Da Lata was originally founded by musician and producer Chris Franck and DJ Patrick Forge in the summer of 1996. The idea for the project was to blend afro-brazilian influences with modern dance sensibility incorporating both acoustic and electronic elements in the music. Early experimentation came in the form of remixes rather than original material which proved to be a great way of honing the sound and at the same time gave exposure to the name.
A 90s alias of Jon Carter, for his breakbeat productions as opposed to the house flavoured Junior Cartier project. Inevitably lumped in with the "big beat" movement of the time, although their album Shoot the Boss had a dark mood and heavy dub influence that defied the "cheeky party antics" ethos of the genre.
The dirty digger turn party break mystro DJ FDEL. From the humble home of Perth Australia comes the super funk hero, break, hip hop producer! Packed with more cuts and heart stopping melodies than anyone before him. One man production team backed by Downsyde’s DJ ARMEE on the scratches, Fdel takes you on a diverse journey of instrumental beats, bass lines, loops, chops, old skool, nu skool and simply everything with phatness.
Jneiro Jarel (born Omar Gilyard) is a Philadelphia-based hip hop producer. Noted for his abstract style, he is also known for his beat-making alias Dr. Who Dat? and his group Shape of Broad Minds, who released both their debut EP and album on Lex Records in the summer of 2007.
Jneiro grew up in Brooklyn, and moved out of the Brownsville section at the age of 5. His mother was in the army, and as a result, he lived in many places (Maryland, Arizona, Georgia, etc.). Finally touching down in Houston, Texas in the mid 80's, where his cousin "DJ Starr" put him on to hip hop at an early age.
Euphemiser is an electronic music producer who welds beats, vocals and original modular synthesis into a vehicle suited to exploring the heavier, grindier side of the electro jungle. Based in Tasmania, Euphemiser's influences range from Junkie XL to classic NIN.