29/5, London. Fabriclive: Virus x ‘Genesis Device’ LP x Therapy Sessions

FABRICLIVE

Room One: Virus Recordings
Audio
Ed Rush & Optical
Black Sun Empire
Special Guest TBA
Prolix
Buunshin
Mark Dinimal
Hosted By:
Sean Ryme Tyme

Room Two: Therapy Sessions
Counterstrike
Kitech
Fortitude
Robyn Chaos
Section 63 (The Sect)
Switch Technique

Virus celebrate the 10th anniversary of Audio’s ‘Genesis Device’ LP. Back in 2010, Audio dropped his second album via Ed Rush & Optical’s imprint, championing a darker side of the genre that equally borrowed from tech step and neurofunk. An instant classic in the label’s back catalogue, its distinctive metallic sound would go on to influence many other artists exploring a similarly heavyweight strain of drum & bass. A number of other key members of the Virus crew land for the celebrations, with Ed Rush & Optical returning. The tech step pioneers have been at the forefront of the scene since the early days, and outside of their duties at Virus, they’ve also remained close to us at FABRICLIVE. They also invite Black Sun Empire, the Dutch trio who have long pushed their own high-energy, dancefloor-driven style of 170BPM. Their sound, which can also be heard via their eponymous label, is about as relentless as neurofunk drum & bass gets, and their appearance with us should showcase this to its limit. Prolix also joins us, having recently put out a number of high-octane cuts on BSE’s Blackout Music NL label. DIVIDID signee Buunshin also stops by alongside our resident Mark Dinimal, who’s been making quite a storm with the ProgRAM camp. Rymetyme takes on hosting with one more special guest set to round off the Room One bill, details for which we’ll be dropping soon.

In Room Two, we welcome one of our favourite labels pushing the harder end of 170BPM club music: Therapy Sessions. Led by Robyn Chaos, this crew was born out of a need for bringing more dark and experimental drum & bass to London, and it’s since become one of the sound’s leading imprints. A bedrock of the capital’s D&B scene, this May the team invites a host of their key affiliates to make their debuts with us. Counterstrike, the South African duo best known for their fierce cuts on Algorythm, touch down in our cavernous room. Another of the darkstep scene’s favourites and a Therapy Sessions mainstay, Kitech also joins us. Fortitude, Section 63 and Switch Technique finally all join Robyn Chaos for what should be a night of hard-hitting, intense drum & bass sounds in the depths of our space.

Advance tickets are available now via RA, including limited £10 early bird tickets: fabricldn.co/5mvhnl

2/4, London. Engage Audio Thursdays – Special Guest // Mark Dinimal & More

We bring The Cause to life on a Thursday night with the best beats London has to offer alongside free entry, drinks deals and vibes for days.

Special Guest TBA
Mark Dinimal
Medusa
Leo
HYNZE b2b Milna

Hosted by:
Peas
NV

Special Guest TBA in coming days.

To get your free entry ticket, RSVP on Resident Advisor and ensure you tick the “I want to be contacted by Engage Audio” checkbox on the payment details screen ✅

This event is the first of a monthly night we will be throwing at The Cause. There are not enough regular weekday events in London that cater for the REAL heads. Ours will tick this box and we will continue to deliver the vibes of our previous parties with killer line ups to match in a weekday, free entry setting.

See you in the dance 🕺💃🕺💃🕺

Click here to RSVP

ROAR, 18+, Good People & Good Vibes ONLY!

If you’re interested in working with Engage Audio on future events, in whatever context, please message us on FB, or email Alex.w@engageaudio.co.uk

The Cause

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

2/5, Manchester. Formless presents Rupture

Formless presents RUPTURE (XI)

SKANNA
DJ INK / MAKO
MANTRA & DJINN
DOUBLE O & MANI FESTO
BLACKEYE MC

Four years since we hosted Rupture’s unbelievably rude 10 year milestone event in Manchester @ Sound Control … we figured it was finally time to get the crew assembled up north again properly for a part II special .

South x North session. One main room, 6 hours, & some of the biggest vibes in past, present, & future, deep atmospheric jungle & drum & bass.

23:00 – 05:00am. @ Rebellion, Manchester M1 5WZ.

