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Words Stefan Genser
Photography Thomas Unterberger
MAINFRAME MEMBERS
Artists: DisasZt, DJ Combo, Camo, Tenchu, Zool, Ruckus
Keepers (Kos & Egoshoota), Infame, Johnny Rocket,
Pandora, Kidd Ruff, Break Pitt, MC Daxta, MC Davox
Production: DisasZt & Andi (head of Mainframe, fi nancial,
bookings and coordination), D3MA Production (graphics),
Optical Engineers (visuals), Ani.Ko & Combo (press/ PR)
TheZoo opens its doors every weekend, and parties fi rst tune together, ‘Lightspeed’, is featured on the MAINFRAME RECORDINGS DISCOGRAPHY
vary from drum & bass, dubstep, reggae and recently released ‘Quarks’ EP on Audioporn.
dancehall, to techno, house, hip hop and other OUT NOW
styles. “We don’t wanna exclude any promoter Last year DisasZt contacted a lot of talented MFR001: Camo & Krooked – It Has Begun /
or genre of electronic music, as long as we’re Austrian producers and managed to make them Mutated Forms ft. MC Coppa – Mafi a
seeing a benefi t for the scene and youth culture in a part of the Mainframe movement. Artists like MFR002: Camo & Krooked – Vision / Receptor
general,” claims DisasZt. Camo, Tenchu & Zool, Ruckus Keepers (Kos & – Flash
Egoshoota), Infame and Break Pitt were producing MFR003: Camo & Krooked – Fatman / Kos &
Among loads of external promoters, theZoo is lots of quality stuff and DisasZt felt it was time to Tenchu – Toxic
also home for two events by the Mainframe crew make all their tunes available for everyone. So after
itself. There is the monthly Mainframe club some time of planning, he set up his own label. OUT SOON
night, which is a nice contrast to the big raves at The fi rst Mainframe Recordings release, Camo & MFR004: Shimon & DisasZt –
the Arena, as the atmosphere in the club is always Krooked – ‘It Has Begun’ / Mutated Forms ft. MC Zoids / Camo & Krooked – Dakota
something special. The other regular night is Coppa – ‘Mafi a’, was released in July 2008 and MFR005: DisasZt – Together /
The Harder They Come, which offers the darker got a big response from people all over the scene. Camo & Krooked – Vampire
side of d&b, featuring names like Spor, Panacea, MFR006: Together EP: DisasZt –
Temper D, Dying Punks and many more. “The aim of the label was to give the local scene Together (DC Breaks rmx) / Future Prophecies
a platform, and to further represent the party – September (Camo & Krooked rmx) / Camo &
In 2007 Mainframe made another important infl uenced vibe, people love Mainframe for,” Krooked – Last Moment / DisasZt & Infame –
step to unite the scene. In cooperation with the states DisasZt. Mainframe Recordings recently had Oh My Dear
Urban Art Forms crew, they got all national its third release and with a forthcoming EP and
crews playing at one party and launched Austria’s remixes from Phetsta and DC Breaks the future
major national d&b event – Bass City. In August looks bright.
2007 the Arena turned into a huge platform for
almost all Austrian artists and music lovers! With So with having all this, what future plans could
two drum & bass fl oors, one dubstep and a huge DisasZt and the Mainframe crew still have? “Right
outdoor dancehall fl oor, and more than 60 DJs now we’re mainly concentrating on the label,
playing in one night, Bass City was an awesome which already had a tremendous start. Besides
showcase of the national talent. The following year that we’re working on the relaunch of our website,
the event saw an even more successful rerun. which will offer constant audio and video material
of our parties and artists in the future. And we
Ever since his fi rst production steps, DisasZt still wanna push the scene forward and supply the
always tried to fi nd some time in the studio, if not crowd with the freshest beats drum & bass has to
organizing events or running a club. Shimon playing offer!” answers DisasZt.
at the fi rst event resulted in a lasting friendship with
DisasZt and the Mainframe crew. Shimon and www.mainframe.co.at
DisasZt collaborated in the studio recently and their www.mainframerecordings.at
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