DRS – count to 10 VIP
Spectrasoul – Always
Need for Mirrors – Slash
Frankee – Deep Down
- DLR – Seeing Sounds Album
- Alpha/Lymitless – Dark Fibbs
- Fracture – From Early
- Edit – Mad Day
- Asari – Just Go Nuts
- Babylon 3 – String Theory
Bite Me & Veak’s ‘Bruce Lee’ on Sliced Note Recs is a punchy catchy Jump Up tune that has gained support from the likes of Grooverider, Serial Killaz, Jaguar Skills and many more, its instantly catchy with funky stabs and snares and the Kung Fu film vox, achievement unlocked: devastating DnB banger!!!
Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr feat Beardyman – EAT SLEEP RAVE REPEAT – North Base D&B Bootleg Remix
All rights owned by the original producers!
Madchester music here and it comes from the trio NORTH BASE who 2014 played a string of festivals around the globe and this year sets them doing even bigger things! Here we see the lads go in hard on one of dance musics biggest tracks of 2013 called EAT SLEEP RAVE REPEAT made by the infomous FATBOY SLIM & RIVA STARR and of course the man with the plan BEARDYMAN! This one went off in festival land last year and now the lads release this track to you!
Last Saturday saw another packed out Pressure Front event at Mojo Chatham. As a regular attendee of Pressure Front events, I was particularly looking forward to seeing Mind Vortex play after catching them at Fabric before Christmas and realising they were some pretty talented guys.
When I arrived on Saturday at about 11pm, the place was already heaving. I have been to all but one of the Pressure Front events, and the thing that keeps me coming back every time besides the music is the killer atmosphere. I have to journey for three hours home from university on the train for these events but I always do because I know that it’s going to be a sick night ahead and I am yet to be disappointed. Too many times I have turned up half hour into these events and found half of Medway already inside having the time of their lives, and when it is kicking out time, no one is ever quite ready to leave. A number of times we have found the lights being turned on and people being ushered out because the sun has come up but no one has noticed or cared because as long as the DJs play on, everyone’s ready to keep dancing.
Mojo as a venue is perfect for such events due to its intimate size, with the DJ booth being on ground level making it perfect for getting up close and personal to your favourite acts. The new sound system, which was installed at the end of the summer, is a much welcomed addition to the place, knocking out crystal clear sound with all the bass necessary for having a massive rave up. At Midnight, Birthday Boy Richie Weaver stepped up to push the sound system to its limits and really get the crowd riled up before Mind Vortex came on and blew them all away. When they came on to play the place was absolutely packed out and the atmosphere was buzzing throughout their set – they really did not disappoint. They were a hard act to follow but by 2am when DJ Ollie and special guest Five Alive stepped up to play, the party was still in full swing. The crowd was louder, the bass was bigger and all in all it was a perfect reception for when Methodize rocked up at 4am to play. As a regular finisher for the Pressure Front sets, Methodize knows exactly what to play to keep the crowd jumping and last week was no different. He whacked out some massive tunes that kept the crowd strong to the very end and when 5am rolled round and it was kicking out time, no one wanted to leave.
The place is always packed out with faces old and new but something that remains each time is the appreciation for the decent choice music played. The organisers are pretty sharp at knowing what we want to hear and getting it for us, and each and every time they manage to top the time before with their choice of artists. Clearly word is spreading, because every event sees more and more people turning up and I always make sure to spread the word because I know these events are something that would get my fellow ravers hooked into to coming back for more. The line ups keep getting bigger and better, with appearances from Cynatific, Brookes Brothers, Randall and Bladerunner being just a few of the big names they’ve hosted. Regulars such as DJ Ollie, Richie Weaver and Methodize never fail to impress and they always get the crowd going for when the headliners arrive and keep it lively far long after they’ve gone.
Saturday was an absolute massive start to the year for the drum and bass scene in Medway and I can’t wait to see what Pressure Front come up with next, because let’s face it, they’re only going to keep topping themselves and I can’t wait to see what other acts they’ve got in the pipeline for us this year.
The next Pressure a Front event will take place at Mojo in Chatham, Kent on 18th April with special guests DJ Brockie & MC IC3
London’s most famous record store for dance music has officially closed down for good today.
Being at the forefront of dance music culture since its birth, BM Soho (formerly Black Market Records) was the hub of many music genres, including our own Jungle and DnB scene.
We caught up with the legendary Nicky BlackMarket, whilst he is abroad preparing for a gig and he expressed his deep sorrow at the news that has broken today “today is a sad day for the music industry and record shops. Although I have not been there for over three or four years, I have heard that they are looking to relocate. I really hope they can pull it off”
An official statement from BM Soho was announced on their Facebook page and read
“Unfortunately due to contractual dispute over the building that has been home of BM Soho for the past 25 years we have been forced to temporarily close. Our landlord has been certain that our address, will join the massive gentrification of Soho and regrettably we could no longer afford to fight the legal battle to stop that happening anymore. Unlike many businesses that have closed recently, BM Soho, BeatControl was performing well, so it is a massive shame to end this way. Fear not though we plan to be back bigger and stronger than ever very soon in central London. Until then we remain open for equipment in Edgware, North London and online at bm-soho.com. Thanks to all our loyal customers and friends, cheers for all the support over the years. We will keep you updated here as soon as we have news!
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BM Soho was one of the last men standing in terms of traditional record stores and we hope that they get a new location soon and carry on bringing us that unique service like it has done for many years.