Cern Artist Details
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Auckland, New Zealand.
Drum and Bass.
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Kim de la Haye
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Cern is without doubt one of New Zealands most successful artists, with releases on the biggest labels in the scene and booked for DJ sets around the world.
In 2001, two friends sharing a common passion for electronic music joined forces to develop their take on the sound of Drum & Bass. After finishing school they both began working in the nightclub industry and were regularly exposed to the cream of international DJ’s and producers passing through Auckland’s Fu Bar. With access to this constant source of inspiration at their disposal, the pair began honing their skills behind the wheels of steel as well as at home in the studio, and over the next 7 years they began forging their own place in the New Zealand, and global Drum & Bass DJ & Production scene.
In 2008, things took a tragic turn for the worse, with the passing of one half of the duo, Jonny Beck. In his best friends name and honor, Ollie buried himself away and turned to the one thing that could help him mourn and recover from the loss of his best friend. Music. The end result of his loss, his need to honor his friend’s memory, and his passion is now truly undeniable. The name CERN has quickly become a globally recognized entity within the world of D&B. Having released tracks on many of the scenes leading labels including the UK's Renegade Hardware, Critical, Cyanide Recordings and Samurai Music, collaborations soon arose with names like Loxy, Logistics, Sabre, Phace & Misanthrop, and close friends Bulletproof, Teknik and Concord Dawn. He soon began gaining attention from some of the scenes leading players with the Cern sound being described by the legendary Virus co-founder Ed Rush as " the kind of music that you know u can listen to 2-3 years down the track and it still sounds good." Cern's tunes have been getting heavy support from the linkes of Teebee & dBridge to Logistics & Gridlok, while still getting play elsewhere, receiving support from legendary Techno DJ/Producer Laurent Garnier.
It’s fair to say that Ollie Cern has transgressed the realm of one time bedroom producer, to one of pure world-class stature. Following his 2009 debut “Mania EP” on Concord Dawns “Uprising” imprint, It came as no surprise that His next move was to produce the very first full length Cern LP. “Terminus” is an album that encapsulates the Cern sound wholeheartedly. Originally produced exclusively for the NZ market on “Uprising”, "Terminus" soon caught the attention of US heavyweight Gridlok and is now destined for joint release on his “Project51” imprint. Set for release mid 2010, When asked of the concept behind the album, Ollie describes "Terminus" as “an album that takes its roots from Techstep and funk driven D&B,” going on to say “the album reflects the inspiration gained from his long standing admiration for producers like Ed Rush & Optical, Matrix, Konflict and Source Direct”, incorporating the sound they represented at a time, in his opinion, when Drum & Bass was “at its peak”.
Ollie is looking forward to unveiling his new sound, new vibe and personal endeavours worldwide. Terminus is a world-class album, seamlessly crafted by a world-class producer. Moments in time captured in musical form. A true testament to his ability as a musician and a first had insight into one of New Zealand’s finest dance music producers.
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Cern & Dabs remix. OUT NOW on Dispatch Records!
Cern teams up with Dabs to remix Octane & DLRs Back In The Grind for Dispatch Records.
Release date: 05/12/2011
Format: 12″ Vinyl / MP3
Catalogue number: DIS051
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As an amazing piece of work, there is no surprise that the tune could inspire some other great artists. For this one, both big Deep D&B heads Cern & Dabs, the Italian growing talent, decided to gather their efforts in order to revise the original. And something did happen. Cern is undoubtedly one of the deepest NZ producers of the moment. Remarked & signed by Gridlock last year on Project 51 for the great ‘Terminus’ LP, this is unquestionably his best work so far. A true hommage to the undisputed masters of the genre : Octane & DLR. They logically deserved a place on the Bside, joined by EBK for an other crazy masterpiece, ‘Zulu Fade’.
A. ‘Back In The Grind’ (Cern & Dabs Mix) Because you can’t seriously have missed this one on the biggest worldwide dancefloors these last months. Andy C himself felt this is going to be one of the best remixes he’s heard all year, and so do we ! Cern & Dabs both provide all the strength and the energy that make up the very secret essence of the perfect dancefloor & intelligent tune. This is a ‘grind’ you’re going to love.
AA. ‘Zulu Fade’ Octane, DLR & EBK From the very first steps you’re dived into the strange tribal world of ‘Zulu Fade’. Some original swollen basslines, special Octane & DLR imprint, meet the warlike drums and stark cold reeces of EBK. It’s grating, mighty, captivating. You’re in the jungle, surrounded by hostile faces staring at you. Warrior tomtoms start behind. Take your breath. And run.
DJ support from: Hybris, Safire, Hydro, Vicious Circle, Survival, Marky, Ant TC1, Ulterior Motive, Andy C, Need For Mirrors, Skeptical, Xtrah, SPY, Artificial Intelligence, Amoss, Nymfo, Mindscape, Chris SU, Break & Kasra, to name a few.
Cern & Borderline – Futurus (Forthcoming SOM Music)
Cern & Borderline team up for a big collaboration set for release on State Of Minds, SOM Music imprint.
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Artists: Cern, Borderline & State Of Mind
Released by: SOM Music
Release/catalogue number: SOM017
Release date: Dec 19, 2011
Cat Code: SOM 017
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