Teddy Killerz first exploded onto the drum'n'bass scene in 2012 with their debut release, Scary/Earth Shaker, for Bad Company UK's Bad Taste Recordings, but its members -- Russian-born Anton Mashevsky and Ukrainian Oleg Cholovski -- had previously worked together as Place 2B & Paimon.
With a foot already in the drum'n'bass world, the duo's meticulously produced tracks were released on labels such as Fokus, Citrus, and Disturbed before they joined fellow Russian Grigory Cherekaev (also known as Garud) to form Teddy Killerz. After the release of their debut EP -- which was also a collaborative release with N-Phonix -- the trio quickly delivered the follow-up New Drums, and rounded out the year with The Exorcist EP on Dee Kline's Hardcore Beats. That same year, they also entered a remix contest, which saw them delivering their take on Skrillex's "Make It Bun Dem." While not winning the contest due to being proper artists in their own right, the trio got a special mention from Skrillex himself, and the following year delivered two EPs for his OWSLA label. With their profile exploding, the trio released the Big Blow EP for RAM underground offshoot Program in 2014, alongside a trio of releases -- the Machine Room EPs -- for Bad Taste. At the end of 2014, Teddy Killerz announced they had signed an exclusive deal with Andy C's RAM Records. Over the next two years, while they focused on producing their debut album, the trio delivered a handful of EPs and singles for RAM, including Hyperspeed, Killer Squad, and Teddynator. At the end of 2016, they announced the release of their debut album, Nightmare Street. Dropping in mid-2017, the cohesively produced release -- which saw them flirting with dubstep and electro as well as drum'n'bass -- was preceded by the single Monkey Kingdom. ~ Rich Wilson, Rovi