TCTS is Sam O’Neill, producer and DJ from Manchester (now London-based). Sam initially cut his teeth at London club night Church, and has since played with artists such as Cyril Hahn, Disclosure, Boddika, Dark Sky, Route 94, Chase and Status and Jacques Greene to name but a few. His first EP, ‘Hands’, came courtesy of the Cool Kid Music label which landed in at number three in the Juno bass music charts. It was named a ‘bass music secret weapon’ by Beatport putting him alongside such luminaries as Machinedrum, Nathan Fake and Gang Colours. Support has come from BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing and 6Music, thanks to DJs such as Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, and Huw Stephens. ‘Like This’ was released on Bondax’s JustUs Records, packaged with a brand new lead track ‘1997’, which was picked up for playlist by Radio 1. Fast forward to July 2014 and Sam O’Neill was back with a brand new EP for MTA Records, the burgeoning label helmed by Chase & Status. The 4-track ‘Games’ EP was released on July 13th and follows the ‘These Heights’ EP on Greco-Roman, which saw widespread support from the powerhouses of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra including Annie Mac, MistaJam, Cameo and more.
Sam Knowles (Karma Kid) has been on hot streak for a while now, churning out solid remixes and original content like nobody’s business, but it’s only when you realize that he was born in 1994 that you’re truly able to grasp how accomplished this guy is now, and will be in the future. Having tracks that consistently generate massive traffic, and a sound that’s not only catchy, but refined as well, is pretty much a prerequisite for any successful artist regardless of their age, but it’s not quite common for all the young talent trying to make their mark. Karma Kid does have these things, though, and it only makes this newest single, “Bird of Prey”, so much more fun to listen to.
Star Slinger is a producer and DJ based in Manchester, UK, taking influences mainly from house and hip hop. Star Slinger first came to the attention after self-releasing a beat tape in the summer of 2010 entitled “Volume 1”. From then on, he’s picked up noteworthy press interest from Pitchfork, SPIN Magazine, Dazed & Confused and was interviewed by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. He has collaborated with Juicy J, Project Pat, Lil B, Stunnaman, Reggie B & Teki Latex alongside others. He has officially remixed for Jessie Ware, Gold Panda, Hundred Waters (for Skrillex’s OWSLA label), Washed Out, Daedelus, The Go! Team and Broken Social Scene.