One Nation returns with documentary

Legendary promoter Terry “Turbo” Stone has been away from the drum & bass scene for a while acting and making films, but he’s back with a documentary about his One Nation event, ‘United Nation, three decades of Drum & Bass’. Directed and produced by Terry and Richard Turner, the raw original archive content speaks for itself, with tell-it-all interviews from DJs and MCs like DJ Fresh, Andy C, Sigma, Hype, Ragga Twins, Adam F, SASASAS, DJ Rap, Grooverider, Fabio, Jumping Jack Frost, Nicky Blackmarket, Ray Keith, DJ Brockie, Rat Pack and many more. The premiere takes place at The Troxy on February 15, so we spoke to Terry to find out why he’s back and what to expect.

How did you get involved with the rave scene and club promotion?
I started off as a raver back in 1988 and worked for a company called the Flying Squad handing out flyers. After a fall out with them over money I started my own firm, Turbo Promotions and I also started selling tickets for all the big one-off rave events which meant I could earn a living from the rave scene. After a while, I set up a rave magazine called The Scene that was a big success and then that led me up to December 1993 where I put on my first ever rave, One Nation at the Roller Express in Edmonton, north London.

For some of the younger ravers out there please give us some background on One Nation…
It was one of the first large scale drum & bass events that started off big. Our first event was for 3,000 people, we didn’t ever do anything small. We were the first company to do a worldwide tour using our One Nation brand, and we were also the pioneers of back to back DJ and mc sets. we did a sell-out 20,000 rave at Wembley Arena. I don’t think any drum & bass event topped that.

There’s also a book coming on Junior Tomlin who did some of your early flyers, how important was he to your visual identity?
When I started One Nation there were two artists that I liked: Junior Tomlin and Pez. However, I felt that Junior’s work was more in line with the One Nation vibe, so we met, discussed and agreed what we wanted and he designed our first ever flyer and many more thereafter.

Why did you end your involvement with the rave scene?
It got silly towards the end, clubs were shutting down, certain DJs and MCs weren’t allowed to play, the gun crime went off the scale, and the fun for me fell out of promoting, so I decided to do something else.

Why are you coming back?
I think the scene now is a good as it was back then, the nice vibes are back, and now I’ve made a film covering the last three decades. It’s given me a taste to do a world tour with the film and put on some old skool jungle nights with our residents.

What can you tell us about the documentary?
Yes, it’s a 90-minute journey where young and old can experience the inner secrets of the drum & bass/jungle scene, what went on: the sex, the drugs, the violence and the unadulterated fun.

What can we expect at your premiere at the Troxy this weekend?
It will be a proper red carpet affair with the who’s who of the drum & bass scene, alongside 250 celebrities from the world of music, TV and film mixed in with anyone who wants to buy a ticket and experience how the old parties used to be done.

Any forthcoming films or acting jobs you can tell us about?
Yes, Rise Of The Footsoldier 5 The Tony Tucker Story is happening this year and Once Upon A Time In London and Rise Of The Footsoldier 4 Marbella are both being rolled out around the world which is very exciting. There will also be a garage documentary about the Garage Nation days coming out later this year.

If you can’t make it to the premiere at Troxy then there will be other opportunities to see the film and listen to Q&As after:

  • Friday 21st February, 6.30pm, Ritzy Brixton – Terry Stone & DJ Jumping Jack Frost
  • Saturday 22nd February, 8.30pm, Hackney – Terry Stone, DJ Brockie & MC Det
  • Sunday 23rd February, 7.30pm, Fact Liverpool – Terry Stone, MC Mad P & Top Buzz aka Jason Kaye
  • Monday 24th February, 8.30pm, Cameo Edinburgh – Terry Stone & DJ Kid
  • Thursday 27th February, 8.30pm, Theatre Royal Stratford – Terry Stone, Fabio & Grooverider

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XW-P1 performance synthesizer

XW-P1 performance synthesizer

Specifications
Polyphony –
64 voices
Multitimbral –
16 parts
Oscillators –
6 VCOs
Waveforms –
Additive, ROM
VCF –
6dB Slope, 12dB slope (2-pole), 18dB slope, Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
LFO –
2 LFO with Noise, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Key Sync
VCA/Envelopes –
4 VCA with ADSR envelope
Controls –
MIDI In/Out/Thru, USB
Sequencer –
8-Track sequencer
Arpeggiator –
Phrase measure and note quantize, overdub
Keyboard –
61 non-weighted keys
Memory –
Internal, RAM Cartridge, USB

Naomi Bolton
Mon, 02/03/2020 – 09:28

Casio released their XW-P1 performance synthesizer, along with the XW-G1 groove synthesizer, in 2012 as they re-entered the professional synthesizer market. As the name suggests, the XW-P1 is aimed at performing musicians and comes with a range of useful features. Casio incorporated their exclusive Hybrid Processing Sound Source for the XW-P1, which gives players access to virtual analog monophonic leads and basses along with drums, stereo pianos, drawbar organs and much more. This combination of sounds and real-time control was a big draw for the XW-P1 when it was first released.

