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DrumObsession has kicked off its show on Bassdrive.com in 2012. Broadcast from Pozna?, Poland and hosted by Alegria, a long-time fan and listener of the station, this weekly installment takes place every Wednesday (4-6 pm GMT). Instead of focusing on playing the freshest dubplates, DrumObsession puts stress on the quality of the mix, proper blending and the storytelling aspect, on building a vibe and keeping things interesting. Alegria believes in an across-the-board selection that spans from soulful and melodic flavours, to bassline and amen rollers, tekky steppers, atmospheric and jazzy tunes, ‘Autonomic’ experimental excursions, juke/footwork-infused licks and various stuff that transgress genre boundaries and push the envelope (because let’s face it, folks: if the tempo is right, you can make almost anything work in the mix!).
At the end of every episode you can also hear updates about the monthly DrumObsession events based in Pozna? (coincidentally ran by a crew called DrumObsession, which is in fact where the show derives its name from) where our mission is to educate the crowds about all styles of proper drum & bass. We hope to see all of you listeners there with us one day, so if you’re anywhere in the area or feel like attending – drop us a line via the DO facebook page!
– Host Bio:
[DrumObsession / Bassdrive / Poland]
Even though he’d listened to Drum & Bass in the past, it wasn’t until the day he turned the dial to internet radio giant BASSDRIVE.COM that ALEGRIA truly became addicted to this fast-paced, exciting music. From that moment on, the story became near-cliché: friends suggested he get his own equipment and become a DJ himself – thus began the “bedroom DJ” stage. After hard work in the studio honing his technical and selection skills, ALEGRIA recorded his first studio mix and was instantly spotted by a local promoter with gig offers. Since then, ALEGRIA’s played various monthly parties with the DRUMOBSESSION crew and has also found time to start his own monthly edition of parties entitled ‘LUCID DRUMMING’. In October 2012 he managed to secure his own weekly slot onBASSDRIVE.COM thus enabling him to spread the DRUMOBSESSION sound worldwide.
As a promoter, ALEGRIA is responsible for booking revered DRUM & BASS luminaries such as RANDOM MOVEMENT, NAIBU, KOMATIC, TRIAD, STRAY, DFUNK, PRESHA, HALOGENIX, MIKAL, BIG BUD, PAUL SG, FOREIGN CONCEPT, TECHNICOLOUR, HYDRO, FD, LM1, CHRIS SU, PHIL TANGENT, dBRIDGE, ULTERIOR MOTIVE, LENZMAN, SUBMORPHICS, MAKO, DAVE OWEN, CALCULON, TOKYO PROSE, A-SIDES, NYMFO, SAM KDC, COMMIX, LOXY, JAYBEE, OM UNIT, SURVEY, SINISTARR, FLACO, MARCUS INTALEX, ICICLE, BLOCKS & ESCHER. He’s also shared the stage and spotlight with worldwide heavyweights APHRODITE, ANILE, BLACK SUN EMPIRE, EDWARD OBERON, GOLDIE, JUNE MILLER, METHOD ONE, NETSKY, RONI SIZE, SIGMA, S.P.Y, WILL MILES and ZYON BASE, to name but a few.
Since early 2010 until late 2014, through his strong and determined networking skills, ALEGRIA has also played an integral role in the worldwide promotion of burgeoning, jazzy D&B label JAZZSTICKS RECORDINGS, run by VIENNA, AUSTRIA-based (and GOOD LOOKING RECORDS artist) PAUL SG. In 2014 MAKO invited ALEGRIA to help him promote his UTOPIA MUSIC imprint.
Quality, deep DRUM & BASS is what drives ALEGRIA forward and as a DJ armed with both classics and the latest dubs doing damage on dance floors worldwide, he’s not to be missed…….
(words by Jay Cappo)