Miami- PHEW! We made it once again through a week of beats, bass, lots of beer and plenty of bootyshaking good times! One thing was for certain this year, Dubstep is here to stay and the laundry list of events that we made it to is a testament of just that. From Smog vs. Basshead to Dubstep Massive to Dub & Bass 2 and every other event in between, the hard hitting wobbly goodness was pumping out of speakers at almost every venue as you walked down Collins.
Seeing B. Rich and Udachi just absolutely MURDER their sets at Dub & Bass 2 was probably the highlight of the dubstep sets that we got to see, with DZ coming in a close 2nd, hitting the dancefloor with drop after drop of bangin’ tracks. We hear that our friend 12th Planet takes the grand prize for his performance at the Annie Mac DJ party, but unfortunately we missed it, but if any of his past performances are any indicator, then I have no doubt that this holds true!
For all the Junglists- The World of Drum and Bass was by far the best DnB event of the conference, 3 rooms packed with fans of breakbeat culture across the spectrum. The lineup was packed with top notch DJs and MCs, but for us, the 2 standout sets of the night belong to the Digital Soundboy Artist Showcase featuring Shy FX, Breakage & B-traits holding it down on the UK side & 2Cents (DJ Aye~n & DJ Mal) from Compression SF representing the best of the Stateside movement.
We wanted to make it out to Smog Vs. Basshead, Future Sound of Breaks, Techosluts, Bang! Bang! & a ton of other events, but unfortunately couldn’t cover the events and juggle performance schedules, so if any of you out there have reviews/details you think we should include from any of the events from this year’s WMC, please shoot us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org
San Francisco-Compression SF & Rukkuz Muzik in association with Formation Records are getting ready to set off the 2010 US WODNB Tour in high style next week with an amazing lineup packed full of artists that are sure to bring their A-game and enough diversity to please a wide majority of bassline connoisseurs.
Though the night is going to be featuring a ton of UK-based talent, the lineup of DJ’s from the US is something to pay attention to. With many of them having releases available for sale at major online music outlets that are charting well and getting rotation on both online and broadcast radio here in America as well as across the pond, the Stateside contingency this year is primed and ready to show the world what we’ve been up to over the last 12 months.
If you’ve missed the madness in the past, check out this video from ’08:
1015 Folsom (aka 103 Harriet) is sure to be rammed to the rafters & filled with some seriously heavy bass for your face, so if you haven’t gotten your pre-sales yet, definitely make sure to grab your discount tix here and bring your camera’s, lighters and a case of Red Bull because with the number of killer tunes getting dropped all night, you’re going to need the energy!
Miami- This year, the longest running DnB event at the annual Winter Music Conference, The World of Drum & Bass, returns to the Miami for it’s eleventh successive year to showcase some of the world’s biggest and best on an international stage & help celebrate 20 years of Formation Records!
If you’re yet to experience The World of Drum & Bass @ WMC then your missing out on the best night of breaks, beats and bass this side of the Atlantic!