The XW-P1 features a step sequencer that has nine tracks for drums, basses, chordal parts, and synths, as well as four controller tracks that can be used for adding filter changes, panning and more to existing parts. Each sequence is made up of eight patterns and the XW-P1 allows you to transpose live from the keyboard.

Performing musicians will appreciate the stereo pianos, vintage electric pianos, basses, drums, strings and other gig-ready sounds offered by the XW-P1. Another nice feature of this synth is the inclusion of dedicated controls for key percussion and rotary speaker. This in addition to the ability to provide vibrato, distortion and other effects makes for a great drawbar organ experience when using the XW-P1.

Monophonic synth fans will like the Hybrid Processing Sound Source of the XW-P1 as it delivers a six oscillator monophonic solo synth for classic analog sounds. Players can create a single solo synth tone from the two virtual analog style oscillators, two PCM oscillators, a noise oscillator as well as an external oscillator via mic and line inputs. Even better, each oscillator has an independent filter, envelopes, independent key track and much more.

Another highlight of the XW-P1 is its support for HexLayer tones. These are single sounds that are made up out of up to six components, so complex layers, splits and velocity switches sounds can be created. Musicians can mix sounds on the fly using the sliders on the XW-P1. This synth has a 61 key keyboard along with 4 real-time controller knobs, both pitch bend, and modulation wheels as well as 9 sliders. It can also be used as a controller for other instruments as it has standard MIDI ports along with a class-compliant USB port.

The fact that the XW-P1 offers a step sequencer, phrase sequencer, and arpeggiator while being portable enough to run on batteries made it a great choice for performing musicians. It was also competitively priced considering the number of features it had to offer.

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Naomi Bolton
Wed, 02/05/2020 – 19:43

XW-P1 performance synthesizer

XW-P1 performance synthesizer

Specifications
Polyphony –
64 voices
Multitimbral –
16 parts
Oscillators –
6 VCOs
Waveforms –
Additive, ROM
VCF –
6dB Slope, 12dB slope (2-pole), 18dB slope, Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
LFO –
2 LFO with Noise, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Key Sync
VCA/Envelopes –
4 VCA with ADSR envelope
Controls –
MIDI In/Out/Thru, USB
Sequencer –
8-Track sequencer
Arpeggiator –
Phrase measure and note quantize, overdub
Keyboard –
61 non-weighted keys
Memory –
Internal, RAM Cartridge, USB

Naomi Bolton
Mon, 02/03/2020 – 09:28

Casio released their XW-P1 performance synthesizer, along with the XW-G1 groove synthesizer, in 2012 as they re-entered the professional synthesizer market. As the name suggests, the XW-P1 is aimed at performing musicians and comes with a range of useful features. Casio incorporated their exclusive Hybrid Processing Sound Source for the XW-P1, which gives players access to virtual analog monophonic leads and basses along with drums, stereo pianos, drawbar organs and much more. This combination of sounds and real-time control was a big draw for the XW-P1 when it was first released.

The XW-P1 features a step sequencer that has nine tracks for drums, basses, chordal parts, and synths, as well as four controller tracks that can be used for adding filter changes, panning and more to existing parts. Each sequence is made up of eight patterns and the XW-P1 allows you to transpose live from the keyboard.

Performing musicians will appreciate the stereo pianos, vintage electric pianos, basses, drums, strings and other gig-ready sounds offered by the XW-P1. Another nice feature of this synth is the inclusion of dedicated controls for key percussion and rotary speaker. This in addition to the ability to provide vibrato, distortion and other effects makes for a great drawbar organ experience when using the XW-P1.

Monophonic synth fans will like the Hybrid Processing Sound Source of the XW-P1 as it delivers a six oscillator monophonic solo synth for classic analog sounds. Players can create a single solo synth tone from the two virtual analog style oscillators, two PCM oscillators, a noise oscillator as well as an external oscillator via mic and line inputs. Even better, each oscillator has an independent filter, envelopes, independent key track and much more.

