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Featured Event – Clashmouth Drum & Bass Record Market.


Clashmouth began as a private Facebook group, established in 2015 as a place for D&B promoters & record labels, small and large to share their forthcoming dates in aim to prevent any event clashes, hence the name!


The Clashmouth Drum and Bass Label Market was the next step to add a little more unity to the community.


Record Store Day 2017 saw the first ever ‘D&B Label Market’ featuring a selection of small to large independent record labels who took over Cafe 1001, setting up shop for the day to sell their records directly to the public.


People were attracted by the limited edition vinyl releases and merchandise.


The event was the brainchild of Chris Inperspective who felt there was a much ignored need for a D&B specialist label market.

There has been so many genre specific vinyl events that it seemed strange that no one had done a jungle / D&B one. After linking with Dexta the dream became a reality.


The event team has since grown from just Chris Inperspective and Dexta to a team of 5

(Gemma, Rob and Will)


The next Clashmouth Drum and Bass Label Market is expanding and moving to House of Vans London on Saturday 21st April 2018 this is due to needing a bigger space to fit all the labels in and House of Vans have been incredibly supportive of this project.


Clashmouth are in early plans to expand this to different countries & considering their options but they wish to spread the love far and wide.


On the day you can purchase plenty exclusive vinyl and merchandise from a range of drum and bass record labels across the whole spectrum of D&B.



Also on the day Clashmouth are introducing group discussions with DJs/Producers Sound Engineers & Record Label managers.


Bob Macc from Subvert Central Mastering will be moderating the Running a Label panel discussion.


DJ Sweetpea Natasha Harber will also be joining us for the Rise of the DJ/Producer panel discussion also Concealed Identity.


Record Label Management Panel Discussion.

This panel will provide an insight into what it takes to run a successful Drum & Bass label. The panel of experts will discuss management, mastering, merchandise, marketing and any other relevant “m” words.
Presented by representatives from: Critical, Inperspective, Med School, Foundation X and more.


That’s not all…


Diversity Panel Discussion.

It has been argued that there is a problem with representation in the electronic music community, particularly within the world of Drum & Bass.

This panel aims to establish whether there is a genuine diversity problem across all facets of the scene, and to discuss potential solutions to this serious issue.
Presented by: Drum and Bass Against Racism Love Dabar, DJ. Mantra, Robyn Chaos, Blackeyemc and more TBA


For more info check out there Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/clashmouth/

Featured Event – Drum+Basics Presents….

Drum+Basics presents the real sound of the underground.

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
2nd Release £8



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!



No stranger to us heads – Future has forthcoming releases creeping up on AKO Beatz and has been dedicated to the underground since the day it all began. You know his set can’t be missed!


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


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


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.


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


Ticket Link


Event page


Exclusive Guest Mix: Remedee

Another exclusive guest mix here on Drum+Basics

from Remedee.


Lately we have witnessed Remedee tearing it up at Kapow & lined up on many forthcoming events i.e Diggin In The Crates 20th April at Bar 512 London.

Sit back and chill.


Featured Event: Renegade Hardware – The Reunion.

This Friday the Legendary DnB label RENEGADE HARDWARE returns for one night only on Friday 6th of April at a London venue, for a night of pure AUDIO MAYHEM!! 

We are inviting you to come down and help the label owner & Founder Clayton celebrate his 50th birthday in true renegade style. 

This event will show you exactly why the label is World renowned & famous for their exceptional music & legendary nights in the UK & around the world. 

Over the last 20 years, Hardware has showcased & brought to you some of the best & biggest artists in the industry through their lineups & music releases. This night will be no exception!

Phone calls have been made & the line up is going to be a reflection of the label. Expect some big surprise artists who will be performing and representing the label on the night from the past 20 years. 

This event will be a night of musical history through the decades of DnB. 

Clayton has personally handpicked & curated an outstanding line up of 50 of his all-time favorite deejays & emcees from the last 20 years to play on the night across 4 arenas. 

If you attended the last Renegade Hardware event The Final Chapter Weekender at the Coronet, you will know what’s in store for this event. 

The main room will be bringing you all the DnB classics from the 1997-2007 era, whilst the other 3 arenas will be playing a huge selection of jungle classics & upfront DnB.



39 Parry Street, Vauxhall, SW8 1RT


10 yards from Vauxhall station
24hr Bus & Tube transport

The following bus routes arrive at Vauxhall: 2, 36 (24hr), 77, 87, 88 (24hr), 156, 185,
196, 344 (24hr), 360, 436, N2, N87, N136

BUY Tickets https://www.deftickets.co.uk/events/renegade-hardware-reunion-06-04-2018

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



Bass Space 4 @ Bomo Bunker. Tickets


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

Drop Bass Not Bombs #002. Tickets

Jungle Splash @ Fire & Lightbox


Twisted Sound. Tickets


Vision State – GLXY. FREE!


