio One.
If you’ve turned on your radio in the last 12 months, you’ve most definitely listened to Disclosure. With a number 1 album under their belt, they’ve worked with Sam Smith, Jessie Ware and Aluna George and they’ve made bubbly garage influenced remixes of every track you love.
Dismantle, otherwise known as Will Knighton, is an up-and-coming producer from Brighton and part of the Dubstep collective Gangoon Dubz (alongside Hizzleguy, Zaius, Agro, Rudi Redz, 184, 2Geezey & Hurley). Dismantle’s sets have been heard across the Brighton club scene since he was just 15. Dismantle has also toured the UK and has bookings for the rest of Europe to see him reach a new audience in the coming future.
In 2009 Knowledge Magazine said ‘Perhaps DJ Fresh has been the biggest influence on drum and bass we’ve ever known’. He was one of the principal members of drum & bass supergroup, Bad Company, alongside dBridge, Jason Maldini, and Vegas. He also owns and runs the pioneering drum & bass label Breakbeat Kaos with Adam F. He recently reached the UK Number 1 position with ‘Louder’ and ‘Hot Right Now’, and in doing so has arguably delivered the UK its first full drum & bass Official Singles Chart Number 1.
DJ Hype is the drum and bass producer and DJ Kevin Ford, widely considered one of the pillars of modern drum and bass, with a pivotal role in expanding musical styles within that genre. Gaining his experience as part of the Heatwave Soundsystem (part of Shut Up & Dance), he mixed reggae, hip hop and house and now applies this eclectic ethic to his drum and bass sets. He has built soundsystems and hosted radio shows on Fantasy FM and Kiss, and operates the labels True Playaz, Naughty and Global Thang.
Fabio and Grooverider
From playing pirate radio to residing at Britain's most exciting and ground breaking clubs, Fabio & Grooverider have forged a path that has shaped the sound of drum 'n' bass and been vital in establishing the house, techno and early breakbeat scenes in the UK.
Recognised as a key player in the Drum and Bass scene, Friction is a highly esteemed dj and producer. His work has gained huge reception from both industry professionals and fans, and he’s become a vital contributor to the contemporary D&B scene.
Despite being in his teens Happa's productions are kinetic, mature and distinctly original. His work combines brutalist techno aesthetics with the sonics of UK Bass Music. With latest release for fledgling label Church melds dark brooding subs with lurching drums and vocal cuts; exciting the groove with each hit.
What Hideout experience would be complete without our good friend Jack Revill? He has as much fun behind the decks as you have at the party. Numbers bossman and master of the mix, we look forward to his 2014 return.
Super hero Ninja DJ who lives up a mountain. Broadcasts to BBC Radio One most weeks at 8pm, every Saturday. And sometimes, if he's been a good boy and when certain planets cross certain interstella navagational posts, he get his own show on R1 too....plus he's a freak and wears a mask.
Jenna has cemented her name firmly within the music scene with her effortless singing power. She has a natural ability to take a track and create a vocal to make the whole crowd sing along. To write lyrics is one thing - but to generate a catchy hook time and time again is another! Jenna provides the angelic voice to any hardened bassline.
Joker has releases on dubstep's DJ Pinch's Earwax and Plastican's Terrorhtyhm to name a couple and has been making waves since 2007 with a unique sound of his own.Like lots of good grime, it just starts-- dead-- throwing 15 sound samples at you without warning, causing the same sensory overload as if you'd entered the grand badboys' cave on the final level of a platform game.
Karma Kid aka Sam Knowles is an 18 year old producer from Derbyshire, who is one of the freshest faces in the UK Bass scene.
Katy B's album 'On A Mission' received wide critical acclaim and saw her be nominated for a Mercury Music Prize nomination. As the album developed, Katy also insisted that she move away from P.A. style live performance and front a proper band. Her ten-piece live group, complete with horn section, were accomplished enough to pull off a triumphant support slot with John Legend, Magnetic Man and The Roots. Her single 'Lights On' featured Mercury Music Prize winner Ms Dynamite and peaked at number 4 in the official UK top 40. Her songwriting skills also saw her sign to EMI as a songwriter.
