The second round of voting for the 2014 edition of the Drum&Bass Arena Awards is now closed. Winners will be announced on the 2nd December at the IndigO2 in London.
Many ESP Artists and Brands feature across various categories:
DJ - DJ Marky
Producer - S.P.Y & Calibre
MC - MC DRS & SP:MC
Label - Blackout
Album - S.P.Y (for 2 albums) & Ulterior Motive
Track - Ulterior Motive
Video - S.P.Y, Ulterior Motive & Dub Phizix & Strategy
Club Night - Blackout Music
Best of luck to the contestants!
Damon Kirkham aka Kid Drama made his first steps into the realms of 170 bpm as one half of the game changing production partnership Instra:mental. Together with dBridge their Autonomic podcasts went down in history for breathing new life back into a somewhat stagnant underground Drum & Bass scene, showcasing their own material alongside other producers, and pricking up ears that had long since given up on the genres increasingly formulaic output.Alongside dBridge they took the Autonomic brand on world tours and also had a residency with legendary super club Fabric, resulting in the award winning Autonomic Fabric Live 50 compilation.
After focussing on his Jon Convex project, Kid Drama has returned to the fore with solo tunes and collaborations with Om Unit, Skeptical, Fracture, and dBridge (as Heart Drive) mapping the next chapter of the Autonomic sound they created.
Jubei's 'These Things VIP' is out now on Metalheadz. Featuring vocals from dBridge, it's a tougher and more stepping version of the original, taken from his debut album 'To Have & Have Not' released last year. LIsten to the VIP here.
Jubei has been busy in the studio and is set to drop an EP of new material on Metalheadz in early 2015, as well as featuring on the lead single for the new MC DRS album 'Mid Mic Crisis'.