SILVER is a part of the duo 'Accidental Heroes' or simply known to
others as SONIC & SILVER.
Along with SONIC,SILVER has recorded music for some of the best labels
in drum&bass, such as - Metalheadz, Virus Recordings, Timeless, Renegade
Hardware, V Records, Digital Soundboy,Infrared, Reinforced, Soul:r,
React, T.O.V., Space Recordings, Bad Company,L Plates,Science
Fiction,industry,Chronic,Dsci4, plus many more.
SILVER has deejay'd the world over several times in places like Japan,
Brazil,Venezulea, Puerto Rico, Russia, Germany, Italy, South Africa,
Portugal, France, Hungary, England, Iceland, Sweden, Australia, New
Zealand, Canada, Holland, Switzerland, Estonia, Norway, Israel, China,
U.S.A, Poland, Czek Republic,
Recently SILVER was voted 14th best DnB dj in the world at
thedjlist.com. SILVER runs 2 record labels - one being the highly
blessed SCIENCE FICTION RECORDS which he co-runs with his partner Sonic;
the other being his brand new label NEMESIS RECORDINGS which has jus
been launched this past year.
As for NEMESIS RECORDINGS the first release came out in February by Sol
& Xample with 'The Cause' on the A-side and 'Ruthless' on the B-side.The
second single is by the mighty ALLIANCE who have recently been signed to
BC Reordings.Tracks are, Aside-Rush Bside Mi Gente.Look out for the 3rd
release by DJANDY&MIKROB.Plus the forthcoming single from the duo THE
CHOSEN(nem004).Also look out for SILVER & R.A.W collaberation soon to
drop on the mighty NEMESIS RECORDINGSand another big tune to drop is
SILVERS Real Bad Man made with CAPELTON due out soon on SHY FX's DIGITAL
SOUNDBOY Label. Dont forget to chatch "SILVER" on tour at a city near you!
If u would like more info and history on SILVER or the ACCIDENTAL HEROES
please go to TIMELESS MUSIC.
Check out DJ SILVER in the Knowledge Magazine June Issue 2005 with mix cd!
The Return of Sonic & Silver
Also known as ‘The Accidental Heroes’, the duo was formed in early 1996
in South Manchester, England. It’s hard not to have heard of them with
even a passing interest in the scene. Sonic & Silver have been
everywhere – in terms of labels, and geographically speaking. From Virus
to Timeless they’ve created music that defies easy category. However,
they are perhaps most famous for two styles in particular – the
house-influenced sound which they helped develop with J Majik in 2001,
and their many dub-influenced tunes they released on labels such as
Reinforced and Metalheadz.
Sonic’s background was in live music, having played in bands most of his
life, whereas Silver was a soundbwoy since childhood, when his
grandfather gave him his first Technics deck at the age of twelve. They
met at a gig in Manchester when Sonic was actually playing live
drum’n’bass, and Silver was DJ’ing. Silver really like Sonic’s
production on his DAT’s they were using live, and suggested they try and
make a tune together. That was their first release – and the pair knew
they were onto something. Their two very different approaches somehow
meant that their songs had a perfect balance of musicality, tight
production and dancefloor know-how. They quickly rose the ranks after
their first releases on Manchester’s Freeform Records in 1998. A close
collaboration with Formation records followed and the pair released many
tunes on its three imprints.
Post-formation, the Accidental Heroes entered the scene guns blazing and
took almost every reputable drum’n’bass label by storm. First came work
on Digital’s Timeless and L-Plates records, and the forming of their own
label, Science Fiction records, which is still releasing quality,
different drum’n’bass. At the same time, in full dub-swing, they hit
Trouble on Vinyl, Renegade Hardware and of course the legendary
Reinforced Records, and many others too, including Industry and Fuze.
This work prompted none other than Goldie to come knocking at their
door, and their legendary ‘On The Anson’ was added to the Metalheadz
Not content with their place at the fore of the scene, Sonic & Silver
decided to totally flip the script and began penning some tunes
influenced by the house music they were listening to at the time. In a
strange twist of fate, friend J Majik was getting into full-swing with a
similar sound. Hitting it off so well through their shared love, the
Heroes were quick to give J their first piece in the style, ‘30degrees’.
