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Tonight, Friday

London

Elements DNB – 2nd Birthday Bash @ The Castle

Jungle Splash @ Fire & Lightbox

Whitepark Presents Terra Firma @ Work Bar

Plymouth

Drop presents: Technimatic [Through The Hours LP Tour] @ Club Zero AKA The Factory

Birmingham

Amusement 13 Group presents… Drum N Bass Free Party

Bristol

Wide Eyes: Dub Pistols Jungle Set @ Lakota

Saturday

Bournemouth

Planet V Future Tour @ The Old Firestation

London

Scrambled @ Redon

AKO BEATZ Foundation Jungle 2 @ Bar 512

Cardiff

Junction: Jungle All Night @ Undertone

Bristol

Dissonance002 Presents Tim Reaper & Dwarde @ Cosies!

Featured Mix: Dozer – Eastside Sonics Promo Mix

Drum+Basics Presents : Rhi Spect Promo Mix.

Rhi Spect will be laying down the beats at our next event Drum+Basics Presents …..

28th June

9pm – 3am

The Castle.

44 Commercial Road London E1 ILN

Tickets available here…

https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1246186

It’s only right we asked her for a fresh mix.

Here it is!

 

 

 

 

Featured Event: 117 Records – This Bank Holiday Sunday.

As Winter bites and we look forward to Spring, 117 returns home to The Victoria for Episode 3.

 

It’s been just over a year since the last Easter event and once again our lineup will feature 3 signature year sets from some of the earliest pioneers in the genre.

 

As usual the Victoria will be providing its warm vibe serving only the finest craft brews, spirits and food at pub prices!

 

See you on the other side of the bookcase.

Limited tickets on the door so make sure you head down early!

Line – Up

 

Trace
Source Direct (95 Set)
Digital (94 Set)
Nookie (93 Set)
Stretch (Jungle Set)
Vicious Circle B2B Quartz
DJ Future B2B Monita
Dwarde B2B Tim Reaper
Voytek B2B Ilk
Effra

MCs – Blackeye / Gusto / Sopheye

Behind The Event: Lucidity DNB

Hey guys!
Thank you for answering my questions for drum+basics. Who are Lucidity?

ALEX: Hey Jenny! So yeah, we are Lucidity DnB – founded in 2016 with the mission of bringing the deep and techy side of the drum and bass scene that we love, to our local town. It started really at the slight frustration of essentially having to travel to London to catch something we were totally into. It started off with 2 guys, me and a guy called Jack Sutherland, who at the time was the manager of the local music venue called The Ramsgate Music Hall (more on that later). I at the time was running a sound system called Infekted Hertz, and put on small parties with local dj’s and friends. He wanted me to help with the promotion, and supply the sound system for the second room at The Music Hall, after a successful first event, things went full steam from there. Jack has since left to go travelling, but we still talk about Lucidity when we get the chance.
Funnily Jack was replaced with another Jack – Jack Vickers, another passionate head, who joined the team at the end of 2016 to help with the running and promotion of the brand.

I’m always interested in to know where people get their rave name from. What is your story?

ALEX: Credits go to Jack Sutherland here, he said. “Lucid means expressed clearly; easy to understand. I wanted the events to be straight up with their purpose – to bring something upfront and different each time. Lucid is a cool word that made sense at the time and it just kind of sounded cooler as Lucidity.”

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

Just very committed fans! Other than the events under Lucidity and the local DJ’ing and producing we do not have any background at all.

How do you go about choosing DJs?

JACK: It’s not always about who want to play at our events, it has become more about what is financially viable for us, being at the bottom end of the country in an area that isn’t really well populated with people that are into the sound we represent. When we started in 2016 we announced a series of label nights that were happening throughout the year, which were Spearheads, Critical, Dispatch, Metalheadz and Peer Pressure. These included some of the top artists in the scene like Hybrid Minds, Hyroglifics, LSB, Bcee, MC Tempza, Kasra, Ivy lab, MC Mantmast, Zero T, DBR UK, MC Fokus, Facing Jinx, HLZ, Philth, Collette Warren, Scar, Commix, MC Visionobi, Dom & Roland, Klute, MC Gusto, Script.

