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Shots Of The Day - Cause 4 Concern (UK) @ Zen Set #1


That every cause has an effect is common knowledge. For Optiv, Stuart, Toby and Mark, the cause is drum & bass, and their effect is both indelible and undeniable. Known collectively as Cause 4 Concern, the crew came together back at the start of 1999, when Optiv was affiliated with Aspect Records, and Stuart and Mark were working for Vinyl Distribution.
A testament to their talent, it took only a few short months of collaborative creation before they scored their first signing – and not just to any old label –
but the massive and seminal MOVING SHADOW. At the time they were known as nCode, but by July they had become Cause 4 Concern and started their own imprint label. The first 12” dropped that December, and secured the support of DJs Doc Scott, Fierce and Grooverider, amongst many others.
Releases on respected labels Tru Playaz, Renegade Hardware, Moving Shadow and Timeless Recordings were to follow.
Promoter’s right across the planet couldn’t help but pay attention, and consequently there aren’t many places C4C haven’t performed.

VICE (Dub Militia):
Holding it down on the 1s and 2s Vice has a biased towards darker beats but switches between styles constantly playing a full spectrum of DnB and dubstep laying down seamless sets of both. One of the DUB MILITIA Co-Founders Vice is a resident at all of our events playing support for DJ Kutz, Pinch, HavocNdeeD, Jason Howson also playing at a lot of local events 2010 is set to see Vice supporting more internationals, playing more events and sharing his tune selection with crowds New Zealand wide.

MYRRHMA (Dub Militia):
Originally hailing from Wellington Myrrhma plays big tunes mixing them effortlessly smashing dance floors at any event that is fortunate enough to host him. Representing Dub Militia on the wheels of steel myrrhma is doing big things in 2010, catch him at a club near you!

Echo Company are a 3 man crew currently calling Auckland home. They have all been djing separately for over 3 years and have supported many international and local acts such as Datsik, Shock One, The Upbeats, Noah D, Foreign Beggars and Trolley Snatcha to name a few. Their music is energetic, mind-blowing and undeniably rising in the Dubstep music scene. They all bring different assets to the group which gives a unique twist to their beats.

Eva Vemich aka Evade is gearing up for a big future in the worldwide drum and bass scene. Her undeniable passion for vinyl runs deep and she is constantly on the move, recruiting fellow vinyl heads and crowds to the wonderful world and sound of wax. Her zest and energy are infectious for all those who bare witness to her bass heavy, rolling tech sets.

In just 2 years Eva has become a regular DJ at Fu bar, featuring in gigs such as Fu 10th Birthday, Fuse, Rise and Wednesday vinyl only Wax’d. She has supported some of NZ’s very best such as Trei, Dose, and Agent Alvin, as well as supporting Teknik and Bulletproof on behalf of the Cyanide recordings 9th birthday bash.

Eva can regularly be heard at various underground events and radio shows such as Boosh Fm and UpFm.

Eva’s talent, love and intricate understanding for drum and bass has prompted a solid future for her, she is also on the move towards production so keep a close eye.

Intercept is a new comer to the club scene but by no means new to DnB. He made his club debut @ Dub Militias club event ORIENTATION DUBSTEP impressing the organisers with his good track selection and decent mixing skills. Constantly improving Intercept will be a feature at a lot events in 2010 so keep your eyes open Auckland!

A relatively new comer to the scene Dosage AKA Ben Davies has come runner up in the Menu Mag DJ competition, played support for Antiform and has been fortunate enough to have a set at Dub Militias event for local up and coming producers/DJs tearing up 4:20 Bar with a set full of hard hitting tunes accompanied by his unique style of mixing. Also a name to look out for in 2010
Dosage will show Auckland what he can do and how he intends to do it.