ONE OF D&B’S HOTTEST TALENTS DROPS EXCLUSIVE MIX One of D&B’s hottest talents, Foreign Concept rolls up with the latest Rise Up mix for Trap. Working through hip-hop, house and bass music before reaching the inevitable 174s, this is much more than you probably expected from the Critical Music man. We’re proud to have him […]


Over the last couple of years, anyone watching underground British bass-driven music will have helped notice there’s something stirring up in Manchester. The northern metropolis that likes to pretend it’s the second city (yes, this writer is a Brummie) has been a serious musical hotspot since the late 80s, consistently turning out some of the […]

Eats Everything

Eats Everything isn’t your typical superstar DJ. He’s a 34-year-old ex-recruitment consultant from Bristol who, as his stage-name makes clear, loves to eat and refuses to take himself and the often-absurd world of international dance music too seriously. However, he’s also one of the biggest house DJs in the world, who’s about to close a […]

Youngsta – Exclusive Interview

Certified underground legend DJ Youngsta has been at the forefront of dark, bass-driven club music since the nascent days of dubstep and FWD>> at the turn of the millennium. To this day, Youngsta is involved intensively in the sound he’s dedicated much of his life to; somehow juggling time between Rinse FM sets, working as […]

Icicle Interview

An integral part of DJ Friction’s Shogun Audio family, Icicle has been turning out quality D&B and dubstep for nearly a decade now. Known for his deep, atmospheric and often hard sound, stripped back from needless embellishment, the Dutch producer enjoys a reputation as one of the best producers out there. As such, the release […]


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR D DOUBLE E’S ‘LOVELY JUBBLY’  D Double E has just dropped this video for his next single ‘Lovely Jubbly’, out 23 November on Dizzee Rascal’s Dirtee Stank label. Playing an East End debt collector, the video sees the Newham Generals member calling in debts, baseball bat in hand, from clowns, […]


Bishop Nehru is an old head on young shoulders. A lot has been made of his age – at just 18, he makes the kind of music that has the older heads asking ‘Who is that dude?’, but exhibits a sound and mindset that the younger kids are feeling, too. Even in his relatively young […]


After serving up some real head-turners for Redlight’s Lobster Boy and Breach’s Naked Naked labels over the last 18 months, Leeds’ bass-heavy house producers Mak & Pasteman are readying the first release on their own Materials imprint. Showcasing influences as varied as Detroit techno, early-90s jungle and, of course, modern-day house music, the three-track ‘Jam […]



What comes to mind when someone mentions Birmingham to you? Heavy industry? Gangs of rude bois dressed all in black? Benefits street? Terrible accents? Hopefully not, cause that would make you pretty ignorant… But, then, we wouldn’t blame you – the UK’s second biggest city has consistently punched well below its weight when it comes […]


DJ EZ 10 TRACKS THAT SHAPED ME DJ EZ – a legend in the UK garage scene, the Londoner has never stopped wowing crowds and killing dances with his mind-bending technical skills and explosive selections. After a 2013 that saw him as busy as ever on the club and festival circuit – as well as […]