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ISSUE 107 /
MAY 2009
I’m really pleased that our cover star this issue is Jakes. I fi rst met Jakes when I moved to CONTENTS KMAG, PO BOX 56556,
Bristol in 1993. At the time I was involved with promoting an event called Ruffneck Ting LONDON, SW18 9EP, UK
with Dazee, Markee Substance and my Knowledge business partner Rachel. Jakes was just Features T 020 7183 0468, F 020 7183 2468
another young MC that used to come down but when our resident MC left Jakes stepped 26 Jakes W /
up to the plate and quickly became a crowd favourite. It’s much harder for MCs to make 30 Cover CD: Lucky Devil /
a career in the music business than DJs and producers but Jakes has always seen the bigger Revolution
picture and with perseverance, patience, an infectious personality and lots of hard work 34 Pat W Hendersen EDITOR Colin Steven
he’s done just that. He MCs for breaks DJs, produces dubstep, runs his own record label, 38 State Of Mind SALES & MARKETING Rachel Patey
has provided vocals for massive D&B tunes, the list goes on. I always remember Jakes telling 40 Vampire
me one day he’d be on the cover of Knowledge and I always believed him. The thing is, I’m 42 Digital Labels PHOTO EDITOR Cleveland Aaron
actually harder on my friends involved in the scene than I am with other people as I don’t 44 C.A.B.L.E. NEWS EDITOR Colin Steven
want people to say they’re only in the magazine because of favouritism but with the imminent 45 Martyn DANCEFLOOR EDITOR Colin Steven
release of his two massive EPs he’s earned it. You can read all about what Jakes is up to on 46 Jimmy Screech
page 26. 47 Black Canvas DIGITAL NATION EDITOR John Murray Hill
48 Mutated Forms
On this issue’s free cover CD not only will you fi nd a cracking hour long mix by Matt 49 Northern Lights FASHION EDITOR Rachel Patey
Impact featuring tracks from the Lucky Devil and Revolution labels (and friends) but also 50 Bal
some tasty samples from Loopmasters. Loopmasters are probably the UK’s top sample CD 50 Netsky DESIGN Bullet,
manufacturer and they’ve kindly given you 80 samples to use and abuse in your tunes. Just 51 PLK WEB OPERATIONS Kevin Youkhana
stick the CD in your computer to access the WAVs. If you use any in your tunes remember 51 AMC
to send us a copy! Next issue we have an extra special CD for you as well. We were the fi rst 66 Blame CONTRIBUTORS Adam Anonymous, Stu
drum & bass magazine to do cover CDs back in 1998 and we’re proud to bring you another 82 Optical Cronin, Matthew Duffi eld, Emily Hobbs,
fi rst. In issue 108 DJ Trax will be providing us with full length tracks. That’s right, totally John Murray Hill, Dr Khan, Chris Muniz,
unmixed, so you’ll be able to play them out if you so desire. Regulars Rahul Verma
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it’s taken us a while but we’re publishing another in early April. This one is fi ction and has 62 Digital Nation
nothing to do with drum & bass. It’s called Decade and it’s set in Scotland during the late 72 Dancefl oor © Phoenix Publishing (UK) Ltd 2009
‘80s / early ‘90s acid house era and anyone who went raving during that time will be able to
relate. Anyway, we have an interview with the author, Pat W Hendersen, on page 34 along
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