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Drum & Bass Listings
Day Date Event Club Time
Sue Verney
Legends Volume 2
Wednesday Swerve Ruby Lo
Diss, diss So she say
Wednesday S.O.M.E. Nights The Den
de tender kiss she won’t give yuh
Friday Fabricfirst Fabric
Man, it’s girlie stuff weekend toss ?
is this. Then tell her straight
Friday 06.11.09 Kool London bonfire bonanza Cable 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
Keep yuh cool it’s her loss
There a few artists that are held with such high re- table releases as Ed
Friday 06.11.09 Headthrash + Trouble & Bass Fabric 10.00 pm - 8.00 am
don’t be no fool if she want yuh
gard in production circles than Photek. His name Rush and Optical’s
Just one woman? You’re de boss!
his synonymous with the early evolution of drum and ‘Wormhole’, Goldie’s
Friday 06.11.09 Hospitality Matter O2 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
Nah, fish the pool She say No
bass and its growth throughout the nineties as well ‘Timeless’ and Stakka and Skynet’s ‘Clockwork’. Re-
Saturday 07.11.09 Epidemik Area 9.00 pm - 6.00 am
Yuh want respect, man she ain’t no ho
as several tracks that are still seen to be amongst the leased on Virgin Records sub-label ‘Science’ as part Saturday 07.11.09 Pure Science Arena 9.00 pm - 6.00 am
watch yuh style Yuh friggin’ fool
finest examples in the genre – his oriental inspired of a five album deal, they included a host of tracks Monday 09.11.09 Bite Centro 9.00 pm - 3.00 am
keep on movin’ and yuh must go!
masterpiece ‘Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu’ being the most cel- such as ‘The Seven Samurai’ and ‘The Hidden Cam- Wednesday 11.11.09 Dark Side Of London Gramaphone 9.00 pm - 2.00 am
up the pile. Now yuh blubbin’
ebrated. era’ that would cement his status as one of the most
Thursday 12.11.09 Atmosphere Decadence 9.00 pm - 2.00 am
She not want yuh like little boy
gifted and respected producers within the scene.
Friday 13.11.09 Beatdown Fabric 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
less yuh stay? say yuh lost
Operating under several different aliases including
Friday 13.11.09 Technicality Factory 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
Baby father all hope and joy
Special Forces, Aquarius, Code of Practice and The Jazz-drenched darkness that became his signa-
Saturday 14.11.09 Intent2Supply Hub 11.00 pm - 5.00 am
run away! Yuh miss de cuddle
The Sentinel, Photek – real name Rupert Parkes – ture sound was heavily used as inspiration through-
Monday 16.11.09 Bite Centro 9.00 pm - 3.00 am
Slap her down Yuh miss de kiss?
released his first track at the age of 20 and went on out the late nineties, with production outfits such as
Friday 20.11.09 Sanctity Hidden 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
and be a man Man, plenty of sisters
to release four full length albums and a vast amount Source Direct and Future Forces taking it to even
Friday 20.11.09 Dj Marky & Friends Fabric 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
plenty others around for this.
of singles and remixes. Jazz influences played a huge more intense and bleak depths. Although not com-
Friday 20.11.09 Metalheadz The Arches 10.00 pm - 5.00 am
round de town.
part in the processes Parkes used to make his music pleting his deal with Virgin, Parkes went on to move
Friday 20.11.09 Fwd>> Rinse Matter 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
– the intricate, heavily-edited drum patterns becom- to the United States and continues working within
Saturday 21.11.09 Funky Flirts Birthday Bash Lightbox 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
Yuh keep remember’n Grow up, man
ing the calling card of his earlier material. the industry, including film and soundtrack work on
Saturday 21.11.09 Labrynth 21st Birthday Hidden 11.00 pm - 7.00 am
tender kiss get in smart car
projects such as the 2003 film The Animatrix.
Saturday 21.11.09 Shut Up and Dance Factory 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
Say yuh never known drive her fast
Perhaps his most enduring works are his 1997 ‘Mo-
Monday 23.11.09 Bite Centro 9.00 pm - 3.00 am
such bliss? an’ drive her far
dus Operandi’ and 1998 ‘Form and Function’ albums
Wednesday 25.11.09 Organic East Village 10.00 pm - 2.00 am
Man, yuh snake She’ll show yuh
which are often cited as some of the most important
Friday 27.11.09 Playaz & Bukem Fabric 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
has lost his hiss! who yuh are!
LP’s in Drum and Bass history alongside such no-
Friday 27.11.09 Sudden Def Hidden 10.00 pm - 6.00 am
Yuh going soft, man Burn de rubber
loose in de head hear engine throb
move wi’ de brothers turn de wheel
or yuh be dead. and touch de knob
Forget de cuddle power of de road
Album Review:
wi’ cryin’ Rose will spread yuh load
Big, strong fella forget yuh heart
caught in panty hose? de mind or soul
Alix Perez – ‘1984’ – Shogun Audio
Album Review:
always de muddle just let yourself
wi’ bitches and ho’s. be in control!
