Sherelle joins our Fresh Kicks mix series with an hour of 160 madness!
The South Londoner is coming up fast in the capital thanks to her Tuesday night show on Reprezent radio, through which she spotlights key artists across the full range of the 160bpm spectrum.
A veritable goldmine of killer tunes, a listen through her own mixes reveals a keen ear for vocal-led tracks — whether it be footwork reworks or uplifting hardcore-tinged numbers — and a love for jittering junglistic breaks.
Fybe:One returns to future drum & bass label Diffrent Music for his debut solo EP in September, and we've snapped up a luscious little collab with veteran spitter Sense MC for an exclusive first listen.
Need some more bass in your place? Well, we’ve got you covered!
DJ Mag Bunker is a brand new event and live stream, bringing the very best in underground drum & bass, footwork, grime, dubstep and more to Work Bar in Angel, London every second Wednesday of the month.
To kick off, we're teaming up with Chicago footwork dons Teklife for a special live stream on Wednesday 26th October. Bringing fire to the booth will be DJ Earl, Sirr Tmo and Rinse FM's J-Cush, plus Dre and Sirr Tmo will be breaking out their legendary footwork moves on the floor too.
Hungarian upstart Jay Lumen has been doing the rounds for some time, with outings on Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, 100% Pure and Off Recordings. Now, the Beatport chart regular has decided to launch his very own imprint, named Footwork.
Despite the name, the three cuts that Lumen’s chosen to inaugurate the label with aren’t of the skippy Chicago genre, but instead a trio of robust, no-frills rollers; all snappy snares and winding basslines.
20/20 is a fresh new night set up by Ivy Lab, a drum and bass collective consisting of Sabre, Stray and Halogenix. The event promises to bring punters the very best of emerging fusions between drum & bass, hip-hop, footwork and future soul.
DJ Rashad, one of the pioneers of footwork, died at the weekend in his home city of Chicago. He was 34.
Teklife have announced the release of a posthumous album from DJ Rashad.
‘Afterlife’ will pay tribute to the footwork crew’s co-founder, who passed away in 2014. The album will feature collaborations with Teklife stalwarts DJ Spinn, Traxman, DJ Manny and more recent recruits like DJ Taso, DJ Earl and DJ Paypal.
The release will be the first under Teklife’s own label. The Chicago crew have put out a number of records through Hyperdub in the past, including Rashad’s ‘Double Cup’.
‘Afterlife’ is due out 8th April, a percentage of the proceeds will go to Rashad’s family.
Distal first came to our attention through his incredibly forward-thinking 'Attempt At Yellow' back in 2010. Four years after the release, it still sounds ahead of the curve and is akin to what a lot of current footwork and bass music producers are trying to create in 2014, though naturally Distal is doing his own thing once more.
Distal produces techno and jungle-influenced bass music with a distinct UK sound, despite his US roots. Kinda like warehouse bass music – made 200 years in the future.
Journalists and musicians tend to chase genres like toddlers do pigeons. It’s often a dizzying and frantic flap around in circles. So when history screams ambiguity it is good to relax into the understanding that ‘music is just music’ and stylistic grey areas should be paddled in, not coloured in.