Rupture is one of London’s best drum & bass parties. Helmed by Indi Khera and David Henry, better known under their aliases Mantra and Double O, the pair launched the party to express their love of deep drum & bass and jungle in the mid-2000s, taking inspiration from other nights like Metalheadz found around East London at the time. Much has changed in the capital’s D&B community since those early days, but one thing that’s remained constant is Rupture’s place at the vanguard of the scene.
This Friday the full crew touches down in Room Three to celebrate the Old Skool era of jungle and drum & bass, so ahead of the date, Double O and Mantra dug deep in their crates for an exclusive mix for us. In their mix, they tore through the genre’s vintage period from 1991 through to 1997 as a sweet teaser for this Friday.
At home using 1210s and an Allen & Health Xone:32 mixer.
Is there a theme to the mix?
It represents the music that will be played in Room Three this Friday. We worked from 1991 through to 1997, so expect to hear early breakbeat and hardcore, jungle techno all the way to late nineties tech step!
How did Rupture first start?
We launched Rupture in 2006. We were heavily influenced by Bassin, Technicality and Metalheadz, who were all throwing parties at Herbal in Shoreditch at the time. We were so immersed in it all, and we felt we could bring a slightly different angle to the table, so decided to start our own venture.
Can you talk about the line-up for this Friday?
Every DJ is a Rupture resident. Equinox and Panka have been there from the beginning, and Djinn joined us a few years ago. They’ve all honed their craft over the years and are not only incredibly skilful as DJs but they’re serious crate diggers… expect to hear rare tunes matched with deep old skool – no obvious anthems!
Finally do you have any plans for the rest of the year?
Mantra has just started a new night called Spirit Level and is continuing to work on her EQ50 initiative, redressing the gender balance in D&B. Double O is finalising a big project forthcoming on Rupture. We’ve got lots of club nights planned and a couple of festival stages this summer too, so keep an eye out!
Star Eyes – Cosmo and Dibs [Moving Shadow]
Feel It – Coco Steel & Lovebomb [Warp]
Creator – Return of the Living Acid [Chill Music]
Java Bass feat. The Ragga Twins – Shut Up and Dance [Shut Up And Dance]
Smokin’ Chalice – Project One [Rising High]
Jungle Techno – Noise Factory [Ibiza Records]
Dubbing You – Foul Play [Oblivion Records]
Music in Search of the Light – Rhythm for Reasons [Formation]
Drum Programme – International Rude Boyz [Formation]
Aquatic – Aquarius [Good Looking]
The Rumble (Boom Shaka Mix) – DJ Nut Nut, Pure Science [Production House]
Just Rollin A Fat “B” – Pascal & Sponge [Face Records]
Positive Chaos – Tango & Fallout [Not On Label]
Raw Jungle – Ragu and Stalker [Vinyl Addiction]
Floating (Tek 9 Remix) – DJ Undacut [Deep & Dark Recordings]
Trigger Happy – Fokus [Lucky Spin]
South Side (Riffin Mix) – Dillinja [Not On Label]
Bob – Prisoner [London Someʼting]
Sweet Vibrations – DMS & The Boneman [FX Recordings]
Let It Roll – DJ Crystl [Dee Jay Recordings]
Snake Style – Source Direct [Source Direct Recordings]
Logic – 3rd Phaze [CIA]
Jah VIP Roller Mix – Peshay [Razors Edge]
Torque – Ed Rush & Nico [No U-Turn]
Threshold – Cybotron feat. Dillinja [Prototype]