TRAP MAGAZINE MIXTAPE #004

D BRIDGE 80 minutes of classic jungle and 90s hardcore from one of dance music’s most influential figures. We need say no more. Press play and either be educated, or, if you were there first time round, reminisce on the days of dubs and Doves… dBridge’s Dubs On Doves Mix (1991-95) TRACKLIST: 1. State Of […]

JACKMASTER

JUMPING THE BORDERS London, Detroit, Berlin, Manchester, Chicago, Bristol… ask any acolyte of dance music culture to name the city where it all started for them, and you’ll most likely be given one of these answers. These are the places eternally entwined with the history of electronica; the propagators of innovation and evolution and whose […]

STINKFISH

From 27 October to 11 November, East London’s High Roller Society will be exhibiting the first-ever show in the capital from Columbian artist Stinkfish. Entitled ‘Espina’, which is Spanish for ‘thorns’, the exhibition will present the abstract street-level portraiture through which the Columbian has made his name. A full-time street artist, Stinkfish travels the world […]

RISE UP #003 – JUS NOW

TRINIDAD MEETS BRISTOL IN A CARNIVAL STYLE Perfectly timed for carnival season, Bristol-versus-Trinidad duo Jus Now have a sound unlike anything else you’ve heard. With a forthcoming 12 for DJ Die’s genre-busting Gutterfunk imprint, Jus Now are set for huge things. Download their Rise Up #003 mix now!   WE ARE…  Interface and Laza Beam. […]

DAVID WALKER

British artist David Walker paints portraits. With a difference. Exclusively employing spray paint and never using brushes, Walker’s deeply layered style is as arresting as it is beautiful. Offsetting the delicate lines of his female subjects with frantic scrawls and colour-clashing abstractions, Walker’s artworks energetically leap out from the walls or canvases they adorn. Regularly […]

ANDY C

“It’s great getting that nervous energy again” When it comes to electronic music, stars don’t come much brighter than Andy C. Widely regarded as among the greatest DJs of all time, the Ram Records boss has been at the pinnacle of his craft since the early-1990s, when, as a 16 year old, his DJ sets […]

LOEFAH: SWAMP81

SWAMP 81: EVERYTHING FOR A REASON It’s winter 2009 and a cold, miserable night in the rain-hammered city of Bristol. Seminal dubstep night Subloaded is celebrating its tenth edition at the infamous Black Swan and an expectant crowd pack the main room awaiting a set from one of the sound’s most important figures.   That […]

DISCLOSURE

“WE JUST MAKE MUSIC FOR US AND OUR MATES”   Successfully sculpting an innovative sound that rapidly becomes the staple of the electronic underground, whilst also evoking the trendy ear of student-land and tastefully venturing into popular territory is no easy feat. South-London siblings Guy and Howard Lawrence, aka Disclosure, have created a full bodied […]

KING OF PAINT

You don’t need to have watched that recent cringe-inducing episode of The Apprentice to know that street art is big news these days – and nowhere more so than in the dishevelled, graff-daubed streets of Trap’s home city of Bristol. Among the first places outside of New York to take the discipline of graffiti to […]

RODIGAN

THE GENTLEMAN SELECTOR For all their myriad influences and disparate strains of origin, the styles of electronic music collectively known today as ‘bass music’ are forever indebted to one genre – reggae. Whether hidden deep in their genealogy or blindingly obvious, it’s no exaggeration to say that without reggae, and its dub and dancehall offspring, […]