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Episode #024 features Dawn Raid aka ADT & Kingsize a Jungle/Drum n Bass music collective based in the UK's rainy city of Manchester. They are also the label CEO's of Bass Music imprint Hocus Pocus Records
The first release on the Hocus Pocus label is a double a-side:
A - Blue Sky Thinking - Dawn Raid
AA - Iscariot - Bladerunner & Dawn Raid
Dawn Raid was formed in early 2006 to try and create a sound that the guy's felt was missing from modern Drum N Bass. Hard work in the studio over a number of years in order to find a sound that represented them best, and a constant push with their local performances, helped to elevate the group further. This lead to memorable well received sets at the legendary Warehouse Project via Metropolis, APE at the Manchester Apollo and Sankey's Soap, as well as huge local nights Platoon, Hit + Run, Religion, Subwoofah & Relapse.
During 2010 through to mid 2012 Dawn signed exclusively to DJ Vapour's 36Hertz Recordings and subsequently released their debut single 'Breakdown' featuring Leanne in late 2011 with big remixes from the likes of RAM Records artist Callide. This was followed up by their debut EP on 36 Hertz 'Tears in the Rain' & their first collaboration with current jungle don Bladerunner via the 'Back To the Bass' LP series in the form of the dance floor smasher 'Hippo Yawn'.
Upon leaving the label to further spread their creative wings in May 2012, Dawn turned their attention to focusing on building their release portfolio & doing the ground work to start their own label. This led to a September 2012 DnB Number 1! with Bladerunner in the form of the 'Only You' remix for old skool legend Nookie released on Phuzion Digital.
Currently, Dawn have been actively working with well known artists such as the aforementioned Bladerunner, Tru Thoughts Garage/Dubstep pioneer Zed Bias aka Maddslinky, actor/vocalist of 'Ill Manors' fame RizMC (Riz Ahmed), and have released/remixed tracks featuring Congo Natty 'Junglist' legend Peter Bouncer and foundation hardcore stalwart DJ Slipmatt through DJ Randall's Stepback Sessions. With a stack-load of original material and remixes from other prolific artists such as Callide, Lionfire, etc, etc, the future is looking bright for this Manchester based collective!
More from Dawn Raid:
01 - Bladerunner – Jungle Story – Dub
02 - K-Jah – Back To 93 - Dub
03 - Murray Man – Make Contacts – Lionfire Remix – Dub
04 - Malachi & Voltage – Revenge of the Wu Tang – Zombie
05 - Atmos T – Crooklyn – Smokescreen
06 - Cabin Fever – Retreat Remix – Dub
07 - Mr. Explicit – Don't Deal Violence – Dub
08 - Sharpz – Alright – Dub
09 - Sterling Sound – Back 2 Da Real – Dub
10 - Madcap – Everyday – Cabin Fever Remix – Criminal Records
11 - Wickaman, Hoodlum & Mavrik – One Scratch – Program
12 - Dawn Raid – TWOC (Taken Without Consent) – Dub
13 - Atmospherix – Memories - ???
14 - Alpha & Tim Ryan – 24/7 Badboy – Dub
15 - Bladerunner & Dawn Raid – Iscariot – Hocus Pocus Dub
16 - Mampi Swift – Gangster – Charge
17 - Steppa & Kitcha – House of Pain – Serum Remix – Dub
18 - Dawn Raid – Ruckus VIP – Dub
19 - AI & Command Strange – Broken Ground – Metalheadz
20 - Freeze & Ruffstuff – New Horizons – Dub
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