7/4, Birmingham. Dnb Shellaz 2nd Birthday Bonanza

LINE UP

Logan D & Eksman
Voltage & Bassman
TNA T>I Azza & Grima
Basslayerz Slipz Spyda & Bomma
Tyke & Nutcracka
KMotionz & Dreps
Filthy Habits Bradez & Gumster
Escape & TNT

TICKETS

Tunnel Club Official

Livery Street, B3 1HL Birmingham, United Kingdom

Weekend Planner

TONIGHT, FRIDAY

Bristol

Jubei & SP:MC Presents Zones. Tickets

Leeds

The UP4 Finale presents: 25 Years of V @ Mint Warehouse. Tickets

Manchester

Serial Killaz @ Antwerp Mansion. Tickets

Reading

Andy C x Outlook Festival Launch Party @ SUB89. Tickets

Brighton

WAH Presents… @ The Arch. Tickets

Oxford

Terraforms Presents Phil Tangent @ The Cellar. Tickets

London

FabricLive. Tickets

SATURDAY

London

Def:inition VS UCOJ Valentines Boat Party. Tickets

Hexagon Presents Philth & Jonny Bladei @ Work. FREE!

Cardiff

Function:al w/ Total Science, Digital & Blackeye MC @ Undertone. Tickets

Birmingham

Hidden Agenda (1st bday!) x Rumble In The Jungle @ Amusement 13. Tickets

SUNDAY

London

Soul In Motion – Winter Session. RSVP

Structure – Explorations (Jungle Mix) – Free Download

Do you like your breaks heavy and flying about? You came to the right place, London based DJ Structure provides you with some heaters and dubs….check it out.

 

Bringing the amens out for this one. Enjoy
Tracks:
1. Unknown-Untitled B2 (GBW)
2. Ricky Force & Mecca-The Essence
3. Headgear-Reach Out
4. Token-From The Heart
5. Sumone-Reject Reality
6. Double 0-Any Man
7. Spectron-Mountain Of Madness
8. Gremlinz & Aspect-Kilo VIP
9. MartianMan-Focus
10. Spirit-Jamming
11. Roygreen, Protone & Monologue-Prince Vlad
12. Paradox-The Bolide
13. DJ Trax-Braniac
14. Jem-One-Tortured Soul
15. Heavyweight Crew-Mallory Knox
16. Double 0-Midnight Oil VIP
17. Mutants & Kasious-Time Travels
18. Tim Reaper-Swarm Intelligence
19. Drum Cypha-Chaos Engine
20. Brakken-Grey Summer
21. Skitty & Nolige-Apocalypse
22. Detboi-Ice Cold (Blood On The Drums)
23. Parallel-Amen Delerium

Catch Structure’s Life.FM show 20:00 – 22:00 EVERY Friday.

Structure

FB 

 

14/2, Bristol. Noise Test presents: BLOOD TEST

Artists on rotation:

[SECRET GUEST]

War
[Dispatch/Utopia/Horizons/Methlab]

Crypticz
[31 Recordings/Diffrent Music/Cosmic Bridge]

MEDIKA
[Critical/Conspired Within/Nurtured Beatz/Diffrent]

Sam Binary
[Western Lore/Terabyte/Lockdown Recordings]

Thenticy
[Tsunami Bass Weight]

Underkind
[Gorilla Tactics/Red Alfa/Division Bass]

Ntropy
[Modulate/Singularity]

KERNELPANIC

Fudo Sound

Floresco

Loma

Malleus Stapes

TICKETS

 Blue Mountain Club

2 Stokes Croft, BS1 3PR Bristol, United Kingdom

Something Sinister Arising – Conspired Within Music ”Artist Collective LP”

Conspired Within Music based out of California has been a go to for fans of the deep atmospheric well spaced out forward thinking 170 music and they have something big lined up for 16th February 2018. The album being entitled the ”Artist Collective LP” hosts a smorgasbord of talent from the likes of Medika, Epilleptech, Out of Fuel & Akinsa. The artists serve the audience as the ”directors” if you will as they showcase this crafted almost horror movie like soundtrack, proving you that VA albums are not something that can be thrown together and not thought out.

 

Track highlights include fresh faced stateside artist Autosymbol,  ”Senseless” with its haunting militant pulse, heavy low end fluctuation and synths that corrupt the listeners well being. This ones a damager

Being extremely difficult to pick a favourite which is ever changing this release is definitely one for the sith lords of the drum & bass world. Another track i have to highlight is one of five bonus tracks featured on the physical copy of the LP, Epilleptech ”Shinro” is a awesome juxtaposition of techno, dub and profound harmonies

 

“Artist Collective L.P. features multiple artist’s on this special project which exhibits a variety of deep dnb styles and flavors, something which we take pride in”

Ryan Rossi AKA Conspired Within 

Below you can find a great selection of music bound together by an emphasis on percussive precision and atmosphere. One for the heads that know…check it out and hit up the label Bandcamp store to pre-order now on CD or digital; the LP drops there Feb 9th with all other stores following on the 16th.

