2010 saw the mysterious SkisM rapidly cement himself onto the global Dubstep Map. Blasting onto the scene with his now classic debut 'The Blank', SKisM's tracks have since received support from the likes Pendulum, Chase & Status, Scratch Perverts, Rusko, Nero and Plastician to name but a few. He has remixed chart topping Dubstep giants such as Excision & Datsik, as well as putting his inimitable production style on the vocal talents of UK rappers the Foreign Beggars & Envy. Blazing trails through Club Nights all over the world, SKisM's frantic 3 deck DJ Sets are gaining notoriety as fast as his musical output. With upcoming tours of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe & America, SKisM's Dubplates & Mixing skills have secured him a place amongst the busiest DJs of the Dubstep Elite.
Taylor Scott and Paul Ollinger, known as Mantis, are a relentless duo. Having begun their musical careers with metal & deathcore, the transition to heavy bass music was not so much a step down in intensity, but a slide into a world with spectacular tools to mix dense layers of music in new ways, and deploy it with force. Mantis was formed in early 2011 to test the boundaries of metal-influenced production, and plunge the result into a wash of haunting atmospheres. Mantis wants to provide "music to make you feel like you're somewhere else, and you've never been more stoked to be there."
With that target in sight, 2011 was a smashing first year; the momentum began in Atlanta, and overflowed with releases on labels such as Play Me, Heavy Artillery, BroTown Records, & Abducted Records. A standard was set with 2011's "All Worlds", their first EP, breaking the top 10 on Beatport's Dubstep releases, and held with 2012's "Futures" scoring #5 on Beatport's overall chart. The support of tastemakers such as Liquid Stranger, Downlink, Figure, Cyberoptics, Diesel, Genetix, Persist, & Sluggo, points to an accomplishment of musical influence on an international scale, and the potential for much more.
A history in Atlanta's metal scene, playing in acts such as WLTP and Attila, provides Mantis' cornerstone of fierce stage skills. Having become known across the USA for throwing down an aggressive live show with unmatched energy and only the heaviest bass music, Mantis' reputation stands as being one of the gnarliest new production teams in the scene.
With packed crowds at hand, and Beatport charts at their feet, only one goal remains- to raise the awareness of metal-influenced bass music... oh, and world domination
"Coming from the outskirts of Baltimore, Nixsin is a bass music producer and DJ that is sure to take your mind to the deepest, wildest, and most definitely weirdest places it has ever been. Discovering dubstep first at the young age of 14, his tastes have expanded all the way from 140 to dnb, breaks and even 100 bpm smashers. Sharing the stage with the likes of Skream, Benga, Skrillex, Funtcase, Mark Instinct, Smash Gordon, Kalinka and many more this dreaded up and comer is here to stay for the long haul.
With a free EP already available and the support of Steez Promo, Nixsin is a hard act to miss."
We love writing and playing hard music as an outlet. We were conceived in 2007, formed in 2008, released an EP in 2009, a demo and a split with Xibalba/World of Pain in 2010, and we're releasing an LP in 2011.