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This year the mighty Lovebox Festival celebrated a decade of love! After days of torrential rain and what was set to be a rather damp and dull day for Bangthebox on Friday; the heavens remained closed, the rain mac firmly packed away, and despite some hefty mud swamps, the day was glorious and the festival as expected was excellent. 

Arriving just after 2:30 to hoards of  early birds at the festival gates; it took a while to get past security and there wasn’t a great deal happening at this time around the festival. If you head there next year, give the festival a few hours to warm up. When it does all kick off, there is a lot to see and do at Lovebox. Given we arrived so early, we didn’t expect to leave having only seen a few acts. But after several ciders, much roaming, and several clashes with the main acts this was the case. We did however see Ms Dynamite, Magnetic Man, Roska and Stamina…3 minutes of SubFocus and 10 minutes of Plastician… Not bad really. Ms Dynamite was pure class, and Katy B made a surprise appearance, joining Skream, Artwork and Benga on stage to perform ‘Perfect Stranger’ which was a highlight of the day! At 2:40 in the ‘I Need Air’ video England score-great moment! For £30 this was a top-notch day festival, and one I would recommend to all lovers of good music!

Car ArtRoska - Rinse

Ms Dynamite - Rinse

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TRACKLISTING:

01 Nina Simone – Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter [Sony]
02 Bloodfire – Gumbai [Digital Soundboy]
03 Zed Bias – Heavy Water Riddim [Digital Soundboy]
04 M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade – Body Language [Kammermeier & Merziger]
05 Justin Martin & Ardalan – LEZGO [dirtybird]
06 Roska – The Oracle [Rinse]
07 Seiji – Face Up [seijimusic]
08 Artwork – Red [Big Apple]
09 Baxta – Do Without You [Cheap Thrills]
10 Pangaea – Hex [Hemlock]
11 Tickles – Grinding [Roska Kicks & Snares]
12 Youngstar – Formula 2 [DDJ’s Productions]
13 Bok Bok – Silo Pass [Night Slugs]
14 Nightdrugs feat. Moona – Higher (Skanky Remix) [Nightdrugs / Moona]
15 Skream – Wobble That Gut [Tempa]
16 Breakage – Telepathy [Digital Soundboy]
17 The Others feat. Rod Azlan – Total Recall [Dub Police]
18 North Base – Fright Night [New State]
19 Dismantle – Warp [Digital Soundboy]
20 Breakage – Higher [Digital Soundboy]
21 Clare Maguire – Ain’t Nobody (Breakage’s Suck It Up Mix) [Polydor]
22 Roska – 480 BC [Tectonic]
23 Skream – Filth [Tempa]
24 Dismantle – Displaced [Digital Soundboy]
25 Redlight – Source 16 [Digital Soundboy]
26 Dismantle – More Funk [Digital Soundboy]
27 Baxta – Baby Girl [Cheap Thrills]
28 Dark Sky – Neon [50WEAPONS]
29 Die & Mensah – Firing Line [Gutterfunk]
30 Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover (BaBaBa) [Enchufada]
31 Skream – Daim [Digital Soundboy]
32 Breakage feat. Newham Generals & David Rodigan – Hard [Digital Soundboy]
33 Breakage feat. David Rodigan – Together [Digital Soundboy]
34 Die & Break feat. MC Fats & Bugsy – Peace & Dub [Digital Soundboy]
35 Shy FX feat. Kano, Donae’o & Roses Gabor – Raver (Shy’s Guinness Punch Mix) [Digital Soundboy]
36 Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie [Universal]
37 Mighty Diamonds, Mr Williamz & Yellowman – Pass The Kouchie [Necessary Mayhem]
38 Die & Break – Grand Funk Hustle [Digital Soundboy]
39 Benny Page – Turn Down The Lights [Digital Soundboy]
40 A Sides – One DJ [Clearskyz]
41 dBridge – Little Things [Metalheadz]
42 Breakage feat. Roots Manuva – Run Em Out [Digital Soundboy]
43 Die & Break – Tear Down VIP [Digital Soundboy]
44 Breakage feat. Jess Mills – Fighting Fire (dBridge Remix) [Digital Soundboy]
45 Dub Phizix & Skeptical feat. Strategy – Marka [Exit]
46 Dizzee Rascal – Jus’ A Rascal (Soundboy Special) [XL]
47 Gyptian – Hold You (Shy FX & Benny Page Digital Soundboy Remix) [Ministry of Sound]
48 Rene LaVice – Headlock [Ram]
49 Shy FX & UK Apachi – Original Nuttah [Williams / Lafta]

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!