Co-founder of Volume, he's been DJing for 15 years now.
Starting on in the pirate radio days on the infamous 87.5fm to holding down a 6 year residency on the multi award winning Rough Tempo Radio station which has seen a huge rota of special guests on the show and bringing forward new and fresh upcoming talent, also holding residencies on Digital 101 recordings and 3flow recordings.
Didz has played for some of the most iconic promotions in the scene from Breakin Science, Innovation in the sun, Jungle Mania, Drum and Bass Arena, the prestigious Ministry of Sound and last but by no means least the huge Let it Roll festival.
Also performing frequently in the UK at many smaller independent promotions and in countries such as Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain it's safe to say he's a strong DJ with plenty of experience behind the wheels of steel.
Host/MC also Co-founder/owner of Volume Music originating from Oxford. The Volume team and Al have played a huge part in bringing the DNB scene back to Oxford. Over the years he has proven to be a versatile host/MC and has hosted for many of the top Artists in the scene across Europe and the UK.
Some of these events include Let it roll, Breakin Science, Random concept, Jungle mania, Next Hype and Innovation to name a few. Random concept and Next Hype competition winner, also with many more comp wins under his belt. Residencies with Random concept, Next Hype, Rough Tempo and Digital 101, Alman continues to support his teams throughout the scene day in day out.
Moving over to the more visual side of DNB Alman has featured on many cyphers, solo tracks and has plenty more to come...
Mblaze is a dnb DJ who has slowly started to make moves amongst the scene the past few years. He became a resident for Random Concept and their Academy artists after winning the 2013 DJ competition after the third time of trying which massively helped to boost his DJ portfolio and feature on many more RC nights up until this year.
He’s also heavily involved with the Volume brand which he helped to set up and has had the pleasure to play on their events alongside some massive artists and help bring back the good days of drum&bass to Oxford.
His love of djn and putting on a show has helped him get on to some massive shows and festivals across the UK and also abroad supporting all the top name DJ’s and mc’s in the scene at the moment.
He's been lucky enough to get on Mc Eksmans NextHype events practically from the beginning playing in the newcomers’ rooms and working his way up to mainstage sets. Has also featured on the BBC 1xtra dnb show twice with CrissyCriss where he played a guest mix on a newcomers special which featured Tyke and Annix and then again on the Fresh Talent show which helped him get involved in the CrissyCriss & friends nights which has boosted his profile a lot more since then and been added onto some very big line ups across the country and overseas.
If you've ever seen an Mblaze set you would have seen how much energy goes into his playing, nonstop jumping around for an hour or more as he just enjoys the music too much.
MOZSKI (MOZMAN & JIMSKI)
Since picking up the microphone in 2016, Mozman & Jimski have been no strangers to the drum and bass scene. The double act made a huge impact on the local community very quickly and showed no sign of slowing down.
MOZSKi now represents Volume Dnb, Next Hype, Rough Tempo, Digital 101 Recording’s and Random Concept Origins which has resulted in regular set’s and expose to the industry. The young lads have ticked off the following festivals. Dnb Weekender (Czech Republic), Dam and Bass (Amsterdam) and NASS festival (UK) this summer. 2019 is looking to be a big year for these two up and comer’s with strong connection’s being made within the core of the scene.
Production is key to Mozman & Jimski’s development, creating new sounds and visuals which are pushing the boundaries within the drum and bass network.
DJ Mac started out in music at an early age learning to play the violin & piano, but it was dance music that caught his ear so after attending some local youth parties influenced by seeing the DJs spinning vinyl, he quickly picked up a pair of turntables himself and was soon up there as well playing to the crowds.
Mac mixed everything from House & Garage to jungle & HipHop, but his passion for big basslines lead him to settle as a Drum n Bass DJ.
He went on to help run a successful weekly night in his home town for a number of years in the early 00’s, and has played out at some well-known night spots across the country including the former Park End club Oxford H20 Swindon, & Lakota in Bristol to name a few.
Now with nearly 20 years mixing experience under his belt, a Volume & Rough Tempo resident for several years and recently winning the Random Concept DJ competition things are looking good right now. DJ Mac has had the chance to play alongside some of biggest names within the scene including the likes of Hazard, Annix, Taxman, Nicky Blackmarket & Ed Solo, all artists who influenced from a young age.
Looking forward Mac is currently dabbling in production and aims to have his own material out within the near future so watch this space...
The Heavies consists of two long term friends who both shared a passion for music, forming an alliance pretty much straight off the back from being solo dj's to frequently going b2b on phatbeats radio in Enfield where they held their first residence radio show.
Moving forward a few years they decided that they wanted to move deeper into the scene and decide to take up producing, so with that they got into the producing life and quickly came to realise that this is where their main passion lied.
Heavily influenced in their music by the likes of filthy habits, rowney & propz, turno and hazard they set out to create their own style within the drum and bass scene.
2018 officially saw the coming together of Klav and Ruxt turning them from the solo artists they were to the duo known as The Heavies there are known as today.
2018 also saw The Heavies being welcomed into the Volume Dnb camp where they have featured on their residence rough tempo show as well as open dances for the likes of Chrissy Chris with more to come this summer!
Keep your eyes peeled for this duo as things are just starting for this talented new duo.
DJ Steady although being a fairly newcomer to the DJing game has been part of raving and rave culture for a number of years. Listening to a range of music from a young age but then got hooked on Drum and Bass after attending a number various raves and festivals, enjoying the full 360 of DnB.
As the love for the rave grew so did the urge to get more involved… Now a resident for Rough tempo and Oxford based group, Volume Drum And Bass. Steady has supported legends such as Nicky Blackmarket and DJ Hazard, Steady has also performed at smaller venues and parties enjoying every second on set.
More to come from Steady as he progresses, a release of rolling mixes are soon to come.
Fresh to the scene in 2019 Tanz has made huge progress in such a short period of time.
His versatile flows and word play set his bars apart from your average MC, winning 4 competitions in his first year alone. The Leicester born MC has been working the circuit hard, dropping music, visuals and plenty of musical content.
Tanz has been hitting stages across the country on a regular basis, showing that its not how long you've been in the scene but what you do when you are in it. Warming up for the likes of Traumatik, Nicky Blackmarket, Evil B to mention a few, he has shown a great gift for the stage with a strong presence.
Hosting multiple times on Rough Tempo radio also featuring as a comp winner on the Ace's High show, Origin radio. Raising his game constantly don't be surprised to see TANZ doing great things in the near future (you heard it here first).