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SLYDE - "slyde, slyde, slippedy slyde"

Author: TranZfusion
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Disco-breakz-funkster combo Slyde is made up of two well-worn and respected veterans of the dance music world: Robin 12Tree and Jason Laidback.

First up is Robin 12Tree, who originally hails from Wiltshire in the West Country which may account for his love of good cheddar... He was in his first band at the age of 14, continuing on to play bass and guitar in various groups before to heading to the bright lights of London to take his career to the next level. Signed to Regal Records as 12Tree, he released 'Back In Town Again', 'Club Bastard' and 'Izzy Was A Groover', with further releases on Tummy Touch Recordings and Positive Vibrations. A spate of remix work followed for various acts including Moloko and the legendary Shirley Bassey.

Partner in crime Jason Laidback was an accomplished scratch DJ by the tender age of thirteen - a result of passionately tuning in to Tim Westwood's shows on pirate radio back in the day. His new found passion for the beat progressed to bunking off college in favour of time in the studio, and eventually resulted in Jason getting a contract with the label Big Life. He then went on to remix chart-topping hits such as De La Soul's '3 is the Magic Number' and Naughty By Nature's 'O.P.P', and toured the UK on the back of his club hit, 'A Juicy Red Apple'. Jason's unique breaky sound has seen him release two well-received albums on Bolshi - the second of which won Best Dance LP of the Year 2002 on His success has led him to doing several tours of the US, Canada, Australia and Europe, as well as being none other than Kylie Minogue's scratch! DJ on her 'Fever' tour.

After their initial meeting through Bolshi, it wasn't long before 12Tree and Laidback's mutual love for funk and breaks saw them united in the studio and from 2002 collaborate under the new name of Slyde. Resulting in some immensely huge and popular releases for their new label Finger Lickin', the guys are currently working on the first Slyde album and are also producing tracks for a major artist in LA and working with a new and exciting female rapper. You can be sure to expect some big things from these boys in the future!

Tour dates:
Fri 01.07 Melbourne - Revolver
Sat 02.07 Perth - Ambar
Sun 03.07 Cairns - Soho
Wed 06.07 Jindabyne - Lake Jindabyne Hotel
Fri 08.07 Brisbane - The Empire
Sat 09.07 Sydney - The Metro
Sat 16.07 Newcastle - Cambridge Hotel