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Presenting to you one of the scenes most dynamic Dancefloor Producers.

Known across the world for his all out, uncompromising and upfront take on Dancefloor drum and bass, Callide’s unique style has made him true leader in his field. His music is supported by the industry’s biggest DJ’s, Radio presenters and Artists, whilst his demeanour and contribution to the scene as an individual, and Director of Cygnus Music, is held in the highest regard by many.

It all started in 2005 when he became the unanimous winner in the highly reputed BBC ‘1Xtra Cutting Room’ competition. Since then, Callide has topped the sales charts with over 60 releases on labels such a Ram Records, 36 Hertz, Mix and Blen, Sonic Art and Junction 11, and his own imprints System Shock Recordings and Mechanical Audio. Callide’s collaborations with the likes of Camo (Hospital), Tyke (Playaz) & Vapour (36Hertz) have been reported to have caused riots up and down the UK, and his no holds barred formula to music blends a mixture of edgy electronic sounds with authentic 808 bass and crunching breaks.

His track Supreme on Ram Records was tagged by many as one of the biggest tunes of the year featuring on Ram’s Nightlife 5 album and on vinyl as part one of the EP series. Years on and Andy C still produces breathtaking double drops with Callide’s trademark production, creating a timeless anthem embedded deep in to drum and bass history.

Callide has released numerous Dancefloor slammers on labels such as 36 Hertz with remixes including Vapour’s anthem track Paper Cuts (Callide Remix), and Bailey’s weapon of choice 4 weeks running on 1Xtra Dawn Raid – Break-down (Callide Remix). Callide has also created numerous cult classics amongst the Rave scene including Ecstasy Rising as show-cased on UKF, The Gun Man (the only tune to take the 1Xtra Ace of Clubs 2 weeks in a row), and the mighty Path You Choose with Intraspekt which was headhunted by Drum and Bass Arena.

On the circuit Callide has travelled the globe touring Latin America, Europe and the US, with residencies in numerous destinations. Stories that have become iconic include Venezuela and Mexico City as reported by The Risky on 1Xtra, proving Callide’s commit-ment and dedication to his passion as a drum and bass artist. Callide is well known for his DJ skills and creativity on the decks. He’s appeared on the bill for events such as 20 years of Ram, Random Concept, Innovation in the Sun, Rinse Out, Movement, Naughty but Nice, Fresh L.A, Gener8er and Devotion, along with featuring on the airwaves for Radio 1, 1Xtra, Ministry of Sound, Bass Drive, Planet DnB and Life FM. 2013 saw the relaunch of Callide’s label System Shock Recordings kicking things off with Inferno/Hazed Out which was showcased on 1Xtra. 2013 also brought numerous projects with his collaborator of choice Intraspekt, kicking things off with a 6 track signing to Crissy Criss’s label along with the exclusive showcase of Space Theory.

Highly recommended by DJ Mag, featured extensively in Knowledge and marked in ATM Mag as a ‘leader of the new school’, Callide is one of the most dynamic producers in the scene with a track record which demonstrates his ability to get the job done!

KnowledgeMag – “With so much saturation in scene, it takes a certain some thing to stand out amongst the imitators, a certain some thing that quite clearly Callide has in abundance, dancefloor destruction guaranteed with every release, each one more deadly than the last, and whilst others continue to imitate Callide stands at the fore front, one of the few to still push the envelope of the genre and originate”

DJ Support Includes – Jaguar Skills, Annie Mac, Sub Focus, Pendulum, The Upbeats, Friction, Mista Jam, Andy C, Grooverider, Loadstar, Hazard, Fabio, Shortee, Camo & Krooked, Brookes Brothers, Crissy Chris, A-Sides, Peshay, Mind Vortex, TC, DJ Hype.