Conspired Within Music 

FB : http://bit.ly/2Eqr9bA
SC : http://bit.ly/2C1A9P5

WEB : http://bit.ly/2sc26El
BANDCAMP : http://bit.ly/2nHOxYu

 

3/3, Bristol. 9 Years of Jungle Syndicate

LINE UP

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.

The Black Swan

438 Stapleton Road, Eastville, BS5 6NR Bristol, United Kingdom

31/3, Northampton. Soul Deep vs. Smooth N Groove

LINE UP
Big Bud (Soundtrax/Good Looking)
Conspire (Soul Deep/Smooth N Groove/Skeleton)
Dave Owen (Soul Deep/Liquid V/Mac II)
Furney (Good Looking/Soul Deep/Smooth N Groove)
Madcap (Creative Wax/Soul Deep/Smooth N Groove)
Malaky (Fokuz/Soul Deep/Smooth N Groove)
mSdoS (Good Looking/Soul Deep/Smooth N Groove)
Payback & A.K.A (Soul Deep/Smooth N Groove/Sheer Velocity)
Scott Allen (Soul Deep/Fokuz/Jazzsticks)
Soulstructure (Jazzsticks/Good Looking/Influenza)
Wyman (Soul Deep/Smooth N Groove/Influenza)

EMCEES:

MC Longman
MC PM
Redeye

TICKETS

CLUB 43

43 GOLD STREET, NN11RA Northampton, Northamptonshire

23/2, Reading. Subfactory 13th Birthday: DJ Storm + MC Moose

Subfactory 13th Birthday

Featuring

DJ Storm (Metalheadz) + MC Moose

NEIL MAC
SOLITUDE
TIMELESS
DEADLY P
CLARITY
MCS FLEWID
INNA
PURSERVERANCE
MYST MC

FREE ENTRY

Purple Turtle

9 Gun Street, RG1 2JR Reading, England

7-10/12, Southport. Urbfest 2018

Listed alphabetically

► Sound Systems

Electrikal Sound System – Full System
RC1 Sound System – RC1 Audio System
Void Acoustics – NSL Productions

► Main Stage Takeovers

1985 Music
Blackout
Critical Music
Dispatch Recordings
Eatbrain
Exit Records UK
Ish Chat Music
Neosignal
Playaz Recordings
Symmetry Recordings

► Stage 2 Takeovers

Bris-Tek
DEEP MEDi – Fri / Sat Night
MethLab Recordings

► Stage 3 Takeovers

24hr Garage Girls
Kaotik Kartel
Rumble in the Jungle Bristol
Second To None Music – Record Label
Tremor Soundsystem

► Day Stage / 4

SIKA studios

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Pool parties on Saturday & Sunday full to details to be announced in March. The full lineup of headline acts and over 150 artists will also be released in March.

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TICKETS

► Ticket Allocation

Please be aware that we are selling tickets per chalet. If there are 4 of you attending Urbfest 2018 you will require a 4 berth chalet, if there are 6 of you attending, you will require a 6 berth chalet, and so on!

THERE ARE NO INDIVIDUAL PERSON TICKETS SALE

► What’s included in the ticket price.

The price for the chalet includes wristbands for entry onto the festival site for the occupants of the chalet and access to all stages and entertainment we have scheduled for the entire weekend. The total price should be divided between the number of people sharing the chalet.

Chalets include heating, TV, cooker with cooking utensils, microwave, kettle, fridge, shower and bathroom appliances and bedding.

If you have any special requirements (disabled ramp or lower floor chalet) please email us at info@afterdark.co and let us know before making your Urbfest 2018 ticket purchase.

Once you have purchased your ticket you will receive an e-ticket for your allocated chalet. On the lead up to the event you will have the opportunity to add your room mates names to this list and they will then receive their own unique entry ticket.

Official Pontins Holidays

Ainsdale House, Shore Road, PR8 2PZ Southport

10/3, London. Back To The Beats

LINE UP

Krafty Kuts
Plump DJs – Official
The Freestylers
Deekline
A.Skillz
Evil Nine
Rennie Pilgrem
DrumAttic Twins
Jay Cunning
Jurassik
Conte Crux

TICKETS

Brixton Jamm

261 Brixton Road, SW9 6LH London, United Kingdom

Exclusive Interview: Compound Audio.

Compound Audio provide a full range of post production services to suit any requirements their clients have when developing a wide range of media products.

 

Founded in 2014 Dean Pratt aka Dapz has been supporting artists with audio mixing, mastering and post production requirements.

 

Compound Audio was founded in 2014.

What were you doing beforehand?

 

Without going into a lengthy bio.

At 13 I took up Dj’ing Drum & Bass and by 16 I progressed onto producing my own music productions in 1998.

Between 2000 & 2007 I sat many qualifications within audio engineering which gave me the necessary skills to further my career / knowledge within music itself.

Throughout my time Djing & producing (1996 to present) I have gone under various aliases such as: Dapz, Special X, Strugglaz (Crew of: Myself, Slipz, MC Bomma & MC $pyda) 1 half of the duo: SLiPZ & DaPZ and also 1 half of the duo: Silent Code.



