NICK LOMAX (LOADSTAR)
It was 2003 and I had my first DJ gig, a freezing cold night in Manchester. I already had a few records out under the name Holdtight — and received quite a good booking through Metropolis, who run the biggest drum & bass nights up in the North.
So I played after Bailey, and it was a late slot, 3-4am. I remember turning up at the club and it was going off seriously hard!
Andy C was presented with the coveted Best DJ Award at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards at Electric Brixton last night. The evening was topped off for the longstanding scene leader when Ram Records aslo won the gong for best label.
Elsewhere Calyx & TeeBee topped off a fine year by bagging the Best Producer Award, Best Track for 'Elevate This Sound' and Best Video for 'Pure Gold' (below).
S.P.Y. was into hip-hop in the early '90s until he started hearing some life-changing dance music. “I heard The Prodigy 'Music Reach' and Jonny L 'Hurt You So', and I was just blown away,” the Brazilian DJ/producer tells DJ Mag. “I think because the breaks were similar to hip-hop, but fast. So from there I have been following all the jungle and drum & bass evolution ever since.”