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Jonny Dub (Levelz)
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The creator of a new style of Drum and Bass music that fuzes influences from all corners of the globe, Manchester based Drum and Bass producer Dub Phizix began his obsession with music over 20 years ago. At the time Dub Phizix, (or George to his mum) was just someone who annoyed the neighbours. By 10 years into his career of music construction, Dub Phizix was an accomplished producer having made music in a variety of styles for MTV, BBC, Nokia and 4Music.Having reached 4 million views on Youtube, 2011 and 2012 will be remembered for the impact ‘Marka’ has had on not just drum and bass, but electronic music in general.Dub Phizix has traversed the globe and taken his unique sound to all six continents including shows and tours across the US, India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and more as well as being one of the most in demand DJ’s across the UK and playing nearly every major city in Europe with appearances at major festivals including Exit, Global Gathering, Outlook, Boomtown and many more.
For such a stalwart of the Manchester and UK underground music scene, it’s hard to believe that Zimbabwe born Chunky is yet to enter into his late 20s.
Picking up a mic and appearing on sets around the city as a teenager, his individuality would see him hold down mic duties at residencies at two of the city’s most recognised nights, Hit&Run and Hoya:Hoya. He’d also become the frontman for True Tiger, Swamp 81 and Riot Jazz as well as being the man asked to host sets by everyone from Jackmaster, Oneman, Ben UFO to Detroit underground legend Dabrye and seemingly endless DJs from festivals in Europe to the coasts of Australia. Chunky is more than just a mic man though and proved this by releasing ‘The Chunky EP’ on Swamp 81 in late 2012. The four tracker featured a take on underground dance music that echoed the individuality of his mic skills. It received widespread acclaim and saw him appearing on line-ups playing music as well as continuing to be as in demand as ever on the mic. Drawing influences from all corners of the shop, Chunky’s DJ sets deliver seriously weighty selections delivered with pure exuberance, as proved by his sets at Hoya:Hoya, Fabric, Soundwave Festival and more.
Jonny Dub (Levelz)
Jonny Dub is regarded by many in the know as one of the most talented DJ's to come out of his home town Manchester in the last decade.His playing style and musical tastes are so varied and diverse that he's equally at home playing House, Techno, Garage or Afrobeat as he is playing Grime, Jungle & Hip Hop. In the last few years Jonny has been an integral part of one of the UK’s most exciting music collectives ‘Levelz’, who have taken the music scene by storm with their high energy shows and lively performances and have gone on to play festivals and headline shows all around Europe. Levelz have been featured in DJ Mag, The Guardian, Beats 1 & Channel 4. Jonny is also the founder of ‘Hold Your Corner’, a weekly mix series that explores underground scenes around the World and shines a light on some of the key figures involved. Hold Your Corner has a global following and listenership, and has recently been shortlisted for an award in this years Online Radio Awards. As well as his own weekly show Jonny has done guest mixes on some of the top radio stations around the World including Apple Beats 1, Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Rinse FM, Red light Radio, NTS, Tilos Radio, Dub Lab, Block FM & featured on Boiler room.