Shut That Sh*t Down presents Stepback Sessions
Randall, 4 Hero, Foul Play, Doc Scott, Krust, Tango & Madcap, 2 Bad Mice + Many More
When: Friday 1st August
Music: Drum & Bass, Bass Music, Jungle
10pm – 6am
£10 Advance Over 18s only, ID required
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The Line up:
Tango & Madcap
Cool Hand Flex
2 Bad Mice
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Anyone with a decent record collection from the early 90s will treasure a fair few releases from the producers on this line up. The likes of 4Hero, Foul Play, 2 Bad Mice and Nookie don’t really need any hype to those familiar with the beginnings of drum n’ bass and jungle. Each of them can boast an incredibly impressive back catalogue of influential and often game-changing tracks that were played and played again by the likes of Fabio, Grooverider, Randall, Doc Scott, Jumpin’ Jack Frost, Ray Keith, and all of the original DJs who led the scene back in the day. Still to this day, those of us who were there will tell you that the vibe of that era can’t be beaten… and that’s a fact largely due to the innovation of these producers. Often working on studio set-ups that would confound and totally frustrate a modern producer, the sheer number of hours they put into completing each track made the whole effort a labour of love, which is very evident in the tunes themselves. The mastery and precision of these guys’ breakbeat manipulation remains, in many ways, unsurpassed to this day.
This is a bit of a special line-up. And it’s truly a very rare chance to hear these guys together on the same bill. Don’t miss it.
Our resident old skool/hardcore nutter Tariq, caught up with Si from 2 Bad Mice to delve a little deeper…
How did you guys get into raving and the scene in general?
I basically got into it through Sean – I was a Hip Hop kid and he introduced me to a whole different sound….
And when did you start producing?
It was 91-92
Who were your early influences when it came to production?
Joey Beltram, Break the Limits, Frank de Wulf, Shut Up and Dance, Blapps Posse to name a few…
Tell us a bit about the iconic ‘Bombscare’ track, how did it come together?
Bombscare is Seans baby and it was masterminded by him. If you break it down to the raw components though – it is a very simple and effective track….Try doing it. I think that there is about 10 samples in it if that.
How did you meet Rob Playford and what led to you getting signed to Moving Shadow?
Rob lived in the same village as me and we knew his girlfriend. We hassled her to hassle Rob to let us in the studio and the rest is history.
Of all the events you have played at down the years doing P.As and DJ sets, is there a favourite moment and can you tell us a bit about it?
Too many to mention but playing Glasto 2013 is my moment. Loved it. Recently Sean and Paul did Dourfest and that was pretty amazing.
We’d love to hear your take on the debate about what the greatest year of the rave scene was?
For us 1992.
Moving forward to the present, what do you think of the ‘NuSkool’ scene I.e 140/Future Jungle, Hardcore/Rave Breaks etc. Any artists and labels you rate in the present era?
I follow it and love it. So many decent producers out there like Radiokillaz, Pressa, Breakz, Vinyl Junkie and the Sub Slayers mob…
Can you tell us 3 tunes that are currently a mainstay of your sets?
Wow!! Difficult one. Rocking down the House remix, Johnny Osborne – In your Eyes and anything by Radiokillaz!!
Now, you’re going to be DJ’ing at ‘Stepback Sessions’ @Jamm, Brixton on the 1st August, along with a whole load of old skool legends, that’s going to be a pretty special night, what can we expect from 2 Bad Mice on the night?
Mainly heavy drinking from one member – the other is the designated driver and the more sensible one (me)
Lastly, any shout outs?
So many – everyone knows they mean the world to me and have contributed so much to the 2BM tale. Special mention to Randall who was such a massive influence and friend to me back in the day. So glad he has asked us to play…..
So massive big ups to Si for answering our Q’s. Make sure you’re heading down to Jamm for this one, it’s gonna be massive!