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We spoke to Andy from Renegade Brass Band, the 12-piece brassy hip-hop muthas from Steel City
Hey, so how did you guys all first meet? And what made you want to start a band together? Introduce the band for us if you wouldn’t mind.
Ok, long story! A lot of the horns who started in the band - Nick and Christina (trombones) and Andy and James (trumpets), and alumni Tom (tenor sax), Tim (trombone) and Chris (trumpet) - knew each other through University music, and had discussed putting a brass band together for a while. I knew drummer Rory through the samba band we used to play in together, we met percussionist Dan at a salsa night, and Matt, our Sousa player, responded to a musicians ad online looking for a tuba player!
Since we began, we’ve added new members - after a few shows, we brought in Vex our MC, and former DJ Matt Von Badd - and brought in replacements for those who’ve moved on - our new trumpet player James, Jamie on tenor sax, and DJ Krook Kid on the wheels of steel. Amazingly with a 12-piece band, we’ve been able to keep a relatively stable line-up, but we have a few players we can call on in an emergency!
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Joe ‘Zeeni’ Baker is a DJ, beat maker and music enthusiast born and bred in Sheffield.
Starting out as a teenager on community radio, Zeeni became DJ for Sheffield Hip-Hop pioneers (and his teenage idols) Hoodz Underground, when their DJ left the group.
Since Hoodz themselves called time as a group, he’s been spotted playing at nights around the city, as well as promoting his own night, Vibes & Stuff.
2013 sees the release of his first production work, “Baker’s Dozen” as well as a whole heap of mixes, starting with the “Blends & Stuff” series.
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Squarehead is a producer/DJ from Sheffield with a prolific output that has received airtime on Radio 1 and Rinse FM one of the radio stations that has spearheaded new talent in electronic music for a decade and a half. His first EP ‘Keep it Moving’ reached No1 on Junos download charts for UK Funky & Garage and stayed there for 3 weeks! - [LINK] - He has wide support from other artists including Toddla T, Ben Westbeech, B Traits, Monki, Mosca and Disclosure all of which he respects greatly.
Squarehead only began contemplating making music four years ago at the age of 15, he has a wide range of influences from hip hop and grime to deep house/ disco taking influence from anywhere he is able to. He makes house music and has DJed around the country and is now receiving bookings from further abroad.
Squarehead on soundcloud:
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Autograff started mixing in the early noughties just for fun after seeing family and friends get involved in music. A few years later and it was in his soul and he wanted to get himself out on to the party and club scenes which he promptly went and did.
Autograff is a resident DJ for Liquid Steel Sounds and R8 Records as well as dabbling in production with some of the other Sheff-heads. He also recently won a competition to open the Dance World stage at Tramlines festival on Sat 21st July, be sure to catch him there.
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Bad Taste Records was started in 2008 by Darkstorm and Trellion. It began life as a hip hop label with occasional bits of dance music from the likes of The Squire of Gothos and Cryogenix. Over the years the sounds that Bad Taste has been putting out have progressed and started to incorporate different types of electronic music with the likes of Timbah, Squarehead and previously interviewed Walter Ego joining the team.
Listen to the sounds they’re putting out below and click on read more to see the interview.
Walter Ego is a DJ/Producer hailing from Sheffield that makes bass-driven music of the UK Funky, Garage and Grime flavour. He’s recently received plaudits from artists recognition from Toddla T and Skepta (if only from Skepta for his name). And his tracks Calm down ft Kdot & Coco Pops and Fruit punch have been played out by Toddla T. He also has had plays from Marcus nasty and monki of Rinse FM and gets support from Deja vu a former London-based pirate-radio station especially from the Wifey show. He also featured in http://ukfunky.net/ ’s top 10 producers to watch in 2012 [link].
He also helps out at Bad Taste Records, who are releasing loads of great new tunes all the time. They are also signing up loadsa new talent from Sheffield, give the site a visit.
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Will Tee grew up in Sheffield, UK and is now back and forth between there and Leeds, the reggae capital of the north. He grew a passion for dub music after attending Soundsystem events such as Dubcentral and SubDub and loved sounds like Aba shanti and Iration as a teenager. In 2007, Will Tee started producing his own original reggae music. Now in 2011 his music is being played internationally on many of the world’s leading sound systems, various UK events and radio shows. He also recently had a couple of releases on French Record Labels, ‘Roots Revelation’ and ‘Jah Militant’.
Catch Will Tee playing at
28 October at 22:00 - 29 October at 04:00
@ The Harley Glossop Rd, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Click on the title link for more information!
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Alexander Techneeqs is currently producing Drum and Bass, Hip Hop, Funky House and Garage, or anything in-between those that he likes the sound of. Based in Sheffield he spends his free time using Cubase 4 on PC , sample hunting always and looking for collaborations or remixes. For now he’s focusing on trying to get his tracks heard and name seen. He has had good times Djing at various parties and gigs but would love to eventually DJ professionally.
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<20Hz soundsystem was established in sheffield by Mark Akid at the beginning of december 2009. Since then <20Hz has provided sound at some of the UK’s biggest and best events as well as hosting club nights, free parties and various bass related incidents all over sheffield. With a strict ethos of sound quality and outstanding DJ performace <20Hz Soundsystem was created to supply appropriate subbass pressure to the Producers making the biggest bass heavy beats in the UK.
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Kidnap Kid is a young producer and DJ hailing from the Steel City & now living in Leeds. His recent productions have been gaining some notice from the local radius & from further out as well with one of his songs “If” appearing on Dusk & Blackdown’s Rinse.fm show & also included in his first release on Sheffield based label Squelch & Clap that’s coming out in June so watch out for that one over at squelchandclap.com.
For more of his finely made sounds head over to his soundcloud at http://soundcloud.com/kidnap_kid
He kindly agreed to answer some questions about his recent productions & activities, press read more for the actual interview