26/10, London. AKO Beatz… Halloween Special 4 @ Bar 512


DJ Lee
Foul Play B2B Stretch
Double O
Due Diligence B2b Malx *

Major Ranx

AKO Beatz Returns…for the fourth installment of it’s yearly HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 👻 and we can’t wait for this one!
It’s coming up to that time of year where the costumes come out. The deadly deejays get diggin’ and the Headz come out to play.
Strictly vibes and family atmosphere! 👻
If you never been to an AKO party, we think it’s time you came down and party with us. We focus on making sure the music is on point and a great party vibe for everyone.

*Tickets will be limited on this event so secure yours early to avoid door prices or NO ENTRY.

*Jaydee Soundsystem on the night!!

So start thinking about your costume (optional) and let’s parrrrrrrty to some good music.


512 London

512 Kingsland High Road, E8 4AE London

22/11, London. Jungle Syndicate @ Five Miles

After two successful events in London over the last few months we return again for another night of rinsing amens and good vibes.


dgoHn (Love Love Records / Subtle Audio / Jungle Syndicate Recordings)◄

DJ Future (117 Records / AKO Beatz / Juice Records)◄

Champa B (Holotype Audio / Skeleton Recordings / Scientific Wax)◄

Squif (Threshold.fm / Shoe Thrower)◄

Raggamuffin (Jungle Syndicate)◄

Bluntly Speakin’ (Jungle Syndicate)◄

Visuals on the night by Yeast


Friday 22nd November
10pm – 4am


Five Miles

39b Markfield Road, N15 4QA London, United Kingdom

Introducing : K.I.M – Conjunction Recordings

New D&B Record Label.


Conjunction Recordings.


You may have seen K.I.M.


Female DJ from London U.K on recent event flyers.


Also heard a little about her role within Conjunction Recordings.


Drum+Basics needed to know more.


Here’s a quick interview from K.I.M.


DJ K.I.M how many years have you been involved within Drum & Bass?

It was around 98 I began listening to Jungle and Drum ‘n’ Bass initially via radio stations such as Soundz FM, Rude FM and Kool FM.

I then started going to events from around 2001, this gave me the inspiration to start DJing in 2003 as my record collection had grown nicely up to this point.

After submitting some demos, I then had some regular playouts and residencies at local D&B events around Kent and South London (Organised Noize, Social Experiment and Armageddon), from there I went on to play at other events such as Terraforms in Oxford which gave me the chance to promote my name further afield. 

What drew you into the world of Drum & Bass?

I got hooked on the music when listening to radio shows on a regular basis at the end of the nineties when the darker side of the music began to evolve, I was blown away with some of the music being released from producers such as Ed Rush & Optical, Goldie, Klute, Digital and Spirit to name a few.

Then in 2001 when I met my now husband Catalyst .AD.

I started to go to events, seeing D&B live and feeling the music and seeing the crowd reactions and the atmosphere got me addicted to the music completely. Paul then introduced me to UKRumble, an Internet Radio Station where he had a weekly show.

I soon got to see the whole other side of the scene and all the work that went in by the various artists on the station.

I was then given opportunity to host my own weekly show on Wednesdays. 18 Years later we are still in the scene, going to various events like “Middleskool”, “Launch”, “From the Vaults” & “Champion Sounds”. 

You’ve progressed a lot over the last several years and we noticed you have started a record label.

How and why did you start the Conjunction Recordings label?

The idea of a record label was something that Paul had wanted to do for a number of years having released his music on several different labels as part of the duo “Able Danger”.

A few years ago we set up our own studio and felt that it was a good time to make the break and release music ourselves whilst Paul continued to push his own music as a solo artist under the name of Catalyst.AD

There’s many record labels out there pushing underground sound.

How does Conjunction stand from the rest?

Conjunction was set up primarily as a platform for Paul to showcase his own music with various collaborations planned as well as releasing music from new up and coming artists.

Conjunction also is aiming to be a multi genre label so each release will be something different.

You can expect to hear anything from deep, melodic 140 BPM tracks to upfront and hard-hitting drum n bass with a real focus on musicality.

