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Nia Archives fuses old skool jungle, UKG, R&B and hardcore on her striking debut EP, ‘Headz Gone West’. Check out the title track now

Leeds-born, London-based artist Nia Archives will release her debut EP, ‘Headz Gone West’, on 29th April. 

Following a string of striking debut singles, which saw...

Gee was the latest guest to join R.O.A.R. podcast 

Bryan Gee has spoken about racism in the d&b scene in a new interview for '90s Rave Podcast.

Co-founder of V Recordings alongside Jumpin Jack...

Tuesday 15th August at Work Bar...

Bryan Gee will be joining DJ Mag this upcoming Tuesday 15th August at London’s Work Bar for a special panel discussion. The co-founder of seminal...

Interview with the Doctor, plus an exclusive Unreal remix..

Dr Meaker's live drum & bass sound has been making waves for a while now. We grabbed the good Doctor for an interview, and also...

Funk-dripped drum & bass head plays us his most inspiring tracks

Always that most steadfastly independent genre, today drum & bass is splintered into a panoply of micro camps. In one corner, the giant, fizzy-pop electro chords and high fructose rushes of labels like Hospital; in another, the clipped, dark minimalism and sub bass caverns of its most underground soldiers, the Critical crew.

The seminal tracks that altered dance forever!

In the mid-‘90s, drum & bass was the most futuristic, kick-ass, innovative UK-derived music around. After a gestation period in the underground, breakbeat science exploded into the mainstream, although that led to assorted TV ads and theme tunes and suchlike co-opting a d&b element to them. But because the scene itself was controlled by the DJs — Bryan Gee, Fab & Groove, Goldie, Hype etc — it was able to be steered back underground, so that by the end of the 20th century d&b was largely associated with the dark tech-step sound of No U-Turn et al.