P.O. Box 2752
Palatine, IL 60078
myspace | whoa-b.com
Whoa-B's dedication to electronic music began on the dance floor. Going to parties as the rave era (aka the nineties) came to a close he was turned on to the ecstatic vibes of house music. He also found himself drawn to the dark energy of drum & bass. Ultimately, the deciding factor that made him want to pursue djing was the onset of UK Garage. It seemed to combine elements of house, drum & bass, hip hop, reggae, and r&b with eclectic perfection.
As he was building up his record collection, he was also playing bass guitar in a heavy metal band, operating drum machine for a hip hop trio, and pursuing a college degree in audio recording. It wasn't until the UK Garage sound he'd been following evolved into its MC-driven form known as Grime that he got serious about his dj career. In 2004, he adopted the name Whoa-B and became a member of Chicago's Brut Force Family, along with Sushi, Nogunri, and J Courage in an effort to make sure UK Garage, Grime, Dubstep and Bassline were represented in Chicago and throughout the US.
Since then he's had the opportunity to play at numerous events around Chicago as well as out-of-town events from Texas to Boston. Notable works include the "Welcome To Grimerock" mixtape and the somewhat-viral YouTube smash, Whoa-B's "Dubstep Quickmix Video". With nearly 90,000 views, this in itself has been a massive step in the Dubstep movement. These mixes exemplify the high standard which he holds himself to when it comes to upfront selection and fierce mixing ability.
PRODUCERS / REMIXERS
J Courage | Chas10 | El Rakkas | Juju | DJ Whoa-B | Bombaman | TKR | Radian | MonstR
Thunderous Olympian / Olin | Aquadrop | BetaSP | Chrissy Murderbot
EMCEES / VOCALISTS
Shizzle | Xploder
Keep up to date on the latest news from Trenchant Dubs, Trenchant's Dubstep Division.
TDUBSDIGI009 will be out in early 2010. Diving head on into bass territory, BetaSP will be supplying the club hysteria. Backed by a Chrissy Murderbot remix, this e.p. looks set to rock the dancefloor.
New material coming soon from France's Dubstep / Bassline don, DJ Absurd a.k.a. MonstR, as well as some fresh material from Germany's TKR. Watch for club firendly remixes from the likes of Bombaman, and a top secret techno producer. Big Tings.
Chas10's second E.P. for
Trenchant Dubs is currently
being mastered and will be
available soon as
TDUBSDIGI003. The tune to
watch is "Sunday's With Chrome" There will also be a J Courage remix of this one. Massive.
We are pleased to announce
the latest addition to the roster. Austria's El Rakkas have graced us with a pair of deep tracks
which clearly display their programming mastery.