Drum+Basics are taking a little break…

Happy new year guys!

 

We’re taking a little break until further notice. Thank you for your love and support, and we’ll see you soon.

x

 

Jenny & the Gang

Free Download: Hybrid Minds Promo Mix December 2013

Ahead of the upcoming Spearhead Presents event at Plan B, Brixton on 11th January Hybrid Minds have put together this brilliant studio mix for you to enjoy. Tickets and more info on the event available HERE

Hybrid Minds – Mountains feat. Jasmine Spence
LSB – If You’re Here
Brookes Brothers – Tear You Down
Spectrasoul – Sometimes We Lie (DLR Remix)
Hybrid Minds – Trauma feat. Rocky Nti
Optiv & BTK – Inception (Maztek Remix)
Brookes Brothers – The Light
Black Sun Empire – Brainfreeze (Neonlight Remix)
Chase & Status – Streetlife
June Mille & Nymfo – Misfits
Alix Perez – Croolyn
Spectrasoul – Bugsy
Total Science – Redlines feat. Riya
Breach – Jack (Calibre Remix)
Indiana – Mess Around (Etherwood Remix)
Marcus Intalex – Celestial Navigation feat. S.P.Y
Fields, Hydro, Mako & Villem – Celestine
BCee – Lost & Found feat. Rocky Nti
Alix Perez – Contradictions
Hybrid Minds – Starlet feat. Mimi Page

25/1, London. Beats Working Presents… The Upbeats & Aphrodite & more @ Brixton Jamm

LINE UP

THE UPBEATS (2 HOURS)
APHRODITE (90 MIN)
EMMA G
CYNIC
MATTINKORE
FOCUS
K2

TICKETS

261 Brixton Road, SW9 6LH London, United Kingdom

28/12, Manchester. Soul:ution @ Band On The Wall

LINE UP

dBridge (Exit, Metalheadz)
Presha (Samurai Music)
Marcus Intalex (Soul:R, Revolve:R, Metalheadz)
Galvini
MC DRS (Soul:R, Estate Recordings, Broke’N'English)

TICKETS

10pm – 3pm

Band On The Wall
26 Swan St,
NQ,
Manchester,
M4 5JZ

27/12, Reading. Hashtag DNB Presents… @ Zeus

LINE UP

ED RUSH (3 deck set)
JUBEI (album set) TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT OUT NOW
BLADERUNNER
ANNIX
ARKAIK B2B DOM ANTIX
BAKER B2B KREEP

MC’s FLEWID DAPPA DEADLIE (b’day set) COUNTERFACTUAL BAMSKI

Garden/covered smokers terrace
GARAGE – LIQUID DNB – HOUSE – DUBSTEP

PRESSURE B2B MAJORKAOS
DEVIATE B2B DBEE
BEN SYNZ B2B T.BUNTS
LIFESINES
HALIX
MC.S MSTARBLADE TIZZY J KB

TICKETS
fatsoma & we got tickets
Standard £8 / Door £10

23/12, London. Swerve Xmas Bash @ Plan B

Swerve’s annual Christmas event, looks set to rumble in spectacular fashion! Resident don Fabio promises to make our Xmas wishes come true with an extended set, joined by Bailey, Chris Intaface & Tendai.. A sure fire, hot Xmas session… The official start to Xmas 2013!

Plan B – London
418 Brixton Road, SW9 7AY London, United Kingdom

26/12, Brighton. Motive @ Volks

LINE UP

LOXY
(RENEGADEHARDWARE/METALHEADZ/CYLON/EXIT)

+SUPPORT FROM

MANIAC & TROUBLE (DREAD/MOTIVE)

REDFORD (MOTIVE)

THRETS (MOTIVE/SERETONEREC)

ALJMEX (MOTIVE)

HOSTED BY: LYRICAL / MARK ONE / RUMBLE

ROOM2: TBA

DOORS OPEN 11PM TILL 5AM R.O.A.R

£5 ENTRY ON THE DOOR ALL NIGHT

Volks Nightclub
3 Madeira Drive, BN2 1PS Brighton

Listen: Total Science & Riya – Certified Soul Session 1

Total Science & Riya in the mix – Certified Soul Session 1

For Total Science bookings, email: james@evolutionartists.co.uk
For Riya bookings, email: riyavision@gmail.com

Social media links:
Total Science Facebook
Riya Facebook
CIA Records Facebook

Riya Twitter: @riyamusic
Total Science Twitter: @totalscience

‘Merry Christmas from us! :)

Thanks for listening! If you like it,please share! All the best for now and the New Year! See you in 2014 with some new music! :)

TS & Riya’

Interview and Guest Mix: Kush T

This is very exciting for Drum+Basics! We’ve been lucky enough to get an exclusive guest mix from Southampton DJ and producer Kush T. His ‘Tense / Waiting’ is out on Terabyte Records today so we wanted to know a little bit more about him…

Who are you?

