Thursday 19 January
Exclusive Playlist: Shogun Audio. 🗓
Established over 13 years ago, Shogun Audio has been at the heartbeat of Friction’s innovative productions. The Brightonian producer’s career spans nearly two decades, sinking his teeth into the Drum and Bass scene as label manager with fellow owner K-Tee. The ever-evolving entourage of Shogun Audio artists adhere to the highest of standards, producing the very best in hi-grade drum & bass, dubstep and bass music.
Shogun Audio sessions have become synonymous with the best nights out not only across Europe, but establishing a foothold and particularly special bond with London. The reputation of a Shogun stretches back to their old ground-breaking sell-out warehouse parties in Ewer Street, London, putting the Shogun brand fully on the map and in the hearts of bass lovers.
Ahead of the label hosting Room 2 of Printworks’ UKF night next month, we’ve previewed an exclusive London playlist to encapsulate the night.
Bodysnatch – Euphony (Just 4 U London)
The start of Bodysnatch’s track is an uplifting melancholic experience, with an introduction of twinkling euphoric sensations and deep sooth exhaling and inhaling before a ruthless bassline. The track is synonymous with the early London scene, particularly with recollections of Paradise club in Angel, Islington and London-born producer Mickey Finn famously dropping the track at one of the capital’s finest spots, Astoria.
Scott Garcia – It’s a London Thing
Scott Garcia’s punchy garage beat ‘It’s a London Thing’ is something of a national treasure. Arriving as the genre slowly emerged as the ground-breaking force it went onto be, it packed plenty of attitude and grit. The track not only propelled Scott into garage folklore but established itself as one of the genre’s all the time classics, reaching number 24 in the national charts in 1997.
Alix Perez – Warlord ft Riko Dan
DnB great Alix Perez spearheaded ‘Warlord’ in a contrasting, gritty direction from the rest of the ‘Chorma Chords’ album released 4 years ago. The Belgium producer earned his reputation amongst London’s finest DnB producers following regular appearances across the capital since the age of 14, now residing in his north London home.
Jamie xx- All Under One Roof Raving
Inspired by the trials and tribulations of living life on the road, British producer Jamie XX brought nostalgic elements together to appease his once griping homesick pangs. It’s a nod to the old school vibe, implementing hardcore sounds recognisable with much of London’s 90s scene that can resonates with today’s society. A throwback to all UK fashion brands we’ve become familiar with to the rave, the track include sound elements such as steel drums, rolling beats and gravelly lyrics to deliver a true taste of the British underground music scene.
Ed:It – South City
Keeping an element of suspense with drawn out soothing vocals and racing flavours, the name South City itself derived from the artist’s big move from Nottingham to London. The track part of 4 releases on the EP is inspired by the new sounds and intrinsic influences from the capital, with the track featuring deep samples and soul. Be prepared for plenty of ammo to the ears.
Catch Shogun Audio hosting Room 2 at Printworks on February 11th alongside Snowbombing and UKF.