THE UPBEATS & K+LAB plus Special Guests

May 24 2013 9:00pm Brown Alley, Melbourne

Shucka Tours and SixBux Productions Present:

A HUGE Double Album Launch ft
THE UPBEATS (NZ) Primitive Technique Album Launch+ MC WOODY
K+LAB LIVE (NZ) Spacedirt Album Launch+ MC ANALOG



In today’s heady climate of bass-fuelled dance music it could easily be argued that producer-DJs are the new rock stars. Climbing into that mould with a pair of schoolboy grins on their faces, The Upbeats have already been playing that role for years. Their anything-goes live performances are renowned for mosh pits, topless dancers (sometimes women) and crowd surfing, while their approach to writing hard-hitting, unique-sounding drum & bass is lauded across the globe.

In the wake of such a prolific impact on the worldwide drum & bass scene, The Upbeats continue to push the boundaries. Working on producing an album for award-winning New Zealand live act Shapeshifter and collaborating with US bass music superstar Bassnectar this is set to be the most exciting season for The Upbeats yet, for precisely one reason: the duo’s forthcoming fourth studio album set to be released on Noisia’s increasingly imperial Vision Recordings.

Perennially packed with enough energy to rock the floor and backed up with genuine emotion and an infinite capacity to inject a taste of something different into their music, The Upbeats’ albums drag you deep into their own personal world of drum & bass. That’s a world which is infused with the duo’s sibling-like relationship, a propensity for having fun, unusual food combinations at breakfast time and an unnerving amount of insect-based facts. Not only are The Upbeats producers with studio skills, they’ve also got a few things which link them to all the best artists in history; bags of character, endless amounts of fresh ideas and a large dose of friendly rock star attitude.

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Combining his love for block-rockin hip-hop with skull shaking basslines and soul stirring funk, the K+Lab sound is a party rocking mother-ship full of musical booty. K+Lab live takes you on an eclectic odyssey through the underground swamps of ba
ss music, with a set that’s laden heavy with his exclusive bootlegs, remixes and original tunes. Sampling everything from jazz, to Howlin’ Wolf, to De La Soul and Sedge Warbler he will leave you pleasantly disoriented as he drops brick after brick in to your earholes! It is this bass-heavy uniqueness that has seen him become an in demand performer throughout Australasia, consistently smashing up the dancefloor in clubs,theatres and festivals

Having now rocked Canada, Australia and New Zealand K+lab is set on taking his show, his cape, his lazers and his killer party vibe around the rest of the globe.


Woody has fast become one of the most memorable and fun MC's the world has to offer. With hip hop flows, quirky antics, and a quick tongue, he is best described as a cheeky, crowd mover. He has played along side many international greats, such as. State Of Mind/Nero/Danny Byrd/The Brookes Brothers/Shockone/Break/ Agent Alvin/Aston Shuffle/Bulletproof/Dirtyphonics/Nymfo/Jade/Mindscape/Mt Eden Dubstep/Trei/Borderline/Atmosphere/Klute/Dr p/Futurebound/Loadstar, and the list goes on.

"The coolest time in my life at the moment is being the MC for State Of Mind(Live) and for the artist's in SOM music. It is great to play closely and regularly with some of the dopest producers of drum n bass, from New Zealand. I like it most at a large festival, it is a mixture of beauty, beast, and bliss, and thats a mix you can not miss"

He has releases on SOM/Bambam muzic/MEDS:

Diving into the Glitch and Hip Hop in 2013 it should be an interesting year.

"Im amped to hit Australia, the vibe, and people are too much fun, lets do it big"

State Of Mind, MC Woody - The Downward Spiral feat. MC Woody (Original Mix) [SOM Music (State of Min



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