Aufect Recordings was founded by Patrik Cure in 2008, to serve as a platform for the abundance of talented Canadian artists that were just coming into their own at the time, successfully releasing six 12” plates to critical acclaim in the burgeoning Dubstep days. Aufect was responsible for early releases from producers like Mark Instinct, XI, DZ, Bombaman, Snak The Ripper, Levrige, Philthkids, Kid Kurse, BSMNT, Vlsonn, Self Evident and HxdB, the latter name eventually being brought onboard to work with the label in 2011. The label decided to switch to a digital format around the same time, to adapt with the changing market, and allow more freedom with releasing the vast amounts of quality music the ever-shifting musical landscape was providing.
Over the years, the label continued to search for the bleeding edge of bass music, constantly morphing. The Aufect back catalogue is a diverse mixture of Dubstep, Bass House, UK Garage, Club, Footwork, Jungle, Drum & Bass, Techno and just about everything you could imagine in-between. As their testament to the love of all things dance music, the duo (Cure and HxdB) continued to cultivate music from exciting Canadian talent, as they themselves were cultivating a new partnership in the musical collaboration, GREAZUS. At the label’s core is the concept of collaboration, and they feel proud to work with and help develop talent.
GREAZUS : Aufect Recordings | Hospital | Critical | Diffrent | Vandal LTD | East Van Digital
GREAZUS is the culmination of nearly 2 combined decades of experience producing music, DJing, running record labels and promoting underground shows in Vancouver. This is the shared vision of two of the city’s most renowned and prolific bass music ambassadors – HxdB & Patrik Cure.
Individually, both are accomplished music producers, having releases on some of the most respected labels in the scene like Tectonic, B.YRSLF, Brownswood, Mindset and countless others. Their solo music having been supported by legends like Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO, Machinedrum and B Traits, and having several plays on BBC Radio1, Rinse FM & NTS.
Together they have combined their shared experiences and passion for music, to create a uniquely infectious sound, paying homage to their Jungle, Drum & Bass and Hip Hop roots, while fusing elements of Juke, Footwork, Grime and House. The result in both their productions and performances has been blowing up dance floors and opening eyes to their hybrid, genre-melding sounds. Both having performed frequently across North America and at legendary festivals like Shambhala and Bass Coast Project. Despite this project being in its relative infancy, the two have already received support from international heavyweights like Noisia, Rockwell, Youngsta, dBridge, London Elektricity, J:Kenzo, Sam Binga, Om Unit, Ivy Lab, and Fixate. On the West Coast, their music has gained support from major players like Mat The Alien, The Librarian, Bleep Bloop, Max Ulis, Stylust Beats, Yan Zombie & Taal Mala to name but a handful.
They have collaborated and remixed well-established artists like Sam Binga, Distal, Doctor Jeep, Sinistarr, Klax, BSN Posse, Abstrakt Sonance, J Nomad, and with their feverish studio ethics, have many new and exciting sounds yet to unleash. Their anthemic re-interpretation of John B’s classic “Up All Night”, won them a legion of new fans, hungry for more of their fun, old-meets-new swagger. With music forthcoming and released on legendary labels, Hospital Records & Critical Music in addition to a full EP on Diffrent Music and more music on Vandal, GREAZUS is ready to blow up your dance floor.
PATRIK CURE : Aufect Recordings | Lighta! Sound | Really Good Recordings | Gradient Audio | Philthraxx | East Van Digital
Not just a DJ, but a producer & remixer, founder of Aufect Recordings, member of Vancouver’s Lighta! Sound, and DJ /Host for SUB FM Radio. Cure’s prolific nature is reflected in his imprint, Aufect Recordings which has featured some of the most acclaimed “Bass Music” artists to emerge from Canada over recent years. While consistently delivering sets described as “dance-floor friendly”, “animated”, “upbeat” and “unpredictable”, Cure is helping pave the way for a new generation of genre-defying, multi-BPM, bass-centric artists. With over 10 years in the game, Cure has shared the stage with industry icons such as Rusko, Skream, Deiselboy, Truth, Benga, Loxy, Salva, Grenier, Joker, Om Unit, as well as Concord Dawn (only to name a handful), and has even made an appearance on MTV’s Don’t Try This At Home Tour.
Currently based in Vancouver, Canada, Patrik can be found performing at staple festivals on the west coast, including Shambhala and Bass Coast, throwing underground warehouse parties with HxdB and 314, while also holding it down as a member of Vancouver’s premier bass crew – Lighta! Sound. You can catch him Sunday nights hosting Aufect Radio with Philthkids on SUB FM.
HXDB : Aufect Recordings | Tectonic | Brownswood | Sounds Of Sumo | B.YRSLF | Gradient Audio | Car Crash Set | Surefire | RBMA | Palms Out | Friends of Friends | Mindset | Fat! | Innovative Leisure | Symbols | Infinite Machine | Hot N Heavy | Frijsfo
HxdB aka Severine Erickson is one of the Canadian bass-music scene’s most prolific, driven and exciting figures. Respected for his work in several seemingly disparate genres, such as house, drum & bass, juke and UK garage and just about everything in between. Proving his reputation as an adventurous, and talented DJ, he seamlessly blends these styles together into a cohesive, dancefloor-ready package that has electrified crowds at festivals and clubs across North America. He has released several digital and vinyl releases on some of most respected labels in the scene.
Severine’s music has garnered DJ support from legends like Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO, Bok Bok, Ministry of Sound, Kastle, Canblaster, Dark Sky, Pinch, Machinedrum, Stray, B.Traits, Hannah Wants and many, many others. It has also received favourable press and reviews from respected websites and publications such as Mixmag, XLR8R, Resident Advisor, FACT, Beat Route, Discorder, Knowledge Magazine, DJ Mag, Little White Earbuds, Phuture Labs, Boomkat & Juno.
HxdB has proven his production skills by remixing and collaborating with an exhaustive list of world-class producers including Distal, Grenier, Gun Selectah, Maribou State, Nouveau Palais, and several others. In 2011, he along with fellow Vancouver producer, Self Evident won a Red Bull Music Academy and Exclaim! Magazine remix contest of Nouveau Palais’ song “Drama”, which was released the following year on RBMA.