Gunda G’s roots run deep, at the dawn of the 80s he was collecting records and by the last year of the decade he had begun his immersion in the club scene.
He quickly graduated to the role of DJ as well, was instantly captivated by the emerging Jungle sound and along the way also added promoter to his resume.
A lifelong love of Bassline/Breakbeat music had begun. In addition to promoting small clubs and parties, pre-Millennium he was dropping Jungle/DnB as well.
2000 revealed his next move to him – he wanted to play his own sounds. He began learning the ropes of production, meanwhile behind the decks his style morphed into a much more expansive exploration of the sounds he loved… Reggae, Bancehall, Breakbeat, Hip Hop, Electro, Jazz, were all fused together with deep bass and dope beats.
In 2007 he was hooked by the Dubstep sound and emerging Bass music genres and he soon began building an ever increasing arsenal of Dubstep and Breakbeat tunes released as Gunda G.
DJ Career Highlights: WOMAD 2013, Sam Binga(UK) Starkey(US), Kryptic Minds(UK), Ulterior Motive(UK),Icicle(UK), OneMan(UK) Spectrasoul(UK), Klute(UK), Noah D (US), Trolley Snatcha(UK), Dr P(UK),Girl Unit(UK),Kito, Richie Spice(JAM), Paul Fraser, SPL, RSD(UK),Will Styles, MCDJ RIBBZ(UK), Ellis Dee(UK), MC Fearless(UK), Tomba(ISR), ANT TC1 (UK), RSD(UK) & Matt-U
Gunda-G has 20+ years experience in the dance music scene in Adelaide
Despite only having been playing out and producing under the alias since 2011, Strict Face has had a somewhat-impressive career so far.
Having picked up releases under Mr. Mitch’s Gobstopper label and Tuff Wax in Scotland, while also gaining the attention of well-respected producers and DJs such as Mumdance, Slackk, Cashmere Cat, Nina Las Vegas, Dusk & Blackdown and Deadboy, through his blend of Grime, Rap, R&B and Bass music (with a few curveballs thrown in for good measure). However, Strict Face doesn’t only have his eyes set on the international scope; in addition to being involved with club nights Generic People and Yes Bruv, Strict Face has also supported acts such as Nguzunguzu, Bok Bok + L-Vis 1990, Girl Unit, Wen, Ben UFO, Matt-U and Sam Binga and played interstate shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth over the last four years.
Loops has over 10 year’s experience djing in the Adelaide Bass music and Hip Hop scenes. He effortlessly mashes, cuts and scratches between genres. While a lot of his sets have a Reggae slant they heavily feature Dubstep, Trap, DnB. Jungle, Footwork/Juke, HipHop & more all tied together into a surprisingly effortless set.
He has supported the likes of Pendulum, Borgore, Spenda C, High Rankin, Mampi swift, Crissy Criss, Will Styles & Omegaman. Locally he has held residencies at Elysium Lounge and with his crew ‘Funk Hustlers’ at Ghost Ships Bar.
In 2014 he entered the SPIN DJ comp and made the final in a very talented final lineup.
November 2014 saw him heading overseas to the US to attend the Mad Decent Boat Party.
He was lucky to win a set from a mix competition for the MadFam Pre-Boat Party event in Miami giving him his first international gig