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Torn – A class above the rest ft. Serial Killers, Logan D and more

Saturday, 30 June 2012
20:00 until 02:00

The New Market Hotel, Bridgwater, Somerset TA64PN

A Class Above The Rest is finally here making it Bridgwater’s BIGGEST Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Electro and Hiphop night to date, this will be a complete road blocker!

On the night we will have a massive 12K of sound, intelligent lighting and multiple laser show plus dancers and fire acts for added entertainment, those who attended our last event know what to expect those who did not, prepare to be blown away.

SERIAL KILLAZ – TRUE PLAYAZ

Have been grafting hard in the studio lately, and with a selection of their dubplates being cained by DJ Hype all over his Kiss FM show, and plans to ink a deal with one of the scene’s biggest labels just on the horizon, you can see big things for this pair in the near future. With their dj sets Serial Killaz aim to create a live soundclash feel by utilising a huge selection of specials and VIPs from some of the Reggae scene’s biggest names as well as their trademark FX and shouts,recently touring the world smashing up clubs from Reading to Rome with their own blend of Ragga-soaked drum & bass mash ups.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Serial-Killaz-UK/386285912552

LOGAN D – LOW DOWN DEEP

Risen to prominence in the last few years, becoming one of the best up & coming DJs in the scene as well as running his successful label, Low Down Deep Recordings and presenting his own bi-weekly Kool FM show. In 2006 Logan D launched his label Low Down Deep recordings, with artists such as: Nightwalker, Majistrate & Nicol, Mutated Forms, Pleasure, Dj Sly and Dj Pacso providing the beats for what is becoming one of the strongest jump up labels in the scene right now.
http://www.facebook.com/LoganDrumandbass

BUGGSY (LIVE)

The fast spitting Rasta rapper and emcee from the district of St.pauls in Bristol, UK, not shy of entertaining crowds down to his poetic also african drumming based background.
First came to the Airwaves in 2005, On Rodney P and Skitz’s 1Xtra show with a smashing track produced by drum and bass legend Dj Die, Followed up by another smasher ‘Nail Biters’ Produced by Dj First Aid. Both tracks displayed crazy flows with loads of clarity which caught many peoples ears and they wanted more.He went on to do tracks with L.man, Harry Shotta and even 1Xtra specials. One night performing he met North London’s Skinnyman who took to his fast flows and brought him on his UK ‘Smoking Ban Tour’That year (2007) Buggsy also performed at Glastonbury and Glade festival and towards the end of the year there was alot of attention on him and he was being told left right and centre he needed to release something.
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialBuggsy

REDEFEAT & GRUDGE – THE SOUTH WEST #1 DRUM & BASS AND DUBSTEP DJ’S

For the past five years there has been a rumbling coming from the underground scene in the South West, many might have told you or may have suggested it was the sounds of the waves breaking on the sunny Newquay shores but those of you a little closer to home will know that this is the sounds of Newquay’s best kept secret, DJ’s Re-Defeat & Grudge Since starting out in Newquay and creating Code Red (Drum & Bass Crew/Brand/Night/Movement) almost 5 years ago now, Re-Defeat and his first recruit (and now partner of South West No1 Dubstep Night – The Dub Lounge – Grudge) have gone on to dominate everything Drum & Bass & Dubstep in Cornwall. Code Red has been included in many areas of the south west and have a big rep about themselves, also Co Hosted An Arena for the legendary Random Concept Global Energy Weekender in 2012, these Boys are playing some massive festivals including NASS, GLADE, and BOARDMASTERS, These Guys Are Definitely Ones To Watch.

Supported by some of the very best in up and coming talent.

Artisan – Rinseout
Subindex – One Lion
Splinta – Interface
4Sight – Element
Rellikk – That Night
Optik Crew – Jacked Beats

MC’S: Mr English, Ayerst, Bluejay, Jolla, Breaker, Asha, Crems, kray z Legz

Attractions.

-16+
-Dancers
-Nos Stall
-Live recording
-Drink promotions
-Fully licensed bar
-Merchandise stall
-Sheltered smoking area
-Firm but friendly security
-12k Element sound system

Travel Times.

