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BP², the New York City Drum and Bass promotions company has officially launched in London. A legendary staple in NYC DNB, BP² has teamed up with some of the US industry’s biggest event promoters including Webster Hall’s Girls & Boys, Slake and REEESPECT and has brought some of the biggest Drum and Bass DJs to the US shores including Rene LaVice, Spor, Goldie, Bryan Gee, Jumping Jack Frost, Wilkinson, Crissy Criss and Andy C just to name a few.
For the first time ever in the world of Drum and Bass, there is now a promotions crew representing both sides of the Atlantic, and what a celebration that is -London and New York have finally been united.
Co-Founder and US Director Will Luterzo had this to say: “We are really excited to announce that we have launched the UK edition of BP². For the first time, we have a voice in the UK and aim to bring our New York City vibes to London. We feel this New York/London link is an important step to grow the scene here and to show the UK what we have to offer as well. We have been after more recognition from the UK so we are really happy with this link up. We have some of the most dedicated fans who travel from all parts of the east coast of America for our shows, so to have support from the UK like this is key for us and the future of Drum and Bass in America. Our UK Director, Joe Warden planted the seed and we have got a group of like-minded individuals to come up with the blueprints to make this happen. I think everyone will be pretty excited with what we have come up with so stay tuned”
BP²(Boss Party and Boom Platoon) was created by two unique East Coast crews, each connected by the resonant sounds of Drum & Bass, and have been in the game for a long time. Bound by unity and passion for music, they’ve come together to bring world-class talent and incomparable events in the NYC area. BP² not only strives to bring DNB/Jungle to the masses but also to enlighten future generations.
Voltage, the worldwide Drum and Bass Dj & Producer signed to multiple labels including Shogun Audio, Spearhead and C.I.A has been quoted ” BP² are one of the best crews I have met whilst over in the States, the fact that they are branching out into the U.K excites me!! They know their music!! ”
Valerie Schiffino, another co-founder of BP² had this to add: “We are beyond excited to announce the launching of the UK edition of BP². Not only does it constitute a major event and accomplishment for us, but it will also tighten the US/UK connection which is crucial in building an even stronger scene and connection overseas for DNB in America. We have extended the BP² family and are extremely happy about this link. We are looking forward to working with Joe Warden and our UK group of like-minded individuals. Big things to come!”
Long time supporter of BP² and V Recordings very own Jumping Jack Frost says “It’s great to have BP² here in London. The BP² crew are like my family so watch out for big things here in the UK”
Joe Warden, the UK Director of BP² and PR Coordinator of the renowned music PR company The Zeitgeist Agency said “this is a celebration of two cities coming together to join as one big music unit and an important development in the expansion of Drum and Bass around the world. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Will and the team for a couple of years since meeting my now wife at one of their shows in 2014 and our relationship has gone from strength to strength. I’m privileged to have the support of some awesome people in the scene here in London to help bring this project to life and I’m massively excited to support Will and the team in their visions and the future”
BP² London has some big plans for 2016 and beyond. Their first show is set to coincide with BP² NYC’s 4th Anniversary show and will take place on November 12th in a yet to be announced East London location, the same night as New York’s. It will be a celebration of American DnB coming to London. With a very special line-up of some of the most pioneering names in the UK Drum and Bass scene, supported by some incredible emerging US talent, the BP² London show is not one to be missed. To make this even more exciting, the events will be video live-streamed to each other during the course of the night. Clubbers will be able to see their fellow BP² ravers on a big screen during the night and DnB fans around the world can view the nights as they happen.
The legendary underground radio station Pyro Radio that will re-launch on the 27th of April are on hand to lend their audio live streaming support to this night alongside EarPeace hearing protection.
Metalheadz’s very own Bailey has been quoted: “”If BP² London is anything near as good as BP² NYC, this is going to be killer. Can’t wait!”
To stay up to date with the latest BP² news, further info on tickets, venue announcement, Podcasts and line-up drops in the coming months head over to BP²’s Facebook page here.