DNB Tuesdays: Bringing you over 18 dedicated years of Drum and Bass artists, and local talent in Seattle!
BEN SOUNDSCAPE (Intrigue Music / The Insiders – UK): Ben Soundscape started producing his first breakbeat at school at age 17. He remembers becoming hooked on drum & bass when he first went to a club in Bristol. It was around that time he started listening to Fabio & Grooverider’s seminal Radio 1 show, and got the bug straightaway. Ben is the brains behind Intrigue, the club night started more than thirteen years ago at an intimate venue in Bristol. His vision was inspired by the Swerve nights in London – quality, forward thinking music in a small club. A great atmosphere, good sound system and strong crowd were important qualities he had to build up for years. Fast forward to the present, and Intrigue has become a firmly established and highly successful drum & bass event. The next step for Ben was to start his own label, Intrigue Music, which was formed in 2009 as an outlet for deep drum & bass. With the quality of music the label continues to release, it’s no wonder Intrigue Music attracts major attention and support from both DJs, drum & bass heads and the press alike.
COLLETTE WARREN (Intrigue Music – UK): Collette Warren is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Birmingham, with influences from Motown, jazz, reggae and soul, funk, 90’s R&B and disco. She has been singing since a really young age, thanks to growing up in a very musical family. In 2007 she moved to London to follow her long-held dream of becoming an artist, and was quickly noticed by MC Tali, who asked her to join her live jazz band as a backing singer. This was an amazing experience, giving her the confidence she needed and allowing her the opportunity to play such legendary venues as Ronnie Scott’s and the Jazz Café. In recent times Collette has been focusing on writing and recording new vocal material for many of the drum & bass scene’s leading producers. Artists she has worked with so far include Skeptical, FD, Stanza, Kasra & Enei, The Insiders, Ben Soundscape, Utah Jazz and Superior Selectionz. One of her most recognisable tracks of late is the massive ‘Always Been Mine’, due for release on Soul:R later this year. She has also featured on several deep house tracks with Jayce.
QUADRANT (Commerical Suicide / Dispatch / C.I.A)
LUNCHMONEY b2b SKY ROSE (DNB Tuesdays / Onset)
Link: Facebook event page