London's legendary De Underground record store has received a heritage plaque for contributions to 'UK hardcore, jungle and drum & bass music'. The signs, in this case issued by London Borough of Newham Heritage Project, are used to identify sites of cultural importance across Britain.
Happa has released the second instalment of his ‘Explorations In Music For Dancing’ EP series.
The London producer’s recently launched project “intends to break down, analyse and genetically modify dance music’s framework”, with each release focussing on a different genre. ‘Vol. 2’, which you can check out below, comprises three frenzied jungle mutations, and finds Happa ripping up and reassembling classic rave sonics into dizzying, futuristic shapes.
A podcast about '90s rave, R.O.A.R, is set to be curated into the British Library Archive.
After being launched by journalist Tom Latchem and former DJ Chrissy Richards AKA Cris.E.Manic in August 2020, the team behind ROAR: The '90s Rave Podcast has shared that the podcast will be immortalised in the British Library's Sound Archive.
AZ Magazine has announced the first five recipients of its 2020 Creative Fund.
Five recipients have been chosen by AZ Mag, an award-nominated online community and platform for Queer Trans Intersex Black People & People of Colour (QTIBPOC), following a successful fundraiser in 2020. A further five recipients will be announced at a later date.
A new book exploring the history of jungle and drum & bass is set to be published by Velocity Press this March.
Penned by Paul Terzulli, 'Who Say Reload' takes in words from the likes of Goldie, Andy C, Roni Size and DJ Hype, and looks over the musicians, samples and influences that fed into early drum & bass and jungle, and beyond. Interviews with key artists are featured alongside previously unseen images from the archive of photographer Eddie Otchere.