November 30th, 2014 | Posted by Bailey Intabeats | Filed under Audio
I had the pleasure of hosting a guest show on NTS, one of the fastest growing underground radio stations from London.
NTS Radio was formed with no funding and the help of friends for a global audience that were tired of controlled commercial radio. Basic equipment was sourced and a shack in Dalston was borrowed to start broadcasting, curated by a small unpaid NTS team of three people. Three years down the line NTS has become one of the most respected underground stations having collaborated with brands such as Boiler Room and Red Bull while featuring shows from masters of underground music including Jeff Mills, Gilles Peterson, Gaslamp Killer, Frankie Knuckles, Dego, Lil Louis, Derrick May and many more.
Below is my the recording of my guest show featuring Klute as my special guest plus track list courtesy of the NTS mixcloud page.
There are many styles in the sounds of Drum & Bass. Right at the scary end of the scale you get Therapy Sessions catering for those who like their D&B super hard and dark. Not many people know this but (not blow my own trumpet too hard here but…) not only am I capable of DJ’ing at club nights with smooth sounds such as’ Bukem In Session’ and Fabio’s ‘Swerve’ but I also play at the harder nights for Virus etc. I was invited to play at one of two parties Therapy had in Portugal across Halloween weekend 2014. This club night was for the more than head strong with an all night line up of skull smashing DJ’s that included Evol Intent, The Sect, Hostage, Gore:Tech and more. It was a heavy duty night and a great experience for all the ravers and I who got the chance to let off steam in a big way. The dance floors in both room were packed to the rafters until close at 9am with the very last crushing track. Grab a look at my pictures from the night below.
I hadn’t heard of Sencity until I got an email from Utah Jazz asking me to play at their event in October 2014 but they’ve been running for over a decade now. Sencity brings together a new approach when throwing big parties. Firstly, a high percentage of the revelers on this particular night were deaf if not hard of hearing. However this didn’t mean the party was exclusive to this audience. All are welcome. Also, not only were there your normal DJ’s (in this case myself (Bailey), Utah Jazz, Furney, Bryan Gee, Grooverider, BCee and more…) but there was an ‘Aroma DJ’. What an Aroma DJ does is create different smells to match the mood of each tune. They use large fans to blow these scents onto the dancefloor. A strange concept for sure but the venue did smell lovely all night. Add to all this a vibrating dance floor, burlesque dancers, angle grinder girls, fire shows, live video jockey show, lighting specialist (flown in from Hong Kong) and a professional concert grade sound system and what you get is an all new experience, something I and some of the others of the DJ’s gazed at gobsmacked from the wings. Would I do this event again…? I most certainly would! If you’re open minded and fancy trying an off the wall party, I definitely recommend you try Sencity. Below are a few shot I captured on the night and there are more pictures courtesy of Sencity on their facebook page here.
October 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Bailey Intabeats | Filed under Audio
I’ve finally got round to uploading my personal archive of radio shows I’ve done on BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 1 and Ministry of Sound Radio. Here you’ll find some of your favourite past shows featuring guest mixes, interviews and features from some of the biggest names ever to be involved in Drum & Bass. The archive dates back as far as the year 2006 and even though I don’t have every single show, there’s a hell of a lot there. Head over to my radio page to download and relive these memories again by clicking here.
September 25th, 2014 | Posted by Bailey Intabeats | Filed under News
It is with regret that I no longer have the opportunity of presenting INTABEATS to you on Ministry Of Sound Radio. Over the last 16 months it has been a privilege to have the chance to showcase the music I love and some of the artists and producers I rate to a large and ever expanding global audience.
MoS have made a decision to explore other musical avenues and although I am of course disappointed I am also excited by what lies ahead.
INTABEATS will continue, with details to follow shortly but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone, particularly the listeners, who have supported the movement. I’d also like to extend special thanks to Bryan Gee, Fabio, Grooverider, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, DJ Marky, Ant TC1, Steve O’Connor, Lloyd Spring and Nathan Goodman for their hard work. In a short space of time I feel we have collectively achieved a lot for Drum & Bass on such a recognised outlet. I look forward to welcoming all the music fans to our new venture where we will continue to give a platform to the musicians, artists and producers who keep our scene so alive across the world.