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Pulsing with whompin’ basslines through the night to the wee hours of the morn, Nozstock’s largest dance arena is a converted cowshed run by our own musical prodigies, Dex, Octo-pi & Koncept. This dance arena houses deep and dirty drum ‘n’ bass.  Cubicles revellers will be treated to the heart shaking bass and breaks of local resident talents alongside some of the most skillful world-renowned turntablists from the DJ establishment.

2016’s line up included…


Multi award-winning Friction is one of the most relentless and respected DJ/producers in the world, well known for his masterful technical ability behind the decks, his eclecticism and faultless taste. After releasing music on some of the genre’s most legendary imprints such as Metalheadz and Hospital, in 2004 he founded his own label, Shogun Audio. With 10 years under its belt, Shogun Audio is a powerhouse in the world of bass music, complemented by its forward-thinking sister label, SGN:Ltd. Since then he has gone on to become the new face of Radio 1’s flagship D&B show, and continues to make his way through an ever-evolving musical landscape as well as curate world famous mix CDs for the likes of Fabriclive and Ministry Of Sound.
Since signing to Chase & Status’s MTA label in late 2014, London based DJ and producer Dimension has bagged a number of massive releases including Love to Me, which made it to No. 2 on the Radio 1 Dance Chart and was Annie Mac’s most played tuned of December 2014. 2015’s Whip Slap was not only playlisted on BBC Radio 1xtra and topped the Beatport D&B chart for 4 weeks, but it also managed to reach No. 18 in the overall Beatport chart, a height that very few drum ‘n’ bass tunes have ever achieved. Dimension’s mighty sound has ensured his tunes are an essential draw for such DJs as Andy C, Noisia, Wilkinson and Shy FX. His high quality output, alongside a proven ability as a DJ, has led to playing some of the world’s finest festivals and clubs.
A DJ, producer and film maker, Rene LaVice is a consummate artist, embracing creativity wherever he finds it and channelling his inspirations into five and a half minute pieces of brilliance. Without doubt one of the hottest drum ‘n’ bass producers in the scene, he’s amassed an impressive catalogue of music that has caught the attentions of BBC luminaries such as Nick Grimshaw. Hailing from Toronto, Rene LaVice made his drum ‘n’ bass debut in 2009 on Canadian label Stride Recordings. As the buzz about this exciting producer began to grow, the 175bpm elite began to push LaVice’s music, and none so hard as Ram Records boss Andy C. The huge success of Rene LaVice’s Ram Records debut, Headlock, marked a defining moment in his musical career. Ram offered an exclusive recording contract which saw the young producer catapulted to the highest echelons of the D&B world. This impressive and forward-thinking artist will not disappoint.
The Prototypes are UK-based producers and DJs Chris Garvey and Nick White. The end of 2012 saw The Prototypes come to prominence with the big euphoric dancefloor track Suffocate on Shogun Audio, which was supported by the likes of Zane Lowe and Annie Mac. However, it was in 2014 that The Prototypes really exploded, gaining four Beatport No. 1s in a row with Abyss VIP, Pale Blue Dot, Humanoid and Moscow plus seeing Just Bounce featured on Andy C’s Nightlight 6 album. Summer of 2014 saw a residency on BBC Xtra Talent and the duo signing with Primary Talent Agency. Their debut album City of Gold was released in May 2015 on Viper Recordings.
Ulterior Motive are at the top of their game. Their debut album The Fourth Wall was exceptionally well received, regularly appearing on Top 10 lists across all genres. As DJs, Ulterior Motive have performed across the globe to rapturous audiences. As producers, they’ve remixed notable artists, collaborated with the cream of drum ‘n’ bass producers, and have been requested as sound designers for forthcoming projects in new media. As Metalheadz goes from strength to strength so do Ulterior Motive. There is a firm commitment to quality over quantity that continues to set the label and the duo apart. They are playing back-to-back with a core member of the Metalheadz crew, Jubei. Jubei is at the very forefront of underground dance music. Whether it’s his solo productions, his work as part of production crew Code 3, collaborations with some of the biggest names in bass music, or his skills as a DJ, his no-gimmicks approach has earned him an unrivalled reputation within drum ‘n’ bass, synonymous with the cutting edge, and hugely respected amongst his peers and fans alike.
Tom Green – aka Rockwell – has without question been one of the most exhilarating talents to come out of the drum and bass scene in recent times, heralded by the music press as one of the most distinct artists working today. His incredible talent has seen him release on the likes of Digital Soundboy, Renegade Hardware, Critical and Darkestral, before signing exclusively to Friction’s Shogun Audio imprint. Not only an awe-inspiring producer but a formidable DJ, Rockwell sets have been lighting up clubs all over the world from Amnesia Ibiza to Boiler Room TV such is his diversity. Whether he’s playing a Radio 1 show or a heaving club, his increasing tendency to switch the BPM’s during his hi-octane drum & bass has truly set him apart. Behind the decks as in the studio, Rockwell always keeps you on your toes.
