Drum+Basics Q&A: GREYSWEET

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GREYSWEET is laying down some beats this Friday at Foundation DOJOS Bristol alongside Eveson & Phil Tangent + more.

Event link press this HERE

Drum+Basics wanted to know more about GREYSWEET.

GREYSWEET we’ve noticed your a new upcoming female DJ.
How did it all begin?

Sup ladies :) ….so i bought a pair of turntables when i was about 17 but never really focussed on getting a set together…it was the encouragement from friends (legends!) a year or so ago to play some house beats at a couple of local festivals that motivated me to take my mixing a little more seriously, instead of just messing about at after parties!

In the past year 2014 you played a set at Sun and Bass and seemed highly surprised from all the positive support and feedback.
Has this made you focus more on getting out there and DJing alot more?

Definitely! to be given an opportunity as big as that has made me realise i can reach high!! the unreal amount of support from friends, sun and bass ravers (the best kind of ravers!), dj’s and mc’s was a massive confidence boost :)

You have an upcoming set in Bristol.
Do you go with the flow on the night or already know what you want to mix on that night?

I’ve already got my mix sorted with thought to the style of foundation nights :) my mixes are a reflection of my personality so i’ve put together something that i’m going to enjoy playing and hope others enjoy too!

Do you think there is any heavy pressure on yourself due to playing on the same night as 2 top producers?

I think there is always pressure for anyone playing to a paying audience…although all the dj’s, promoters and ravers i have ever come across are so supportive to newcomers i’m forgetting about the pressure and thinking about the fun!

Is there any other upcoming DJ sets?

I’m doing a chilled drum and bass podcast for a friends record label HERE in the next few months and popping out a party mix for a friends wedding in the spring…but that’s about it for now! i also love spending my time on the other side of the decks :)

What do you wish to achieve this year?

My plan is to get some sets down in different styles as well as drum and bass…house, hip hop, funk/disco…and share them on my soundcloud so i can spread the love!!

Many Thanks GREYSWEET.

Drum+Basics Exclusive Interview: DIGITAL

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Steve Carr aka DIGITAL is the main man behind Function Records.

DIGITAL has been releasing his concrete production since 1994.

He sure has had a lot of releases on labels such as Moving Shadow,Metalheadz,Dispatch & Renegade.

He’s a true pioneer.

At an early age you stepped into production.
What + who were the main influences?

My main influences were people around me trying to make a career out of music. Friends like Danny C, Yt, Photek, Spirit, and Gordon Mulraine. From a music point of view as a kid I loved the instrumentals of reggae tracks with all the weird and wonderful effects which we all know as Dub. After that Hip Hop artists like Big Daddy Kane and Mc Shan along with the Electro Street Sounds compilations were big to me. In the late 80’s my oldest sister bought an Acid House compilation called ‘House Hallucinates’ Pump Up London Volume 1 and that Lp got me into other electronic crazy beats I recorded from pirate radio stations in London when I visited my Uncle in Bruce Grove Tottenham around 90/91 . Through these tapes I heard hardcore / jungle and later I found that most of the tracks I absolutely loved were on Reinforced Records. So Reinforced Records are a major influence to me.

Your classic track Deadline still gets played frequently at D&B nights.
Do you think that this track can educate young ears to research into the history of drum and bass?

Not really but it can show them to have fun making music and that you don’t have to follow a trend.

As we already know Function is your independently ran record label.
Is there any forthcoming releases lined up?

There’s plenty coming up. All 12’s this year will feature me plus collabs with Spirit, Drum Cypha, Response, Om Unit, Simon Bassline Smith and DrumSound. Remixes from Dub Phizix and Benny Page.

The first 12 due late Feb is

Silver Lining – DIGITAL+RESPONSE
Deadline – DIGITAL – DUB PHIZIX REMIX
Forever – DIGITAL

I read that a few people thought that you were an new upcoming producer on a social networking site due consistent releases from yourself in 2014.
What’s your opinion on this?

To be honest I read nothing into it I just think they’re new to dnb and whether they check my history or not it bothers me none! I was a little bit flattered actually because I must be still sounding fresh lol

Freshly pressed dubplates or MP3 format?

