“The Baltimore based duo The Megadrives have astounded countless parties with their live electronic performances. Their latest release, Apocalypse Party Mix, is a fine addition to their discography. As true as you can get to the Megadrives mantra, It is no secret that Apocalypse Party Mix is awash with eclectic grooves and sounds that pay a well developed tribute to a plethora of old school electro genre’s. With their hardcore enthusiasm for electronica, old and new, this album proves their dedication to craft unique yet familiar approaches with uncompromising precision.” -flunkrock.com
Drawing much of their inspiration from Electronica duo peers such as The Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Orbital. The Megadrives unabashedly revel in expressing themselves using the computer to output original, propulsive sounds in their quest to bring every listener together on the dance floor via the rhythms & melodies.
Their live shows—whether fierce or chill, are a symphony of laptops, mixers, MIDI controllers, effects and mixing techniques—the definition of intense creative energy. Wherever they perform, they leave audiences mesmerized. They are a unique phenomenon in a scene dominated by the DJ—all tracks performed are self-produced, mixed live, and tweaked through the software Renoise. Within the realm of electronic music, the Megadrives refuse to limit themselves to one particular genre, exploring any style that excites them. They’re at their best unleashing an ever-changing, nonstop, mega-fluid mix of Acid, Breaks, Down Tempo, Drum & Bass, Dub, Glitch, House, IDM, Psychedelia, Trance, Trip Hop and hybridized sounds that have yet to be labeled.
“Running the gamut from trance to dub to breakbeat, The Megadrives release an appealing sophomore album [Continue] that takes their diverse style even further.” -ReGen Magazine
Having played a variety of events, The Megadrives have been billed along side such acts as: Srikalogy, Alvin Risk, Erothyme, Juno Reactor, Sean Toure’, Crystal Method, Aligning Minds, Alex B. (Paper Diamond), DJ 2Rip, Beats Antique, Skytree, Blockhead, Telesma, Psylab, Landis Expandis (All Mighty Senators), Talamasca, Soohan, Yab Yum, Bassdread, Future Rock, Plaeground, Bluetech, Maxx Klaxon, Papadosio, Fractal Cat, Psilogod, Starkey, Thousands of One, Dev79, Peelander-Z, Glomag, James Nasty, City Rain, Controllar, B-Rice, DJ Rashad, Electric Dandelion, R.A.W. (6Blocc), Caveman, Evol Intent, Sophistafunk, & more.
The Megadrives have also been known to explore performing with live video projections. Past member Justin “Chroma” Miller started doing the band’s VJing—with live, customized, self-produced psychedelic visuals soon after the duo’s inception. After roughly 5 years of amazing work, he inevitably caught the music bug himself, and now focuses on creating experimental music with his own band. Although the footage produced through live jamming always remains the most fitting and he can still be seen during special events at times. Now, The Megadrives have since experimented in doing their own unique visuals and perform with other visual artists during shows as well.
“…world-class electronica. The Megadrives are two of the most diverse and masterful laptop maestros playing the game these days.” -What Weekly