Limited 400 capacity.
If you missed the last one in 2016 …….. ❅❅❅❅❅❅❅

Tickets / £15 OTD

Rebellion Manchester

2B Whitworth Street West, M1 5WZ Manchester, United Kingdom

14/3, Southampton. Warehouse Presents Chase & Status DJ Set (Rep Page)

LINE UP

Chase & Status with MC Rage
+
Newton
Bitr8 & K1r3y
Cizza

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Warehouse Presents: Chase & Status
Switch
Saturday 14th March 2020 10.30pm – 5am

Last entry 12am // Over 18s Only // Please bring a valid form of ID (Passport or Driving License are accepted) // No ‘Citizen’ or ‘Proof of Age’ cards // Dress code – No tracksuits, football shirts or hats // Management reserve the right to refuse entry.

Tickets

Switch Southampton

127 Above Bar Street, SO14 7FN Southampton

27/3, London. Jamm N’ Bass – DnB x Bass x Hip-Hop x UKG (Free entry!)

Wheeeeeel it up!

Brixton Jamm’s NEWEST club-creation is finally here, get locked 🔐

For all Bass, DNB, Bass, Hip-Hop + UKG lovers, Jamm n’ Bass is ready to bruk up the dance on Friday 27th March. Two rooms of high-tempo, high-octane dance music from across the spectrum. Nothing but sweat + good times 100% guaranteed.

DRUM AND BASS · HIP-HOP · BASS · UKG · GUN FINGER RIDDUMS

FRONT ROOM · JAMM 💨
Room 1 sees only the hardest hitting Hip-Hop, Rap & UK Garage take centre stage. Expect everything from Migos to MJ Cole. Rain drops💧drop top💦

BACK ROOM · BASS 💨
Bonafide bangers from the DNB + Bass music world. Screwfaces across the dance floor and arms in the air as far as the eye can see from London’s finest up and coming selectors.

INCLUDING
👉 London’s finest smoking area
👉 Heated garden
👉 Bass
👉 Cheap group tickets

Strictly over 18’s only. ID required for entry. Tickets guarantee entry before midnight only. Tickets are non-transferable. R.O.A.R. Re-Entry is discretionary.

Tickets

Brixton Jamm

261 Brixton Road, SW9 6LH London, United Kingdom

13/3, London. FABRICLIVE: 20 Years of Dance Concept, 10 Years of Multi Function, Visionobi Presents

FABRICLIVE

Room One: 20 years of Dance Concept

ADAM F
Crissy Criss
Bladerunner dnb B2B T>I
DJ Micky Finn
DJ Aphrodite
Nicky Blackmarket B2B Benny V
Deploymusic B2B DJ Uniques

Hosted by:
Eksman
IC3
AD
Deemas j
Shaydee
MC Whizzkid
MC Mystery

Room Two: 10 years of Multi Function Brighton

InsideInfo B2B DJ Levela
ANNIX B2B T>I B2B Limited
Critical Impact B2B D*Minds
Freek & Kit (Live)
K4ptur3
Multi Function Collective

Hosted by:
MC JAKES
Duskee
Impact MC
Kerizma

Room Three: Visionobi Presents

Arkaik
Sustance
Rogue Jediii: Visionobi, Joe Raygun & Taelimb
Maximous B2B SpecOne

Tickets

fabriclondon

77a Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HJ London, United Kingdom

13/3, Leeds. WAH Presents Shy FX, David Rodigan, Calibre, Mungos Hi Fi

LINE UP

EXPECT: DNB // REGGAE // LIQUID

LINE UP:
SHY FX
DAVID RODIGAN
CALIBRE
MUNGOS HI FI
TIFFANY CALVER

HOSTED BY: DYNAMITE MC

WAH LEEDS

Join us as we bring Shy FX, David Rodigan, Calibre, Mungos Hi Fi & Tiffany Calver to Leeds, O2 Academy!

Tickets

O2 Academy Leeds

O2 Academy Leeds, 55 Cookridge Street, LS2 5AW Leeds

12/3, Brighton. Strategy ‘Presents’ Bader’s D&B Birthday Bash

LINE UP

SCOUNDREL // BADER // INTENCITY //
AUDIO SONIC // AFR // RESONATE //
ITAL FYAH // BOB SOLAR // + SPECIAL GUESTS

MC’S
RANGE // TREMMA //
RUMBLE // NAPALM // SKYWAVE

The usual FREE ENTRY before midnight with cheap entry afterwards..
Drink Prizes / Fun 360 D&B / Good Vibes / Drink Deals

The Volks Nightclub

1-3 Madeira Drive, BN2 1PS Brighton

12/3, Bristol. Collective #50 @ The Crofters Rights

Lineup:

TBA on the night!