15mins – Taunton, Burnham On Sea
30mins – Weston, Yeovil
45mins – Bristol, Exeter
60mins – Cardiff, Barnstaple
90mins – Plymouth, Swindon
120mins – Bournemouth, Birmingham

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Another new development, for those of you who are part of the Foursquare community. Weve created our own page which will keep you up to date with news in the DnB,Dubstep, and Breaks scenes. And also for updates of our parties across Europe and the world as we get to that stage.

Foursquare page : www.foursquare.com/dnblines

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How to get the latest DnB, Dubstep, Breakbeat news on your PC or smartphone as its published

RSS Feed

Most of you have seen the RSS logo on many websites but have no idea what its for or how to use it. True??

Well RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Sounds complicated considering one of the words is ‘Simple’…

Basically RSS is a way a website can publish all of its news in a formatted stream. As new articles or posts are added to the website then the RSS stream is instantly updated as well.

All you need is a program in order to read it in a nice format, without having to worry about the technology that is behind it all !!

Weve handpicked some applications for your PC and smartphone which will do the job for you, with some basic instructions for how to add any of the custom Drum and Basslines feeds we have made available.

Heres a quick reminder of the custom feeds we have available from the Drum and Basslines website :

Drum and Basslines Main Feed (all content from the site)

http://feeds.feedburner.com/DrumAndBasslines

Free MP3 Downloads

http://feeds.feedburner.com/DnBFreeMp3Download

Drum and Bass News

http://feeds.feedburner.com/DrumAndBasslinesDnbNews

Dubstep News

http://feeds.feedburner.com/DrumAndBasslinesDubstepNews

Breakbeat News

http://feeds.feedburner.com/DrumAndBasslinesBreakbeatNews

PC : FeedReader

Feedreader Screenshot

Website : http://www.feedreader.com/

Installed this earlier today and it does everything I was expecting. Simply install the program and run it. then click File>New>Feed and paste in one of the feeds from the list above, and watch it do its magic. Click on a post in the middle column and it will appear on the right side. If you leave the program running then it will update on its own as new content is added so no need to refresh or anything it will just work !!!

 

 

 

 

Android : gReader

greader Screenshot

Download link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noinnion.android.greader.reader

Available through Google Play store so should be easy to just search for greader to find it. A nice looking app with the same features as Feedreader above. Just have the link to the feeds you want to add and let it do its job.

 

 

 

iPhone/iPad : RSS Reader

RSS Reader Screentshot

A free app for your iPhone that can be found from a search in the app store which once again will bring you all the latest news as it happens!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are hundreds of other RSS readers out there that do basically the same thing and will turn that mystery about RSS feeds into up to the minute news and information wherever you are !

I hope youve enjoyed this little tutorial, but if you have any questions then log in the site with Facebook (link on right side) and reply to this post, or send us an email or post in the forum and we will help to clear it up for you.

Drum and Basslines – Yes we know about music, but we also know about technology as well !!

Malcolm MX Taylor

English – Interview – MX (Drum and Basslines, KrisisDnB, UK)

Recently I was interviewed by Kefir magazine for their very first issue! Kefir is a music and fashion based magazine from Ukraine so I would like to thank them for asking me to be interviewed. For our Ukranian/Russian readers heres the original interview link : http://kefir.in.ua/malkolm-mx-taylor/

Why did you choose this style from all variety of music area in UK?

The generation I grew up in was surrounded by electronic music of one form or another, starting with mainstream pop acts like Depeche Mode or Duran Duran and then evolving to Kraftwerk and then around the rave culture of Trance, early forms of Jungle, and Techno. It was really a natural thing that my passion would be some form of electronic music and Drum and Bass (and Breaks) brought a positive and happy style that I enjoyed.

From what did you start in music? Where your passion comes from?

I was part of the rave scene in the UK travelling across the south of England to outdoor raves to experience the enjoyment it brought to so many people at the time. Also by living in London I was exposed to a lot of the ‘trendsetting’ influences in music that all had the potential to be the next big thing in music culture. I never intended however to be a DJ. That came through 2 of my friends Joe and Lee who I met at a party in Bournemouth 10 years ago now and they were both mixing DnB and picking up the skills of being a DJ, and I decided to have a go myself. It all really progressed from there.

Tell us about the philosophy of KRISIS DNB project.

