On the floor: A feast of D&B

TC. Photo supplied.
TC. Photo supplied.
Sammy's Entertainment Venue has presented many musical styles in Dunedin, but in coming weeks drum and bass is taking precedence, with touring artists from the US and UK.

These days it seems no Orientation week is complete without a banging D&B party. On February 24, Sammy's hosts TC, who is described as "the king of party-style drum and bass", having dropped out of school at 16 to start making beats.

He now tours the world as a DJ, producer and vocalist.

He released his debut album Evolution in 2007.

Evolution was named Zane Low's "Record of the Week" and extensively played by UK DJs and stations including the BBC, Kiss 100, and XFM.

When not producing for himself TC keeps busy by remixing tracks by Rihanna, Damian Marley, NAS and Tinie Tempah.

TC tours in the UK, Europe and America as both a feature DJ and as a vocalist with his live band, with which he recently recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios for the BBC Radio 1 Drum and Bass Show.

Currently, when he's not touring the world, TC is hard at work putting the finishing touches on his hotly anticipated second album.

American D&B exponent Lorn is due to play at Sammy's on March 1.

Aged 23 and hailing from the middle of nowhere in Illinois, Lorn makes dark, often melancholic dubstep-influenced music.

Lorn cites Prince, Timbaland and Queens of the Stone Age as some of his influences.

• TC plays Sammy's on February 24, with local support from Titts McGee (2010 Rumble in the Jungle winner), Chachi (Chch), Syrus, DVS, Woosh.
• Lorn plays at Sammy's on March 1 with support from CvS, Loom, Night Owl, and more.


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