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15/2, London. Blackout London: 20 Years Of Black Sun Empire

Dutch D&B neuro kings Black Sun Empire bring the finest in dark and tech fuelled Drum & Bass to London once more, debuting at one of the capital’s most respected venues, Village Underground on Friday 15th February 2019 for a their long & widely acclaimed Blackout party.

If you’ve previously attended a Blackout show, you know too well what’s in store! If you’re yet to make an appearance…You certainly won’t want to miss this one!

Full lineup revealed soon – register your interest for first access to pre-sale tickets & line up news & announcements, sent to your inbox in advance.

Limited pre-sale tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis
Tickets

Village Underground

22/2, Brighton. Dispatch Recordings @ The Volks

Main Room:

ZERO T
PHILTH
HLZ
SUSTANCE
CODEBREAKER MC

Support: Mains / Wilf Hertz / Side Effects

In the basemant: MOTIVE & BIZ-E RESIDENTS

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£10 ENTRY ON THE DOOR ALL NIGHT

DOORS OPEN 11PM – 7AM / STRICTLY OVER 18’S

The Volks Nightclub

1-3 Madeira Drive, BN2 1PS Brighton

Exclusive Interview & Guest Mix: Promo ZO

Introducing Promo ZO a female Dj from Maidstone Kent U.K.

A lady you may of heard of already as Promo ZO has been working hard for many years within D&B but usually behind the scenes.

We asked a few Qs to find out more & what Promo ZO has planned for 2019.

 

Your Dj name is quite unique and stands out, any specific meaning behind the name?

Yea it’s kind of transferable!

My name is Zoe so in comes the abbreviation “ZO” and I have always been involved in some form of promotions, from club, vinyl, brand and product so it just kind of works and has stuck. 

When and why did you start to listen to and mix D&B?

I was taken in by D&B as a kid, we would listen to cassette recordings of Nicky Blackmarket and Ellis Dee in class, not that it was on the curriculum!

I then discovered if I hung out of my bedroom window with a coat hanger attached to my radio aerial I could pick up London’s Kiss 100 FM and tune into incredible specialist Jungle Drum and Bass shows hosted by the likes of Hype, Kenny Ken and Jumping Jack Frost. I remember listening to Pascal’s P-Funk Era on repeat on my Sony Walkman, it got me. 

In my home town of Maidstone in Kent we were lucky enough to have the legendary Atomics night club which was home to epic weekly events such as Heat and Pure Science plus we had an amazing record store Plastic Surgery Records, from there the culture became a lifestyle. I would have a go at mixing at friends after parties plus I worked at a couple of South London record shops and when it was quiet I’ll have a little roll out, I then soon bought my first set of 1210’s.  

 

You’re a lady whose been involved within D&B for many years, recently here at Drum+Basics we’ve noticed you’re now Djing more at numerous events and fully back doing radio..

When and where can D&B fanatics expect to see/hear you mixing again?

You can catch me live every Wednesday on Bassdrive from 2-4pm GMT broadcasting to the most dedicated Drum & Bass listeners across the globe.

That’s 8am-10am CET so for my American listeners it’s a breakfast show with quite a difference! 

I played out at the last Middle Skool at Work Bar which was really good fun, since then a few promoters have reached out so fingers crossed I will have some 2019 gigs to announce soon. 

Will you be adventuring down the music production route?

I am!

I’m often in the studio with KG and also 2Shy, between us we have cooked up a few beats. 

 

As a female DJ, have you noticed the sudden urge in females being inspired and stepping up within the music industry?

Yes, I think it’s great that more ladies are stepping up in every role.

I have worked amongst many women in the music industry over the years, those in key positions, some that are behind serious headline acts, clubs, events and labels. Some whom have hired me, some whom have helped make artists who they are today. 

My female DJ inspirations are comprised of ladies like Lisa Lashes, Kemistry, Storm, Lottie, Miss Pink, Lisa Loud, Smokin’ Jo and DJ Rap. Granted they are not all D&B DJ’s but none the less they are inspirational trail blazers in their own right. I am pleased to see that female DJs are beginning to be represented equally on line-ups, it is about time that the balance was right and it’s great that promoters are becoming more conscious of the often male-heavy bills yet they also have to be mindful not to book for the sake of gimmick, token or trend. 

What has been your biggest achievement so far?

Woah!

Beating Cancer!

Ok I know it’s not quite a music related achievement but it’s a big deal and it certainly put a lot of things into perspective for me. The support I received from the D&B family was incredible. Once in remission I did a charity skydive and donations came in from across the scene, I surpassed my target thanks to support from the likes of Andy C, Pascal, Delta Heavy, Ulterior Motive and many more scene figures to the point that the campaign was in the top 3 per cent of JustGiving campaigns that month.

