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The Upbeats , Truth , Strange Attractor

Sat Apr 28th, 2018
The Yot Club,
Raglan, Waikato

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Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, Terror Snake and Downie Wolf are The Upbeats, one of the most legendary production/DJ teams to emerge out the fertile New Zealand drum and bass scene. From playing ironic bootleg mash-ups at a tiny rock bar, to owning and operating their own record label, Non Vogue, this substantially more motivated Wayne and Garth of the drum and bass world are genuine innovators; in more ways than one.

With a decade of experience in the music game they have released three critically lauded albums (with a fourth in the works) and countless singles on some of the most respected drum and bass record labels in the world.

Known for their skills at constructing both digital pub rock anthems for the club and genuinely emotional home listening material - their musicality has seen them collaborate with or remix for the likes of Ed Rush and Optical, Noisia, Bad Company, Hive, Gridlock, Bulletproof, TREi, State of Mind, Shapeshifter and MSTRKRFT.

Along the way they've performed extensively across New Zealand, Australia, North America, Europe and the UK building a loyal audience worldwide. Favoring an anything goes DJ style, their performances regularly trigger mosh pits, crowdsurfing, topless dancers, on-stage acrobatics and even once, dual zorb surfing at a capacity paint rave.

Still as passionate about the creation and performance of music as they were ten years ago, The Upbeats continue to set standards across the board. Creatively speaking, these guys are far from done. Hold tight for the next episode

Something of a rarity in today’s fast moving music culture, Truth have managed to both
stick to their roots and yet remain highly in demand as touring DJs throughout their
career, cementing them as one of New Zealand’s finest creative exports. Since the act’s
inception in 2007, Andre Fernandez and Tristan Roake have cut a clear pathway
through the international dubstep and bass music scene.

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No stranger to the nightclub and festival circuits, the guys tour all year-round covering
Europe, The USA, New Zealand and Australia, as well as managing to crack scenes
traditionally not extensively covered by Dubstep acts, such as Asia and South America.
Truth have extensive DJ support from Mala, Datsik, Excision, Skream, Youngsta,
Hatcha, Om Unit and N-Type, to name a few, giving their music an advance presence at
key club nights across the world and through seminal radio stations such as BBC Radio
One, Kiss Fm and Rinse FM.

Truth have seen releases on a wide range of labels, with their recent album ‘Hollow
World’ coming out on Firepower Records, as well as appearances on Deep Medi Muzik,
Tempa Records, Rottun Recordings, SMOG, and more. Through these, Truth have
found themselves in-demand as remixers and collaborators to Datsik, Alix Perez,
Shapeshifter, Taso (Teklife), Silkie, Kromestar, Flowdan and countless other figures of
note within the international bass music community.

“Truth is the best thing that’s happened to Dubstep in
North America”

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