The first installment of Rideckulous for the 2008 calendar year. Let’s kick this one off with a bang as we have two guest from the UK to rip up the 1’s and 2’s supported by local breaks acts Karton and Rideckulous DJ’s.
Groove Diggerz *null* is the act everyone in breaks circles are watching right now. They won the prestigious Breakthrough Producer award 2007, came 3rd in the Breakthrough DJ 2007 category and their record label “Breakin Even” finished second for Breakthrough Label 2007 at this year’s Breakspoll. They are enjoying a meteoric rise to fame bringing their brand of electro fueled funk.
Breakbeat was a natural progression for someone who can play just about any musical instrument put in his hands. Spending four years as the drummer in “Metro” he enjoyed success with one album and European tour before the group disbanded and he turned his attention to electronic music. Groove Diggerz then jetted off to the Canary Islands securing a long DJ residency. This is where he acquired his production skills from Dutch producer Nils Pot. Being a drummer by trade the drums in his tracks have a uniquely warm feel and always bring the funk.
Rob Savage is also the main man behind the acclaimed breaks night ‘Breakin Even’. Going five years strong it formed the foundation for his record label “Breakin Even”. His other label Even Flow has been doing just as well. The labels have featured artists including Pilch, Dogtown Clash, Manuel Neztic, Diverted, Ben and Lex, Jay Stewart / Refunk and Kickflip. The labels have been highly successful in pushing the new wave of nu-skool breakbeat.
Their track “Big Bad Bruiser” hit mainstream in Australia when it was used during the summer campaign for the TV show “The OC”. Their most recent track “Live for the Weekend” was a chart topper and received massive support from Radio1 and KissFM. Their production talent has not gone unnoticed by the world’s biggest Breaks label, Fingerlickin, being invited to remix Soul of Man’s “The Drum”. The remix blasted its way to number one of any breakbeat chart you could get your hands on.
2007 is seeing their blossoming career skyrocket. After returning from Australia they hit Europe before returning home to play some huge parties including “Chew The Fat” in London, “Beautiful Days” and the infamous “Glade” Festivals. Groove Diggerz now embark on a tour around Europe, Asia and Australasia to promote their album “Singles Vol 1” and their 2nd album which has the whole breakbeat world waiting in anticipation!
Back at the dawn of time the speed of computer processors were measured in Hz. As time went on, they got faster and more powerful and started being measured in GHz. During this revolution of speed, James Cocozza, break-beat’s most powerful secret weapon, defied all that was presented to him by working at the rate of JHz!! He adopted this unique rate of speed as his pseudonym, and thus, with his astonishing debut on Botchit & Scarper “Azures” being released in 2003, a legend was born!!
Since then, James has stealthy risen through the ranks of break-beat, earning his stripes by producing some of the most daring, dastardly basslines on some of the most prolific labels, including Track, Tagsta and the world renowned TCR, with his biggest to date being the techno drenched “Jack Jack”. His masterful crafts have been picked up and selfishly hoarded by some of dance music’s hottest names, including Sander Klienenberg, James Zabiela, Meat Katie and The Plump DJs. JHz is the producer’s producer. He’s production is widely thought of as some of the cleanest and phatest in the world.
In addition to his solo work, JHz has appeared next to the original “Chris Carter” under the alias “Roxiller” which, at the height of break-beat was one of the most popular names out there and gained him tours throughout Europe, America and Asia as well as full Radio 1 & Ministry of Sound support. Together JHz and Chris Carter have taken Record Records to international stardom.
As the legend that is JHz prepares to spread his wings once more, his unique blend of techno infused break-beat and uncompromising production is being taken into un-chartered territories. With forthcoming solo and Roxiller releases, and more under a new alias with DJ Hyper, soon all of the world’s processors will be running at JHz, and the unstoppable rise of the machines will be controlled by only one man…*ahem*…excuse me…In other words, dance floors beware, the sound of JHz is back, it’s relentless and it will leave you breathless long after the drugs have worn off!!!