Kidnap Kid closed last year with the accolade iTunes US ‘Best Electronic Song of 2012' for his debut release ‘Vehl’ on cutting-edge indie, Black Butter Records. Now Kidnap Kid returns with ‘So Close’ as his second release on 25th March 2013 (available to download from 4th March). Whilst creating his own award winning releases, Kidnap Kid aka Matt Relton extends his talents to remix and production duties, smashing official remixes for Emeli Sande and Disclosure, and recently co-producing tracks for Lulu James. Out of the studio, Kidnap Kid will be heading off on a 16 date US Tour in March, supporting Rudimental, TEED, AlunaGeorge & Disclosure. With support coming from both radio and club tastemakers plus a loyal and supportive fan base, who’s interaction with his recent SoundCloud upload can testify, 2013 looks to be a big year for Kidnap Kid.
London based Luca Gulotta and Joe Erskine aka KillSonik rose like a phoenix from the ashes of dubstep behemoth Chasing Shadows. Signed exclusively to MTA Records in mid 2011, KillSonik opened their account with a ballsy remix of Nero’s “Crush On You.” ate 2012 has seen them complete a run of heavy hitting remixes including Calvin Harris and Example’s chart topper ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’ and Linkin Park’s second single of their album ‘Living things’ ; ‘Lost In The Echo’ which obtained high status on Youtube. Most recently their remix of Sub Focus’s ‘Tidal Wave’ was picked by Zane Lowe as his hottest record in the world.
Kode9 vibrates parts other DJs can only dream of. His DJ sets and radio shows helped spread the early dubstep sound internationally, but his sets now weave together a bass heavy mix of house, garage, dubstep, grime, footwork and hip hop. Originally from Glasgow, but based in South London since 2000, Kode9 set up the record label Hyperdub in 2004, infamous for unleashing artists such as Burial (and countless others) on the world. He has recorded 2 albums of his own with vocalist Spaceape; Memories of Future (2006) and Black Sun (2010) and released 2 DJ mix compilation, Dubstep Allstars vol.3 (Tempa 2006) and DJ Kicks (K7 2011). Kode9 has also released tracks on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label, and remixed for Lee Scratch Perry for On U Sound, the Junior Boys for Domino, Battles for Warp, and Dabrye Feat. Doom for Ghostly.
Growing up in Wales and now a resident of Glasgow, Koreless has been making music since the tender age of 9. Inspired by Jazz artists such as John Coltrane, he then went onto to discover Electronic music and created the Koreless moniker in 2008. Since early 2010, Koreless has received love and support from Jamie XX, Jacques Greene, Sepalcure, Mark Pritchard and Mount Kimbie. BBC Radio 1 plays from Benji B and Giles Peterson and the BBC also recognized him as 'One To Watch in 2011'. His '4D / MTI' is released on Pictures Music in March 2011. Known for his emotional and spacial music, he brings depth to his live sets with re-edits and fresh takes on tracks.
Since early 2010, Krystal Klear has recorded an exclusive mix for the now defunct (but forever infamous) Mary Anne Hobbs BBC Radio 1 show, been chosen as a resident for the successful Hoya:Hoya club night in Manchester, toured the U.S.A (stopping off at Dam Funk’s ‘Funkmosphere night) and garnered love from XLR8R, Mixmag and Dazed & Confused. Being renowned as a firecracker live and a versatile DJ, his recent sets at the’ Warehouse Project, Doldrums and The Producers House club nights playing everything from modern boogie, chicago house to Anita Baker have solidified his presence on the U.K club circuit.
While remainging drum and bass' dancefloors darlings Loadstar are developing into a formidable production team. 2011 promises to propel them into the same league as Ram stablemates Sub Focus and Chase and Status. Zane Lowe recently called them ‘superstars in the making’. Watch it happen.
The seminal work of producer pioneer, Loefah has been formative in the creation and development of the now worldwide scene of dubstep. Along with his partners, Mala and Coki, he started and continues to run the now infamous DMZ brand. His own production was initially well known for his much respected bass weight and half time beat patern, well illustrated by his productions such as ‘Horror Show’, ‘Mud’ and ‘Ruffage’. Though still part and parcel of DMZ, in 2009, he started his own label called Swamp81 which better reflected his developing direction in underground music.
Magnetic Man is the supergroup formed by dubstep dons Skream, Benga and Artwork. Rising out of the early ‘00s underground, they spent the early part of the decade co-building the dark, bassy genre now known as dubstep from their HQ, Big Apple records in Croydon. As with many superheroes, their lair no longer exists but the trio have moved on to bigger and better conquests, namely blowing up clubs and festivals worldwide.