It all follows on from the previous question really. As I developed some skills at mixing, I was always listening to, and watching other DJs playing and picking up what I could along the way. That introduced me to DJ NeO who by chance happened to live 30mins away from me. We were both relative beginners in the music scene, but had similar skills in IT. The combination of our interest in Drum and Bass, and our skills in IT worked well with Internet Radio and after playing on a few other small stations we made the decision that we could not only work the technology better, but give opportunities to other talented DJs to get themselves heard without the selfishness and politics that we had seen ourselves in the DnB (and probably other) genres of music.

What do you think about the level of wellbeing of DNB comparing to other music styles? Is it close to Ukrainians’ mentality?

I didn’t choose DnB because it was popular. As I said, in my youth I listened to a lot of styles of electronic music, but as I got into my 20s my positive outlook on life brought me to more uplifting styles that saw happy people having fun and enjoying what they were listening to. From what Ive seen in Ukraine in their social activities, I see a similar mentality to mine with people very positive and enjoying the music they love whatever style it may be. In fact I would say Ukraine is a lot more open with people enjoying a wider range of styles on a single night compared to the UK where nights tend to be focused on 1 thing be it DnB, or Dubstep, or Techno etc.

Describe a person who listens to your music. How do you see him or her?

Most people who have seen me perform should be able to see my passion is not just for DnB, but also Breaks and on occasions House and Trance as well. I think that’s why I have enjoyed being in Ukraine, Belarus and Georgia so much as people just enjoy themselves in the same way I do.

 

Not long ago you had a concert in Donetsk. What did it go? What do you remember most of all?

Living in Ukraine (and Belarus) off and on for the last 3 years has given me the opportunity to see so many new places, and being a football fan as well when Vovan invited me to come to play in one of the host cities for Euro 2012 it was something I jumped at. I know Vovan worked very hard on the preparations for the party, and to show me around Donetsk as well, including even bringing Bohdan to help translate for me, it all made an amazing weekend. Black and White club is a cool place and perfect for a Drum and Bass party, and everyone I met there from the DJs to the people who came enjoyed the night.

Would you like to move to Donetsk? Are you going to come back to our city in the future?

Living in Ukraine is not easy for an Englishman who can’t speak Russian or Ukranian. There are so many challenges I have being here from simple communication, to government rules which I don’t understand. Donetsk is only the 2nd city in Ukraine I had visited at the time (Kyiv being the other). Both are very different places, and each has its own characteristics which make it special. I like Kyiv for its history and monuments, and Donetsk for its slower pace of life, open space, and different sights compared to the capital Kyiv. Yes I will definitely come back to Donetsk when I am next in Ukraine !!

Now you are on tour in Tbilisi, before that you visited Ukraine. How do you choose countries for tour schedule?

My original goal 3 years ago was meet with DJs Red Catz and Yellow Int in Belarus as they had a regular show on KrisisDnB. That is what brought me to Eastern Europe. I saw it was important for me being the co-owner of KrisisDnB to get to know the other DJs on the station no matter where they are in the world. The path to Belarus was always through Ukraine and I made good friends with DJ Fade in Kyiv so it was a natural thing to visit and see more of Ukraine as well. In the same way DJ Alex Rayden from Tbilisi played on KrisisDnB and we became good friends really during the brief war between Georgia and Russia in 2008. I decided then that I would come to Georgia as well. So really it is not about bookings or money, it is determined by the friends I know. That list of friends just gets bigger and bigger every different place I play at or see.

What is different in people from UK and people from post-Soviet countries that come to your performance?

To be honest there isnt much difference at all. I have now played 46 parties in the UK and 42 parties internationally so I have a good perspective on both. Maybe the only real difference is the different social cultures between the Ukraine and UK in that there is a much less drug culture (soft or harder) in Ukraine compared to the UK, but whether people take extasy or drink Ukrainian vodka makes no real difference.

What things influence the success of good DNB party?

To me it doesnt matter if there is 10, 50, 100 or 1000 people at a party. The key for me is did those people leave with a smile on their faces after. If they did then the DJs (and MCs) have done their job right! At the end of the day a DJ like me or anyone else is a performer there to entertain the people who come to a night. If I dont do that then I dont think I would get the bookings to play there again or in different places.

What can you suggest to people who want to organize hot DNB party?