How many releases are you aiming for a year?

The aim of the label is for quality over quantity and we plan to have around 4 releases a year which will mainly be E.P.’s so there will always be a nice selection to choose from.

Also are these releases mainly available on vinyl or digital?

The releases will mainly be digital, with some limited-edition CDs.

Forthcoming Releases?

The next Conjunction release following the “Coming Home” E.P. (out now in all good digital stores!) is pencilled in for the end of the year / early 2020.

This will be another E.P. from Catalyst.AD featuring a new artist who is a well known MC now turned producer – watch this space!!

Forthcoming Events?

At the moment I am just concentrating on promoting the label and producing regular mixes and podcasts.

I have recently played at Middle Skool (shout to Mike Ascension!) and From the Vaults organised by Voice MC and LS Dare.

Final Words?

Thank you to MaryAnne for giving me this opportunity to talk with Drumandbasics.com

A big shout out to my family and of course to my husband Paul (Catalyst.AD) especially for the support he has given me in these 18 years.

Also to my good friends MC Carnage and Skinz (original UK Rumble crew).













Free Download: Liquidator Series 11 Years – Special Guest DJ Marky September 2019

DJ Psyco

01 // Safire & Zed Bias – Set the Bar
02 // Makoto – Living For (feat.Paul T & Edward Oberon)
03 // Dave Owen – Pensive
04 // Alexvnder – Contrast
05 // kontrast – Mellow Seas
06 // Alix Perez – SWRV
07 // Scott Allen – Her Eyes
08 // Untrue – sacrifice (feat. Wednesday Amelia)
09 // Macca & Loz Contreras – Ghost
10 // Ed:it feat. Rider Shafique – Undertone
11 // Atlantic Connection – Like I Should
12 // Charli Brix – Say No More (feat.Phaction)
13 // GLXY – Changed Forever
14 // dBridge – So Lonely (feat. Satl)
15 // Dual – Soulmate (Roygreen & Protone Remix)
16 // Mr Joseph – Honest Truth
17 // Primitive Instinct – Misery
18 // Askel & Elere – Distance
19 // Echo B – High hopes
20 // Dilemma – Lure
21 // Davide Carbone – Spectra
22 // Document One – Fortitude
23 // Askel & Elere – Coincidences
24 // Makoto – Mystic Crystal (feat.Technimatic)
25 // Pola & Bryson – Running In The Darkness (feat.Ruth Royal)
26 // Matt View, Marvel Cinema & T Base – Need To Know
27 // Enea – Ramba (Dava Remix)
28 // Danny Wheeler – One Love
29 // DJ Marky – Should I
30 // Paul SG – Dizzy
31 // Duoscience – 1981
32 // Break & Kyo – Past North
33 // Beat Merchants feat.Dan-I – Hurricane ( Command Strange Remix)
34 // Carlito Addiction – Dreams & Patterns
35 // Stunna – Back In Time (Duoscience V.I.P 2019)
36 // Mojoman – Above
37 // Makoto – Morning Sunrise (feat.Danny Wheeler,G Force & Blu James)

DJ Marky

01 // Simplification – Sunset
02 // Halogenix – Don’t You Know
03 // Random Movement – Alive
04 // Jordan Rakei – Add The Bassline (Dave Owen Remix)
05 // Arp XP Feat. Robert Manos – Lost
06 // K S R & Dogger – Sweet Jungle
07 // DJ Marky – Look At The Sky
08 // Lenzman – Starz
09 // Pola & Bryson – Stone Love
10 // Saikon – Something New
11 // Ill Truth, Satl & Charli Brix – In My Soul (Lenzman Remix)
12 // Nu:Logic – Dreamweaver
13 // LSB – Drifter
14 // Satl, Malaky & Harland Feat. Steo – A Minute After Always
15 // Collette Warren, DJ Marky & Tyler Daley – One Exception (Pola & Bryson Remix)
16 // Hugh Hardie Feat. Cimone – Raindrops
17 // Hybrid Minds Feat. Charlotte Haining – Higher Love (DJ Marky Remix)

Weekend Planner



Hybrid Minds ft MC Degs @ Mantra Club & Lounge


The Last Dance with Andy C @ Shinobi


Helix dnb: Critical Impact @ Thirty3Hz


Jungle Jam @ The Factory


Sheffield Freshers Festival


Submerged @ I Club

Detonate: D&B AllNight @ The Brickworks


Arcane Culture Leeds Launch Party @ Mint Warehouse

West Yorkshire Jungle Collective presents: B-Key @ The Old Red Bus Station. FREE!