“Unstoppable Russian trio Teddy Killerz can boast one of the most exciting rises to success in recent electronic music history. Launching on Bad Taste Recordings in 2012, they’ve gone on to appear on respected labels like Ram Records. Successfully nailing every sound they explore – from glitch to electro to brutal D&B – their ability to conjure a frenzy with all types of crowd is mind blowing……” – UKF
London born Ali Pearce, aka Stealth is a DJ/producer that has been on the scene for many years. His diverse style and maturity of sound has seen him successful in many areas of the drum and bass spectrum, achieving releases on some of the industries most respected labels including – V recordings, Renegade Hardware and Subtitles. The last few years have been focused more towards his productions, allowing him to cultivate his skills as an artist, and securing DJ support of his work from the likes of Andy C and Subfocus. Stealth plays alongside fellow Londoner Yasin Elgohary aka Xtrah, who has caused a stir with his releases on the legendary ‘RamRecords’ and being featured on ‘Goldie’s ‘FabricLive58′ CD. The talent of this young individual has seen him gaining heavy DJ support from the likes of Friction, Hype and Calyx & Teebee to name just a few.
Jungle guru Uncle Dugs returns to Nozstock for the third time. Uncle Dugs is the award winning best Jungle DJ of 2013 who also presents the only legal daytime Oldskool / Jungle radio show in the whole world known as #RCFF (Run Come Follow Friday) on Rinse FM. Expect ‘vibes 4 miles’ from the UK’s newest old skool legend.
Our local heroes, Amoss, are hiting Nozstock once more in The Cubicles. The Herefordshire originated D&B duo met at a high school party, bought together by a bottle of Cointreau and their love for Slayer. After a few different bands and the discovery of electronic music they went into the realms of D&B, releasing albums with Horizon Music and Dispatch Recordings. Their old school breaks and surprising switches will definitely bring up the good vibes on your Friday night.
Octo Pi is a Drum & Bass DJ/Producer. His style can only be described as ‘up front,’ with most of his tracks featuring punchy drums coupled with complex melodic basslines, set on a backdrop of euphoric, evolving pads. 2015 was a great year for this Swansea lad, with releases on Signal Jam Records, AFT Records and his biggest success to date with heavy-hitting ‘ Matter’ on Viper Recordings ‘Summer Slammers 2015’ Annual. Octo Pi’s technical ability is something to behold. Blending together a selection of the very best of old and new on 3 decks with oodles of energy and finesse, he’ll tear off the roof of any venue he plays in. Previous events have seen him play alongside the likes of Andy C, Sub Focus, Friction and S.P.Y to name a few. He’s also appeared on the synonymous D&B TV after winning the Drum & Bass Arena Competition for Remixing DJ Fresh’s chart­topper ‘Gold Dust’. This is certainly one cephalopod to keep a very close eye on.
Local talent Lewis Jones aka Scope DJ has been a resident at Nozstock from the beginning and has been a recurring hit each year. He has played up and down the UK, performed in Thailand & Croatia, has worked for labels Metalheadz & Ram Records and supported the likes of Andy C, Goldie, Chase & Status & DJ Fresh to name a just a few. Over the years he has gained popularity and the respect of his peers for his fast paced, energetic sets that send any dancefloor into a frenzy. Be sure to come and check him out, doing his thing over the weekend, Scope lets the music do the talking and is not to be missed.
Modify Perspective is a drum ‘n’ bass producer and head honcho of Bristol’s Liquifyah crew. In the studio he can be found producing mostly Liquid-driven tracks. His Liquid has a very particular character, steeped in catchy melodies and harmonies crafted to stick in your head.
After 11 years on the scene, expect some serious party vibes from cutting edge Bristol talent Wonka, part of the festival favourite Wonkavision. He’s joined by his partner in crime Syn.
Having MC’d for the likes of Zinc and and Nero and having performed at events like Glastonbury and Bestival, along with sell out nights such as Bristol’s Shit the Bed, Remidy remains an inspirational figure of the new drum ‘n’ bass generation. Known for his hard-hitting, versatile and original vocal style plus solid positive attitude, the sky’s the limit for Remidy MC.
After displaying his effervescent personality, compelling and timely lyrics, and ability to make a crowd get involved in the atmosphere he creates, Trafic was dubbed the first resident MC for Bristol-based collective Liquifiyah. The pinnacle of Trafic’s career to date has undoubtedly been his weekend at Nozstock 2013. After a two-hour set hosting Octo Pi, Trafic was so well received that he found himself being asked to carry on. He ended up playing four sets in total, including playing for a 2,500 strong crowd for the headline slot. One to definitely watch, Trafic MC is literally bubbling under the surface: a human dynamo, with a scholar’s vocabulary and the audacity of a schoolboy.

DJ Noz competition winner Daniel Neal has been DJing hip-hop and electronic vinyl since back in the day. Somewhere along the line he landed on drum ‘n’ bass as his raison d’etre, but has never abandoned the eclectic genres of his youth.



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Previous acts who’ve graced this stage includes Andy C,  Friction, High Contrast, Sub Focus, Ed Rush + Optical, Dillinja, London Elektricity, SPY, Metrik…