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Exclusive Interview: Missrepresent

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions for Drum+Basics!

You’ve been in the dnb/jungle scene for a while now, how long is it and how did you first come across it?

Hey thanks for reaching out.

I’ve been DJing now 17 years, after a stint of attending raves such as Helter Skelter as a kid and Accelerated Culture. I used to always wander from the hardcore rooms into the jungle rooms, big smokey rooms with people swaying to big bassy tunes, and I fell in love with the vibes and music. I remember the whistles and horns, dancing on stage and ended up watching Nicky Blackmarket at The Brunel Rooms in Swindon one night thinking I’d love to do that. I was working as a store manager at Domino’s Pizza when I was 19, attending house parties and the boys wouldn’t let me touch their precious Technics so my franchisee bought me my first set of Numark decks and mixer, and I practised loads. Gloucester is a small city and everyone knows everyone, and word got round I was mixing well and I got a set at Jo Jo’s in Stroud with Micky Finn headlining and within 6 months I was playing European gigs which progressed to worldwide bookings abroad.

You produce, DJ and also run your own record label Sliced Note Recordings. What do you enjoy the most and how did you end up doing all of this? What else are you involved with within the music industry?

I enjoy it all. I started DJing, I then got into producing, which led onto running my label. That then progressed to interviews and doing work on DNBMuzik, which has now progressed to JDNB. Fortunately I have a great team on JDNB, that site is huge amounts of work, we get about 250 emails a week now which have to be replied to and posted up. I do audio interviews for DNBHQ – shouts to J Swif there he is a good bloke and a good friend of mine, and I also write peoples bio’s. On top of that I make artwork and make music videos. I’ve done a series of music videos recently for Trauma who is based in Cambridge. I guess, it’s all creative work, and I really enjoy making things and creating music and art.

What’s the hardest part of being an artist/DJ/producer? Has it changed over time?

The late or early drives home. Playing 6am sets and then having to drive 2 hours home is a killer! The only thing that has changed is the equipment, and it’s changed for the better as I no longer have to lug a massive record box around, it’s just a couple of USB’s and headphones which is great!

It’s been a lot of talk lately about the lack of females in the dnb/jungle scene, what do you think?

Well if people think it’s bad now, they should of been around 17 years ago when I started out, when I could literally count the amount of women on two hands. Yes it’s bad but it’s nothing like it used to be. I set up LadiesOfDNB to showcase the women we have in dnb and it’s worth seeing how many beautiful, talented ladies we do have about.

You’re a raver too, do you remember your first rave? Do you still go out even if you’re not playing?

Of course! It was Helter Skelter at The Sanctuary Milton Keynes. (RIP). I was 15! A long time ago but that music has been in my veins ever since.

I have 2 young babies, with my husband as only childcare, so rarely go out now as when I’m off, which isn’t often, he is then out, so we are both making the most of our weekends. I think being a DJ is pretty good at getting you out to places, and I always know loads of people at events so I have a good catch up and socialise when I’m out and enjoy it still.

When you’re not being busy with music, what do you do?

I’ve just taken up horseriding again and training for my BHS stages which are pretty intense. It’s getting me extremely fit though! I love to make music videos and artwork, but to be honest with everything I do, I don’t really get much spare time! I’m usually at my laptop when the babies are asleep!

What’s next in store for you?

I’m working on a 2 track jump up EP, and I have a track finished with Cutty Ranks, just waiting for a release date. I have a 2 track project in the works with my friend Ollie, aka Exception and I’ve been asked to do several remixes recently but just don’t want to commit until I get these projects out of the way – which I’m finding time quite hard to find.

When can we see/hear you play?
  
Jul 14 2018 Stardust – The Monetry Digbeth Birmingham

Jun 30 2018 Playaz BBQ SoBar Southampton
Apr 28 2018 Basskicks Leicester
Apr 25 2018 Guest Mix On Rinse With Harry Shotta On Marcus Nasty Show
Apr 14 2018 Audio Assault Brighton Volks – Jungle Set
Apr 07 2018 Paris – This Is Drum & Bass
Mar 31 2018 Dirty Dubz – The Peacock Peterborough
Mar 28 2018 Rough Tempo – The Full Range – Late Weds 1am

Any famous last words?

Just thank you to everyone who’s supported me for the last 17 years and big up all the artists, promoters and ravers who keep our awesome music scene alive! Thanks to you as well for reaching out. Big up ;) x

Visit Missrepresent.com for more information and follow her on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Follow Sliced Note Recordings on Instagram and find more information on their website.

