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FRIDAY

Brighton

Spearhead Presents… @ The Arch. Tickets

Bournemouth

Vibez @ Eden Bar & Club. £10 before 22.00/Tickets

Hereford

Twisted Sounds 1st Birthday in Association with Flexout. Tickets

Leeds

License To Jungle Presents… @ The Old Red Bus Station. Tickets

London

Vivid @ Bar 512. Tickets

Jungle Splash ‘End Of Summer’ Party @ Lightbox. Free with guestlist. Tickets

SATURDAY

Brighton

Metalheadz @ Coalition. Tickets

London

Drum&Bass Day-Night Rooftop Rave. Sold out!

Burlington Sessions. FREE!

SUNDAY

London

Inperspective Records Presents: Will Miles, Senses, Aitch. Free!

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FRIDAY

Brighton

STATE of FLO Launch Party. Storm, Klax, Pola & Bryson + more. Tickets

Manchester

Bloc2Bloc Kings & Queens of the Jungle. £3 on the door all night

Bristol

NOISE TEST #14. Hydro, Kolectiv, Interline, Medika + more. Tickets 

London

FabricLive. Tickets

SATURDAY

London

Distant Planet TV All Dayer. Tickets

dBridge: A History of Exit Records. Tickets

Hexagon with Special Guest McLeod @ Work. FREE!

Bristol

RUN: ALL DAY. DJ HYPE, SASASAS, CONGO NATTY, CRAZE, THE PROTOTYPES, DILLINJA, BREAK B2B DLR + more. Tickets

Therapy Sessions ±Bristol± Reborn. Tickets

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TONIGHT, FRIDAY

Folkestone

Nasty Hertz Presents ‘Subfuzion Drum & Bass B2B Special’. FREE before midnight/£3 after

Birmingham

RAW: Bassline Safari @ Rainbow Venues. Tickets

DNB Collective X Time Is Now. Tickets

Leicester

DjSS Birthday Special – Jungle vs DNB @ 2Funky Music Cafe. Tickets

Bristol

1 Year of Nu:Motive in association with Dazed. Tickets/£15 on the door

Leeds

License To Jungle Invites Ant TC1. FREE!

London

Chapter One: Dexcell. Tickets

SATURDAY

Bristol

Intrigue Summer Deck Party. Tickets

Bris-Tek In The Summer 3 ft State Of Mind, Fourward & BTK. Tickets

Breakin Science Bank Holiday Special. Tickets

Manchester

Worried About Henry @ Antwerp Mansion. Tickets

Polarity with Digital. Tickets

London

Launch @ Bar 512. Tickets

South West More – Together @ Electric Brixton. Tickets

Brighton

Get Hype Records Vs The World Of Drum & Bass. Tickets

SUNDAY

London

Jungle Mania Carnival Special. Tickets

Ovation x LSB with Lenzman, Jubei, FD, DRS & Sense @ Pickle Factory. Tickets

Metalheadz History Session. Tickets 

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FRIDAY

Dover

SUBFUZION Drum And Bass Expansion. FREE!

Reading

The Big BBQ warm up party @ Purple Turtle. FREE!

London

Repertoire vs Skeleton @ Rye Wax. Dead Man’s Chest, Monita,  Tim Reaper + more. Tickets

SATURDAY

London

MC Fusion’s 40th Birthday Celebration @ Rowan’s Cafe.

Outlook x Southbound: Sunfall Night Session @ Brixton jamm

Kapow! @ Work. JJ Frost, MONITA, FLAVA, BEN J, SKYZ, GEE + more. £7 on the door. RECOMMENDED EVENT

Cambridge

Warning @ Cambridge Junction. Tickets

Manchester

Bass & Roots @ Alexandra Park

SUNDAY

London

Inperspective Records Presents: Spinscott (Live) & Earl Grey @ Rye Wax. Tickets £5

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FRIDAY

Birmingham

Break Thru: Calibre & DRS. Tickets

Leeds

The Link Up – A Fundraiser For MIND. Tickets

London

In-Reach: Back to the Brewery. Tickets

Back2Life @ Bar 512. Tickets

UCOJ: Flames ‘n’ Fire @ o2 Academy Islington. Tickets

Dispatch Recordings Presents Survival ‘Take It Back’ Album Launch @ Lightbox. Tickets

SATURDAY

London

Circles Day & Night Drum & Bass Summer BBQ. Tickets

ROUGH TEMPO Presents – The ROUGH n READY Summer BOAT PARTY. Tickets

ZonesLDN pres: Jubei x Skeptical + SP:MC. Tickets

Beatz @ Shelter Club. £8 on the door or TICKETS

Breakin Science & Overload Present Eksman’s Birthday Bash. Tickets

Manchester

Worried About Henry X Fiesta Bombarda present Jungle Cakes X Hot Cakes Summer BBQ. Tickets

