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 […]


RISE UP #32 – WxT

Our latest Rise Up mix comes from newly formed production project WxT(Woz & Troy Gunner). Talented producers in their own right the Bristol-based duo have joined forces and are about to unleash a heap of genre-straddling releases over the coming months. Stream or download their exclusive 60-minute mix using the player below, and scroll down […]


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 […]

Will Clarke – Rise Up Mix

Our latest Rise Up comes from Bristol native Will Clarke. Forging a style that fuses the bass heritage of his home city with a contemporary upfront house twist, this mis clearly demonstrates exactly why he’s one of dirtybird’s rising stars… 

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 […]



Philadelphia based artist Shawn Thornton has seen it all, or at least a lot more than most. Struggling with mental illness for a number of years and continuing to create artwork throughout, he was finally diagnosed with cancer affecting his pineal gland in 2006, helping him at last to understand his unique perspective and condition. […]


Artist Phil America has worked and lived around the world, from documenting the transnational hardcore of the graffiti subculture, to living in the largest slums of Bangkok, and, most recently, the tent city ‘anti-dream’ of his homeland. Through his documentary and performance based work Phil America communicates and explores notions of freedom and identity, from […]


Dubstep pioneer, RinseFM stalwart and legend of the UK underground, Youngsta rocks up with an exclusive mix for Trap. TRACKLIST: LSN – Kelper – Uprise Audio Headhunter – Clone – Black Box(Tease) Indiji – Ancient Culture – Uprise Audio Skeptical – Chain Reaction – Tempa Nomine – Blind Man – Tempa Kahn – Over Deh […]

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 […]