TiD&B Features: Interviews

TiD&B Interview: Matrix

Fans of drum and bass who have been following the scene from the late-90s will be well acquainted with the name Metro Recordings.  Headed up by Matrix, the label was home to some of his own earlier productions and also championed tunes from the likes of Optical, Cause4Concern and Fierce.  Around 2005, output slowed down [...]

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Posted on: 07/02/12 Categories: Interviews TiD&B Features

TiD&B Interview: John B

John B’s forthcoming long-player, ‘Light Speed’ – his first in over five years – is set to drop on his own imprint Beta Recordings next Monday, 6th February.  Exploring a number of electronic music styles including electro and trance but within the realms of drum and bass tempo, the collection of thirteen tracks deservedly destined [...]

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Posted on: 02/02/12 Categories: Interviews TiD&B Features

1Xtra Showcase: New Music Sessions – Youngman

When discussing talent in the D&B game, attention is usually given to the beat makers and purveyors, with less of a focus on the vocalists and MCs whose presence on stage or contribution to a track can totally transform a vibe with enhancing effects. So it was more than refreshing to hear that BBC Radio 1Xtra’s [...]

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Posted on: 25/01/12 Categories: Interviews Radio Shows TiD&B Features

TiD&B Interview: DJ Strife

If there’s one artist that knows the New York drum and bass scene inside out, it’s DJ Strife. Starting out as a teen, promoting for major events across the East Coast including Park Rave Madness in the mid 90s, her journey through to becoming an established and respected selector today, has been nothing but intertwined with [...]

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Posted on: 20/01/12 Categories: Interviews TiD&B Features

TiD&B Interview + Guest Mix: Broken Drum

Regardless of whichever radio show or podcast you’ve relied on over the past twelve months  to satisfy needs for the more melodic and soulful styles of drum and bass, we’re pretty sure you would have come across the sounds of Broken Drum.  Responsible for gems including the heart-wrenchingly beautiful ‘Closure’, ‘Genesis’  and ‘Get The Girl’, [...]

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Posted on: 09/01/12 Categories: Interviews Mixes TiD&B Features

TiD&B Interview: Klute

Commercial Suicide’s much respected rich back catalogue of tracks spanning over the past decade is testament to label-head Klute’s undeniably genuine passion and understanding of drum and bass.  Reaffirming this is the imprint’s latest offering, a various artists LP simply entitled ‘Commercial Suicide Compilation’, which was released last month.  Curated by Klute, it boasts a strong [...]

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Posted on: 05/01/12 Categories: Interviews TiD&B Features

Lady V Interviews Andy C at Electric Brixton, London, 18/11/11

Lady V caught a rare moment with Ram Records’ boss Andy C shortly after his live set at Electric Brixton, having played a spectacular 2 hour show in front of a sold out crowd, as part of his Andy C: Alive UK tour (18/11/11). Excerpts from the interview were originally broadcasted on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s D&B show [...]

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Posted on: 30/12/11 Categories: Interviews TiD&B Features

TiD&B Interview: 2Shy MC

2011 has proven to be yet another successful year for the inimitable 2Shy MC. Continuing to rep strong, with this year marking his fifteenth anniversary armed with mic in hand, 2Shy has graced some of the biggest raves in the D&B calendar; as a resident at unforgettable nights at fabriclive to the recent RAM UK South coast [...]

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Posted on: 19/12/11 Categories: Interviews TiD&B Features

TiD&B Interview: DJ Steppa

Leeds-based imprint Audio Warfare have dropped the jungle infused smasher by Serum and Northern Light’s ‘Don’t Let Go’, featuring the infectious vocals of Dee Bo General.  Repping strong as a fourth release, we thought it about time we caught up with the label’s main man, Steppa, award winning DJ and producer in his own right as [...]

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Posted on: 29/11/11 Categories: Interviews TiD&B Features

TiD&B Interview: Reso + WIN Tickets to Chew The Fat’s 14th Birthday, 18/11/11

If you heard Lady V talking about Reso’s gem of a track ‘Voices of a Distant Star’ – forthcoming on the ‘Fifteen Years of Hospital Records’ compilation LP – a few weeks back on the 1Xtra Drum and Bass show, you’ll know that we’ve been keeping a very close eye on  the talented London-based producer. [...]

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Posted on: 16/11/11 Categories: Competitions Interviews TiD&B Features

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