Herbal Mafia 17th Birthday
Friday 27th January, Doors 9pm
Tickets are £5 (+ b/f) in advance (more on the door) and available from See Tickets.
It’s birthday time! We’ve had a great year bringing you the best in bass heavy music, from Ed Solo, Benny Page and Parly B to Skinnyman, Breakage and SP:MC, and everyone else who represented, there’s too many to name!
We start the new year properly with the return of some absolute dons; the York debut of a rising star; and a battle of bass between two local crews – on Herbal Mafia’s recently upgraded sound system in room 2!
£5 adv. £7 before 11pm. £10 after
9pm – 3am
Last entry at 1:30am
Please bring ID and vibes
Full lineup below:
These lads have been killing the jungle and drum&bass scene for time now and show no sign of letting up. From releasing classic hard jungle techno bangers on Congo Natty, Playaz, Urban Takeover and Philly Blunt since 2005; to remixing renowned artists such as Damien Marley, Nas, Enter Shikari, Freestylers, Toddla T and Skream in their own signature style.
Now they’re running their own labels showcasing the best in the scene right now with releases from the likes of: Top Cat, Tenor Fly, Ms Dynamite, General Levy, Turbulence, Capleton, Rodney P, Blak Twang, Jam Thieves, Upgrade, T>I, Voltage, Turno, Liondub, Marcus Visionary, DJ Complex, and many more.
It’s been 10 years since they last played York and they have grown huge since then – don’t miss this chance to see some proper legends smash it out!
From Latvia to Leeds and recently signed to N-Type’s Wheel & Deal Records this guy is going far! Headlining room 2, this is his first set in York and we can’t wait for you to witness it! Blending mesmerising tribal rhythms with deep roots and and even deeper basslines this set is gonna blow minds (and hopefully not the speakers!).
Our newest resident making his customary journey up north to celebrate with us. Even though he has been performing constantly, all around the world, for decades; the godfather of drum&bass and jungle has always got time for his York fam! He never fails to impress every time he gets on the decks; the heaviest vibes and dubplates for days!
VITAL TECHNIQUES & MC PEAN
The feisty Leeds boys are back for another sesh, this time rinsing the second room! Owners of Second to None Music producing the finest grime, garage and UK bass; as well as releasing on other labels such as Nuvolve, Deeprot and 3000 Bass. As well as being in our Mafia they also reside at Boombox Circus, Jungle Jam and the mighty Outlook Festival such are their talents for destroying dancefloors!
Deep, dark and dirty are the trademarks of our resident underground bass music specialist. Catch him warming up the main room with an extended set of heavy rollers and filthy bangers impeccably mixed for your aural pleasure.
YORKSHIRE TEA PARTY x PERSONAL SPACE INVADERS
Irie Vibes junglists YTP meet M*A*SH*E*D organisers and residents PSI for round 2 of their B2B clash. Round 1 was this time last year and it was immense, expect more of the same dubwise dubplate fire versus cheeky mashup mayhem.
ROOM 2: CXL x FRAKTURE
Two up-and-coming local crews go head to head on Herbal Mafia’s sound system. Playing all things bass at 140bpm. Hosted by MC Pean & Booski. And with Breakfake and Vital Techniques in the mix, things are bound to get naughty!
Frakture have made waves in York and Leeds in the last year bringing the likes of Sammy Virji, Devilman and Katalyst to the city plus smashing the Boiler Room style SWTBX events at Bluebox. DJs Laqai, Wulzeh and Millet representing.
CXL is a collective of those who love deep and dark bass music at 140bpm, they have yet to celebrate their first birthday but have already enticed Daseplate to York as part of their murky missions. Keep an eye on this lot! Gastah, Brenz & Joachim on deck duties.