DJ Emz was initially inspired by The Prodigy, rave packs, DJ Shortee and DMC competition Videos, she purchased turntables with the dream to learn turntablism but once mixing the DnB kept flowing!
Since 2008 she has been an avid collector of music across the spectrum of drum and bass; a versatile DJ who can tailor herself to a variety of nights, from liquid, rollers to jump up. When studying at The University of Derby she set up a DJ Society and went on to co-run an event “Sonix” with DJ RSA.
She was a regular at the Vaults open deck nights in Derby and landed a set at Shookz & Devize’s night ‘Krookz Inc’ in February 2010. Since then she has supported many local nights including Diffusion, Hype, Total Dub and Timewarp to name a few.
Also playing at fundraisers for charities such as Liam Loves Life and Formdonation for Formation Records in Leicester in 2014, and events accross the UK including Next Hype in May 2014, Sub:Liminal and Rooftop Sessions.
She was picked to play her first gig in Belgium for Void events in August 2014, and in the south of France for the festival Snowbang in Feb 2015, representing Cre8dnb. Combining with DJ RSA she presents a weekly ‘Sonix Sessionz’ show every Saturday 7:30-9pm on www.cre8dnb.com. Special guests have included DJ Shookz, Scartip and MC Kuedon. 2016 highlights for DJ Emz saw her selected by Drumsound & Bassline Smith to play at Interface Technique takeover in her hometown of Derby, and a winner of the Stilla Audio Competition to play at their 5th Birthday Bash headlined by Voltage, Bassman and Trigga. DJ Emz is all about the Bass, Beats and the Selection!
DJ RSA got the DJing bug from his younger brother who had purchased some vinyl decks. This led to hours spent on the decks and skills honed alongside a growing vinyl collection!
He would grow up frequenting the decks at home/pub and attending regular dnb nights in London such as True Playaz, Breakbeat Kaos, Critical and GLR. He claimed his first set on the internet radio station Subbass FM where he performed alongside the likes of Karn Evil, Dubya and Hoody. He moved to Derby for university and joined ruthlesssoundz.com.
Whilst at the University of Derby he joined the DJ society and became part of the commitee. It was from here that Sonix was born alongside the support of his partner in crime Emz. They went on to run events including the 2011 MayFest working with Propz and Rowney, Miss Represent, MBlaze and Shookz.
He became one of the Rave Monsta residents in Derby/Manchester & Notts, supporting artists such as N-Zyme, Remarc, Bizzy B, Benny Page, BSE, Technical Itch and Theory.
Also a regular face on local nights of Undaground, Flatline, Twelve Inch, Sub:Lemonal and Hype to name a couple, and supported the Liam Loves Life fundraiser in Bristol and Formdonation for Formation Records in Leicester.
In 2014 he became part of the Cre8 family, and can be found spinning on www.cre8dnb.com every Saturday 7:30-9pm alongside DJ Emz. He has played at Cre8 events in Belgium for Void events, and the South of France for the festival Snowbang. He was selected by Drumsound & Bassline Smith as a breakthrough DJ for Interface (Technique recordings)