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Centralizin’ Soundz: Drum and Bass History Meets the Future

Event Overview

Nestled in the heart of Reading, Sub89 became the epicentre of a musical revolution on a chilly December night. Centralizin’ Soundz orchestrated an event that was more than a concert; it was a cultural rendezvous. Here, the titans of Drum and Bass, Fabio & Grooverider, shared the stage with modern maestros like Taxman and DJ Ron, weaving a tapestry of sound that bridged generations.

The Lineup: An Eclectic Mix of Legends and Innovators

The evening kicked off with Rude Bwoy Monty, whose set was a perfect prelude to the night’s electric atmosphere. Nicky B took over, her set resonating with heavy Sub Bass and a fusion of Neuro, Jump Up, and Rollers. “Nicky started really strong,” Laura, an attendee, recalled, capturing the crowd’s pulse. DJ Ron, with MC Moose, added a flavour of Raggadnb, setting the stage for the night’s headliners, Fabio & Grooverider. Their set was a journey through the roots of Drum and Bass, described as “ruff and ready” and praised for reviving the dance floor’s energy. Taxman, with his Tarantula Remix and a seamless blend of techstep and jump-up, rounded off the night, leaving the audience yearning for more.

Highlights and Atmosphere: A Sensory Extravaganza

From the bright, colourful lights to the unique energy of the ‘Daisy Roots Dancers’, the event was a feast for the senses. The atmosphere was electric, with crew members adding to the charm by handing out lollipops, a sweet touch to an already exhilarating night. Maddie from the crew’s observation, “Brings everybody together,” was a sentiment echoed by many, highlighting the event’s ability to create a sense of community.

Crowd Dynamics: The Heartbeat of the Event

The crowd was an integral part of the night’s success. “Very energetic,” described Mia, an attendee, summarizing the crowd’s vibe. The dance floor was a dynamic entity, responding vocally and interactively to the MCs, creating a tapestry of enthusiasm and joy.

Behind the Scenes: Personal Stories and Connections

The event wasn’t just about music; it was about personal connections. The son of DJ Ron described the night as a fusion of a “fire rave and family bonding”. This sentiment of familial ties and shared experiences was a recurring theme. Emma described it as the “Best night ever”, while Kelsta felt it was the “Best Time of my life”. DJ Nicky B, in her interview, reflected on the welcoming nature of Centralizin’ Soundz, a quality that made the event stand out.

Personal Reflections: A Celebration of Generational Ties

For me, the event underscored the generational appeal of Drum and Bass. Seeing DJ Ron, his brother, and son unite over their shared love of music was not just heartwarming but also a reminder of the genre’s unique ability to transcend generations, binding people together in a shared rhythmic experience.

Quotes from the Heart of Drum and Bass: Voices of Centralizin’ Soundz

Nicky started really strong.

Laura

Very energetic.

Mia

Best night ever.

Emma

Best Time of my life.

Kelsta

Seeing his set tonight was both a fire rave and family bonding.

Son of DJ Ron:

Big wob.

George

Tonight was pumping!

GPS

Good! Thumbs up!

Emma (Number 2)

Don’t stop living.

Kitty

Vibes, energy, good peeps.

MC Super

Retro, but a bit quiet, It got really good when Fabio & Grooverider performed.

Tom W

Where foundation meets future.

Matt from the Crew

Brings everybody together.

Maddie from the Crew

MTS 2023 till eternity. Proper raves!!!

Michael & Sophie

Always a laugh!

Gareth Davies (Videographer)

I haven’t been to Sub89 in YEARS! I feel like love come home! 🙂

Caz

Never Give Up.

Altrun

Banging Night! DnB brings all souls together – Always good vibes + Happy feet + sore knees.

Hannah

Cool Night! Bam… Bam!!

Rafik

Worth it!

Connor

These snippets capture the essence of Centralizin’ Soundz: a night where the beats of Drum and Bass reverberated not just through Sub89, but through the hearts and memories of everyone who attended. Each voice contributes to the rich tapestry of this vibrant event, showcasing a community united by rhythm and passion.

