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Behind The Event: Method Twenty Four

Let’s start from the beginning – who are you and how did it all start?

Method Twenty Four is a group originating from Corsham, Wiltshire but mainly working in Bristol. We own a custom sound system as well as promoting events in Bristol, mainly dnb events however we also span out to hip hop and dubstep. As well as this we run a small, tight nit agency with artists such as Grey code, Mystic State, GROUND, Taelimb, Wingz, Transparent and a few others.

I think it all began when we were around 15 years old, we were lucky enough to have loads of mates who were already in the dnb scene (Mystic State who at the time were putting stuff out on Flexout Audio) which heavily influenced us. Then because we weren’t old enough to get into clubs we got ourselves some speakers and began running small free parties in local spots.

What is your background in the drum&bass/jungle scene?

Again, our background stems from most of our older mates who I guessed we looked up to at the time. They were producing drum and bass and we kind of got into it that way.

Where does the name come from?

The name comes from an old crew tag used for graffiti writing, we just liked writing the letters MTF and then needed them to stand for something so came up with ‘Method Twenty Four’.

Do you guys remember your first rave?

Other than the parties we first did my first proper rave was Ebola Ball Halloween free party in 2014, it was a crazy illegal rave in the centre of Bristol in some huge warehouse. There were thousands of people and the stack of speakers was ridiculous.

Then the first legal rave was when we were 17, some promoters asked us to bring some amps to Lakota in Bristol for a jungle event, (can’t remember the name). In the end our amps broke and the main room didn’t have any power!

Do you DJ as well?

A couple of us mix and have began to learn to produce music on Abelton, we will hopefully start putting out some of our own music in the next year or so!

Favourite venue and favourite rave?

Jesse: My favourite venue is The Black Swan, it’s just so nitty and you can bring the biggest system you can think of into there. My favourite rave was probably the dispatch takeover at the void stage on the last night of Outlook 3 years ago.

River: My favourite club is The Trinity Centre, it’s an old church with high ceilings and a large space, always has a great atmosphere and the thick walls means it’s normally pretty loud.

My favourite rave was probably our own ‘MethoDNB 04’ we’d put so much work and time into it and when it came down to the night it just popped off. All the dj’s smashed it and the place was packed all night.

How do you choose the DJs for your line up?

Mostly we just book artists who we listen to and think others will like, we always try promote new comers that others may not have heard of before but you have to find a balance between big / new names to draw in the crowds.

When is the next one and what can we expect?

Our next event is The Connections LP Launch party for The Chikara Project. If you haven’t already checked out The Chikara Project, you should. The event features several artists from our agency as they all feature on the LP. Going to be a really sick night and will be the first time we have run our entire system together so will be pumping for sure.

Dream line up?

There are so many I could pick from but if we had to narrow it down to 6 or so would probably be Alix Perez, Skeptical, Randall, Arkaik, Bredren and GROUND. GROUND is pretty new to the scene but he’s definitely one to watch out for and his mixes are insane!

What’s the goal?

Eventually we would like to have our own stages at festivals and run boat parties at the likes of Outlook festival. We will just keep growing our sound system and agency roster, hopefully one day we will be able to fully live off of music, I think that’s the main goal.

What’s next for MTF?

Our next big move is Methodnb05 on the 2nd of Feb at The Black Swan. Line up includes some really good artists like Xtrah and QZB as well as a BNKR takeover.

We’re also expanding the agency trying to find new emerging talents and push their music!

Any famous last words or shout outs?

Big up to all the artists on our agency, and to all the people to that come to our events and support us. It’s a special feeling when you’ve put months of work into an event and then to see it go down and see everyone loving it!

And finally, a special shout out to Unknown Sound System, they really helped us out with our first few big events and definitely taught us a lot! RIP Wardy.

Thank you guys!

Check out their next event on the 23 November at Jack Of Diamonds in Bristol with DJs like Philth, Mystic State, Phaction, Taelimb & Conscience, Crypticz, Ethos, Intrinzic Music along with Tephra & Arkoze as well as their resident DJ’s. Get your tickets here

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Drum+Basics Featured Mix – Structure B2B M_A w/host Johnny 5.