That’s going to be a really hard one to top!

 

What are your plans, main goals for 2019?

To get stuck into more production.

I’m really liking the sound of the colabs that I’ve been a part of so the goal is really to progress on that and see where it leads. Maybe some releases, maybe some events, what matters to me is that whatever IT is, that it’s organic.

Of course any special thanks, mentions, final words?

Big thanks to you MaryAnne for taking the time to speak with me. 

I must send thanks to Keria EOC and all of the Middle Skool crew, Greg from Secondary School for pinching his brother’s cassette tapes, 2Shy MC, KG, Louis, Donovan, all the Bassdrive family and the amazing listeners.

Out to the ladies representing since day; Caroline, Jo Hines, Zara, Alicia, Tasha, Empress, Robyn Chaos and not forgetting MC Jakes, Anile, Digital, Total Science, Randall, GQ, Frost, Bryan G, Audio, Calyx, Night Shift, The Prototypes and everyone supporting.

I see you! 

 www.promozo.com

 www.mixcloud.com/promozo 

 www.facebook.com/promozo

 www.twitter.com/promozo

 www.instagram.com/zopromo

25/1, Leeds. License To Jungle Invites AKO Beatz with DJ Stretch [FREE ENTRY]

Our first event of 2019 sees the legendary DJ Stretch visit The Old Red Bus Station for a celebration of all things AKO BEATZ. Label resident Due Diligence will also join him for a night of jungle and dark beats.

The AKO brand was founded in 1995, originally under the name A-KO Recordings, and was a prime outlet for dancefloor jungle from Stretch himself as well as other producers.

Relaunched in 2014, AKO Beatz now houses some of the scene’s most revered producers with it’s limited edition vinyl projects consistently selling out, placing the label in the go-to tier for old skool influenced jungle.

soundcloud.com/stretch_ako

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Support from Diverge, Northern Scum, DJ SA, DJ LD50, Solo, MC LD & Salem Focus.

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Guarantee entry by grabbing a FREE ticket here

Old Red Bus Station

Vicar Lane, Leeds

15/2, Brighton. BLJ Valentine’s Special @ The Volks

LINE UP

Om Unit – 90 minute Jungle set
Sully – Jungle set
ETCH – Jungle set
X Nation
Tusk // Delirium Recs – Jungle set
Mag

Basement – House, Garage, Techno & Oldskool

Tim Gee b2b Emily Ono
Kosine
Redford
Klynch
Lady Gabba

🌴 ❤️ Love is in the air, Jungle love! ❤️ 🌴

Our first event of the year is as always our Valentine’s event and we have booked a line up to make your heart melt, and the bottom of your dancing shoes too! 💃 🕺 ❤️

£5 before 12, or with an early bird ticket 🐦 more on the door.

🌴❤️🌴❤️🌴❤️🌴❤️🌴❤️🌴❤️🌴

The Volks Nightclub

1-3 Madeira Drive, BN2 1PS Brighton

1/2, London. Two Six One: Zero T b2b AI w/ DRS, Monty, Ill Truth b2b Koherent

Line up:

Zero T b2b Artificial Intelligence

DRS

Monty

Ill Truth b2b Koherent

Visionobi

+ more TBA

Two Six One is a brand new night for South London showcasing the finest quality Drum & Bass from all corners of the scene. We’re all about forward-thinking music, big B2Bs and eclectic lineups that’ll leave your mouth watering.

For our launch night, we’re proud to present Zero T & Artificial Intelligence headlining with an exclusive South London b2b, with the mighty DRS on hosting duties. Fresh off the back of recent albums & EPs for Dispatch, TNQ, Headz & Integral, plus exclusive ownership of all the illusive Dawn Wall/Mohican Sun dubs, these 3 have no shortage of musical fire in their record bags.

Toulouse’s own Monty joins the bill with his unique brand of wonky rollers. Rising to prominence at an incredible pace over the last couple of years, he’s earned his stripes with releases on 1985, Critical & Flexout to name a few.

Last but not least we have Ill Truth & Koherent going in for a world exclusive b2b. Both featured on UKF’s ‘Ones to Watch for 2018’, these names have fast become synonymous with jaw-dropping dubplates & weighty releases on the most influential labels.

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Strictly over 18’s only. ID required for entry. Tickets guarantee entry before midnight only. Tickets are non-transferable. R.O.A.R. Re-Entry is discretionary.

