Tes La Rok:
Tes La Rok is a dubstep DJ and music producer from Helsinki, Finland. He was one of the first international names to break through in the scene, and has been featured on a variety of albums such as Steppa’s Delight, Dubstep Allstars 5, Mary-Anne Hobbs’ Evangeline and Mixmag 25 Year Anniversary Mix by Laurent Garnier. He is also the owner of Noppa Recordings, a dubstep label featuring some of the most innovative artists from around the world.
For the past decade, Tes La Rok has been one of the pioneers in Helsinki undergound culture. He has had a hand in running respected raves such as Slam It, Soulfuel, Back 2 Bass and Sub.
His first ever record was released on Audio Couture (sister label of Moving Shadow) in 1998 – under the moniker Dice with his partner in crime Dharma1. A few years later, it was Dharma1 who introduced UK garage & broken-beats to Tes La Rok.
Tes La Rok released his remix of Uncle Sam’s Round The World Girls on Argon Records in 2007. It quickly achieved anthem status, being played in danceclubs everywhere. For the dubstepforum.com 2007 awards, it won ‘Best 12″‘. Tes La Rok is one to watch – he is leading the way into the future of dubstep music with his enthusiasm and hard work.
Before dubstep was being played by virtually every big name dj on the west coast, Lighta! sound from Vancouver B.C. was bringing relatively unknown artists to North America, such as the Bug, Loefah, and Kode 9, to play underground parties in crowded warehouses and basements to sweaty smiling people about to witness the birth of a new and influential sound. Dubstep has reshaped the face of west coast music and the world of electronic music at large, and Lighta! has been there from the beginning. Known for showcasing a wide range of styles, Max Ulis has remixed for The Future Sound of London as part of SUB OSC, had his tunes played by ground breaking performer’s such as Joe Nice and Stereotyp, and played alongside the likes of Skream, Filastine, Benga, Dj Vadim, Caspa, Megasoid, Remarc, the Mad Professor, Starkey, Deadbeat and Kode 9. Max’s sets are filled with original creations and exclusive unreleased tracks by some of the most sought after producers in the genre. You can buy his music @ http://www.maxulis.com