Another highlight of the XW-P1 is its support for HexLayer tones. These are single sounds that are made up out of up to six components, so complex layers, splits and velocity switches sounds can be created. Musicians can mix sounds on the fly using the sliders on the XW-P1. This synth has a 61 key keyboard along with 4 real-time controller knobs, both pitch bend, and modulation wheels as well as 9 sliders. It can also be used as a controller for other instruments as it has standard MIDI ports along with a class-compliant USB port.

The fact that the XW-P1 offers a step sequencer, phrase sequencer, and arpeggiator while being portable enough to run on batteries made it a great choice for performing musicians. It was also competitively priced considering the number of features it had to offer.

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Bloc2Bloc Music launches new Youtube channel

We catch up with Nathan Hanley, head honcho and general legend of Bloc2Bloc Entertainment Radio, the hugely popular drum & bass and underground music platform, which has been going from strength to strength. Nathan (fan of his favourite catchphrase ‘cheeky’) talks to us about the history of Bloc2Bloc and his ever-expanding empire, in particular, the launch of their new Youtube channel which focuses on bringing the best in new underground, signed and unsigned drum & bass.

“Bloc2Bloc Entertainment was founded back in 2012 as a music and nightlife Youtube channel, a means to capture the heart of Manchester music, escape the stresses of life and a way to give back to the youth in the community,” says Nathan.

Fast forward to 2020 and the Bloc2Bloc team have undisputedly made their mark in the Manchester underground bass scene and beyond. As a double award nominated internet radio station, a combined social media following of over 120,000 and events featuring star-studded regular line-ups, it’s not hard to see why Bloc2Bloc are the go-to platform for many up-and-coming DJ/producers.

In the last few years, Bloc2Bloc has seen the likes of Bou, Indika, Kaz and Jazzy-lioness all make a serious impact on the drum & bass scene through the Bloc2Bloc platform and, consequently, they’ve all gone on to do massive things and continue to rise through the ranks. Simply put, Bloc2Bloc is quickly making a name for itself as the home of new talent.

“We’ve now decided to venture out into uncharted waters with BLOC2BLOC MUSIC, a new music-based YouTube channel,” adds Nathan. “The idea behind this is to simply give back to all the producers who are constantly supporting the Bloc2Bloc team and all the DJs by creating a hub to share brand new music with the world. Unfortunately, it’s very clear that without the right support, social media & promotion, some amazing producers aren’t getting noticed or being given the credit they truly deserve. So here we are, BLOC2BLOC MUSIC on YouTube is committed to bringing the best new undiscovered, up-and-coming sounds from around the world.”

In the future, they’re looking forward to adding guest mixes to the channel from some of the biggest names in the game including the likes of Chimpo, Bou, Indika, Kaz, Dub Phizix, AC13 and many more.

In other news from the Bloc2Bloc camp, they’ve recently sealed a deal with Unity Radio to host their very own fortnightly show. In turn, giving them a whole new audience and an even bigger reach to push new producers and music into the spotlight. They also have their own merchandise range. Bridging the gap from pirate radio to official channels, it seems Bloc2Bloc is everywhere you look, be it in Manchester or on social media.

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Nord Wave

Nord Wave

Specifications
Polyphony –
18 voices
Multitimbral –
2 parts
Waveforms –
Pulse, Triangle, Saw, Sine
Filters –
6 types of single or multi mode filters with Frequency, Resonance, Keyboard Tracking and Envelope control.
LFO –
2 LOFs with square, inverted saw, triangle, random and soft random
Controls –
MIDI In/Out
Effects –
Tube style Overdrive, Stereo Delay with tap-tempo function, Reverb with 5 algorithms
Keyboard –
4 octave (49-keys) velocity and aftertouch sensitive keyboard
Memory –
180 MB Flash Memory

Naomi Bolton
Thu, 01/30/2020 – 10:03

The Nord Wave by Clavia was released in 2008 and was seen by many as the logical successor to their popular Nord Lead 3 synthesizer. What the Nord Wave did was include sample playback thanks to its quick-booting sample RAM. Clavia designed the Nord Wave to be a performance instrument and it offers 18 notes of polyphony. The Wave also allows you to quickly swap between two related sounds or layer your sounds using the two slots that are available to each patch. Although reverb, tube simulation, and delay are global, you can adjust the EQ and chorus settings for each slot. It is a system that should be familiar to Nord Lead users, although the Nord Wave two has two fewer slots than the Leads. Control is handled via the Slot A & B buttons that are situated close to the pitch stick, mod wheel, and octave-switching buttons. Clavia clearly intended these buttons to be as much performance controllers as programming features.