Weekend Planner

TONIGHT, FRIDAY

Bournemouth

Bass Space 4 @ Bomo Bunker. Tickets

London

Addictive Behaviour – Darkroom EP Launch Party @ Work Bar. Tickets

Drop Bass Not Bombs #002. Tickets

Jungle Splash @ Fire & Lightbox

Nottingham

Twisted Sound. Tickets

Leeds

Vision State – GLXY. FREE!

Manchester

Formless: AKO BEATZ. Tickets

LTJ Bukem & MC Fox + DJ Jim Bane @ Band on the Wall

Brighton

Breakin Science @ Concorde 2

Stockholm, Sweden

Back to Back Presents Xtrah

Leicester

Open Minds Presents Zero T Album Tour

SATURDAY

Kapow! @ Work bar

Birmingham

Broken Minds Presents Fabio & Digital. Tickets

Bristol

Alternate » Metalheadz x SunAndBass Recordings 2018. Tickets

SUNDAY

London

Inperspective Records Presents Monita x Squif x Structure

Newcastle

Dilate x Low Down Deep 

Tonight, London. Drop Bass Not Bombs #002

Drop Bass Not Bombs is back with a bang for 2018! ;-)

Taking over the ever-magnificent Total Refreshment Centre with a stellar line-up of UK dance music dons to get body moving and feet stepping…

A Guy Called Gerald (Live)
Jungle Drummer (Live)
Ig Culture (Selectors Assemble / CoOp Presents)
Werkha (Tru Thoughts)
Marshmello (Midnight Marauders w/ Marshmello)
Hosted by : Mr_Normski_DJ page

We begin at 20:00 with a screening of the powerful documentary ‘We Are Many’ by Amir Amirani

TICKETS

Total Refreshment Centre

2A Foulden Road, Unit 2, N16 7UU London, United Kingdom

6/4, Hereford. Twisted Sounds @ Speakeasy

After our short break the twisted sounds crew are back with another stella lineup! Again bringing some of the hottest artists in the scene back to the speakeasy bar for another night of killa beats on the monstrous Method Twenty Four soundsystem!!!

The left bank is running strict security! ID’s will be checked upon entry if there is no ID or security deems the ID as fake there will be no choice but to not allow you in to the venue! If anyone is caught in possession of illegal substances you will immediatley be kicked out by the bouncers and the police will be notified!

Plain and simple people – NO THUGS NO MUGS!!!

Set Times!
9pm – 11.30 pm – Residents (FNR, Nealz, Vexed, Formal, CA MC, MC Prophecy, Huzzy MC)

11.30pm – 12.30am Sam Harris

12.30am – 2am Klinical B2B Objectiv + Haribo Mc

2am – 3am – Lupo

TICKETS

Speakeasy

Left Bank, HR4 9DG Hereford, Herefordshire

23/3, Leeds. Vision State – GLXY (FREE!)

For the first instalment of our new residency series at The Old Red Bus Station, we have invited the latest signing to Shogun Audio and true masters of liquid D&B.
—–

GLXY //// Shogun Audio / Spearhead Records / Soulvent Records

—–
Vision State Residents:

REVAUX //// soundcloud.com/revaux
APERIO //// soundcloud.com/aperio
DOZEN //// soundcloud.com/dozendnb
APOC //// soundcloud.com/apocdnb
AKOLITE //// soundcloud.com/akolite-music

Hosted by
MC SUBLIMINAL //// soundcloud.com/mc-subliminal-official

The Old Red Bus Station

104 Vicar Lane, LS2 7NL Leeds

13/4, London. Rupture x UVB 76

LINE UP

GREMLINZ
OVERLOOK
EQUINOX
DOUBLE O
PESSIMIST
VEGA
MANTRA
FOREST DRIVE WEST

Hosted by Blackeye MC

VEGARupture and UVB-76 join forces for a very special one off party on Friday April 13th. Both labels will be bringing their own take on UK underground music to the intimate Five Miles in Seven Sisters. Expect big Rupture vibes mixed with deep UVB-76 sub sonics.

TICKETS

Five Miles

39b Markfield Road, N15 4QA London, United Kingdom

25/5, Blackburn. Vinyl Fantasy vs Ruff Cutz: Peshay, DJ Crystl, Globex Corp, FFF

Taking you on your journey we have:

PESHAY (90 minute set)
DJ CRYSTL
GLOBEX CORP (Tim Reaper b2b Dwarde)
FFF

Plus support from PARKVILLE POSSE (Amen Holmes, K super & Atlas) and DJ OTHER.

