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LD (UK) vs Antiserum (US)


Sat 26 Sep 2009, 10:00pm–5:00am

Where: Toto / Montecristo, 53 Nelson St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: 36deep

Dubstep direct from the UK and US...

With support lineup:
Manaia Toa
Phil O b2b Lowquid
plus special guest MC Beau

For those that don't know, be prepared to experience something fresh and untapped from South Londonite Leon Day, aka L.D.
The 24 year-old first heard the sounds of jungle at the age of nine through exposure to mix-tapes brought home by his older brother, it was only a matter of time before he was introduced to turntables. It was this that inspired him to go to college and take up music technology, yet it was a painting and decorating job that actually got him his first break, leading him through the door of Transition Studio (responsible for pressing the majority of dubplates amongst the scenes instigators) in 2003...
Watching and learning as a vast array of clients from Darren Jay to Natasha Bedingfield came through the doors, Leon learnt the art and science of sound, mastering under owner Jason's careful mentorship, cutting his teeth on 10” dubplates for dubstep producers and DJ’s Distance, N-Type and Digital Mystikz, eventually graduating to12” dubs and mastering. From this vantage point, he could view the evolution of dubstep through regular exposure to the mutating sounds coming from the constant flow of artists coming to get their dubs cut.
It was during one of these sessions that Mala (DMZ), first heard L.D’s first original production Clock Watching and instantly charted it. From here Jason(Transition) resurrected his old Ringo record label and released it, with Skream’s mix of Assumptions on the flip. Once firmly on the dubstep map, things began to move. His next production, Swing Dat Skirt, created in January 2007 with it’s rifle fire rhythms, filtered key lines and funky bass drop, garnered strong support from DJ Chef and N-Type on Rinse FM.
It takes a certain calibre of person to get their first dubstep DJ date at the biggest party of 2007. Going back to back with DJ Chef at DMZ 2nd Birthday in London was a baptism of fire, he says. “I saw the line up and it made it worse”. Playing alongside Kode 9, Skream, Hatcha, Benga and Plastician, LD showed little fear, opening with one of the most insane mixes of the night, still talked about in dubstep chat rooms now.
LD’s sound is his own. Drawing on his roots, you can hear the drum pan sounds of Jamaica resonating throughout, flashes of Soca drums, subtle tribal nuances, and the ghost of Jungle reverberating in the warm, pulsating sub bass. His recent works include releases on the Uber-eclectic Hyperdub and remix work on some UK fuky business..

Antiserum is one of San Franciscoʼ s most innovative and well respected Dubstep
prooducers and DJs. His productions as Antiserum, half of OSC and his many bass-heavy
remixes have consistently delivered high quality, next-level bass music. Combining deep
dubby skankers with the gnarly dark stormy SF sound that Antiserum and Babylon System
have brought to the world, an Antiserum DJ set is an unforgettable experience that makes
any PA shake and quake.
Expect pure bass music and the pulverising sound that youʼll have heard on his many
releases on forward looking labels like MODE (“Skullf*cked”), Steps in Time (“Rockerʼs
Delight”), WAR (“Dreadlock”) Argon (“California Style”), Narco HZ (“The Tide”) and many

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