atom & Synthesize Me presents
The Entire History of Drum & Bass In One Night
W/ The Reverend + Kinetic
Tickets £4 adv. / £5 on the door
Celebrating a quarter century of drum & bass! Synthesize Me, Worthing’s well-loved electronic party, get together with ATOM Promotions, who’ve brought the town DJ sets by everyone from Norman Jay to Grandmaster Flash, to present The Entire History of Drum & Bass in One Night
From its junglist origins in London’s rave scene with the likes of DJ Hype and Fabio & Grooverider, to its current status as both underground yet supremely popular (Chase & Status, Rudimental, etc), drum & bass remains one of Britain’s most vibrant musical styles. Over the years it’s trekked across the globe, from Bristol (Roni Size!) to Brazil (DJ Marky!); it’s been jazzy, it’s been heavy, it’s been dark, it’s been liquid, it’s even been samba; from Goldie to Sub Focus, from Andy C to Noisia, from Ray Keith to High Contrast, from LTJ Bukem to Pendulum, via labels ranging from the blistering insanity of Renegade Hardware to the early breakbeat energy of Moving Shadow to the sheer clubland drive of Shogun Audio, drum & bass explodes with untethered dancefloor bounce. And we’re going to journey right through it.
Your tour guides for the night are…
The Reverend: This all started with The Reverend’s ‘The Entire History of Drum & Bass in 55 Minutes’ sets at Synthesize Me, where he’s a resident DJ. The Reverend began DJing in 1994 and within a couple of years was preaching the junglist gospel with notorious experimentalists Hekate Sound System. Busy years followed at free parties in London, and numerous Teknivals abroad (France, Holland, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria and more). For over a decade, always immaculately turned out in tuxedo and top hat, he played ‘cello and synths for the raucous, sorely missed live drum & bass collective The Deadsilence Syndicate. With them he made several Glastonbury appearances and played gigs all over Europe. Tonight, still wanted by the government, deck skills honed and a record collection to take us where we need to go, he’ll deliver three wild hours of drum & bass awesomeness.
Kinetic: Kickstarting the party is what Kinetic is all about and what he’s doing this evening. After building a rep for his killer sets at house parties, he stepped up to play the Hot Tub Stage at the Bimble Bandada festival three years ago and, from then on, has DJed there every year. He has since played Pride (at The Globe), Brighton Loves Jungle @ The Volks and supported bass beats circus loons Slamboree at Concorde 2.