I don’t produce music as often as I’d like to but when I do and musical Drum & Bass geniuses such as Calibre and LTJ Bukem support them, it makes me very proud. Such is the case with my next release ‘Sugar’. It’s part of a compilation called ‘Summer Vibes Drum & Bass‘ on Liquid V, a label which is a soul filled off shoot from the legendary V Recordings that brought names such as Roni Size, Krust, Die and Suv (members of Reprazent) to light. It also features “25 sun-drenched D&B rollers, complete with a DJ mix from Random Movement direct from the sunshine state of Florida, USA combining brand new music from the likes of Command Strange, Rowpieces, DJ Chap with classics from Logistcs, Calibre, Zero T, Peshay, Need For Mirrors and more”.
Unfortunately, the Basement club will be closing at the end of June but in July, Soul In Motion moves to Miranda at Ace Hotel. For more information, daily updates, future events and guest DJ’s head to the Soul In Motion Facebook page at facebook.com/SoulInMotionLDN.
Soul In Motion promoters Bailey and Need For Mirrors would like to thank the Basement staff, clubbers and DJ’s who have supported us. A new chapter is ahead.
March 31st, 2015 | Posted by Bailey Intabeats | Filed under News
I had a pleasant surprise in my email inbox the other day. A message from DJ Zinc saying “B, hope you’re well bro, long time. A couple of dnb tracks I made here. No release date yet, just getting em out and about…”. I had to read it twice! I thought D&B was now a distant memory for Zinc and he was never coming back . One thing I can tell you for sure is Zinc hasn’t lost his touch at all. Both tracks have his upbeat party style written all over them. I couldn’t be more pleased and privileged to have scene pioneer Zinc send me new material. I think D&B needs guys like Zinc back to inject the real vibes again. There are way too many producers out there who have pushed away the natural and vibrant sounds of D&B in pursuit of building conceptual music. Like Bruce Lee said “Don’t think…, feeeeeeel”. I’m with you all the way the on that Bruce. More wise words from Bruce below…
A new documentary series called “Under The Influence” takes you back to tell the story of Hip Hop, Reggae and Soul in the UK and celebrate the icons that paved the way for today’s music scene.
If you want to dig deep into the roots of the music and vibes that helped create the Jungle and Drum & Bass scene, you’ll need to see this. The documentary will be released later this year.
Check out the trailer below.
January 28th, 2015 | Posted by Bailey Intabeats | Filed under News
If you don’t know already, Need For Mirrors and I (Bailey) run a free bi-weekly Drum & Bass club night called Soul In Motion at Basement underneath the Edition Hotel in Central London. It happens on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
Last Wednesday saw the launch of the first Soul In Motion for 2015. Break, Artificial Intelligence, DBR UK were on the bill with me and Need For Mirrors as residents. It was a busy, vibing and musically great night that followed on perfectly from our Christmas party which was our last club night for 2014. A gathering of D&B clubbers that want to hear earthy and raw beats is definitely taking shape in a way we’d hoped for when we first started. Thank you to everyone who made that one special.
If you haven’t experienced Soul In Motion yet, the next one is on Wednesday 4th February with guest DJ’s Dom & Roland, DLR, SCAR, SB81 plus Bailey and Need For Mirrors as residents. Doors open at 8pm. It’s a guest list only event as always. All you need to do to add yourself to the free guest list is RSVP your full name (plus any friends) to firstname.lastname@example.org.