Conclusion: The Drum and Bass Legacy Lives On

Centralizin’ Soundz: Fabio And Grooverider LIVE was a powerful testament to the enduring appeal of Drum and Bass. “Where foundation meets future,” as Matt from the crew aptly described, this event wasn’t just a night of music; it was a celebration of a genre that continues to evolve and inspire. As the night concluded, the sentiment shared by Michael & Sophie, “MTS 2023 till eternity. Proper raves!!!”, resonated deeply, echoing the heartbeat of a vibrant, ever-evolving musical community. This event was more than just a gathering; it was a beacon for the future of Drum and Bass, a genre that continues to captivate, unite, and exhilarate enthusiasts across generations.

Upcoming Events and Exciting Releases

As we bask in the afterglow of Centralizin’ Soundz, the beat goes on with more thrilling events on the horizon. Drum and Bass enthusiasts can look forward to the Invicta Tour hitting Reading on February 3rd, promising another unforgettable night at SUB89. Secure your spot and experience the exhilaration here. Following this, mark your calendars for the V Recordings show on February 24th, set to be another standout event.

In the midst of these upcoming events, don’t miss the latest from Construct Massive‘s artist Btrax DnB. His recent release, “The Matrix Has You E.P.“, is a masterful blend of beats and rhythms, showcasing his unique talent in the Drum and Bass scene. The E.P. is available on all platforms now, and you can immerse yourself in its sonic world by checking out the music video.

The Matrix Has You – Btrax DnB

These events and releases are a testament to the vibrant and ever-evolving world of Drum and Bass, offering new sounds and experiences to explore.

Loads of Tricks and Plenty of Treats: A Journey through Jungle Cakes Halloween 2023

As the clock ticked closer to midnight on the eerie evening of 28th October, a unique blend of jungle beats and Halloween screams resonated through the heart of Sub 89. The Jungle Cakes Halloween 2023, orchestrated by the harmonious collusion of Jungle Cakes and Centralizin Soundz, promised a night where the wilderness of the jungle rhythm would meet the spookiness of Halloween. They delivered, and how!

The doors flung open at 11pm, beckoning the brave-hearted into a night full of monstrous beats and ghostly rhythms. The anticipation was sky high, and as the night unfolded, it was clear that this was not just a musical event, but an expedition into the wild, uncharted territories of Drum and Bass.

The Line-up: Masters of the Jungle

The ensemble of Jungle and DnB maestros and maestrettes was nothing short of electrifying. Burt Cope seized the night with jump up remixes, teleporting us back with nostalgic jungle and hardcore numbers, while Sye MC’s vocal dynamism over ragga DnB during Benny Page’s set was a crowd puller.

Ed Solo took the decks with a roar, rolling out beats that gradually built up the dance floor’s energy, transitioning later into a Jump Up vibe that left the crowd yearning for more. Serial Killaz then took the reigns, ensuring the floor was packed as they unleashed their classic ragga DnB style set upon us.

KlumsyKhemist was a force to reckon with as she lured folks from the smoking area with a ragga roller opener that had people busting shapes followed by a set with fire skill, she is certainly a rising star in the drum and bass DJ scene. Benny Page, the night’s crown jewel and guest of honour, was impeccable with his mixing and selection, his set filled with powerful horns and heavy ragga vibes that made the crowd go wild.

Then a 3way Back2Back2Back set featuring Benny Page, KlumsyKhemist, and DJ Nay was a rhythmic voyage. Their synergy kept the dance floor alive, each DJ adding a unique touch to the jungle beats narrative. The trio’s seamless transition into Benny Page’s closing set was a high note, showcasing a musical camaraderie that kept the crowd buzzing till the end.

Benny sealed the night with a tantalizing 4/4 and DnB hybrid remix of “Let Me Be Your Fantasy” that had everyone shouting for more. I know I lost my voice that night and I can’t be the only one


Technical Production: Light and Sound Spectacle

The technical production was a sight (and sound) to behold. The venue was awash with rotating and colour-changing lights, disco ball twinkling amidst the rhythmic beats, moving heads, and multi-colour lasers cutting through the dark night, creating an atmosphere of eerie yet energetic Halloween ambiance.

