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.
A week before the Sunandbass festival in Sardinia, they joined forces with InnerSoul and the U Understand Me Music family for a intimate fundraiser for MC Fats. As you can imagine from the line up below, it was a non-stop flow of quality music from beginning to end. I have a sneaky feeling some of the sets were recorded. Let’s wait and see. In the mean time, have a look below at a few pictures I captured on the night.
August 28th, 2014 | Posted by Bailey Intabeats | Filed under Pictures
I headed to BBC Broadcasting House in Central London to show support for Crissy Criss on his last show after 10 years of presenting on 1Xtra. In a way I felt I owed it to him. When I left 1Xtra almost two years before, Crissy remained supportive of what I do calling out on air how much he missed his former radio partner in crime and even inviting me to do a guest mix on his show a just few months after I’d left. Quite a noble thing as normal practice for most presenters would’ve been not to mention anyone who had left, treating their names like a dirty word. Naturally, plenty of faces from the Drum & Bass fraternity felt the same about Crissy’s devotion and showed up to wish him well for the future. You could hear the emotion in his voice as he gave his final and long list of out shout outs at the end and why not. Ten years of baring your musical soul to the public is no small thing.
The question everyone is asking now is “What’s he gonna do now?”. Well.., it’s a fair question but also a dumb one. Crissy was a DJ before 1Xtra and will always be after. Leaving the BBC doesn’t meant that all of a sudden stops. Having asked him myself, he told me he wants to spend more time in the studio producing music, so expect to see plenty of new material from Crissy in your stores soon.
On behalf of the fans who have listened to Crissy Criss on 1Xtra for the last decade, thank you Crissy. You more than did your duty for Drum & Bass, the music we love so much. We look forward to what you have in store for us in the near future.
Below are some pictures I took during the final show.
All I can say is WOW!!! Let It Roll is HUGE!! With 2 days, 12 arena’s, 150+ acts and 15,000+ visitors per day, you better believe this is the planets biggest annual all Drum & Bass festival (just like the wrist band reads).
I couldn’t help but think about how far things have come since the UK gave birth to this music over two decades ago. I certainly never would have imagined an all Drum & Bass gathering of this scale in the Czech Republic as I walked around the huge festival site. It made me feel proud to be part of the scenes growth.
Capturing all of it on camera would have required a full night of picture taking so I admitted defeat and kept it simple. Besides, I was there as a DJ for Bassdrive, not as a press photographer. Having said all this, I did catch a few moments. Check those out in the gallery below.
July 29th, 2014 | Posted by Bailey Intabeats | Filed under Events
I’m heading off to immerse myself in a place I see as the second home of Drum & Bass… the United States of America. I’ll be performing at nine clubs in ten days, not a schedule for the feint hearted. If you’d like more info on any of the clubs I’ll be at, as always you can click on the corresponding flyer in the ‘Catch Me Here…’ section on the right hand side.