Shogun Audio has and the blissfully rolling ‘Forsaken’ featuring Pe-
Right, give her another So- brother, jus diss
been steadily es- ven Everett & Spectrasoul are accompanied on
Sub Focus LP – Ram Records
now and then de tender kiss
tablishing itself as the 6 track vinyl release with equally DJ friendly
But, man, keep freedom ka, man, it’s scary stuff
a major label since its inception in 2004 with a tracks, like my personal favourite ‘State 808’. Following on from the huge success of the Chase full of the fairly simple,
from mother hen! is this.
string of high profile releases from some of the You’ll also find the collaboration with Foreign and Status LP ‘More Than A Lot’, Ram Records have incredibly accessible
hottest producers in the scene including Noisia, Beggars – fresh from their recent work with Noi- finally released this début album from Sub Focus. I dancefloor anthems
Spor and Break. In an equally impressive rise to sia – on the vinyl: ‘The Cut Deepens’ – a superb say “finally” because, if truth be told, this could have that seem to be able to
form, Alix Perez has to be regarded as one of the fusion of dark minimalism and dirty UK Hip Hop. been released a fairly long time ago, something that cross over and convert mainstream listeners . Its also
most promising and talented young producers in It’s on the 13 track CD release where you’ll find may have disgruntled some of the more inpatient very well produced and stylistically Sub Focus has
dance music at the moment. So it is a fitting turn the more experimental pieces - ‘Intersections’ amongst you, although ‘Timewarp’ and ‘Rock It’ have done well to establish an individual approach to the
of events that see these two forces come together and ‘Portraits of The Unknown’ the most obvious been available as singles for a while now so you can’t ‘Stadium DnB’ sound. The first track on the CD –
to both release a début album – 1984. 1984, A step away from Drum and Bass, perhaps a bit too complain too much. ‘Let The Story Begin’ - is an excellent example of the
reference to Perez’s year of birth, has been one much of a step for this grizzled reviewer. However Despite the lateness, this is set to be another huge big, clean, up-front approach to production that he is
of the most eagerly awaited DnB LP’s in years - a you’ll also find more stunning, club friendly rollers hit for the Andy C label, as the Top 10 downloads of so good at and has been the intro tune on more sets
testament to the producers rapid ascension to the like the beautifully dark ‘Suffer In Silence’ featur- Beatport show – at the time of writing, all ten were than you can shake a stick at recently.
A-List. The most striking aspect of the release is ing Zero T. The whole thing just reeks of class, taken up by tracks from the album. Ram has shown Tracks like ‘Deep Space’ and the deliciously funky
the broad range of genres and influences that are and although some of the more experimental once again that they know how to perfectly tap into ‘Vapourise’ are equally impressive, as are ‘Follow
encompassed – the cold, minimal rollers that Per- pieces might put off the die hard bass-heads, it the biggest audience possible in a genre of music The Light’ and the vocal based ‘World of Hurt’ – all of
ez is best known for are fused with Hip Hop and is impossible to deny the level of professionalism that is sometimes starved of publicity. Both this al- them highly polished and dripping with that big Sub
experimental down-tempo beats. It is this ability that Alix Perez has achieved. This is surely one bum and ‘More Than A Lot’ had an average track run- Focus sound. Continuing the recent trend of multi-
to draw on different genres and create a piece of of the best albums to drop in Drum and Bass for time of about four minutes – not particularly useful as genre albums, there are also a few in-roads into other
eclectic electronica that truly makes 1984 stand a long, long time. My advice? Go and pick up a a DJ tool, but perfect as radio friendly examples of the realms of electronica. The excellent Breakbeat piece
apart from the majority of other LPs within the copy, you wont regret it. kind of music that garnered so much attention and ‘Last Jungle’ and the grimey House number ‘Move
scene. The stepping, two step funk of ‘I’m Free’ publicity for Pendulum, Radio 1 in particular giving Higher’ both deserving praise for being superb for-
the album a good deal of support. ays into different aspects of dance music; equally
Its because of this ability to appeal to a mass audi- successful in their execution, as is the rest of the LP.
Raiden > 10 Top for NOVEMBER ence that shows how well put together this is. Its
Head of Offkey Recordings and critically acclaimed
producer Raiden runs us through his top 10 for November
Artist S.P.Y Artist Jubei & June Miller
Song The boy Cried Wolf Song Crisis
LABEL 31 Records LABELDub
Artist Isotone Artist Digital & Outrage
Song Mr Stabby Song Stand Firm
Artist Morphy Artist Rockwell
Song Tell No tales Song Full Circle
Artist Raiden Artist Meth
Song - Andromeda Song Sleeze
LABELRenegade Hardware LABELOffKey
Artist Dom and Roland Artist C4C
Song Jedi Song Paranormal (Raiden remix)
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