SUNDAY

Barnet

Moondance Festival. Tickets

London

Metalheadz On The Beach

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FRIDAY

Derby

28-31/7 Summer Gathering Festival with General Levy / Mampi Swift & Crissy Criss / Freestylers Ft. Navigator / Logan D & Evil B / Subzero / Majistrate / Turno / Pleasure / Grooverider / Tna / Dominator / Azza & Grimma / Voltage / Serum / Bryan Gee / Randall / Serial Killaz / Heist / Remarc / Uncle Dugs / Brockie & Dett / Nu-Elementz Rowney & Propz / Dj Sly & Swifta / Jack Frost / Levela / Lady V Dubz / Aries / Kenny Ken+ much more Tickets

Brighton

Carbon @ The Volks. Spirit, Escher, Paragon, DJ Future, Voytek + more. £7 before midnight.

SUPERCHARGED X Worried About Henry: Critical Music. Mefjus, DJ Hazard, Ivy Lab, Kasra Critical, Stature + more. Tickets

Bristol

Noise Test #13 @ Blue Mountain Club. Conduct, Hyroglifics, Kolectiv, Taelimb + more. Tickets £11.30

London

Genesis 7th Birthday @ Fire. Dillinja, Lenzman, Rockwell, Total Science, DBR UK, Sweetpea + more.  Tickets £16.50

FabricLive with Bad Company UK, TC, Ed Rush , Xtrah B2B InsideInfo, Pola & Bryson, Kyrist + more. Tickets

SATURDAY

Bristol

Sequences Festival with Chase & Status, Flava D, Mefjus, Ivy Lab, Kasra, Bladerunner / Serum / Voltage, Annix, Foreign Concept, Signal, Klax + more. Tickets

London

Flex Summer Session @ Bar 512. Ant TC1, Fabio, LDouble + more. Free before 11 pm

Hospitality Garden Party. SOLD OUT.

Manchester

Worried About Henry Presents DJ Hazard, Break & SP:MC. Tickets £11.20

SUNDAY

Brighton

Multi Function presents: SunDayzed. DJ Randall, Hybrid Minds, Crissy Criss + more. SOLD OUT

London

Kings Of The Rollers Boat Party. Serum, Voltage, Bladerunner, Benny V, Spyda + more. Tickets

One.Seventy @ Rye Wax. Overlook, Clarity, Noid, Rob Vanden, Chakal. FREE!

Behind The Event: Essence Of Chi

© Chelone Wolf Photography
Hello Keira from Essence of Chi! Let’s start from the beginning; how did it all start?

Essence of Chi started in 2004, I guess you could say at a real high point during the surge of soulful or ‘liquid’ drum n Bass. After attending the likes of Swerve, Movement, Metalheadz & Traffic – Chelone (MC LowQui) & I decided we wanted to do our own night with our own spin on it. We walked randomly into Plan B (now Phonox) in Brixton, and after much consideration – decided that was THE venue for us.

Where did you get the name Essence Of Chi from?

I came up with the name Essence, Chelone (LowQui) had already done a couple of parties with the name ‘Chi’ – we combined the two coz it’s all about the balance baby!

What did you want to achieve with EOC?

We really wanted to achieve something that included all the elements that we felt were key in putting on a regular party. Many of the line ups we felt at the time were focused too much one one particular style or label. Sure we embraced the lighter side of dnb, but also with a darker edge. Sound was a massive thing as well, we were fed up of shabby sound systems and promoters putting up with it – so if we didn’t like what was in a venue, we always tried to bring in our own (big up Funktion One and Ninebar every time!). We also loved making sure our brand and artwork stood out- and put a lot of thought into flyer design…I guess that’s the original raver coming out!

We started off very small, like 100-200 capacity midweek – mainly Plan B, before moving to Herbal a couple of years later. Things really took off for us after our first birthday- we sold our Scala (alongside London Zu- Sabre’s jam who we also worked very closely with). Moondance chose to have us regularly hosting their dnb arena and it all sort of escalated from therefore. Before we knew it we were being booked at venues outside London, going to Spain for Inno in the Sun, and doing much bigger events on more regular basis.

What else have you been doing within the dnb/raving scene?

EOC took a break about 2011, life and other commitments took over (mortgage, family etc !) but I was also quite heavily involved in Kane FM which is a community radio station based in Guildford where I live. I ran the events team there for about three years, but it was voluntary so kind of took the pressure off.

What has been the toughest in running your own night and what have you learnt along the way?

Definitely the financial risk. Putting on a night is effectively like putting your money on a horse once a month. You can do all the groundwork, promote this one as hard as the next one, and it still might not come in. But the toughest thing is keeping a smile on your face and not wearing your heart on your sleeve! You want the crowd to know it’s been a good one even if you know you’re gonna be eating 9p noodles for the rest of the month!

