“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…” Via blogs.independent.co.uk
“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.” Via www.thecmuwebsite.com
With the waves of Dubstep hitting the mainstream, many Junglists are seeing a resurgence in demand for top quality DnB and UK DnB MC Extraordinaire Skibadee thinks “Drum-n-bass can get bigger than before”
San Francisco- Tonight the streets are going to be shaking from the return of the Formation Records camp and Compression SF’s WODNB Sessions at Club Six.
The lineup is not the full on WODNB experience, but with SS, Bailey and Rollz alongside SF’s own badboy DJ’s 2Cents, Lukeino, Sharp, and The Heights and Colonel MC holding down the mic duties, Club Six will be throbbin’ well past closing time (4AM that is…)!
Los Angeles- Back in 2002, a young aspiring documentary film maker by the name of Valida Carroll, armed with a grant and a vision, set out to capture the essence of the emerging US DnB Scene. With hops in LA, SF, SD, and NYC, she takes viewers on a 60 minute ride across the country and grabs a great slice of American DnB history along the way.
I remember when Valida was in NYC filming and I always had wondered what happened to the footage. For me it was great to see so many of my friends and people that I consider family, so young and ambitious, telling the world why 170-180BPM beats make their worlds go round. Towards the end, there’s also a VERY interesting prophecy about the future of DnB and the re-entry of 140BPM in the scene- see if you can catch it…
Big shouts to everyone that has came, went, stayed in the scene- holding it down proper, I love you all! (and super big shouts to Dave (aka Eecue from JungleScene.com) for posting this up and sharing it with the world!!!)
San Francisco- One of the city’s longest running weekly DnB events, Shelter, is kicking off November by bringing DJ Squake up from down south in Nashville TN, along with local support from DJ Sharp (Compression SF) and I’ll be handling mic duties for the evening.
Squake originally came up in San Diego but moved out to Tennessee back in 2005 and in ’08, he teamed up with Hunter of Legion to start the “Represent” Drum & Bass weekly in Nashville. In the Summer of 09′, Squake launched his weekly show “Represent Radio” on Bassdrive, which he hosts every Friday from 5-7PM CST.
While he spends most of his time doing A&R and Design, he has been busy in the studio working on his Debut EP since being signed to the Sine Language imprint back in 2009.
Look for Squake to step up onto the decks around Midnight.
With Local Support from:
[Konkrete Jungle Worldwide / Compression / Bassline Rumble]