No one does drum and bass quite like DJ Fresh. Following a roadblock show in February, DJ Fresh returns, accompanied by Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Youngman and Danny Byrd for a night of unrestrained hedonism and aural gratification
Daniel Stein, aka DJ Fresh, has been making music since he was just nineteen – back when Freddos were 10p and people booked their holidays on teletext. His third studio album, Nextlevelism, was released on Ministry of Sound Recordings in 2012. Not only does it include the two number one hits, ‘Louder’ and ‘Hot Right Now’ – the UK’s first dubstep and drum and bass number ones respectively, but features collaborations with names like Dizzee Rascal, Liam Bailey and Sian Evans. Now, having sold over 2 million records, DJ Fresh continues to leave his mark with recent hits like “Earthquake”, “Dibby Dibby Sound”, and “Gravity” all appearing in the top five. Here’s what you can expect:
DJ Fresh will be joined by Andy Wright, Benjamin Wiggett and Simon Bassline Smith, aka Drumsound & Bassline Smith. Over the last few years, the trio have dropped a string of hits on esteemed labels such as Good Looking, V, and Grooverider’s seminal Prototype Records, while gathering support from the likes of Fabio and Grooverider, Mistajam and Annie Nightingale. To top it all off, their anthem, “Odyssey”, was named Mixmag’s 10th best all-round dance anthem and reached number one on the UK charts. Check it out.
Also bracing The Box will be Youngman, the UK’s most fresh and dynamic vocal and mixing talent around right now. Having started at the age of fourteen, Youngman has been in and around the UK bass scene for close to 10 years now. He has worked with esteemed artists such as Benga, Skream and Shy FX, and his anthem, “Who Knows?”, was named Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’, MistaJam’s ‘Jam Hot’ and Annie Mac’s ‘Record of the Week’. Expect much more in 2015 from this breakthrough underground star.
Up next is Danny Byrd, who was one of the first artists to be signed to Hospital back in the early noughties. In 2008, Danny delivered his debut album, Supersized, gaining huge support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Andy C. Following on from this, he dropped his seminal liquid rave classic “Sweet Harmony”, which reached number one on the UK dance chart and took him to a whole new level of success. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, with his second and third studio albums, Rave Digger and Golden Ticket, elevating him to the height that he is at today.
With Anek, Copy Paste Soul, Joziff Jordan and Dom Townsend taking over 103, this is set to be one of the biggest nights of the year. Are you with us?