Calyx & Teebee
To drum & bass fans the world over the names Calyx and TeeBee are synonymous with high quality, perfectly sculpted music. Just as Michelangelo discovered statues in blocks of stone, so Calyx and TeeBee discovered the essence of D&B locked away in studio equipment; always forward-thinking and packed with as much integrity as energy; their music has had an impact on the scene for over fifteen years.
While Calyx & TeeBee’s first collaborations emerged in 2004, their history and friendship dates back to 1998 when they were introduced as label-mates of the legendary Moving Shadow imprint. In the following years the two artists accumulated astounding solo back-catalogues of releases on a glittering array of D&B’s most respected labels.
When Calyx and TeeBee finally decided it was time to work together in the studio, the first tracks they produced (‘Follow The Leader’ and ‘Cyclone’) were highly acclaimed by the music press. Both tracks featured on Calyx’s debut album ‘No Turning Back’ and were picked up by Rockstar who used them as the soundtrack for a global TV campaign advertising the colossal ‘Midnight Club’ computer games series.
Following this huge joint success Calyx and TeeBee produced one of the landmark releases of 2006: ‘The Quest’ released on TeeBee’s renowned Subtitles label. In the same year the pair also penned ‘The Shape Of Things To Come’ for Renegade Hardware’s 10 year anniversary album before deciding to embark on the long journey of producing a collaborative album.
Now officially a duet Calyx & TeeBee launched Momentum Music which marked its first release with their debut long player. The ‘Anatomy’ LP proved to be one of the most highly anticipated albums in D&B for years, gaining massive support from the scene’s big players and topping sales charts for months.
‘Anatomy’ was a game changer, and following its release Calyx & TeeBee decided to embark on non-stop tours across the globe, venturing into joint DJ sets featuring 6 decks and 2 mixers with both DJs in action simultaneously. Meanwhile the duo started to lay groundwork for their follow-up LP which would see them take five years to complete.
Fast forward to 2012 and Calyx & TeeBee are now set to unveil the kaleidoscopic array of new music that they have been building up in that time. Embracing the new possibilities that the bass music revolution has opened up, Calyx & TeeBee’s current musical perspective covers a range of styles and sounds that threaten to change the game once again.
METHODUS: (RUBIK RECORDS / BASSDRIVE / USA)
Hailing from Miami, one of electronic music's hotbeds, Jon Methodus is one of the most exciting DJs currently breaking down musical barriers and delivering a heavy, yet danceable sound, to audiences around the globe. Djing since 1999, Methodus's history in the electronic music scene spans multiple genres – and tempos – from hip-hop and electro to dubstep and drum and bass. One Miami's most recognizable DJs, Jon came up in the rave scene of the late 1990s, and today is one of the most respected figures in his local scene.
But his reach goes far beyond south Florida. The host of legendary drum and bass radio station Bassdrive.com's "Revival Radio," Methodus brings thousands of world-wide listeners a weekly dose of the most fresh, cutting-edge tunes. Mixing a virtual must-have of today's drum and bass sounds, Jon's radio following grows every week. Not limited to the airwaves he continues to bring his sets to packed venues across the United States – from his hometown of Miami to New York, Chicago, Atlantic City, Las Vegas and more – Jon's dominance of the decks has only just begun.
Outside of the DJ game, Methodus is the label GM and A&R for Rubik Digital and Rubik Records respectively. Being brought on in early 2010 Jon has pushed to bring Rubik back to it's once mainstay name as a top label in drum and bass. With recent signings of big names like Random Movement, Mutt, Komatic, Stunna, Sinistarr and more, to up and comers Blue Motion, Jaybee, Dave Owen, ATP, and a load of new and fresh faces to drum and bass, Jon has a striking ear for quality controlled Drum & Bass, with no slowing down in sight. Lookout for him on a website, radio station, or dance floor near you.