 

Last Friday our very own M_A here at Drum+Basics stepped up and was Guest DJ on Structure DnB, Life FM.

Hosted by Johnny 5.

 

Take a listen…

 

 ” Drum + Basics very own M_A in the building!!

Proper vibes on this one, she absolutely smashed it!

Rolls out a guest mix for first hour before b2b madness.

Enjoy. “

Featured Event: Liquescent- Birmingham


Liquescent are stepping up a notch or two this year…..

 

5th October they return with their 1st birthday celebrations at

Lab 11

 Birmingham.

Line- up duties….

 

LTJ Bukem
Randall
Submorphics
Mantra

 

Hosted by : Visionobi / Ruthless

 

Tickets : skiddle.com/e/13282942

 

We fired over a few questions regarding Liquescent event.

Here’s a quick Q & A.

 

Please introduce yourself…

I’m fez from Birmingham and co-owner of Liquescent.

 

How many years have you been hosting Liquescent events?

Our next event on 5th October is the 1st bday !!

 

Are they monthly or a few times a year?

So this past year we have had 5 shows.

We are trying to aim for 6-8 shows a year, every 6-8 weeks roughly during 2019…

 

How many promoters are involved?

Me and my business partner Ian own Liquescent.

We have a team of promoters who we run and manage other events, which helps.

 

 

Do promoters in Birmingham work around each other so there’s no clashes?

On a whole yes, but not everyone likes to share dates so clashes do happen.

Proudly we’re not one of those and like to work with others in the local scene.

 

The line up for your next event is across the full spectrum very diverse, do you think this will pull in more music lovers on the night & will work well in Birmingham?
As i’ve noticed D&B in Birmingham is mainly dominated by one sub genre…

We carefully curate our line ups.

We don’t believe that there should be boundaries in drum and bass.

Although we prefer Liquid and odd bit of jungle, generally we like to pick artists who we like to listen too.

 

Do you have a dream line up?

Yeh tbh we book the people we want.

There’s a few which we can’t atm due to exclusivities but that’s not to say we can’t in the future.

You just never know what’s around the corner these days.

 

Any final words, special thanks?

                          Yeah thanks to everyone who has attended and supported us this year.

 

 

Exclusive Interview & Guest Mix: Taelimb

Hey Taelimb and thank you for answering my questions for drum+basics! Let’s start with the obvious; your name. Where did you get that from?

I went through loads of names years back when trying to settle on something and every time I found a cool name there were already hundreds of other DJs who had got there before me. So I decided to come up with something random. Now when you Google Taelimb, nothing but me comes up. I only wish I had made it a one syllable word so that people couldn’t miss pronounce or misspell my name.

You are a DJ and you produce music; how did you start? Have you experimented with other genres as well?

I started out making hip hop when I was around 18 because that and Jungle was what the London scene was all about. Now I mainly release DNB and definitely enjoy producing it the most. I’ve started to enjoy DJing more recently, it’s far more fun playing out to a crowd than to a wall in my bedroom.

Where do you make your music and what’s your set up like?

Most of my music is made at home on my set up in my bedroom, mainly on my headphones (Beyerdynamic dt880 pros). I also have a pair of Yamaha 880s, which for the money are awesome. Apart from that, it’s just an iMac, some good plugins and a midi key board. I only really go in to the studio for final mix downs and to test masters, etc.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I draw inspiration from all kinds of places, sometimes I just go wondering around my house with my Zoom, recording all kinds of stuff to sample and then manipulate on the computer.

Also just trying to listen to as much music as possible from non DNB genres, like grime, house dub even metal.

Favourite DJ/producer right now?

OOOOoooh thats hard! Can’t pick one! but defo Breakage, Alix Perez, Arkaik, Conscience, Amoss, Fre4nkcy, Data 3, I could go on and on and on…

Do you do any collabs as well?

My longest standing collaborator is Conscience; he’s the only one who will really put up with me. But I generally find I work best on my own. I also finished tracks with Fearful and Anile. I’ve got loads that I have started with other people though I just never seem to get them finished.

Your new EP has recently been released on Demand Records. Tell us about that!

