Pendulum (DJ Set)
Changed from The Tivoli to Andrews Lane Theatre
Saturday 18th April
PENDULUM: formed mid 2002 by three musicians from Western Australia with similar visions and musical backgrounds. Their mission was to pull together their production resources, ideas and influences from various styles of music to create a new sound that they felt was missing from dance music. Intelligent dance floor music: that could tear a dance floor apart at the seams yet still have a deep long-lasting impact on enthusiasts. The individual members behind PENDULUM have been active in Perth’s live music scene for several years. Anscenic and Speed played together in the acclaimed Perth band Xygen, while Elhornet has been DJ-ing at clubs, raves, and festivals in Perth for over 5 years.
The initial result of the collaboration was the seminal ‘Vault’, released this year on the highly respected 31 Records UK. ‘Vault’ went on to become the biggest anthems of 2003, this was confirmed when the track received the much sought after Knowledge Magazine award for ‘Best single of 2003’ The award cements PENDULUM in the drum&bass history books.
PENDULUM followed ‘Vault’ with a series of brilliant tracks including ‘Trail of Sevens’ (Renegade Hardware), ‘Spiral’ and ‘Ulterior Motive’ (Uprising Records), ‘Back to You’ and ‘Still Grey’ (Timeless Recordings), and a remix of ‘Tonite‘ by Concord Dawn (Funktion Recordings).
Two heavyweight DJs that have supported the PENDULUM sound ever since its creation were the legendary Adam F and the renowned DJ Fresh from Bad Company UK. The PENDULUM sound gained their attention so much that they asked PENDULUM to join their recently formed BREAKBEAT KAOS label in order to form a tight crew of like minded musicians. This was a once in a life time opportunity; as a result towards then of 2003 the trio relocated to the UK and have been touring the world extensively ever since; in an attempt to generate further awareness around their unique sound. Since being signed to the industry’s most prestigious artist agency, PENDULUM have performed everywhere from the UK and Europe, North America, The Middle East, Asia and Australia.
PENDULUM’S debut single for BREAKBEAT KAOS BBK003, the epic ‘Another Planet’ backed with ‘Voyager’ exceeded any prior expectations, the single made its debut at #1 in the UK Dance Charts and reached as high as #43 in the UK Mainstream Charts, something rarely achieved by drum&bass music in the UK. Both sides of this monumental release have received heavy airplay on the UK’s major station BBC’s Radio 1; support has come from the likes of John Peel, Zane Lowe and Mary Anne Hobbes, the track was even made ‘tune of the week’ at the start of February. At present, the tracks continue to destroy dance floors across the globe.
2005 will see PENDULUM release their debut artist LP on BREAKBEAT KAOS, a project that the UK’s mainstream magazines are already calling ‘the one to watch’ (Mixmag 2004) Prior to this their next release on BreakBeat Kaos BBK004, a remix of the Digital Nation classic ‘Submarines’; has already been tipped as the anthem of the 2004 Winter Music Conference in Miami. Watch – This – Space
In the brief twelve months that the PENDULUM collaboration has been formed; the group have turned the drum&bass world on its head, whilst opening the eyes and ears of thousands to their Australian beats.
This is only the beginning…
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