Memorial Night for Andy Skopes & Billy Denial @ Limitless-VR


Elements DNB @ The Castle

1985 Music @ The Steel Yard

Jungle Cakes vs Dubshotta Session @ Brixton Jamm

Delta Heavy Curates: René Lavice, Teddy Killerz & Gydra @ XOYO



Foundations: Free Jungle Party @ Patterns


Symmetry x Relapse @ Joshua Brooks

AMP x Doubledrop: Technimatic, Keeno, Pola & Bryson + support @ Bread Shed

Talking Headz: In Conversation with Goldie & Dave Haslam @ HOMEmcr

Foundation: Goldie & 25 Years of Metalheadz @ Gorilla


Wide Eyes @ Lakota

25 Years of Dread Recordings: Ray Keith, T>I, Kenny Ken + more @ Blue Mountain Club



Boiler Room: Goldie @ Hall By The sea


Hospitality @ Digital


WAH Presents… @ Academy 2


WAH presents… @ Invisible Wind Factory


Kings Of The Rollers Pres Royal Rumble @ The Mill Digbeth


Jungle Vs Garage: All Day Summer Closing Party @ The Cause

Faster presents The Drum & Bass End of Summer Rooftop Rave @ Dalston Roof Park

Jungle Mania Boat Party


CUN Presents Peverelist & Forest Drive West @ The Old Red Bus Station


Woodland Dance Project – Chase & Status / Mungos Hifi / Bushbaby @ Vogrie Country Park



Liquid Lunar Sessions #27 Vinyl Special @ The Moon


East London Radio Drum & Bass Fundraiser @ Mick’s Garage

1/11, Salford. Certain Sounds 1st Birthday with Nookie @ The Old Pint Pot

‘Some thoughts have a Certain Sound’

Friday 1st Nov | The Old Pint Pot | 10PM -3AM
Nookie (Moving Shadow | Reinforced Records)
Atlas (Certain Sounds)
K Super (Certain Sounds)
DJ Fred (Mendez V2)
Waluski (Free City)

Yes Yes were back for another session and its our 1st Birthday!!!

Break out the cake and party bags as we celebrate a year of Certain Sounds with Nookie!!!!!!

A legend in the scene with releases spanning from the early days of Breakbeat Hardcore through to the emergence of Jungle & the birth of Drum + Bass, he’s know for creating some of the most feel good rave bangers across the genres, with releases such as ‘The Sound Of Music’ album on Reinforced Records & ‘You Got Me Burning’ under his Cloud 9 alias on Moving Shadow to name a few.

Following the same script as always the event will be following one vibe all night that coincides with the headliners signature style. Were going in on the loved up & soulful rave vibes. Expect nuff tunes with euphoric pads, rhodes pianos, weighty basslines and proper breakbeats across the Hardcore, Jungle + Drum & Bass spectrum.

As per the residents crew, Atlas & K Super + special guests DJ Fred (Mendez V2) & Waluski (Free City) will be warming up, before Nookie steps up with a 2hr 92-96 Nookie/Cloud 9 Classics Set, all on the mighty Pick & Mix Soundsystem.

Usual business, intimate venue, cheap entry, killer soundsystem, proper underground beats & good vibes!


The Old Pint Pot

2 Adelphi Street, M3 6EN City of Salford

8/12, London. Return To Rage @ Heaven

A Special One Off Return to the Iconic Club Night Where it All Began…


Fabio & Grooverider (3 hour RAGE set)
Trevor Fung
Colin Dale.