The sound system carried the beats to every nook and cranny of Sub 89, offering a balanced auditory experience that was occasionally marred by some piercing mic feedback. Despite these minor hitches, the auditory and visual setup played a crucial role in creating a surreal and immersive jungle realm for all present.


Voices from the Jungle

We caught up with some attendees and artists to gauge the vibe of the night. Here’s what they had to say:

High energy and likeminded people!

Benny Page, Artist

Nights gone alright. Good vibe. People liking it and crowds happy and that’s all that matters. It’s all about the ravers.

Tom Morgan, Promoter for Centralizin Soundz

I don’t usually listen to DnB but I had a good night. The company makes the night and this event had that.

Persephone, Attendee

Tom, an attendee of the event, was asked to give three words to embody the event and they were:

Friendly, wet, rambunctious.

Tom, Attendee

The wet referring to the monsoon rainstorm witnessed by those queueing at the beginning of the night to gain entry! Wet is a really good description to say the least!

Carolyn, a member of the event crew was also asked to give three words and she said:

Happiness, raving, family!

Carolyn, Crew Member

A Personal Note

As an out-of-towner, the event was a heart-thumping introduction to the local DnB scene. The privilege of celebrating Benny Page’s birthday added a sweet note to the savage beats that reverberated through the night.


Encore

As the echoes of Jungle Cakes Halloween 2023 still reverberate in our hearts, we look forward to the next musical expedition. The horizon promises an intriguing vibe with Benny Page’s Run 4 Cover album launch at Ton of Brix on the 24th November; Fabio & Grooverider, Taxman, Ron & more by Centralizin’ Soundz on the 2nd December; and on New Years Eve at Sub89 with Watch The Ride, DJ Rap and Dope Ammo. The jungle beckons again, and we are more than ready to answer its wild, rhythmic call.

The Jungle Cakes Halloween 2023 was not just a night of music; it was an experience that etched savage beats and wild rhythms into the heart of every attendee. Here’s to many more nights of untamed music and unbridled joy. Until the next beat drops, keep the jungle rhythm alive in your hearts!


Construct Sound celebrates the untamed spirit of Jungle Cakes Halloween 2023 and extends heartfelt birthday wishes to Benny Page. The night was a testimony to the unyielding spirit of the DnB community and the magic that unfolds when beats drop, and hearts resonate to the jungle rhythm.

Construct Sound Announces departure of Ashleigh.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Cambridge/Rotterdam, 6th June 2023] – Construct Sound, a leading name in the music industry, today announces the amicable departure of one of its volunteers, Ashleigh Keaveney. Following a series of discussions and mutual understanding, Construct Sound and Ashleigh have agreed to part ways.

Construct Sound would like to express gratitude for the time and effort Ashleigh has dedicated to our organisation. We respect the decision to move in different directions, acknowledging that it is essential for both parties to align with their core values and aspirations.

Construct Sound remains committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and ethical conduct. Our focus is on fostering a supportive environment for our team and artists alike, where creativity thrives, and collaborations flourish.

Moving forward, Construct Sound reaffirms its dedication to delivering exceptional music experiences, pushing boundaries, and creating memorable moments for fans worldwide. We assure our partners, stakeholders, and the wider music community that we will continue to uphold the values that define our brand.

As for Ashleigh, we wish her the best in her future endeavors and hope for continued success in her professional journey. We are grateful for the contributions made during her time with Construct Sound and look forward to witnessing her growth in the industry.

Construct Sound remains committed to transparency, accountability, and the pursuit of excellence. We are confident that our continued efforts will further solidify our standing as a respected and reliable entity within the music industry.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Press@constructsound.com

About Construct Sound: Construct Sound is a renowned music organization dedicated to creating extraordinary experiences through innovative music productions, artist collaborations, and live performances. With a strong emphasis on pushing boundaries and exploring new genres, Construct Sound has earned a reputation for delivering exceptional and memorable music events. For more information, please visit https://www.constructsound.com

Note: This press release is intended for public distribution and aims to provide an update on Construct Sound’s team changes while maintaining professionalism and integrity.