Under these names I have had the pleasure to Dj not just in the UK but all over Europe as well as producing / remixing for some of the biggest names / labels in the business.

Before Compound Audio, I have always been mixing and mastering for myself and others from 2008, but at the time I never thought of turning it into a business.

The idea evolved when I was in partnership of running a record label and I was doing the in-house audio mastering, since then I went from strength to strength using skills that I never knew I had, this led to clients returning purely for mastering and here I am today working studio full-time.

 

You’re a qualified Teacher.

Does this help with organising your business?

 

For me, I feel that without organisation it be would chaotic as doing the job in the studio is the fun part, the admin side of things is not so fun.


Though this needs doing, having had the teacher training it helps me put things into priority order and working allocated days.



Planning ahead works for me I guess…

 

With 20 years of experience, you have worked across the whole board

( T.V Companies,Hip Hop Producers ).

You have worked with many Drum & Bass Record labels too.

 Last year you mastered Dj Futures Remix of Babylon which was nominated for Best Jungle Track of 2017…

What has been the most enjoyable project to master so far?

 

Hmmmmm!

Good question.

Although I have been blessed with not only meeting but working with some amazing people from around the word, I have learnt a lot about different types / styles of music and how certain key aspects in one genre might not be the right thing to do or apply when mixing / mastering in others.



I was stoked to be given the opportunity to master Futures Babylon remix as this track is huge and I know it has massive support from major Dj’s.


The original is one of my favourite jungle tracks from when I used listen to it on the tape packs (showing my age).

With that said, I have no preference, I give 110% on all music projects that are submitted to me but if I had to choose I would say… when I mixed & mastered over 4 hours of audio content for the computer game called…

(Dambuster – Homefront The Revolution).



It’s not something I get sent on a regular basis but this project took just under a year to complete.

The job itself had to be very strategic in order for the final audio masters to work with the “in-game-play” on the various sections of the game so that the trailer music does not clash with the narration and Foley sounds.

Mastering is not all that you do you also work with Audio mixing & any post production requirements.

What do all these entail?

 

At Compound Audio we are specialists in Mixing, Mastering & Audio production.

We provide a full range of post-production service’s to suit any requirement’s our clients have when developing a wide range of media products.


We try to cover many areas of “Pre & Post Production”.

Over the last year I broken down audio mastering into different types / styles to suit the needs and budget for the Clients giving them the choice to choose from digital mastering, analog mastering, vinyl mastering, mastered for iTunes and our newest service, Algorithm mastering.

This is not a plugin or a pre-set, its works similar to another well-known company out there (not saying no names) this can be a cheaper alternative yet still achieving a great result.

Other services we provide are…

Mixing | Stem Mastering | Trailer music / Game audio processing | Artwork | Audio Sample packs | Merchandise and more 

you can get a full break down and description via the website: www.compoundaudionet 

 

Artwork and branding is also something you specialise in.

Do you think that branding now is something that really needs pushing and needs to be focused on more?

 

Branding and merchandise have been around for years, it is more easily excessible these days and we have kept the mech to a minimum, I fell that it’s a great way to promote your company / business, not only is it for the musicians and beat makers, you can also sell the clothing to just the listeners / followers.


It’s not a necessity to push branding but if you have a following or maybe a promotion deal, it’s a great way to get people interacting.

As for the artwork, we have a motto, “You got sound, now get the look!”
.

Again, being able to do the audio post production, some labels or artists like to get the full package and have artwork made for their release or CD cover, we have in-house graphic designers to cover all this, and more.

 

 What can we expect from Compound Audio in 2018?

 

This year we are planning on putting together a record label using the platform that has been built up over the years, so much great music gets sent to us un-signed.

It’s kind of having 1st dibs on some tracks.


Also, as we provide vinyl mastering, we want to be able to follow this up and press / cut the mastered product onto vinyl for our Clients, 

as always we will continue to push promo’s and discounted deals throughout the year via the website.


Watch this space.

 

Final words,any special thanks?

 

I would like to thank yourselves Drum+Basics for giving me this opportunity to talk about Compound Audio and I hope for those that have never used us before feel the need to give us a try.

I would like to also thank my Wife, Ania, family and close friends.


A massive thank you to all of the artists and record labels out there that use Compound Audio for your post production needs, without you we wouldn’t be here today.

To all the up and coming / un-sung heroes, stay positive, keep aiming towards your dreams and don’t give up!!!

9/2, London. FabricLive

LINE UP

RM1: FABRICLIVE

Dj Marky (2 hour set)
Kings of the Rollers (2 hour set)
FUTURE CUT
DJ BRYAN GEE
Ill Truth
Skankandbass

MCs:
GQ (Emcee)
Inja
AD

RM2: P Money presents

P Money
Royal-T
Slimzee (history lesson)
TNA: T>I & GRIMA X AZZA
Capo Lee
Star.One
Filthy Gears
Kade

TICKETS

FABRICLIVE

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