Suit Kei, Freakout, Design Hardkore AKA Nomad, Kody AKA Reaper
Drastic Beat Crew born in 2006 from the meeting of Alessandra M. and Davide S. in a record shop in Rome (Vinyl Refresh).
At that time breakbeat in Rome was an almost unknown sound,and you could count breakbeat djs on one hand. Or two. In spite of it, this sound was really popular since long time in many parts of the word. A.M. and D.S. were often playing at various kind events: underground hotchpotch music clubs, rave parties, squatt parties, disco pubs and all you can imagine except a breakbeat event.
So they get started a project where their style got its comfortable place and a natural habitat.
Since the beginning, Drastic Beat crew get started with sound experiments in order to enrich the breakbeat groove with elements that live in their background ( like techno ) and in their research for the perfect dancefloor groove ( like electro, IDM, funk and disco grooves ) so this project builded a style that immediatly get to be a source of inspiration for many djs that after them started to be interested in this kind of beats. Expecially in the italian post-illegal rave scene (cultural background from which born most of the underground electronic movement) they opened the way to a lot of party promoters that begun to consider breakbeat, and its powerful fusion with techno kick on 4/4 tempo in all its forms. In Italy a small breakbeat electro scene was developed, it never exploded but this sound has grown on contaminations with other kinds of electronic music, or has taken part in the setting up of new styles and fresh trends. So Drastic Beat sound has developed running on times, always keeping its original features and its personality, playing with electro, techno, house music.
This is the future.
Our two good fellows worked with passion to push their sound in the eternal city, and their family has grown day by day. Many international guests played on their stages. Now Drastic Beat crew counts 6 elements: dj's, producers, promoters, visual artists, graphic designer, webmaster, press office...everyone of them is polyfunctional and work as a complete team to be indipendent on every party making step.
Some time passed and Drastic Beat get to be a landmark in underground electronic italian scene. Even if the seasonal events production in Rome stopped in nov. 2012 with an epic party with D.A.V.E. The Drummer, Drastic Beat's artists now work across Europe as Creative Directors, DJ's, VJ's, Producers, Designers.
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