This year we have decided to go for a different approach. We want to book artists that are perhaps not as well known but will still provide the top quality experience we have always promised. So for our next event we have got DJ E & Blackeye MC coming to play. I actually bumped into DJ E at a tech itch night a month or two back and spoke to him about Lucidity and some of the issues we have finding DJ’s to play which led to me asking him to come down for our next event. There was a few artists at that party I respect, and I had the same conversation with them, so already we have some great ideas for the year ahead.

Dream line up?

Ed Rush & Optical but a proper virus set, Philth, Smyla, Mefjus in 2015, Audio hardware/virus set, Technical Itch… We could go for quite a while really but we’ll keep it short and sweet and these are the first few that popped to mind.

What’s the goal for Lucidity?

To just continue what we’re doing really, we love to bring something different to our area and to push the sound we love by always looking to work with other brands, labels and artists.

What’s next?

Watch this space..

Any famous last words or shout outs?

I definitely want to shout out everyone that has got involved with Lucidity, come and played or helped out in anyway, big up! Jack Sutherland, Will Spinout, Oversight, Jake Lee, all the crew down the music hall, the guys from F1 Sound co ltd for providing hench sound systems and lighting, script, everyone that has done design work for us, justin, jungletrain.net, big thanks to you!

Thank you!

For more information, head to Lucidity DNB but get your tickets for Saturday here!

Featured Mix: Liquid Lounge vol.1 – J J Frost & Sofi Mari

Featured Mix: Mindset – 90 Minutes Of Spirit

You can download it free here: DNB Share

Introducing – MINIKIN

Please introduce yourself…

Hiya all,

I am Fedi, I am Slovak, I am short, crazy and a bit weird too but most of my friends love that.

Also I am in love with drum and bass and probably heading to be a full on DJ in the future – hopefully! ( haha )

 

When did you decide to start mixing Drum & Bass and why?

I have listened drum and bass so many years basically from my early teenage years.

I used to be a promoter back in my country for few years so I have been into dnb even more than just a regular fan.

I am still part of the biggest promoters crew in Slovakia – Trident and currently I am also part of my lovely Hexagon crew here in UK.

When I moved to London I was 100% sure that I wanted to do more with drum and bass so I have started to teach myself to play on friend’s CDJs Pioneers 350 and that’s how it started.

 

 

Was there anyone in particular that inspired you to start DJing?

Many of my friends inspired me to start also many producers with their amazing music really inspired me too.

 

Any events your playing at this year?

I have already done DJ sets this year in Bratislava/ SK, Prague/ CZ and London.

Next one will be at our biggest dnb festival Trident open air in Slovakia.

 

Any Final Words?

Big shout to all my friends, family and my partner for putting trust in me and pushing me to achieve my goals.

Also my second family in Trident SK crew, Drum and bass Wear crew and Hexagon crew for giving me opportunities to learn and improving myself in many different ways.

 Finally thanks to Drum+Basics ladies for this great opportunity.

Great to have a mix on your channel!

I really appreciate it and hope you all will like it!

28/6, London. Drum+Basics Presents… @ The Castle

Line Up

EQUINOX
Scientific Wax

MINDSET
Rude FM / D.I.T.C

FUTURE
117/Juice/Skeleton/AKO

RHI SPECT
Garage Splash/Unity in the sun

RENO..
VDUB Radio

M_A..
Drum+Basics

On Mic Duties..

SOPHEYE & VOICE MC

Limited capacity at venue so make sure you grab a ticket

The Castle

44 Commercial Road, E1 1LN London, United Kingdom

Drum+Basics Presents : Equinox + more, 28th June, The Castle London.

 

YES YES!

 

Drum+Basics event happening this June 28th.

 

The Castle 44 Commercial Road London E1 1LN.

 

Limited Capacity.

 

£5 Tickets on sale now!

https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1246186 

 

 

 

Behind The Event: Hexagon

Hey Jenny from Hexagon and thank you for answering my questions! What is Hexagon and how did it all start?

