24/4, London. Future Retro #001 @ Peckham Audio

Lineup:

Coco Bryce
Dead Man’s Chest
Sully
Dwarde
Tim Reaper

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“The concept for this night came from a realisation after DJing at a club in London the previous night that there was no physical space dedicated solely to the new jungle scene that could be described as the place where all the newest tunes made by the jungle producers of today would be tested and heard first.

I felt like there needed to be a night similar to how Co-Op existed for the broken beat scene, FWD existed for the dubstep scene and Technicality & Rupture exist for the more up to date breakbeat drum & bass scene. A night that was focused on the community of artists all brought together by a shared passion & desire to continue the lineage created in the 90s golden era for jungle, whilst bringing it up to date with modern influences & production techniques.

This is where Future Retro comes into existence, a place that aims to provide artists the space to feel comfortable in testing out their newest material (& current/old favourites) to a crowd ready & keen for it and a place for ravers to be present, for when potential future anthems of the modern day jungle scene are played for the first time.”
– Tim

Peckham Audio

133a Rye, SE15 4BQ London, United Kingdom

Weekend Planner

TONIGHT, FRIDAY

Sheffield

The Wub Club Warehouse Party 5 @ Dryad Works

Liverpool

WAH Presents Hospitality @ Invisible Wind Factory

London

United Nation: Three Decades of Drum and Bass + Q&A @ Ritzy Cinema

Drop Art free DnB party: Cyan, Constrict, Counter Culture + more @ Work Bar

Danger Chamber Sessions @ The Castle

15 Years of DC Breaks @ Camden Assembly

25 years of KMag: 25 years of D&B @ Fold

Jungle Cakes: General Levy, Micky Finn & Aphrodite, Deekline @ Brixton Jamm

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Liquicity Rotterdam 2020 @ Annabel

Birmingham

sub:stance Birmingham Launch: Serum & Voltage, T>I & Limited @ Amusement 13

Refuge Raves Traumatize, Filthy Habits, Warhead, Alcemist + more @ The Tunnel Club

Stratford-Upon-Avon

The DNB Soundclash @ No1 Shakespeare Street Bar And Kitchen

Reading

1991-1999: New Bass Order Special @ Purple Turtle

Manchester

Hit & Run @ Concourse

Bristol

Intrigue 17th B’day – Spectrasoul, Doc Scott, Mark System, DRS!

Brighton

Foundations x Biz-E Productions: Bredren @ Patterns

Plymouth

Critical Sound with Enei, Kasra & MC Jakes @ Hanging Gardens

Leeds

Spectrasoul, Trigga, Particle & Kaz @ The Wire Club

SATURDAY

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Foreverland Presents High Contrast @ Digital

London

Disc World Invites Yoms / D-Lo / Brown E

Playaz @ Printworks

Metalheadz @ Ministry Of Sound

Club Glow x Peckham Audio

Bristol

Epi-Fied @ To The Moon

Subvision @ Blue Mountain Club

Bournemouth

Planet V @ The Old Fire Station

Ramsgate

Lucidity Dnb Presents: Context Audio Label Takeover

Brighton

Junglizm – The reunion with Micky Finn & the Junglizm Cru!

DnB Allstars @ Concorde 2

Sheffield

Juan Forté Sheffield: Vivek / Peverelist / Coco Bryce / Sinai

Jersey

Hospitality Jersey 2020 @ Watersplash

28/3, London. Dance n Bass @ The Jago

Dance and Bass are bringing you a full 12 hours of dnb & jungle from 5pm -5am Image may contain: possible text that says 'DANCE N BASS'
Come rave with us 🙌🏼

DJS ON THE NIGHT

RAY KEITH
REMARC
ARCANE
GUNZ-E
OFFSPRING
NUTY J
ATLANTA ALLURE
BRIGGSY
DARK PHEONIX
NICKY B
TEKNOLA
PLUS MORE TBA

MCS ON THE NIGHT
FOXY
DEEFA
M TEK
VIRGO DON
SAVVY B
PLUS MORE TBA

5-7pm is an open deck for any females with a paying ticket to come and jump on
Merchandise stall / Tuck shop / Decent drink prices / 2 bars / Body art plus much more
friendly security & staff, photographer

STRICTLY OVER 18s ONLY
NO ID NO ENTRY

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The Jago

440 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA London, United Kingdom

1/5, London. Diggin In The Crates present Memories Vol 3 @ Bar 512

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J Majik
Murphy
Prome
Intersect
Construct
Billy Disco
Brown-E

Host
Dizzy
Jesse Writes

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DITC proudly presents Memories Volume Vol 3.

