SUBTERRA & LON - D

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SUBTERRA

After an early introduction to Jungle as far back as 1993, through listening to the likes of Randall, Hype & Frost on Kiss FM as a youngster, Tim Subterra finally took to the decks at the age of 16 in 1999. It wasn’t long after this that he was thrown into the deep end on Millennium eve at the infamous “Raindance” when he was asked to cover a set for an absent DJ in the jungle arena. It was to be the start of a defining decade for the young Guildford DJ. Over the years that followed he began to make a name for himself through playing on local radio pirate N Joi (now better known as “Kane FM” of which Tim is an integral part), followed by a weekly show on London’s Flex FM. He has also ran his own event “Rotation” successfully in Guildford since 2004, and at the same time held a five year residency at the London-based “Essence of Chi”. The club bookings escalated as he quickly became well known for his deft mixing skills and diverse selection, and has seen Subterra appear at venues such as Brixton Academy, Coronet, Herbal, Heaven, Scala, Ministry of Sound, and most recently the world famous Matter and Fabric. He has also travelled worldwide, bringing his sound to crowds to the likes of Brazil, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Holland, Spain & Portugal. Following a year working at Zinc’s Bingo Beats as label manager in 2007, Subterra was inspired to focus on his own production and releases followed on labels such as Ram sister-label Frequency, Sudden Def, Ruse Records, Rubik, Diverse Products and most recently 31 Records and Noisia’s new “Invisible” imprint, not only releasing his own material but working closely alongside his brother Dekko and a mixture of collaborations with other producers. Subterra has quickly developed a reputation for being one of the most versatile young dj/ producers in the drum n bass scene, and has every intention of continuing to push the boundaries with his mixing skills, whilst keeping busy in the studio and pleasing crowds wherever he plays.

LON - D

LON-D's journey into the Old Skool/Drum 'n' Bass scene began back in 1990 when the breakbeat/hardcore scene was emerging. Pirate radios like "Green Apple", "Touchdown FM" & "Fantasy FM" inspired him with this fresh new underground sound.

Around '95 after picking up a reputation for his unique scratch-mixing style, DJ LON-D set up his own night "Splyce" at various pubs in Guildford playing Drum 'n' Bass and Old Skool alongside local guest DJ's. After attending the highly acclaimed SAE (School of Audio Engineering) and coming first in a DJ competition he obtained a residency at the Leisure Lounge in Holborn playing Drum 'n' Bass. This opportunity led to holding residencies at various clubs in London such as "The Open", "The After Dark Club" and more local clubs like Bojanglez, Time, Harpers and The Agincourt in Camberley.

Following that DJ LON-D had his own shows on local pirate radio stations N-JOI and the "History Lessons" on Kane FM playing Old Skool and Drum 'n' Bass. Kane FM is a pirate station that was born in 1994 and after many years of hard work and perseverance obtained a LEGAL 28 day RSL license. With this platform acclaimed artists such as DJ Randall, Red One (Ram Recs), LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad, Subfocus, Cause4Concern, Renegade Hardware, MJ Cole, Frankie Knuckles, Subterra, Low Life Recs, The Heartless Crew, 1xtras L-Double and many more.

Kane FM has now successfully received a 5 year FM broadcast  license so at present LON-D is busy behind the scenes producing and engineering the Old Skool Show for Kane FM alongside DJ’ing out at festivals like Guilfest, Waveform & various club nights.. Duties include arranging and managing DJ's/Artists/Programme Makers and all live audio output. LON-D is quickly developing a reputation for his unique and versatile sets which always set off the dance floor and continues to push the envelope with his mixing skills whilst pleasing crowds wherever he plays!

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