Jungle is back.
Born in the UK in the early ‘90s, during a period of explosive creativity, the freeform breakbeats of jungle became the soundtrack to many producers’ formative years before taking a backseat to more formulaic ideas.
‘Twenty Shot Sequence’
Forest Drive West
‘Just a Vibe’
A fusion of Jamaican dancehall, American hip-hop and Belgian techno, drum & bass is a uniquely British concoction born in multi-cultural London. But drum & bass doesn’t, yet, have the definitive book.
A few have told individual stories or given accounts of the early years, but Renegade Snares — a new book written by DJ Mag editors Carl Loben and Ben Murphy — tells the whole tale.
An OAP in Folkestone, Kent has had his D&B collection and turntables confiscated by authorities after ignoring repeated warnings from Shepway District Council.
Peter Tuppen, who is believed to be in his early 70s, was served a Noise Abatement Notice after numerous complaints from neighbours over excessively loud music.
After ignoring the warning, environment protection officers were forced to moved in, with more than 300 CDs, as well as Tuppen’s turntable and stereo equipment, being confiscated from his home, which was said to be “wired like a nightclub”.
Goldie has revealed the first tune off his forthcoming new album, 'The Journey Man'.
Titled 'I Adore You' and featuring D&B duo Ulterior Motive, it's one of the 16 brand-new tracks from Goldie that make up the double album, that's set to drop on 16th June via his own Metalheadz imprint.
There's a new album on the way from chart-topping D&B producer/DJ Wilkinson, with the first single from the new LP, titled 'Sweet Lies Featuring Karen Harding', dropping back in October.
In the lead up to the new record, we sat down with the affable music-maker, to find out his top five guilty pleasure tunes he loves to pump when no one is listening.
Snoop Dogg, Offspring, Papa Roach — noughties classics incoming!
The airstrike in France has sent Innovation in the Sun 2016 into chaos before it has even begun, cancelled flights have a knock on effect on resort transfers, leaving puddles of slightly intoxicated ravers in hot, sticky taxi queues at Spanish airports. Arriving at the club to check-in, we discover two Australian girls making an extremely polite and strangely happy complaint.
DJ Fresh announced yesterday that from January 2017 he will call time on touring, implying in a Facebook post he's quitting the music industry for good.
Daniel Stein (his real name) is famous for songs such as 2010 'Golddust' and collaborating with Diplo on 'Earthquake', and it seems he's decided to put his health first. The Sussex producer has suffered for a second time with thyroid cancer this year, admitting on Facebook: 'It's time to begin the next chapter of my life... And it's way overdue. Need to think about my health and life'.
The newest addition to the Shogun Audio stable is a producer who goes by the name Ed:it, who's been dipping his toes into the D&B waters since 2010.
Now stepping out on the renowned label with a new four-tracked EP, he showcases a knack for keeping things soulful yet gritty.
On the EP, Ed:it has said: ‘The whole EP really means a lot to me. It has new sounds moving forward as well as classic vibes that I’ll always want to utilise.’
Perhaps the best known D&B DJ ever, key player Andy C has announced details of his forthcoming UK tour.
After tickets for his Brixton date got snapped up in just 10 minutes, the Ram Records boss is spending October through to December spinning all over the country. He'll be stopping off at key venues, from Bristol’s Motion to The Rainbow Venues in Birmingham, Newcastle’s Digital and The Warehouse Project.
Metalheadz are a label that need no introduction. As of late the D&B heavyweights have been rummaging through a box of tapes in Goldie’s house to remaster some of their back catalogue — never before made available digital releases from the ‘90s. In honour of this, they’ve got Randall on the case to construct a ‘History of Metalheadz’ mix, which rolls through some of the finest ‘Headz tracks to bring back a few memories, and which you can listen to exclusively below...
We pinned the D&B legend down for a set of quickfire questions: