Gecko Late NightLG/F, Au's Building, Ezra’s Lane, Central District, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Magnetic Soul 13 Years of DNB with Total Science
Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Venue: Gecko Late Night
with special guest DJ Fu
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2184095264940110/
Jason Greenhalgh (Q-Project) and Paul Smith (Spinback) first met in 1987 brought together through a mutual love of hip-hop music. Over the coming years, the pair developed a deep appreciation for Techno and Dance music at the start of its worldwide takeover. By 1991, Spinback was an established DJ, gracing the decks at events week in week out, including the world famous “Universe”. Q-Project entered the studio too, with his first release "Freestyle Fanatic".
Their first label, Legend Records was launched with Q-Project’s highly acclaimed "Champion Sound" in 1992. It took their profile to new heights, and it remains one of the most influential tunes of its time and generation this was swiftly followed by the start of their early recording career together under the name Funky Technicians ... and so the unstoppable collaboration had begun.
In 1997, the well-established pair launched the Computer Integrated Audio (C.I.A) label and the alias Total Science, was born. Over the coming years, Total Science had releases on all the major D&B labels including Metalheadz, Good Looking, Moving Shadow, Hospital, Tru Playaz, 31 Records (Doc Scott), Reinforced, Soul:r, Shogun Audio to name but a few, as well as releases under their own C.I.A. and various other imprints.
Total Science/ Q-Project have release 4 albums, however, the actual number of singles and EP’s the pair have released is currently an unknown quantity. Their relentless yearning to create music and dogged approach denotes there are just too many to mention!
However, defining tracks of Total Science’s 20 Year career include:
Q Project - Champion Sound (Total Science Remix) Squash
Funky Technicians - Airtight
Soul Patrol (ft. MC Conrad)
Q Project - Ask Not
Wots My Code – Dubplate (Total Science Remix) Redlines (ft. Riya)
Total Science & S.P.Y - Gangsta Another Time (ft. Grimm)
DJ Friction v Total Science - Scatter
As DJ’s Total Science have been touring globally for over a decade, regularly requested and in demand from the USA, Australia, New Zealand & Japan to the present day. They have a strong presence and dedicated following across the whole of Europe and in the UK, playing in all major regions and cities and regularly listed at top London venues.
In recent times Total Science have collaborated with a few select artists, most recognized is their work with Brazilian wonder kid S.P.Y. The pair became a threesome sharing ideas and studio space, and magic was made, the defining moments of this ultimate link-up being “Gangsta”, “Testimony (feat Riya ) ”, “Legion”, “Venus Prime”, and “Ghostrider”, & more recently on S.P.Y's second album "Back to Basics" which they were present on 4 tracks . Their ongoing collaboration with vocalist Riya (Laura Pacheco) over the years has resulted in many appearances and Top Ten status with tracks "Redlines" "Piano Funk" & "See Your Face" the title track from their 2013 EP on Shogun Audio . Other notable projects include the impressive, "Another Time" (featuring Grimm) on Spearhead Various output on Shogun Audio including "Positive Vibrations “, the massive "Scatter" from the Friction Verses series, two tracks on Riya's album for Spearhead (one of which Mixmag also premiered) and a Top 10 collaboration with Quadrant & Iris on C.I.A
In 2016, the duo have already released ‘Found A Reason Why’ a collaboration with FD which appeared on their own CIA Records imprint. They will be returning to their second home, Goldie’s Metalheadz this year with the 'Notes of Blue EP' and on Dispatch (for a track with Nymfo) It’s also CIA’s 20th birthday this year so they have worked on a Various Artist album which will feature long time players Calibre, Break, S.P.Y., Digital & Spirit to name a few. Collaborations are also in the works with Mako, DLR, Digital & Spirit, Kaiju, Onemind to name a few, so expect a lot more from the duo over the coming months.
DJ Fu has played in many cities across the globe including London, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Manchester in world class venues such as Matter, Ministry of Sound, The End, Fabric as well as at various promotions including Marky and Friends, Drum and Bass Arena, Mixmag, Bestival, Outlook Festival.
DJ Fu is one of the few Drum & Bass DJ’s of recent times who has managed to be recognised purely for his talent on the decks. After winning a DJ competition for Source, DJ Fu won a residency at Oxford’s most prestigious drum and bass night at that time, following in the footsteps of Total Science, Baron and DJ Lee who have all held residencies there.
After being given the opportunity to support London Elektricity Live as his first set of his new residency, DJ Fu was talent spotted by The Jungle Drummer. Having watched Fu on the decks as he packed his drum kit away, he was was very impressed with what he saw and asked Fu to join his Drummer vs. DJ project.
DJ Fu and Jungle Drummer have been widely recognised as the best Drummer & DJ combo in the world, having toured the USA and Europe, as well as playing prime time slots at Global Gathering, Glastonbury, The Warehouse project, Gatecrasher and many more.
After gaining some recognition performing with the Jungle Drummer, Knowledge Magazine named DJ Fu as ‘One to Watch’ also touting him as one of the most exciting Drum & Bass DJs in the country. At the same time ATM magazine also recognised DJ Fu as a leader of the new school and he received nominations for ‘Best Newcomer DJ’ and ‘Best Live Act’ at the Drum & Bass awards.
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