Tickets

Brixton Jamm

261 Brixton Road, SW9 6LH London, United Kingdom

17/1, London. Soul In Motion

LINE UP

Makoto
Technimatic
Mako
Dilemma

Residents: Bailey and Need For Mirrors

10PM – 3AM

FREE ENTRY WITH RSVP BEFORE 1230AM / £5 WITHOUT RSVP OR AFTER 1230AM / LAST ENTRY AT 230AM
SOULINMOTIONLDN.COM

RSVP

Borderline

Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB London, United Kingdom

22/2, Leeds. Vision State 3rd Birthday

LINE UP

DATA 3 //// Flexout Audio / Addictive Behaviour / Shogun Audio

KOHERENT //// Dispatch Recordings / Flexout Audio

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Vision State Residents
REVAUX
ISOLATE
APOC
SENECA
DJC

Hosted by
MC SUBLIMINAL
SALEM FOCUS

— FREE ENTRY —

This year we celebrate 3 years of Vision State, and we’re kicking off 2019 with a free birthday bash!

Joining our residents we have two of the most esteemed breakthrough acts to smash into the D&B scene in recent years, Data 3 and Koherent.

Book your FREE ticket here to guarantee entry

Old Red Bus Station

Vicar Lane, Leeds

19/1, Ramsgate. Back to Your Roots: Kenny Ken

We’re still buzzing from the good vibes of Back To Your Roots IV the other week. Thank you for your support! As promised we have a very special guest bringing the fire for our fifth edition…

Kenny Ken is coming to kick out the January blues and showcase the history of jungle drum n bass. Taking no prisoners he’s one of the most famous pioneers of the rave sounds since stepping up to the decks in 1990 at the legendary Labyrinth. Since then he developed rapidly to become a pioneer and one of those DJs that is known and loved across the whole electronic music scene.

On Saturday 19th January he’ll be up close and personal in the rave cave room at Ramsgate Music Hall and has been briefed to bring the dubplate pressure and showcase the history of DNB!

As per usual he’ll be supported by some of the finest selectors from the area and the best crowd in Kent!

Tickets

Ramsgate Music Hall

13 Turner Street, CT11 8NJ Ramsgate

8/2, Brighton. Foundations x Materials Presents DJ Storm @ Patterns

Foundations combine again after the riot that was Tash LC + Lsdxoxo with emerging multi-genre heavyweights Materials to showcase the “First Lady of Drum & Bass”:

Dj Storm.

As always – Materials never sticks to one genre for a show so expect a wide range of selections pushing the boundaries between genres from their resident DJs and an additional special guest:

Markings
Layce (140 Set)
Bacchus
FiHi B2B Skenghis Kahn

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To qualify for £5 entry all you have do is post your name to the event wall and arrive BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

F O U N D A T I O N S

> Tickets
> Every Friday in the Patterns basement
> £5 before 12 with your name on the wall
> 23:00 – 04:00

Brighton’s best collectives, resident DJs, MCs and special guests representing the finest UK sounds each and every week.

Patterns

10 Marine Parade, BN2 1TL Brighton

15/2, Exeter. DnB Kitchen w/ DLR / KASRA / ANNIX / BOU / KY + support

We’re kicking off the new year with one of our biggest lineups to date…

DLR
KASRA
ANNIX
BOU
KY
STOKKA B2B IDLE THREAT

Hosted by:
Jolla & Westman

Room 2 TBC

15TH FEBRUARY 2019
10PM – 3AM
18+

* POWERED BY FULL FUNKTION ONE

* EXTRA LIGHTING, LASERS & SMOKE

TICKETS 👇🏼
www.fatsoma.com/dnbkitchen/faher6cv/dnb-kitchen-w-dlr-kasra-annix-bou-ky-support

Tier 1: £9 / Tier 2: £11 / Tier 3: £13
MOTD

Tickets

Exeter Phoenix

Gandy Street, EX4 3LS Exeter, Devon

Weekend Planner

TONIGHT, FRIDAY

London

Rupture 12th Birthday @ Corsica Studios. Limited amount of tickets at the door, arrive early.

Centreforce883 Presents 3rd Planet From The Sun @ E1. Tickets

Jungle Splash Free Party @ Fire & Lightbox. FREE with guestlist.

Bristol

Alternate x Subsist » FUTURE @ Blue Mountain Club. Tickets

Leeds

License To Jungle Invites X Nation & Earl Grey @ The Old Red Bus Station. FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY

London

Subfactory Presents Fabio & Grooverider: A Journey Into Drum & Bass @ Leytonstone Ballroom. Tickets

Manchester

HIT & RUN vs Chicken Shop: Mystic State, Metrodome & More. Tickets

Bristol

1985 Music @ Trinity Centre. Tickets

Leeds

Overflow & Central Beatz Welcomes – Sofa Sound Bristol to Leeds @ Wire. Tickets