With the dust settling from Spectrum’s return to London for the first time in 2 years, the team have rustled up another mammoth line-up for May Bank Holiday. Returning to the infamous arches of Great Suffolk Street, Spectrum have curated a lineup with drum n bass, bass, grime and house all on the cards.
First up is drum n bass tastemaker and bass music connoisseur Netsky, who has propelled himself to the top of the scene with his gripping DJ sets. Listening back to Netsky’s back catalogue it’s hard to pinpoint a favorite track, as there’s so much consistency in what he releases. From the word goes he’s built up a reputation for making the tracks that have defined big rooms, and festival main stages for the last few years. Instinctively piecing together euphoric sounds with gutter-influenced basslines has given him an explosive sound on the dancefloor. Whether it’s a live performance or DJ set you can be sure he’ll keep the crowd glued to the speakers with his high-octane beats. Initially making beats on the way home from Uni, Netsky quickly tossed aside his books and got in the studio… the rest is history.
Pendulum’s legacy continues to flourish with the innovative DJ sets brought by El Hornet, with MC Verse providing the lyrical compliments. Few artists have managed to make the transition from band to DJ as successfully as Pendulum. This is testament to the eclectic style that El Hornet embraces when behind the decks. Constantly looking to switch things up, and bouncing from genre to genre, you can be sure that a Pendulum DJ set will leave no rock unturned musically. Expect powerful moments, massive drops, and earth shaking bass that’ll shake some of the rubble off those arches. Here’s a shot of him in action last time at Great Suffolk Street…
Over the years there have been those grime tunes that have arisen out of the underground and straight into the realms of popular music. Dizzee, Newham Generals & Tempa T have all succeeded in making their impact with these big hitters. Hailing from North London, Meridian Dan is also following this path of them with his track “German Whip.” We can’t wait to see the energy on the floor when he spits this one live at Spectrum, this is so hot right now!
Harnessed by the ever expanding ship of Black Butter Records, My Nu Leng have carefully plotted an ascent through the realms of bass music, with a sound that nods to house, grime and everything that falls inbetween. Expect a collision of various styles of bass music and house, with maybe even a bit of jungle or grime thrown in there for good measure. Hard to lock down and label into one particular genre, the remix work this pair have done has put them at the forefront of a new breed of bass music producers.
Here’s our favorite mix from them:
24 months ago only a select few knew who James Rockhill was. Now millions know him as Kove. Kove has become increasingly in demand as a re-mixer being asked for his own take of Top 10 hits including Chase & Status’ ‘Lost and Not Found’, Bastille’s’ Rhythm of the Night’ and John Newman’s massive no.1 single, ‘Love Me Again.’ With so much achieved in such a short space of time, 2014 will undoubtedly propel Kove further into the limelight.
SPECTRUM WAREHOUSE PARTY
Sunday 4th May 2014
2100 – 0600
Great Suffolk Street Warehouse
29 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0NS
Netsky (DJ Set)
Pendulum (DJ Set) +Verse
My Nu Leng