£5 on the door

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Collective is proud to present our milestone 50th event!

Stepping into a half century of events is beyond what we ever hoped to achieve with Collective, so massive love goes out to all the crew in attendance that are supporting the cause each month!

We have another stellar bill coming in March, including a debut set many of you have been waiting for…

Please arrive early to guarantee entry.

Residents:
Break & Kyo (Symmetry Recordings) / DLR / Sofa Sound Bristol / Hydro / Mako Utopia / MC Gusto / Onset / Total Science

The Crofters Rights

117-119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW Bristol, United Kingdom

11/3, London. Soul In Motion @ Orange Yard Soho

Soul In Motion Wednesday’s at Orange Yard

Guest’s
Fixate
Potential Badboy
Zerozero
Dominic Ridgway

plus resident: Bailey

RSVP

8PM – 1.30AM
FREE ENTRY WITH RSVP BEFORE 10PM
£5 WITHOUT RSVP OR AFTER 10PM
LAST ENTRY AT 1AM
SOULINMOTIONLDN.COM

Orange Yard Soho

Manette Street, W1D 4JB London, United Kingdom

14/3, Brighton. Sofa Sound Brighton: DLR / T>I / ILL TRUTH / MC GUSTO / MC FOKUS

Main Room:

DLR
T>I
ILL TRUTH
MCs GUSTO & FOKUS

Powered by: ELEMENT 5 SOUND SYSTEM

Support: Mains / Jungalice / Threts / Range MC

In The Basement:

Brown B / Konetix / Akua / Redshift / Shade / Methodical

Tickets

Motive Sessions present..
SOFA SOUND BRIGHTON
SATURDAY 14TH MARCH @ THE VOLKS NIGHTCLUB
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The Volks Nightclub

1-3 Madeira Drive, BN2 1PS Brighton

Exclusive Interview & Guest Mix: Lubi J

Hey Louise FK aka Lubi J and thank you for answering my questions for drum+basics. I’ve been doing a little research on you and what I found is that you’re a wicked DJ, you’re part of the platform Ladies Of Rage Cardiff, you work on the radio and also an all around brilliant person! 

Tell us about Radio Cardiff.

The station itself is a community station, it’s been around for over 10 years now and I’ve been doing a weekly dnb/jungle show on there since it started. I tend to have local guests down most weeks, either doing a mix or sharing production, talking about events and having a chat. I’ve been fortunate to have Dr Meaker and Digital down too, talking about events they were doing in Cardiff.

Radio was always my first love – most of my friends will vouch for the fact that I have no problem talking at great length so its the perfect platform! I started when I was 17 on hospital radio and then studied radio at uni so it’s been great to keep doing it and to be able to use it to support the local scene.

How did you get involved in the DnB/jungle scene?

I fell in love with dnb/jungle when I was about 16/17 and then started djing at uni in 2000. I got a few gigs at uni through the DJ society and played in a couple of local bars. Then when I came back to Cardiff in 2002 I got my first residency at a night called Submerge. I was mainly playing liquid back then although I’ve always enjoyed the darker side of dnb and jungle, which is more what I play now. I’ll always have time for liquid though.

I then went through a phase in the late 00’s where I fell in love with funk, soul and disco and started playing that out for a few years, but I quickly fell back into playing DnB again and have stayed in the jungle ever since.

You’re also heavily involved with Ladies Of Rage Cardiff – sounds really interesting! 

So Ladies of Rage (LOR) is a network for women and non-binary that aims to support more diversity in underrepresented music genres. Like the EQ50 network and other groups that have been set up recently, a few like-minded people came together sharing a view that we wanted to help change the scenes, specifically in in Cardiff and the surrounding areas, give womxn a platform to meet, learn new skills, jam in a safe space and perform live. We’ve only been around for about 18 months and in that short time we’ve grown to over 350 members in our Facebook group.

We have an active group of around 60+ members that meet and participate in events. We’ve put on 3 big showcase events, one just recently for International Womxn’s day on 7 March with 40 artists performing live. We also have some festival sets line up this year and we recently started a monthly show on Life FM every second Sunday, which came around through a meeting with Mel Lioness at a Hospital Women in DnB event last year.

