Wednesday, 22 June 2011

dbe Pre Party Mini Mix by Samiad

Here's a brand spankin' new 10 minute mini mix for all you party heads to get you in the moood for tomorrow night! It's a rip roaring ride through just about every danceable genre there is from our lads Samiad and it's bound to get you salivating and ready to rave!

Remember as we've said below tickets are still available at your usual places!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Woody's Technicolour Tape Vol 1.

Anyone who came to dbe in March will have found impossible to have not been blown away by the sheer talent and entertainment on offer in Echo's White Room, courtesy of one of the most talented artists we have ever had behind the dbe decks, DJ Woody!

Fortunately enough, he's bringing his Turntables in Technicolour live AV show back to LE11 for dbe : The Summer Party : Beardyman (Live), Toddla T, Emalkay & more.... this Thursday! And what's more, he's put a little mixtape together to what your appetite before the main event...

 DJ WOODY Technicolor Tape Vol.1 (DJ Mix 2011) by DJ WOODY

3 is the magic number

Yes it is, it's the magic number... which is why there are exactly that many ways to get hold of your ticket for dbe's Summer Party with BEARDYMAN, TODDLA T, KITO, WOODY & EMALKAY b2b WITH A VERY, VERY SPECIAL GUEST this Thursday!!!

1) Get electronic and go online:

2) In person from behind The Orange Tree Loughborough bar, or from LSU reception

3) Give one of our ticket sellers a call, or to grab yours with NO BOOKING FEE give us a call on 07921 023082 / 07703 063805

Either way you decide, we will see your sexy faces down the front on Thursday night!

Monday, 6 June 2011

dbe: This Week's Release Roundup

We like to keep up to date here at dbe, even though our lack of recent blog posts may not show it! But we're always busy selecting and seeking out the best records we can in order to keep you ticking over with something fresh before the next event! So we've picked 5 of our favourite records that are officially out TODAY! Make sure you seek them out on boomkat or juno though after listening so you can get your hands on some high quality business! Let's go!

1. Jamie xx - Far Nearer

This long awaited dubplate has finally seen the light of day along with a b-side on the fantastic numbers label. Steel drums are the distinctive component of 'Far Nearer' and the record has been around since last summer, but release might have been put off another year in order to soundtrack sunny sessions this time around. It's melancholic, joyful and undoubtedly appealing to anyone lucky enough to be drawn in to its wide cast net.

2. Von D - You're The One Ft. Phephe

Von D releases his 'Daydreaming' album today and it features a number of his idiosyncratic jazzy dubstep workouts on, aswell as a few left turns and even a bassline track! The highlight of the contrasting styles featured on the album though is this dainty piano led track featuring regular collaborator and vocalist Phephe. Almost a step above 'Show Me' in terms of arrangement, the track again is bound to be played to death during the incoming Summer months aswell as by us here at dbe HQ!

3. Holy Other - Touch

Something a little deeper now on the great Triangle label. These guys keep coming up with the goods and new boy Holy Other has just released an incredibly strong debut 5-track release featuring ghostly and atmospheric percussive jams. 'Touch' has got those James Blake type pitched vocals sparring with some deeep synth sounds and bass, but comes across more in touch with Burial or even Lil B beatmaker Clams Casino (check him out). A proper jam, this ones not for the faint of heart.

4. Synkro & Indigo - Guidance

Exit records is back! It's been time since we've heard some touching Drum n Bass music and we've come across two in one week! Aswell as the new Bop record on Hospital records, we were torn between that and this release, Synkro & Indigo are bringing back the love to half step. Another atmospheric aura surrounds 'Guidance' but the mood is more hopeful and outward reaching as if it's calling out to be heard. A heart-wrenching vocal is again cut up to masterful effect and the instrumentation is on another level. One for the sunset.

5. Fatima - Red Light

Floating Points and the Eglo fam are some of the hippest cats around. They don't often release alot, but when they do its all ridiculously good stuff and always what you wouldn't expect. Fatima manages to steer clear of another funk-jam record and is strictly on soul-diva form here, something that suits her voice perfectly. Along with FP's unparalleled instrumentation and synth work, the two interplay perfectly here, Fatima's tones riding the waves of rising synths and bumping percussion. This one's already a classic in our book, and probably not bound to become world-renowned, we're sure people will be coming back to this one for years to come. Joyous.