Comrade DNB presents
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A name synonymous with neurofunk – Simon Gabor aka JADE has been making waves in the DNB scene since the early 2000s, leaving his mark on legendary labels like Moving Shadow and Black Sun Empire Recordings. It was through these early releases, and continuing through the rest of the decade, that Jade pioneered the emerging sound known as “neurofunk”, which was still finding its identity. Jade’s unique and aggressive style earned him a place amongst drum & bass’s finest producers, while his impressive skills as a DJ saw him touring Europe and beyond as one of Hungary’s most sought after musical exports. Tracks like “Got Lost” with frequent collaborator Matt-U and “Unexist” exemplify Jade’s early sound – the menacing, abrasive vibe is unmistakeable.
In 2009 Jade released his debut album – Venom LP, on the highly regarded Citrus Recordings – a powerful mission statement from the producer, which delivered the “Budapest sound” to the world. Tracks like “No Cure” and the eponymous “Venom” featuring Rymetyme continue to define the neurofunk genre as timeless classics – required listening for a thorough drum & bass education.
2011 saw Jade take his next step toward global domination, with the establishment of his own label EATBRAIN – a forward thinking imprint standing at the crux of heavy dancefloor rhythms and the razors edge of drum & bass. With a unique aesthetic and the expertly curated creative direction of Jade, Eatbrain has quickly grown into a global movement within the drum & bass community, with the support of the genre’s finest. In just a few short years, Eatbrain has released music from heavyweights like Mindscape, Black Sun Empire, State of Mind, and Neonlight, while supporting the rise of newcomers such as NickBee and Teddy Killerz – to name only a few. It’s clear, at this point, Jade will continue to shape the direction of drum & bass music for years to come.
My name is Greg and I’m addicted to bass.
It started around 1997, when i heard the first drum and bass track in my life. I became a fanatic after the first dose. You know it’s very addictive. First I was just partying and listening to tracks every day, but I felt like I needed more dnb to achieve the same effect like the first time, so i decided to make some music for myself around 1997. It was cool for a while but my friends also became addicted to it, so they asked me to make some more and more to feed their hunger for basslines. Then i realized i became a producer and a dj.
Later in 2003 we made a deal with the DSCI4 godfather Dj Trace, who decided to spread my product. I had to give a name for it: Mindscape.
In 2007 we had a big business in collaboration with Chris.Su, Jade, Hydro and Ryme Tyme under the control of the Citrus gang but I got busted with a big amount of dnb, I remember this just as the “Black Lotus” incident.
People loved my stuff, so the business started to grow. I needed some help of my fellow bass junkies and producing partners: SKC, Audio, Gridlok just to name a few, and I remixed and got remixed some infamous criminals’s stuff like Cause 4 Concern, Black Sun Empire, Break, Noisia, Zero Method, Dose and the list goes on, and spreaded my product through dangerous cartels like Bad Taste, Eatbrain, P51 and other notorious gangs.
Recently I started to work with the Commercial Suicide mob leader Klute. I made a substance for him called “Bounce” which became renowned immidiately, even the mighty Ram Recordings warlord Andy C used it for his mix cd “Nightlife Volume 5”.
In 2012 We decided to move our business to the next level with the Commercial Suicide family, so now we’re working on my next big stuff called “Martian Chronicles”. Beware! It will hit the streets very soon!
Now you’re expecting me to say ok, I know I’m doing bad stuff, and I’ll try to quit. But no, I don’t stop, can’t stop and won’t stop, so the business going on and on in 2013 and in the future!
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