MPC One; a Junglistic Review

If you’re a fan of jungle and drum n bass music, you might have wondered how to create those fast and furious beats and basslines that make you want to dance. Well, look no further than the MPC One, a standalone music production center that lets you make beats, sample, sequence, mix and master your tracks without a computer. In this blog post, I’ll share with you my experience of using the MPC One to make jungle and drum n bass music, and why I think it’s one of the best tools for this genre.

Why Jungle?

First of all, let me tell you why I love jungle and drum n bass music. It’s a style of electronic music that emerged in the early 1990s in the UK, influenced by reggae, dub, hip hop, techno and rave culture. It’s characterized by fast breakbeats (usually between 160 and 180 bpm), heavy basslines, chopped up vocals and samples, and a lot of energy and creativity. It’s a genre that has evolved over the years, spawning subgenres like liquid, neurofunk, jump up and more. It’s also a genre that has a loyal and passionate fan base around the world.

I’ve been listening to jungle and drum n bass music for a long time, but I’ve always wanted to make my own tracks. I’ve tried different software and hardware before, but I always felt like something was missing. I wanted a device that could give me the flexibility and power of a computer, but also the hands-on feel and portability of a hardware unit. That’s when I discovered the MPC One.

What about it?

The MPC One is a standalone music production centre that combines a powerful processor, a 7-inch touchscreen, 16 velocity-sensitive pads, 4 Q-Link knobs, a built-in speaker and multiple inputs and outputs. It comes with 4 GB of RAM, 2 GB of internal storage and an SD card slot for expansion. It also comes with a huge library of sounds and samples, including some exclusive jungle and drum n bass packs from legendary producers like Roni Size, DJ Zinc and Breakage. You can also load your own samples from USB or SD card, or record directly from the line-in or mic-in inputs.

The MPC One has everything you need to make jungle and drum n bass music. You can use the pads to play drums and melodies, or use the step sequencer to program patterns. You can use the touchscreen to edit your samples, adjust your levels, add effects and more. You can use the Q-Link knobs to tweak parameters in real time. You can use the mixer to balance your tracks and apply master effects. You can use the song mode to arrange your sections and export your final mix as WAV or MP3 files.

CHOP THOSE BEATS!

One of the things I love about the MPC One is how easy it is to chop up breaks and create variations. Jungle and drum n bass music relies heavily on manipulating breakbeats to create complex rhythms and fills. The MPC One has a feature called Slice Mode that lets you automatically slice any sample into equal or transient-based segments. You can then assign each slice to a pad and play them in any order you want. You can also use the Pad Perform mode to apply different quantize settings, swing values or note repeat functions to each pad. This way, you can create endless variations of your breaks with just a few taps.

Basslines MASSIVE!

Another thing I love about the MPC One is how powerful it is to create basslines. Jungle and drum n bass music is known for its deep and heavy bass sounds that shake the speakers. The MPC One has a built-in synthesizer called Bassline that lets you create analog-style bass sounds with ease. You can choose from different waveforms, filters, envelopes, LFOs and effects to shape your sound. You can also use the Note Variation mode to apply pitch bends, slides or accents to each note. You can also layer multiple bass sounds together using the Keygroup mode or use the Sample Edit mode to process your samples with filters, envelopes or effects.

Live Performance

The MPC One is not only great for making jungle and drum n bass music, but also for performing it live. You can use the Clip Launch mode to trigger scenes of clips in sync with your tempo. You can also use the Mute Groups mode to mute or solo different tracks on the fly. You can also use the Q-Link knobs to control different parameters of your clips or effects. You can also connect external MIDI devices like keyboards or controllers to expand your setup.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, I think the MPC One is an amazing device for making jungle and drum n bass music. It has everything you need to create fast and furious beats and basslines that will make you feel like a pro. It’s easy to use, fun to play with

The MPC One is the one!

From it’s intuitive design, to it’s ability to make phat beats on the fly… It’s a little guy but replaces a whole studio!

9
/ 10

Pros

  • Really well designed
  • Intuitive Music Making
  • Good For Basslines
  • Good For Breaks

Cons

  • No CV / Gate control

Buy one of these bad boys!

Buy the MPC One today!
(Sponsored Link)
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Cheeky Monday -Rockwell – 27-03-23

Yo! (Source: LIGHTNINGCORE)

Hey, music lovers!

I’m Irving, also known as MC Metronoom, and I’m here to share my experience at the latest Cheeky Mondays event. This wasn’t a Construct Sound or Construct Massive event, but as a music media platform, our team members will regularly attend other organization’s events and provide our perspective on them.

Line Up

First things first, I have to say that this event was absolutely fantastic! From the lineup to the atmosphere, everything was top-notch. The vibes were really nice, and the crowd was really hype this time. They reacted to everything, which made performing on stage all the more electrifying.

Sound Quality

The sound quality was on point, thanks to the soundman Arthur, who gave me my own mic and set it up differently than MC Multiplex’s mic. As the night wore on and I got a little tired and less loud, he compensated for my decreased loudness. Shoutout to Arthur, he’s the best!

The lighting was also impressive, much better than the last time. Sometimes the light engineer uses too much red and blue, making it hard to take good pictures of the event. But this time, it was spot on.

Highlights

One of the DJs played some 2008 jumpup, and it was really sick! Everybody loved it, but I have to admit, I loved it more. Rockwell killed it alongside myself and MC Multiplex, and the crowd was hype throughout the night.

Areas for improvement

Unfortunately, the backstage toilet was out of order, which was a minor inconvenience, but it didn’t take away from the overall experience.

New Blogginings

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be regularly blogging about my experiences at Cheeky Mondays and posting the pictures I take every week. I hope to see you all at the next event and share the music and excitement with you!

Stay tuned for more updates and reviews from other events that we attend. As a music media platform, we’re excited to establish Construct Sound as not only a record label and event company but also a go-to source for all things music-related.

Until next time, keep the beats pumping!

Techno Music News (March 2023)

Hello and welcome to Construct Techno Scene News, your source for the latest underground techno music news. In this newsletter, we will talk about some of the most exciting developments and events in the techno music industry. Whether you are a fan, a producer, or a DJ, you will find something interesting and useful here.

Upcoming Music

Let’s first talk about some of the upcoming releases from some of the most influential techno labels. On April 1st, Berlin-based Ostgut Ton will release a new EP from Marcel Dettmann, one of the residents of the legendary Berghain club. The EP, titled “MDR 29”, features four tracks of raw and hypnotic techno that showcase Dettmann’s signature sound. On April 15th, London-based Perc Trax will release a new album from Ansome, one of the rising stars of industrial techno. The album, titled “Hounds of the Harbour”, is a brutal and uncompromising journey through distorted beats and noisy textures that will appeal to fans of hard and heavy techno.

Techno Events

On April 8th, Amsterdam-based Reaktor will host a night of acid techno at Warehouse Elementenstraat, featuring live sets from 999999999, Boston 168, and Regal, as well as DJ sets from Dax J, Randomer, and Anetha. On April 22nd, Barcelona-based HEX will host a night of dark techno at Razzmatazz, featuring live sets from Ancient Methods, Phase Fatale, and SNTS, as well as DJ sets from Pøli & Lorenzo Raganzini, Joton, and NX1.

Ultra Music Festival 2023

Ultra Music Festival took place last weekend in Miami. Ultra is one of the biggest and most popular electronic music festivals in the world, but it is also known for its Resistance stage, which showcases some of the best underground techno acts. This year, the Resistance stage was bigger and better than ever, featuring legends like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, and Michael Bibi, as well as rising stars like Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, and Enrico Sangiuliano. The Resistance stage was packed with tens of thousands of fans who enjoyed the dark and hypnotic sounds of techno for three days straight. Some of the highlights were Maceo Plex and Michael Bibi’s back-to-back set, which blended their distinctive styles of melodic and groovy techno; Charlotte de Witte’s closing set on Sunday, which was a relentless and powerful display of hard techno; and Carl Cox’s surprise appearance on the mainstage on Saturday night, where he played a classic techno set that contrasted with the more mainstream EDM acts. Ultra Music Festival 2023 proved that underground techno is not only alive and well, but also growing in popularity and influence.

Latest Techno Trends

One of the most interesting trends is the emergence of modular synthesizers as a tool for live performance and production. Modular synthesizers are electronic instruments that consist of various modules that can be connected in different ways to create complex sounds and sequences. Many techno artists have embraced modular synthesizers as a way to explore new sonic possibilities and to create unique and dynamic live shows. Some of the most notable examples are Blawan, Surgeon, Karenn, Rrose, and Varg.

Algoraves: Coded Techno

What about algoraves? a new phenomenon that combines live coding with rave culture. Algoraves are events where performers use programming languages to create electronic music on the spot, while projecting their code on a screen for the audience to see. The music is usually influenced by techno, trance, ambient, or even classical genres, but it is also unpredictable and experimental, as it depends on the code written by the performers. Algoraves are not only a form of musical expression, but also a way of exploring the possibilities and limitations of technology and algorithms. Algoraves have been happening around the world for a few years now, but they have recently gained more attention and popularity in Brooklyn, where a group of live coders called Algorave NYC have been organizing regular events at venues like Trans-Pecos and Market Hotel. Algoraves are attracting a diverse crowd of curious and open-minded people who are looking for something different and challenging in their nightlife experience.

Thanks for Reading!

That’s all for this edition of Construct Techno Scene News. We hope you enjoyed reading about some of the latest underground techno music news. If you want to learn more or get involved in any of these topics, you can check out the links below. And don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for more updates on the underground techno music scene. Until next time, keep digging and remember: Techno is not just music. It’s a way of life.

Massive News (March 2023)

What’s new in March 2023?

If you’re a fan of high-energy, bass-heavy music, you might be wondering what’s going on in the world of drum and bass and jungle right now. Well, we’ve got you covered with some of the latest news, trends and releases from these exciting genres. Here are some of the highlights:

MC Fats passes away

One of the saddest news to hit the scene recently was the death of MC Fats, a legendary vocalist who graced countless tracks with his smooth and soulful voice. MC Fats, whose real name was Wildale Spencer, was also known as Singing Fats, and had a background in reggae and rare groove. He worked with some of the biggest names in drum and bass, such as Calibre, A Sides, Break and DJ Hype, as well as collaborating with artists from other genres like Roni Size and Lenny Fontana.

MC Fats was widely respected and loved by his peers and fans alike, who paid tribute to him on social media after his passing was confirmed on March 10th. He will be sorely missed by the drum and bass and jungle community, but his legacy will live on through his music.

Nia Archives drops new EP

One of the rising stars of drum and bass right now is Nia Archives, a 23-year-old British musician who blends her influences from jungle, experimental rave and footwork into her own unique sound. Her new EP, Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall, is out on March 12th, and showcases her talent as a singer-producer who can switch between melodic hooks and hard-hitting beats.

Nia Archives is part of a new generation of artists who are pushing for high tempos to be heard in the wider dance world, not just as a novelty or a surprise set, but as normal. She is also one of the many women who are making waves in the scene right now, along with others like DJ Mollie Collins, DJ Storm and DJ Flight.

Jungle revival is upon us

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the golden era of jungle music in the mid-90s, you’re not alone. There seems to be a renewed interest in the genre that spawned drum and bass, with many artists revisiting its classic sounds or adding their own twist to it. For example;

  • High Contrast released an album called Notes from the Underground last year that was inspired by 90s rave culture
  • Chase & Status mixed old-school jungle tunes for their RTRN II FABRIC mix
  • Origin8a & Propa teamed up with Benny Page for Harmony , an uplifting anthem that samples The Beloved’s Sweet Harmony
  • DJ Sherelle leads a movement that fuses jungle with footwork, dubstep, grime, techno, house, garage, hip hop, dancehall, reggae, soul, funk, disco – you name it!

