Virus also has an artist list representing the best producers ever to grace the bass music scene. Two of those will be joining them for this Star Warz showcase: Optiv & BTK. When it comes to lethal, outstandingly produced, tear the club out and leave it in shreds style Drum ‘n’ Bass, Optiv & BTK have been one of the first names on tastemakers, ravers, DJ’s and promoters lips for a few years now.
From Optiv’s early days as part of the highly influential Cause4Concern camp, production values and musical integrity were always at the forefront of his work. BTK notes the identical values when producing and signing artists for his own notorious ‘Dutty Audio’ label. It is this joint bond of strong ethics together with a similar hunger, appetite and passion for well produced and hard hitting Drum ‘n’ Bass music that has seen the relationship between these two artists mould perfectly.
Since their initial link up in 2011 in BTK’s current home of Switzerland the duo have taken the scene by storm with a huge catalogue of well received tracks, releases & remixes on labels such as Subtitles, Blackout, Renegade Hardware, Ram, Commercial Suicide, Frequency, Dispatch, Playaz, Shogun Audio and of course Virus where they released the breathtaking album ‘Blackjack’ which was subsequently nominated ‘Album of the year’ at the 2014 Drum & Bass Arena awards.