Head’s up party crew! Make sure you’ve got March 23 free as Fractured Foundation return to Hidden for another ardent adventure into wickedly wide world of drum & bass…. With line-ups that boast both the biggest and the most exciting names in the scene, we gave the promoters Intracut and Subtraction the opportunities to interview three of their very own ‘ones to watch’. They’ve also got their own DJ competition running AND are offering some free tickets.
Take it away chaps!
FF: Our ethos in setting up these nights is really to get as many incredible artists playing on the same night as possible. If you look at the people we’ve hosted in the past and people we’ve got coming down on March 23rd that’s pretty evident: Octane & DLR, Survival, Lynx, Need For Mirrors, Blu Mar Ten, Unknown Error… The list goes on!
We always try to include a good mix of up-and-coming artists that are often amazing mixers and artists but might otherwise not get a chance to be on the same bill as the heavyweight DJs. Say hello to Philth (releases on Dispatch, Flexout, PeerPressure, etc), Deficit (recently set up new DnB label AutomAte) and DJ Sweetpea (Rude FM resident and part of Syrenz)….
What excites you most about drum and bass in 2013?
Philth: The forthcoming Ed Rush + Optical album! Other than that, there is just so much good music being made in the deeper/darker side of the scene, it’s exciting to be involved!
Sweetpea: Apart from the choons, drum and bass brings people together and I look forward to all the people I’m gonna meet this year. It’s all about the up and coming labels, artists and nights.
Deficit: I like that there’s a lot of experimentation going on in certain circles, and especially amongst the younger generation of producers. That’s what D&B is all about for me. It’s always been a bit of a bastard son, a mish-mash of everything fromUK techno to Jamaican dub to funk & soul to US hip-hop. It’s the speed, the drum breaks and the sub-bass that make DnB sound like DnB, but the real flavour comes from literally every other kind of music there is. I think it needs to be in a fairly constant state of flux, a bit like a kid with ADHD (like me, haha).
What are you currently doing in the scene?
Philth: Currently dedicating as many spare hours as possible to the beats. I’ve also got forthcoming music on Peer Pressure, Flexout, Automate, Soul Deep, as well as a looooad of remixes including one on Ministry of Sound. I also host a weekly show on Origin and am looking to play out as often as I can this year…
Sweetpea: I’ve recently become a part of the Syrenz label, along with some really talented females in the scene, both DJ’s and producers. I will be working closely to push the ladies for 2013. I host a weekly radio show every Friday evening on Rudefm.com and have a monthly residency with Noise, Brixton. I just generally love playing the D&B I love out in London and more recently Europe….And always love to collab with different producers.
Deficit: I get involved in as many ways as I can. I DJ, I produce, I run the AutomAte family of labels and AutomAte podcast. Literally, when I’m not at work, I’m always doing something related to my labels or my own music. To all intents and purposes, I have two jobs. One is definitely more fun than the other!
In the past I’ve held down various residencies, radio shows and dipped my toes into the world of event promotion. I’m dedicated to the cause, I get as much varied experience as I can and I can’t imagine what I’d do with my spare time without it. Drink, probably!
How did you become involved with Fractured Foundation?
Philth: I saw the first line-up they put on at Brixton Jamm and decided to go there and stalk DJ Intracut haha! The calibre of the line-ups they put on is second to none, all artists that resonate with my sound, so I wanted to get involved. We spoke at that event, then I was booked to play at their last event in July, and here I am, very excited to be playing in the main room alongside all these fantastic artists. I’m looking forward to packing out Hidden and pushing on with some more parties like this!
Sweetpea: The line up for the first event was my kind of night. I won the DJ competition that they ran too and it’s been wicked being part of the Fractured Foundation crew…. Always good vibes and good tunes rolling. I look forward to big things with them in the future.
Deficit: FF hitLondon like a freight train with lots of diverse, relevant promotional stuff and big line-ups right from the word go. It’s impossible not to have heard of them unless you live in a cave somewhere. Personally, I’ve been feeling every line-up they’ve put together so far. I went to one of their events & got chatting to Subtraction & Intracut, they seemed to be digging what I’m doing too… and here we are! The FF boys will be featuring on the AutomAte podcast real soon too, keep your ears peeled for that 😉
And that’s it! For your chance to play at the next Fractured Foundation event on March 23, check out their website for more details www.fracturedfoundation.com.
All Earlybirds have sold out for the party on the 23rd March, so grab your advance ticket for just £9 from UKFLive while you can!
We have one pair of tickets to give away! All you need to do is answer this question…
Fractured Foundation takes place at which London venue?
A) – Hidden
B) – Found
C) – Lost
Someone call the competition question police! That was too easy. Send your answer, name and number over to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pick a lucky winner by March 18. Good luck!