Ask any serious drum & bass head in the capital about the best party for 170BPM sounds, and it’s very likely they’ll tell you about Rupture. The London party has built a loyal following through its fierce support of gritty 90s jungle and contemporary drum & bass over the last 13 years, weathering drastic changes in a scene in which few others have survived. As Rupture’s resident DJ and co-founder, Mantra’s become a vital driving force for drum & bass in London, not least through her memorable DJ sets at every party. A dedicated vinyl purist, she also helms Rupture’s label to release records produced by her and other close scene affiliates. While that would be a lot by anyone’s measure, recently she’s also launched a smaller night called Spirit Level, and through her project EQ50, she’s helping to bridge the gap between genders in D&B. Catch her at FABRICLIVE soon.