Advance tickets £9.99

More on the door!

Strictly over 18s only, please bring ID regardless of age!

See you on the dancefloor :)

Cellar Bar & factory floor

41 King Street, BB22DH Blackburn

26/5, London. Critical Sound BBQ – Summer Sonics

Critical Sound daytime party running from 12-12am featuring the best of the Critical Sound as well as some very special guests and room hosts.

Area 1 – Critical Sound:
Marky
Emperor
Kasra
Serum
Enei
Sam Binga & Rider Shafique
Halogenix
QZB

Hosted by:
GQ / Inja / Mantmast

Area 2 – S.P.Y presents Dubplate Style:
S.P.Y
Dillinja
Bladerunner
Krust (Full Cycle Set)
Nicky Blackmarket (BMR Classics Set)
Nookie
Krakota (Jungle Set)
Dead Man’s Chest
Coco Bryce
The Blast DJs

Hosted by:
Dynamite / Lowqui / Carasel

Plus more to be announced.

Tickets

Studio 338

338 Tunnel Ave, SE10 0PF London, United Kingdom

7/4, Birmingham. Aries Birthday Bash/Album Release Party

PAYBACK PROMOTIONS & RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

PRESENTS …

CONFIRMED ARTISTS

🔥 ARIES
🔥 SERIAL KILLAZ
🔥 CHOPSTICK DUBPLATE (King Yoof & Tuffist)
🔥 INJA
🔥 FLECK
🔥 KELVIN 373
🔥 SELECTA J-MAN
🔥 GARDNA
🔥 ASBO DISCO
🔥 CHESHIRE CAT
🔥 GOLD DUBS
🔥 STIVS
🔥 JINX
🔥 KJAH
🔥 OSH KOSH
🔥 MARGAMAN
🔥 BUSTA
🔥 EUPHONIQUE
🔥 DEANIE RANKIN
🔥 MONO PAUL
🔥 [POWERED BY RETOX SOUND SYSTEM] 🔥

ARIES BIRTHDAY & ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
SATURDAY 7th APRIL 2018
10PM -6AM

MUSIC POLICY
JUNGLE • DNB • REGGAE

POWERED BY RETOX (VOID) SOUNDSYSTEM

Tickets available HERE
• 50 EARLY BIRD TICKETS @ £10
• STANDARD TICKETS £12
• MORE ON THE DOOR

FULL RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE DECOR

VERY LIMITED CAPACITY

OVER 18s ONLY

TICKETS

Club PST Digbeth

71, Lombard street, Digbeth., B12 0Q Birmingham, United Kingdom

11/5, London. FabricLive 98: Dimension Launch, Friction & Med School

LINE UP

Room One: FABRICLIVE 98: Dimension Launch
Dimension
Friction (Special Guest)
Metrik
TC
Turno
1991
Kove

Room Two: Med School
London Elektricity
Etherwood
Keeno
Whiney
Unglued
Lakeway B2B Sweetpea (New Blood Takeover)
Chris Inperspective
MCs:
Ruthless MC
Tempza
Degs

TICKETS

fabriclondon

77a Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HJ London, United Kingdom

20/3, Bristol. SlamJam 023: Hybrid Minds

LINEUP

– – – MAIN ROOM – – –

Hybrid Minds
Hutton
More TBA

– – – THE ATTIC – – –
Hosted by Nu:Motive Promotions

Nightlife B2B Depth
Duppy Dubz
Griffin B2B L.S
Hosted by Catfish Bobby

TICKETS

SlamJam Bristol

Blue Mountain Club 2 Stokes Croft, BS13PR Bristol

11/5, Bristol. Nu:Motion X Sub:Kulture

LINE UP

—MAIN ROOM—

>LTJ BUKEM
[90minute Set]

>ANT TC1 b2b ZERO T
[Dispatch 360 90minute Set]

>AMOSS

[Album Launch | 90minute Set]

>ILL TRUTH

>BRITTUNE

>SYNTEK b2b DOM ANTIX

>NU:MOTION b2b DEFRACTION

HOSTS: LOWQUI / MC FOKUS / BLUEJAY / MEDIC MC

—THE ATTIC—

>SOUL:MOTION

>INCUS

>ABORIGINAL & PHONIC

>BODIKAL

>ELIAS

>DBEE

>SUBTEXT

>SEQUENCE

HOSTS: BLUEJAY / MEDIC MC / SMB / EAM

TICKETS

Blue Mountain Club

2 Stokes Croft, BS1 3PR Bristol, United Kingdom