From their base in Utrecht, Holland, the Black Sun Empire trio have truly gone global, taking their own brand of high-octane techno-infused drum & bass to audiences worldwide, with over 100 appearances at live stages and clubs in the last year alone.
Their own club night, Blackout, celebrated it's ninth year anniversary in February 2012 and has seen guest appearances from some of the very best artists in drum & bass and dubstep including Goldie, Dom & Roland, Klute, Optical, Spor, Nero, and Bar 9. In 2011 and now onto 2012, Blackout goes on tour with guests and related artists from their three labels (BSE Recordings, oBSEsessions, Shadows of the Empire) and now has a highly successful residency in London at Cable.
BSE Presents Blackout recent lineups as follows:
Black Sun Empire, DJ Hype, Shy FX, Sigma, Optical, BTK, Calyx, Alix Perez, Shockone, The Panacea, Emalkay, Distance, Cookie Monsta, Funtcase
Black Sun Empire, Dillinja, Lenzman
Black Sun Empire, Foreign Concept, Mindscape, Phace, Hazard, Ed Rush b2b Optical/Audio, Telekinesis
Black Sun Empire, Noisia, Bare Noize, Audio, Nymfo, Proxima
Black Sun Empire, Ed Rush, Phace, Shockone, Proxima, June Miller
BSE have suggested the following acts for Blackout tour nights (subject to each artist's individual approval) :
Commercial: Noisia, Andy C, Friction, Goldie, Spor, Dillinja, Hazard, Hype,
Netsky, Camo & Krooked, Loadstar, Marky, Aphrodite, John B, Chase & Status, Pendulum.
Hard Tech: Ed Rush, Audio, Optical, Phace, The Upbeats, Gridlok,
Neonlight, Counterstrike, State of Mind, Mindscape, Jade, Chris.SU,
Klute, Telekinesis, Calyx & Teebee, N.Phect, Mefjus, Blokhe4d, Prolix, Misanthrop, Neonsignal, Dom & Roland, Dieselboy.
Deeper: Spectrasoul, Rockwell, Alix Perez, Icicle, Marcus intalex,
S.P.Y, Lenzman, Kasra, Enei, Rido, Total Science, Break, Vicious Circle,
Lynx, Nymfo, Logistics, Commix.
Dubstep: Nero, Bare Noize, Bar9, SPL, Broken Note, N-Type, Evol Intent.