Once again we’re bringing the family together to celebrate the life of Karl Ahern with another night of high grade beats and wall to wall vibes.

This time we’re honoured to have J-Majik stepping up to the ones twos with us. Anyone who has even a passing interest in drum and bass will know the name, associated as it is with much of the scene’s essential listening.

Also joining the DiTC residents is none other than long time Diggin stalwart, DJ Prome. With deep crates and an eye for selection we’re excited to see him demolish the dance floor for us.

The residents will of course be in effect, all providing the kind of fire you’ve all come to expect and Murphy will again be laying down the 90 minute memorial set for Karl.

All of this will be tied together by Dizzy and Jesse Writes who will be holding down duties on the mic.

Another night not to be missed.

512 London

512 Kingsland High Road, E8 4AE London, United Kingdom

Behind The Event: West Yorkshire Jungle Collective

No photo description available.Hey West Yorkshire Jungle Collective! Thank you all for answering my questions for drum+basics!

Thank you for getting in touch. We were honoured when Drum + Basics started picking up our events in the listings, so to have a chance to say hello to all your visitors and readers is fantastic!

Let’s start from the beginning. Who is who in WYJC and how did it all come about?

The spark for the WYJC was ignited in a Junglism vs. Jungle Syndicate event (at The Old Red Bus Station (ORBS) in December 2017), as a discussion about the opportunities for jungle and drum & bass DJ’s to play vinyl at events. With a lot of venues and events moving to purely digital setups, it was becoming increasingly difficult to find an outlet if you were vinyl only, or preferred playing wax. The original idea was of a collaboration between DJ’s to try and promote each other when discussing bookings with promoters. This idea soon evolved into putting on our own events, which turned into an offer of a monthly residency from our good friends at ORBS.

Our current roster is

Ark X
Chewie Lewie
Cun7
Duburban
Guirkz
Hyson
Hollie Anthwax
Olrac
Parody
Pig
Pixl
Sinistatek
Squid

What’s the purpose of WYJC?

Our main goal is to showcase the music we love. It sounds cliche, but we came together through jungle / drum & bass, and enjoy playing it as much as possible. We also want to give people who don’t necessarily get a chance to play in the North an opportunity to come and turn some heads. As long as there’s a crowd, we’ll bring the beats!

You organised a lot of events last year with really good line ups, how do you decide about that?

As a collective we want people who come to our nights to hear something they won’t hear at any other night. This is achieved partially through the difference in styles within the collective, as we all have our own unique take on jungle / drum & bass, but also from the guests we invite. Narrowing down the list of potential guests can be an interesting challenge, especially as it is a collaborative discussion between members, however we ultimately look for someone who can bring something unique to the night – whether it’s an up front selection, a set of their own productions, or a deep dive into a collection to draw for some hidden gems.

What’s the hardest part of running your own night?

Honestly, the budgeting. Our nights are always free entry, fitting with the ethos of events at ORBS to offer a free jungle/dnb night every Friday, so we don’t necessarily have the budget we’d need to invite certain guests to come and play for us. However, this actually helps us, as it makes us dig a bit deeper for selectors to invite, rather than simply booking names people are used to seeing. It gives us something different, and we’re starting to see people commenting that if we are putting someone on, that person is definitely worth seeing.

What’s the best part?

For me, the best part is receiving some of the feedback we get from people about our events. Knowing that someone has chosen to spend their Friday night with us and has thoroughly enjoyed themselves is a real boost. The support we get from our regulars, and from people who drop in and like what we do makes it all worthwhile.

Dream line up?

If budget was no problem, I think Sinistatek would immediately book Special Request and Dub One for the same night!

Leeds and raving; how is the city’s nightlife?

Leeds has a solid history with regards to nightlife including legendary acid/house/techno nights Kaos and Back to Basics, whilst producing well known names such as LFO, Nightmares on Wax and Special Request. Like any northern town we’ve got our fair share of Yates’ types though! Ha ha! Probably the most well known aspects of Leeds nightlife is the healthy dub sound system culture which is inspired and propagated by Iration Steppas and the legendary Subdub at the West Indian Centre. Arguably Leeds was at one point saturated with dub, drum n bass and dubstep events. In spite of this there’s always been a bit of a lack of proper jungle nights providing tear-out amens, which is why it’s important to realise what the Old Red Bus Station has created for the city.

Big night ahead for WYJC with Equinox playing on the 21st February, what can people expect?

