Another cracking hit from Rudimental, it seems they can do little wrong. Since the Hackney collective rose to prominence in 2012 when their single “Feel the Love” topped the UK Singles Chart, they are well and truly working their way up the ranks, earning their fans in thousands and conquering the air space! The new Rudimental album “Home” is available to pre-order now on iTunes, and is set for official release April 29th.
Posts Tagged ‘Drum and Bass’
Tags: DJ Cable, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Events, Ginger Pubes, Jaguar Skill, Jaguar Skills, London, Music, Scala
Zombiemeat and Raider are currently recovering from a truly epic evening with the original ninja Mr Jaguar Skills, who played last night at the Scala for his Spring 2012 ‘Jaguar Skills and his Amazing Friends’ Tour. DJ Cable and Murkage were the first acts to start us off and they done an almighty job in hyping up the crowd-by 1:00am the main room was heaving and there wasn’t a reveller in sight who was not unleashing elated bass fury into their moves. Anyone who is fan or has already experienced a night with Jaguar Skills can just imagine how much buzz was flowing through the room by the time we were graced with his presence. The Radio 1 mixologist went down an absolute storm with his infamous lightning-quick mixing and uber mash-up skills. It was an aural assault of Dubstep to Drum n Bass, and everything in between, and I can honestly say I have never been part of such extreme dance mayhem. For the first thirty minutes of his two-hour set, we found ourselves being aggressively moshed around all four corners of the modest sized venue. The crowd went mental, and the epicness of his set done nothing for the safety of our internal organs. Suffering serious body crushing and headrush claustrophobia we battled our way to higher ground and relished a good deal of the set with ample body whipping and arms flailing space. An amazing night. At no point during Jaguar Skill’s set was there time to suck in the stitch and catch our breath; he banged out one epic tune after the next; having had the tickets and waited so long to experience the DJ on the top of our must see list it was certainly not a disappointment. I would recommend absolutely everyone and anyone to hit up a night with Jaguar Skills! I wouldn’t recommend the cabby office near the Scala though. I get a need when I’m leaving the club and I’m wanting to please it (that’s going to bed) and I’m usually on the roam so I need a car when we leave clubs immediately; 45 minutes into our journey lost and driving the wrong way up a dual carriage way I’m thinking we need to get out, but the more that I need it the less that I believe it. Thankfully we are alive so it’s all good… moral to the Lindsey OCS, is get the bus. All I can say now is bring on the next one!
2012 sets to be another landmark year for our masked hero. His highly successful mix compilation for Toolroom Records received critical acclaim, and he has now been donned the“King of the Comps”. The demand for Jaguar Skills in and outside of the UK has gone to new levels; we literally cannot wait to see to see what he pull out the back this year. Keep an eye out for forthcoming event information.
The following videos include “Ginger Pubes” and a rather special mash-up mix - more videos pending.
Also a special Raider shout out to the one and only legendary MC on the Mic Mr Stuuuuudiiiioooo…I’m sending one of these out to you (x)
Finally a message fellow lovers of the mighty Jaguar Skills – HoooOOOooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Jaguar Skills Toolroom Knights – Cookie Monster – Ginger Pubes (Jaguar Skills Remix) [Rated ****] (renegaderaiders.wordpress.com)
- Raider Votes “Jaguar Skills Toolroom Knights” No1 Album! HoooOOOooo!! (renegaderaiders.wordpress.com)
- Overview: LIGHTS – Scala, London. (matthewalexandermultimedia.com)
Tags: Computer Glitch, Drum and Bass, High Frequency, Mark and Steve, Music, Raider Podcast, Review, Soundcloud
Tags: Chase and Status, Drum and Bass, Festival, Moshpit, No Problem, Raider Music Posts, Raider Videos, Review, Video
Whilst I love a festival, I absolutely hate the crowds…a secret agoraphobic, I can usually be found on the peripheries of the stages relishing the music in the comfort of swinging arm space and completely avoiding the sardine kettling crowds. But at Wireless Festival Saturday 2nd July 2011, I found myself walking freely towards the front few metres of the stage in sardine territory [agoraphobic no-mans land] among a seemingly sparse docile crowd. This is the first time I’ve braved such close proximity to a stage and needless to say, the moment Chase & Status started their show the festivallers tidal waved forward with grimace bass faces, and my panic set in. Edging away from the front, but remaining close enough not to appear like a complete rave pussy… there was nowhere to hide. Chase and Status opened with their massive track “No Problem” and as soon as the drop came the crowd went literally mental. I had several bottles lobbed at my head and got caught between 3 separate mosh pits [the last few seconds of the video are the very moments before mosh rapage ensued]. What a show! Utterly terrifying, but amazingly epic and completely encompassing everything you would expect from a Chase and Status performance and a bass hunting crowd. Note to all viewers of my Chase and Status experience-apologies for my random ‘yeahing’ and ’woooing’; I was in a skull face bass trance. Also note the bellowing ’where’s the mosh pits?’ from the speakers followed by severe camera shakage and the end to the video….dum dum duuuum! Review/video pending for the Headline act at Wireless Festival 2011 [Chemical Brothers].