What is the BEST thing with running your own night?

Seeing the crowd going nuts on the dance floor at your own jam- after all the blood, sweat and tears that’s what makes it. In the words of MC Ken Mac “there ain’t no party if we don’t have you!”…it’s true!

I’ve seen you around on raves so I assume you’re a raver. How has the raving scene changed since you started going out?

I’ve been going raving for well over 20 years and yes it has definitely changed! The scene has diversified hugely, although the nights themselves have got smaller. There are far more festivals etc springing up in the summer. The internet has had a massive influence- we didn’t used to find out the name if a tune for about two years after hearing it on dubplate- now you can have that info in the palm of your hand, as well as messaging your favourite dj on FB or twitter- they used to be like untouchable Demi Gods haha!

Best rave you’ve ever been to?

I guess everyone always remembers their first rave – which for me was Dreamscape 15 v 16 at the Sanctuary, back in 1994. A friend I had met on holiday who lived in Milton Keynes convinced me to go. I had no idea what I was letting myself in for or what I was doing – but let’s just say it changed my life! I still listen to the DJ Randall set from it today and the tape pack takes pride of place on my bookshelf! I’m an English teacher by day so it sits well in amongst all the Charles Dickens and Jane Austen novels haha!

Dream line up?

I may sound biased but the Moondance Festival line up this year comes pretty close to my dream line up- honestly! Some of my personal heroes: Bukem, Rap, Randall, Mr C, Shades of Rhythm all on the main stage, plus the EOC crew repping in the D&B tent- it’s pretty much a dream come true.

We’ve seen lots of clubs closing down lately and it seems to be harder to find good venues, what do you think is going to happen with the raving/club scene?

You say that but new ones seem to be popping up and opening all the time. All day events and festivals seem to be becoming more widespread too- which means bigger crowds- which is a bit like what it was like back in the day.

The next event is on the 6th August August; what can you tell us about that and what can we expect from it?

Well, after having had about a 6 year break we are absolutely delighted to be working with Moondance again. We’re hosting the D&B stage alongside Son of Dance – who cater for the more upfront end of the spectrum. It is definitely the most diverse line up we’ve ever done. We’ve definitely gone for DJs that reflect our soulful vibe but can also smash a dance floor namely Storm, Total Science, Kane, Zero T & Al – interspersed with the likes of DJ Guv and Shadow Demon – it’s going to be interesting for sure! But we’ve made sure there’s a logical flow to the line up as well. We are of course absolutely gutted that Marcus Intalex is no longer with us, as he was originally planned to play- and is a influence on why EOC began. But he’ll be there in spirit for sure with Storm doing a tribute set and as far as I’m concerned the whole stage is going to be dedicated to him.

What’s next for Essence Of Chi?

I’m hoping EOC will be making a return in some shape or form in the near future- we have some venues in mind.

Any famous last words?

Watch this space!

Thank you Keira and see you on the 6th August! get your ticket to Moondance Festival where you’ll find Essence If Chi & Son Of Dance which will represent the full spectrum of drum&bass, HERE and find the full line up HERE

Visit their site for more information

Like Essence Of Chi on Facebook, Twitter , Soundcloud & Mixcloud

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FRIDAY

London

Dub Phizix & Strategy, DBridge and Transit Mafia @ The Nest. Tickets

Jungle Splash @ Fire & Lightbox. Tickets

Leeds

License To Jungle Invites Ricky Force @ Red Bus Station. Tickets

SATURDAY

DJ Mag Bunkerx NozStock: Levelz, Billy Bunter & Uncle Dugs. Live Stream

Stevenage

Epidemik – Midsummer Madness @ Flava Bar. Tickets

Bedford

Skank Presents DJ Randall @ The Herd

Bristol

BNB @ Black Swan

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FRIDAY

Bristol

MethoDNB 01 @ Black Swan. DLR, AMOSS, WAR, GREYCODE, MYSTIC STATE, JAYDROP + more. Tickets

London

Blackout @ The Nest. BLACK SUN EMPIRE, ICICLE, NEONLIGHT. Tickets

Elements @ The Castle. Halcyon, Chug, Spindle + more. FREE

Leeds

License To Jungle invites Randall @ The Old Red Bus. Free ticket

Birmingham

Contrabass @ Suki10c. BCee, Keeno, Substainless + residents Tickets

SATURDAY

Birmingham

Listening Sessions @ Hounds & Hare. Mutated Forms, J-Dok, Asanyeh + more. Tickets

Brighton

Coalition with Ed Rush, Technimatic, Majistre + more. Tickets

Reading

Nu:Motion Presents: 1 Year Anniversary @ SUB89. Break, LSB (Marcus Intalex tribute set), Doc Scott, Fre4knc, Defraction + more.