More than that though, the network has been pretty amazing just in terms of making connections and empowering each other. I’ve made friends for life through LOR and it’s been so good to see people go from writing poetry and lyrics at home, keeping it to themselves for years to then be on stage confidently sharing those words. And being able to help someone start DJing after years of wanting to and then seeing them record mixes and start promoting themselves is awesome.

We’ve definitely seen a bit of a shift in more diverse line-ups but there’s a long way to go yet, as is the case all over.

Our Facebook page has full details for anyone interested in finding out more or getting involved.

I know you’re based in Cardiff, are you from there too? 

Yes, pretty much lived here all my life apart from going away for uni. Cardiff is pretty small for a capital city, but it has a lot going on.

How’s the dnb scene in Cardiff? 

The scene has been bubbling along nicely for years now. We’ve got a number of big and small promoters pushing nights out regularly that cater for most tastes. Lots of heavy dnb and liquid being catered for with well established and emerging artists headlining – though not many women! Quite a few local dj nights run too which gives local artists a platform to play. The more underground jungle side of the scene is a bit less catered for. There’s definitely heads that appreciate it but it’s the one side of the scene that Cardiff hasn’t quite cracked compared to Bristol, Manchester and London. I’d love to see more artists from this side of the scene in Cardiff and obviously more female headliners in the future too but there are less venues available now. We have a few solid venues like The Vaults, Clwb Ifor Bach and Kongs, which play host to many of these nights, plus the student union which Bedlam hosts big events at a few times a year, but we’ve had a number of great venues close in recent years, which is really sad. The dnb scene has definitely felt it, but we keep on keeping on.

You arranged a big night in Cardiff in November last year where you invited Function:al with Digital at the vaults, how did that come about?

I first linked up with Digital when he was booked to play a couple of years ago and I was supporting. Had a great night and got on really well and following on from that the Function family collaborated on 2 events with a promoter here and I supported both times along with Ransom – one of Cardiff’s finest – and we just kept in touch and decided to do something that supported the diversity goals of Ladies of Rage.

The Function:al event was Cardiff’s first 50/50 dnb line-up. We had Randall, Storm, Digital and Djinn headlining with Blackeye and our local MC, Missy G, hosting. Then myself and some epic local djs supporting the main room, again 50/50 split with a Ladies of Rage takeover in the second room.

It was a great night, we had loads of positive feedback and it was a much needed diversity milestone.

Dream line up?

A tough question! If certain artists were still around it would probably be; Seba, Equinox, Digital, Spirit, Kemistry and Storm. Marcus Intalex, Calibre, Coco Bryce, Mantra and Djinn could easily be on there too tho…

Favourite DJ/producer?

Seba is pretty much my favourite producer, everything he makes is magic, whether dark or uplifting. I’m really loving Coco Bryce’s production at the moment too and Djinn’s production is incredible – amazing drums and I’m hoping to hear some new stuff from her soon.

Favourite DJs; I saw Equinox playing b2b with Bkey for the first time recently and his set and general stage presence blew my mind. I really enjoy watching DJs that are quite animated and enjoying themselves, it’s infectious.
Storm will always be one of my favourite DJs too – her selection is second to none.

What’s next on your agenda?

I’m very excited and grateful to be playing at Boomtown this year b2b with one of my favourites, Ransom and the epic Comma Dee on the mic duties. I’ve never played at Boomtown before so feeling really hyped for this.

Also playing at Big Love with the Concrete Junglists crew supporting Bukem and will do a set as part of Ladies of Rage. Big love is a great festival in Hay-on-Wye, it’s quite small but really intimate with loads of different music.

I’ve also just started to dip my toe into production. I never really thought it was for me until recently and Digital has been a big influence for me and I’ve had some great advice. It’s still very early days, but so far I’m (mostly) enjoying the long, learning and creative process!

You also done a mix for us. What can we expect from that?

I’m a big fan of the journey-style mix. This one has a lot of dark jungle and dnb flavours with a few twists and turns along the way

Any famous last words?

Just big ups to everyone doing positive things for the scene right now, supporting and pushing new artists and bringing fresh sounds to the dance!

You can follow Lubi J on Facebook & Instagram