When it comes to patches, the Nord Wave offers 1024 of them spread across eight banks of 128 patches each, three of which are filled by Clavia. To cut down on time wasted searching through these patches you can sort them via categories or alphabetically. You’ll find the usual selection of strings, choir and organ samples, but the Wave also has pianos, pads, leads, basses and more. Since the sample data is stored in Flash memory, it gives users the ability to easily and quickly replace whatever they want. Also, the use of Flash memory also means faster loading times. Although the 180 MB sample memory of the Wave is tiny compared to more recent synths, it does make use of a lossless compression algorithm that allowed for samples up to three times the size compared to other standard linear sample players of the time.

Clavia has ensured that users have a vast pallet of sounds to choose from by combining analog, wavetable, and sampled waveforms as well as FM synthesis in one package. It also gives users the freedom to combine virtual analog with samples for interesting effects. Of course, the Wave is compatible with the Nord Sample Library, which is available online. The Wave was released along with the Nord Sound Manager, an OS X and Windows compatible program that allows users to back up and rearrange programs, as well as transfer Sample Instrument files.

The Nord Wave incorporates six different filter types, ranging from the standard low-, high- and band-pass filters, to the Wave features, a multi-peak filter and more. In addition to modulating filter parameters with the dedicated ADSR envelope, velocity or the LFOs, you can make use of the Modulation Envelope or even modulate the modulators using Morph Grouping. This is a technique where you can adjust the setting of almost all sound-related parameters in real-time using the modulation wheel, control pedal, note velocity or note number.

As much as the Wave has to offer, it is unfortunately not perfect. The lack of arpeggiator is a concern and only 99 instruments can be loaded at once, which will be a deal-breaker for some. Finally, it has no split-keyboard functionality and also no MIDI Thru. Overall, the Nord Wave is very much a Nord Lead with the added ability to play samples that is perfect as a performance synth while shifting the more complicating things like sample editing and multi-sample creation over to its external software.

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Clavia Nord Wave

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25 Years Of Knowledge at FOLD

As you hopefully know by now we published our 25th-anniversary book in December. Now we’re ready to announce the next phase of our celebrations by announcing the line-up for our special party at state-of-the-art venue FOLD in London’s Canning Town on 21 February 2020. The event will be one of the first drum & bass events at the 600-capacity venue and will test the bespoke sound system to the limit.

Musically the night will explore the past, present and future of drum & bass with a diverse line-up of old favourites and rising stars. Headlining are a pair of special guests who we can’t announce, but we can say this – they’re two figureheads from Metalheadz doing their first-ever exclusive back-to-back set. It wouldn’t be 25 years of Knowledge without a special treat! Also on the line-up are Total Science, DJ Flight, Bryan Gee B2B L Side, SP:MC, Apey and Tenth Letter. A special guest from Commercial Suicide will also be appearing but we can’t announce them until February 1.

Tickets are only £6 to £10 and we’re also doing a special package deal of a ticket plus a copy of the book for only £30 if you collect the book on the night (the book normally costs £30 alone). The first 30 packages also include a free 25th-anniversary tote bag.

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Decibella is the Rupture and AKO junglist you need to know

Sophia Rosa, AKA Decibella, has been mad about jungle, D&B, dubstep, garage and hardcore since way back when. She learned the ropes at Knowledge Mag as an intern at age 15, and has been raving, DJing and producing ever since. Then after sending over her demos to Mantra at an EQ50 producers workshop, she exploded onto the London scene with the support of AKO Beatz, Rupture and more. On top of that, she’s one of the most friendly and humble selectas I’ve met. Read on to get to know the absolute babe that is Decibella.

Hey Decibella! I heard you were an intern at Knowledge Mag back in the day, how did that come about?

I was 15 or 16 years old, and it was a 2 week work experience thing. My mates were going to work at their mum’s insurance companies, haha. At the time I had started going out raving and would buy Knowledge Mag every month – so I was like I’m gonna write to them and see if they will let me do it there. And they said yes… I was buzzing!

That’s easily the best school work experience I’ve heard of! What did you get up to while you were there?

