AZ Magazine has announced the first five recipients of its 2020 Creative Fund.
Five recipients have been chosen by AZ Mag, an award-nominated online community and platform for Queer Trans Intersex Black People & People of Colour (QTIBPOC), following a successful fundraiser in 2020. A further five recipients will be announced at a later date.
Drum & bass duo Ulterior Motive have called time on the project.
Announcing their split on social media, following 11 years together, the pair said a "challenging" 2020 had made them decide it was time for a change, following releases for labels such as Teebee's Subtitles (which put out their debut record), Metalheadz (which released their debut album 'The Fourth Wall' in 2014), and Shogun Audio. The duo also launched their own label, Guidance, in 2017, which will continue to put out records following the end of the Ulterior Motive project.
A new book exploring the history of jungle and drum & bass is set to be published by Velocity Press this March.
Penned by Paul Terzulli, 'Who Say Reload' takes in words from the likes of Goldie, Andy C, Roni Size and DJ Hype, and looks over the musicians, samples and influences that fed into early drum & bass and jungle, and beyond. Interviews with key artists are featured alongside previously unseen images from the archive of photographer Eddie Otchere.
Leon Chue, master cutting engineer at London’s Music House, has died.
The legendary figure in UK music production, who specialised in drum & bass and jungle dubplates, passed away in his mid-'40s.
The son of roots reggae producer Paul Chue, and brother of UK garage legend Wookie, Chue worked at London's Music House mastering studio for over 20 years, after joining the family business back in 1995.
Four Tet has shared a drum & bass remix.
Available as part of a remix package of legendary drum & bass producer Krust’s 'The Edge Of Everything', his first album in 14 years, Four Tet, real name Kieran Hebden, said his remix of 'Negative Returns' is "the first D&B track I’ve ever made!”.
Johney will release his new EP, ‘The Bees’, via Strajnah’s Deviant Audio on 10th November.
The Brno-based Slovakian DJ, producer and member of the Soul Ex Machina collective covers some varied stylistic ground on the EP, spanning jungle, half-time and dubstep with a common thread of low, growling bass coursing through its four tracks.
Below, you can hear the EP’s closer ‘Stutter Dub’, a searing jungle cut full of frantic breaks, roaring subs and a rib-rattling breakdown.