-One from UK.
-One from Indonesia, a punk band.
- One a HipLife artiste from Ghana Africa
1) London based Chris Bishop, better known as Tear-out master-don Screwface, signed to the seminal Hardcore Beats label in 2005, after Ollywood heard his debut, the anthemic ‘King of the bongo’. A track that was instantly snapped up by all the breakbeat A-listers, and still holds a firm place in many boxes today.
Since then Chris has fast-gained a reputation for consistently delivering Breakbeat monsters of a rather large nature, having gone on to produce tracks with The Autobots, including the huge hits ‘Apocalypse’ and ‘Burn’ (which featured the legendary MC Navigator). Both tracks were championed by the Breakbeat scene and beyond (in particular Radio One’s Zane Lowe and Fatboy Slim, who rocked a crowd of 30,000 at the end of his Tribal Gathering set and has since licensed ‘Burn’ for his new dvd).
Chris has also been receiving great attention for his work with Dash of Ctrl-Z fame, ‘Kung-Fu Funk’ and ‘Stereo: Typical’ are just two examples of this exciting partnership. Together, they have pushed the envelope and challenged the way people perceive the Breakbeat sound. They are currently working on an album, under a new, yet-to-be-unveiled moniker, for release on HB at the end of 2007.
Don’t worry, Chris isn’t an artist who needs another producer to hold his hand, his ‘Phat Bass/Monte’ single was the biggest selling Hardcore Beats release of 2005 and ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ from the label’s recent Hardwired album (mixed by Ctrl-Z and Screwface, nominated for Best Compilation at Breakspoll 2007) is doing just as well.
Not only a major talent in the studio, he also smashes up dances on a weekly basis, headlining gigs all around the UK, Europe and the USA. There is bound to be much more in store as Chris has managed to achieve all of this by the ripe-old age of 21! (makes me sick - editor).