London

Turbulence @ Folklore. Commix, Borge, The Fish, Rex Quando. Free b4 9pm £6//£7 door

SUNDAY

London

Spearhead Presents @ Brixton Beach. SPECTRASOUL, ULTERIOR MOTIVE, BCEE, VILLEM & MCLEOD, RIYA, UTAH JAZZ, DEXCELL, MUTATED FORMS. Hosted by: TEMPZA. Tickets

Drum&Bass Arena Summer BBQ @ Ministry Of Sound

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FRIDAY

Bournemouth

DnB Special @ Eden Bar. DJ Brockie & Mc Det, DJ Bryan Gee & Mc Fearless, DJ Darren Jay & Voice Mc + DJ Uno. FREE!

London

Congo Natty, Channel One, General Levy, Skibadee Top Cat & More @ Electric Brixton. Tickets

Sticky @ Fire. Tickets

Nurtured Beatz @ Surya. ZeroZero [Special Guests: PROGRAM], Tephra & Arkoze, Kalm, Spindall b2b Yung-E, Quantum Mechanix. Tickets

Shrewsbury

1985 Music @ The Buttermarket. Alix Perez & Skeptical + residents. Tickets

Brighton

JUNGLE ALLIANCE PROUDLY PRESENTS… @ Volks. Tickets

Neighbourhood: Jungle Junction @ Patterns.  £3 before 12 with your name on the wall / £5 after

SATURDAY

London

Spearhead Records Boat Party. Commix, BCee, Blu Mar Ten, GLXY. Hosted by MC Tempza & Visionobi. SOLD OUT

Enter The Jungle @ The Burlington Arms. FREE!

Hexagon @ Work. Dark Patterns (Alex E), Fynixx (Jenny D), gSwitch (George R), Lady Lena, Desire, Kalidad. FREE!

4Marcus x Soul:ution @ Pickle Factory

Featured Event: Mensai 001- MIND Fundraiser – Manchester.

 IN AID OF ‘MIND’ – A Mental Health Charity

All of us over here at Mensai are very hyped to be able announce our first event!

Expect nothing but great party vibes and all for a charitable cause!

We are a non-profit collective who are working with people from all over the UK to try and raise awareness of the UK’s current mental health crisis.

This is something we feel really needs community effort to tackle, and therefore what a better way to raise funds and awareness, than to have a great party!

We have put alot of time and effort into bringing you the finest local talent along with not only ONE but, TWO HEADLINERS, so expect some seriously good vibes brought from both established artists and up and coming local talents.

Room 1

Powered by the MIGHTY Jah Hamma Sound System!!

Steppa Dub / Deep Medi 

Compa!!!!

Jah Hamma Sound System (Live)

(Hosted by Cheshire Cat UK)

Warhead b2b Vandalizm

(Hosted by Sam Stone aka BIG AL)

The Dub Family (Killamanjaro, DubPanda , Dub Fyah)

Rafiki Dubs (Nuusic)

(Hosted by Jordan Killamanjaro)

Room 2 

DECIBAL TEST 
Powered by the 8 HOG GOLIATH that is the DROPJAW AUDIO 
SOUNDSYSTEM


Drum & Bass / Jungle 

Euphonique b2b Beamer

Bloc2Bloc All Stars featuring
Dj Banner b2b T Don
Dj Indika


DJ Paper Chaser + Eli
Nuusic (Rafiki Dubs and Joe Mac)

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE !
  
skiddle.com/e/12935853

£5 / £7 / £10

MOTD

*ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TO THE ‘MIND’ CHARITY!

SO PLEASE SHOW SOME SUPPORT FOR A GREAT CAUSE *

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To get involved head to our page and check us out.
www.Facebook.com/mensaimcr

To donate to Mind follow this link :
https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/giving-to-mind/donate/

Late May Bank Holiday Weekend Planner

FRIDAY

BRIGHTON

Takeover Presents… @ The Volks. Tickets

ANSYS x Inna Sound Foundraiser with Doc Scott + more @ Synenergy Music Hall

LONDON

Swerve @ Westbank Music. Fabio, Bailey, Tendai & Jumping Jack Frost. Tickets £6

Med School London Residency @ Bow Bridge. Tickets

Rogue Elements @ Brixton Jamm. Tickets

Viper:100 PT.2 @ Fire & Lightbox. Tickets

DSCI4 @ Bloc. Tickets

LEEDS

Jungle Jam Summer Carnival 2017 @ Mint Warehouse. Tickets

SATURDAY

LONDON

Kapow! @ Work. Tickets

BEDFORD

Od7 presents Jumpin Jack Frost @ Faces. Tickets

MANCHESTER

Soul:ution @ Soup Kitchen. Tickets

SUNDAY

LONDON

Rupture @ Corsica Studios. Tickets

Soul:ution @ Pickle Factory