Posts Tagged ‘Drum and Bass’

UNITED FESTIVAL

I still haven’t got my ticket! Payday is but days away and I am itching to bag my slot and embrace – no, UNITE with my fellow ravers. Really, I should posting this after I have purchased, just in case I am completely shooting myself in the foot and the last of the tickets officially sell out. I will take my chances with music destiny, I will be unselfish. I will share the love!

This is set to be a banging festival. Truth be told, I hadn’t actually heard of this one untill several weeks ago. I suspect I should be ashamed of myself for not having heard of it, but there we go – it did only debut last year. I heard it through the grapevine, checked out the line up and thought OH MY RAVEGOD! I need to go to this. Pied Piper? DJ Luck and MC Neat? Grooverider?! Yes please! Take me back to the good old days! Who really wants to be sitting on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon, watching Time Team over an unwanted plate of brussel sprouts, longing for some filthy old school rave beats? Not this Sunday the 13th of September. Not on my watch!

Tickets are sadly no longer going for a mere £20. Last release tickets are now £40. But whats an extra £20 for an action packed day celebrating over 25 years of British rave culture, with over 150 acts and 8 arenas – all in one field?

Please save me a ticket! Possible review pending…FINGERS, TOES AND LIMBS CROSSED!

Tickets for this event can be purchased on the following websites:

http://www.unitedfestival.co.uk/

United Festival Line Up

SAAL

RRR is always on the hunt for something a little out of the ordinary! Thanks to PLAYGROUND PR, they have pulled it out of the bag [thank you for sharing!] For all those music lovers looking for fresh, quirky new underground sounds, check out the new track from SAAL. When I saw the title pop up in my emails, I immediately thought of the 2002 American science fiction thriller Signs written and directed by M. Night ShyamalanI. It is moments like this that you hope you will not be disappointed. I wanted it tp reek of extraordinary. I wanted to be transported; I wanted to feel like Abe’s Exxodus ‘avin it large at moon party on Oddworld. And yes I did! It isn’t what I usually go for, but who cares? I liked it, I played it several times, and that to me is all that counts. I am looking forward to hearing what else the talented SAAL has to offer.

‘Signs’ is the debut single to come from eclectic underground artist ‘SAAL’. Pulling together Eastern and Western influences she is an artist that needs not only to be seen or heard, but experienced. Compared by the industry to Kate Bush and PJ Harvey; SAAL combines styles, breaks genres and experiments with her sweeping vocal range to make music that is nothing short of hypnotic.

Of Dutch and Indian descent with a proportion of her family residing in South America, SAAL needn’t look far for styles to influence her sound. SAAL welcomes her roots into her music with open arms and the evidence of her eclectic background is crystal clear. Her productions are a testament to her talents and the influences that have created the link between the two. Since moving to London, SAAL has set up her own recording studio, allowing her to record and produce her own vocals and enabling collaborations with a host of electronic producers. Amsterdam, beyond providing her with a degree in music management, also kickstarted her now true love: electronic music. Bass, breakbeats, progressive house and trance have all played a monumental role in her soundscape; enhancing her desires to delve deeper underground and create music that’s dark, effective and laced with hyper-modern energy.

In addition to her adoration for all things electronic, SAAL is impacted by her love of traditional Indian vocals and instruments; the two combined capture her sense of exploration and her natural curiosity for experimental music. SAAL uses her music and her contrasting influences to skilfully show that there is more than one side to her. It’s her striking originality, euphoric live performances and an all round gorgeousness that earns SAAL her title as a truly captivating artist.

 SAAL introduces ‘Signs’ like something from a planet unknown with a nod towards something seriously sci-fi. Atmospheric vocals, low end frequencies and stabs of sonic bass come together to create something eerie and eclectic before the vibe transforms at drum and bass speed, forming something high octane and dance floor ready.

 

‘Signs’ – Release Date 25th September 2015.

Check out SAAL’s Social Links

Website: http://www.saal.london/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAALOfficial?fref=ts

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/saalofficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/saalofficialUK

Chase and Status

After an excellent year around the festival circuit, London duo Chase and Status are set to end 2013 on a high with the forthcoming release of their new album Brand New Machine. In contrast to the heavy grime, dubstep lines and wobbly breakdowns, the duo have leapt to the other end of the drum ‘n’ bass spectrum with the upbeat tones of their new single Count on Me. Featuring the rich vocals of newcomer soul singer Moko, her looped vocals are reminiscent of old school 90s techno, making this track anything but typical of Chase and Status. Count on Me is certainly easy listening and it is likely to appeal to a much wider audience than the duo has previously attracted. The high energy beat is perfect for clubbing across the spectrum, and the  drum ‘n’ bass rhythm section laced with pitch-shifted samples and syncopated keyboard chords, makes for a very slick production.

It isn’t my favourite Chase and Status tune of all time, but it is a great track and I certainly wouldn’t be changing the station when it comes on – and I suspect this will be frequently in the coming months.

Count on Me is Out Now!
Brand New Machine LP out on  October 7, via Mercury Records/Universal Music.

Chase and Status Website and Official Video

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.

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

 

Just listened to this remix of Maverick Sabre’s new single ‘Use To Have It All’ on Annie Mac BBC Radio 1. Oh my, this track is biiiiiiggggggg! Crank up the volume – the drop at 1:28 smashes it!  Delta heavy are certainly in massive demand at the moment, and for good reason their recent remixes have been pretty epic, but this mix up with Sabre is simply class. It is now official, I’m putting it out there…I have a crush on Sabre’s voice! 

Download the track here: http://www.detailsofmylife.net