Headhunter/Addison Groove on UnheardUv

Headhunter is a dubstep producer / DJ from Bristol, England, currently signed to Tempa. Starting off with twitchy minimal half-step rhythms on the label Ascension he set up with flat-mate Tech Itch (aka Technical Itch), his sound now occupies a niche section of the dubstep scene , sitting comfortably between the ultra-heavy bass styles of Skream, Benga and his Tempa stablemates, and the deeper Berlin influenced techno side of the dubstep coin, favoured by the likes of Scuba, 2562 & Martyn. His debut album ‘Nomad’ was released in September 2008 on Tempa. Addison Groove is the jukin’ alter-ego of Headhunter. Over the last 12 months he’s become notorious for ripping through fierce sets of Chicago juke music; the mutant niche offspring of DJ Funk and Slugo’s booty house designed to incite mindblowing dance moves from liquid-hipped quicksteppers. He takes the 808-derived percussion of juke proper and reconstitutes the groove at a ‘step compatible 136 bpm, contrasting the 808’s booming potential with hi-pitched toms and rapid-fire samples to make the dancefloor go f*cking spare.