I Dub Thee is an ongoing series featuring conversations between Nez, creator and resident at Drop Shots, and his guest artistes. Ahead of Drop Shots this Friday, March 20th, Nez sits with Zul of Subvert HQ to uncover his top 5 picks of Drum & Bass tracks.
Zul of Subvert HQ
They say you are what you listen to. So to find out more about Zul of Subvert HQ, we sat with him to uncover his top 5 favorite Drum & Bass tracks, from the classics to more current tunes of the genre that have shaped his sound, which is exhibited through his Subvert Sessions Podcast that has garnered listeners from all across the globe.
Since the 90s, Zul has been DJing along side some serious big names in the industry such as dBridge, Friction, Stamina MC, Pendulum and London Elektricity. The Subvert HQ boss has played at the legendary Hospitality parties in Shoreditch, London, as well as for MediaCorp Radio’s Lush 99.5FM Clubscape sessions, as heard on the airwaves in Singapore.
Here are Zul’s Top 5 Picks of Drum & Bass Bangers:
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“Kung-Fu sample heavy, this tune by Drum & Bass legend Doc Scott is legendary and a favorite when I first started DJing. Built around a simple two-step break, what sets it apart is the gargantuan bassline that has to be heard to be believed. 19 years on, this remains an essential DJ tool.”
“Drum & Bass supergroup Bad Company has fashioned many a great tune. This, however, is their mightiest and best-known productions. Listen to the clip and you’ll see why this track was named one of the greatest Drum & Bass tracks of all time.”
“Ruffhouse is a new outfit specializing in deep, minimal neurofunk – this track is a standout and still causes major damage on dancefloors. Not surprising, just check out those thumping beats and that heaving bassline. An outfit to watch.”
“The vinyl version was only limited to 500 copies and cost me a small fortune to track down. This track remains a fixture in all my sets: An obvious nod to soundtrack composers Tangerine Dream and John Carpenter, this is extremely groovy and a delight from start to finish.”
“Another track that never leaves my playlist. Formerly one half of Instra:mental, Kid Drama (aka Damon Kirkham, who also does techno as Jon Convex) shows a more ferocious side here – ditching the half-step Autonomic vibes in favour of techno influenced dancefloor number. Essential peak time DJ tool, this is.”
Drop Shots: Drum & Bass featuring Kiat and Nez Friday, March 20th
10pm till late
KOI Bangers Level 2, 9 Haji Lane
No cover charge Visit Drop Shots on Facebook for more information