Formless: AKO BEATZ. Tickets

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


Breakin Science @ Concorde 2

Stockholm, Sweden

Back to Back Presents Xtrah


Open Minds Presents Zero T Album Tour


Kapow! @ Work bar


Broken Minds Presents Fabio & Digital. Tickets


Alternate » Metalheadz x SunAndBass Recordings 2018. Tickets



Inperspective Records Presents Monita x Squif x Structure


Dilate x Low Down Deep 

The return of the mighty Don Fm!

The history of Don Fm goes back to 1992 from a high tower block based between Wandsworth London and Roehampton.


Don Fm specialised in showcasing upcoming artists also the pirate radio station provided that unique London underground sound from Breakbeat Hardcore, House and Garage to Jungle then Drum & Bass.


Don Fm obtained a license to become an official radio station but sadly after that the station came to an end in 1998.


Don Fm launched again last Friday 16th March & kicked things off to guide the younger generation with a great weekend of music featuring many Djs.


Dissect & Sicknote, Luke Skyz, Dj Vibes, Blaze B2B Tony D’Light, Gee Magikal plus many more.


Keep checking online..



Also Don Fm Live on TuneIn.


Be Don Or Be Gone!


Free download: Ronin Ordinance Artist Mix #004: Akinsa

It is our honour to have Akinsa stepping up to the series. If you are not familiar with the man then where the hell have you been?

With a rich mass back catalogue and a string of collabs this producer shows no mercy on the heavy & dark side sounds of 170 and beyond.

Look out for music from him coming this year on Ronin Ordinance, Rupture, Conspired Within Music, Vykhod Sily & Translation Recordings

Tracklist: N/A


FB // SC // BC

Featured Event: Diggin In The Crates Presents Memories.


Diggin in the crates is a facebook group for people to share their memorable DJ sets and enjoy everything D&B with like minded heads.


This April the Diggin in the crates founders have put together an event to remember their brother Karl Ahern who was a dedicated D&B head.


Memories is a definitely an event worth attending!


For more info click on the link..







Exclusive Guest Mix & Interview: Sicknote

Hey Lewis aka Sicknote!

How did you end up producing tracks, being a drum&bass DJ and also being a part of G.H.O.S.T? Tell us the the full story!

Hey!! Thanks for having me!

Has been a little while now, haha! I have been Djing for about 17 years and making music for about 8 or 9 years I would say. All started in Bournemouth for me, listening to tapes and then buying records from destiny and Avid records and then finally going out to raves when I was about 16/17. One of the first nights I went to was Destiny at the old fire station and I remember seeing Brockie and Mampi Swift for the first time and being fully in awe of those guys.

First memory of buying records was in Avid and Destiny in Bournemouth. I think the first record I bought was in Avid, DJ Zinc – reach out on True Playaz. Me and my mate used to start at Avid and then walk across Bournemouth town centre to Destiny and some times stop of at Standout on the way as well. Always remember Destiny, they would have music blaring out and you could hear it as you walked up the street. Good times!

As time went on I managed to play at a few nights in Bournemouth and put on a few nights myself with friends but nothing too serious. Around this time I was getting really into the heavy stuff, Current value, limewax and the whole therapy sessions sound. Me and my mate DJ Beast were playing at a few nights in town and abroad in Belgium for Mindsaw and I was keen to start making some tunes to play out. Started to play around with cubase and was also going to college studying music technology. 

After finishing my music technology course I moved to London to do my degree in sound engineering. By this time I had thought of selling all my records and concentrating on recording bands and making other electronic music but through the friends I made while studying I fully got back into drum and bass and bought my decks and vinyl up to London and started fully getting my head down into my course and making drum and bass. This is when the whole G.H.O.S.T project started. G.H.O.S.T originally was a 5 price crew which then later went down to being a 3 piece. Big shouts out to Tom, Will, Ben and Mathias! And that kind of brings us up to now where I’m mainly focusing on solo tracks and collabing with other artists and producers.

Where did you get the name Sicknote from?

My name comes from one of my favourite records by ed rush & optical on virus – sicknote/watermelon. My mate had the record at the time and we were playing it a lot when we were learning to mix on his belt drives & blue dog mixer set up on a old plastering table, which you had to climb underneath to get to the decks haha. Big up Dave!

What do you enjoy the most; producing, djing or raving?

I would say I like them all as much as the other, Haha. For me they are all a big part of the scene and the music we are into. I get the same buzz from Djing or being in the studio as I would if I was out at a rave.

For me the main thing that I enjoy is meeting and being with people in the scene. Whether this is in the studio doing a collaboration, out Djing or in a rave with all the crew at Launch or Rupture.

Do you have your own studio or how’s the set up like?

