AVAILABLE FOR 90 MINUTE SETS AS ONE PERSON, 3 HOUR SETS WITH BOTH MEMBERS AND ALSO AVAILABLE FOR CLASSICS SETS.
That every cause has an effect is common knowledge. For Optiv, CZA and Stuart, the cause is Drum & Bass, and their effect is both indelible and undeniable. Known collectively as Cause 4 Concern, the crew formed together back at the start of 1999, when Optiv was affiliated with Aspect Records and CZA was working for Vinyl Distribution.
A testament to their talent, it took only a few short months of collaborative creation before they scored their first signing – and not just to any label – but the massive and seminal Moving Shadow. At the time they were known as nCode, but by July they had become Cause4Concern and started their own imprint label. The first 12” dropped that December, and secured the support of DJs Doc Scott, Fierce and Grooverider, amongst many others. Releases on respected labels Tru Playaz, Renegade Hardware, Moving Shadow and Timeless Recordings were to follow, and left little doubt that this was one crew to keep an eye on. Promoters right across the planet couldn’t help but pay attention, and consequently there aren’t many places C4C haven’t performed.
Such was the success of Cause4Concern Recordings that 2001 saw the launch of sister label C4C Limited. Intended as an outlet for experimental tracks and remixes of previous C4C releases by other established artists, the imprint has so far seen input from producers Stakka & Skynet, Teebee, Matrix, Fierce and Rymetyme. By the end of the year, C4C had been nominated in the ‘Best Newcomers’ category of the Knowledge Magazine Drum & Bass Awards. Impressing their peers as well as the press, demand for their product increased, resulting in releases on renowned labels BC Presents, Metro, Quarantine and Virus. This well deserved exposure expedited their inevitable ascent through the ranks of the Drum & Bass scene.
2008 Cause4Concern returned to wreak havoc with their first full length album. Spread over five separate 12”s and followed by a double CD, Pandemic picked up right where the lads left off – the leading edge of electronic music.
The last couple of years have seen a huge focus on the CAUSE4CONCERN RECORDINGS label as well as the relaunch of C4C LTD, with OPTIV & CZA's combined veteran skills laid to the manifesto of releasing timeless music that sits on the cutting edge of drum and bass. The label's output has launched the careers of respected musicians SIGNS and INWARD, HANZO & RANDIE, as well as unleashing a slew of sick tunes from some of the finest names in the genre.
All of the elements that made them one of the most exciting and entertaining production posses in drum ‘n’ bass remain intact, and are both refined and reinforced.
Cause4Concern // Basement 45, Bristol, UK
Cause4Concern // The Attic, Torquay, UK
Cause4Concern, Inward, Hanzo & Randie // Klub Za Rampami, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Slovakia
Cause4Concern // Mauerpfeiffer, Saarbrücken, Germany