Queenstown, New Zealand
Mc JB Naste (Soulware/Rhythmonyx)... Dj's Turbohag (Sunshine Soundsystem/Subculture)... & Preferinse (Trizone Crew/Drop Bass NZ)...
Hadley aka TURBOHAG is a DJ / Turntablist originally from Auckland.
Scratching and Hip hop have always been a passion since scrounging a loan from his old man to buy his first ever set of 1200's at the age of 16.
About 15 years down the track (and a few worn out records later) and Turbohag has been lucky enough to support (and sometimes jam along side) some of the best DJs and acts from NZ, the UK and USA, such as The Nextmen - Concord Dawn - Dj Babu & Raaka Iriscience (Expansion team Soundsystem) - Krafty Kuts - Tiki Taane - A-sides - DJ Revolution - The Upbeats - Shapeshifter - Akil the MC (Jurassic 5) - De La Soul (as part of the Sunshine Soundsystem) - Rhombus - Ladi 6 - King Kapisi & too many more to name.
Described by The Nextmen's Brad Baloo as "one of the world's best DJs with the 15th worst DJ name", Turbohag's sets can morph through a variety of styles from Reggae infused Hip hop to Drum & Bass and everything in between but always keepin it Bass heavy and noncommercial.This man has skills!
Josh aka Preferinse is writing this bio only because he has to...
Descending from the original massive that was the Trizone crew, (a collaboration of indoor/outdoor, turntable/dance floor, trippers/troopers, from Queenstown, Dunedin and as deep south as Invercargill)
Preferinse has been reppin the sound of Jungle and drum and bass for the better part of 5 years. Thursday nights at Subculture was where he was usually found tocking away to the Jungle sound.
These days will usually consist of a Wednesday and/or Friday night mixing, cutting and generally fucking with more of a mid tempo set... Dropping Hip hop, glitch, ghetto funk and a touch of junglism... Along side his boys and girl, Jb Naste, Turbohag, Downtown brown and D-jade...
He has played along side the usual suspects, Generally at his residential bar/nightclub Subculture Queenstown.
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Hailing from the Deep South of Aotearoa (NZ), Jb Naste aka Jono Leask aka The Mad Hatter Mc, has been honing his mic skills since 2002 when he joined forces with 3 other lyrical fiends to form underground Hip Hop squadron D.S.C (Deep South Collabros).The rawness of this groups seen them shine alongside heavyweights The Decepticonz, Scribe, Dj Sirvereand Foot Souljahz who they opened for at any of the gigs and tours done in the far flung South!! Not dis-banded today but keeping in scope those that are now trying to rip off and make funds off the meaning and rep that these cats made for themselves.The boys still kick cyphas on the regular and have some material to be released in 2012..
Don't be Fooled by fakes there can only be 1 true D.S.C..
In 2008 JB reached out to join friends in jamming in a an 8 piece band idea, now known as the skank'n machine that is Rhythmonyx.
Rhythmonyx have opened for and had the privilege to share the stage with Katchafire,Tiki Taane, Shapeshifter, Ladi6, Opensouls, Sola Rosa to name a few and International Reggae Legends The Original Wailers in which they hosted for 2 nights and performed with on stage..Jb's vocal skills have shined since joining Rhythmonyx and has allowed him to excel in MC'ing for the mass of Dj's he has hosted/supported in the last 2 years including, Organikismness, The Upbeats, Optimus Gryme,Tsubliminal,Subculture Fams,Truth, Klute & Digital for instance, this badman mc got the skills to pay the bills yall' and ain't gon' be stoppin his mic antics anytime soon..Along with Organikismness,Tsubliminal,Nick Garraway and Donelle Manihera, Jb formed Live Dubstep group Soulware Live in 2010, the masses have conformed to the vibes that Soulware Live have to offer and share every time they play!!! Now the new and 4th part too Jb's Collaborations is Selective Sound System, alongside Dj's Turbohag & Preferinse these 3 can rip a zone inside out,bring it back to normality again, then send ya home feelin rinsed like no others can.. Jb is also a dedicated family man with his Mrs and 2 Daughters by his side guiding and pushing his passion for music!! Check out Jb naste or his many projects he associates himself with Rhythmonyx/Soulware/Selective Sound System/D.S.C ORIGINAL at the many Gigs and Festivals coming soon..6much and Churrness.