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15/3, London. Andy C Residency

LINE UP

Andy C
Randall
Breakage
LFM
Tonn Piper
LowQui
GQ

Marking the first time we have ever invited a resident back to the club, Andy C takes the helm as our 21st quarterly resident of XOYO. His 2017 residency blew the collective minds of the d’n’b scene worldwide, and it’s fair to say we are hyped to welcome him back to XOYO. Prepare yourself for another stripped back,
intimate, sweaty affair with some of the biggest and best names in the scene. MC Tonn Piper joins him for 13 weeks, the pair’s lasting friendship second only to their shared passion for drum and bass.

Discovered whilst co-owning De Underground Records shop, label head of Mac II Recordings and Stepback Sessions is otherwise known as the man who influenced Andy C. Playing a pivotal role in the evolution of electronic music, Randall’s one of the pioneers who helped shape Breakbeat and Jungle into what we know and love today.

Founder of the Index imprint and Digital Soundboy’s main man, Breakage has proven himself as a musical chameleon, moving effortlessly between Drum & Bass to Dubstep. His diverse back catalogue and reputation for moving fluently between genres has meant it’s not possible to pigeonhole him and made for the most exciting sets. LFM in support.

Admission to XOYO is at management’s discretion, advance tickets do not guarantee entry. If entry is refused to a ticket holder, you can obtain a full refund (minus booking fee) by contacting XOYO after the event at info@xoyo.co.uk.

There will be 200 tickets available on the door from 9PM. These will be available on a first come, first served basis.

20+

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XOYO
32-37 Cowper Street; Shoreditch; London EC2A 4AP; United Kingdom

Exclusive Guest Mix: Reno.

Fresh Mix from Reno…

Reno is our first DJ TBA…..

For our next event happening….

28th June 2019 

The Castle 

44 Commercial Road

Whitechapel 

London 

9pm – 3am 

More DJs,Ticket info etc TBA soon…

For now check out Reno mix and click the link for more info on our facebook page…

https://www.facebook.com/drumandbasics/

22/2, Manchester. HIT & RUN VS Series Part 7: Critical VS 15 Years Of Shogun Audio

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CRITICAL MUSIC
SPECTRASOUL b2b KASRA (2 hr set)
EMPEROR
CHIMPO
Rich Reason

Hosted by SPARKZ + T-MAN

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15 YEARS Of SHOGUN AUDIO

ICICLE & SKITTLES
TECHNIMATIC
POLA & BRYSON
Channell b2b Zar

Hosted by SKITTLES & TRUTHOS MUFASA

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Hidden

16/3, London. Kapow! Strictly Vinyl Special

Line up:

LAVERY
MURPHY
SHADOWPLAY
SKYZ
ASCENSION
JOHNNY B
B.FRESH

hosted by:

ILLMATIKA
BLACKEYE
RINSA
DVSMC
BAMSKI

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KAPOW! Return with another Themed night of Music n Madness, digging deep for the Original Rave Sound!!

This time it’s Strictly Vinyl!

we don’t need Likes or Labels, just good Music!
So dress how you like and dance like no ones watching you this is KAPOW!

Expect the usual Kapow production plus:

sweets & treats – special guests
Exclusive Kapow tees & skydesignz

£6 Advance tickets / more on door / over 18’s – id required
Be prepared for something completely different!!!

14/2, Bristol. Collective 3rd Birthday @ The Crofters Rights

Lineup:

RESIDENTS B2B (5 HOURS)

Hosted by MC Gusto

£5 on the door all night

The Crofters Rights

117-119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW Bristol, United Kingdom

15/3, London. Escape @ Venue MOT Unit 18

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Shimon (Audioporn / Ram)
Inter (Jungle Mania)
Meraki
Man Like Morgan
Operator
Marlie

Hosts :-
Mekar, Felon, Kombo & Boxer

DNB comes back to south east London.

Intimate warehouse space with custom built Martins Audio sound system.

This chapter sees Audio Porn and Ram legend Shimon touch down with his special blend of roller goodness.

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Limited £8 Tickets available at RA

Venue MOT Unit 18

Unit 18, Orion Business Centre, Surrey Canal Rd, SE14 5RT London

Interview & Guest Mix: Bonnie Blaze.

 

Please introduce yourself..

 

Hi my name is Eleni aka DJ Bonnie Blaze.
I’m originally from South East London now currently situated in Peterborough UK.

 

How many years have you been Djing out in clubs?

 

I’ve been DJing since I was 19 years old since December 2001.
My boyfriend ( who I was seeing at the time ) brought me my first pair of decks for my 19th birthday.
I taught myself to mix in 2 weeks and got to play my first ever live set in 2002 at Jamm in Brixton

 

How do you balance being a parent and Djing?

 

Although it is quite difficult at times I still manage to fit my DJing and goals around parenting because luckily like their mother they are junglists and don’t mind me playing my music or following my dreams just as long as they come first so I have to prioritise well.

I would like to be able to start doing radio shows from home or at a studio and I plan to do some guest appearances or some radio shows too very soon.

What my goals for the next few years will be getting my head down in the studio and stuck into music production.

 

Who has kept you motivated & inspired you over the last few years within D&B?