Major Look is a new project from the bass music duo Crystal Clear & Stapleton. Having had huge support on the underground over the past few years on labels like DJ Hype's Real Playaz and on BBC Radio 1/1Xtra with their first single 'Levels', they return with their first cut of 2012 'Hush Ya Gums'. Called out by 1Xtra’s Mistajam as one of his 'Ones To Watch' in 2012 Major Look have also been on heavy rotation from Radio 1 DJ's Annie Mac and Huw Stephens as well as gaining support from Capital FM's Andi Durrant amongst others. Undiluted from the underground, but with the instantly recognisable vocals of Stapleton, Major Look are blurring genres and pushing bass music even further into the limelight!
Metropolis party starter Mak will be whipping up a frenzy on the decks. Influenced from the early Jungle/Hardcore and Garage explosions in the 90's he now ties all these influences into the genre busting sound that is Dubstep. His tracks are quickly gaining pace within the scene earning him a residency at Metropolis and Reclaim the Dancefloor (Ibiza) as well various regular slots at other nights like Wax On and The Warehouse Project. he has just secured his second season in Ibiza as a resident at the Ibiza Rocks Bar and Hotel. Watch this space!
Mak and Pasteman
Taking ground across the clubs and soundsystems of Leeds, bass-duo Mak & Pasteman have garnered serious respect throughout clubland. Releasing across labels including Shifting Peaks, Senseless Records & Sounds of Sumo they’ve laid down the foundations for a future sound.
Both as an artist and a DJ, Marcus Intalex represents the forefront of soulful, musical drum & bass. Heading up the legendary Soul:r label, he has worked with artists such as Calibre and S.P.Y and and always sought to release quality music with lasting appeal. Marcus's DJ sets have earned him a reputation as a tastemaker, not afraid to test crowds with a fresh high quality selection from across the spectrum of drum & bass. A passion for techno has always run deeply through his music, demonstrated this year by his success as an artist in the house and techno fields as Trevino.
MC Tonn Piper
Long lived Metropolis resident, and born and raised in one of the most celebrated musical cities in the world, Manchester, MC Tonn Piper has been blazing a path through the drum n bass scene for many years. During this time, Tonn has earned the respect of audiences and his peers nationwide as well as an army of fans that travel all over the UK and Europe to watch him perform. Renowned for his versatile flow and flexibility to adapt to different music genres, Tonn has a unique talent in combining his relentless rolling style with the ability of adapting and responding to a variety of crowds.
Tipped as one of Timeout Magazine’s ‘DJ Stars Of 2012’, the hype surrounding Liverpool’s Melé keeps on growing. At just 19, he is already recognised as a promising producer with a series of releases that have got both artists and critics hungry for more. With a unique sound, Melé is capable of delivering on every level - from club music to deeper productions interspersed with hip-hop snares, grimey synths at techno tempo and rhythmic inventivenes with virtuoso touches. His unpredictable track selection is one to truly be admired and his ability to incorporate popular party tracks alongside cutting edge productions is second to none
Forget trying to nail MistaJam to a genre for he’s a DJ who’s from the school of thought where only those who’ve perfected the art of mixing need apply. If it has a big beat, bassline and melody, chances are Jam’s in it. Regularly causing people to get bunions at some of the finest clubs around the world, his fearless approach to delivering the ultimate blend has seen his army of supporters grow as he’s risen through the ranks of BBC 1Xtra and Radio 1 at a speed that (a dramatically slower) Usain Bolt would be proud of.
MONSTA have been described as having the melodic synth thrum of Flux Pavilion, the tech-soul vocal drops of Moby and the reverberant snares of trip-hop act U.N.K.L.E. -but their sound is instrument-based and largely sample-free and it was Skrillex who found them. It will be the trio’s (producers Rocky and Rufio and vocalist Bryn Christopher) first ever time in Leeds, let’s make ‘em welcome.
Ms Dynamite, is a double BRIT Award and three time MOBO Awards winning R&B, UK garage, and hip hop singer and rapper. It was whilst working for a radio station, RAW FM, that Ms. Dynamite was discovered by Richard Forbes. After working briefly with garage outfit So Solid Crew, she released her debut album, A Little Deeper in 2002, featuring the songs It Takes More and Dy-Na-Mi-Tee. The album was released in the USA the following year to critical acclaim. She has recently stormed the charts with Katy B, Redlight and DJ Zinc.