Something special, we hope! Equinox is a fantastic DJ and selector, who has everything we want in a DJ – a rich and varied collection of music from the history of our scene, as well as a collection of unreleased tracks and forthcoming releases that people would love to get their hands on. We also have Polarity joining us, who has releases on Criterion and Danger Chamber Digital, and some forthcoming material that will test any system. All said, we’re expecting a busy dancefloor to be destroyed by heavy artillery – and that’s before the residents get involved!

What’s next?

We’ve got our next event of our monthly residency on the 13th March at ORBS with an all-residents line up, and are heading over to Manchester for a clash with our good friends at Certain Sounds on the 10th April on the Pick ‘n’ Mix Soundsystem. We also have a habit of throwing an all-day event in the summer at the Fenton pub in Leeds, hosted by the Symbiosis Soundsystem – this year including two well known junglists playing something unusual! – so keep your eyes on our pages for more information.

Any famous last words?

A massive thank you to the Drum + Basics crew for this interview (and to anyone who’s read this far!). Huge shout to our friends at The Old Red Bus Station, Champion Up North and the License To Jungle crew. Massive respect to the crews at Certain Sounds in Manchester, Anomalies in Sheffield, Junglism in Huddersfield and the Northern Sound Alliance (NSA). Shouts also to Symbiosis Soundsystem, Jungle Syndicate, Jungletrain, Fright Night, Energy1058, Kemet FM, The Underground Lair, Bassport FM, G.O.D. Soundsystem, and too many more to mention.

For more information about West Yorkshire Jungle Collective, follow them on Facebook. Their next event is on the 21 February at The Old Red Bus Station.

Photo credit: Lewis Beresford

23/5, London. Critical Sound Summer Sonics BBQ

Lineup:
TBA very soon

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Studio 338
338 Boord Street, North Greenwich, London, SE10 0PF

17/4, London. UCOJ 5th Birthday : Operation Jungle pt2

Lineup:

Arena 1 : To be Announced

Arena 2 : To be Announced

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BRIXTON JAMM
261 Brixton Road SW9 6LH

6/3, Budapest, Hungary. Beat Safari

LINEUP:
Burr Oak // Trendkill Rec. // Eatbrain // Cause4Concern
Magematix // Beat Safari, Tilos
SLDR // Beat Safari, Mtga
Parano!d // Beat Safari
Damien-Beat Safari
Konor // Beat Safari
Kalmarow // Tilos __scratch live-act__

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Dürer Kert
Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21., Budapest, Hungary, 1146

Exclusive Interview: Burr Oak

You’re probably very excited about your newest and first release on Eatbrain. Congrats to that, guys! Why is it called Hawkeye? Are you huge superhero fans? :)

For sure we’re excited, going to Eatbrain is like an achievement with all the work they do since years and the sound they push into the DNB scene.
We know Jade & MNDSCP since years, Niko already worked with them with “Signs” and had a few releases on it and Julien already did few collabs on Eatbrain too, so it was natural for us to send our music and see what happens.
About the title “Hawkeye”, it’s totally not about the Marvel Super hero, which we’re not very fan tbh. He’s more like a super zero for us. J/K
“Hawkeye” is about seeing the life through the eyes of a hawk, with a natural meaning, facing the difficulties of life in the Middle West.
As for “Burr Oak” we’re very into the Western stories and Native American mythology. It’s like we’re sharing life and feelings from an other continent, but still living in Europe, like a “nouveau western”.

Who inspired you producing this EP?

We listened to a lot of Rock Grunge music during the making of it. Like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and more… (that’s a big part of our musical culture)
And for sure latest stuff by Noisia, Dawn Wall, Camo & Krooked, Mefjus, KOTR, and others great producers from the scene. Of course a lot of old stuff like Kemal & Rob Data, Stakka & Skynet, C4C etc., we love that techy sound forever.
We’re diving a lot into what we want to tell in our music, for example in “Hawkeye”, we watched a lot of old Western Movies and listened a lot of Blues Music, to feel the dry land and hot sun, then we were ready to sing on it. So yeah, our voices and accent are not perfect, but we really tried to give that Country Blues vibes in it.

You mentioned you were inspired by a lot of grunge and rock music – have you experimented making these genres too?

Yeah, we have always been inspired by Rock, Grunge, Punk, Metal music and even with Hip Hop, we both grew up with these genres so it’s natural for us to inject it into our production.
We both were part of a Rock band but nothing really serious.
Niko was singer, we mean a “howler” in a hardcore metal band and Julien played guitar with his friends’ band. We’re composing more like a band now, we’re singing both, you can hear it on Hawkeye for example and even more on the next tracks coming. We trying to put some messages into our music, even if sometimes it could be hard to understand it by the listeners. We let our audience to appropriate our music.

