Dom & Roland
Misleadingly plural,Dom & Roland is actually the one-man attack of Dominic Angus, whose slim but steady stream of EPs released through noted drum'n'bass imprints Moving Shadow, Suburban Base, and Doc Scott's 31 Records have represented the harder, darker, more experimental edge of dancefloor-oriented hardstep.
Dom’s production went from strength to strength and he was soon mixing and co — producing tracks for others who didn’t have their own gear. Mutant Revisited and Sonar with Trace and Skylab and Subway with Ed Rush are now considered classics of the genre. It was for this first collaboration with Trace, that Dom created the famous ‘Tramen’ break — a break that has been sampled and used across ...genres by other artists ever since!
It was not long before Dom was travelling around the world Dj’ing as much as he was working in studios. He was making music for early games console releases with other electronic genre pioneers like Derek May for companies like Rockstar. The BBC and ITV regularly used clips of his music in TV shows and even for their theme music. The late John Peel was a fan and asked on a couple of occasions to record with him, although unfortunately due to their separate busy schedules this dream was never realised. He even got a congratulatory call once from David Bowie who was delighted that Dom had sampled his early classic “Lets Dance”.
In late 2005, having fulfilled his commitment to Moving Shadow, Dom started his own record label ‘Dom and Roland Productions’ to release collaborations between himself and the crème de la crème of artists he had met and mingled with over the years. He has continued to DJ around the world to this day.
With another 3 solo albums under his belt, on his own label, Dom has just signed his latest offering to Goldie’s Metalheadz label. Slated for release in October, Goldie was recently asked about his labels up and coming releases on Radio 1, and was quoted as saying “Dom’s new album…pfff well… it pretty much blows everything else away”
Dom remains to this day at the forefront of music technology and has always found himself happiest in the studio with his equipment. He is proud to have never ‘sold out’ to produce music just to be popular, and remains at the pinnacle of the underground scene. He is highly respected by his peers as a result, even outside the drum and bass circle. He now also helps music software and hardware companies with testing and ideas for new and exciting innovative studio products in his spare time.
ArQer & Realtime
Longtime Houston heroes with releases on DSCI4, Gain, Outbreak Records, Nerve Recordings, Hard:Edged, and their own Monkey Bizness label. Their productions have been sought after the world over for their hard edged styles. They've currently been working on a new album and should have plenty of new tracks to unleash.
MC Gremlin, MC Swift, and Tygreeno