 

When I started out mixing I had two goals one to bring the Old Skool sounds back into the raves as I missed them and wasn’t hearing them out much back then and that I wanted to inspire more and more females to want to DJ as you got to admit they wasn’t enough females in Jungle and Drum and Bass back in the early 00’s.

In regards to my sets I use to play a lot of 94-96 Jungle mainly, I was lucky enough to have borrowed a lot of my cousins records so I could practice and use to play out when I finally got to that point in my DJing.

Back then I was playing a lot of tunes from 1991 hardcore right up to 1996 Jungle and Drum and Bass because I wanted to start from the beginning due to being an Old Skool lover.

My inspirations go way back to some of the originators like Fabio & Grooverider, DJ Hype, DJ Randall, Micky Fill, Aphrodite and DJ Rap to name a few.

More recently I’ve been inspired by the likes of Bladerunner, DJ Hybrid, Aries, Epicentre, Benny L plus many more also artists that are working hard as DJ’s in the scene like Andy C and Nicky Blackmarket pushing boundaries and are out there playing through the whole spectrum in their 5 hour sets.

Plus we cannot forget all of the female artists doing their thing in the scene right now, they inspire me the most to keep doing what I love.

 

 

Where can we see and hear you next?

 

Here’s a list where you will be able to catch me playing out next.

So far confirmed are…

– Jungle Revival @ Club Aquarium, Old street on 5th April 2019.

– T Promotions 1st Bday Bash @ Protocol, Vauxhall on 20th April 2019 (Day time event).

– Unity in the Sun 2019 repping Jungle fever in Corfu, Greece from 20th May – 27 May 2019.

– Lakefest 2019 (More details to follow soon) dates between 8th – 11th August 2019.

 

Do you prefer 60 minutes sets or 90 minutes?

 

I’m going to say I really prefer 90 min sets.

When I’m playing out live in clubs I enjoy seeing people dancing and smiling to your live sets and I like to have plenty of time to express myself through my sets, plus time always goes so quick when you’re having fun.

If I’m mixing at home I prefer 60 mins sets as it isn’t quite as liberating and I just want to hurry up and finish my recording (if I’m making one at the time) and get it up on my mix cloud so others listen and enjoy the music too.

 

Which Dj/Producer are you enjoying at present?

 

The DJs/Producers I’m feeling at present have got to be Mrs Magoo, Frenetic and Holly-May, Euphonique, DJ Jessie Jo, Lady V Dubs.

DJ CALI, Aries, DJ Hybrid, Bladerunner, Veak, Benny L, DJ Blacklist, Jaguar Paw & Yush, Lydia Briggsy, Dizzy Blonde, DJ Choppah, Spectrasoul, DJ G Luis, Operator M, Mantra, Djiin.

Sista-Matic, DJ Bagpuss, DJ Relm, Lavery, Uncle Dugs, Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter, The Fat Controller plus too many more to list right now…

 

Any final words,special thanks,mentions?

 

Finally…. I want to send some shouts and special thanks/mentions to all my family and friends and people who have booked me and supported me over the years plus more.

All these special mentions are in no special order D.V.S MC  for booking me (one of my first epic bookings) Grant Epidemik, MC Deefa and Mr Joseph for organising me to play at Fizzy Wednesdays.

DJ Chalkie White for giving me my first set on a boat on the Thames, my friend Marc (Owner of the event Rave Utopia)

Funki and Simon for booking me for Moondance events, Billy Bunter, Sonya and The Fat controller for believing in me and booking me to play out in Corfu at Unity in the sun in 2018 and now again May 2019.

Lisa Dizzy Blonde for our b2b sets at Moondance and getting me up on Kool fm as one of her guests.
DJ Bagpuss and DJ Relm, Briggsy, Papa Gee, Uncle Dugs and Sarah, Luke DJ Skyz, Lavery, Rachel EC and Vinyl Junkie, Aaron V, Clayton Hines aka Mr Renegade for believing in me and giving me bookings the last two Renegade hardwares.

DNBE Girl sisters DJ Kisscut, Basscake, Bassline Beanie, Lady Niki and Kan Jacca, Barry from Swoop promotions.

My brother from another MC Deanie Rankin, my friend Jay for making so many this possible for me right now doing what I love in the music also DJ Operator M, DJ G Luis, DJ Reggie Ryder, MC Testsite, Cara, DJ Gravity for my booking at Blueprint, Kyx, DJ Lady Eliza, 7EVEN, Dubplate Bass, My partner in crime Theo Luis, another brother from another Roger Gateson, and so many more people I could be here all day….

Thank you all for all of your support….

 

Here’s one super bassy jungle/dnb mix from DJ Bonnie Blaze…

19/4, Bristol. Metalheadz VS Virus

🔊🔊🔊 Metalheadz and Virus come together for the first time on 19.04.19 in Bristol’s reveredspace, bringing a huge line-up of new and familiar faces from each imprint to the fore.

Lineup:

Ed Rush & Optical
Many more to be announced.

👀 Every Wednesday we will be announcing an Artist on the bill. Keep your eyes peeled and grab your tickets now as this will be an event you won’t want to miss. First Release Tickets sold out in a matter of hours…

18+ ID Required. R.O.A.R.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Resale will be available via RA resale only.

TICKETS

SWX
Address15 Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2JY

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