Jungle music has always been about innovation , diversity and energy . It’s no wonder that it still resonates with people today , especially in these challenging times . As DJ Ben UFO says:

There have been ‘jungle revivals’ regularly for at least as long as I’ve been DJing.

DJ BEN UFO

We’re certainly not complaining!


That’s all for now folks! Stay tuned for more Massive Drum & Bass, Jungle, and more News.

www.Construct; New Website

[U.K./Europe] – Construct Sound, a record label, booking agency and event company, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website. The new site offers a fresh design, improved functionality, and new features that make it easier than ever for fans of a wide range of genres to explore their favourite music.

Visitors to the new website can enjoy a user-friendly experience while browsing artist profiles, discography, playlists, and upcoming and past events. The new site also includes a blog section that covers a range of topics relating to music, including music production and subgenre history. The blog will offer fans a behind-the-scenes look at the music industry, as well as insights into artist’s creative process.

“Our new website is not just a platform for our fans to explore our music and events, but also a place where we can share our knowledge and passion for music with our fans,” said Elliot, head of Construct Sound and artist under Construct Massive. “We want to create a space where fans can learn more about their favorite artists, discover new music, and gain valuable insights into music production and news.”

The new website offers an intuitive design that’s easy to navigate, making it simple for visitors to find what they’re looking for quickly. Fans can explore playlists curated by our team, browse artist profiles and discography, and stay in the loop on upcoming and past events. The blog section, on the other hand, will offer a deeper look into the music industry and its history.

In addition to the new features, the Construct Sound website offers an improved user experience with a modern and responsive design that looks great on any device.

“We’re excited to launch our new website and offer our fans a better way to engage with our music and events,” said Tom, head of Construct Electro.

To learn more about the new Construct Sound website, including its blog section, take a look around www.constructsound.com today.

The History and Evolution of Techno Music

Techno music emerged in Detroit, Michigan in the early 1980s, when a group of DJs and producers began experimenting with new sounds and electronic instruments. The genre is characterized by its use of repetitive beats, futuristic sounds, and often political or social messages.

Origins of Techno Music:

The origins of techno music can be traced back to the city of Detroit in the early 1980s, when a group of African-American DJs and producers began to create a new type of music that combined elements of funk, disco, and electronic music. These pioneers included Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson, who were known as the Belleville Three. They formed their own record label, Metroplex Records, and began releasing tracks that would later become classics of the techno genre.

Evolution of Techno Music:

Over the years, techno music has evolved and diversified, with new sub-genres and styles emerging. Some of the most notable sub-genres include:

  • Detroit Techno: The original sound of techno music, characterized by its use of analog instruments, minimalism, and futuristic sounds.
  • Acid Techno: A sub-genre that emerged in the late 1980s, characterized by its use of the Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, which creates a distinctive “acid” sound.
  • Dub Techno: A fusion of techno and dub music, characterized by its use of echo and reverb effects, and a slower, more atmospheric sound.
  • Industrial Techno: A sub-genre that emerged in the 1990s, characterized by its use of harsh, distorted sounds and heavy beats, often with political or social messages.
  • Minimal Techno: A stripped-down, minimalist style of techno music, characterized by its use of repetitive beats and simple melodies.

Notable Artists and Releases:

Over the years, techno music has produced many notable artists and releases, including:

  • Juan Atkins: Considered the “Godfather of Techno,” Juan Atkins is known for his pioneering work in the genre, including his classic track “Techno City.”
  • Derrick May: Another member of the Belleville Three, Derrick May is known for his seminal track “Strings of Life,” which is considered a classic of the genre.
  • Carl Craig: A Detroit-based producer and DJ, Carl Craig is known for his innovative work in the techno and house genres, and has released many acclaimed albums and tracks.
  • Jeff Mills: A former member of the Belleville Three, Jeff Mills is known for his energetic DJ sets and his work in the industrial techno sub-genre.
  • Richie Hawtin: A Canadian-born DJ and producer, Richie Hawtin is known for his work in the minimal techno sub-genre, and has released many acclaimed albums and tracks under his Plastikman and F.U.S.E. aliases.

