It was only a matter of time before Blkmarket Membership fired off a salvo so large that the whole of the Northeast would notice. This event has gotten so much buzz since it was announced a couple of months back that pretty much every chance one could get from a slightly cheaper ticket is out the window. The good news is, if you still want to see the likes of Joy Orbison (Hinge Finger/SUNKLO), Boddika (Nonplus+/SUNKLO) and Joey Anderson (Deconstruct), you can still go on Resident Advisor and pick up whatever tickets are left. It’s fair to say they’ll be gone soon, so act fast if you want to see this epic event happen. Flier, link to tickets and tracks down below.
Sometime in the last decade the creative energy behind drum & bass production seemed to drain away. Song design focused on drawing a reaction from the club crowd and the breakdown->build->heavy-heavy-drop cycle seemed to be the only game around. Thankfully, that is a game former Bad Company member dBridge and production duo Instra:mental refuse to play. Working under the banner of their Autonomic club night/podcast, the trio put together a refreshingly refined and engaging mix of outsider drum & bass for the 50th edition of the Fabriclive mix series. This is a drum & bass mix for the people who once loved the music but lost interest with the ascent of the club sound as well as for those who were turned away by the over-the-top aggressiveness and clownish tendencies. It’s a welcome return to the exciting balance of the hard and the soft at the heart of everything once great about drum & bass.