Drum'n'bass

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Purple Beatz review – 90s drum’n’bass London gets the Hollyoaks treatment
The ‘z’ in the title was a warning, the script the clincher – this wannabe gritty tale of 90s London is like a CBBC show with swearing

Sammy Gecsoyler

17, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘Maybe we’ll become a genre’: Wu-Lu, the punky lo-fi hip-hop star moving fast to transcend labels
With his rasping vocals and pick-and-mix sound, south Londoner Miles Romans-Hopcraft, AKA Wu-Lu, is causing a stir. He discusses his family pride, skatepark education, and resourceful approach to getting his music out there

Ammar Kalia

16, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Why can’t we do it?’: the Ringham brothers’ daring sound designs
Having settled the ‘sound wars’ of their childhood, Ben and Max Ringham reveal how they went from drum’n’bass maestros to prolific theatrical duo

Arifa Akbar

28, Jun, 2022 @11:20 AM

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‘It was the poor man’s studio’: how Amiga computers reprogrammed modern music
It was grey, ugly and had 0.0128% of an iPhone’s memory. But the Amiga 500 defied its limitations to power a series of astonishing dance tracks, from early jungle to Calvin Harris

Tamlin Magee

02, May, 2022 @10:20 AM

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‘It’s just good energy!’ How TikTok and Covid made drum’n’bass hot again
The 90s genre is being freshened up by young, often female artists mixing hyper-fast breakbeats with soft vocals. But why is it so suited to our post-lockdown, attention-deficient era?

Alexis Petridis

22, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Skibadee changed the very nature of what it meant to be an MC or rapper in the UK | Joe Muggs
The MC, who has died aged 47, laid the foundations for grime, drill and all that followed – there is not a UK rapper today that doesn’t owe him a creative debt

Joe Muggs

28, Feb, 2022 @6:16 PM

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Skibadee, jungle and drum’n’bass MC, dies aged 47
Tributes pour in from music world after death of award-winning London-born artist

Nadeem Badshah

27, Feb, 2022 @8:05 PM

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‘Music dug up from under the earth’: how trip-hop never stopped
Fused from jungle, rave and soul, trip-hop filled the coffee tables of the 90s, and is now inspiring Billie Eilish’s generation. So why is the term so despised by many?

Joe Muggs

11, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Rudimental: Ground Control review – the energy of a thousand leavers’ balls
The drum’n’bass foursome blast their way out of lockdown with a kinetic sound-system joyride

Kate Hutchinson

05, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Junglist by Two Fingas and James T Kirk review – when jungle was massive
A stream-of-consciousness novel capturing the 1990s jungle music scene over one weekend marks a defining moment in British multiculturalism

Ashish Ghadiali

09, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Todd Edwards: the inspiring force behind Daft Punk and UK garage
His house music caused a sensation – ​but soon he was depressed and working a for a phone company. The US producer explains how he swung back to Grammy-winning glory

Alexis Petridis

29, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Nightclubs admit confusion over UK Covid rules as ‘freedom day’ nears
Lack of clear government guidance on how businesses should operate adds to anxiety over reopening

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

16, Jul, 2021 @10:23 AM

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