Dunedin, Otago, NZL

NZ live electronica band, focusing on Drum'n'bass, Dubstep, & other dance genres.
from high energy dancefloor tracks, to stripped back melancholic liquid productions.
support from respected DJs such as Marcus Intalex. have collaborated with Logistics & Truth.
released on Optimus Gryme Recordings.


Nightshade is a live dubstep, drum'n'bass & trip-hop act from Dunedin, New Zealand, performing 100% original tunes.

Nightshade Live features the vocal talents of Sarah Callander & MC Beau, along with Kalo Pilato (guitars/ keys), Woosh (bass & synths)
Their dynamic sound ranges from heavy & energetic, to deep & soulful.

Nightshade have collaborated with well regarded artists such as Logistics (Hospital Records, UK), TRUTH (Deep Medi), Optimus Gryme, and Tokyo Prose, & as such have a diverse array of material to draw from for their show.

Nightshade have a good following throughout New Zealand, due in part to their highly successful nationwide tour in March 2011, where they played in centres from Auckland to Invercargill, including venues such as Zen, Sandwiches, Flow Bar, Subculture, Urban Factory, & BarLuca, as well as performing a Live-To-Air on B-Nets Radio One.

On the release front Nightshade made their debut outing on Optimus Gryme Recordings in February 2011, & currently their explosive remix of Knives At Noon track 'Violence & Violins' is about to be released on Liberation Records.

Their track 'This Time' has also received wide-spread support, including airplay from Marcus Intalex (Soul:R Recordings UK) on his legendary Soul:ution Radio for Red Bull Music Academy.

These tracks, as well as their collaboration with Logistics (UK), can be heard by visiting Nightshade on Soundcloud, or alternatively checking their Facebook bandpage.

Currently Nightshade are working on their debut album, to be released early 2012, & as such have already begun promo'ing many of their tracks to radio stations, resulting in airplay throughout the country.

If you would like to any more info on Nightshade check out our Facebook page which has further material on the band, or alternatively contact us by email:


Optimus Gryme Recordings 008
Nightshade - Common Thread / Night Ninja
February 2011

Knives At Noon - Violins & Violence (Nightshade Remix)
Liberation Records

Set List

set list dependent on type of performance/ time of set etc

all original material

set length: 1 hour

NB: perfomance rider consists of foldback monitoring & 2x Shure 58beta Microphones, preferably wireless