50Hz's debut album 'Cyclehum' was self-released back in 1997 on his own Pacific Noise imprint and was the first full length drum & bass release to emerge from Aotearoa. In October 2000 'Cyclehum' was picked by a panel of 250 industry insiders as one of Rip It Up magazine's Top 100 New Zealand albums of all time.
"A surprise for some, this was the first New Zealand drum n bass release and it took many off guard. This is something special out of Wellington. To be noted is the production and quality of programmed material – totally polished, totally international quality with a Megashira flavour and big on ambience. This is sophisticated drum'n'bass, not jungle, not tech-step, it's listening more than dancing and is supreme. Smooth, seamless, atmospheric in the right way, with enough chops to give it life beyond the year it was made. It's an album especially suited to put on after a night of hardcore drum'n'bass – all the vibe without the viciousness. One to carry you through with aplomb."
Although he's kept his profile up with countless international support slots, remixes and compilation appearances over recent years, the sole other 50Hz record released to date was a storming 12" single put out by Wellington drum & bass label Breakers Wax early in 2001. The double A-side single 'Amalga/Descent' received this glowing review in drum & bass bible Knowledge Magazine's May 2001 issue: "New Zealand-based label Breakers Wax throw down their second issue, this one featuring a pair of deep and technical tracks from 50Hz. The hypnotic 'Amalga' is a tight percussive roll out, laying down trippy aquatic sounds over a serious, throbbing bassline and with a similar, though more uptempo, vibe being draped over the jazz bass and complex drums of 'Descent', this is a quality twelve."
A professional studio engineer by day, Jeremy has recorded and mixed music and sound for films, television shows and Royal New Zealand Ballet productions including Dracula and Ihi Frenzy. He's remixed everybody from The Nomad and The Black Seeds to the full New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, mixed and mastered EPs by Ebb and The Footsouljahs and is LOOP's in-house masterer of compilation CDs. With well over a decade's worth of production experience under his belt, 50Hz is surely one of New Zealand's most highly skilled electronic musicians. On 'Carbon' he's put his full repertoire of well-honed studio skills to the test and come up with another top notch album, capturing a full scale live sound with fat, international quality production.
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50Hz News From LOOP
Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2002 5:09 pm
Tune in to National Radio's The Mix show this week to hear a great little 15 minute introductory feature on 50Hz - first broadcast Friday 4 October and 11pm, and replayed again on Saturday 5 October at 3pm.
50Hz - Carbon is now available online from SmokeCDs.com for ridicously cheap, no matter where in the world you may be. http://www.smokecds.com/cd/30718 - tell your friends!
Carbon release shows coming soon to Khuja Lounge, Auckland and Bodega, Wellington and check out the reviews under 50Hz on the muzic.net.nz artists page!
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