NERO have become a big name in both the Drum and Bass and Dubstep scenes, often fusing both styles of music in their DJ sets, gaining huge support from DJs like Andy C, Grooverider and Friction, as well as radio airplay from Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Rob Da Bank. Also supporting Deadmau5, Chase & Status and Zane Lowe on their UK tours. After winning the 2010 Beatport awards for best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep Track for "Act Like You Know", Nero are going from strength to strength.
North Base (Silver, Prophecy, Sonic, Microcosm, Ikee B & host MC Longman) all started making music and promoting parties back in early 1998 and between them have released on labels such as Metalheadz and Virus, Support comes from the likes of Skream & Benga, Mista Jam, Annie Mac, Redlight, N-Type, Hatcha, Sub Focus and Mary Anne Hobbs.
Whoever said ‘it’s grim up north’ has yet to tune their ears to audio delights from production and DJ outfit Northern Lights. With recent outputs in and around their home ground of 170bpm as well as new ventures into slower tempos, notably dubstep, the duo's (DJ Steppa & Kitcha) signature upfront dancefloor sound has been nothing but well received by both stalwarts spearheading said scenes and fans alike.
Beginning his career as a Rinse FM grime and dubstep dj, Oneman is the epitome of talent in the UK underground scene. His popularity has grown through the merging of genres and sounds in his seamless dj sets.
Formally known as Ramadanman, Pearson Sound co-ordinates a successful record label (Hessle Audio), and undoubtedly stands as one of the most innovative producers to immerge from the UK in the last 5 years. He decided against releasing his latest 12’ with the normal label channels but instead through a new imprint appropriately named Pearson Sound.
The FWD resident and Rinse FM veteran is also known for his unique production style, which has seen him work with the likes of Lethal Bizzle, M.I.A., The Black Ghosts, JME, Skepta, Wiley, Kosheen and a whole host of other vocalists. Specialising in the Dubstep and Grime genres, Plastician is one of the few DJ's to truly bridge the gap between the styles.
A Bristol raised DJ/producer; Redlight plays with house, bass and everything in between. The Lobster Boy bossman goes from strength to strength, gaining followers and spreading his unique ethos.
In 2013 this enigmatic producer found support from the likes of Skream and Artwork with his modern house productions. Who is Route 94? It doesn’t matter – the music’s great!
Rustie is closely affiliated with Glasgow’s LuckyMe crew alongside Hudson Mohawk, Lunice and others. First emerging from the Dubstep scene he injected his own neon Hip Hop take on the then new sound. He has released on Stuff Records, Hyperdub, Wireblock, Bad Science and his recent critically acclaimed debut LP on Warp records.
From a collection of original music and collaborations to a slew of talked about remixes, SBTRKT’s rise to notoriety has been ever so slightly meteoric. He's carved out his own path into an ever-evolving dance scene with a new sound, blurring the lines between garage, electro, house, 2-step, new wave and indie. 2011 was definitely the year for SBTRKT, with his debut album released to critical acclaim and countless sell out live shows worldwide. However he's certainly not reached his peak just yet, there's plenty more still to come from the man behind the mask
MC and host for DMZ, London's famed dubstep night. Coming through with his MC skills from the jungle days, Pokes is established as one of the leading Mcs in the dubstep scene, courtesy of his dulcit bubbling with which he has enlivened dubstep dances from south London to the world.
The Digital Soundboy owner is a living legend in the jungle and drum and bass scene. Beginning his days as an underground dj/producer, his works continued to push him further into the limelight. Past productions such as ‘Original Nuttah’ and ‘Shake your body’ remain timeless.
A one-time dubstep pioneer who’s now lending his hand to house, techno, and everything in between. A true party starter; if Skream’s playing, you’ll want to be in the crowd!
Skrillex aka Sonny Moore first enjoyed success with his post hardcore band From First to Last before leaving to peruse his solo career. After releasing a number of EPs under his Skrillex alias he enjoyed a sudden rise to stardom and was recently nominated for 5 Grammy Awards and collected 3. He is arguably the most prolific player in the now worldwide Dubstep scene.SKRILLEX stands not only at the vanguard of electronic dance music, but the perpetually evolving new music industry as a whole.
SL2 aka DJs Slipmatt & Lime aka Matt Nelson & John Fernandez are one of the biggest original early rave names in the business, and they are still going strong. They have performed all over the world in front of crowds up to 100,000 people, playing all the major raves in the early nineties and also spinning the decks across every continent and all over the UK. Their tunes still get played everywhere from the most underground rave events right through to the commercial clubs and still get regular plays on Radio 1.
