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Digital Beatz DIGITAL BEATZ

Active: 11.2002 - 04.2005
Genres: Freeform, Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore
Format: 12" Vinyl
Owners: Richard Andrews, Daniel Taylor, Mark Lowes (DIGI001-DIGI007)
A&R: Richard Andrews, Daniel Taylor, Mark Lowes (DIGI001-DIGI007)

>> PROFILE

Digital Beatz was formed in 2002 to recapture the freeform magic of Digital Beats with Shanty and Tazz bringing in Concept to co-run the label. The reboot largely happened due to the support of Devastate, who was a huge fan of the original label and manufactured the first Digital Beatz vinyl release. Just like Digital Beats, Digital Beatz gained a reputation for showcasing a unique and highly varied spectrum of freeform music by a wide range of artists and engineers. Some of the biggest compositions on Digital Beatz are Shanty, Tazz & Concept 'Beast Of Hardcore', Social Outkast v Shanty, Tazz & Concept 'Twist Of Faith', Tazz & Concept 'Planet Of Dreamz', Tazz & A.M.S. 'Gettin Dirty', Oli G & Gammer 'Photex', Invader & Oli G 'Living Hell' and Tazz & Concept 'Planet Of Dreamz (Kevin Energy & A.M.S. Remix)'.

From DIGI002 onwards, Digital Beatz was pressed and distributed exclusively by the Nu Energy Collective with Kevin Energy, Derek Thorpe and Bex working tirelessly to help promote the label, which lead to Digital Beatz compositions being licensed to the Bonkers 9 : Hardcore Mutation, Bonkers X, Bonkers 12 : The Dirty Dozen, Hardcore Heaven, Happyhardcore.com Presents Hardcore Tsunami 2 and 400% Nu Energy compilation albums. After the release of DIGI007, Concept left to start the trance label Motion, leaving Shanty and Tazz to continue forward on the final two releases. Unfortunately, Digital Beatz closed in 2005 as Nu Energy was no longer able to continue to press and distribute the label, so all of the unreleased compositions that were due to be released on Digital Beatz were released on various Digital Beatz EPs and LPs on Electronic.

The full Digital Beats artist roster includes Shanty, Tazz, Concept, Impact, The Sith, Social Outkast (Sharkey & A.M.S.), Stormtrooper, Nocturnal, A.M.S., Dodgee, UFO, Oli G, Gammer, Invader, Sonic, Kevin Energy and Scott Potential, with compositions engineered by many highly regarded artists in their own right including Devastate, Impact, Fade, Sharkey, A.M.S., UFO and Cube::Hard/Stargazer!

All Digital Beatz releases were pressed as limited edition vinyl editions, which are all now out of print. The entire catalogue was released on CD and digital download on Electronica Exposed on EECD011 - Digital Beatz - The Complete Works. The CD release is out of print but the digital download release is available from: Beatport, Juno Download and Trackitdown.

>> DISCOGRAPHY

DIGI001 - Tazz & Concept v Impact 'Intentions' / The Sith 'Enter The Dragon' DIGI002 - Shanty, Tazz & Concept 'Beast Of Hardcore' / Tazz & Concept 'Intensify' DIGI003 - Social Outkast v Shanty, Tazz & Concept 'Twist Of Faith' / Stormtrooper 'Funkin Jungle' DIGI004 - Tazz & Concept 'Planet Of Dreamz' / Nocturnal 'Fuck Existence' DIGI005 - Tazz & A.M.S. 'Gettin Dirty' / Dodgee & UFO 'Timespan'
DIGI006 - Oli G & Gammer 'Photex' / Invader & Oli G 'Living Hell' DIGI007 - Tazz & Concept 'Elm Street' / Shanty, Tazz & Concept 'The Prophecy' DIGI008 - Tazz 'In Syndication' / Sonic 'Bat Country' DIGI009 - Tazz & Concept 'Planet Of Dreamz (Kevin Energy & A.M.S. Remix)' / Scott Potential 'Tha Shit' / Sonic 'Experienced Breakage'

-> DIGI001 - Tazz & Concept v Impact 'Intentions' / The Sith 'Enter The Dragon'
-> DIGI002 - Shanty, Tazz & Concept 'Beast Of Hardcore' / Tazz & Concept 'Intensify'
-> DIGI003 - Social Outkast v Shanty, Tazz & Concept 'Twist Of Faith' / Stormtrooper 'Funkin Jungle'
-> DIGI004 - Tazz & Concept 'Planet Of Dreamz' / Nocturnal 'Fuck Existence'
-> DIGI005 - Tazz & A.M.S. 'Gettin Dirty' / Dodgee & UFO 'Timespan'
-> DIGI006 - Oli G & Gammer 'Photex' / Invader & Oli G 'Living Hell'
-> DIGI007 - Tazz & Concept 'Elm Street' / Shanty, Tazz & Concept 'The Prophecy'
-> DIGI008 - Tazz 'In Syndication' / Sonic 'Bat Country'
-> DIGI009 - Tazz & Concept 'Planet Of Dreamz (Kevin Energy & A.M.S. Remix)' / Scott Potential 'Tha Shit' / Sonic 'Experienced Breakage'


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