Law is a junglist to his very core, and as such, his vinyl collection goes deep, making him the perfect candidate for our Wax On mix series!
Based out of Hertfordshire, Ricky Law has been a key part of keeping his scene alive and thriving. The founder of old school jungle blog Drumtrip, he also hosts a regular radio show on Jungletrain.net, where his crate-digging skills are constantly put to the test — with impressive results each and every time.
Conduct return to Blu Mar Ten Music next month to release their sophomore album 'Oma', and we've nabbed lead track 'Omakia' for an exclusive first listen.
The duo — formed of Robin Andrews and Chris Edwards — dropped their debut LP 'Borderlands' last year to critical acclaim, scooping a nomination in the Best Breakthrough Producer category at DJ Mag's annual Best Of British Awards in December 2016, after initially featuring as Ones to Watch back in August.
For all its Hollywood glitz and glamour and bottle service bullshit, Los Angeles still lays claim to a thriving underground bass scene today. You can thank 12th Planet for that.
Apparently Netsky, or Boris Daenen, was too busy for DJ Mag’s interview. He’s certainly been keeping active in 2015, with gigs at Amnesia, Ibiza (for Together), at UMF in Miami and Tomorrowland Brazil just for starters. He’s also had the honour of remixing Jack Ü’s mega hit ‘Take Ü There’, and recently unleashed new single ‘Rio’ featuring the improbably named Digital Farm Animals.
His glossy, ultra-clean take on drum & bass has made him an unlikely regular appearance in the Top 100 DJs poll. Netsky’s got a pop sensibility that chimes with the youthful EDM audience.
Already two albums deep into his career, both appearing on accessible d&b label Hospital, he’s recorded with Beth Ditto and rising producer Metrik, and now finds himself playing the sort of stadium affairs normally reserved for the EDM big dogs. Those Stateside gigs for Mad Decent and Ultra are obviously paying off.
Since bursting onto the scene as a young teenager with epic hardcore tune 'Valley Of The Shadows' under the name Origin Unknown in the early '90s, Andrew Clarke has been immersed in breakbeat science. He started RAM Records in 1992 after borrowing £1000 from his uncle, and Ram 004 — 'Shadows' — contained the moon landing-sampling “31 seconds” snip and the “long dark tunnel” phrase culled from a BBC documentary about near-death experiences.
As drum & bass grew in the '90s he became one of its key playas, smashing into the Top 100 DJs poll at the start of the noughties and remaining there for the next decade and more. Usually the Highest Drum & Bass DJ in the poll, he's been voted back in again by his legion of fans — plenty of whom again were raving at his All Night Long sold out 02 Brixton Academy show at Halloween just the other day.
So what's been the highlight of 2015 for the drum & bass don? “Probably playing the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea!” he tells DJ Mag. “When you're growing up and dreaming of being a DJ, you can never imagine playing a gig like that. I was just dreaming of playing at my local club!”
In what was one of the best PR campaigns we've seen in recent years, Levelz - a collective of MCs, DJs and producers hailing from Manchester - drove down to London in a stretch Hummer for a special 2 hour show on Rinse FM.
Maztek is a drum and bass producer that has been rising through the ranks with his twisted neurofunk productions that have seen him gain recognition from some of the biggest names in the scene, and out of the scene - when he started to produce for Dutch hip hop crew Dope DOD.
Gerra & Stone are rising stars in drum & bass, their recent releases on Dispatch and Proximity fast tracking them into the record bags of D&B heavyweights such as DJ Hype, Calyx & Teebee, S.P.Y, DJ Marky, Kasra, Doc Scott, DJ Hazard, Randall, DJ Die, Nu:Tone, Ulterior Motive & more.
Twisted basslines and tech-y vibes galore, this is a perfect example of just how well the current Drum & Bass scene is doing.
Dr Meaker's live drum & bass sound has been making waves for a while now. We grabbed the good Doctor for an interview, and also grabbed an exclusive remix by Unreal for your delight and delectation (below)...
Noisia’s hometown of Groningen in The Netherlands has a population of fewer than 200,000. This number is half of the Insomniac-reported total attendees over the three days of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas this year, where the Dutch trio performed with Foreign Beggars as I Am Legion. While the population of Groningen might be intimate, it is the hub of Northern Holland, a teeming university town with open-all-night bars and clubs, and its own red-light district.