Bailey has been entrenched in drum & bass and jungle since the earliest chapters of the movement – his role on pirate station Energy FM, his residency with Metalheadz during its most era-defining Blue Note moments, his 10 year tenure at BBC Radio 1Xtra, the list goes on – but most importantly he’s still right in the heart of the scene now. Resolute, inspired, dedicated; he’s one of the most consistent selectors and supporters of the genre in every possible direction.
Above all, he’s one of the most articulate, incisive, deepest-digging and industry-respected DJs in the game. Foundation-deep roots and reference points and a stash of dubs you’d sell your soul for, his sets are singular experiences that join the dots and weave the genre’s many substyles. It’s why Chase & Status booked him for their RTRN II Jungle launch, why he returns year-on-year to Sun And Bass to curate his own party, why Serato have endorsed him in their Legends series… And why he remains just as in demand, involved and influential as he was when he first became entrenched in the movement.