Tuesday, 23 October 2012

dbe Leicester - This Saturday!

This Saturday we begin our brand new residency at the wonderfully intimate Sophbeck Sessions in Leicester. Our residents will be supplying the grooves all night long, doors open at 11 and close when we run out of records. See you in the pit.... ;)

Grab your £4 ticket here... FATSOMA TICKET LINK

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Rory Lyons added to Skreamizm line up

We at dbe are extremely excited to announce the addition of Rory Lyon's to our 11th October Skreamizm event!

No stranger to the international party scene; Rory Lyons has been tearing up dancefloors for years with the much acclaimed duo Cassette Jam. The guys became renowned for smashing the back doors out of Chibuku, Wax On, Metropolis and The Warehouse Project amongst other clubland institutions in the UK and then continuing to repeat the success abroad, holding down residencies at Amneisa, Space Ibiza & Ibiza Rocks.

However, recent remixes for Dim Mak Records, Doorly & Kissy Sell Out have laid the foundations for glittering solo career, and Rory Lyons is just getting started! Set to drop this Autumn, Rory will release his biggest track to date - a remake of the classic Luniz hip hop jam ‘5 on it', which has already received support on Capital FM and Radio 1, in addition to DJ shows including XOYO with Herve and DJ EZ.

Having witnessed first hand Rory tearing apart dancefloors as both Cassette Jam and as a solo artist, we can't wait to introduce him to the dbe family on the 11th October and trust us when we say this guy NEVER fails to bring the party!

To whet your appetite for the big occasion, check out Rory's Fenchurch mix and prepare to be fully blown away by an eclectic mix of just about everything, all underlined with a heavy dose of bass. This guy is one helluva DJ, but don't take our word for it, get yourself down next Thursday and believe the hype!

Tickets available online here: http://www.fatsoma.com/tickets/dbe-pres-skreamizm-skream-sgt-pokes-disclosure/echos/loughborough/e68944

Monday, 1 October 2012

A Swift Half with Yobema

It was a cold winter's night back in December 2008. A mysterious low frequency sub rattled from afar. 100 Loughborough music lovers from all walks of life started to congregate upon a seemingly innocent local public house. Venturing round the rear entrance a solitary figure sits by a desk with a piece of paper containing the names of the first guests ever to experience a 100% dubstep and garage night in humble surroundings. Asking only for a pound with a welcoming Northern grin he is the man that helped begin what was to grow into the Midland's finest bass music night.

The man in question is of course Sean Hulse aka Yobema. Many people's first meeting with the Leeds lothario would have been either on the door of most of the early dub-boro's and dbe's, cheerily hand-stamping and coaxing in passers by with the promise of fine music and good company. Most know though that he is one of the men responsible behind the progression of the night from it's dubstep roots to a more well-rounded format. Yobema's personal love of house music tinged in drama and passionate feeling helped shape dbe in it's new look, with his advisory capacities coming into good use particularly for the more leftfield booking choices.

As Yobema moved away from Loughborough and up to Leeds to pursue the cities thriving nightlife and culture, as well as stocking up on vinyl, his taste and love for the more 4/4 side of electronic music blossomed. The Yorkshire Beat Manipulator was born. But it wasn't long until he returned to a dbe in full flow, playing vinyl only sets which fused together the ethics of deep house together with the upfront excitement of the bass music which dbe is renowned for. As a DJ Yobema's selections are always of the upmost quality and his mixing has become more and more precise as his musical brain expands.

Yobema's Swift Half mix maintains this philosophy and paints a current portrait of a man intent on making the dancefloor move subtly as one. Never intent on overbearing people, the mix moves from Classic house territory with Alex-Ander to the deep tribalistic style of Spencer Parker's haunted organ sampling 'Riding on The Rhythm'. Following is a massive one-two punch of Classic shuffling house with Johnwaynes blending perfectly with Liam Geddes fantastic 'About To Freak This'. Ending with modern classics from Dusky, Todd Terje and Ejeca shows that Yobema isn't afraid to go big, mixing subtly yet seamlessly with the style that seems steeped in decades of house tradition. Another resident we are proud to have as our own and one which, like the others, has their own style, their own groove and their own ways of making you move.