“Chris Lorenzo…His name is stamped on many of the most banging basslines.” – THUMP
“Will literally make you want to go mental on your nearest dance floor! .” – ANNIE MAC
“Lorenzo is a major figure in the Midlands bassline house scene.” – FACT
Producer, remixer, DJ and Rinse FM host, Birmingham UK’s Chris Lorenzo is widely acknowledged for pioneering his hometown’s emergent and increasingly popular Jackin’ house come Bassline hybrid sound, which he terms simply “House & Bass”.
Having built up specialist support with releases on a plethora of tastemaker labels, including Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird label and Shadow Child & Kry Wolf’s lauded Food Music label, Lorenzo has also been called upon to remix My Nu Leng for Black Butter and Disclosure for PMR.
News of the Birmingham wunderkind has spread far and wide and in recent weeks, Lorenzo has seen both Skrillex and Steve Aoki come knocking at his door. Last month, Skrillex turned up unannounced at Lorenzo’s recent gig at Sound in Hollywood and duly whisked him off to his studio downtown to collaborate. Shows in Europe with Skrillex have followed and now Steve Aoki has personally requested Lorenzo’s magic touch on his new release “Delirous” feat. Kid Ink.
Riding on the wave of his success, Lorenzo has now signed to Ultra Music and gets ready to release Signs, a collaboration with Hannah Wants that also features the vocal talents of Janai, whom many will know from her tracks with Dusky, Rack N Ruin and GotSome. With its beautiful melodies and a slightly deeper sound, Signs is the ultimate summer soundtrack and shows the duo still have so much more to show us. For the diehard fans however, Lorenzo has also produced a Roller mix of Signs, which incorporates the trademark elements of his distinctive, bassier sound.
Set to lead the House & Bass movement in the US, Signs is the perfect debut release for Chris Lorenzo on Ultra Music, as he gets ready to work with the biggest dance label in the world to open up even more ears to his pioneering sound.
My Nu Leng
With two releases already under their belts for Black Butter Records, Tommy and Jammo have built on their tastemaker status to produce remixes for the likes of UK No.1 “La La La” by Naughty Boy, “Right Here” by Rudimental, and “Mozart’s House” by Clean Bandit.
With Jammo originally hailing from High Wycombe and Tommy from Kent, the duo combined to form My Nu Leng when they moved to Bristol, taking influences from the spectrum of underground UK sounds with them – Drum and bass, Dubstep, UK garage and Grime all find outlets in their music. My Nu Leng are similarly known for their blistering sets and dark, smouldering vibe, heavy on the mood but always compulsively danceable.
From their adopted home of Bristol – where early Reggae, Drum and Bass and Dubstep pioneers all the way to Massive Attack and Portishead informed their cultural history, both understood the heritage and importance of bass music in the city. Since then My Nu Leng have toured pretty much all over the world: the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, all showing love and emphasising the realisation of how far they’ve come from their first singles to their most recent EP ‘Masterplan’ getting heavy radio support on BBC 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1 with Zane Lowe himself dropping it on his show.
With the new EP on the way and a packed diary of live tour dates, these are exciting times for My Nu Leng, forming part of the core of the Black Butter family and proving they’re equally at home on underground tracks and Official Number One records. A tricky ask, Tommy and Jammo – just like their meteoric career so far – have made it look easy.
Lindsey Herbert is a 19-year-old San Francisco-based DJ and aspiring producer from Los Angeles. She started spinning when she was just 16, and now has a residency with Robot Ears in San Francisco. Currently, Lindsey is attending school at SFSU and working toward a BECA degree for sound engineering, while producing on the side.
While Lindsey’s passion for dark and heavy beats draws her to underground techno (especially Berlin techno), she also loves tech house and other types of house music. Lindsey has played mostly in SF and LA alongside artists from the likes of Sebastién Legér, Christian Martin, Audrey Napoleon, Green Velvet, Victor Calderone, Chus + Ceballos, Julian Jeweil, and Cleric.