Lockdown in association with Red Dread Audio & The LDN Borough of Bass.
What better way to kick off the first weekend of every month?
Lakota presents Lockdown, bringing you the newest and freshest in Drum 'n' bass, Dubstep, Jungle, Breakbeat & Bassline.
For the first edition we thought there was no better way to start than with a history masterclass in Drum 'n' Bass, Lockdown bring together some of the early pionners of the 90's.
Four massive legends all known for their very own unique styling's, sandwiched between big hitting Breakbeat and Dubstep bass bin trembling heroes from the 00's.
Be warned this not your average history lesson!
Groverider (Radio 1Xtra)
Ask anyone in drum'n'bass what first inspired them to make music and Grooverider's name is sure to crop up. Not only has he notched up an incredible twelve years behind the decks, DJing everywhere from dingy illegal warehouse parties to huge outdoor festivals, but his legendary radio shows with longtime companion Fabio (first for Kiss FM and now Radio One FM) helped spread the gospel of drum'n'bass further and further afield. As resident at seminal London night Rage throughout its four year stint at Heaven, he personally oversaw dance music's evolution from acid house to techno and finally drum'n'bass.
The duo of Jay Hurren and Alex Banks defined the easy-rolling two-step of Moving Shadow Records during the late '90s with their recordings as E-Z Rollers. From the sun drenched Costa Del East they grew up frequenting local haunts such as Tiff's in Great Yarco in the late 80's. With a growing passion for repetitive beats they blagged their way behind the decks and thats how it all started.
They've made alot of music, most notably the Lock Stock n 2 Smoking Barrels theme 'Walk This Land'. E-Z Rollers are currently working on their 5th album.
From rare-groove to acid-house to hardcore to jungle, Ray Keith remained one of the most steady DJs on England's breakbeat scene during the 1980s and '90s. By the middle of the '90s, he had become one of the most inspired drum'n'bass DJs and remixers. His own productions, including the jump-up anthem "Terrorist," began taking center stage by the mid-'90s and Keith formed three separate labels -- Penny Black, Dread and UFO.
There is no end to Ray's talents; he is religiously in the studio every week producing and remixing tracks, constantly moving on to new ideas and looking to the future.
As ragga music finally made it into the mainstream in 1993 with Chaka Demus And Pliers, Shaggy, Shabba Ranks and others storming the UK national charts, it was left to just one home-grown DJ to fly the flag for British ragga music. A north London youth, Levy began his career DJing as General Levy, working his way through Vigilante, Java and Robbo Ranx's Tipatone sound systems. His live shows had to be experienced to be believed, as he exploded all over the stage, arms and legs flailing to the accompaniment of non-stop, infectious, raucous rhyming.
"This Song " Incredible" is written by myself General "paul" levy in 1993 & recorded on a Jungle beat for Renk Records in 1994, & still gettin pullllllllup in the partys & clubs & Festivals all over the place!! blessup M.Beat for Producing this "wicked wicked" Riddim. Injoy."
Krome & Time
Krome and Time are UK hardcore & drum and bass producers. They have made their name with various hardcore anthems as well as their drum'n'bass tune, 'The License and Ganja Man' (released on their own label Tearin Vinyl). In their early days Krome and Time went under the name Kromozone, when they released their early rave tune 'The Rush'. After their success with rave anthems, Krome and Time started doing DJ sets up and down the UK as well as europe and the world.
Laid Blak (DJ set) / 4 Sight / Lion Pulse / Jim Bitch / Mustard Gunn / Das Boot / Vital Team / Skanky Generals / Greedy / Jack Wittz / Miss Conduct / Joe Peng / Lowdose
£5 limited half price early birds
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