Nominated for ‘Best Electronic Album’ 2009 New Zealand Music Awards
Nominated for ‘The People’s Choice’ 2008 New Zealand Music Awards
Nominated for ‘Breakthrough DJ’ at Breakspoll 2008 (UK)
Hailing from Auckland, Brothers Josh and Luke Purcell met Brendon Spain on the New Zealand DJ circuit and with a mutual interest in producing and DJ’ing electronic music, they eventually conceived Antiform in 2002. Their combined talents have taken them from a release on a local Breakbeat CD to the Hardcore Beats 3 compilation and being nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the Breakspoll 2008 awards in the UK, making them the first Kiwis ever to be nominated for this huge accolade.
Antiform's early projects with Auckland’s MC Twincam spawned 'It's All About' which hit number three on bFM’s chart. In 2007 Antiform delivered 'Boombox', the track created major hype with Screwface remixing the tune for Hardcore Beats 3 and was signed by the UK’s biggest Breakbeat label, Hardcore Beats.
Antiform have headlined many major festivals, completed a hugely successful Australasian tour, sold out every party for their single and EP releases and have been playing to swarms of partygoers on the New Zealand tour for ‘Ends of the Earth’ of which they feature no less than three times on the album with ‘Got To Be You’, ‘Grip’ and ‘Crash’. These 3 singles have each proved to be hugely successful worldwide holding top 10 positions in the charts of Amplifier and Beatport.com download websites for months as well as music videos for ‘Crash’ and ‘Got To Be You’ receiving vast amounts of rotation on music TV around the world.
For Antiform performing live in concert was always a major focus of the group since its original conception, bringing their honed studio productions to the stadiums, arenas and clubs to put on a show that is un-paralleled in energy, entertainment and musical mayhem.
“The new Pendulum” – (Rennie Pilgrem)
“Antiform are the bollocks!!!! Their tunes most definitely rock the crowd when we drop them beats” (The Freestylers)
“These guys are like an adrenaline shot into the heart of NuSkool Breaks, bringing tearing vibes and supreme musicality that few can equal!” (Screwface).