I was creating stuff for the magazine…researching people, writing articles and reviewing music. I was also there when they were doing the cover shoot for the Ed Rush & Optical issue which I helped with. I’ve still got the mag!

I was so into drum & bass and going into an office where they’re wearing their own clothes and playing D&B and following their passion was very cool and really motivational at that young age.

Ed Rush and Optical Cover

Sounds like it was a huge influence on you and your music. What else influenced you to get where you are today?

I just wanted to be closer to the music…to be a part of it. It didn’t cross my mind that I could be a DJ or producer at first, just because I hadn’t seen any women doing it. When I went to raves, all the artists and MCs were guys. So I thought writing about it was a way to be closer to it.

Then I came across a DJ Rap tape, which I connected to in a different way… in a more emotional way. So I was bigging up DJ Rap, saying “he’s my favourite DJ. He’s so sick”. But then I was corrected and was told Rap was a woman! That’s what really planted the seed in me to begin to dream about being a DJ and making music. Reading the All Crews book also opened me up to loads of new information about the music and the history, the artists and labels, and allowed me to connect all the dots. This was before the internet was like it is now! I loved that book.

Decibella

Decibella, captured by Jagoda Kotlarz (@Melancholik)

When I discovered the underground music scene in London it had a huge impact on me. I knew I’d found something special that was gonna change my life. It awakened a passion and joy in me I never knew I had. I fell in love with it, it seemed to give my life new meaning and purpose and direction. The music and my experiences of raving have given me beautiful moments of feeling connected to myself and my emotions and my spirit, and to people, and I just wanna share that, and maybe help create those moments of connection for others in some small way. It has given me so much I just wanna give it back with love.

And how old were you then?

Not long after the time I was doing work experience with Knowledge! It was when I was really getting into it – started to become a bit obsessive about it.

Haha yep, the obsession is real!! So maybe I’m just living under a rock, but you seem quite mysterious like you’ve exploded onto the scene. But you’ve been doing this jungle D&B thing for a while?

I’ve loved it for a long time, as a lover and a raver and a fan. I was going out DnB and Garage raves and listening to pirate radio from really young, like 14! Then bought decks when I was 21 and started buying vinyl. I was buying a lot of early dubstep at the time actually. Going to FWD and DMZ nights, I was really into that sound. Always buying old Jungle records though and listening to loads of old jungle and hardcore sets, I particularly loved that sound and felt so sad that I was too young and missed it. The early dubstep sound & movement reminded me of a bit of jungle. When I started learning to produce, I just naturally started making jungle, hardcore and garage.

decibella

Decibella, captured by Jagoda Kotlarz (@Melancholik)

It’s weird how it’s all happened really. It’s all coincided where I’d already been making jungle and playing and collecting records. And in the last couple of years, there’s just been this explosion of new jungle and hardcore producers and labels and nights and newness. So, it just feels like it’s happened naturally, in a synchronistic kind of way.

I find it difficult to send people my music because I care about it so much and can be overly critical of my stuff, which is why I hadn’t done it before. It’s taken some time to put myself out there.

You’re definitely not alone, but we’re so glad you did it because your tunes are sick! I’d love to hear more about your tune Outta London coming out on AKO this year. I’ve heard DJs playing it everywhere. What’s the inspo?

Hearing people play my music on a big system is such a crazy feeling when you’ve grown up as a raver! I’m so grateful for the love and support the release has been getting. Flight & Mantra were the first DJs who played it out – they dropped a really rough version of Outta London at Rupture on International Woman’s day and it was such a buzz. The sample is from a 90s soundclash between Love Injection and David Rodigan. As soon as I heard it I was like YES. I wanted the tune to feel how jungle feels to me, it has all my favourite elements of a classic jungle track. 

Did you just have it on your computer for quite a while before you sent it out to anyone?

Yeah, I had a rough version of the track for a while. Then at the first EQ50 meet-up for women in drum and bass, Mantra did a call out for producers to get feedback on their music. I sent them over to her and she called me, really buzzing about them and really feeling it. 

Decibella, captured by Jagoda Kotlarz (@Melancholik)

Is that how you got involved with Rupture and AKO, by sending your tracks over there?

Yeah! Sending those tunes over to Mantra at the EQ50 event kick-started me becoming visible. Mantra played my tunes to her partner (Rupture co-founder) Double 0 and they were really feeling them. They have both been amazingly supportive and encouraging with my music. She played my tunes to Stretch and he said he wanted to sign them straight away, which was mad, and that’s how I connected with AKO.

