Category Dubstep

Throwback: Smith & Mighty feat. Niji 40 – B Line Fi Blow

West country legends Smith & Mighty bring in the low-end with this classic piece of Bristol bass. Originally released 2002, it received a repress in 2010 from an imprint of Peverlist’s label.

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Throwback event: WHP X MIF Day & Night

Where to start with The Warehouse Project? For the past 10years Manchester has witnessed the birth of one the country’s biggest dance music event institutions – barer of plaudits but also a fair amount of controversy. Regardless, it has become the focal point of Manchester’s clubbing scene and the driving force behind the big room […]

A guide to… maximal techno

A couple weeks ago we opened up the first of our monthly features by focusing on ‘minimal’ techno and provided a brief look into its history and development with some of genres most important producers, labels and tracks. This week we’ll be going in the opposite direction and having a look at the ‘maximal’ sound. […]

The Pill Report: Mala at Pangaea

Pangaea is the infamous Manchester student fancy dress all night festival. Featuring a plethora of acts including Sister Sledge, Boddika, Mala and Submotion Orchestra, it takes charge of all three/four floors of the University of Manchester Student Union for a night and morning of revelry, fancy dress and people getting as spangled as possible in […]

Interview: Mala

Ten years ago, Mala (AKA Mark Lawrence) set up legendary dubstep label DMZ, a moniker of his production outfit Digital Mystikz with his high-school friend Coki, alongside Loefah (known widely for bass label Swamp81) and Sgt. Pokes. It happened by accident, as Big Apple Records shut down just after Digital Mystikz’s first release on the label and their first club night […]

Events worth leaving the house for: 22nd – 31st January (end of exams special)

January can be a bit dry with the holiday season hangover keeping people locked inside, and you may also have exams to be worrying about. Exams however, mean end of exam parties and that means their are some amazing nights to get yourself down to across the city. The end of this month is absolutely […]

Throwback: Bert’s Tunes of 2014

Lil Spook- Black Silk [February 2014] Lil Spook (AKA Spooky Black) seems to have seized on a zeitgeist with this mixtape, bringing him a fair amount of mainstream and critical recognition. It’s not hard to see why- the lethargic, woozy ballads are beautifully crafted, taking in hip-hop and RnB through a melancholy 80s pop filter. Comparisons […]