YES! Finally got something out, the EP is called Snapback. I haven’t released in ages but I’m now back in full production mode. Got loads more projects in the pipeline so keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram and Facebook pages. There’s a mix of tunes in there, so should be something for everyone, a bit for the dance floor and some deeper stuff too.

When you’re not being a cool producer, what do you do?

I am a carpenter and build studios, acoustic spaces and refurbish houses and flats. I also love martial arts, which I have been doing in various forms since I was 15.

I haven’t seen you out in AGES – do you still go out raving?

Yeah I do, but it tends to be more so when I’m playing out or have been invited somewhere specifically. I still love raving, but it just gets harder and harder to recover these days!

When can we see you DJ anytime soon? Just played a DNB Arena night at Studio 338, which is a sick venue. Next up I’ve got a gig in Bristol on the 23rd November with the MTF crew. They are relatively new to the scene but they put on banging nights.

You’ve done a wicked mix for us, tell us a bit more about it.

Tried to take you on a little journey through some of the new and old music out there that is inspiring me at the moment and gets me excited about what’s happening in our scene at the moment.

What’s next for Taelimb?

At the moment really trying to make a big push for next year – got a load of projects; one in particular that i’m quite excited about involving Joe Raygun and Visionobi. I also have a couple of other EP’s coming in the next few months so keep an eye out for those too!

Other than that I am getting some help from a friend of mine Paleblu. He has been helping to manage me and my socials, pushing Taelimb as a brand etc so hopefully this will lead to generally getting a bigger following behind me and open up more opportunities in the DNB comunity

Any famous last words or shout outs?

Big up to all who have supported the new EP, legends!!!! and Carlos at Demand for putting in so much work for such little reward, man is a diamond and the label should get more credit!

Obvs all my Flexout gang and the all the girls repping hard for our scene right now!!! Big up Sweetpea, Kyrist, Djinn and all the others putting in the hard work, about time we had a push for some more female involvement in the DNB scene.

Oh yeah and Paleblu for hooking me up with his show on reprezent radio 107.3fm, will be on every 2nd month – first one in October with Breakage and MC Visionobi

Exclusive Guest Mix: Tim Reaper

Exclusive Guest Mix: Moralz

Something a bit different from Moralz.

Enjoy!

Exclusive Guest Mix: Blaine

We are very pleased to introduce our latest exclusive guest mix, this time from the one they call Blaine.

Track list

Luiqicty – Deepe Vibe
SCAR – One of Our Own
Digital, Flava, Horrific James – LAVA
Black Barrel – Time-Tombs
Rude Operator – Arrowhead
SD – Elevator Swing
Kasra – Truly One (Enei Remix)
Voltage – Submarine
Jubei and Marcus Intalex – Lubbly Jubbly
Foreign Concept, Monty – Ron Millonario
SCAR – Close My Eyes (ft. Martyna Baker)
SD – Cold Blade
SCAR – Clear as Day
Nymfo, ZeroZero – Soundboy
Arkaik, Mystic State – Cobalt
Vorso – Needle (QZB Remix)
Break, Kyo – Who Decides
Break, Fields, Villem, Mcleod – Intention Dub

Enjoy <3

Vykhod Sily – The New Order

An insight to Vykhod Sily

 

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Vykhod Sily is a brand you should be familiar with If you are into your beats more abstract, dark and meticulous. Launching in 2013 Rustee has been delivering specially crafted podcasts taking you on excursions through 85/170bpm electronica music and has a whole series of guests from established DJs all the way through to exciting underground live acts.

Fast forward to 2018 and with careful plotting VS has now released their 2nd project as they now have made it an imprint, bringing you the same ethos as the brand, solid top quality 170 from the likes of dreadmaul, Akinsa & Ghoulcut to name a few. We had a quick catch up with Rostislav (Rustee) the curator and mastermind behind everything.

DBS: Good afternoon and big thank you for your time today Rostislav, so let’s take it all the way back to 2013 with a generic ‘’how did the podcast start’’ question…?