Mantra is a big inspiration to me. She’s become an awesome mentor, and now a friend. I feel very lucky to have connected with her and the other women who are part of EQ50.

Then she invited me to play as a guest on Sherelle’s Reprezent show, it was an EQ50 takeover with Chickaboo, Flight, G Magikal, Sweetpea and me. When Mantra heard me on the radio she said ‘you’re definitely a Rupture DJ! Would you like to come and play for us?’ Which was incredible. Stretch came to check out my set at Rupture and liked what he heard and asked me to play at AKO.

Wow, huge shout out to Mantra, EQ50 and Stretch then! I love that Mantra heard your tunes and immediately knew to send them to Stretch. Outta London is such an AKO tune.

Yeah, it fits with the label. AKO10s are the ones I love most in my heart and my soul. For me, to be on the AKO10 label is amazing, they’ve got that old school new school vibe. Massive shout outs to Stretch for all his support and belief in me. 

I feel lucky to have connected with Indi [Mantra], Dubs and Stretch. They’re such good people. It’s so special what they’re doing with Rupture, AKO and the community around those nights and labels. That passion for the sound, driven by a real love.

It’s our soul tribe for real!! So on a side note, I’ve gotta say this, your fashion is always on point. You’re always reppin’ some serious Moschino and trainer swag… how would you describe your style?

Aw cheers mate! You always look so dope! I’m just living my London teenager rude girl fantasy hahaha. Cos when I was younger, the older girls in the raves had all the Moschino and I really wished I could wear that – but I was so young and had no money! But now I’m doing it, I’m living the Mosch dream haha. It’s just London… Fashion is a part of rave culture, whether you’re wearing Mosch, a tracksuit, or reppin’ your fave record label t-shirt. What I love about jungle raves is you can wear what the f*** you like and no-one really cares. Just do you. I always dress to dance, and to be comfortable. The 90’s fashion is really coming back now and I’m loving it. Oh, and I’m all about the air max 90s. They’re my favourite trainers.

Decibella

Decibella, captured by Jagoda Kotlarz (@Melancholik)

Haha that teenage dream is definitely relatable! What else is in the pipeline for 2020?

I’ve got the release dropping on AKO in Feb which is so exciting. Next couple of gigs are Brighton for AKO’s 25 years party, and Fabric for V Recordings at the end of Feb with the WMXB 2 collective – check them out they are doing amazing things! And I’m gonna be on the Rupture Rinse FM show in February too.

Damn, it’s gonna be an exciting year for you Decibella!!! We’re all so here for it…

You too babes, this Knowledge Mag/Rave Report collab is amazing. It’s gonna be brilliant following your journey too. I love that it’s 2020 as well. It’s all about THE 2020 VISION!

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FL Studio Receives New 20.6 Update Followed By 20.6.1 Maintenance Update

FL Studio Receives New 20.6 Update Followed By 20.6.1 Maintenance Update
Naomi Bolton
Mon, 01/27/2020 – 11:56

Downloads & Reloads launch magazine

As the demand for our recent 25th-anniversary book has shown, the drum & bass scene has a passion for words in print. The ability to hold a magazine has always made its message seem more real and, regardless of the medium, physical products undoubtedly have the qualities so often assigned to them by vinyl lovers and tape collectors alike.

“We think that, for drum & bass fans, the relative lack of focus on the drum & bass scene within more mainstream dance music publications only enhances that feeling,” says Ben Hunter from the Downloads & Reloads newsletter. “To consistently improve the coverage of the scene is why we started our weekly newsletter almost two years ago, and it’s a gap we hope we’ve gone some way to filling for our 650 subscribers. With the amount of not just quality music but general news and innovation, there is absolutely space for another outlet entirely focused on covering events at 170.”

This is why they’ve now launched their quarterly print zine, a 30-page magazine dedicated to drum & bass. They’re publishing every four months and have just sold over 100 copies of their first edition. This month features music reviews of 2019’s best releases, interviews with Mystic State and UKF founder Luke Hood, guest columns from El Hornet, Charli Brix and more.

“If you like drum & bass we’re certain you’ll love it and we’ve just re-stocked, so please feel free to order yourself a copy,” adds Ben. “We also have some super excited things in store for the next edition, including our first cover feature, so please get (and stay) in touch on Twitter and Instagram.”

Downloads & Reloads mag

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