Yeah, well I have a studio setup in my bedroom. One day I will have a separate studio, maybe (that would be sick!)
I use a combination of computer software/plugins and out-board gear. 

There are some things I can do with my out board gear you just cant do in the box. I swear by my Mackie desk and EMU for certain sounds, especially on bass and drums it really does give this crunchy gritty sound I struggle to get in the box. Also at the same time, there are things I can do on my computer that is harder to obtain with gear (unless you have a endless budget for new hardware) so using both simultaneously is giving me good results at the moment.

What inspires you to make music?

Hmmmm, lots of things really. Films are always a good one for inspiring me to make a certain sounding track or a sound or sample I will hear in a film will make me think ‘yeah, I could use that or make a whole track out of that’.
Another one is going out to raves, this always inspires me to go in and try and make something like I heard out that night.
Also other people’s music from all genres. This always inspires me especially if you hear something and you think; ‘I can sample that and make a tune with it…’

Do you prefer to collaborate or making music by yourself?

I think I would say I like collaborating more. It is good to have two heads in the studio in terms of direction and making any decisions on wether and idea is any good or not. Along with having multiple skills and abilities in the studio to draw on.

Also it is just more fun in general than being sat in the studio on your own.

Not to say I don’t like writing solo tracks I just feel some of the best music I have worked on has been in collaborations up until this point.

What’s the hardest part of collaborating?

The only downside sometimes is when the person you collaborate with doesn’t say if they like what your doing or not. I prefer it if someone tells me if what we have made is shit or they are not feeling the vibe. This helps push the track forward and also can change the direction of the track completely.

Also good cups of tea got to be able to make a good cup of tea in the studio.

What else do you do with your life?

My life is taken up with music 24/7 at the moment. I work at SRD, which is an independent record distributor. I work in sales selling records to the independent record shops up and down the country. SRD sell drum and bass from the likes of virus/Dom and Roland/spearhead and Shogun audio to name a few along with a range of big techno labels such as Tresor/Ostguton/Kompakt. They also distribute everything from soundtracks and folk music to Punk and Metal. 
When I am not at work I’m either in the studio working on music or listening to records at home. Collecting records is a big passion of mine so I’m constantly on Discogs looking for records or when I can I will hit reckless and sister ray down in Soho to feed my addiction.

What did your family & friends think you’ll end up doing when you were a kid? What did you think yourself?

Haha! Not sure actually. I trained to be a carpenter when I finished school so I always thought I would do something with that. I was also a French polisher for a while but never carried on with it. When I quit that job, this was around the time I started college and decided that I wanted to take music a lot more seriously.

How would you describe your music?

I would say generally my music is quite breaks heavy and loud. Heavily influenced by the late 90s, from the likes of Dillinja, Optical, Technical itch and Dom and Roland to name a few. These guys are personal favourites and have definitely influenced my sound I think.

What’s in store for you in the near future?

I have a 12” coming out on Silent Force around March time and also a track on the next Dope Plates 12” which is out around March time as well, super excited to get these out there! Big shout out to Mark Cox and Alex Soul Intent!

I have a few more releases lined up for later in the year on Detrimental audio but I am not allowed to go into detail on them at the moment. Big up Will Token!

I have been collaborating with a lot of cool artists as well recently and hope those tracks get to see the light of day soon. Main goal this year is to work on as much music as I can.

What music do you listen to when you’re being ‘just’ Lewis?

I listen to a lot of techno when I am at work. Really into the Drexyia sound and the older Detroit techno from Juan Atkins and Jeff Mills, Shed is a sick producer, and his early albums are really good, the last Steffi album on Ostguton was amazing and I listen to that a lot. I really like the Empty Set releases epically Re-cur on Rasta Notton which is sick label to check out if you like experimental music.

Obviously I listen to quite a lot of Drum and Bass, haha. Lots of old skool DJ sets and tapes; these really inspire me to make music along with keeping up to date with the full spectrum of releases coming out.

Where and when can we see you play out?

At the moment I don’t have any bookings lined up, but I am sure something will come along soon. I would like to say big thank you to all the Promoters that have booked me recently though!

You’ve also done a mix for us, what can you tell us about that?

In the mix I have tried to play a mixed bag of music ranging from the mid 90s right up to the latest releases along with a couple dubplates that I cut recently. The Whole mix was done on the fly as I really don’t like planning mixes and I always try to play old and new records in my mixes as there are so many old records that don’t get played anymore that deserve a re-visit from time to time.

Hope you enjoy the mix!

Any famous last words?

Haha! Just to say thank you to you and Marry-Anne and big shouts out to everyone that has been supporting my music and me, means a lot. Too many names to mention but massive big ups to you all!

