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Jeremy "50Hz" Geor is one of New Zealand's most experienced electronic music producers, with well over a decade's professional audio engineering experience under his belt.

50Hz's debut album Cyclehum was self-released back in 1997 on Hz's own Pacific Noise imprint and was the first drum & bass full-length release out of Aotearoa. In October 2000 Cyclehum was picked by a panel of 250 industry insiders in Rip It Up magazine as one of the Top 100 New Zealand albums of all time:

"A surprise for some, this was the first New Zealand drum'n'bass release (as far as we know) and it took many off guard. This is something special out of Wellington. To be noted is the production and quality of programmed material - totally polished, totally international quality with a Megashira flavour and big on ambience.

This is sophisticated drum'n'bass, not jungle, not tech-step, it's listening more than dancing and is supreme. It's an album especially suited to put on after a night of hardcore drum'n'bass - all the vibe without the viciousness."

Although he's kept his profile up with countless compilation appearances over the years, the sole other 50Hz record released to date was a storming 12" single released by Wellington drum & bass label Breakers Wax in 2001. Amalga/Descent received this glowing review in drum & bass bible Knowledge Magazine's May 2001 issue:

"New Zealand-based label Breakers Wax throw down their second issue, this one featuring a pair of deep and technical tracks from 50Hz. The hypnotic "Amalga" is a tight percussive roll out, laying down trippy aquatic sounds over a serious, throbbing bassline, and with a similar, though more uptempo, vibe being draped over the jazz bass and complex drums of "Descent", this is a quality twelve."

Independent Wellington record label LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa are soon to release the second album by Wellington-based breakbeat producer 50Hz. While his first album was strictly on cinematic drum & bass tip, the new album Carbon broadens its scope to include elements of dub, downbeat, hip-hop and funk. But there's still a booming batch of breaks on offer too, and Carbon will appeal to a wide base of electronic music fans.