Playing tracks by
Calyx & Teebee, Sam Binga, Total Science, Ruffhouse & Clarity, Marcus Intalex and more.
This show was 1st in the global drum and bass chart, 1st in the global dnb chart, 2nd in the global bass chart and 3rd in the global drum & bass chart.
Insert the now-standard ‘loads of artists are setting up their own labels, what a time to be alive’ introduction here.
This is life… Artist-founded labels are popping up everywhere like mushroom 1Ups and each one is adding more energy into an already revitalised scene. There’s a chance in 10-15 years time we may look back at last year like previous hindsight vintages such as 96 (the year Hospital, Renegade, Playaz, CIA and Chronic all launched) 01 (Dispatch, Soul:r, Commercial Suicide, Radius) or 03 (Signature, BBK, Exit, Innerground, Viper)
If it continues, we’ll look back at 2017 in the same way. We’re getting off to a strong start, anyway… Breakage has just announced his own label – Index. The same name of the London club night he launched late last year (boasting bursting line-ups including Rockwell, Fracture, J:Kenzo, Alix Perez, Jubei, Halogenix and Dead Man’s Chest), the label kicks off next month with two classic Breakage rollers Elmhurst Dub and Anymore.