VOID is set to kick off 2009 with the return of Dubstep’s best and most recognisable DJ – the one and only N-TYPE. In early 2008 he showed Australian audiences why he is undoubtedly the best in the business. With privileged access to all the big dubs from all the top producers in the scene to his amazing MC’ing skills, N-Type is a true entertainer and the most sought after Dubstep DJ on the planet. For those of you who caught N-Type’s performance at VOID’s first birthday back in May, you will know why his peers and his audiences have voted him best in the game. If you missed it, come and see for yourself how this one man can hype a crowd like no other, whether it be with his lightning fast mixing or his sharp MC styles, N-Type rocks the dance-floor like no other selector in the Dubstep scene.
Representing the legendary FWD>> club in London, foundation label TEMPA and his own TERRAIN Records, N-Type tops of one VOID’s biggest line-ups. HARMONIC 313, representing the famous WARP RECORDS is one of Mark Pritchard’s most recognisable aliases and he makes his VOID debut under this moniker to bring a eclectic selection of music that has seen him play every corner of the globe. RO SHAM BO dj’s need to introduction. Repping the best in Grime, Dubstep, Dancehall, HipHop and loads more to Sydney clubbers for years, these chaps also make their VOID debut. DIZZ1 returns to the line-up fresh after his time with RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY. This guy is a freak behind the decks, unbelievable turntablist antics within a Dubstep format, one of the freshest Dj’ around. ILL-FIGZ is one of the biggest players in NEW ZEALAND, representing SUBTLE SOUND SYSTEM – CHRISTCHURCH, one of New Zealands true Dubstep soldiers. Local soldiers GARAGE PRESSURE need no introduction, a fresh bag of dubs set for release on their own AQUATIC LAB, you know you hear the freshest beats by these badbwoy selectors. To round of we have the full VOID crew in full effect, TWITCH has been smashing up the dance of late and is on fire with both his production and DJ’ing. ZERODUB is also one the best local DJ’s with tight, deep and dark selections, this man epitomises what Dubstep is about. VICTIM is set for an old school jungle set with the badman N-TYPE. After their back to back session late in the night back in May, these boys aim to take it to the mid 90’s to finish the night off in style. STEVE SPACEK is king of hosting duties for the night and will be joined by the multi-talented N-TYPE, you all know why this boy must have a mic in his hands at all times!
FULL HIJACK SOUND will be used for the first time at VOID. Expect a wall of sound that will ensure this music is heard exactly how it should be – loud and heavy! To complete what’s set to be the biggest VOID to date we have kept the ticket price at a ridiculous $15. It’s a busy time of year so we have kept the price as cheap as possible to ensure you can all check out some of the big festivals around the chistmas and new year period. One thing is for sure though, this gig is not to be missed!
VOID featuring N-TYPE ‘UK’
FULL HIJACK SOUND
N-TYPE (FWD / Tempa / Terrain / Rinse)
HARMONIC 313 (Warp)
GARAGE PRESSURE (Aquatic Lab)
RO SHAM BO
Friday January 2nd, 2009
Phoenix Bar – 34 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
9pm – 5am
$15 presale from Qjump.com.au and Inthemix.com.au
People once said that dubstep was too slow, dark and sparse to translate to worldwide dancefloors. Of course that was before the acetate addicted and overall sub-sonic miscreant N-Type showed up to prove the doubters so, so wrong.
Combining searing white-hot selection with a 30 dubs-per-hour freestyle mix rate, N-Type’s DJing style takes many cues from legendary garage don EZ, yet it is N-Type’s hyperactivity in the mix which really marks him out from the rest. Where other DJs maintain their traditional surly personae, N-type can be found raving it up in the booth, bobbing with the crowd, and sporting a shower-face of almost comic proportions.
Hailing from deepest Surrey, N-Type has been dubstepping since year dot. Orignally a junglist, then an avid fan of the dark garage sound, he was a regular at FWD>> since its Velvet Rooms days, a long time patron of the now defunct Big Apple record store and a grafter on pirate radio for over 8 years (first Delight FM, then in 2004, Rinse).
Listening to his show on Rinse (every Sunday 11pm-1am GMT) you can’t help but smile too. N Type’s chatterbox delivery is almost as relentless as his selection and he’s just as likely to tell you what he had for dinner as he is to tell you the name of the current dub he’s playing, but it all adds to the charm. Ultimately, it is this unmatched level of infectious enthusiasm that has earned N-type the twin titles of ‘Best DJ’ and ‘Best Radio Show’ on the dubstepforum awards, a coveted FWD>> residency and following that his mixing of the latest instalment in the Dubstep Allstars series.
As dubstep expands way beyond the limits of its core following, the task of transmitting the subsonic virus falls to DJs such as N-Type and with a touring schedule that shows no signs of slowing down- a full on epidemic is just around the corner.