We profile the artists featured on the Highest Frequency 2 album. Take a look at this unique mix of talented artists, get some insight and check out more of their music below.
DJ Marcel is an 11 year old producer from Huddersfield. Growing up surrounded by music, Marcel was hooked from being a toddler, always singing and ‘playing’ any instrument he could get his hands on.
Around 7 years old Marcel inherited a hand-me-down computer and began playing around with Acid music software, almost immediately constructing funky grooves. Over the next year he migrated to FL studio, learning music theory and composing original tracks. Inspired by his love of Jazz, Funk and 80’s Electronica, he wrote instrumentals heavily featuring piano, slap bass, and 808 beats.
In 2020, at 8 years old, DJ Marcel and his brother I am Xavier, wrote, produced, and released their debut album, In the ears. Today at age 11, Marcel continues writing and recording, and is currently working on a solo EP.
Huddersfield born DJ Q is an international DJ, producer, and legend in the Bassline and Garage scenes. A prolific DJ well-known for his relentless work rate, and six year stint as a DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra, it’s Q’s tireless schedule that’s kept him secure in the minds of the record-buying public.
DJ Q has over one hundred productions and remixes under his belt, and performs as one-third of supergroup TQD, with Royal T and Flava D.
Q has touched music fans globally, having toured across Europe and Asia. His new album Est. 2003, described by Resident Advisor as “11 tracks of peak-time UK garage”, is a modern UKG classic that reinforces Q’s legendary status in the game.
Foxglove Riot are an Earth-based melodic glitch duo. They use time-ripping rhythms, samples from intergalactic transmissions, and melodies written by various humanoid species to create music that you might expect to hear on a forest moon. Always odd, occasionally comical, and at times beautiful.
Hi my name is Krash is a DJ and bass/bassline producer heavily influenced by the infamous Sheffield sound and underground rave scene. He’s been DJing for almost 4 years and started seriously making music about a year ago.
He’s have spent many years traveling out to raves embracing the scene and discovering most of my influences and inspirations in his own production.
“Going Home was quite an early project of mine, it being made not long after starting my music making journey. In retrospect it shows my progression over the past year I’ve been making music. This track matches the whole vibe of when you’re in the taxi heading home after the rave with its cool down but still energetic vibe.”
Seeing and witnessing him in action is his CV. No pen
to paper or fingers to the keyboard… just “Funkz”, the
decks, the mic and his real life vibes!
As the saying goes; “Actions speak louder than words”.
I choose to say less and do more.
Here are a few artists and DJ’s who I have
been thankful enough to have played amongst
and hosted for: Anouj, Afronaut & Mark Force [Bugz in the Attic], Aluku Rebels, Ben Hauke, Chino-Vv, Down Town Calling, DJ Q, Henry Wu, IsThatYou, Sy Sez, Soulful Grooves, Comfy Bella, Very Soulful Productions, plus many more.
“I’m here to have fun, experience, learn, gain knowledge, spread a message, create a vibe, dance and finesse my style, as well as pass on all that I have witnessed to the next souls in line.
This journey is different for each individual so I tell you now; NEVER watch face just DO YOU!
We will see when the lights are on/off, when the
sun rises and sets and when the moon is at its most
brightest in the sky.
That’s all for now, see you in a session.
Peace and love is the order of the day”.
Positive_Con is a Bass DJ/Producer originally born in Cape Town, South Africa and recently relocated to London, now studying Music Technology and improving his production and DJ skills.
Positive_Con flips an iconic sample into the anthemic bass hybrid banger called Underground.
If we’re talking Bassline, we’re talking Shaun Dean.
This prolific producer from Huddersfield has an astonishing list of accolades behind his name.
Shaun’s productions have dominated charts across multiple platforms, including dance music staples Beatport and Juno Download, hitting the No.1 spot multiple times with releases including Shut You Down, D Double, and Poison.
Shaun Dean’s music has been played on Radio 1 and KISS FM, with notable support especially on his viral hit Shut You Down in 2018 that was signed and released through Ministry Of Sound. His productions have been featured in numerous Spotify editorial playlists, such as Bassline Bangers.
Shawn’s live performances include Creamfields 2021, and three sold-out headline shows at Bassment club in Huddersfield, and regular appearances at the infamous Bassfest.
Slinki combines bassline, grime, and footwork to bring you bouncy, heavy, and original music. With a wide range of notable supporters his songs are currently being heard in raves and mixes across the world, including Boiler Room, HOR Berlin, and Rinse FM. The future looks incredibly promising for Slinki.
ANX BNX – a fast-paced, high energy song with vocal like synths and catchy rhythms – is without a doubt an attention grabber.
DJ and Producer Tony Phorse has been making beats since he was thirteen years old, from his mum’s keep fit class, to classic dance music, to hip hop, to the darkest corners of deep techno.
Tony’s experience comes from 20 years of exploring the depths of techno. His work at Rinse FM and his regular shows on Radar Radio have given him access to the freshest cuts from the biggest and most underground names! Phorse’s tracks have been played on BBC 1xtra, Nasty FM, and many other stations.
Say hi if you see him – you’ll most likely leave with a new friend, and a couple of new artists to listen to at least.