Loads of news from jungle and drum & bass legend Mampi Swift. Not only is he revealing details of his album launch party, he's also got a free tune out now to celebrate! All the details are here, so read on to find out where the party's at, and how to catch the free tune.
Ingredients Records is one of the hottest names in drum & bass right now, with quality releases from Villem, Kodo and many others dominating the discerning d&b charts at the moment. But where do ideas and inspirations come from? Mark Recoil, another of the producers on the imprint, reveals a selection of his main influences.
In the hour I spent talking to Ant (Ant TC1) and Alex (Onset) a few things became apparent. Firstly, these two must be the hardest working men in music: secondly, they really, really, like their vinyl: and thirdly, running a label involves cutting out a LOT of stickers.
Ant and Alex together run Dispatch Recordings; one of the most well respected and proliferate drum and bass labels, and Momentum; a DnB night in Leeds which is soon to see its 10th birthday. They are also heavily involved with Outlook festival and Dimensions festival, which are held in Croatia every summer.
Read on to hear what it’s like working as event organisers and label heads, how you can get noticed by a large label, what isn’t right about Huddersfield, and why it’s not good to be a DnB diva.
Huddersfield is fast becoming a hot bed for drum and bass and dubstep, with a constant stream of nights popping up putting out the heavy bass sound. MOB Sound System have been running parties in the town since the scene's early days, and they return from a break for the festival season on September 15th with signature Electronic Bass night Liquid.
One event you won’t want to be missing this month is Lockdown Festival. Held at the NDSM shipyard, the line-up they’ve crafted has to be the best of the summer for Holland’s bass minded.
What a month this looks set to be!
The amount of good D&B out there right now shows that while the economy might be taking a nose-dive, the worldwide drum and bass scene is still going from strength to strength. There are a wide range of styles gracing this months column; collaborative efforts, remixes, split EP’s and more from across the globe.
Little Miss DJ, also known as our gorgeous Olivia Wilson, is a vinyl drum and bass, house and dubstep DJ from London. After playing at The Volks, in Brighton, she realised that she was destined to be behind the decks.
After only five months of mixing and playing live, Olivia played at world-renowned nightclub, Fabric, and gained a residency at The Union events. She plays the entire spectrum of drum and bass, from liquid through to dark and heavy jump up.
Brighton-sprung Jack Stevens and Dave Kennett, aka Spectrasoul, have been cementing their footprint in the drum and bass scene since 2006, and are now at the true core of the Shogun Audio brickwork. Despite their dense discography of singles and EPs, the aptly titled ‘Delay No More’ (not to be confused with the Cantonese insult) is their first full-length album.
Origin UK is one of the biggest underground and commercial drum and bass stations in the country. They’ve been running since the turn of the century, playing the old school classics and the new.
I am truly inspired by Origin and the family there, and I’m honoured to be a guest on the show every Friday. I chat to the guys about the origin of Origin…