VS: Ez. Huge thanks for having me on this interview. Let’s go back even a bit further in time. Just before the VS podcast started itself I had had a little mix series encompassing 85BPM dubby/tribal sounds called “Rusty Dub”. It was 5 mixes in there back in 2012 featuring the vibes of The Untouchables, Morphy, Thing and many others. So this very mix series shaped the future VS podcast concept as I was keen on dark and deep sounds in that vein. After closing the “Rusty Dub” I was still full of intention to keep on exploring those vibes and was also thinking of doing a podcast on a regular basis. Everything happened pretty quickly. I got a radio slot offering from my old friend and having already a podcast name in mind I launched Vykhod Sily on djstation.ru being aired weekly on Thursdays. In the very beginning, the podcast was strictly halftime dnb but the boundaries got pushed very soon.

DBS: What is your musical history/background, I know you have got a strong passion for funk and soul do you think if you weren’t doing 170 you would be going down those routes? Also, how has the Russian scene grown in regards to electronic music since you started?

VS: Have been a dnb head actually since 1997, following Metalheadz, GLO, Moving Shadow labels. So I’m calling them a “formative influence” to me as a listener. In connection to funk & soul music the more I was listening to dnb stuff in 90’s the more interested I got in samples and the sources for them. So back in 2005, I started buying 45’s records and playing out in my city. Actually, I still keep going 2 ways now, one is drum-n-bass in the shape of a blog and a podcast/label and the other is my soul/funk alter ego where I’m spinning vinyl on a regular basis in Yekaterinburg. Talking about the Russian scene evolving since 2013, yeah the movement has been grown significantly with all the new guys producing appeared on the scene. We have Torn being released on Horo, Dailiv, Hidden Tactics, Code 906, Protagonist, and my others as far as the new names are concerned. Those guys are getting recognized in the deep drum-n-bass circuits outside Russia and this is a wicked thing.

DBS: Now onto the label, I feel when someone builds a brand up it’s the natural progression to then move onto an imprint or events, how was the transition for you and what are your goals?

VS: I was often asked why we didn’t start a label. The time wasn’t right for that a few years back maybe. In 2017 we (with my fellow mate Virulent Green) launched a crowd-sourcing campaign on Patreon with the main aim to build up a community and to set up a label being supported by the people who have been following us. It worked quite well. Up to now, we have 2 releases which came into existence with the assistance of our Patreon heads. All the releases are given away for free. Download them in 320 from patreon.com/vykhodsily_podcast/releases.

DBS: Could you tell us anything about future releases?

VS: Yeah, we have the following roster for the next 6 releases:
VS003 – Ahmad & Akinsa
VS004 – Dailiv & Cryptographic
VS005 – DYL & Spiraal Aurel
VS006 – Entire & Istota
As you might notice all the releases will be the result of a collab work. We started with that concept and we will follow that way, connecting guys together and giving them new spaces to create.

DBS: Time for a quick top 5 now….producers you’re feeling?

VS: Andy Skopes, Dissident, Dubmonger, Owl, Blocks & Escher

DBS: Any Last Words?

VS: Big shout to the worldwide VS family, to the people who have been sticking with us for these 5 years (subscribers, DJ’s, bloggers). Maximum respect to all the artists bringing the new sounds and pushing the boundaries. The project is going on strong thanks to the constant dnb scene evolving. And I believe we are in for a long and joyful way to go. So hold tight.

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VS002 – GhoulCut & alg0rh1tm – Out now!

‘’Social Box’’  kicks things off with the pop-gun synth-bass, intricate percussion edits and looming pads, think of it as a journey through the underworld this track is bursting with emotion which keeps everything locked in nicely  A sublime, stripped back groove which pulsates with a technoid insistency

‘’Faraway Dreams’’ gets trippy with the drum space, haunting tribal soundscapes and live elements, The atmospheric susurration, the constant manipulation of that drum pattern, with a little distortion here or some glitching there. If you’re going to make a track with minimal elements those elements have to be perfect, and this is close to it.

 

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Guest mix: Drum+Basics Promo Mix – Missin Link

Drum+Basics Event Promo Mix: Missin Link – Flex Records.

Drum+Basics Presents

Line-Up

MONITA – Skeleton Recordings

FUTURE – 117 – Juice Recordings – AKO Beatz

STRUCTURE – Life Fm – Rude Fm

MISSIN LINK – Flex Records

CHIMERA – Ronin Ordinance

M_A – Drum+Basics.

