Founded in 2000, the Planet of the Drums is the alliance of America's most popular drum and bass DJ's AK1200 (Dave Minner, Orlando, FL), DJ Dara (Darragh Guilfoyle, Brooklyn, NY), Dieselboy (Damian Higgins, Brooklyn, NY), and MC Messinian (James Fiorella, Philadelphia, PA), created to move drum and bass out of siderooms and onto the main stages of electronic dance music events.
origin: Moonshine Over America tour
first year: MC Dub2
In 2008 the Planet of the Drums embarked on their 9th consecutive annual national tour.
Detroit Electronic Music Festival, May 2006, Detroit, MI
Electric Daisy Carnival, June 26, 2004, Los Angeles, CA
Starscape, September 27, 2003, Baltimore, MD
(1) "Planet of the Drums: Four Men, One Mission" Jive Magazine, 6/13/2005 http://www.jivemagazine.com/article.php?pid=3422
(2) Cover story, RINSE Magazine May/June 2007 http://www.rinsemag.com/press/RNS027/
(3) "Stress Relievers: Planet of the Drums" by Christopher Porter, Express, 7/20/2007 http://www.expressnightout.com/content/2007/07/stress_relievers.php
(4) "AK 1200 Interview - Planet of the Drums Tour" by DJ Ron Slomowicz, About.com, 2007 http://dancemusic.about.com/od/remixersproducers/a/AK1200POTDInt.htm
(5) "Planet of the Drums 2007 Recap - 'drum and bass isn’t just dance music, it is a way of life'" by Katie Olsheskie and Dmitri Vassiliev, Jivemagazine.com, 8/13/2007 http://www.jivemagazine.com/article.php?pid=15299