Urban Assault (aka Faust & Shortee) have been a powerhouse in the DJ/Production world for the last 17+ years electrifying audiences on a global scale. Specializing in the grimy beats & filthy bass line genres of Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Drumstep and Electro House, this dynamic duo continues to awe masses worldwide both in the studio & on stage complete with live 4 turntable DJ trick sets scratched to perfection.
Ranked as one of the top 5 Turntablists in the world by SPIN Magazine, Faust released the first turntablist album in history, the critically lauded Man Or Myth and continues to push the boundaries of his production today in various genres. Shortee is acknowledged as one of the most diverse, technically skilled female DJs in the world, described as “The World’s Premier Female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation and named “Queen of the Scratch World” by DJ Times.
Both were featured in the award-winning documentary “SCRATCH” (Palm Pictures) marking their historical contribution to the art of DJing and Turntablism. Together their solo & team albums have earned them critical acclaim in major publications like SPIN, URB, Remix, Knowledge, ATM, DJ Times, Rolling Stone etc., while their music is featured on networks such as MTV, NBC, CNN, HBO, ESPN and more.
In addition to rocking stages globally, Urban Assault are constantly in the studio producing music for release on various record labels as well as their own imprints. They successfully run two multi-genre labels: Heavy Artillery Recordings (Drum & Bass / Breaks / House / Dubstep / Drumstep) and 5 Star Records (Hip Hop / Battle / DJ Tools). Their original tunes and remixes frequent the Top10 charts on the regular and some have held the #1 spot for weeks at a time. A few of their most popular Heavy Artillery EPs include “Scarface”, “Kid Dynomite”, “Lose Control” and “Dope” and their tune “Away” was nominated for the ‘Best Jungle/D&B track’ in the 2008 International Dance Music Awards. In 2009 Urban Assault’s infamous “Red Raider” EP not only held the #1 spot on both Beatport & TrackItDown, but it was also honored by TrackItDown’s Drum & Bass Awards as one of the top 10 releases of the year alongside such artists as Sub Focus, Deadmau5, Chase & Status, Noisia, DJ Fresh and The Prodigy, and it still continues to return to the charts time & time again today.
Whether they appear as ‘Faust & Shortee’ or disguised as the grimy “Urban Assault”, the bass line is always front and center. Their ambitious schedule shows no signs of letting up as they continue to bang out killer beats in the studio and drop devastating bass on stages worldwide.
“Creatively, versatility appears to be the name of the game as far as Urban Assault are concerned. This male/female combination of performers is far from a gimmick – they’re renowned as some of the most talented in the industry, having paid their dues and then some.” KNOWLEDGE
“Every track Faust & Shortee aka Urban Assault release gets picked up and smashed by the scene’s hottest DJs till they become an anthem.” TRACKITDOWN
“Faust & Shortee’s seamless 4 turntable mix has earned them a growing international impression.” SPIN
“Faust & Shortee are what they appear to be: Two of the hardest working multi-faceted DJ/Producers in the country.” PERFORMER
“Faust & Shortee blur the line between the real & the sublime, the concrete & the abstract, hip hop & EVERYTHING!” URB
“The concept of tandem DJs is nothing new (Bobcat and Cut Creator, Cut Chemist and Numark), but while plenty of DJs share records, techniques, and ideas (in other words DJing space) how many DJs also share a house, musical history, and life (physical and emotional space)? Faust & Shortee have done so for years, and when life and DJing coalesce, amazing things happen.” FRANK
“Besides the skills & drum fills, the records & record breakin’, Faust & Shortee provide the chemistry, the energy in the room.” XLR8R
“With four hands on decks, their fast cuts & masterful mixes change up the beat so fast it keeps your feet moving out from under you, while Faust & Shortee pack in multiple layers of sound & rhythm.” ELEMENTAL
“Expect to be surprised by what may be the most innovative duo on earth for the time being!” FLAGPOLE
“Pigeonholing turntablist husband & wife team Faust & Shortee into a single genre of Djing is shortsighted at best, narrow-minded at worst. Running the full gamut of music ranging from their base in underground hip-hop to current cutting edge electronic dance music, their versatility shines.” RINSE