Special shouts to Will & Tom, G.H.O.S.T, Dissect, Mikey Soul Beat Runner and Rico

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Paws Recordings

Skeleton Recordings

5 Essential Labels


Heavy on their ethos of ”Contemporary Jungle” Repertoire go from strength to strength each release. Starting out in 2015 they have been releasing quality, hosting artists such as Tim Reaper, ILK, Mantra & Artilect. Music they release locks in influences from Jazz, Detroit Techno and Ambient, allying them with rapid-fire breakbeats. In 2018 it will go without saying that this high level of character will progress so they qualify perfectly for being essential to your record collection

Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2o2kATd



Eternia Music 

Lithuanian imprint Eternia are no strangers to pushing the boundaries and taking you on musical journeys. They have built a rep for brooding, atmospheric very well thought out year 4000 style D&B, while remaining very elusive within the scene they have been lurking since 2012 with a strong roster compiling of Loxy, Antagonist, Survey, Sam KDC & Overlook.

Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2t4370P



Rua Sound

Straight out of Ireland this solid label brings the best fusion of Jungle, Hip-Hop, Footwork, Drum & Bass and Grime. Flavours from all over the spectrum align with artists like Sully, TMSV & Lewis James. There is more coming from them as they have bought in a Jungle only sub-label Foxy Jangle also they are set to be causing ripples for music lovers and collectors. 

Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2F9kIb7



Delta9 Recordings 

German/Italian exports Delta9 Recordings have been flying low releasing solid full spectrum D&B now since 2012. Whether you are looking for tech rollers, halftime, liquid and breakbeat infused sounds, then they are for you!. Key artists include Mystic State, Conspired Within, Sl8r and Sentic Cycle

Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2EwAj7y



The Dreamers 

 This imprint definitely holds their own when it comes to consistency, putting out some of the most forward-thinking artists and tracks since their debut. Focusing on the wholesome side of the drum & bass scene, they have been causing a bit of a stir. The fact that The Dreamers has such a well-rounded roster, yet everyone still occupies their own spaces, is key. The roster includes HLZ, Corrupted, Kiril & Neve check out their new VA below.

Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/1UsNK7K

Featured Event: Jungle Syndicate.

Jungle Syndicate is a collective of DJs, producers and promoters bringing a mix of amen infused drum and bass and deep dark jungle breakcore to ravers through our own productions, our mixes and our events; currently based in London, Bristol, Manchester, Cornwall and Devon.

Saturday 3rd March 2017 @ The Black Swan

Event Info:
Tickets Available Exclusively From: http://bit.ly/9yearsofjs
Limited Capacity @ 600 people
Tickets £8 / £10 / £12 / M.O.T.D

Main Room:
Drum and Bass / Jungle / Breakcore

►Gein (Bad Chemistry / Moving Shadow)◄

►Dub-One b2b B-key (Scientific Wax / Subtle Audio)◄

►Ricky Force (Pressin’ Hard / Reinforced / Flex)◄

►DJ Future b2b Smyla (Juice / 117 / Mute:8 / Skeleton)◄

►Phuture-T (Eastern Promise / Inperspective / Alphacut)◄

►Scrase (Love Love)◄

►Optimystic (Omni Music / Jungle Syndicate)◄

►Raggamuffin (Jungle Syndicate / Amen-tal)◄

►Bluntly Speakin’ (Jungle Syndicate)◄

Upstairs Room:
Breakcore / Hardcore / Drum and Bass

►The Outside Agency (Ad Noiseam / PRSPCT)◄

►Ruby My Dear (Ad Noiseam / Peace Off / PRSPCT)◄

►Fat Frumos (Suck puck recordz / Hormonal Vibrations)◄

►Ronin (Pokora / Kaometry)◄

►Dr Bastardo (Peace Off / Jungle Syndicate)◄

►Skitzaph0nic (Fractal / Jungle Syndicate)◄

►Tiny Taste (Jungle Syndicate)◄

►Cervical Snare (Amenstrual / Jungle Syndicate)◄

Tunnel Room:
Oldskool / Jungle / Rave

►DJ Vibes (Hardcore Underground / Slammin’ Vinyl) ◄

►►►Beautifully Crafted Takeover:
Charlie Turbo (Beautifully Crafted Jungle)
DJ Realer (Beautifully Crafted Jungle)
Handsome Jak (Beautifully Crafted Jungle)
Son of Mothra (Beautifully Crafted Jungle)

►Drake Mallard (LLTA)◄

►Pixl (Jungle Syndicate / Amen-tal)◄

The Black Swan
438 Stapleton Road, Bristol, UK, BS5 6NR
Saturday 3rd March 2018
10pm – 6am
Tickets £8 / £10 / £12 / M.O.T.D.
Tickets from: http://bit.ly/9yearsofjs


Jungle Syndicate record label is back with forthcoming release from Dr.Bastardo.

Available from 05.03.18