I’m really curious about how you came up with the collab name, Burr Oak.

This a long story, take a seat.
Being both fans of Western movies and all Native American Culture we wanted a name that made think of it.
We searched for months without finding something that we really liked but one evening while working on a song we both heard the same hearing illusion with a bass we were working, that said something like “Walnut Grove” in rehearsal.
It made us laugh a lot because it’s the main village of “The Little House on the Prairie” serie broadcasted when we were kids. Suddenly we knew, that was it, we had our name.
But in writing we found it not very aesthetic, so we documented ourself on the story about the serie and the Ingalls family and a name jumped at our eyes “Burr Oak”.
We found that this type of Oak is often sacred for Native Americans and we are here to plant a seed and to grow it for years, so the Oak appeared to us as obvious.
And the name sounds so good for any kind of music, so it’s perfect for what we’re doing.

Yes, indeed you have a very unique name. How did you guys start producing music together?

We started producing together about two years ago now, but we’ve both talked about doing a project and collaborating since years.
Already at the time when Niko was part of Signs we wanted to work together but we never managed to find the right timing.
We have made up for it since then.

How do you work together? Who’s doing what when producing music?

I’m (Julien) doing everything.
Niko is just smoking amount of weed and laughing alone.

I (Niko) am the main guy of the project.
Julien is always in the kitchen and eating all the day, when he’s not sleeping.

J/K

And to be serious, we are working together at the same time in the studio, both doing all the things, like Drums, Basses, Synths whatever, sharing the mouse.
Sometimes we’re starting some sketches both on our side in our respective studios, then we finish the track together if the idea is validated by both, of course.
It happens sometimes one of us spend hours sound designing Basses, Drums or Synths, then the other comes and start to sequence it and vice versa.
The cool thing in this project is we’re both hard workers, we don’t sleep enough to be honest, and everything come very naturally.
We trust each other and let’s time to develop the idea when one of us have it. And for the moment, the symbiosis is perfect.

I hope you can still get some proper rest guys. How do you handle if you don’t agree on something?

It never happen for the moment, but if it does, probably having a fight on a ring will resolve it.

Do you master your own tracks?

Yes, for the most of our releases, generally we prefer our own master, because we know from the very beginning of composition how we want the track to sound. But still taking advices from close friends who help us to get out of the project to be more objective.

What is your studio set up?

We each have a respective studio, even if we work mainly at Julien’s home.
Mostly we’re working with Ableton on each computer, with quite the same setup with VSTS, so it’s easy to work in each studio when we want to move a bit.
We both have a pair of monitors, Eve Audio Sc208 and Behringer Truth B2030A and have a few hardwares like TB 303 (the original one), Roland Juno 106, Vermona Syncussion DRM-1, and other few things like mics, keyboards, midi controllers and good headphones. Our friends Etienne and Céline from Kosen & Karnage Records work in a great music shop in Toulouse (Sunset Music), so they help us having some new materials to try and buy when we need it.

It’s great to have friends like them. :) What advice would you give people who have just started making music?

Do whatever you you want with all your souls. Believe in yourself but, above all, practice, practice and practice. Stay true, authentic and enjoy composing music.
Take the music like a remedy of the World pain.

Do you prefer to collaborate with other producers ‘solo’ or as Burr Oak?

For the moment we have not yet collaborated with a lot of artists under the Burr Oak project, but the few collabs we’ve already made has gone very well. So expect a collab EP coming in the near future.

How was playing on the Virus night on SteelYard for the first time as a new collab project?

That was SICK, one of the best party ever. Very emotional moments, and the energy shared with all the people was incredible.
Very cool to see a lot of friends there, and playing with all the legends. Meeting Kemal was awesome for us, even more when we never expected to meet him.
Grateful to our good friend, Prolix who let us play in Trendkill room, Trendkill is a foundation for our sound. And celebrating 20 years of Virus was unforgettable. London Calling!!!

What’s next for Burr Oak?

We already have new tracks done, solo and collabs tracks, and you could listen it in the year on Trendkill and Eatbrain.
A lot of more are in progress, like collabs with Prolix, Billain, TR Tactics and more…
And you could hear us singing a bit more on the next tracks, we’ve lot of things to tell.
Burr Oak is more than just a project for us, and we gonna push it as far as possible.

Thank you for the interview.
Niko & Ju

Thank you guys! :)

Their first release on Eatbrain, the Hawkeye EP is available on Beatport & on Spotify from 17th February.

