Saturday May 23, 2015
Reload & Recon DNB present
CALYX & TEEBEE
London, UK - Ram Records
To drum & bass fans the world over the names Calyx and TeeBee are synonymous with high quality, perfectly sculpted music. Just as Michelangelo discovered statues in blocks of stone, so Calyx and TeeBee discovered the essence of D&B locked away in studio equipment; always forward-thinking and packed with as much integrity as energy; their music has had an impact on the scene for over fifteen years.
While Calyx & TeeBee’s first collaborations emerged in 2004, their history and friendship dates back to 1998 when they were introduced as label-mates of the legendary Moving Shadow imprint. In the following years the two artists accumulated astounding solo back-catalogues of releases on a glittering array of D&B’s most respected labels. Following these joint successes, Calyx and TeeBee produced one of the landmark releases of 2006: ‘The Quest’ released on TeeBee’s renowned Subtitles label. In the same year the pair also penned ‘The Shape Of Things To Come’ for Renegade Hardware’s 10 year anniversary album before deciding to embark on the long journey of producing a collaborative album.
Now officially a duet, Calyx & TeeBee launched Momentum Music which marked its first release with their debut long player. The ‘Anatomy’ LP proved to be one of the most highly anticipated albums in D&B for years, gaining massive support from the scene’s big players and topping sales charts for months. ‘Anatomy’ set a whole new agenda. Following its release, Calyx & TeeBee decided to embark on non-stop tours across the globe, venturing into their now legendary and consistently in-demand joint DJ sets sporting 6 decks and 2 mixers with both players in action simultaneously.
The pair ended an amazing year with an avalanche of wins at the most respected awards ceremony in drum & bass: The Drum&BassArenaAwards. Home to the most dedicated and discerning fans on the planet, the brand’s community voted its leading single ‘Elevate This Sound’ (the first track that Calyx ever recorded his own vocals on) for Best Single and the second single ‘Pure Gold’ won Best Video. The duo were also recognised with the most coveted trophy possible: Best Producers. Adding to this gold-rush momentum, the duo were also shortlisted in BBC Radio1’s Top 5 best Essential Mixes of 2012 - a moment of scene history, it’s the first time a drum & bass artist’s Essential Mix has ever achieved such recognition.
As ‘All Or Nothing’ continues to develop a life of its own, having spawned massive singles such as ‘Strung Out’, ‘Elevate This Sound’, ‘Pure Gold’ and ‘Scavenger’; the duo can be found either deep in the studio working on their next releases or at the world’s most respected drum & bass events, massaging the masses with their intricate six-deck sermons. More forward-thinking and packed with as much integrity and energy as ever, their music continues to have a peerless impact on drum & bass… and beyond!soundcloud.com/calyxteebee www.facebook.com/CalyxTeeBee
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$10 Earlybird tickets - SOLD OUT
$20 at the door.
Sound reenforcement by FazeTwo Turbosound
Club Vinyl BASEMENT (Separate entrance)
Denver, CO 80203