DescriptionShockOne is quite simply one of the hottest properties in drum and bass.
Hailing from Perth in Australia, 2009 proved to be a breakthrough year for ShockOne, firstly with the release of The ShockOne EP on Viper Recordings, featuring the huge anthem Polygon which received the stamp of approval from Annie Mac on Radio 1 (calling it the biggest drum and bass track out) alongside high rotation playlisting on Australias Triple J. This was followed by ShockOnes simply huge remix of Crackdown (originally by Brookes Brothers) which was hammered by both Zane Lowe (one of my favourite slices of drum and bass in 2009") and Nick Grimshaw (this is a massive record) with Zane even pulling the rewind live on Radio 1! The track featured on last years critically acclaimed Viper Recordings album Acts Of Mad Men (Mixmag compilation of the month).
With releases under his belt for labels such as Simon Bassline Smiths Technique, Andy Cs Frequency and DJ Frictions Shogun Audio, ShockOne then signed on exclusively for Futurebounds boundary pushing Viper Recordings and is currently hard at work in his Perth studio on his debut album, due for release early 2011. With special VIP versions of both Polygon and Chronic tearing clubs apart on dubplate, ShockOne enlisted two of the most exciting new artists in dance to re-work tracks from The ShockOne EP to complete a devastating package which whets appetites for ShockOnes full length debut. Roll on 2011..
ShockOne feat. Reija Lee Polygon (Dirtyphonics Remix)
When the debut Radio 1 play for a track is on Pendulums essential mix and when its first outing at Fabric is from the executioner Andy C (getting an instant rewind!) you know its already destined for anthem status. Winners of the Best Newcomer Producer at the 2009 Drum and Bass Arena awards, the five strong production and live act Dirtyphonics have in the past year created some of the most boundary pushing, genre hopping records in dance music. With a string of tracks already out on Shimons Audio Porn label, this remix of Polygon for Viper is set to be their biggest track to date. Moulding ShockOnes original into an electro stomper, which then morphs into one of the biggest DnB drops of the year so far, this track has sent clubs into a frenzy in the past few weeks and will delight those who like their bpms and minds twisted to the max.
ShockOne feat. MC Spyda Chronic VIP
A great MC once said the original was a killer, but this one is iller, certified, bona fide, dance floor filler and never has this been more apt when considering ShockOnes 2010 version of Chronic. Ragga tinged dancehall drums alongside huge cavernous low-end has made this track an instant favourite of the more grimy dancefloors and of those who like their Drum and Bass with a different step to the norm. The track features the unmistakable vocals of MC Spyda who as well as being one of the most in demand MCs in the scene, has also been responsible for vocaling some of the biggest tracks in Drum and Bass, including teaming up with Pendulum and DJ Fresh for Tarantula and Matrix & Futurebound for Kniteriderz.
ShockOne Polygon (ShockOne VIP)
Once again featured in Pendulums recent essential mix for Radio 1, the forums have been ablaze with excitement about the forthcoming release of the ShockOne VIP of Polygon. For the last few months the dubplate has been rinsed all over the world with the speculation being that this would never see the light of day. However with a track this infectious, it would have been sacrilege not give it a release. Taking the originals instantly recognisable clipped female vocal and adding a huge, set starting atmospheric half time intro, the track builds on the awesome hooks of the original, adding extra intensity to the drop, and then switching up and adding an acidic twist to the b-line to make this another essential re-fix of an already classic track.
ShockOne feat. Metrik & Phetsta True Believer (Phetsta Dubstep rework)
Taking the piano driven old school rave bomb of True Believer and turning into something even more insane and grimey was never going to be an easy task, but in his dupstep remix, Phetsta has delivered in spades. Turning the paranoia up to 11, the original vocal is retuned over metallic bass and skipping jittering drums. This is as futuristic and dark as it comes. With Viper Recordings first dubstep track (ShockOnes Adachigahara's Theme) staying at No.1 on the beatport dupstep charts for over a month, to say this is highly anticipated is an understatement. Equally at home over a range of bpm, fellow Perth resident Phetsta has seen releases on Aquaskys Passenger recordings and a string of releases on Simon Bassline Smiths Technique recordings find their way into the boxes of Annie Mac, Pendulum, Andy C and Grooverider to name just four!