North London based DJ and producer Alix Depauw AKA Alix Perez is considered by some to be one of the strongest young producers and DJs in the Drum & Bass scene. Testament to this is the fact that he has been featured on the front page cover of ATM Magazine as one of the "leaders of the nu-skool" and from LTJ Bukem to DJ Bailey, he has been repped as "the one to watch" and "representing the future of Drum and Bass." Starting as a DJ at the age tender age of 14, he has regularly appeared at Fabio's legendary 'Swerve' night, Bar Rumba's well-respected 'Movement' weekly and has toured worldwide from Paris to Toronto. Progressing into music production, Alix has so far released on established labels such as: 'Shogun Audio', 'Liquid V', 'Bassbin' and 'Creative Source' and has collaborated with artists such as Jenna G, Redeyes, MC Fats, Spectrasoul, Specific and Sabre. In short: there aren't many D&B DJs on the circuit without a Perez tune in their bag. Also a North Londoner, Gove Kidao AKA Sabre emerged onto the D&B horizon when this DJ turned producer enjoyed a spell of well-received releases on 'Jerona Fruits' and 'Emcee' back in 2004. It helped elevate his profile into the ear shots of the biggest names in the genre and helped galvanise his reputation as a twisted yet soulful thinker, bringing a grittier sound to the deeper spectrum of D&B. A balancing act that still lasts on today with a portfolio of projects on labels including 'Virgin V2', 'Metalheadz' and 'Renegade Hardware'. Brought up in the Seychelles, Gove moved to the UK in 1989 where, within a matter of years, he developed a passion for Hip Hop and Jungle, engaging in the culture as a bedroom DJ. A few years onwards and the inevitable experimentation with music production had begun, drawing influences from artists such as Jonny L, Kemal and Teebee, but also the ethics of Hip Hop artists like Premier, Diamond D and The Soul Assassins. Successively following a course in Audio Engineering in 2001, a slight detour into the world of television broadcasting with the BBC, composing a film score for cult director Tony Kaye on his first project since 'American History X' and as a director and producer of videos and short films, Gove proves to be a versatile artist. Alix Perez' MySpace Page Sabre's MySpace Page This Q&A is closed!