- Music: Breaks, Electro, House, Techno
- DJs: Robbie Glass, Toby Bradley, Tom COSM, Fat Tony, Yuhei, Ryan
- Tickets: $15 Doorsales
Jem from Precision Cuts makes his way to CHCH
Precision Cuts (PC) are Tam Cooper, Jem Haynes and Joe Gray. They formed in 1999 and immediately made an impression on the breaks scene with a string of releases on octagon records and a rash of dj gigs in London where they played sets made up of hi octane breakbeat and a huge pile of their own dubplates of their own new and innovative tracks.
Precision cuts are one of a handful of truly original Breakbeat artists. They have a sound of their own which is instantly recognisable without resorting to a "formula" Emotion and harmony (literal and musical) are important parts of the PC sound, rolling beats and subbass are others. Rennie pilgrem calls the PC drum sound "the wall of drums" and you can see why. Precision Cuts are actually trying to answer the question "where does dance music go from here?"
Their unique sound has attracted attention from djs including The Plump Djs, James Zabiela, Groove Armada, Hybrid, Ali B, The Stanton Warriors, Layo and Bushwacka!, Freq Nasty, PMT, Meat Katie, Tayo, Will Saul, Adam Freeland and Rennie Pilgrem.
PC have released records through a multitude of labels including Octagon, Simple, Streetwise, Marine parade, Mob, Pocket Rocket, Exceptional and Stratosphere.
Precision Cuts have remixed artists including Future Sound of London, Smithmonger, Vigi and Nectarios, DJ Krush, Klute and The Groove Diggerz. PC tracks have been remixed by Rennie Pilgrem, Atomic Hooligan, Vigi and Nectarios, Zero (Emit/Collect) and Berlin's DJ Phonique.
PC have three ways in which they perform on stage: Regular dj set, Dex and Fx and last but not least the full live show.
PC play regular dj gigs and have rocked dancefloors at HUM, Fabric, The End, Boomslang, Lovebox weekender, Glastonbury, AIR, Concorde 2 and Chew the Fat. They hold monthly residencies at "Chew the Fat" at The End and also "Off the wall" at Ministry of sound. PC also hold a monthly residency at "Throb" at The Telegraph, Brixton and also at "Outbreak" at The Dogstar, Brixton
The Dex and Fx show has been tearing up dancefloors recently and even set the main room at "The End" on fire in December (well the fire alarm went off anyway) The dex and FX show is Jem on the decks and Tam on an extra CDJ1000 and a pioneer fx unit. PC have played dex and FX shows at Boomslang in Cambridge, Hum and also at the 333 in London.
The PC live show is a force to be reckoned with and has gained a reputation as one of the best live acts in breakbeat. The show involves all 3 members of PC using CDJ1000s, Samplers and live electronic percussion through beat synced FX. They have taken this show all over the UK and around festivals in Europe. The live show is carefully rehearsed and it shows. The crowd always go mad.
Precision cuts just love playing in Holland in particular as they have a love of all things Dutch! PC have been booked to play in Holland alongside techno artists like Ken Ishii, Steve Rachmad, Surgeon, Eric de man and Vince Watson. PC also play at various underground events in Holland. In January they will return once more to Eindhoven to play "De Rechter" a converted court house (?) packed with sweaty Dutch ravers.
PC now operate their own label "Smartbreaks". The first release entitled "Smartbreaks In The Place" will be released in late January through Z audio distribution.
"Wicked Music" By Smithmonger (Precision Cuts Remix). Released July 05 on Pocket Rocket records.
Vigi + Precision Cuts "I Found Love" released in October 05 on Streetwise Records. Backed with a remix by Vigi and Nectarios.
"Takin Over" released November 05 on Streetwise records backed with a remix by Zero (emit/collect) and Mr B.
"Good Times" By the Groove Diggerz , Precision Cuts Remix
To be released Feb 2006
"Smartbreaks In The Place / Now Lets Get it ON" To be released Jan 06
This is the first release on Smartbreaks
"The Surge / Sirens" To be released February 06 on Smartbreaks.
"Listen" by Ian Raddcliffe , Precision Cuts Remix To be released March 2006 on 192K records