Tags: Bass Music, Dark Echoes, Drum and Bass, Raider Music Posts, Raider Podcast
Thank you to Southern Haze for linking us to their awesome new DnB track “Dark Echoes” produced by Rolla’G.
Monotony can resound in the DnB scene and many tracks fail to impress by sticking to a repetitious bass line and tempo; creativity is frequently lacking and pumping it up to 200 BPM is sometimes as exciting as it gets. However, “Dark Echoes” does not bore easy and should not disappoint. A subtle hint of jungle, a nice shift in tempo throughout, excellent vocals, a heavy wobble dominating the mid section and a well executed drop at 2:45; crank up the subwoofer fellow bass cravers and enjoy – we certainly did! Raiders will be on the look out for future Southern Haze and Rolla’G collaboration tracks and will be sure to share.
Tags: DJ Smoochi, Drum and Bass, Grime, Hip Hop, Ms Dynamite, N Zinc, Raider Music Posts, Raider Podcast, Taking a Mouthful, Video
Baptazia [Drum and Bass Church]: Super Sunday – Master x, Rhymes & Noisia + Holy Ghost VS Pendulum & MC GQ [SUPERB!]Posted: December 18, 2011 by Raider in Drum and Bass, Music Video Review, Raider Music Posts
Tags: Baptazia, Drum and Bass, Drum and Bass Church, Holy Ghost, Master x, MC GQ, Noisia, Pendulum, Raider Music Posts, Rhymes, Super Sunday, Video
As a follow-up to the previous Techno Church post, I thought I would share a video that is - in the wise words of MC GQ - an absolute stinker!! Truly epic editing from Baptazia…Enjoy!
Tags: 2 Step, Brixton, Drum and Bass, Garage, Katy B, London, MC's, Ms Dynamite, Newham Generals, P Money, Plastician, Raider Music Posts, Rinse 17th Birthday, Rinse Fm, Skream
It’s been three days since Rinse FM’s 17th birthday bash, and far from recovery this was certainly not an event to attend before a busy week at work. Arriving just after midnight, we were greeted by several police officers manning the Academy entrance. The queue was short, but like lambs to the slaughter entrees were lined up 5 at a time in display of a crowd of Brixton revellers, whilst a training sniffer dog was slalomed several times through the line. Once past the police and the sniffer dog, on to security who more than vigorously searched the bags, before entering the Academy foyer and to be finally acquainted by the heavy boom of the bash. Whilst somewhat pleased at strict security measures, needless to say the pre-entry atmosphere was far from tranquil and left an impending air of doom and anticipation as to what to expect from the event and crowd. Initially pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere, we were soon rather taken aback with the £2.50 coat room charge and the £9.80 total for a Red Bull mixer and a cup of water!
Entering the main room, the bass was enough to make your ears bleed and your organs shake. The academy aesthetics made for an interesting back drop to the acts and the light technicians offered an exciting display. However, what about the acts? For the majority of the time we stayed in the main room given the other acts appeared to be playing the foyer, which was a battleground of smokers trying to get outside, and entrees trying to get in. After some great sets from the likes of Youngster and Silkie and Quest; Katy B came on stage around 2, but disappointedly only played 3 songs? On the upside Ms Dynamite joined Katy B on stage for her last song and stayed on to perform an amazing crowd pleasing set- and boy did she smash it! Ms Dynamite played mostly new material; however given the crowd’s reaction to her, it would have been great if she stayed longer to play some of her old material. Followed on by P Money, Blacks, Plastician who appeared to be on stage for over an hour. Though the sets were amazing, through sheer exhaustion and anticipation for Skream feat. Sam Frank, it grew somewhat tiresome. During this time we witnessed several fights, and several more women being herded out the club doors, security was patrolling with torches at every corner and tension was certainly in the air. By five o’clock, the d’n’b tempo had reached superfast forward mode, and whilst loving the carefree frantic shape cutting, we had danced so hard we could no longer feel our legs, and with still no sign of Skream, we hung up our discoboots and left.
I am aware if you have carried on reading to this point, you may have the opinion that we did not enjoy ourselves. On the contrary, we had an amazing night; the music was banging, and the excitement remained throughout the night. However, amidst out d’n’b trance we completely missed the main acts, (Skream, DJ EZ, Artwork and many more), maybe because we did not find a ’third room’, or that they (as did Skream at 5:30) came on past 5. Given their status as headlining acts, there absence in our evening was disappointing.
We would definitely attend a Rinse FM bash again and would recommend it to all Rinse music fans, especially as London is distinctly lacking in good garage and grime events. Apart from the odd aggy face gurner expected at such events, the majority ’88 born crowd shared an unforgettable evening.
10/5 bass ratings. (This is a perfectly reasonable rating in highlighting the sheer epic attack of bass).