My sister and friend Diane Charlemagne passed away peacefully last night. I want to shout from the rooftops how much i love her and how brilliant she was. She’s left a permanent imprint on all forms of dance music with her brilliance, her humility and her soul. Soul music is music that comes from a dark place and transforms itself into beauty. Diane was the mistress of that. R.I.P chuck!
Chimpo in the mix for www.theblast.co.uk Who else but Chimpo would cut a dub that features a revoice of Turbulence “Notorious” on Loefah’s “Goat Stare”? … Expect the unexpected. Check out his “In Conversation” with fabric and preorder the forthcoming Fabriclive 84 Mix-CD by the man himself, out on November the 20th.
Welcome to a revitalised ‘The Next Chapter’ radio show, rebooted in podcast form for 2015. This is the first episode in what will be at the very least a monthly series of episodes, and yes! – I know it’s taken me a while to get started, but life gets in the way sometimes, hey…
Anyway, as always I’ve tried to represent the very best of the deeper end of Drum & Bass; in this mix you will hear past, present and future music by the likes of Breakage, Mako, Om Unit, Delta, Photek, Overlook & Gremlinz, Mikarma, Battery, Seba & Paradox and more (the podcast description should also show links).
DJ Flight is back in a new format rolling out the deep, dark, breaky and rolling tuneage including new Breakage(!) and lots more. This is her new website. Yes, we did miss you.
- Marcus Intalex – Sun and Bass Podcast #39 08/2015 (128kbps, 64mins)
Just over one month to go until SUNANDBASS 2015, and our new Podcast comes from none other than @marcusintalex. His closing set of SUNANDBASS 2014 showed us exactly what the festival is all about – but not content with just blowing the roof off with that one, he’s back once again to show us how it’s done. This one is chock full of freshness – good luck to the tracklist spotters!
- D-Bridge – All Calibre Studiomix 07/2015 (320kbps, 74mins)
An all Calibre mix made up of some of the music he’s sent me over the years.
Loads of blissful, unreleased tunes. Skillfully selected and mixed by Exit Recordings D-Bridge.
What a treat.
- Furney – FABRICLIVE Promo Mix 06/2015 (320kbps, 42mins)
Representing the more measured, musical strain of drum & bass, Furney is a name you’ll regularly find alongside LTJ Bukem in Room Two. He’s released on a fleet of major labels including Soul Deep Recordings, CIA and Liquid V but it’s his flourishing relationship with Bukem and the material he’s dropped via the seminal Goodlooking Records imprint that’s helped give him his sterling reputation for fuelling that specialist sound, something he plans to fully demonstrate when he drops his long awaited debut album via LD Music later this year.
Furney is the man, here is a new mix by him. Check the lineup and grab your tickets for next fridays fabriclive here. Cheers.
- DJ Marky – FABRICLIVE Promo Mix 06/2015 (192kbps, 60mins)
Earlier this month, the drum & bass legend that is DJ Marky announced details of his debut solo album, My Heroes. Comprised of 17 tracks, the album, which is set to be released on his Innerground label on 15th June, will feature an array of his notorious d&b funk, Brazilian flair and his trademark interlaced groovy percussion.
This following friday the launch of DJ Marky’s debut solo album “My Heroes” will be celebrated Fabric. I think it is safe to say we can expect nothing but highest quality playfullness and vibes from this man.