Breakbeat era, indeed. Celebrating its two landmark decades in the global drum & bass game, iconic UK imprint Metalheadz have dropped a new, nine-minute documentary entitled 20 Years Of Metalheads: The Future. Leading off with candid insights from its talisman himself Goldie, director Lyle Lindgren spotlights some of the up-and-coming artists leading the label forward at the moment including Jubei, Lenzman, Mako, Ulterior Motive, and more.
You see them on their own heading up a story on your favorite music blog and you don’t think twice about the sullen DJ press pic. But when you see them grouped together, as they have been by Producers and DJs Looking Depressed, you can’t help but chuckle. Nope, these are not ads for Ablixa. They’re the work of some smartypants with another gut-busting DJ-related Tumblr blog that we just can’t get enough of. So without further ado, we give you 10 hilariously depressing DJ press shots, courtesy of depresseddjs.tumblr.com.
We’re pleased to announce that Rockwell will be joining us at the Berlin office for a Beatport Live stream on Saturday, February 9. Lauded by critics and fans alike for breathing fresh life into the genre, Rockwell’s distinctive and innovate style is hard to ignore. Starting out on labels such as Digital Soundboy, Renegade Hardware, Critical, and Darkestral, Rockwell now releases exclusively on the fantastic Shogun Audio.
In the class of drum & bass producers that have come up post-2005, Paul Ager’s artistry under the name Jubei stands amongst the most notable. Productions pairing him with the genre’s finest, in addition to his own solo material, have come out on labels like Metalheadz, Quarantine, Renegade Hardware, Shogun Audio, and Exit Records.
Jubei returns to the spotlight on Critical Music’s latest series, Critical Presents Sequence One. We asked Jubei to share some of the essential tunes that never leave his box; take a peek below for his surprisingly diverse list.