Weekend Planner

Tonight, Friday

Cardiff

Smack Fridays – Valentines Special @ Story Nightclub

Frome

Club Momo presents ‘Jungle Love’ @ 23 Bath St

Bristol

General Levy’s Love Boat @ Thekla

Rudimental and Friends @ The Marble Factory

Wide Eyes: Serial Killaz, Ed Solo, Benny Page, Deekline @ Lakota

Spiral Vision: Valentine’s Day @ Asylum Nightclub

Plymouth

Occult presents: Metrik @ The Factory

Newcastle

Motion Sickness 4th Birthday – Part 2: Break, Prototypes + more @ Newcastle University Students Union

Bournemouth

ON A MISSION Valentines special @ Halo

Liverpool

Critical Sound: Enei, Kasra, Bou & MC Jakes @ 24 Kitchen Street

Brighton

10 Years of Multi Function @ The Arch

Leeds

Souped Up Takeover – Serum, T>I, MC Spyda @ The Old Red Bus Station

Copenhagen, Denmark

Sequence: Hyroglifics @ Culture Box

Guildford

Roll Through [DnB Rollers All Night Long] @ Thirty3Hz

Exeter

Nu-Tropics: Young Marco & Coco Bryce @ Exeter Phoenix

London

Disc World Invites Out Of Fuel / Structure (170 / Deep / D&B)

Format Music dnb Valentines Special @ The Castle

Rave for Relief: Fundraiser for Fire-Affected First Nations @ The Cause

LDN DV8 Bass Face X Raverz Assemble @ Fire & Lightbox

Modify @ Work Bar

Sherelle b2b L U C Y b2b Sicaria Sound b2b Jossy Mitsu @ Phonox

Bradford

Valentines Cheeky – Putting The Love in Jungle @ The Underground Bradford

Norwich

Raw Material – Valentines Special @ Karishma Bar & Club

Nottingham

Stealth Free Drum & Bass Party with IndiKa, Simula & Stompz!

Swansea

Bassline Presents Wilkinson @ Sin City

Manchester

Hybrid Minds: Outline @ Manchester Academy

Unified Minds – Bloc2Bloc x Rawdio x Hydrated Audio @ Mint Lounge

Saturday

Edinburgh

Mutiny presents Amen-Tal with Dr…um and Sma’s Myth @ Teviot House And Underground

Budapest, Hungary

Bladerunnaz 21st Anniversary @ Akvárium Klub Official

London

Virtual Complex presents:: Flava /Rude FM::Function Rec/ & more @ Work Bar

Critical Sound @ Studio 338

Cardiff

The Blue Hour: LSB & DRS [2 Hours] // Cardiff Launch @ Kongs

Birmingham

Junglists Run Come – Jungle Love @ Club PST

SDC presents • The Annual Valentines Ball ’20 @ O2 Institute

Thirteen : 008 Harry shotta Live showcase @ Amusement 13

Brighton

Jungle Mania @ The Arch

Manchester

Relapse – Our First Dance of 2020 @ Joshua Brooks

AMP: Congo Natty @ The Bread Shed

Bristol

HighRise Valentines » Channel One, Break, Skeptical, Zed Bias @ The Boxing Club

Alternate @ The Loco Klub

Nocturnal Presents: Special Request [4 HOUR SET] @ Lakota

Lancaster

Range 55 presents: Bou w/ Haribo, Sl8r + More @ Sugar House

Sheffiled

Creation presents – BOU – ZERO @ Tank

Southampton

On A Mission Presents Macky Gee ft Dj Zinc / Sami Virji / Ripraw @ Switch

20/3, Birmingham. Skankandbass

– LINE UP –

BOU
BLADERUNNER
GLXY
PARTICLE
SL8R
J:ROVER
DEMO B2B CLIFDON
Hosted by : RVS / AWOL

Strictly underground, strictly heads.

Tickets

Lab11, Trent street, Birmingham B5 5NL

6/3, London. MATERIALS: Kode9 (140 Set), Forest Drive West, Sicaria Sound, Walton

Join us as we return to Level 1 of Bussey Building for our second mutli-genre special in Peckham Rye.

Materials residents will be warming the floor before Forest Drive West steps up for a display of silky techno and broken beats. Hot off the back of his latest Ilian Tape release; Walton glides through UKG, electro and more, paving the way for the infamous Hyperdub boss Kode9 to shell a strictly 140 set. Lastly, the queens of dubstep, Sicaria Sound, will lay down a bass education full of dubplates and reloads … you already know this party is gonna get hottt.

We’ll catch you lot in the dance, M x

Tickets

CLF Art Cafe, Block A, Bussey Building

133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST London, United Kingdom