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24 Issue 68 / 2014 DRUM & BASS / DUBSTEP Technology Suicide Kick The Groove GYSNOIZE Morning Highway Jetway Viagra Inferno GUESTLIST RECOMMENDS HOW IS DRUM & BASS DEALING WITH THE 'DEEP HOUSE BOOM'? Since roughly 2011, the general opinion is that house, and in particular deep house, rules supreme. So much so that D&B heads have recently struggled far too many times to snatch the aux lead away for themselves and fill the party with those fast paced break beats that we all crave so badly. Most cities are now filled with the admittedly tasty, rubbery bass that comes along with deep house, but how has the drum and bass scene actually dealt with this influx? Well, well by the looks of it, it's not even phased it. Recently we have all seen the drum & bass world climb higher and higher, commercially, and underground. The most recognised drum and bass labels (Hospital Records, Ram Records, Viper Recordings, Shogun Audio etc.) are all going from strength to strength, including having most recently been part of the very first Radio 1Xtra drum and bass soundclash. Equally, the less commercialised side of d&b, including the darker corners intended only for those who dare to explore them, show no sign of stopping. In recent years we've all seen the ascent of the likes of Audio, Dub Phizix, Icicle, Noisia,and many more. But arguably, the biggest "fuck you" to the house world is it's unbelievable ability to remix a house track, using all the influences and dynamic structures that D&B has to offer, and making it far surpass the original. Essentially, drum & bass has either stuck to exactly what it's best at, or it's moulded and adopted sounds from what is now the most popular genre. Since roughly 2011, the general opinion is that house, and in particular deep house, rules supreme. More at Problem Icicle ft. Skittles Dope Addicts Substainless Reality Xilent The Hook Rob Soundline Drift Off EP Tact Tokyo Jungle General Ranking Joe & Mar- cus Visionary Come to The Dark Side Victim D Lost Door EP Exploit NEW RELEASES Hot Cakes Records is throwing a super spooky boat party on the Thames for Halloween, and features Bass legends Deekline and A Skillz, plus fresh talent in the form of Lady Waks, Jurassik, and Tony Quattro. Set to be a big one, there are still tickets available online. EVENT PREVIEW HOT CAKES HALLOWEEN BOAT PARTY WITH DEEKLINE, A SKILLZ AND LADY WAKZ EVENT PREVIEW CALLIGRAPHY PRESENTS CONGO NATTY, NANCI & PHOEBE, DIRTY DIKE, DJ SAMMY B-SIDE + MORE Breaks, DnB and Bass on the Thames Jungle legend Congo Natty will be hitting the O2 Acad- emy in Oxford for a very special night in conjunction with current star of UK hip hop Dirty Dike. Accompa- nying Congo Natty will be the first ladies of Jungle, Nanci & Phoebe, and back- ing up Dirty Dike will be DJ Sammy B-Side. This unusu- al pairing is a rare change to hear two masters of their respective genres in action on the same night. In support of these titans of the modern Jungle/hip hop scenes will be Red-I/ Plato, Voodoo Collective, and Evade. All in all, this is a party that is set to be abso- lutely jumping. The best of Hip Hop and Jungle come together in Oxford @Aboard The Golden Jubilee 01/112014 @O2 Academy Oxford 8/11/2014

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