Following our huge stage takeover at South West Four, the crew head from Clapham Common to Farringdon with us for a stacked Room One showcase featuring a bunch of the festival’s top hitters. Leading the proceedings is Friction, the Shogun Audio maestro and all round D&B champion. He’s flanked by his right-hand man, Linguistics, for a high-energy set spanning the full breadth of drum & bass. UK bass specialists Bushbaby and Distinkt both also land, while rising star Indika brings her liquid D&B touch. Joe NBO prepares to present his multi-genre approach spanning jungle, grime, garage, and everything in between. Plus, we welcome a very special guest appearance from one of the drum & bass sound’s true innovators, and the craftsman of some of the genre’s most enduring anthems: Dillinja.
In Room Two, we hand over the reins to Barely Legal, who’s assembled a serious bill featuring some of the all time greats of drum & bass under her Pretty Weird Records banner. DJ Hype and Randall go back-to-back following their appearances at SW4. The UK pioneers have been at the forefront of jungle and drum & bass since spearheading the movement in the 90s, so we’re thrilled to bring them together for a rare head-to-head. One of D&B’s most highly respected selectors, DJ Storm also joins us. As the co-founder of the hugely influential Metalheadz imprint and a killer threat behind the decks in her own right, she’s rightly regarded as one of the most important figures in D&B history. Rounding off the bill are Dispatch and Uprise Audio signee and FABRICLIVE favourite, Kyrist, plus Exit Records talent, Fixate.
Rompa’s Reggae Shack host Room Three. Expect the usual melee of reggae, dub, dancehall and jungle from a cast of the London outfit’s familiar faces, as Rompa resident Uncle Dugs preps a special ragga jungle set. Key faces behind the party Daddy Nature and DJ Ardi both also land, with guests Gardna, Natty Campbell, Real Roots and KO Chilli Dubs filling in. MC Ardimann drops by to host what should be a glorious celebration of sound system culture.
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