24/3, London. Andy C Residency with Dillinja & Audio @ XOYO

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Andy C
Dillinja
Audio

XOYO are proud to announce, drum and bass pioneer Andy C will become the club’s first quarter resident of 2017.

The Ram Records boss will play each Friday across January, February and March with a slew of legendary drum and bass DJs joining him for eleven of the thirteen dates – Andy opens and closes his residency with All Night sets in the intimate setting of XOYO’s basement.

Described as one of the most technically gifted DJs in dance music, Andy C was an obvious selection as XOYO’s first drum and bass DJ to take on their residency.

His thirteen week residency will see him take things back to basics, paying homage the genre’s rootS, Andy’s influence on the scene and dropping the upfront cuts that he gets before anyone else. Dubs will be spun and Andy C will show us all exactly why he is the most celebrated drum and bass DJ of all time.

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XOYO

32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A4A London, United Kingdom

 

3/3, London. Andy C Residency with Calibre b2b Marcus Intalex @ XOYO

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Calibre b2b Marcus Intalex

XOYO are proud to announce, drum and bass pioneer Andy C will become the club’s first quarter resident of 2017.

The Ram Records boss will play each Friday across January, February and March with a slew of legendary drum and bass DJs joining him for eleven of the thirteen dates – Andy opens and closes his residency with All Night sets in the intimate setting of XOYO’s basement.

Described as one of the most technically gifted DJs in dance music, Andy C was an obvious selection as XOYO’s first drum and bass DJ to take on their residency.

His thirteen week residency will see him take things back to basics, paying homage the genre’s rootS, Andy’s influence on the scene and dropping the upfront cuts that he gets before anyone else. Dubs will be spun and Andy C will show us all exactly why he is the most celebrated drum and bass DJ of all time.

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XOYO

32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A4A London, United Kingdom

24/2, London. Andy C Residency with Randall & Storm @ XOYO

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Andy
Randall
Storm

XOYO are proud to announce, drum and bass pioneer Andy C will become the club’s first quarter resident of 2017.

The Ram Records boss will play each Friday across January, February and March with a slew of legendary drum and bass DJs joining him for eleven of the thirteen dates – Andy opens and closes his residency with All Night sets in the intimate setting of XOYO’s basement.

Described as one of the most technically gifted DJs in dance music, Andy C was an obvious selection as XOYO’s first drum and bass DJ to take on their residency.

His thirteen week residency will see him take things back to basics, paying homage the genre’s rootS, Andy’s influence on the scene and dropping the upfront cuts that he gets before anyone else. Dubs will be spun and Andy C will show us all exactly why he is the most celebrated drum and bass DJ of all time.

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XOYO

32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A4A London, United Kingdom

3/2, London. Andy C Residency with Ed Rush & Optical @ XOYO

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Andy C
Ed Rush & Optical

XOYO are proud to announce, drum and bass pioneer Andy C will become the club’s first quarter resident of 2017.

The Ram Records boss will play each Friday across January, February and March with a slew of legendary drum and bass DJs joining him for eleven of the thirteen dates – Andy opens and closes his residency with All Night sets in the intimate setting of XOYO’s basement.

Described as one of the most technically gifted DJs in dance music, Andy C was an obvious selection as XOYO’s first drum and bass DJ to take on their residency.

His thirteen week residency will see him take things back to basics, paying homage the genre’s rootS, Andy’s influence on the scene and dropping the upfront cuts that he gets before anyone else. Dubs will be spun and Andy C will show us all exactly why he is the most celebrated drum and bass DJ of all time.

For the fifth session we’ll be celebrating legendary London venue The End, with Ed Rush & Optical + MC Rhyme Tyme.

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XOYO

32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A4A London, United Kingdom

20/1, London. Andy C Residency with Kenny Ken, Bryan Gee b2b Jumping Jack Frost @ XOYO

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Andy C
Kenny Ken
Bryan Gee b2b Jumping Jack Frost

XOYO are proud to announce, drum and bass pioneer Andy C will become the club’s first quarter resident of 2017.

