are a fusion of two very different backgrounds: with 12 years experience behind the decks, Kane emerged from a background of industrial, trance, hard house, and happy hardcore, having played at premier nights such as Sundissential, Insomnia, Smile, Explosion and Seduction, to festival crowds of up to 70,000, as one half of Kane and Able, hosting for Marilyn Manson, held a bi-monthly residency at the Jet Lounge in New York, and toured the US, Egypt, Greece and Turkey. Mark is also MD of Higher Status Events, creating and producing events throughout the London breaks scene and beyond. Larry's DJ career started as resident/promoter of Manchester's drum and bass/breaks night Definition. In 2003 he (alongside original partner Al) remixed Coldplay's classic 'God Put a Smile Upon Your Face' which became one of the biggest chillout anthems of the year, featuring on 'The Best of Cafe del Mar' compiled by Jose Padilla and the 'Perfecto Chills' (Vol 1) compilations. The remix also received extensive airplay from Radio 1 stalwart Zane Lowe amongst others.
As well as performing with DEF inc., Larry also DJ's a mash-up of musical styles as Don Sonik. Together their influences dip into a hugely diverse range from reggae and rock to funk and hip hop, via punk, industrial and trance. Residents and promoters of Higher Status Events' hugely popular monthly underground Free Party C64 Breakbeat (nominated for best club night at Breakspoll 2007!!), the guys have delivered their distinctive peak-time party sounds alongside the cream of breakbeat at Chew the Fat!, Ministry of Sound, Herbal,Blow, Platform 12 and Godskitchen to name a few. One thing obvious to anyone who has witnessed DEF inc. live is that their energy and enthusiasm for music comes across in their sets - these guys smash it every time. Their weekly Higher Status Radio Show on iBreaks takes the DEF inc.
sound to a huge international audience showcasing new music from across the breakbeat spectrum, special guest mixes and exclusive live broadcasts from the C64 parties. DEF inc. releases include the funky crowd rocker Acid Rock/Stripped Down Funk (777) and dub/breaks/ house crossover Waking the Dread (Spin Out Records) both of which received extensive radio play and heavy DJ support from the likes of Tayo, Krafty Kuts, Soul of Man and The Breakfastaz and reached No. 4 in the DJ Mags Beats and Breaks Charts and the MixMag house chart respectively. These releases were followed by the bass-crunching heavy Phat Admirer/50K on Botchit Breaks, which found its way into the boxes of all the heavyweight djs from FreQ Nasty to the Stantons.
Phat Admirer was also picked up for the soundtrack of the Playstation 2 game Eye Toy Kinetic Combat. DEF inc. have since remixed Barcode and Journeyman's 'Wicked Babylon' for Born Idle records and released their follow up single on Botchit entitled Loaded with Dynamite/University of Dub which was chosen as DJ mag's single of the month. Their skill as producers/remixers has led to a nomination for best breakthrough producer at this year's Breakspoll awards.
One of the most in demand new breakbeat acts, (DEF inc.'s hectic DJ schedule has been recognised through a nomination for best breathrough dj at this year's Breakspoll awards), DEF inc.'s dj schedule has taken them the world over with recent tours completed in China, Russia, India and Australia. With gigs lined up in the US, Eastern Europe, Ibiza & across the UK in 2007, expect to catch DEF inc. rockin a dancefloor near you very soon. Read more on Last.fm.
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