Behind The Rave: Four::mula

Hey Zoe aka Promo Zo! You are launching a new D&B event on the 14th July with a wicked line up with DJs like Bad Company UK, JJ Frost, Cadence, you of course & MCs like 2Shy MC, Moose & Funsta. How did Four::mula come about?

After many conversations between a group of good friends we soon realised that we were all of the same mind set when it came to missing the intimate venues and the real underground clubbing experience of good music on a banging rig under one roof. So, we decided to create what it was that we were all craving, a proper night of Drum and Bass music of all generations with super solid hosts.

Who else is involved?

There are four of us in Four::mula – Myself, 2Shy MC, Chris and Cadence and fortunately between us all we have many years of experience in Drum & Bass as either promoters artists or both. If I add up the combined years we’ll sound a bit ancient so I won’t do that!

Can you talk us through the line up and why they will be playing on your debut night?

Sure, headlining the launch will be Bad Company UK with a classics set alongside our resident host 2Shy MC. If you have been to events like Wavy Garms and Drum and Bass Classics you will know how insane these sets have been and we’re certain that this energy in a more intimate space will simply blow the roof off.

We have also invited Brixton’s Drum and Bass King Mr Jumpin Jack Frost who always brings pure vibes and those gully Planet V flavas. He and Funsta will no doubt make the Ton of Brix roll.

Adding to this short list of legends we have also invited the Mic general Moose, a total veteran in the game when it comes to toasting and mic controlling.

I’ll be there naturally plus resident Cadence, a Brighton born DJ and promoter who has been creating waves in the South Coast scene will be making her London debut. You will get to sample her sound in the Four::mula Drum and Basics guest mix.

What is the hardest part of running an event?

The hardest part of running an event in 2023 for us is the change in consumer purchasing trends post-covid. Due to the lockdown process, with venues closing, events cancelling and people’s lives changing at the drop of a hat; we’ve seen a change in the way people buy tickets. Previously people purchased tickets with absolute certainty of attending events but now it seems there is a fear the event may not take place and so ravers are purchasing tickets last minute. This can really affect the marketing strategy so we’re forever trying to adapt to the consumer changes and keep up with the ever-changing social media algorithms.

What is the best thing with it?

The best thing about putting on an event is seeing ravers leave with a smile or being told how much of a good time they’ve had. Your event could be the escapism people need from the monotony of day to day life and we’ve all needed a rave in our life at some point, I know I have!

Any tips for people who are looking into organising a dnb/jungle event?

My advice has always been to only start an event if it’s born out of passion. Don’t try and put an event on to make money, also don’t put an event on that you can’t afford. It is a risk but if you pour your love and passion for D&B into the event, over time your event and brand will blossom from it.

The event will be held at The Ton of Brix on Coldharbour Ln in Brixton, what can you say about this venue? 

We were extremely keen to put an event on Brixton. It’s such a vibrant area and to bring an underground residency to the area was a huge goal for us. We’d looked at a few venues but instantly were attracted to TOB and think this will be an underground raving destination for years to come.

What else do you have going on, Promo Zo? 

Next up for me will be Worried About Henry at Dreamland Margate on 24th June, followed by Hospitality on the Beach where I’ll be resident DJ for the week plus also representing Planet V, Four::mula 14th July at The Ton of Brix obviously! Pure Science in Maidstone, D&B Classics at LDN East, Hospitality In The Woods and Sundown Festival with more to be announced soon.

Release wise I have a Konnect (UK) release “Dystopian Summer” plus a Conrad Subs remix of “Six Foot Deep” due to drop at the end of July early August on Conjunction Recordings followed by a solo release entitled “Sandi” coming on In-Reach Records later this summer.

Any final last words?

I have to big up all the Four::mula team, all the artists and everyone supporting the cause and of course big love to Drum and Basics as always.

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Featured Mix: Everyday Junglist Podcast Episode 498 – Lubi J

Welcome to episode 498 of the Everyday Junglist Podcast!!

Episode 498 brings us a mix from the co-collaborator of Headspace Cdf, Lubi J!

Lubi’s mix starts off in Bladrunner esque fashion, the movie that is, with break laden rollers, switching up into some amen pressure, splashing in some atmospherics tunes, and finishing it off with a heaping spoonful of 160 vibes!! Released, unreleased, and older tunes in the mix!! Lubi J crushed this mix!!

Let’s meet our dj for episode 498, Lubi J:

1. Tell us about exciting upcoming gigs and guest mixes you have.

(If this goes out before Friday) I’m playing this weekend at the amazing vinyl-only night called Education Sessions in Bristol run by Dannerz. I’ll be playing back-to-back with Buzzby, who is an amazing DJ that I met through Optimystic in Bristol, but also happens to be based in Wales. Really looking forward to digging deep into the collection for this one!
Then the week after I’ll actually be heading to Croatia for my very first Noise Test, playing a set alongside some amazing headliners, including Noise Test’s own Medika, Chris Inperspective, Nominee/Outrage, Subject 13, Jungle Drummer, Phuture T and Threshold. Buzzby is also joining me there too and I’m planning on playing a set of all unreleased Welsh and Wales-based jungle dnb, in keeping with the festivals’ ethos, which will include a couple of my own tunes too!