Conclusion:

Techno music has come a long way since its early days in Detroit, and has influenced many other genres and styles of music. Today, techno music is a global phenomenon, with fans and artists all over the world. Whether you’re a fan of the classic Detroit sound or the latest innovations in the genre, techno music has something to offer for everyone.

The Evolution of Jungle to Drum & Bass

Sound System Culture and the Emergence of Jungle Music

Jungle music, often known as the don dadda of Drum & Bass, is a genre of electronic music that emerged in the UK in the early 1990s. Its roots can be traced back to the UK’s sound system culture, which emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. Sound systems were groups of DJs, MCs, and sound engineers who would set up massive, mobile sound systems in public spaces and play music for crowds of people.

The Birth of Jungle Music

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a new wave of dance music began to emerge in the UK. One of the most influential scenes was the rave scene, which saw thousands of young people gathering in underground venues to dance to fast, electronic music. Out of this scene emerged jungle music, which was initially known as hardcore or rave music.

Jungle Music Characteristics

Jungle music was characterized by its fast, frenetic rhythms, heavy basslines, and use of breakbeats, which were chopped up and re-arranged into complex, polyrhythmic patterns. Jungle music also drew on the sound system culture, with MCs shouting out over the music, and DJs playing dubplates and exclusive tracks.

Incorporating Reggae and Dancehall Influences

As jungle music evolved, it began to incorporate more elements of reggae and dancehall music. This was particularly true of the so-called “ragga jungle” style, which featured MCs singing in a Jamaican patois over fast, bass-heavy beats. Ragga jungle became hugely popular in the mid-1990s, and helped to bring jungle music to a wider audience.

The Transformation into Drum and Bass

Jungle music continued to evolve throughout the 1990s, with artists experimenting with new sounds and styles. By the end of the decade, jungle had transformed into drum and bass, which was characterized by its faster, more frenetic rhythms and futuristic soundscapes.

The Legacy of Jungle Music

Today, drum and bass remains a popular genre of electronic music, with artists and fans all over the world. While jungle music has evolved over the years, it remains an important part of the electronic music landscape, and continues to inspire new generations of artists and fans.

Conclusion

In conclusion, jungle music is a genre that emerged from the UK’s vibrant dance music scene in the early 1990s. It drew on influences from reggae, dancehall, and sound system culture, and was characterized by its fast, complex rhythms and heavy basslines. While jungle music has transformed into drum and bass, it remains an important part of the electronic music landscape, and continues to inspire new generations of artists and fans.

Notable Artists and Releases

Jungle music has produced several notable artists and releases over the years, including:

  1. LTJ Bukem – “Logical Progression” (1991) LTJ Bukem is a DJ, producer, and founder of the Good Looking Records label. His mixtape “Logical Progression” is considered a classic of the genre, and helped to popularize the atmospheric, melodic side of jungle music.
  2. Goldie – “Timeless” (1995) Goldie is a producer and DJ who is known for his fusion of jungle music with other genres, such as jazz and classical music. His debut album “Timeless” is considered a masterpiece of the genre, and features collaborations with several notable musicians, including Diane Charlemagne and Noel Gallagher.
  3. Roni Size & Reprazent – “New Forms” (1997) Roni Size is a DJ and producer who is credited with helping to popularize drum and bass music in the UK. His group Reprazent’s debut album “New Forms” won the Mercury Prize in 1997, and is considered a landmark of the genre.
  4. Shy FX – “Original Nuttah” (1994) Shy FX is a DJ and producer who is known for his fusion of jungle music with reggae and dancehall. His track “Original Nuttah,” which features MC UK Apache, is considered a classic of the genre, and helped to popularize the use of reggae samples in jungle music.
  5. Aphrodite – “Aphrodite” (1999) Aphrodite is a DJ and producer who is known for his high-energy, dancefloor-focused jungle music. His self-titled album, released in 1999, features collaborations with several notable MCs and is considered a classic of the genre.
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