Fabio & Grooverider (94-96 Jungle Set)
Jumping Jack Frost
Bryan G
Kenny Ken
DJ Ron
Dr S Gachet
DJ Flight

MCs: GQ, Ragga Twins, Five Alive, Voice MC.

Only open to 18+- Photo ID required


Heaven – London

Under The Arches, WC2N 6NG London

Exclusive Interview: Ded Sheppard

Hey Ded Sheppard! Thank you for answering my questions for drum+basics. Let’s start with the obvious; your name. What’s the background to this?

The name comes from a vision of a dystopian dark future and a leaderless world. Imagine a hooded grim dead Shepherd shepherding the living.

How long have you been producing music? Has it always been the same spectrum of music or have you experimented with it?

I’ve been producing DnB since around 2000 with my first release in 2002 under the alias Code Blue. From there I had another release, a collaboration with The Panacea titled “Graveyard Twist” that was played by Aphex Twin at Coachella. I had several other super dark and very hard releases under that alias. For me, it’s been pretty much dark centred DnB/jungle all along. Although I have experimented along the way and my sound and sonic interests have evolved quite a bit. My first EP under Ded Sheppard was a liquid watery sound design heavy EP. My more recent releases are best described as halftime DnB/jungle with a tribal techno element to it. My sound has also been tempered by external influences. Working in gaming for example has given me access into different perspectives and insights into music composition and different production techniques as well as sound design, which I think has influenced my sound toward a sound design experience.

How would you describe your music?

I would describe my music as dark, tribal techno halftime DnB/jungle with a cinematic sound design edge. There’s also ambience, doom-drone and cinematic elements.

Where do you find inspiration?

I take a lot of inspiration from many sources. I live in Vancouver and it’s very close to vast wilderness, ocean and ancient cathedral forests. I think a big one for me is the landscape of the Pacific Northwest and my province in general, British Columbia. These open, wild and rugged spaces I think are reflected in my music. I also think working in game audio has inspired me.

Are you always listening for inspiration or do you ever ‘just listen’?

That’s a bit of a struggle as I do listen differently than before I was involved with music production, now my brain will try to unpack what is going on technically or musically. So the music I like to listen to has to be so “other” to me that I really have no idea what’s going on so I can just listen to it, Sunn O))) for example I can listen to. When I’m writing music I’m very careful what I let in musically.

What kind of music are you listening to when are at home?

I don’t listen to much music at home, I work in audio full time so after listening to music all day long, I’m ready for silence or creation.

Do you DJ as well?

Yep, I also DJ – I started out as a DJ using vinyl :) I have a pretty nice 1994-2000 DnB record collection.

Are you still DJing out?

Yep, my last show was at the Onset Audio label showcase in Vancouver that was a wicked night of dark halftime music.

Your latest album ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ (out on Onset Audio on the 27th September) has a dark and dystopian feel to it, where did this come from and what do you want to say with it?

The track “You Can’t Take It with You” has deep roots, I sketched out the concept, lyrics and melody a decade ago but it didn’t fit in anything I was doing so I forgot about it. When I wrote the theme for the album the melody sounded familiar and I realized that it was this lost song from a decade ago so it finally found its place. I’m glad you’re picking up the dark dystopian feel, which was the landscape I had envisioned for this cinematic journey. Dystopian themes certainly have been resonating with me lately.

What is it that we can’t take with us?

That’s a heavy question I think it’s for the listener to contemplate. Personally, as a music creator I don’t want to leave anything behind without trying to express it. So, for this album I experiment with the concept of pushing my boundaries in terms of form, structure and sound.

How long did you work on this album?

It’s a blur. I think it was in production over the course of months although, as I said before, the main melody for “You Can’t Take It with You” has been living with me for a decade and didn’t find the right voice until now.

What’s the hardest part of producing music?

Trying to produce when you’re not feeling it.

What do you do when that happens?

I like to be outside when not in the studio, I like to hike, paddleboard and get out there. Due to the proximity of where I live to nature and the scale of the wilderness that surrounds me, you don’t have to go too far off the beaten path where it’s just you and nature.

