Andy C sells out 12,500-person Wembley arena in three days

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Drum & bass king Andy C has just made history.

The UK co-founder of RAM Records was announced as the first artist to host an all-night event at Wembley’s SSE Arena — and sold it out in just three days. The event, called “Andy C All Night Wembley,” will run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Nov. 17. With a capacity of 12,500, SSE Arena will be Andy C’s biggest show to date.

The event follows the producer’s wildly successful 13-week residency at XOYO, which sold out every night.

The producer enthusiastically posted about the event on his Instagram, saying “This one’s gonna be special! Let’s make history!”

Named best DJ at the Drum & Bass Awards earlier this year, Andy C has been making his mark on the dance music world for more than 20 years and is considered a pioneering force in the drum & bass genre.

H/T: Mixmag

Good Morning Mix: Dimension, Friction, Culture Shock, and 1991 go B2B in massive two-hour drum & bass mix

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As he gears up for the release of his debut FABRICLIVE mix, UK drum & bass savant Dimension is drumming up excitement in a big way. As if the stacked track list for the forthcoming mix isn’t enough, Dimension also recently tapped friends Friction, Culture Shock and 1991 for a nearly two-hour back-to-back rooftop set. Fans of drum & bass will find an impeccable blend of new twists and turns on classics in the lengthy compilation, along with a dynamic array of unreleased songs.

FABRICLIVE 98 is out May 25.

Watch the live video of the two-hour set on UKF‘s channel here.

Delta Heavy – I Need You

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After making their Monstercat debut in 2017, UK duo Delta Heavy are back with a feisty drum & bass heater, “I Need You.”

“I Need You” showcases the pure power and energy behind Delta Heavy’s music. Despite its drum & bass classification, “I Need You” contains elements of heavy dubstep in the first drop, blasting the listener with a relentless pattern of wobbles and bass. Just after the halfway mark, the duo build up into pure drum & bass madness, dashing to the end of the track in fast-paced fury.

The pair have been making waves on the label since their October show-stopping collaboration with vocalist HOLLY, “Stay,” and its accompanying remix package, which was released in late January.

Ryan Browne brings the heat with drum & bass remix of Gryffin’s ‘Nobody Compares To You’

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After a year of successful remixes and originals, drummer/producer Ryan Browne is back in 2018 with a compelling remix of Gryffin‘s “Nobody Compares To You.”

Browne kicks off his take on Gryffin’s October hit with a drum-centered introduction that leads the listener to thinking his remix will be a rock-oriented configuration of the song. As the bridge approaches, it becomes clear that the track will take a different direction. He dives into a drum & bass drop, layered with energetic loops of Katie Pearlman’s vocals. Browne’s rock- and metal-influenced musical background peeks through between drum & bass patterns, making this remix a dynamic, fresh take on the original.

Browne’s remix is out as a part of Gryffin’s “Nobody Compares To You” remix package, which contains other reworks of the song by artists like Codeko, Kap Slap and more.

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UKF releases 2017 drum & bass compilation mix

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UKF rounded out 2017 with the release of a huge compilation mix of their hottest drum & bass tracks of the year, spanning 23 tracks of fast-paced ferocity.

Along with several of the label’s favorites of the year, the 31-minute compilation also contains four cuts that are exclusive to the mix: Hybrid Minds’ “Solitude,” Flite’s “Progression,” Memtrix‘s “Numb Eye,” and Hillsdom’s “Second Nature.” Listeners will find these jewels tucked in between standouts like Andy C‘s remix of Pegboard Nerds‘ “Speed of Light” and Camo & Krooked and Mefjus’ “Mandala,” making for a dynamic blend of all subgenres within the fast-paced world of drum & bass.

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Camo & Krooked – Good Times Bad Times (1991 Remix)

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British producer 1991 had an extremely solid 2017, releasing a wide selection of classy tunes ranging from traditional liquid drum & bass, while also showing off his versatility with the neurofunk heater.

Continuing his fine form from the previous year, 1991 recently dropped another high-calibre track, a remix of Camo & Krooked‘s “Good Times Bad Times.” Leaving the intro and vocals mostly untouched, 1991 has directed his efforts into converting Camo & Krooked’s silky original track into one that is quintessentially drum & bass — a fact that sees him swap out the original’s atmospheric bass drop for a more conventional dance floor-themed drop.


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Jauz – Feel the Volume (Ben Nicky Remix)

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“Feel The Volume” is undoubtedly one of the tracks that propelled Jauz into the forefront of the bass community. Despite being released in 2014, the track remains a favorite of remixers.

Ben Nicky has just released his take on “Feel the Volume,” and has completely transformed the drop and added psy elements to it. Ben Nicky commented on the remix.

“I was always a massive fan of the original and it was great fun putting a mad hard twist on this anthem. It’s also become one of my biggest tracks in my sets across the globe this year.”

Jauz has shown his support for the remix, and he even played it during his 2017 Tomorrowland set.

 

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Julian Calor – Run Away ft Maggie Szabo

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Julian Calor stands as one of Holland’s most talked about new producers, with a knack for producing technical, yet melodious EDM that far exceeds his years.  Still only 24, the Dutchman has already dropped a full-length album on Hardwell‘s Revealed Recordings and headlined various festivals worldwide.

His latest track, “Run Away,” is another clear testament to his colorful and vibrant yet refined style. With hypnotic vocals courtesy of the ever-soulful Maggie Szabo, “Run Away” is an enticing mix of progressive builds and classic anthemic drops. Eminenlty captivating, “Run Away” combines a healthy dose of Calor’s dancefloor expertise with the power and drive of dance music’s newest frontiers.

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Murdock & Doctrine – On A Rampage (Rampage Anthem 2018)

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Undoubtedly one of the biggest bass music festivals in the world, Rampage is nothing short of a paradise for low-frequency lovers. While the festival boldly advertises itself as the “biggest drum & bass and dubstep party in the world,” it has lived up to these claims with some stacked lineups over the years, with 2018’s lineup featuring names like Andy C, Camo & Krooked, and Pendulum.

The upcoming edition’s title track comes courtesy of the perennial duo of Murdock and Doctrine. Aptly titled “On a Rampage,” the energetic single features long, flowing chord-progressions and a sawing bass drop, making it a perfect embodiment of the spirit and ethos of this unhinged festival.

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Jauz and Zeds Dead deliver heavy new collaboration ‘Lights Go Down’

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Jauz and Zeds Dead are both respectively wrapping up on career years as 2017 draws to a close. To celebrate two independently successful campaigns, Hooks and DC are linking with Jauz to cap off the year with a bang, teaming up for three back-to-back NYE performances and officially solidifying the union with some new joint music. Linking up for “Lights Go Down” the trio offer up a heavy-handed drum n’ bass-inspired setlist weapon that seamlessly complements both of their distinct production styles.

The three-man outfit show off their shared penchant for pitch-bending vocals and cinematic builds, as “Lights Go Down” spirals into a thunderous uptempo glitch-hop rhythm polished with head spinning, percussive assaults for the breaks. Charging into 2018, the Sharksquad factotum and his veteran Canadian counterparts have now both entered the A&R game, each founding imprints to begin to groom the next generation of up-and-coming DJs and producers with Deadbeats and Bite This. The new offering is being dually released via the two labels, and could hopefully usher in a more cross-label collaborations between these two acts in the future.

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