The partnership went well, and Sonic & Silver decided to do an album for
J Majik’s label, Infrared. It began with Sonic’s anthem, ‘Even When It
Rains’ featuring Leeds vocalist, David Sackey. The ‘Super Disco Mix’ of
this tune leapt into every big DJ’s box and became one of the seminal
tunes of the era, along with J’s remix of Hatiras’ ‘Spaced Invaders’.
The album followed with the equally big ‘Hydrophonics’ and their place
in d’n’b history was assured. Sonic himself followed up with a number of
colorations with J, including the anthem of 2003, ‘New Generation’ from
the eponymous album, the remix of Defected Records’ ‘Monster’ by Liquid
People and collaborations with Loletta Holloway and Kathy Brown in the
form of ’24 Hours’ and ‘Share The Blame’ respectively.
Following this busy period, the boys perhaps reached the pinnacle of
this sound in the shape of ‘Rocket Launcher / Funkstation’ on Virus
Recordings. This had long been their dream – to release on the highest
profile and most respected label in the business, one that was known for
quality over quantity. When Ed Rush and Optical contacted they boys in
search of material, they were over the moon and ploughed their
excitement into this action-packed release. Unless you’ve lived under a
rock for five years, you’ve heard these tunes smash up the dancefloor
time and time again.
Also around this time, they produced more material for labels such as V
Recordings (Sonic’s uplifting ‘Make Me Wanna’) and Marcus’ Intalex and
ST Files’ Soul:R. in the shape of one of their most popular tunes,
‘Under The Sun’. Sonic then formed Space Recordings – a label that has
been consistent in its high quality and individual style throughout its
> From the soulful ‘Still Dreaming EP’ featuring Jenna G to the dark and
deadly ‘Kinetic’ featuring Ed Rush, there is always a surprise awaiting
when you unwrap your shiny Space vinyl. The label has done consistently
well over the last few years, and has reached a profile big enough that
the Heroes feel it is time to use it to push their collaborative work
once more. In this period both the guys have focussed on their solo
work, and Silver has started his own label, Nemesis Recordings,
featuring cold and dangerous material from himself and friends such as
Gridlock. Silver moved to the US, and Sonic set off on his travels in
the far east, writing most of the recent Space material in a studio he
set up in Vietnam. Both have had great individual success in the last
couple of years, however they missed each others’ input into their work,
and have begun a new master plan…
This dynamic drum’n’bass duo is set to take over the drum’n’bass scene
once again with their re-forming at the start of 2006. With Sonic coming
to LA, where Silver is now based, a new project has begun. The two
Mancunian lads are coming back with a statement bolder than ever before:
‘The Return of Sonic & Silver EP’ series on Space Recordings. This will
contain both the depth and maturity of their recent work deftly combined
with some serious dancefloor sensibility. They will once again tour the
world together, bringing on the sounds that only they know how.
The first EP in the series is already setting the scene alight with
Silver’s massive ‘Tronik House’ and Sonic’s equally murderous ‘House Is
A Way Of Life’. That house-influenced sound that Sonic & Silver are
famous for is taken to all new levels of impact. Silver’s tune is low,
rolling and heavy, filled with amazing effecfts, adding a new element of
murky, groaning bass behind the frantic, percussive stabs. Sonic’s
piece, on the other hand, is rushing and intense, leading on from where
his collaboration with Ed Rush, ‘Kinetic’, left off. Moving at the speed
of light, and with the boys’ trademark build-up taken to new extremes,
there’s just one thing to say: "Can you feel it / Like I feel it?"
Already getting massive play, expect to hear them in your local club for
years to come. Also on the EP, the boys’ dub-styles are featured in the
form of ‘Freedom Dub’. Ocean-deep, the kind of tune that sends shivers
down your spine as the sun rises on the end of a great night out. And
then there’s the neuro-esque: ‘Mutogens’. This tune will make imagine
you are listening to a conversation between alien bass-machines, as the
same time taking you on a journey through other worlds with it’s
beautiful sci-fi atmospherics. Reminiscent of the boys’ ‘The Stars Our
Destination’ LP on Infrared that shot them to stardom. As a well-known
junglist recently said: "Sometimes you have to go back to go forward."