UPGRADE (UK) - Mount Maunganui - Drum and Bass Night
UPGRADE (UK) w Special Guest BURNZY - Mount Maunganui - Drum and Bass Night
One of the biggest names in the new age Drum and Bass scene, all the way from the UK - UPGRADE, he's just out of NZ quarantine and coming to the Mount hot and ready to tear up Totara Street!
The KANINE show sold out the Totara Street capacity in just 2 hours! and we expect this show to sell out also!
Main support will be coming from our special guest BURNZY (Akl), along with a stacked support line up comprised of:
STAN BLEE - KAYES - DALLY
*** UPGRADE (UK) ***
The man behind huge tunes such as Trigga Finga, Popular, Thunder, Creeper, Won't Hold Back, You Got Me, Blow and so on......
From the moment DJ Upgrade pressed play on a tape pack handed to him by his brother and heard drum & bass for the very first time, he was hooked. Intrigued by what he heard, Upgrade, aka Sam Smith, borrowed a version of Reason from a friend and from then on his main aim in life became clear; to make drum & bass music.
After carving out his unique sound, it’s that sound which is now starting to draw attention from producers whom he had once looked up to himself, with the likes of Hazard, Micky Finn and Nicky Blackmarket all chipping in with praise and support, no doubt seeing similarities between the start of Upgrade’s musical journey with their own illustrious ones.
The biggest moment of Upgrades journey to date was signing to a label he has always respected; the legendary Serial Killaz. A testament to his talent and what he’s all about – making music that makes people want to dance – the fundamental essence of drum & bass.
Not wanting to be pigeonholed as one-dimensional, Upgrade is a producer constantly looking to diversify and evolve, which is what makes him such an exciting prospect.
Well aware of the fact it’s an increasingly saturated industry, he’s working harder than ever in the studio to hone in on his production and stay ahead of the game.
With a passion for meticulous production, backing from some of the best and plenty of releases forthcoming, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on the movements of Upgrade.
*** BURNZY (AKL) ***
Burnzy has been turning heads both here and abroad since bursting onto the scene in 2019. Fast track to today and he's slowly become one of the hottest prospects to come out of NZ drum and bass in 2020.
Praised widely for his dark and gritty tunes, Burnzy is constantly pushing his music to heightened levels every year. Burnzy has signed music to a number of labels in 2020 - including ‘Audio Addict’ and ‘Four Corners’ along with many others awaiting announcement. His music transcends across borders, having collaborated with UK artists such as Disrupta, J Select & Joely to name a few. Burnzy is being played across the globe, featuring multiple times in different sets on Bloc2Bloc Radio.
Now gaining the local recognition he deserves, Burnzy is booked to play all around the country this summer including two of New Zealand's biggest music festivals. From his sets you can expect fast paced mixing, high energy, big rig tunes and a lot of middle fingers. With releases locked in and ready, Burnzy won't be stopping anytime soon.
DOORS 8:30PM - R18
- See the Facebook event page and click the “GOING” button event for updates.
Upgrade Sound Cloud:
You Got Me
Doja Cat - Juicy (Upgrade dnb Bootleg)
Won't Hold Back