When I’m not feeling creative I also like to do boring stuff like studio maintenance, deal with technical issues so I don’t have to deal with that stuff when I’m producing music.

You have been called a ‘sound deconstructer’, do you agree with this?

I agree with that. The thing I love to do is to create new sounds that I’ve never heard before. For me, sound deconstruction is the process of constructing sound. I love working with rough wild sounds that sound almost untameable, like in “Run Baby Run” for example. I’m always moving forward, learning and evolving.

What set up do you have?

Because I first learned to produce music with a sampler, my workflow sort of mimics this world. I still have my Emu e6400 ultra and a akai s950 that I use from time to time. I like to access my instruments quickly without losing the idea. So I don’t have patch bays or a monster eurorack set up. My set up is quite simple; I use a mac and a small selection of synths, outboard and inboard samplers and hardware units. I like to keep my community of instruments and tools small and limited so I can concentrate on sound manipulation.

Do you prefer producing by yourself or collaborating?

I like both, I like producing solo, but collaborating does add certain unexpected results, and it’s pretty neat when it all comes together and a collab produces something that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.

Dream collaboration?

Aphex Twin and or SUNN O)))

The majority of our audience are ravers, would you call yourself that too? Any good nights you can tell us about?

Totally, this all started out because I was a raver. My roots run deep into the Canadian rave scene, and the scenes been a great influence on my music in the past and the present. One memorable event was the first time I heard jungle at a party called Plan B in Montreal. DJ Rap was the headliner at a velvet lined dinner theatre venue overrun by ravers. In Vancouver, I can definitely say we have a vibrant underground scene, I find myself our more at the DnB nights naturally but I do check out other tempos as well. We had an Onset Audio label showcase which became known as “The Night of Darkness” at The Deli a few months back. It was a dope night with Homemade Weapons, Grym, Underfelt myself and one of my favourite Vancouver DJ’s Kir Mokum

How is is the Canadian DnB scene at the moment?

I can’t really comment on all of Canada since it’s so large and each city has its own thing going on but I can speak about what’s happening in Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest in general. The Vancouver scene is vibrant and strong; we have regular nights with local talent as well as international DJ’s coming through. In the summer there are many outdoor festivals too many to mention. There’s a lot of cutting edge halftime coming out of the Pacific Northwest specifically, Vancouver’s Aufect and labels like Onset Audio, Weaponry in the Seattle area.

What’s next for Ded Sheppard?

I’m working on new stuff right now! There are remixes slated for Run Baby Run & The Youth.

Any famous last words or shout outs?

Big shout out to Onset Audio & community.

Thank you, Ded Sheppard!

You can find him on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, Twitter & Beatport

Listen to sets from Ded Sheppard here: Onset Audio 

8/11, London. The North Quarter Takeover: Lenzman, Skeptical, Redeyes & More

After a sold-out edition The North Quarter returns to South London with another stacked lineup. Once again, expect deep soul music of the highest pedigree.

Skeptical (special guest)
Abnormal Sleepz
Double U


This event is 18+, ID required / Bar opens at 9.30 pm, music starts at 10.00pm

418 Brixton Road Brixton London SW9 7AY

26/9, London. DnB Allstars Presents: Skiddle Spotlight Free Party @ The Cause


DEGS (Dj set)



We have teamed up with Skiddle Spotlight to throw you guys an absolutely FREE PARTY! 🙌🏽

Your free event ticket entitles you to a free goody bag which includes lots of free merch & giveaways from Skiddle, Boohoo and more…

this will be hosted once again at The Cause!

Unfortunately this will be our last ever event back in the cage, Before this venue comes to a close so don’t miss out!


The Cause

Down Lane Studios, Ashley House, Ashley Road, N17 9LZ London

29/11, London. Rupture 13th Birthday @ Corsica Studios

13th years deep…








Corsica Studios


21/12, London. RAM x XOYO

This December, prepare for some DnB chaos in our basement when RAM Records takes over for their infamous Xmas party.


Line up TBA imminently.

32-37 Cowper Street; Shoreditch; London EC2A 4AP; United Kingdom