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 email@example.com.
January 27th, 2015 | Posted by Bailey Intabeats | Filed under News
I have radio show coming up on a station called DRadio Wissen which is a part of Deutschlandradio (the national public radio of Germany). I’ll be representing for Club der Republik which is on Saturday nights. My show will air on March 21st 2015 from 7pm to 9pm (UK time) with a focus on music rather than chat. Make sure you join me to get a pure taste of Drum & Bass beats from the underground.
Hello from Dubai!
Laying down the law:
It’s my first time in Dubai. I was nervous to say the least after the nightmare stories I heard about the laws here before coming over. After being here a few days, I feel much different about things. Yes, the laws are more strict than in the UK but they’re relaxed about them in Dubai unless you’re taking the piss or stumble upon a person of authority having bad day and that can happen anywhere in the world.
Dubai as a modern city is young and it looks it with super clean streets, brand new buildings, skyscrapers, beaches and man made attractions all around. There are also fast cars EVERYWHERE. Ferrari’s, Porsches, Mustangs, Lamboughini’s and other souped up muscle cars are a common sight everyday. It’s because car and petrol prices out here are so cheap. Someone I know here bought a Mustang for the equivalent of £22,ooo. The same car would probably cost double or more in the UK. Having said all this, Dubai feels like a cross between Disneyland and Miami Beach at times.
So what’s Drum & Bass like in Dubai?:
As the tourist trap it was built to be, I found that I’m more likely to hear an English accent in Dubai than an Arabic one. With that in mind, the audience for I played for last night included lots of UK heads clucking for a fix of Jungle beats. I played for two hours going through many chambers of D&B even dropping a little Reggae like I do sometimes. From Liquid to Neuro to Old School the crowd had it all with zero confusion. In short, Dubai has one of the most up for it audiences I’ve played for in a long time. They really go for it! I have to big up the Bassworx DnB crew for putting on a great night. Good vibes from beginning to end. I’d definitely come back again.
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.