consists of Bristol's Mark Caro from Technical Itch and Bart Icus from
Served Chilled/Ice Minus. Having known each other since early 1996 and
sharing musical tastes, a friendship was soon formed. Mark's constructive
input into developing their production techniques resulted in a debut
release as Ice Minus on Tech Itch Recordings. Since then Bart has recorded
several releases with Served Chilled for the Hardleaders label, also
not forgetting the devastating Zen from Ice Minus.
Mark's history is already well known with numerous releases on labels
Moving Shadow and Tech Itch Recordings and together with Darren Beale
on the earlier Decoder projects. With their mutual interests and growing
friendship, working together was inevitable.
In the closing months of 1998 the Biostacis project was born. Mark and
Bart complimented each other, Bart's vast sound archive complementing
Mark's technical abilities.With Mark's already strong links to Moving
Shadow either this or Tech Itch Recordings was the obvious choice for
the project. The initial tracks were completed within a matter of weeks
and were well received by both DJs who had received it on DAT and clubbers
throughout the drum 'n' bass scene. The tracks were sent to Moving Shadow
and the first release was 'Flashpoint/New Real' (AC017) on the Audio
Couture imprint. This will definitely be the shape of things to come
musically for the project. Bart has a talent for creating concepts and
Mark the ability to realise them, the two together being an excellent
combination for breaking new boundries.
projects for Biostacis will see more releases with the Moving Shadow
camp as well as a track for the forthcoming Tech Itch Recordings compilation.
Bart is still working hard with his partner Joe Public on his Served
Chilled / Ice Minus projects and Mark is currently working on his debut
Technical Itch album for Moving Shadow.