DUBPLATES! I enjoyed my dubplate and I was sad to see them go but my shoulder is much better now!

This year marks your successful 20 year solo career within music.

Big Congrats!

Has it all been garden roses?
Or has it been one hell of a roller coaster?

20 years and still loving it!

Music is a major part of my life and has been since I was a kid. My Grandma was the loudest singer at church, my dad was a reggae dj, my brother is crazy mad into early hip hop and electro, my sister Angela was a dancer, my sister Debbie was huge on most pop music, my mum danced around the house to reggae so I got vibes from all this so I see my career in music as my part of family’s love for music.

It has definitely been a roller coaster ride because I’ve never really gone with the ‘in crowd’ or ‘in sound’ because I don’t work like that so sometimes I can get left behind. Sometimes I think I don’t even know what the hell I’m doing. I say that because I don’t really have ideas I just play around and hopefully end up with something decent!

Can you see your solo career continuing for another 20years?

Yes I’ve no doubt about that because no one is kicking me up the arse to make music I do it because I really enjoy it. I listen to music and as a bonus I get to make it too. Fantastic!

Final words?

Thanks for all the support over the years. Hold tight for another 20!

Many Thanks DIGITAL

To keep up to date on DIGITAL Upcoming gigs press HERE

 

Drum+Basics Exclusive: The 10th Birthday Jungle Jam Competition!

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DRUM+BASICS

Exclusive Competition to WIN 2 Tickets to the 10th Birthday Jungle Jam in Leeds.

Heavyweight soundsystem and a great line-up!

To enter, simply answer this Question:

What was REMARC first release? 

Please include the year & record label.

 Post your answer on our Facebook page.

 Competition comment box HERE

Good Luck!

 

 

 

Celebrating 10 years of Jungle Jam the only way we know how, with a massive lineup, funktion one soundsystem and a warehouse!

This is how it should be done!

LINEUP

ROOM 1 – 10 Years of Jungle Jam

MICKY FINN FT MC SKIBADEE– 90 min A.W.O.L. Set
ED SOLO – Jungle Cakes Tearout Set
EKSMAN vs REMARC – Jungle Jam Exclusive
NICKY BLACKMARKET – 10 Years of Jungle Jam Set
MARCUS VISIONARY – Digital Soundboy
POTENTIAL BADBOY – Playaz
MC SKIBADEE
MC EKSMAN
NORTHERN SCUM
NANNY BANTON
SHOCK
MC GIGANTE
MC RAMIN

ROOM 2 – The Loft

BAD COMPANY – Classics Set
TOTAL SCIENCE – Metalheadz
LOZ CONTRERAS
COLOSSUS
NAUSIKA
LUKE EP
SA

ROOM 3 – Backyard

Powered by Salt and Pepper Sound System

CONDUCTA – Bullet Train Records
VITAL TECHNIQUES FT MC PEAN + MC JORDACHE
CONCORDIA
PHRIXUS
ELIAS vs WATCHMAN
CHIMPING
RUSH + SPINZY

Check out the event page here.

Purchase tickets here.

 

6/3, London. Shut That Sh*t Down @ The Qube Project

LINE UPDNB

Grooverider
(Prototype / Metalheadz)

Bailey
(Soul In Motion / Intabeatz)

Bryan Gee
(V / Liquid V / Philly Blunt / Chronic)

Ray Keith
(Dread Recordings)

Paul T & Edward Oberon (live PA)
(Tilt Audio / Liquid V)

Rob Smiley
(Shut That Sh*t Down)

Hosted by MC Moose and MC Supa

TICKETS

THE QUBE PROJECT
191 Victoria Street
SW1E 5NE London, United Kingdom

24/1, Birmingham. Break Thru Presents Calibre & Con*Natural @ The Custard Factory

Break Thru presentDNB
Calibre & Con-Natural (combined for the first time)

support from
Blindside / Pace / The Skeptics / Mytton

Room 2 hosted by

Listening Sessions & City of Colours

Live painting from
Enzime Mad Wew and Liskbot

TICKETS
Final Release £10
NUS Ticket £8
Members Tickets £8
Members / NUS Door £10
Others Door £12

