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Gig Updates

After a short bout of man-flu I’m back on my feet and feel a little more inspired to update. This ones a quick one on all the chances you’ll get to catch my sounds coming to you live.


First off, bloom!

This one’s a residents special and the last chance you’ll get to come down for a boogie till the cold-ass winter’s on its way out in March of next year. Put it in your diary; Friday 21st at the Shakespeare in Derby.

Set times to be confirmed but I’ll be on after 10, hopefully a little later towards prime time so I can get on a heavy 3 deck mix-up. Expect a retrospective look on all my fave deep/tech and neuro tracks this year.

Plus, the world will most likely end, and its free all night so no excuses.

Next up is Basstrap:

On the same night as bloom (due to unforeseen circumstances) I’ll be opening up for Annix from 9pm till 10 covering the lighter side of dnb.

Expect the best of this years liquid with a deep tip to get the party started.

£4 in all night.

No matter what your taste in dnb there’ll be something for you this friday 21st December on Sadler gate.

Finally, you can catch my last show this year on Livity FM from 7:30 pm (gmt) on Tuesday 18th December at: http://www.livityfmradio.com/

I’ll be on stream2, halfway down the homepage.

Tune in or come down, or both!


Bloom! Sept 21st @ The Shakespeare


That time of the month is almost upon us again to go and get out regular dose of beats down at bloom. This month is turning out to be somewhat of a Jungle fest with Theory and XTC gracing the decks. So get your dancing shoes on and make the most of what we have left of this miserable summer before its too damn cold to party in the beer garden!



Bloom! – Aug 17th @ The Shakespere

Ez All!

If you’re in the area, I’ll be gracing the decks at Shakespere mid August with some of the finest, freshest cuts spliced with some of the best deep, tech & neurofunk dnb has to offer. Expect a heavy 3 deck mashup to make you bounce!

Free entry too, so why not!?


Grab some free mixes from the bloom crew over at: http://www.mixcloud.com/bloom-beats/

I hope to see you there 🙂

Bloom! 1st Birthday Bash – 18th May 2012


Its been a big year for bloom, humble beginnings have escalated into an excellent night which really highlights what drum & bass is all about; community!

Being a bit of a special Bloom this month, we’ve got Shookz coming to tear the place down! Metaphorically of course, as this being an outdoor night the only things you can really tear down are the patio heaters! We’ll give it a good go though eh people!

So, the line up….


..write up to follow


..possibly the longest name to put on a flyer! Comin up from ‘Landan Tawn’ to smack down the finest Deep, Minimal & Tech. Will slap some of his tunes up at some point..


..Bloom resident coming ‘wid di rinsin sound’, need I say more? Well..probably but I’m not going to.


..’greetings 45 bring, from Jah!’, representing Striktly 45 and Livity FM it’s Bloom’s resident Reggae, Dub, Roots badman selecta!


..Hip-hopping we don’t stop!..until 9 pm that is as we’re starting and hour early with Ste’s fine selection of worldwide 90’s Hip-Hop.


His and hers Drum n Bass xylophone! Mellow liquid at one end, tear out jungle at the other!

‘….this is clearly something not to be missed’, I hear you say. Well you are right my friend so etch the date into your forehead right now!

In addition to the cracking line-up we figured it wouldn’t be a birthday without cake so get down early to catch the Hip-Hop & goodies!

Remember, cake is a lie!

Peace, love & unity

Bloom! – Feb 17th

I thought I’d drop a little plug for my favourite local place to get yourself some proper underground beats.


Bloom is up next friday (17th February) with a roster of awsome local talent itching to make you move!


FREE I striktly45 sound


Miss Kendal



B2B residents all night, no big names, but we retain the massive music! Expect a good dose of ragga & dub followed up with the best Liquid/Tech/Neuro/Minimal/Jungle that drum & bass has to offer. All for FREE!

Its gonna be a banger, and it even looks like the weathers gonna be good (comparitively). So check in over at the facebook event and we’ll see you on the night!

I cant wait!

Local Upcoming Gigs

Heres a roundup of all the decent local undergound gigs coming up over the next month or so:

(Link to the Facebook events from the image)


Friday 20th January – The Shakespeare, Saddler Gate, Derby

Bloom is back on after a little hiaetus in December.

Great lineup of local, and not so local heads. As ever, this will be wicked vibes from the undergound.

I love bloom, its getting a nice little reputation for itself too. Long may it prosper!


  Friday 27th January – Saddlers, Saddler Gate, Derby

You like that crazy dubstep all the kids are raving on about? Yeah, me too. Its a good shout then to get yourself out for derbys biggest dubstep night!

Featuring many upcoming talents and some established local DJ’s you cant go wrong if this is your bag.


Saturday 28th Jan – Spanky Van Dikes, 17 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham

I just spotted this naughty little gig as I was writing this article. Its been a while since Ive partied to some dnb at spankys.

I have fond memories of CULT when it used to be there, fucking sick place. Love the vibes, epic sound system, and with a lineup like this for freebies!

No question, im there.



Saturday 4th February – The Shakespere, Saddler gate, Derby

These guys have been busy over the past few months building up another solid night at the shakespere.

Mainly dubstep-centric you can expect a lot of deep, deep vibes from this place, shakespere is as always, a wicked venue for a party.




Friday 10th February – The Sunlounge, 15A Wardwick, Derby

Ahh the mighty Deckadance, THE staple underground derby dnb night since forever.

Whilst Mr Pablo is off galavanting in foreign lands for a few months, the reigns have fallen to Phil Hustle of the exceptional Hustle Audio.

I cant stress enough how wicked this night is gonna be; Cursa, Pessimist, Mr Hustle himself, Ed:it, Expect & Snaps.

I dont think I need to say any more than that.  Be there!

Did I miss something? Wanna get your gig listed up here? Gimme a shout n’ I’ll put it up!