- Ben B
- Southbound hangers
- Dark Dean
- MC Skydro
- Double L MC
- MC Remidy
- Luke Murray (Founder, Director, Organiser)
- RC1 Soundsystem
- Sam Baguette (Photographer)
- VJ Vizi (Visuals)
- Jay Salomon (Videographer)
- Lynne Nicole (Artist)
CURRENTLY UPDATING BIOG’s BELOW… (quite a few missing)
Funtcase aka James Hazell first expressed his love of music through jamming with his schoolmates, taking his energetic and aggressive drumming style from death metal as well as being heavily influenced by happy hardcore and jungle, growing up to a background of Helter Skelter and Dreamscape mixtapes.
After hearing ‘Bandwagon Blues’ by Twisted Individual, James fell in love with the drum and bass sound and began to focus his talents on producing. Sharing his tracks with D&B radio stations led to the first recognition of his foot-thumping talents, under the alias DJ Dose he released for the first time in 2007.
Soon later in 2008, DOSE found himself on the books playing Drum & Bass for Luke Murray’s project ‘Dubnium’ in 2008.
But it was in 2009 that James began to dabble with producing dubstep, giving his tunes a big energy by incorporating the drum and bass layering technique into his dubstep sound. His first track ‘Make Our Day’ was quickly signed to 4:20 Records. And so began the raw sound that is FuntCase, taking not only his hometown Bournemouth by storm, but within 6 months was on worldwide tour after being snatched up CIRCUS RECORDS.
“We feel very lucky to have James on board with our events and we are fortunate enough to have FUNTCASE play exclusively for our event in Bournemouth, you won’t see him anywhere else!” Said DUB OPTIC founder Luke Murray.
Since then the phenomenon has grown, FuntCase has become a legend of the DJ world. With an incredibly loyal fan base Funty is known world wide for working hard, playing hard, travelling hard – and DJing hard.
When he’s not touring worldwide, you can catch FUNTCASE performing at various DUB OPTIC events throughout the year.
In Early 2012, DUB OPTIC were fortunate enough to have esteemed producer and one of dubstep’s brightest talents KILLAWATT aka Matt Watt join the resident roster!
Killawatt was quickly recognised as ‘one to watch out for’, after dubstep pioneer N-Type snapped him up for a release on his the ‘Wheel & Deal’ imprint in 2011. This opened up a flood of other releases on some of dubstep’s leading labels including Subway, Box Clever, Boka, New Moon and Black Box.
With a refreshing and unique take on bass-driven music, Killawatt’s attention to detail and versatility has seen him make his mark on the scene rapidly and with recent support from Skream and Benga on BBC Radio 1 as well as J Kenzo on BBC 1XTRA and Youngsta, Distance and N-Type on Rinse FM, Matt’s rise in the scene is nothing short of spectacular. Having graced the decks as far afield as Sweden, Germany and Holland not to mention all over the UK, his heavyweight 140bpm beats are tearing clubs (and soundsystems!) apart worldwide.
DUB OPTIC welcome’s Killawatt to what looks to be another great year for the DJ and producer.
Matt Sharp & Rich Dawson aka ‘Genetix’ are no strangers to the bass music world.
Having predominantly produced Drum & Bass under alias ‘Hoax’ & ‘Tron’ since 2006, they recently smashed into the dubstep scene with an almighty bang.
It was their first tune “Squid Attack” that caused explosions, generating huge acclaim after getting hammered by all the biggest DJ’s in scene, including the likes of Sub Focus, Borgore and Nero, amongst others.
After the “Squid Attack” of 2010, the dubstep don’s began to create fire in the bellies of their listeners and warmth in the hearts of record labels as they saw their appeal spiral into the popular domain.
The duo’s rise to fame saw 2011 and 2012 create high demand for the pair, with the BBC’s ‘Mistajam’ playing not one, but three of their mixes on “BBC 1XTRA’s daily dose of dubstep.”
Shortly after smashing the FM radio airwaves apart, the dubstep world began to take heed and listen. Youtube views went through the roof, and on top of the BBC radio guest mixes they got the call up to the Get Darker TV studio’s in London to record a set.
With all this under their belts, 2012 has seen a ravenous amount of demand for the south coast lads, with releases coming left, right and centre…literally.
Expect an EP forthcoming on “Circus Records,” an EP for J Kenzo & Mosaix’s label “Atikal Music” and to top it all off, a 2-part EP for Walsh’s record label “Biscuit factory.” Genetix, you really are spoiling us.
On top of success in production, Genetix also hold a DJ residency at DUB OPTIC, one of the UK’s biggest bass heavy soundsystem culture events, based in Bournemouth alongside fellow resident’s Funtcase and Killawatt.
If you think you’ve heard Genetix, think again… far from the squid attack styles of 2010, these talented producers have taken it next level. As well as their trademark mash-up dance floor tunes, expect educated, deep, dark and twisting styles in unrivalled production on some of the world’s top dubstep labels.
Having just completed a mainstream remix for ‘Kelly Clarkson’ and also ‘Timbaland,’ the global bookings have begun to pour in, with what looks like an unstoppable torrent of success.
A resident at the mighty DUB OPTIC event in Bournemouth for nearly 6 years and a regular on the scene for the last decade, DJ D-TOX is dedicated to the true Junglist ethos of unity, peace and respect.
Remaining focused on the foundations as well as the future, expect nothing less than an unbeatable positive reggae vibe and message that flows through DJ D-TOX’s rare selection of Jungle classics next to rah jump up dubplates!
An explosive performance behind the decks will leave you nothing short of energised and happy. DJ D-TOX has already had a great year so far and with multiple festival appearances approaching, this summer looks no different.