Issue 49 - March

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DRUM N BASS / DUBSTEP 35 7 Issue 49 / 2013 album of the month EVOLUTION SERIES GUESTLIST RECOMMENDS COMMAND STRANGE Shogun Audio, the pioneering drum and bass label formulated by scene-favourite and Radio 1 DJ, Friction, are coming with another huge EP release this month. Series 4 of the evolution EP is big, seriously big. Featuring tracks from the ever-powerful Icicle (check him out on Rinse FM), the Prototypes, Technimatic and the exciting duo of Optiv & BTK - this is not a release to be missed. If you���re a DJ - club or bedroom - you will want this in your collection. The first track from the EP from the aforementioned Optiv & BTK is the massive ���Understand��� ft. Sam Willis - check this track out for a little taste of what this EP will do to your life. Your ears will thank me. While you���re there check out the rest of the series, as you���d expect from a label run by a giant of the game like Friction, they all scratch that ever-present itch for top quality drum and bass. EVENt REVIEW FABRIC LEGACY For years the drum and bass scene looked close to home for talent, with the burgeoning scene thriving in the UK and only showing little pockets of love worldwide. Not anymore. In the last decade, producers from all over the globe have sprung up with their wide range of influences and styles shining a light on the scene. Command Strange is one of these artists - coming from the land made famous by Sacha BaronCohen (Kazakhstan, not Staines) with a deep and soul rumbling sound that is hard to ignore. His style would be classed as liquid, but tracks like Hyperbug would do wild things to any dance floor at any rave. With his tracks being signed & supported by legends of the scene such as LTJ Bukem, Marky, Fabio & Grooverider and EZ Rollers this is one name you don���t want to forget. Boasting cinematic melodies, thumping bass and crisp drums in every track, this young producer is set to make waves in the scene for a while to come. OUR PLAYLIST... We present you with 4 of the hottest tracks and mixes out right now... It���s hard to picture DNB without Playaz at Fabric. It���s more than just a night ��� it���s an institution. It���s the Eastenders of drum and bass (bear with me), East-London based, running forever, with a legion of loyal followers and always full of surprises. Head honcho is of course the seminal DJ Hype alongside DNB pioneer Pascal and a roster of DJ���s that will make your dilated eyes water. The 150th special boasted Marky, Hazard, Taxman... and that���s just part of room 1. So we���ve covered DJ���s, what���s next? Ah, the venue. When anyone hits Fabric for the first time, I think the scale and the complexity hit them first. Then the sound does. With more stairs than most clubs have watts, and more watts than most clubs have dust particles, it���s really something to take in. All rooms boast a bass thump that could knock your Nan���s teeth out. It���s an assault on the senses in the best way imaginable. When you stop to consider the artists, the venue and the people behind the scenes that make this all possible ��� it���s easy to understand why Playaz at Fabric is the byword for quality, and has been for so many years. 1. Ivy Lab 1xtra Guest Mix 2. Different Drumz Podcast Episode 4, Command Strange 3. Rene LaVice Insidious LP Mix 4. Critical Sound Kasra Bristol Promo Mix

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