2. What are 3 tunes that do not leave your USB?

Spirit – Dial VIP (Just an absolute killer – tears the dance up every single time and I just love how he switches it up throughout the track)
Digital & Response – Silver Lining (Seba’s Arctic remix) (I carry a lot of Seba tunes but this probably gets rinsed most, it works in a heavy set or a more atmospheric set – Seba is the king of balancing light and dark!)
Skanna – Nightstalker (when I’m playing more around the 160 tempo this one is a percy. Big hype classic. And the vocals and euphoric pads are just dreamy)

3. Tell us something that’s invisible that you wish people could see.

The inner turmoil inside a DJ’s mind that comes from simply pressing the ‘record’ button haha!

For more music from Lubi J and to check out the Headspace Cdf Podcast and events, please click the links below:
Instagram @ lubi_jay
Instagram @ headspace_cdf

Enjoy the sounds of Lubi J! Everyday Junglist Podcast!

1. Nasty Habits – Liquid Fingers (Goldie remix) [31 Recordings]
2. Paradox – Nord [Paradox Music]
3. Mako – One Reality [Metalheadz]
4. Workforce – Observer (Mantra remix) [Must Make Music]
5. Ricky Force – Get on up [Repertoire]
6. Park Shadows – Magic Windows [Straight Up Breakbeat]
7. TRC2 – ID – [ID]
8. Vince Rollin – Metaphysics [Danger Chamber Digital]
9. Hoxe – A special [unreleased]
10. ADM – Remnants [Scientific Wax]
11. Roni Size – Watching Windows (DJ Die’s Gnarly vocal remix) [Full Cycle]
12. Thugwidow – Contain Yourself [Sydonia Recordings]
13. Genotype – In my Dream [Deeper Sessions]
14. Eusebeia – Change your stars [Omni Music]
15. NonRev – Once the fire starts [unreleased]
16. Nine Windows – Mirror image [CNVX]
17. DJ Monita – Luv ta luv ya (’95 re-lick) [Future Retro London]
18. Antares – As the rain has settled [self-pubished]
19. DJ Crystl – Experience [Deep Jungle]
20. Boca – ID [Four Jacks Dub]
21. Shodan – Take me back to ’93 [Hyperactivity Music]
22. Fracture – Booyaka Style [Astrophonica]
23. Outrage – Passing through [Function Dub]
24. Double O – V for Victory [Rupture LDN]

Watch back: Unearthed Sounds Live – Settle Down & Dead Man’s Chest

Unearthed is pleased to welcome the talented breaks and jungle dream team, Settle Down and Dead Mans Chest into the studio.

Settle Down has emerged from the depths of Dorset over the past couple of years, with a slew of releases on E-Beamz, Blueskin Badger, Western Lore, and his own imprint Settledown. It is rumoured that rave is in his blood, living next to the rave mecca that was Fantazia summertime events, the young musician would put his head out the window late at night to hear the energy of Ratpack, Ellis Dee, and Sasha. heralding back to his heady youth Settle Down has treated us to a NO NEW MUSIC SET, strictly 1991 – 1993 Jungle and Hardcore.

Dead Mans Chest runs the mighty Western Lore label, having lived all over the world, the now Glastonbury-based music is in his own lane. Breaks, Jungle, and hardcore all fall under his knowledgeable umbrella. A passionate downhill mountain bike rider Dead Man, brings power and steez to this 140 breaks set, that could only be attained by being at one with the gnar.

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Featured Album: The Aerosoul Album by Leke Aerosoul

Compilation album featuring tracks from some of jungle and DnBs finest producers. Coming together to raise money for Leke and his family.

Released May 26, 2023

Kindly mastered by Bob Macc
Design by Blueskin Badger

1. Alaska – Aerosoul (2023 Remaster) 08:40
2. DJ Trax – Layers 06:52
3. Harmony – Optimistic 06:14
4. The Last Ronin – Mentwist 06:46
5. Deep Blue – Destroyer VIP 07:02
6. Seba – Love Cycle 06:02
7. Double O – Leke Funk 04:57
8. Nookie – Deeper 04:57
9. John B – Stay 05:17
10. Manix – Return To Belgium 05:03
11. Equinox – Summer Vibe 06:04
12. Madcap – Dedication 05:54
13. K-Super – Eternal Xtasy 05:18
14. Just Jungle – Stand Off Solid 05:35
15. Inertia -Serenity 05:52
16. ASC – Tears 08:09

Featured Mix: Samurai Music Official Podcast 57 – Eusebeia

English jungle maverick Eusebeia arrives on the Samurai Music Podcast following the release of his Omen EP, his second EP for the label. This podcast previews the debut Eusebeia Samurai LP [SMDELP10], set to drop in May 2023. Watch for the full announcement next week but for now, we present a full mix of all-new and previously unheard Eusebeia music, weaved together by its creator.