One of the co-founders of Glasgow’s Numbers, Spencer started young. In his teenage years, he embarked upon what is now almost a decade of party planning and record releasing.From early beginnings in working in Glasgow’s world-renowned record store Rubadub, honing his DJing skills with schoolfriend Jackmaster, and co-hosting Detroit techno legend Claude Young’s radio shows – to working at Warp Records and now living in London; Spencer has been a key player in aiding the city’s recent rise to fame as an essential exporter of electronic music.
Multi award winning drum & bass DJ from Yorkshire based production outfit Northern Lights of both Audio Warfare and Grid Recordings fame.
Initially known for air-punching, dancefloor dismantling drum & bass, Sub Focus has now become synonymous with music that draws from all corners of the electronic landscape, and has come to epitomise the ‘anything goes’ mantra of today's flourishing dance scene. He has conquered drum & bass, created a ground-breaking, era-defining album, and has brought new school dance music further into the mainstream spotlight thanks to his unmissable live show.
There’s something to be said for getting noticed, for standing out from the crowd. Standing out for the right reasons though isn’t always the case. London’s T.Williams is one of those ‘right’ cases, having accomplished a full sweep of merited recognition over the last couple of years. Emerging onto the house scene in 2010 via Tom Lea’s Local Action imprint, T.Williams instantly marked himself as a breakthrough artist with a difference; his unique take on house music turning heads.
TCTS is Sam O'Neill, a young producer and DJ from Manchester. After catching the eye of promoter / Dj Seb Wildblood, Sam cut his teeth at London club night Church, and has played with heavy-hitters such as Bondax, Disclosure, Boddika, Dark Sky, Damu, Juk Juk, Ifan Dafydd and Jacques Greene to name but a few. His first EP, 'Hands', came courtesy of the Cool Kid Music label which landed in at number three in the Juno bass music charts.
Live Originally hailing from the Greco-Roman stable, TEED has released three EPs with the Berlin and London party-starters. They are all superbly executed cross-sections of electronic mayhem. As Orlando explains, “It goes from 124 bpm to 140 bpm. It crosses lots of genres and sub-genres of dance music, and I don’t really know or care about all these genres, I think they’re a bit useless and unnecessary. It’s just dance music at the end of the day.”
When he started his career, the New Jersey beatmaker made a conscious decision to craft an identifiable sound. In the process, he became a late '90s/early '00s hero in 2-step and garage circles in the UK. (And further afield as well: His best known track is "Face to Face," a collaboration with French duo Daft Punk.) With a recent remix of Night Slugs affiliate Kingdom under his belt, Edwards is coming back into the public eye.
Virus Syndicate are DJ/producer MRK1 and MCs JSD, Goldfinger & Nika D. Hailing from Manchester, their raw urban bass heavy sound leans to many genres, with hard edged beats and lyrical intelligence the Virus are fast gaining tips to become the next major UK break through act.
From the highly acclaimed Ram Records group, Wilkinson stands tall as an award winning dj and producer. Backed by the likes of Skream, Chase and Status, Annie Mac and High Contrast, his mixture of heavy bass and euphoric melodies will inevitably ‘take you higher’.
Without doubt one of the finest DJs in dubstep, Youngsta's flawless mixing and deadly accurate selection place him at the forefront of this evolving scene. Representing flagship label Tempa and Rinse FM, his weekly radio show has become an institution and his live sets continue to raise the bar for quality and innovation. At the age of just 26, Youngsta is already a dubstep veteran with a reputation built on long-running residencies for Rinse and FWD>> and is widely regarded as one of the most influential DJs in the scene.
Zane Lowe is a radio DJ and television presenter. He was born in New Zealand and grew up in Auckland, where he was a presenter on the local music station Max TV, before moving to England. He presents BBC Radio 1's evening show, where he plays a variety of alternative music, including rock, punk, dance, drum and bass, and hip hop.
Zinc's longstanding career as a DJ and producer, stretches the steady evolution of hardcore from its house and rave roots through ragga and hip hop styled hardstep and beyond. 2008 saw Zinc hit out with to his hybrid of house sounds, from deep house to funky to fidget house, he ended up producing a sound that did not fit into any of these sub-genres and dubbed this 'Crack House'