Code Z is a Drum 'n' Bass band formed by WN member, Slimeo and Pendulum and Knife Party Member, Rob Swire. The point of this band is to make Drum and Bass music.
Formation: 2003-2006 Edit
In 2003, Slimeo announced that he started a project titled, "Codename W.N.", which the term WN is NW (Northwest) spelled backwards. The intention of the project was to make EDM music. Although, Slimeo stated that the project was just a DJ Project. The Project would later get changed to a duo DJ project.
A year later, the band, WN, was formed and began working on the song, "Begin", which would be released that same year on Warner Bros. Records.
In 2005, Slimeo stated that he had intention to start a project to make Drum 'n' Bass with Pendulum member, Rob Swire. He also said that he signed a deal with Atlantic Records, Breakbeat Kaos, and Ram Records. He then published a landing page website saying, "Slimeo and Rob Swire are teaming up for a project unlike any other." It also showed the Code Z icon.
The Band was formed in 2006 when Slimeo had formed the band, WN, two years ago. Slimeo replaced the Band's website landing page with a different one showing the band's offical logo along with the Atlantic Records, Breakbeat Kaos, and Ram Records logos with a text saying, "Drum and Bass will never be the same again..."
The Turnoverness: 2006-2008 Edit
Slimeo and Rob Swire began working on the debut album and the first song under the name, "Code Z". Slimeo was trying to sign a deal with Def Jam Records, but failed to make that happen. So, Slimeo decided to stick with the three labels, Atlantic Records, Breakbeat Kaos, and Ram Records for now.
Rob Swire had revealed that he and Slimeo were working on the first song, which would be released as a single, as well as a debut album under the side project, "Code Z". The name of the album was called, "The Turnoverness".
Recording for the album began at Greenyworld Recording Studios in Chicago. While at the studio, Slimeo stated he wanted to make some Drum and Bass music because the feel of the tempo (175 BPM) was like an anderline rush. Which is why slimeo founded the project in the first place.