The Ram Records boss will play each Friday across January, February and March with a slew of legendary drum and bass DJs joining him for eleven of the thirteen dates – Andy opens and closes his residency with All Night sets in the intimate setting of XOYO’s basement.

Described as one of the most technically gifted DJs in dance music, Andy C was an obvious selection as XOYO’s first drum and bass DJ to take on their residency.

His thirteen week residency will see him take things back to basics, paying homage the genre’s rootS, Andy’s influence on the scene and dropping the upfront cuts that he gets before anyone else. Dubs will be spun and Andy C will show us all exactly why he is the most celebrated drum and bass DJ of all time.

For week three we have a jungle special with Bryan Gee b2b Jumping Jack Frost + Kenny Ken.

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XOYO

32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A4A London, United Kingdom

13/1, London. Andy C Residency with Ivy Lab & Kasra @ XOYO

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Andy C
Ivy Lab
Kasra

XOYO are proud to announce, drum and bass pioneer Andy C will become the club’s first quarter resident of 2017.

The Ram Records boss will play each Friday across January, February and March with a slew of legendary drum and bass DJs joining him for eleven of the thirteen dates – Andy opens and closes his residency with All Night sets in the intimate setting of XOYO’s basement.

Described as one of the most technically gifted DJs in dance music, Andy C was an obvious selection as XOYO’s first drum and bass DJ to take on their residency.

His thirteen week residency will see him take things back to basics, paying homage the genre’s roots, Andy’s influence on the scene and dropping the upfront cuts that he gets before anyone else. Dubs will be spun and Andy C will show us all exactly why he is the most celebrated drum and bass DJ of all time.

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XOYO

32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A4A London, United Kingdom

30/12, London. Soul:ution @ Pickle Factory

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Calibre
Marcus Intalex
Anile
DRS
Sense MC
Residents

30/12/2016 10pm-5am

Tickets from £12.50

Full Details (and full release tickets) >> here

The Pickle Factory

13-14 The Oval, E2 9DT London, United Kingdom

31/12, London. TTV NYE Party with Grooverider & Raiden @ Stage 3

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DJ GROOVERIDER (Exclusive Prototype Records set)
Raiden OffKey (Exclusive London vinyl set)
MC Gusto (UK)
Agman Gora (Host)
WARSNARE
MEONMEOWN
XDF
Charlie Stark
Voice

Plus more to be announced..
We’re taking over and transforming stage 3 into the best house party you’ve ever been to!

D&B, Garage, Party tunes, House and Techno.
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With two absolute legends donning the decks in the “kitchen” – Grooverider and Raiden!
Alongside our residents, with more special guests to be announced closer to the time.

The upper balcony will be our chill out room. Think of it like a bedroom in a house party, with giant beanbags, floor games and coffee tables. We will be running treasure hunts and musical statues throughout the night!

The laid back staff back staff at stage 3 will make you feel at home.

Expect lots of confetti, thousands of balloons, lasers, smoke machines, games and ridiculous things to do!

Stage 3

291 Mare St, Hackney, E8 1EJ Hackney, Hackney, United Kingdom

Free download: Winter Mix 2016 by Nultiply

Tracklist:
1. Dub Phizix – Spot Light
2. Alix Perez – Numbers Ft Benabu
3. Mitekiss – Final Hours
4. Zero T – Plain As Day
5. Mohican Sun – Where Did You Go
6. Commix – Freefall
7. A Sides – In Reality
8. Shoto – Can’t Resist
9. Lenzman – Starz Ft Kevin King (LSB Remix)
10. M-zine and Scepticz – Recollect Ft. Observe
11. Satl & Command Strange – Turn Me On
12. Alix Perez – The Raven
13. LSB – Losing You
14. Denial & DJ E – The Watchmen (Zero T Remix)
15. GLXY – Astoria
16. Mauoq – Both Worlds VIP
17. Edlan – One Way Home
18. Dissident – Eyes Closed Film
19. J:Kenzo – Skatta VIP
20. Commix – Japanese Electronics (Instra:Mental Moog Remix)

Behind the Rave: Kapow! Interview with Skyz

Hello Skyz and thank you for answering my questions for drum+basics!