I’m Pete, otherwise known as Kush T, a Digital Music student from Oxford studying my final year in Southampton.

How did it all start?

For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a keen interest in music. I wanted to be in a band at an early age so that was when I taught myself to play the guitar and drums as well as a bit of piano. This inevitably led to me discovering Drum & Bass through a good friend of mine when I was about 16. So I grabbed myself a pair of turntables and that was it, I was hooked.

I’ve always been more of a Drum & Bass DJ but eventually it got the stage when I wanted to dedicate myself more by learning to make the music itself. It was until a bit over a year ago I started producing thanks to my mate Ant (Knauf) who gave me advise and the rest. I’ve never looked back since.

Describe your music in one sentence…

If I had to describe my music, I would say it is deep, experimental and minimalistic aiming to portray emotion and purpose across to the listener.

How’s your studio set up and what would be a dream studio?

I’ve got a rather modest set up at the moment consisting of 2x Mackie MR5, MacBook Pro 13″, Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 soundcard, 2x Pioneer 1000s mk2 and DJM 600 mixer.
My dream studio, hmm this could be fun. Definitely would consist of a Virus TI and a pair of Adam 8s. Oh and a banging view of the Caribbean. Can’t really go wrong there!

What kind of music do you listen to?

All sorts.. UK Hip Hop, Funky Garage and Ska are a few that come to mind. But it all depends what mood I’m in really!

You have a release on Terabyte Records – How did you end up working with them?

It all started earlier this year when a mate of mine passed a few tracks over to Sam from Terabyte and it all led from there. At the moment I’m focusing on my final year at uni, so finding time to get creative in the studio has proven to be difficult. It will all be over soon though, thank god for that! But not to worry, theres a lot in the pipeline at the moment so 2014 looks to be a busy year.

What’s in store for 2014?

Producing, producing and more producing.. I’m working on a number of collaborations at the moment, as well as a few remixes and getting knuckling down with my new EP. If all goes to plan they should all be finished in 2014, so keep your ears pealed!

What’s been the highlight of 2013?

A hard question that! But I’d have to say a highlight that stands out to me was my set down in Cambridge the other week supporting XXXY and Randomer. The night surprisingly had an awesome atmosphere and supporting DJs/Producers that don’t fall under the Drum & Bass category was interesting to say the least! To be honest with you, I wasn’t expecting there to be decent nights going down in Cambridge! Haha, so the moral of the story is not to jump to conclusions!

And you’ve been kind enough to do a guest mix for us…

The guest mix I have provided begins with a deep chilled vibe which escalates into a variety of Drum & Bass styles including a few exclusives from myself and Knauf. So sit back and enjoy!

Favourite…

DJ: AMC
Track: Break – Chaos Theory
Producer: Minor Rain

Any last words?

For starters, thanks for having me! I also just want to give a massive shout out to the Terabyte boys for all the hard work they have done. Its always great to witness hard work pay off. Saying this, next year is definitely something to look forward to. So until next time!

BUY:

 BEATPORT / TRACK IT DOWN

DOWNLOAD:

GUEST MIX

TRACKLIST:

Minor Rain – In My Place
Kush T – Hyperspace ft. Serge
Mute & Mako – Cali Sleaze
Survival & Silent Witness – Visitation
Basher & Frankee – Weep
Kush T – Tense ft. Serge
Maztek – iMaz
Rido – They Think That
Amoss – New Jack Swing
Icicle – Anxious
Enei – Count To Ten
Knauf – Coppa Rod
Memro – Colony
Minor Rain – Canyon Sunrise
Spectrasoul – Sometimes We Lie (DLR Remix)
M-Set – Summer Love ft. Hannah Eve

New Years Eve: Bass Face!

LINE UP

KENNY KEN,
RAY KEITH,
BLADERUNNER,
JUMPING JACK FROST,
KOSINE & DIALECT (Congo Natty Bass)
CHRIS NATURAL (Lunarcy, Freebass, Junglizm)
DJ OVERDOSE (Evolution)
TROUBLE & MANIAC (Motive sessions)
THE JUNGLETTES
MATT POOK & FACEMAN
plus
THE FREEBASS CREW vs THE LUNARCY SOUNDSYSTEM
with over 20 dj’s from the cream of Brightons bass scene.
Hosted by Scratchmaster Techno (Fantazia), Range MC & friends.

A 12 hour NYE bass marathon. Tearing up 2 floors of the biggest baddest and most definitely heaviest drum & bass, jungle, oldskool, reggae, house, dubwize and all points inbetween. Plus a chill out zone for those that need a calm down..

BASS FACE – NEW YEARS EVE
@ The Volks Nightclub, Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1PS

10PM ‘TIL 10AM – JUST £10 IN ADVANCE!

Tickets:
Online exclusively at TICKETSELLERS
RK BASS (upstairs from Rarekind Records, Trafalgar St, Brighton),
Resident Records (Kensington Gardens, Brighton)
Dance 2 (Western Road, Brighton).