Local DJ support: Duhrdy
Local DJ support: DJ Koss
Rarely have we seen someone rise through the ranks as quickly as 21 year old Boris Daenen, a.k.a Netsky. Having a Belgian passport doesn't often turn D+B heads, so you can be sure it's his tunes which do the talking. Having secured releases on some of the biggest labels in the scene, gained DJ support from the likes of Friction, Hype, Fabio and London Elektricity, the young Belgian from Edegem near Antwerp earned a nomination as "Best Upcoming Producer" at the Drum + Bass Arena Awards in 2008 and fulfilled this ambition two years on with is "Best Newcomer Producer" award in 2010.Leading a wave of new skool D+B talent from Europe with his blend of uplifting, melancholic melodies and heavy dancefloor bass + beats, Netsky's popularity as both a DJ and producer is second to none.He first came to Hospital's attention with 'Smile' and was quickly snapped up, signing exclusively to Hospital in late 2009. Netsky's first release on Hospital was the iconic 'Memory Lane' (featured on Sick Music 2 in 2010) and this was swiftly followed up by his chart topping debut album - 'Netsky' – in May of the same year. Following virtually unanimous praise and hype from all corners of the globe, it plunged Netsky firmly into the limelight, where he has remained ever since, delivering a potent mix of dancefloor anthems, vocal led classics and clean cut new jungle sound which has become his trademark.Since then, Netsky's profile as a remixer has been affirmed by his huge remixes of ubiquitous anthems such as Pendulum – 'Witchcraft', Plan B, Leftfield – 'Release The Pressure', Audio Bullies – 'Only Man' and Swedish House Mafia – 'One'.Alongside this, is Netsky's hectic DJ schedule which regularly takes him across Europe, the UK and around the world. His skills behind the decks are enviable and he seems to have a Midas touch; able to transform even the most subdued of arties into an ecstatic, bouncing rave within a matter of minutes and it is no coincidence that he was nominated for the Radio One 'Essential Mix Of The Year' last year. With more big plans lined up and work towards a new album underway, 2011 will is looking to be another golden year for Belgium's premium D+B export.
24 months ago only a select few knew who James Rockhill was. Now millions know him as Kove.Directly after his first release, 'Breach/Stellar,' on Matrix and Futurebounds' Viper Recordings, RAM Records' boss Andy C signed 'Iodine/Open Ground' to his new imprint Program Recordings. The track was featured on the legendary DJ's Mixmag mix CD, which led to Kove being invited to play at RAM's residency at London's infamous club Fabric.A month after the release of 'Iodine' and Kove's track 'Searching' found its way into the hands of chart topping producers Chase & Status, who included it in their own Mixmag mix CD. It became Kove's second track to feature on the magazine in just six short months, and a record deal with Chase & Status' label MTA (also home to Nero), immediately followed. Soon Kove was supporting them at club nights across Europe as the track became one of the biggest releases of the summer, receiving major support from Radio 1 and reaching the #1 spot on Beatport's D&B chart. 'Love For You' released at the end of 2013 again became an underground smash and firmly secured his tracks as dance floor ammo for the UK's DJ'ing elite.Kove has become increasingly in demand as a re-mixer being asked for his own take of Top 10 hits including Chase & Status' 'Lost and Not Found', Bastille's' Rhythm of the Night' and John Newman's massive no.1 single, 'Love Me Again.' Last Summer also saw his stock rise as a DJ, with a regular slot for Together at Ibiza's famous Amnesia and playing the main stage for UKF at SW4 in London - not to mention support slots for the likes of Sub Focus and Annie Mac.With so much achieved in such a short space of time, 2014 will undoubtedly propel Kove further into the limelight.
Venue Information: The Parish 214 E. 6th Street Austin, TX, 78701 http://www.theparishaustin.com/