Let’s start from the beginning, how did you end up in the drum&bass/raving scene?

Hi Jenny, it all started in about 92 listening to the Pirates (Pulse FM, Dream, Eruption, Chillin) I used to tape shows and play them on my way to School and on my Sharp Mega Box! I was really into the ‘Subburban Base/Moving Shadow and Ram sound’. I remember the first tracks that really stood out for me at the time which were 31 SECONDS, THE DARK STRANGER and LORD OF THE NULL LINES. I was all over them tunes I knew was a musical sound I really connected with. Growing up in my early teens I did the classic bunking of school, playing street fighter in the local record shop, listening to Hardcore & Jungle that the DJs were playing, thinking to myself ‘I want more of this’! So I saved up my money and got some shabby decks from a local pub and started Raving!!

dnbHow did you start organising raves? From raves in the early 90’s, I was fascinated by the DJ and was always at the front going mad to DJs like Mickey Finn, Andy C, Hype & Zinc thinking ‘I want to be doing this, I want to get that reaction!!!’ In about ‘96 I started playing at house parties and youth club discos, but wanted to put on more of a rave party so after a few years I organised a small Rave event called ‘’STILL IN MOTION’’ with my crew ‘Social Sound’ with local DJs & Mcs. That led to a crew event called ‘’SOCIAL SOUNDS’’. I think we put on 7 events over the space of a year with the full spectrum of dance music, starting the nights off with House n’ Garage, Oldskool, Jungle & Drum n Bass. They were awesome nights as each one of us played different music. In 2006 I teamed up with a fellow Raver from Essex (M1) who shared the same style of Music and suggested we put an event on in Essex as it was swamped with Jump-up events and no other Drum n Bass style going on at the time. So we created “DEEPAH” and alternative Drum n Bass events from Rolling, Dark, Jungle, Oldskool, Liquid… We did our first few nights in London in a small bar called DRY BAR in Barbarian and from the success of the night we then held events in Reading & Essex where it really took off with the support from the local Ravers who were into our style. We created a massive following, filling every club we held an event in with artists such as GOLDIE, HYPE, MAMPI SWIFT, FABIO & GROOVERIDER, JUBEI & SP:MC. We also hosted a CRITICAL RECORDS night and DISPATCH that were road blocks! From the success of the DEEPAH nights we set up our own digital label called DEEPAHBEATZUK and had 10 successful releases from producers METH & 2SHY, ATECH, EXIT9, MIZO, EXPECT, NRANGES & UBERMAN and more. In 2009 we were offered Room 2 every month in Essex’s biggest Club Venue “TALK NIGHTCLUB” where DEEPAH found its home. We had 3 successful years at TALK with DJ’s like ICICLE, HAZARD, KENNY KEN, ROCKWELL, DILLINJA, LENZMAN, JUBEI, TOTAL SCIENCE, JUMPIN JACK FROST, and Mc’s SP:MC, RAGGA TWINS, EVIL B, FUNSTA, MESSY and many more. As we slowed down, we decided in 2012 to have a break to focus on other projects, our own lives and day jobs since running an event every month can be quite a commitment.

What’s the best Rave you have been to? I think that has to be WORLD DANCE, HARDWARE, JUNGLE SPLASH, DESIRE and most of the Raves from 95-2005.

From what I’ve heard you are also producing music, what can you tell us about that? I started producing back in the early 90s in the ATARI ST & AKAI days. I went to the Legendary HURRICANE STUDIOS in Deptford & Bagley’s for my Music courses. It was Always for a bit of fun until the past few years where I have been actually completing and mastering tunes I made years ago, and playing them out I have been getting good response. That’s given me the drive to get back in the Studio more and make more tracks.

Favourite Dj & Producer? It’s gotta be Andy C for the early days, Zinc & Total Science for productions. I play a lot of old Drum n Bass and Jungle in my sets so love the 90s Drum n Bass production.

