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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


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


Exclusive Guest Mix: Ascension Middle Skool Mix

There is ‘Old Skool’ and there is ‘New Skool’ …but there’s a time around the first decade of this century which spawned some of the greatest tunes, labels and producers of the genre, yet is often overlooked. We feel it’s time for this period to be truly celebrated, in conjunction with the 14th anniversary of EOC’s foundation. So prepare yourself for a musical feast from the years 1999-2009, played by the DJs and producers who were there. Welcome to… the Middle Skool!

Essence of Chi Presents Middle Skool: The 14th Birthday Reunion @ Work Bar, Angel in London on the 31 March 2018. More info and tickets HERE

The Cambridge 4 – When Pilots Eject
SpectraSoul – Tomorrow’s Promise
Andy Skopes – Break It Down You Fool
Calyx – Mindfold
SPY & Mosus – Mercury Tears
Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Palamino (2003 remix)
Logistics – Uprock
Conrad & Makoto – Golden Girl
Break – The Drone
Loxy & Ink – Amazon
Survival – Forget Tomorrow
Digital & Spirit – Phantom Force
Calyx & Teebee – Cyclone
Duo Infernale – Playing Games (Drifter remix)
Break – Mr Crystal
Dose – Lost Inside
Tactile – The Mist (Breakdown is 3)
Moving Fusion – The Beginning
St.Cal – Red Light
Icicle & Alix Perez – Caution
Influx UK – Take My

Drum+Basics: Weekend Planner.

It’s the weekend yet again!
Too many events too choose from.
Take your pick.
Have fun & be safe x




17/11, Birmingham. Break Thru @ Hare & Hounds Heath


17/11, London. Vivid @ 512


17/11, Brighton. WAH presents Blackout @ The Arch


17/11, Leeds. License To Jungle Invites Digital [FREE ENTRY]


17/11, Southampton. Hospitality @ Engine Rooms


17/11, Bristol. Metalheadz @ Lakota


17/11, London. Nurtured Beatz




18/11, London. RTP LDN: Benny L b2b Shimon, Phaction, DJ Nuera @ Work Bar


18/11, Bristol. Alternate x Saucy x Gutterfunk @ Lakota


18/11, Bristol. Bris-Tek 17 – Electrikal Sound System

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

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 


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 

Powered by the 8 HOG GOLIATH that is the DROPJAW AUDIO 

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)


£5 / £7 / £10





To get involved head to our page and check us out.

To donate to Mind follow this link :

Featured Event: Exit Records,Scru:Club Birmingham.


This Friday night M_A will be attending.

Phillips Room – Exit Records Presents | Aptitude



You can purchase tickets by clicking the link below.


Birmingham has a new venue,their vision is to create a space with an emphasis on electronic music, based in a unique and historic location in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham, UK.

Set below street level in what was a nineteenth century screw manufacturing facility — [ scru:club ]

[ scru:club ] houses a world exclusive VOID ‘Baby Incubus’ system including the new VOID Q and XL 21 Subs, plus custom finished Air Vantages and VOID monitoring systems.

More info visit click the following links.



See you there!

Featured Event: Sine – & Function:al London ft John B,Randall,Storm & more.

This friday Sine are proud to announce one of the DnB scenes most well respected producers; Digital bringing his imprint label night to Lightbox, London in collaboration with SINE & Function Records to present ‘FUNCTION:AL – with an exceptional line-up delivering the finest DnB – so if you like ya beats & bass then get involved!!
Line up:
John B (Bluenote Set)
Digital b2b Spirit
Double O
MCs: GQ & Blackeye.

Also remember on Thursday 6th April the Function crew host Lightbox live 019, featuring the legend DJ Storm alongside Rupture’s finest Double O and hosted by the mighty MC AD – Streaming live from Lightbox main ahead of Friday’s main event FUNCTION:AL.

For more info >>> http://bit.ly/lblivefunctional-rsvp.

Tickets can be purchased from the following link…


Here’s a Blue Note promo mix from headliner John B.





3/3, Hull. Sub Sonic Presents Jungle & Rollers

Sub Sonic is back for 2017 – The first instalment is a night of Old and New Skool Jungle, DnB Rollers and a second room deicated to Reggae and Dub.

The awesome DJ and Producer ARIES headlines with Rafta on the mic – supported by DJ Easy Flow, John Peters and the Sub sonic family.

Advanced tickets £6 + BF from Hull Box Office at Skiddle.com – MOTD

Spread the word….

More event info here https://www.facebook.com/events/1156001954512859/

Drum+Basics Event – Dj Stretch Ako Beatz + more


Free Entry  

( Print off official invite which can be found bottom of this page )

Friday 16th December.

11PM – 3AM.


The Cavern 
The Buttermarket 
Howard Street 

* Over 18s only – Bring photo I.D *

Line Up…

(Reinforced Records)

Our special guest for the night is Stretch Ako Beatz ( Reinforced )

Check the link to know more…



Two local DJs who happen to be a couple will be providing the best in some dark rollers!


Undefined is a new upcoming producer Jack Humphreys whose tunes are just pure gold..alongside we have Roca bringing some true lush vibes!


Swell will be representing the Mass Effect DnB which was an event many years go in Shrewsbury.

* M_A *

Drum+Basics own M_A ( birthday girl ) will be stepping up.
She’s usually the other side of the decks,so not to be missed!


These two will be jumping on the mic for DJ Swell Mass effect reunion set..

For more info head over to our Facebook event page


Official invite to gain Free Entry.


Bank Holiday Raving



Stinkin’ Beats 1 Year Anniversary @ SUB89. BRYAN GEE b2b SERUM w/ FATMAN D, HEDEX w/ KOMBO & LOOPIE + more. Tickets


Beautifully Crafted @ Shelter. Kid Lib, Mantra, Voytek, Phix, MPathy, Tim Reaper, Hi Jack, Handsome Jak, Realer + more. £10 on the door


Field Trip Festival: Roni Size + Dynamite MC / Alan Fitzpatrick / Stanton Warriors / Shadow Child / S.P.Y ft Carasel MC / logistics & Kayden / JFB / Ed Solo / Cyantific / Randall / DC Breaks / Jonas Rathsman / Dr Meaker (Live) / Will White / Ayah Marar / Flava D / Woz / Featurecast / Serial Killaz UK / Apex Collective / Origins Sound / SOBAD. (Sly-One / Bromley / Archive. UK / Distro) / WBBL / GypsyUnit / Jaydrop / Fish / Sherry S / GF Allstars / Bakkos / J-Man / Run-Tingz Crew / Thomas Kenyon & Oliver Gallegos (Shapes) / Yes man Jellyfish / POV / Lee Sanger / Lightside / One40 x Take Off / Out The Box / ALXZNDR / Monroller / Ignition Takeover / Arkive & Jestah / Singe / Wink / Defect / Ghetto Funk Takeover + many more TBA Tickets



Break Thru @ Hare & Hounds. SpectraSoul, Total Science + more. Tickets



Freebass Freeparty @ The Volks. 20 DJs, 2 floors – FREE –


Goldie & GQ @ Bassment. Goldie, MC GQ + more. Tickets



Metalheadz History Session @ Phonox. Goldie, Dj Randall, DJ Storm b2b Stretch [Reinforced Records classics set], DOC SCOTT [Blue Note set], Spirit [96 and beyond set], Dj Lee [Speed era set], Blocks and Escher, LowQui Mc, MC Codebreaker, MC FLUX. Advanced tickets SOLD OUT, some on the door