D-Bridge ("A Love I Can't Explain" LP Tour)
Dillinja (Metalheadz History Set)
Kahn + Neek
Materials celebrates its 1st Birthday this Halloween with a selection of the finest heavyweights in Drum n Bass and Dub for a showcase across the 140-170 spectrum!
D-BRIDGE (Exit Records)
A veteran producer and one of the most experienced artists in Drum & Bass, Darren White known as dBridge, is an artist whose multiple transformations and evolutions glide through a staggering list of achievements. Over the course of a long and distinguished career, he has been at the heart of some the most exciting collaborative partnerships Drum & Bass has ever seen, from Future Forces to Bad Company and Club Autonomic. dBridge has also devoted a large amount of focus to his label Exit Records, releasing compilations, ground-breaking singles, and artist LPs as he continues to mentor a new breed of producers inspired by his career. As a solo artist, dBridge remains versatile with his own productions for labels including Exit, Metalheadz, R&S Records, Hotflush and many more, and continues to drop equally diverse and genre defying DJ sets at events across the world. With releases ranging from dubstep at 140 to modern jungle around 180, he is the perfect headliner for this show as he is established within both the dub and dnb scenes!
D-Bridge has a brand new LP coming out in September and we are gassed to be one of the first events to showcase it!
DILLINJA (Valve Recordings / Metalheadz)
There are few producers on the drum'n'bass scene who are as respected and revered as Dillinja. With his trademark combination of dirty stomach-churning basslines and tighter than tight beats, his reputation has been secured as one of the most influential producers in drum'n'bass history, and by the age of 23 had 50 releases under his belt. A true connoisseur of sound, Dillinja's mighty 96k Valve Sound System is recognised the world over as being second to none. As well as his own label, Dillinja went on to record for many other drum'n'bass labels, including Bryan Gee and Jumpin' Jack Frost's V Recordings and Philly Blunt labels, Hardleaders, Prototype and Goldie's pioneering Metalheadz imprint. Dillinja used these labels to show his unique musical versatility; while labels such as Philly Bluntand Lionheart Records showcased some of Dillinja's more raw jungle based sounds, as in 'Muthafucka' and the reggae-fuelled basslines of 'Lionheart' (produced with Bert), his seminal 1994 Blade Runner-sampling release 'The Angels Fell' was at the helm of the new wave of drum'n'bass encapsulated in the cutting edge Metalheadz sound. It is this fusion of dark basslines and tightly produced beats that has become Dillinja's trademark sound today.
This is why we are over the moon that Dillinja will be giving us a display of the history of the sound of Metalheadz which he had so much influence on, as Metalheadz continues to dominate the heavy hitting drum and bass sound that everyone now craves and its influence on the rest of the dnb scene.
KAHN + NEEK (Bandulu Records / DEEP MEDi MUSiK)
Although often painted as two of the UK’s meanest warlord selectors, Kahn & Neek’s ruff-and-tuff reputation often masks how intelligent and fluid their DJ sets really are. Rolling between grime, dubstep and various mutated sound system styles (and all on wax), they’re as comfortable playing meditative, heads-only DMZ raves as they are playing to rowdy festival crowds, matching their output accordingly. Masters of pulling out records from seemingly nowhere – often VIPs or dubs they’ll have cut especially for whatever party they’re playing – the two, having both learnt to DJ as kids, are always in-sync with their movements too. Informed by their own individual and collective musical pursuits away from Kahn & Neek, especially as part of 11-strong musical collective Young Echo and as label heads of their Bandulu label, it is their insistence on staying true to traditional sound system culture that makes them such an exciting and powerful DJ outfit.
“If Mala is the King of Dubstep, then Kahn is the crown Prince” Mixmag.
We invite Kahn + Neek to take us through the best the dubstep and grime scene has to offer and are gassed to hear what dubs they are going to be cutting especially for us … Yesiyah!
KNARLA (Dub Set)
After making movements out to Barcelona, Materials Co-Founder and other half of the reputable Brighton B2B duo flys back to deliver you a carefully curated 140 set you won’t want to miss. Delving deep into his repertoire of crippling bass driven beats, you’re going to want to make sure you bring some earplugs to this set. Also having supported the likes of Dub Phizix, Kaiju, Jack Sparrow, Ago and Foamplate, he’s no stranger to supplying you with those dutti’ riddims. Preparing you perfectly for a masterclass selection of hotshot Dubplates from Kahn and Neek.
"Now let’s not make too many speeches cause it’s all about the music.. see you on the floor".
LAYCE (DnB Set)
One half of Materials’ trusty B2B residency pairing, Layce is no stranger to infecting a dancefloor with rhythm and heavy hitting bass. Whether it is playing 3 or 4 tracks at the same time and cutting the drops or manipulating the crowd in a way that has them in the palm of his hand, Layce always delivers and forces you to either screw up your face or gasp at how he pulled off a blend right before that drop. He will be digging through his discogs for this dnb set to get your hips swingin and gun fingers killin! Supporting the likes of Serial Killaz, DJ Hype and Dub Phizix & Strategy his dirty selections are set to leave you wishing you’d recorded the whole thing!
SUN OF SELAH
Our host for the evening.
A thirst for heavyweight sounds and gritty basslines, Selah is the man to get a party skankin with conscious lyrics, a charismatic voice and a positive abundance of energy. With his vast experience as host for DEEP MEDi and Metalheadz shows, he will keep you bouncing as the DJs take you through the best there is to offer in drum n bass and dubstep on the night. Jah Bless!
Join us for a night of the finest selectors and producers the DnB + Dub scene has to offer and celebrate Materials’ year of banging parties!
Room 2 will be held down by URF + The Groov Collective providing a variety of multi-genre sets from Brighton’s best local talent!
Tickets from £8 adv.
18+ Bring ID
Artwork by Oli East.
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