What do you enjoy the most: DJ, produce or organise raves? I think the ultimate buzz for me is playing my own tracks out and seeing Ravers going mad to Music I have produced! That’s the best buzz.

When you are not living drum&bass and raves – what do you do? I work as a Designer/Printer and have just set up my own design company Skydesignz. I have always been into Art & Design and love creating new images, I create a lot of Rave flyers & logos so always looking for fresh ideas…

You are behind the event Kapow! which has its third event this Saturday. How did this come about? I run KAPOW! with Richard Raindance so I am lucky to have his knowledge & experience to help promote and organise the events. It was Richard who came up with the idea and as soon as we spoke about it I knew it was an awesome concept as it was more Of an Umbrella concept for urban Dance Music: different themes, different Music styles but keeping it underground and Rave orientated. I had it in my head from the start how I wanted it to look like and as soon as we talked about a few ideas it all fell into place. dnb

We put production first as I feel most events seemed to have lost that vibe from 90’s Raves where you would go out and see the time and effort spent on production from stage acts to back drops – it’s the small things people remember. Yes of course it’s about the Music but it shouldn’t stop there; we are trying to recreate the original party vibe from back in the days where there is more to look at than the Mc on stage, Djs and Music policy. Each DJ booked I ask to play a certain style, it’s all about the non anthem sets!! Too many Oldskool events play the same old music just in different order. And we book djs who can properly mix (talent over popularity) and know their Music. The music from the 90s (jungle, dnb, Oldskool) was so versatile you could play b sides all night long!! So each DJ booked I request what style to play, it’s all about the Original Rave Music that time and DJs left behind!!! Fancy dress is optional although everyone seems to just turn up in some kind of fancy dress as the flyer designs we use seem to give that feel. Themed production is what most events are missing these days and I want to put more fun & visuals back into events rather than just a few lights and a banner!

dnbHow did you choose the DJs for Kapow?

I’m always looking for new djs and get sent loads of cool mixes and have them playing at work all the time, a lot of the djs I book is from hearing them play out or mixes I’ve been sent, there are so many talented DJs out there that don’t get a chance to play out and most of them have more passion and skills than what I hear out! The last KAPOW! I took a risk and didn’t book a headline DJ as I felt the crowd at KAPOW is all about the music regardless of who’s playing as long as it’s good music and mixed well; and our last event was rammed! We don’t need Likes or Labels, just good Music! So dress how you like and dance like no one’s watching you – this is KAPOW!

What’s the hardest part of organising a drum&bass rave? Agents and set times!!!!

What’s next for Skyz? I’m planning on getting back in the studio and making more music, also have some more dates for KAPOW! next year and want to find more djs and push the brand forward into different areas.

Any famous last words..? REPRESENT YOURSELF! Always think outside the box! Imagination rules the world!

Kapow will be taking place at Work – Bar/Nightclub, 3 Chapel Market, N1 9EZ London and you can get your tickets HERE. Don’t miss this raving experience!

Follow Skyz on Mixcloud.

15/12, London. DJ Mag Bunker #3 – Best of British @ The Egg

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Sir Spyro & Killa P
Dj Randall
Scar
Fixate (w/ Killa P)
Conduct
+ DJ Mag Best Of British Awards Ceremony

Free guestlist @ HERE

Egg London

200 York Way, N7 9AX London, United Kingdom

2/12, London. Uncle Dugs Book Launch Party @ Club Aquarium

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Uncle Dugs
Lipmaster Mark (Ratpack)
Billy Daniel Bunter
Slipmatt
Jumping Jack Frost
Phantasy
Funky Flirt
Jono D
Kid Jay
Johnny Earl

MC’s
Evil B
Shabba D
Navigator
Evenson Allen (Ratpack)
Shockin B
Not bad for a flipping tenner eh..!!

Music policy is everything oldskool :)

Hope to see loads of you on the night for this very special occasion..

£10.00 Tickets Online below:
Music Mondays
Def Tickets

Club Aquarium

256-260 Old Street, EC1V 9DD London, United Kingdom