Greazus (Vancouver) & Sinistarr (Detroit) (Hospital Records)
GREAZUS is the culmination of nearly 2 combined decades of experience producing music, DJing, running record labels and promoting underground shows in Vancouver. This is the shared vision of two of the city’s most renowned and prolific bass music ambassadors – HxdB & Patrik Cure. Individually, both are accomplished music producers, having releases on some of the most respected labels in the scene like Tectonic, B.YRSLF, Brownswood, Mindset and countless others. Their solo music having been supported by legends like Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO, Machinedrum and B Traits, and having several plays on BBC Radio1, Rinse FM & NTS.
Together they have combined their shared experiences and passion for music, to create a uniquely infectious sound, paying homage to their Jungle, Drum & Bass and Hip Hop roots, while fusing elements of Juke, Footwork, Grime and House. The result in both their productions and performances has been blowing up dance floors and opening eyes to their hybrid, genre-melding sounds. Both having performed frequently across North America and at legendary festivals like Shambhala and Bass Coast Project. Despite this project being in its relative infancy, the two have already received support from international heavyweights like Sam Binga, Om Unit, Youngsta, Ivy Lab, Pixelord, Hyroglifics, Fixate & Random Movement. On the West Coast, their music has gained support from major players like Mat The Alien, The Librarian, Bleep Bloop, Max Ulis, Stylust Beats, Yan Zombie & Taal Mala to name but a handful.
They have collaborated and remixed well-established artists like Distal, Doctor Jeep, Sinistarr, Self Evident & Subcorr and with their feverish studio ethics, have many new and exciting sounds yet to unleash. Their anthemic re-interpretation of John B’s classic “Up All Night”, won them a legion of new fans, hungry for more of their fun, old-meets-new swagger. GREAZUS is ready to blow up your dance floor.
Sinistarr is one of the leaders of the dance music new school, a triple-threat as a DJ/Producer/serial Remixer who’s as well known for his forward-thinking beats as he is for nightclub domination. Representing Detroit, Sinistarr’s attacking both headphones and dancefloors for 2015.
If you know drum and bass you know Sinistarr as a respected junglist who’s dropped heavyweight tracks over the years on Goldie’s Metalheadz imprint, Doc Scott’s 31 Recordings, Hospital Records, Architecture Recordings and Renegade Hardware. Recently though, the man’s been
everywhere, applying his signature style to diverse sounds like footwork, techno and house with releases and remixes on SMOG, Tectonic, Human Elements, Seclusiasis, Juke Trax, and Loose Squares, that show him moving beyond dance music conventions and constantly reaching out to a new audience. He’s even joined on as a member of the seminal group Urban Tribe, a team led by Drexciya member Stingray313 who boasts Carl Craig, Moodymann, and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir as other contributors.
From gigs at South By Southwest in Austin, Ohm (Tresor) in Berlin, and the blue lagoons of Iceland, Sinistarr’s been licking the envelope lately, and publications like URB, Vibe, Resident Advisor and Complex Magazine are taking note — he is out in front.