A night of Drum & Bass with a true NZ Legend.
Undoubtedly one of NZ's finest international touring DJ / Producers; TREi, AKA Trevor Linnell, has been a leader in the Drum and Bass scene 'downunder' since 2007. With a slew of producers coming from Australia and New Zealand including Pendulum, The Upbeats, ShockOne, State of Mind, and Concord Dawn, TREi has made a name for himself with releases on prestigious labels such as: Viper Recordings, Technique, Commercial Suicide, SOM Music, Shogun Ltd, Samurai Music, and Uprising Recordings.
Gaining a reputation for his energetic and infectious Live DJ sets, by playing some of the biggest festivals on both sides of the equator and in clubs around the world, TREI is name further on the incline without a decorated history in the global Drum'n'Bass scene.
TREi’s association with Viper Recordings goes back to 2011 where he made his debut on the label with the single ‘The Light / Mumbo Jumbo’ and a series of tracks featured on various Viper compilations including ‘Habituated’ and ‘Placebo’, as well as his first Beatport #1 with the smash hit ‘Seeds’ in 2014.
Following the success of ‘Seeds’, TREi released another huge track with Viper in the form of his remix of Tali’s ‘Forces’ from Viper’s ‘Decade of Viper’ 10 year anniversary album.
Finishing the year in style, TREi capped off an amazing 2014 with the ‘Empires EP’ released on Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s Technique Recordings. Receiving massive support from Friction on BBC Radio 1, the lead title track ‘Empires’ was selected as the prestigious ‘Friction Fire’ track of the week.
Since then and now signed Exclusively with Viper Recordings UK, There have been a slew of releases including Chart topper "Seeds", "Mirage", "Get Down" an of course his remix of NorthBase & Ragga Twins - "What R U Doing"; spending a number of weeks on top of the Beatport charts at the beginning of 2018, This year has seen TREI steps things up with the anthemic "Rebels" ft MC Tali, Dancefloors smashers Fools Rush & The Bends to name afew, and a stack of new unreleased material doing the rounds; 2019 / 2020 is looking set to take TREI afew steps further into the eschelons of Drum'n'Bass.
Providing, riding and amplifying the connection between music and crowd for over 15 years now, JabZ first became hooked on bass music early 1990 in Reading UK, where the early rave scene was breaking through and took early vocal influences from the legendary Stevie Hyper D (RIP), MC Conrad and Top Buzz’s Mad P and further afield, hip hop lyricists such as Methodman, Ice Cube and Ice T.
Since those early days, he has come a long way both lyrically and geographically, moving from the UK to claim Christchurch and New Zealand his new home. Warming up for the legendary Mampi Swift and IC3 in 2005 at The Ministry, really give him the first real taste of a New Zealand crowd and he hasn’t looked back since.
Having toured all over New Zealand and Europe as the MC of choice for home-grown producers State Of Mind, Trei and Upbeats, he has been lucky enough to work alongside the world’s best, earning himself a reputation as a dope lyricist, graceful host and when JabZ lights up the mic in front of a crowd all hell could break loose and frequently does.
The last year and a half has been spent rolling alongside Hawks Bay’s dan-dada, Trei and over the last 18 months a tight bond of uncompressible energy and synergy has be forged, honed and unleashed on festival crowds and clubs alike and in no uncertain terms 2019 is already shaping up to be up to be another absolute killer of a year for the man with the mic they call JabZ MC!
"We've played some amazing shows with JabZ all around the world. Nobody gets the party started like the Jabba!" - State of Mind
Support from B M C, Option plus more to be announced...
Presented by: DoubleDrop SoundSystem