Eusebeia – Omen EP [SMDE31] is out now on White Vinyl 12″ and Digital –

Photo by Marita Bulimbašić

Featured Album: Devon’s Road Recordings – Time and Motion Volume 2 CLIPS

Clips taken from our 2nd compilation Time and Motion Volume 2 featuring 10 tracks from 10 different artists spanning the rave genre from melodic breakbeat tracks through to hardcore junglism!

Get the album here

Featured Mix: Subculture Mix Series.006 – Pheme

Based in Herefordshire, Pheme is a DJ who draws for the darker side of jungle and drum and bass. Her mixes are carefully curated, creating a journey with each mix. Pheme has supported the likes of Total Science, Jubei and Thugwidow to name just a few.

She also runs label Sydonia Recordings who have released with a number of artists such as Acid Lab, Thugwidow, Made2Faze, Veill and Subculture’s very own, De Cet. Pheme is really excited to be making her London debut with SubCulture on June 23rd at the Prince of Peckham.

Featured Mix: Strawberry Sundae @ EGG LND – Offspring

Featured Mix: 1 More Mix 055 – Ghost Hardware

Genreless, genderless, limitless… Ghost Hardware has served up the biggest mix we’ve had so far in the 1 More Mix series.

A wild ride that flexes creatively from 120 – 170, taking in everything from breaks to jungle, techno to grime, dubstep to house, the London artist has been waiting to put out a sonic statement like this since they first emerged as an artist four years ago in 2019. And trust us; they’ve gone IN.

It’s a mix of Essential proportions and it resonates with everything 1 More Thing stands musically and ethically. We covered Ghost Hardware’s No Reality label quite extensively last year when it launched. A label, movement and experience that they explained at the time was inspired and motivated by “blurring the lines between realism, surrealism, light, dark, fiction and non-fiction.”

Find out more about this mix, No Reality Music and the boss Ghost Hardware as they share their story and perspective in this extensive interview:…ghost-hardware/

Follow Ghost Hardware: @ghosthardwarednb
Follow No Reality: @norealitymusic
Follow 1 More Thing: @1morething

12/5, London. Subsidance @ Aaja Music – FREE ENTRY!

Subsidance are back at it in the Aaja Music Snake Pit on Friday!

Drumskull & Pressa new EP drops the same day so they’re going b2b to celebrate and are backed by some familiar faces!
There may be something else going down later in the year too

Drumskull b2b Pressa
Dubzie b2b Arkie
Hosted by Agman Gora.

This is a FREE ENTRY affair kicking off at 4pm and out at 12.30am.

Big up Luke Skyz Cullen on the flyer design

3/6, London. Distant Planet – All Dayer / Nighter @ Fox & Firkin

On Saturday 3rd June Distant Planet returns to its favourite South London pub for 16 hours of raving!
Advance tickets to guarantee entry.

Free Before 3pm / 3-7pm £10 / 7-8pm £15 / £20 after

Inside the ride
Equinox (Sci Wax)
Theshold (Jedi Hi-Fi / The Lost)
Stretch (AKO / Reinforced / Metalheadz)
Jungalice (RK Bass)
Louise Plus One (Distant Planet)
Hughesee (Distant Planet)
Sicknote (Planet Wax)
DJ Lessons (RedTek)
Ted Breaker (ICB)
Daytime garden vibes
Sherrine (Albion Hifi)
Gizelle (S.U.F.)
Terrorize (Eskimo Noise / Spiral Tribe)
Hughesee (Distant Planet)
Louise Plus One (Distant Planet)

Distant Planet will be hosting the ultimate summer jam at our favorite South London pub with a vast beer garden with music outdoors in the day, where you can sit in the sun and enjoy the vibes or take cover in the shaded areas and chill with your friends.
This 16-hour extravaganza will showcase a variety of styles, including Reggae/Dub, House, Acid House, Breakbeat Hardcore, Jungle, Techno & Drum & Bass, old and new. All played on vinyl.
Our custom lighting and all vinyl sets from top selectors digging deep will make this a great rave experience you can enjoy with family and friends.
This event is family-friendly in the daytime until 8 pm.

Ticket link

Featured Mix: ILIAN TAPE Podcast Series 093 – MANTRA

Representing real drum and bass at it’s finest, Mantra’s deep and emotive sound in the mix comes from an intense passion for the music. Together with Double O, she established Rupture as one of the most respected events & labels in the UK. Enjoy!