Fri 18 Sep//Grounded D'N'B Event//Commix + Loefah + Blame + Wagz
+ Alex M
Doors: 10:30 pm
Price: £8.00 adv
Loefah is without a doubt a bastion of dubstep. His contributions to the DMZ imprint could be considered key moments in the evolution of the genre; whilst his remixes for Skream (on Tempa) and his recent Tectonic outing only serve to enforce this belief.
Bass is the primary function in his productions and with tracks like Goat Stare and Ruffage this can be heard to full effect. Bass is used to drive the tracks forward unceasingly, whether it be stabs, drones or squelches, the bass is relentless.
Unlike other producers (Skream, N-Type, Caspa and Pinch to name but a few), Loefahs bass excursions don’t venture into the wibbly wobbly sub-aquatic realms. Instead they attempt to shatter the listeners rib cage with frequencies that could be used by French riot police.
Blame (720 Degrees / Blame Music / Charge Recordings / Moving Shadow / Hospital Records / Metalheadz)
Blame is one of the most creative producers on the drum & bass scene - an accolade hard won over years of consistently breaking musical boundaries in an attempt to bring true innovation to the music that he loves. It all began in 1990 when Blame started to create tracks that would be synonymous with the early hardcore scene. Music Takes You, a project for Moving Shadow, saw him break into the UK charts and become number one in the dance chart; many books charting the early days of dance music have since credited this tune as a seminal moment in what was to soon become drum & bass.
After experiencing such early chart success, Blame decided to focus on his musical direction, and received critical acclaim for tunes such as Planet Neptune, also released on Moving Shadow. In late 1996, he joined LTJ Bukems Good Looking Records, and it was here that he began to try out more new sounds, soon becoming one of the labels most important artists. Blame mixed the second in the famous Logical Progression series. He not only made waves with innovative, space-age tunes such as Visions Of Mars and Alpha:7, but he also became one of Good Lookings best DJs, touring the world with LTJ Bukem.
In the last few years Blame has had numerous successful releases on Metalheadz, Hospital Records and Mampi Swifts Charge Recordings. The anthemic Avalon and Hindsight both appeared on Hospital Records Weapons Of Mass Creation LPs, and the highly anticipated Solar Burn dropped on Charge Recordings. Blame also launched a brand new project simply named Blame Music, to focus on a cinematic, experimental and almost film soundtrack style sound. The first release Hiro caused a stir throughout the drum and bass club scene.
One of our favorite producer teams for a while now has been Commix, the UK drum and bass madmen.
Eight years in the game now, the Commix sound has developed steadily since their first forays onto vinyl on DJ SS' Formation imprint and close ally Nu:Tone's label. Part of “The Future Sound OF Cambridge” their subsequent releases on established labels including C.I.A, Hospital Records and Horizons Music has made them popular with a multitude of top DJs including Fabio, DJ Flight, Lee, Marcus Intalex and DJ Marky. After originally being a trio, Commix became two in 2004, and since that time their sound has taken on an edgier and more wide-ranging style, with their diverse range of musical influences shining through in their music.
In 2007 they became the first artist to release an album on Golide’s legendary Metalheadz imprint with the album receiving praise across the board. The duo continue to develop their sound and prove their diversity with forthcoming projects including the “Recall to Mind” remix album, which features scene innovators such as Carl Craig and Burial.
From hard hitting dance floor smashers to liquid grooves, it's no mystery that Commix has been at the forefront of DnB for sometime now, hes emmense!