Text JOIN 1006 to 447537414385 to become a BREAK THRU member
(existing members have been sent the discount code)

23/1, Bristol. Critical @ Exchange

LINE UP

ED RUSH (Virus)
KASRA (Critical)
NU:TONE (Hospital Records)
XTRAH (Critical)
SYNTHESIS (Apex)
Hosted by:
BASSLINE
REMIDY

Room 2 hosted by APEX
LURKA (Black Box)
JAY DROP (Terror Rhythm)
AVRA (Apex)
LONE RANGER (Apex)
SCRUFFY (Apex)

Saturday 23rd Feb
10 til 5am
Exchange (Old Market)
72 – 73 Old Market Bristol, BS2 0EJ Bristol, United Kingdom

TIckets £9/11 from:
Bristol Ticket Shop
Resident Advisor
Idle Hands
Cooshti
Dutty Girl

Info:
www.criticalmusic.com/

23/1, Bristol. Deep Space Presents… @ Basement 45

Deep Space Records UK bringing you the finest artists in the drum and bass scene @ basement 45 in 2015. Our long awaited debut in bristol has finally arrived. We are excited to present to you…dnb

BEN SOUNDSCAPE – ( INTRIGUE MUSIC )

PENNYGILES - (INNERGROUND / LIQUID V / FIZZY BEATS / IM:ltd / C.I.A )

PHASE 2 – ( FOKUZ RECORDINGS / SOUL DEEP RECORDS / INFLUENZA MEDIA )

MR:L B2B MILLSTONE ( DEEP SPACE RECORDS UK )

DIGGERZ ( DEEP SPACE RECORDS UK / RANCID / SP8 DNB )

PRADERZ ( DEEP SPACE RECORDS UK )

SLEEPYLION ( DEEP SPACE RECORDS UK )

HOSTED BY – MC BLUEJAY & OGY MC & SIEGE MC

ROOM 2 HOSTED BY- GROOVE YARD

UK BASS GARAGE JUNGLE

AMEN SHEMEN ( JENGA SOUND )

JUNIOR J ( GROOVE YARD )

SHORTBACK & SIDEZ ( GROOVE YARD )

AERO ( GROOVE YARD )

RAYMON D ( GROOVE YARD )

ELVE’ ( GROOVE YARD )

SKRUFF N SCALLY ( BOOMTING )

FRIDAY 23RD JANUARY 2015

£5 BEFORE 12 £7 AFTER

Basement 45

8 frogmore street, bs1 5na Bristol, United Kingdom

 

Exclusive Interview & Promo Mix: MR:L DEEP SPACE RECORDS

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This Friday Bristol is preparing for a D&B New Years Resolution event. Here’s more info.

Please introduce yourself?

Hi my name is John Marshall (MR:L), Co Founder of Deep Space Records UK.

How did Deep Space come about?

Deep Space was founded back in 2013 by myself and two other friends who all have the same passion for Drum And Bass. Playing gigs at glastonbury festival and boomtown that year made us realise we have some thing special so we decided to create Deep Space Records UK a platform for us to realise are own mixes and music.

Bristol has always had a strong drum and bass scene basically since day dot. What will Deep Space bring to the DnB fans?

Deep Space presents will be bringing you the finest Drum and Bass around today and yesterday, showcasing all sub genres of drum and bass from liquid jazzy vibes to Jump up vibes. At deep space we love all types of drum and bass – it’s what makes the genre so special to us.

Tell us something more about your upcoming event?

This month we are hosting Deep Space Presents at Basement 45 8 frogmore street Bristol; check the event out here. The club has two rooms with amazing sound systems. We love basement 45.

On our Lineup this month we have: BEN SOUNDSCAPE (INTRIGUE MUSIC). Ben is one half of the bristol duo The Insiders and the founder of Intrigue Music Record label and Club night.

PENNYGILES – We have been very impressed with pennygiles releases over the last few years. He has had releases out on some big labels in the drum scene including INNERGROUND, FIZZY BEATS and IM:LTD .

