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Rod Azlan Biography
Resident Dub Police MC
Voted Best Dubstep MC/Host at The Dubstep Music Awards 2011
Hailing from Kent in the UK, Rod Azlan has been involved in the Dub & Reggae sound systems dotted around the south of England and now alongside his more recent conquests in today’s modern Dubstep sound movement.In 2007 Rod met Caspa & Rusko, two of the scenes biggest stars on the verge of crossing over into the mainstream.
Together they formed a friendship that helped bring a refreshing sound and MC’ing style to the Dubstep world. Rods Reggae background and positive outlook on life gave the crowds a much needed breathe of fresh air. Shortly after, Rod featured on the Caspa & Rusko FABRICLIVE37 which was the first Dubstep compilation to reach the masses via the infamous Fabric Records series.
Rod has performed at Europe’s largest clubs and festivals such as Glastonbury, Global Gathering & EXIT performing on the same bill as the likes of The Arctic Monkey’s, Lilly Allen and Roots Manuva. He continues to do so and now holds down a monthly residency at the infamous Fabric nightclub in London. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean Rod has toured the states as part of Rusko’s live show and with Dub Police alongside Caspa on his massive shows across USA & Canada, Australia & New Zealand Lollapalooza, WMC, Ultra festival, Hard Fest, Stereosonic Aus & Our House NZ. Rod Azlan has played to sold out events at venues such as LA’s House Of Blues, Denver’s Cervantes Ballroom and Webster Hall New York.
Rod Azlan is featured on Flesh & Bone by Emalkay on his new LP “Eclipse” this track has been getting a lot of attention watch out for it in 2011
Rod Azlan has released “Big Tunes Are Playing ep” on his own Azlan Entertainment record label and featured production from Daddy Ruff Jnr, J Kenzo & Markomen. Also featured a remix from Australia’s Filth Collins.
Rod Azlan says KEEP PUSHING THE GOOD VIBRATIONS and his onstage presence, persona and charm clearly reflect this. A clear example of how lords of the microphone can spread positive energy to the world’s music lovers.
BBC Kent Introducing Jacob Rickard – Best of 2010
Voted Best Dubstep MC/Host – The Dubstep Music Awards 2011
As an MC
Rinse FM Dub Police show 2009
BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 1XTRA: Guest slots
Mary Anne Hobbs, Mistajam, Annie Nightingale alongside Caspa
Kiss FM Guest Slots
Doorly Reclaim The Dancefloor – Dub Police Special 2010
DJ Hatcha – Chosen Ones Dubstep Special 2010
April 2011 – March 2012
Rod Azlan presented the Dubstep Show on London’s Number One Urban Station
Choice FM – London www.choicefm.com
Rusko – Mr. Chips – Sub Soldiers 2008/Fabric Live 37 2007
Caspa- Riot Powder Intro – LP – “Everybody’s Talking – Nobody’s Listening” Fabric/Sub Soldiers. 2009
The Others – Credit Crunch Vip (Scratch Perverts – Beatdown – Fabric Records) 2009
Rusko – OMG – Rubadub Shakedown – Mad Decent 2010
Scion presents Rod Azlan – Scion AV/Azlan Entertainment 2010
Tayo & Acid Rocker – Push The Good Vibrations (Scotch Bonnet) 2010
The Others feat Rod Azlan – Total Recall – Dub 2010
Rod Azlan – Big Tunes Are Playing ep – Azlan Entertainment 2011
Emalkay ft Rod Azlan – Flesh & Bone – Dub Police 2011
Markomen ft Rod Azlan – Be Positive – Azlan Entertainment 2011
J:Kenzo ft Rod Azlan – Ruff House – Tempa 2011
Emalkay ft Rod Azlan – Flesh & Bone Remixes EP – Dub Police 2012
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