Hosted By – SOPHEYE & VOICE MC

Tickets £5

M.O.T.D

Challenge 21 Bring I.D.

Drum+Basics Present……

Yes we are back!

Catch our second event happening..
Saturday 30th June 2018.

Location – Bar A Bar, Stoke Newington, London.

Expect a night of serious beats & listen to the real sound of the underground.

Capacity at venue is small & intimate and all good vibes!

Tickets – Early birds £5

M.O.T.D

LINE-UP

MONITA
Ah yes we have booked Monita founder/manager of the mighty Skeleton Recordings. The walls will be rumbling & expect him to tear down the place with the might dirty heavy breaks, amens & rollers!

FUTURE
No stranger to us heads – Future has had releases on AKO Beatz,117 & Juice Records and has been dedicated to the underground since the day it all began. You know his set can’t be missed!

CHIMERA
Founder of record label Ronin Ordinance will be laying down unique beats.

STRUCTURE
Structure hosts many radio shows including Life Fm & Rude FM showcasing the best within D&B.

MISSIN LINK
Missin Link has been featured on our website and is a very close friend of ours. Signed to Flex Records & some great forthcoming releases on a legendary label.

M_A
Co-founder/Manager of Drum+Basics will be stepping up.
Expect some lush liquid rollers and dirty steppers.

Hosted by…

Sopheye  &  Voice MC.

Tickets can be purchased here… 

https://www.fatsoma.com/drumbasics 

See you all there!

 

 

Exclusive Interview & Guest Mix: Dutchie.

Who and when inspired you to become a Dj?

It’s going to sound ridiculous…but I remember when I first saw Kevin and Perry Go Large! and, even though it is supposed to be a comedy, I was just amazed at the clubs and the music. I wanted to DJ too! I was  big into trance and club music as it was what I was brought up around. One day at around 10 years old I discovered Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing and the rest, as they say, was history !

Has D&B took over your life?

I think it has yes. In the most positive way ever though! I always loved the music before. I never knew anybody else that was into it though. Eventually I met people in my area that also liked drum and bass. It wasn’t until I transitioned to the other side of the decks that it fully began to take over my life though. Most of my friends now are drum and bass related. Most of my conversations down the pub on a Saturday night are drum and bass related too (ha!)

What is the main thing you enjoy the most within this music?

It honestly has to be the community of people I have met. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the amazing people I have met along the way. I have made friends for life in this scene. I found love a few times in this scene (even if we did end up having to call it a day) and I just love the fact we all get together to get merry and dance about like nutters. It’s fantastic and the novelty really will never wear off !!!

I’ve noticed you’ve been in the studio producing music..
Tell us more?

I’ve been keeping it on the DL…but I’ve been plugging away trying to learn the craft. Dark jungle is what I think I’m leaning more naturally towards creating. Hopefully you will see some Dutchie productions soon. I was just keen not to rush anything. If I’m gonna do it, I’m gonna do it properly! 😉

When can we see you next Djing?

I will next be performing at Epidemik in Stevenage on the 19th of May alongside the GTA crew! I performed at Epidemik’s 21st Birthday Bash with GTA back in November 2016 – we are thrilled to be asked back. Each of us in GTA provide a unique flavour within drum and bass and jungle.

Any big plans for the rest of the year?

Just to really work hard on getting some more bookings in the darker, more headzier side of the scene. That’s really where my passions lie when it comes to production and my own creations and I would love to be more involved on that side ! I am slowly getting there (I came into this scene not knowing anybody really!) So fingers crossed. I also want some Dutchie productions to see the light of day! One step at a time though aye…

What’s your opinion on females getting more attention within D&B just due to that fact they’re female?

This is a sore subject for me. I will be honest…I hate it. I’m not going to be naive, I know a good percentage of people probably only paid attention to, say, my live streams because I’m a woman. I’d like to think, though, that once they clicked play the focus turned more on the tunes. I do wish the whole webcam thing wasn’t an option. With a name like ‘Dutchie’ too people would never know if I was male or female. I honestly hope the attention spreads more equally as time goes on. We’re here for tunes.

Thank you to Maryanne for having me on Drum and Basics !

I am stoked to have conducted this interview and I love the work you do. It is great to be a part of it. Thank you :)