“To take the flame is a massive honour”, says Radio 1′s new drum’n'bass DJ. “There is pressure on me,” Friction says, “Because I’ll be responsible for telling the world what’s new with drum’n'bass…”
“For all its dalliances with mainstream popularity in its 20 year history, drum n bass didn’t manage to score its first UK number one single until last month.
DJ Fresh helped dubstep to a more rapid ascension with its first number one, ‘Louder’, last year, and in February he dragged drum n bass up to the top as well with ‘Hot Right Now’, more than fifteen years after Goldie became the first dnb producer to be playlisted on Radio 1.
The chart achievement may only have lasted a week, but its no less of a milestone.
So why hasn’t this been more celebrated? Eddy Temple-Morris looks back at the long journey of drum n bass.”
Los Angeles- Get ready to make your best BASSFACE and feel the fury of the Pure Filth Soundsystem with BBC Radio1′s own Mary Anne Hobbs and Soul Jazz Records‘ Kutz, bringing their flavor of dubby goodness to LA, March 27th!
If you listen to Mary Anne’s weekly show, then you already know what she’s got in store for the LA massive & Kutz is definitely not to be slept on, so make sure to bring your earplugs & be prepared for Regal D to catch you making your bassface when you least expect it!
Local love provided by The Professionals (Pure Filth, BASSFACE, LA), the lovely Reid Speed (Play Me Recs, LA), Kutmah (Dublab, LA) and microphone madness provided by MC Kemst.