Undoubtedly one of NZ's finest international touring DJ / Producers; TREi, AKA Trevor Linnell, has been a leader in the Drum and Bass scene 'downunder' since 2007. With a slew of producers coming from Australia and New Zealand including Pendulum, The Upbeats, ShockOne, State of Mind, and Concord Dawn, TREi has made a name for himself with releases on prestigious labels such as: Viper Recordings, Technique, Commercial Suicide, SOM Music, Shogun Ltd, Samurai Music, and Uprising Recordings.
Providing, riding and amplifying the connection between music and crowd for over 15 years now, JabZ first became hooked on bass music early 1990 in Reading UK, where the early rave scene was breaking through and took early vocal influences from the legendary Stevie Hyper D (RIP), MC Conrad and Top Buzz’s Mad P and further afield, hip hop lyricists such as Methodman, Ice Cube and Ice T.
Since those early days, he has come a long way both lyrically and geographically, moving from the UK to claim Christchurch and New Zealand his new home. Warming up for the legendary Mampi Swift and IC3 in 2005 at The Ministry, really give him the first real taste of a New Zealand crowd and he hasn’t looked back since.
Having toured all over New Zealand and Europe as the MC of choice for home-grown producers State Of Mind, Trei and Upbeats, he has been lucky enough to work alongside the world’s best, earning himself a reputation as a dope lyricist, graceful host and when JabZ lights up the mic in front of a crowd all hell could break loose and frequently does.
The last year and a half has been spent rolling alongside Hawks Bay’s dan-dada, Trei and over the last 18 months a tight bond of uncompressible energy and synergy has be forged, honed and unleashed on festival crowds and clubs alike and in no uncertain terms 2019 is already shaping up to be up to be another absolute killer of a year for the man with the mic they call JabZ MC!
"We've played some amazing shows with JabZ all around the world. Nobody gets the party started like the Jabba!" - State of Mind