Hexagon is a drum and bass collective of 6 friends who love the music and the scene so much that we decided to start our own regular event. This all started, as many music things do, in someone’s living room. The founding 3 of us would play for so many hours straight week in week out, till one day someone said we should start a night. I took on making that happen and once the other 3 were also on board, within a month we had booked our first party at Work Bar which was perfect in terms of location and capacity, and also because it was so well known already on the scene thanks to its mid-week DJ Mag events there.

Where does the name come from?

The name comes from the fact that there’s 6 residents and we wanted a strong name and logo. Hexagons are found everywhere in nature and it’s the strongest geometric shape there is.

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

We all come from different places and our ages span from 20s to 40s so we have varied backgrounds. Lady Lena, our most talented and experienced DJ, has been cutting her teeth on the scene for couple of decades now. Our 2 youngest both come from Czech and we also have myself and my husband Alex who grew up in Cyprus, so we all bring a very different style to our mixing and tune selection. That’s why our tag is “6 sides of cutting edge drum and bass”.

Do you guys remember your first rave?

6 DJs with 6 different answers here. All of us put down strong roots in Fabric though. Those Friday nights made regulars of us all.

Favourite venue & favourite rave?

Fabriclive is still hard to surpass, especially now it’s found its feet again after that horrible fiasco when the council tried to shut them down.

Do you all DJ as well?

Absolutely! We all bring something to the table on top of DJing though. Some of us promote harder, some bring in the connections and experience, some bring technical skills. I bring in the leadership and organisational skills. But we all contribute equally and that’s the whole point of having a collective.

How do you go about choosing DJs for a Hexagon night?

When we started it was just the 6 of us playing but we soon realised that was no way to go forward. So we reached out to some of our closest contacts and found so many amazing DJs wanted to get involved. From the second event we already had our first special guest, none other than McLeod from Spearhead, who also does our t-shirts by the way. We followed up with Benny L, Philth, Ed:it, Phil Tangent, A Sides and that was just in our first year.

When is the next one and what can we expect?

This Saturday at Bar 512 in London from 9.30 pm until 6 am with SCAR (both of them!), HLZ, MD and Wreckless! Plus Hexagon residents of course.
21st April we are taking over room 2 in legendary Volks, Brighton with Metalheadz in room 1!!
And you can always catch us and guests on Studio 808 every 2 weeks, Saturdays 4-6 pm.

Dream line up?

We’ve always said that getting DLR to do a b2b with Octane again would be a dream come true! Having said that, every line up we have is a dream for us because we’re so happy and privileged to have these amazing DJs playing with us.

What’s the goal for Hexagon?

We want to settle in our new home at 512 for now but one of the big goals we always had in mind was hosting room 2 on a big Label night and with Metalheadz in Volks on 21st April this is already becoming a reality! Hopefully more to come.

What’s next for Hexagon?

We’re planning some regular rooftop parties for the summer and possibly getting involved in some festivals here in the UK and also in Europe. Watch this space…

Any famous last words or shout outs?

I was just thinking about this quote this morning coincidentally:
‘Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”‘ H.S. Thompson

For more information, follow Hexagon Collective on Facebook and get your tickets for this Saturday HERE

Featured Mix: DataTransmission Presents Renegade Riddims – Sweetpea

Check out the article HERE

TRACKLIST:

Anile – Vitalogy
Roygreen and Protone – Deep inside (FD Remix)
Fluidity – Feeling inside
Dkay and Dj Lee – Interlinked
Phaction ft Riya – Aviatrix
Whychek and Facing Jinx – Shes’s Gone
Data 3 – Molly (Gerra and Stone Remix)
Alix Perez and Monty – Good to me
Hyroglifics – Unconditional
Rizzle – The Lie Machine
Missin – Function
Bou – Wine ya B
Sinic – Regular Expression
Ground – Swindle
Missin and Abis – Hurt
Tom Small – Ressurection Stone
Nick the Lot – Out of your mind
One87 – Discos out
Whychek – Pangea
Sentic Cycle – Nature Humaine
Submarine and Scepticz – Shingoki
HLZ ft Mc Fats – Mystery Sound
SPY – Breathing Underwater
Need for Mirrors – Royal Blood
LJ High – Magic
Total Science and Digital – Cookie Monster
Pablo Dread – Fyah Burning (Fixate Remix)
SPY – Billy No Mates
Tactical Aspect – Reset