Organising a party is a completely different game. I think the key is knowing your audience and their tastes in music. Drum and Basslines has not been an easy brand to run as even after 3 years of being here I am still not a Ukranian to know peoples likes or dislikes fully. But thats where I have enjoyed the challenge, and each Drum and Basslines party I learn that little bit more to make each party better than the last. I think the people who have been to each party would say they have seen the progress over the last year.

Not long ago Dj from Spain said that “Ukraine is an exotic country for Europeans, almost like India, but not far away from Europe”. How can you comment this quotation? Can Ukraine claim to be a European country?

100% honest answer…. Ukraine is still very much a soviet style country, but it is gaining more and more things that are helping to make it more european every time I come. There is a long way to go but it will get there eventually if it really wants to! It is down to the desire of the people and the governnemt when and how long it takes for that to happen.

A lot of people in UK are great fans of football. What do they expect from level of organization EURO 2012 Championship in Ukraine and Poland?

Im a realistic person and have used this comparison for how well Ukraine and Poland will do at Euro 2012…. If China hosted the World Cup it would be facing the same challenges of international tourists coming to a place with a different alphabet and language. The issue is always money and time, and what value the money you spend will have for your country after the event. Yes you could spend billions to make everything perfect, but that money is wasted if it has no benefits to the country after. In the last year especially I have seen a lot of improvements in signs written in both Russian/Ukranian and English which will help tourists when they are here. Ukraine is not a rich country and people in the UK know that, so they dont expect it to be like a Spanish holiday resort with English cafes or shops. I think both Ukraine and Poland will do fine, and it also gives you a good opportunity to put yourselves on the map for English people to come back again and again.

Standard questions from Kefir Magazine:

Is it important for a woman to wear fashionable clothes?

Interesting question….. Ukraine is a country of extremes, cold winters and warm summers. Ukranian girls are the best looking ive ever seen in any country (add Belarus to that list as well). To me personally I dont look to see if they are wearing fashionable clothes, but it does make a girl look amazing if they are wearing something nice.

What do you like to wear?

Im most comfortable in a pair of baggy jeans, tshirt, hoody and a cap most of the time. I normally wear brighter colors as I think that helps project me as a happy person which I am.

How can you describe your style?

The best way to describe my style is comfortable, outgoing, and baggy. I guess that really says I like the skater/bmx style even though I’ve never been any good at skating! As a DJ that makes me an entertainer for people, therefore what I wear when I go out to visit a party or to perform is a reflection of happiness. If im enjoying myself then I hope that makes others do so as well. If im wearing all black then it would mean im in a bad mood or going to a funeral hahaha.

Where do you buy clothes?

When Im in the UK I buy most of my clothes on the internet through online shops. It means I get a much bigger choice without walking around 50 different places to find what Im looking for. The choice of online shops is huge in the UK and means I can get something thats maybe just a bit different from everyone else. When I am over here in Ukraine then its slightly harder for me to find what Im looking for, but your outdoor markets (which I saw more in Belarus compared to Ukraine) are full of interesting stuff and i have picked up a few baseball caps and hoodys from over here.

What brands do you like most of all?

For trainers (you probably call them sneakers) I tend to go for Nike as they have so many styles and colours to suit whatever else I may be wearing, and they are also comfortable. Maybe 10 years ago I would have 20 different pairs of trainers in different colours so I had something to match. Nowadays I go for plain colour trainers which is much simpler. As I travel a lot it also means I have less to put in a suitcase! As far as other brands, I like DC for both trainers or clothes, Animal has some interesting clothes, Firetrap, Quicksilver and Billabong make some cool hoodys and caps. The important thing for me is not the brand name, but to have something more unique than other people.

How can you rate Ukrainians’ fashion so far? People that you saw in Ukraine are fashionable?

In general I think Ukrainians are a bit more reserved in what they wear especially in winter. When I walked around Kyiv during the winter all the guys wear almost identical black coat, black hat and dark jeans. The only way to tell people was by how tall or short they are hahaha. The women of Ukraine however are a lot more outgoing in what they wear in the winter and the fashions are different to the UK, but the weather conditions demand a more practical approach. In summer it is a bit different and people liven up a bit and the fashion is more similar to the UK, although it has to be said Ukrainian girls are much better looking than the UK and they styles here suit that perfectly! The male football fans who come to Ukraine for Euro 2012 will LOVE Ukrainian girls !!!

Interview by xzybin. Thanks for the help Vo1 Acidoff and Olga Kozlovskaya.

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