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Featured Mix: Mindset – Kapow! Promo Mix

Catch Mindset at Kapow! this Saturday 10th November at Work Bar alongside Code, Makah, Stevie Therapy, Skyz, Rhi-Spect, Retro, Blaine, Lioness & Crook. Hosted by: Illmatika, Blacka, Rinsa, DVSMC, Bamski & Junglecris.

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Free download: Seba – Promo Mix for Spearhead Presents @ EGG:LDN – 2nd Nov 2018

Seba goes in the mix to give you a taste of things to come when he hits EGG:LDN for Spearhead Presents on the 2nd Nov.

Grab tickets here

Lineup: Calyx & Teebee, Rene LaVice, Fabio, Cyantific, John B, Seba, Dexcell, Redeyes, A1rshots, BCee, Anile, DJ Lee, Carlito & Addiction, Phil Tangent, Saikon, Walk:r, Lens, Villem & McLeod, Zero T, Mako, Riya, Insular

Plus in Cell 200: The History Lessons
Fabio (Liquid Classics
Seba (All Vinyl)
Utah Jazz (History Set)
BCee (All Vinyl)

MC’s Across 4 Rooms:
2shy, Degs, Dynamite, Fava, K-Eye, LX One, Ruthless, Seige, Tempza, Visionobi

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.

 

 

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!

 

 

Featured Event: Break Thru Presents DJ Marky, GLXY + More TBA.

Break Thru
Presents
Dj Marky
GLXY
+ more guests tba very soon so stay tuned.

Friday 1st June.

10pm – 6am

Amusement 13.

71 Kent Street,

Birmingham

B5 6RD

Members £10 thank you ticket.

Text ‘JOIN 1006’ to 07537 414 385 for the discount code.

Tickets on sale now: 

https://ww2.theticketsellers.co.uk/buy-tickets/break-thru-dj-marky-more-tba-soon/10046738/?ref=p240-fbp
or
skiddle.com/e/13216596

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
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 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!

 

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.

 

Ticket Link

 https://www.fatsoma.com/drumbasics/xemtqtxs/drum-basics-presents

Event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/157769221579917/

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.

9 YEARS OF JUNGLE SYNDICATE BRISTOL
Saturday 3rd March 2017 @ The Black Swan

Event Info:
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Tickets Available Exclusively From: http://bit.ly/9yearsofjs
Limited Capacity @ 600 people
Tickets £8 / £10 / £12 / M.O.T.D
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Main Room:
Drum and Bass / Jungle / Breakcore

►Gein (Bad Chemistry / Moving Shadow)◄
https://soundcloud.com/geinmusic

►Dub-One b2b B-key (Scientific Wax / Subtle Audio)◄
https://soundcloud.com/dub-one
https://soundcloud.com/bkey

►Ricky Force (Pressin’ Hard / Reinforced / Flex)◄
https://soundcloud.com/rickyforce

►DJ Future b2b Smyla (Juice / 117 / Mute:8 / Skeleton)◄
https://soundcloud.com/dj-future
https://soundcloud.com/smyla

►Phuture-T (Eastern Promise / Inperspective / Alphacut)◄
https://soundcloud.com/phuture-t

►Scrase (Love Love)◄
https://soundcloud.com/scrase

►Optimystic (Omni Music / Jungle Syndicate)◄
https://soundcloud.com/optimystic

►Raggamuffin (Jungle Syndicate / Amen-tal)◄
https://soundcloud.com/raggamuffin

►Bluntly Speakin’ (Jungle Syndicate)◄
https://soundcloud.com/bluntlyspeakin

Upstairs Room:
Breakcore / Hardcore / Drum and Bass

►The Outside Agency (Ad Noiseam / PRSPCT)◄
https://soundcloud.com/the-outside-agency

►Ruby My Dear (Ad Noiseam / Peace Off / PRSPCT)◄
https://soundcloud.com/dearmyruby

►Fat Frumos (Suck puck recordz / Hormonal Vibrations)◄
https://soundcloud.com/fat-frumos

►Ronin (Pokora / Kaometry)◄
https://soundcloud.com/r0nin

►Dr Bastardo (Peace Off / Jungle Syndicate)◄
https://soundcloud.com/dr-bastardo

►Skitzaph0nic (Fractal / Jungle Syndicate)◄
https://soundcloud.com/skitzaph0nic

►Tiny Taste (Jungle Syndicate)◄
https://soundcloud.com/tiny-taste

►Cervical Snare (Amenstrual / Jungle Syndicate)◄
https://soundcloud.com/cervicalsnare

Tunnel Room:
Oldskool / Jungle / Rave

►DJ Vibes (Hardcore Underground / Slammin’ Vinyl) ◄
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp5Jfckz8Lg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfS5kFOGSKY

►►►Beautifully Crafted Takeover:
Charlie Turbo (Beautifully Crafted Jungle)
DJ Realer (Beautifully Crafted Jungle)
Handsome Jak (Beautifully Crafted Jungle)
Son of Mothra (Beautifully Crafted Jungle)
https://soundcloud.com/beautifullycrafted-jungle

►Drake Mallard (LLTA)◄
https://soundcloud.com/drakemallard

►Pixl (Jungle Syndicate / Amen-tal)◄
https://soundcloud.com/pixljs

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

 http://www.junodownload.com/search/?q%5Blabel%5D%5B0%5D=jungle+syndicate

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

 

Friday.

 

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

 

Saturday.

 

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

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