Date(s) - 08/02/2019 - 09/02/2019
9:00 pm - 4:00 am
The Sewing Room
Selective Sounds presents Mako & Dose
Local Support From Pharaoh, Defyre, Tim Solace & Syrus
Sublime Soundsystem bringing the weight.
Friday, February 8, 2019, 9 PM – 4 AM.
Mako loves warm sub bass and weighty homemade breaks and that passion has gained him the attention of Metalheadz, Symmetry, Dispatch, Samurai Music and Soul:R as well as many others. With more than ten years in the game, Mako’s success is certainly born of hard work as well as talent. but he is quick to remind people that he has been lucky to share studio time with a number of amazing artists – DLR, Marcus Intalex, Total Science, Survival, The Sect, Villem, Fields, Hydro and Xtrah amongst others. Respected by his peers he has done numerous remixes, most recently of Goldie.
Not many producers can claim to have had two EP’s on two of the biggest, most well-respected drum and bass labels in the same month and still make them sound completely different.
Mako, however, achieved this feat, demonstrating his poise and diversity in the studio. Many eager fans waited impatiently for the release of his “Truth-seekers EP” on Metalheadz, closely followed by his debut Dispatch Recordings EP, the amen strewn “Back To The Source EP”, which saw some stellar support from the likes of DJ Hype, SPY, Dillinja & Doc Scott to name a few.
Then saw the highly anticipated ‘Narrator EP’ finally being released on Metalheadz as well as his solo debut on the well respected Samurai Music label. Not only that, he managed to land a release on Break’s Symmetry Recordings as well as Warm Communications and Horizons, with support from Calyx and Teebee, Noisia and Friction.
He had the honour and sweet sadness that comes with releasing the last ever Soul:R EP, one of its tunes seeing Mako alongside its beloved head honcho Marcus Intalex. Moving to the future he has an exciting solo project on Metalheadz completed alongside writing a second album for Mako’s collaborative project with DLR, under the moniker ‘OneMind’.
Their first album was well received and a live project was born, forged recently and thrust into playing some of the biggest dance music festivals in the world.
In 2007 Mako created a Bristol based club night called Utopia to raise funds for the hospice looking after a friend’s terminally ill mother. When he went on to launch his label in 2009 the Utopia name stuck and is a positive reminder of Mako’s core values.
He likes to champion new up and coming producers as well as coaxing the best tunes out of established major artists. The label has seen much success with big releases such as Break’s “Natural Progression” and Mikal’s “Headbanger”, as well as his own collaborations with Break on “Dilligence” and with Villem and Fields on “Cali Sleaze”. After a quiet 18 months, a brand new Break 12” is about come out, followed by a slew of releases from crew like Hydro, Total Science, DLR, Mikal, Andyskopes, Madcap and Mzine.
“We are people making music. Everything else is an illusion.”
Dose first came into the dnb world in 2003, playing his first club dj set at the age of 18 in 2006, making his first solo release on record in 2008 and then his debut LP in 2014.
With over 100 d&b track releases, an LP behind him and countless dj bookings around the globe, Dose has released his works on a vast spectrum of record labels including such top labels as Ram Records, Renegade Hardware and Subtitles Uk.
2017/2018 saw him take a step back off music while relocating to Sydney, Australia and with that move completed 2019 is set to see Dose back in full force taking his music to new heights.
Dose is one of the few djs who often plays 100% original music in his sets but generally he will feature a well tasted & delivered selection of original and International music that meets his tastes. Having started off as a dj – Dose has built a well-respected reputation as both a solid international DJ and as an exceptional producer. The Kiwi nation is renowned for delivering good artist and Dose is no exception. Bring on 2019 and beyond!