saturday june 5, 2010
[tempa. bristol, uk]
Headhunter aka Antony Williams started DJ'ing in 2005 after gaining a degree at Bath Spa University. With an interest in the UK Dubstep scene that was emerging on the pirate radio stations of London and Bristol, he eventually gained the skills to earn himself a spot on a small pirate station called BS1 Radio, with a collective known as HENCH.
After a few months of hard graft on BS1, Headhunter found himself Djing in clubs up and down the UK every weekend.
It was then that he became more involved in the music industry, by producing music and signing to EMI sister label, Tempa recordings leading to releases on vinyl and cd and gaining more popularity within the international Dubstep scene.
During 2006 Headhunter had releases on labels such as Tempa and Ascension. He was quickly becoming a big name in the scene due to his niche take on the genre leading him to become resident at foundational Dubstep night, ‘FWD’ in London. From this quick success he became one of the most in demand DJ’s within the scene.
In 2007 more international gigs were becoming frequent with the rise of Dubstep to the mainstream and headhunter released a 5 track EP on Tempa along with various remixes and tracks on compilations. He was also featured on a 2 hour BBC Radio one show that focused on the Tempa label by doing a interview for the station on Mary Anne Hobb’s show.
2008 saw headhunter release his debut album on Tempa that became critically acclaimed and became described as ‘ a stunningly cohesive lab of post-garage hybridisation’ , he also had the opportunity to have a half hour slot for Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC radio one to display his sound to the biggest audience he has ever played to. It was also at this time that Headhunter’s DJing was at an European status week in and week out playing countries such as Greece, Slovakia, France, Germany and Holland.
In 2009 Headhunter made his first international tour of New Zealand And Australia along with starting his own record label and releasing his, and other peoples music. More releases came on Tempa, with a very popular remix of his own ‘Prototype’ from Radiohead’s support act ‘Modeselektor’. He also had a track accepted for the forthcoming game ‘Crackdown 2’ on the Microsoft xbox.
With the much increased popularity of Dubstep in the UK market alone, Headhunter has been extremely busy playing gigs all over the world in 2008 and 2009, his schedule for 2010 has seen him become even more busier, with trying to juggle a record label, record releases and a tight DJing schedule. His release schedule on his ‘Transistor’ label is full until the end of the year.
----> MICHAEL RED
[ lighta! / low indigo ]
Initiating the space on the deeper dubwise tip, then slowly stirring up the vibes and stoking up the fire for a proper night of proper dubstep business.
----> MAX ULIS vs. TAAL MALA
[ lighta! / sub-osc ]
----> DAEGA SOUNDSYSTEM
[ lighta!, fathom recordings, blipswitch, dpr, formant ]
soundsystem by taal mala
----> KRISTA LOMAX
----> open studios
252 e 1st ave.
----> $20 advance. $25 door.
tickets available at beatstreet + highlife.
Tickets will be available starting May 20th.
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