Vital Techniques & Pean
Brenz b2b Gastah
Yorkshire Tea Party
Hosted by Spee 69
Herbal Mafia celebrates 14 years of bringing the bass to York. In the last year alone we have had the likes of Roni Size, Calibre and Loefah absolutely shelling it, on top of the scores of talent that have represented over the years.
We have big plans for 2020 starting with the godfathers of grime and drum&bass/jungle in a massive showdown! Two legends that have been in the game since they were youngers and have helped push and progress their respective scenes to global recognition and mainstream appeal as well as keeping it real!
Slimzee - co founder of seminal radio station Rinse FM and owner of imprint Slimzoz Recordings. If it wasn't for him, grime wouldn't be what it is now. From it's raw roots in pirate radio to it's mainstream chart success, he's been there every bit of the way. Working with all the top boys - Wiley, Dizzee, Geeneus, Plastician, helping them and many others to make the scene what it is today. It is an honour to have him make his York debut with us.
Nicky Blackmarket - founder of Black Market Records, the original shop to buy drum&bass in, anywhere. Pioneer, veteran and all round hero. This junglist has been on the road touring the globe nonstop for the last 3 decades pushing the sound to the masses. Despite his years, he always plays the freshest sets encompassing all styles of dnb. There will be a few classics thrown in there too, although maybe not as you've heard them before!
Expect the freshest and most exclusive dubplates as these guys get sent all the latest tunes from all the biggest bass music producers in the world; plus some that most will have never of heard of. It goes without saying that their selection and taste is impeccable and their mixing skills are masterful!
In support we have our trusty residents:
Leeds based Vital Techniques have had another incredible year as label owners of Second to None Music with a hectic touring schedule to match from Outlook to Boomtown as well as holding down residencies such as Jungle Jam. These boys are dancefloor killers with an eclectic selection of garage, grime, UKBass, dubstep and more. If it's got a dirty bassline, it's legit!
York's own grimey, dirty, bass addicted producer / label owners will be battling it out for supremacy - Bedlam Music head honcho Brenz will be going back to back with Gastah, one half of ATYK who are currently releasing some HEAVY tunes on various labels and are part of the Bassmentality crew. Expect lots of exclusives and unheard fire.
Nicing it up in the dance with dubwise and jungle we have The Yorkshire Tea Party, also residents of Irie Vibes Sound System. These boys will be smashing out more unreleased bangers and remixes in what is looking to be a dubplate fest all night!
On hosting and hype duties we have the incredibly tall and incredibly stylish combo of Spee 69 and MC Pean. Brothers from other mothers with bantz and bars for days, these guys are both hugely talented, experienced and never fail to raise a laugh either, a proper party duo!
2nd room hosted by M*A*S*H*E*D