Aries is a UK based Drum & Bass, Jungle and Dubstep DJ/Producer. He has been enjoying bass culture music since 1990 and hasn’t looked back since. Taking his name from his star sign his main influences are Roots and Dub Reggae which will come as no surprise if you listen to his music or have heard him play out. His music is unique and offers soul and depth that not only makes people think and listen but holds its weight and has maximum impact on the dance floor.
Aries is a regular on the UK DJ circuit playing many of the main nights, and has played shows across the world including tours in Czech Republic (ten shows in 2009), the Balkans and most of Europe.He has held a residency at Break Thru in Birmingham since 2000 and now the new dubstep offshoot EarDrum as well as Secret Wars . In 2009 he was given the title Best Local DJ in the Night Times in his home city, Birmingham. Aries has played events including Compression (San Francisco, USA), J.U.N.G.L.E (Leuven, BELGIUM),Jungle Business (Belgrade, SERBIA), Jungleston (Zagreb, CROATIA), Serpant Festival (Manlleu, SPAIN), Subdvision (Granada, SPAIN), Protest Fest (Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC), Cross Club (Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC), Rekyl (Stockholm, SWEDEN), Break Storm (Barcelona, SPAIN), Atomic Jam, House of God, BBC 1XTRA LIVE, Glastonbury Festival, Flashback, Movement (London, UK), Valve Soundsystem, Hospitality, Gatecrasher, Renegade Hardware, Secret Wars, Fixed (Birmingham, UK), Transmission (Leeds, UK), Accelerated Culture, Pyro Radio, Raveology, Innovation, Breakin Science, Break Out (Bristol, UK) and many more. Aries is currently planning a US and Canadian tour in February/March 2010 alongside his good friend DJ Tuffist and a Czech tour in April.
Aries has been producing music for just over a decade, but more seriously in recent years. His first outing on vinyl was in 2005 on Co-Lab Recordings (owned by DJ partner Benny & Heist) with the heavily supported ‘Herbsmoke’. This was championed by DJ Bailey and made it onto BBC Radio 1 and the daytime playlist of BBC’s 1XTRA, as did ‘Brother and Sister’ on Roots Records. ‘Herbsmoke’ was later remixed by the almighty TC as well as the king of dubwise DnB, Marcus Visionary. His music has received great support worldwide and been played by the likes of Shy FX, Bryan G, & Zane Lowe . Also released on vinyl is ‘Nuff Reggae Music’, ‘Just Like The Rain’ and ‘Skankin Dub’ on Visionary’s Lion Dubs label. Aries’ most recent release was ‘Ala Bama’ on Roots Records in 2009.
Aries has been working with various people on new material in the studio and has been producing music with vocalists including Demolition Man, Ras Tweed and Pablo Rider. He has been travelling between Birmingham and Barcelona engineering a new album for Chopstick Dubplate alongside Jacky Murda and DJ Tuffist. Aries has also been working with producers Gold and Jinx under the name Lion Fire. With a few releases under their belt, the trio has recently been signed for an album project on Ray Keith’s well known imprint, Dread Recordings. Aries has a forthcoming 12 inch on Pure Vibez, the label that he Co-owns and operates alongside friend and colleague, Benny Co-Lab. To follow shortly on Pure Vibez is a Benny Page RMX of Aries’ ‘Original Foundation’ as well as original tunes from Marcus Visionary, Zero G & Goldstar. Still doing the rounds is the last 12 on the label from Serum & Bladerunner. During 2010 expect plenty of new music. Be sure to check www.ariesdubs.com for up to date info and music from Aries & Co.
Looking to the future…