PHASE 2 – Making the most wonderful mellow jazzy liquid drum and bass around today having releases on labels such as FOKUZ RECORDINGS, SOUL DEEP RECORDS, INFLUENZA MEDIA.

Plus Deep Space residents – MR:L, MILLSTONE, SLEEPYLION, PRADERZ, DIGGERZ

In room 2 we have GROOVE YARD hosting. The groove yard crew will playing the best in Jungle Uk Bass and Garage has to offer with Amen Shemen headlining the room.

We are open 10 pm until 4 a.m
£5 before 12 £7 after

Many Thanks MR:L

27/2, Bristol. Adaptive V Foundation @ Basement 45

Full Line Updnb

MARK SYSTEM
(Exit, Digital Soundboy)

LSB
(Soul:R, Spearhead)

CLARITY
(Samurai, Exit)

LURCH & JACKY P
(Intrigue, Foundation)

DOUBLE U & DJ TTB
(Adaptive)

BASSMETRIX
(Adaptive)

Room 2

ILLUSIVE
(Kinetic, Impulse)

OCTO PI
(Liquifyah)

OLLIE L b2b RYLZE
(Adaptive)

SCREECH

Hosts

REMIDY
BLUEJAY
TRAFIC
SIEGE

Tickets

£6 Early Bird, £8 Standard, More On The Door

Tickets will be available from Bristol Ticket Shop & Cooshti

Friday 27th February
Doors 10pm – 4am
Basement 45

8 frogmore street, bs1 5na Bristol, United Kingdom

Free download: LSB – FabricLive x Soul:ution Mix

Playing in the upcoming Soul:ution hosted Room Two on Friday 23rd January the Chelmsford based drum & bass producer, LSB (aka Luke Beavon), has put together another stonker of a 60 minute mix to get everyone’s palette back up to speed after the end of year break. Incorporating the sort of measured and musical music you can fully expect from a room that will also feature sets from the music man, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Exit boss, dBridge and Manchester prodigy, Chimpo, LSB’s mix builds slowly, layering tracks that really maintain an awareness and a sense of space.

2/4, Shrewsbury. Soul:ution @ The Buttermarket

Perception presents Soul:ution

Marcus Intalex (Soul:r / Metalheadz)

DBridge (Exit Records / Metalheadz / Soul:r)

Conspire (Soul Deep / Liquid Drops)

Jay Dubz (Perception)

11pm-3.30am

Easter Thursday 2nd April 2015
(Bank Holiday Good Friday next day)

The Buttermarket Cellars, Shrewsbury.

Room 2 hosted by:

Traffic (Underground House + Techno)

DJ’s James Taylor, Emma Sharp, Will Purcell

Extra visual/sound production for the second room to ensure that special traffic vibe and celebrate ten years of parties on one of their original stomping grounds.

ENTRY/TICKET INFORMATION – TBC

WWW.THEBUTTERMARKET.CO.UK, https://www.facebook.com/TheButtermarket, https://www.twitter.com/TheButtermarket

The Buttermarket Cellars
Howard Street
Shrewsbury
SY1 2LF
01743 281712

2 minutes walk from Shrewsbury Train Station with Large Car Park situated behind the venue! Venue also has Shropshires best Smoking area!

Proper underground music, proper underground crowd, pure undiluted aural fantasy! Were all about music with meaning, only the funkiest and most soulful bass laden grooves for your pleasure.

MC FREE – we let the music do the talking!

Check out our website.

Please also join the Perception fanpage for all the latest info and free downloads:

https://www.facebook.com/perceptionmusicshrewsbury

And follow us on twitter:

https://www.twitter.com/perceptiondnb

20/2, Leeds. Overflow 2nd Birthday @ Wire

LINE UPDNB

Calibre Dnb & DRS
(Signature Recordings / Soul:r)

Pennygiles
(Innerground / Influenza)

Loz Contreras b2b Soul:motion
(Fokuz / Influenza)

Structure
(Rush Records.)

Transcript b2b Colossus
(Overflow / Rush Records)

MCs: Mr Science & Maroose

Wire

2-8 Call Lane, LS1 6DN Leeds
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