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.
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.