LOST SOUL (UK)
”Jordan ‘Lost Soul’ has been producing freeform and more recently psy trance for over five years. His desire to write music spawned when he was about 12 as he had loads of ideas that were in his head that he wanted to get out. In 2003 Jords invested in a full studio set up including Virus C synth, Mackie 24.8 mixing desk and various compressors and effects units. Using Logic Jordan creates dark, acid frenzied freeform.
His latest sound is ravenous, frantic and furious as featured on ‘Zombie With A Chainsaw’, ‘Outta Your Brain’, ‘Nightmare’ and ‘Outta Control’ on his two latest EP’s on Nu Energy. Jordi is all about the darker realms of freeform and it is unlikely you will ever hear him using a cheesy trance riff or vocal: “I don’t write music for money so popularity doesn’t bother me. I love the freeform sound because it is a developing genre that allows me to experiment with different styles and inventing new sounds.” Jordan is a pioneer of all things pure and there are definitely more outrageously, innovative and out there productions to follow.”
”One of the former Nu Energy Collective’s (NEC) main in-house artists and now a key player in the newly formed Hard Beats Collective (HBC), A.B is a force to be reckoned with on the freeform circuit. Having firmly crafted his sound under the umbrella of the NEC, he is one of the major underground driving forces in the scene, due to both his versatility in the studio and creativity behind the decks.
Once label manager and second in command to Kevin Energy at NEC HQ, right up until the final, 100th release, A.B is now spearheading his own ground breaking label – Stamina Records – into the world of hardcore and freeform. With a range of artists already supplying hit music for Stamina, the future of this imprint is looking very prosperous indeed.
In the DJ department A.B also continues to push the boundaries, entertaining crowds with his insane double-drop mixing, quick-fire scratching and unparalleled track selection. With DJ mixes on some legendary albums such as Hardcore Adrenaline, Hardcore Underground 5, and Nu Energy 100 – plus with a host of new productions and remixes already under his belt, you can expect his rapid-style mixes and scratching to hit a club near you soon!”
NICK 235 (UK)
”Nick has loved music since he can remember. He always went straight for the musical instrument toys, had a Mickey Mouse drum kit and a number of toy electric guitars! He was also attracted to the flashing disco lights and if he was at a party he would be the one by the sound system, often falling asleep in front of the speakers! The first track he fell in love with was Our House by Madness.
Nick has an intrinsic quality when it comes to music. He has always wanted to be a musician and his early inspiration came from Michael Jackson and Europe’s The Final Countdown as he was always a sucker for big chords and epic leads. He learnt the piano, then the guitar, and a love obsession with heavy metal and rock music ensued.”