Monday, 25 November 2013


This month, we come to the second round of our 15th Birthday celebrations. It's been a crazy 15 years of parties, providing Newcastle with the biggest and best Drum N Bass line-ups, making us one of the longest running events in the region, second only to our good house music friends over at Shindig.
We have played host to most every major DNB artist, as well as supporting some amazing new talent, and provided our crowds with a standard unrivaled by our competitors.

Turbulence began life way back in 1998 at Newcastle University Student Union, with resident's Phobia and Piper bringing their love of DNB and Jungle to the city, and together with host MC Mike-E-Rider, swelled in size to become the premier destination for DNB in the North. With coaches travelling from Sunderland, Darlington, Carlisle, Leeds, Edinburgh and many more towns, the Turbulence crowd was a meeting of Junglists far and wide, and united a community of people with a passion for punishing basslines and uncompromising breakbeats. Indeed, Turbulence has always shown a deep support for the community, and local talent, with a solid and firm policy for supporting it's supporters, whether it be through local forum, in collaboration with other DNB events such as Curves, Grenade and Area51, or through the many youngsters who have cut their teeth on the decks at a Turbulence event.

Our other rooms have been no different, playing host to HipHop, Breakbeats, Dubstep and House over the years, in collaboration with P-Skillz and Maroon, and the Tricky Disco boys, and more recently a solid group of local artists such as Flabski, Spectra, Nirz, Hadoshroom and more taking the reigns. We've also hosted some amazing headliners in our back room, from Skream to Skinnyman, and pushed for excellence in our smaller rooms as much as we have in our main room.

As the years have passed, Turbulence has progressed and evolved, playing host to BBC Radio 1, Drum N Bass Arena, Knowledge Magazine, 1Xtra and more, as well as showcasing labels like Valve, Renegade Hardware, Metalheadz, Ram, Full Cycle, Good Looking amongst others, and today, you would be hard pushed to find a Drum N Bass fanatic in the region who has not at some point graced our dancefloors.

Today, Turbulence continues to provide the biggest and best parties at our home Digital Nightclub, and supported by our current residents Chroma and Aems MC, we regularly play host to Shogun Audio, Hospitality, Critical, UKF and more to make sure we continue to bring the best of the best to the region. 
So, as we end our 15th year, it seems fitting that we partner with one brand we have had a long standing and mutually respectful relationship with.

Virus Records also celebrates it's 15th Birthday this year, and having had our soundsystems graced by the mighty Ed Rush and Optical on numerous occassions throughout our history, it seems fitting that our birthday celebrations see these two true legends of the genre celebrate with us. This Friday, the 29th of November, Digital Nightclub Newcastle will resonate to the sounds of Virus and the everlasting sound of Turbulence.

Here's to the future. See you at the front. x

Friday, 15 November 2013

[TRACK] Optical - Sonar (Ed Rush, Optical and Trace VIP)

Out with the old and in with the new, proof that after 15 years of amazing releases, they still got it. Banger.

[FREE MIX] Optical - 15 Years of Virus

A must have for all DnB fans, this excellent mix from Optical spans the history of revolutionary label VIRUS. Grab this and whack it on your earphones. it's ridiculously good.

[TRACK] Optical - Untitled (Unreleased Virus dub 1996)

Continuing our month of Virus, Optical just uploaded this hidden gem from the Virus Vaults. This never saw the light of say back in 1996, but thanks to the wondrous power of Soundcloud, Optical has shared this for you to get your lugs around. Enjoy!

[TRACKS] Ed Rush & Optical - Wormhole EP

As we gear up for the second part of our 15th birthday celebrations, This month's headliners are also celebrating fifteen years in the game! The mighty Virus Records, run by dnb legends ED RUSH and OPTICAL has been around as long as we have, and they just upped one of their classic albums to Soundcloud. Check it out. This should be in every dnb head's collection.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

[TRACK] Mefjus & Icicle - Contemporary

Seeing as we have MEFJUS as a guest this month, we thought we'd share this unbelievable record from him and Turbulence favorite ICICLE. Dropping on Critical Music sometime soon, I'd hazard a guess that this will get an airing tomorrow night. Don't miss it!

[TRACKS] Camo & Krooked - Zeitgeist LP [Preview]

camo and Krooked are back with a preview of their long-awaited LP "Zeitgeist". From this preview, it sounds amazing and we can't wait to get our hands on it. Huge stuff.

[FREE TRACKS] Harry Shotta - Twelve Months Mixtape

If you've not heard of Harry Shotta, you need to check this MC out. Quickly rising to the top of the DnB Microphone game, he's since expanded to cover a whole host of genres and this mixtape shows off that huge diversity. A whole album, for FREE. Grab it now and turn those amplifiers to 11.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

[TRACK] Dizzee Rascal - "I Dont Need A Reason" - Mampi Swift Remix

Mampi Swift returns back to the fore with a MASSIVE remix of Dizzee Rascal's new track "I Don't Need A Reason". This is the recording of Zane Lowe dropping it on Radio 1. Prepare to hear this in peak-time sets across the country for the foreseeable future!

Monday, 2 September 2013


To celebrate 15 YEARS of Turbulence, we start our birthday celebrations with a SHOGUN AUDIO showcase. Taking over the decks at the legendary Digital Nightclub in Newcastle are FRICTION, ALIX PEREZ and MEFJUS, with support from CHROMA, and hosted by Shogun's own LINGUISTICS and our very own AEMS MC.

Get your tickets online by clicking the button on the right, or in person at Beatdown Records, Newcastle City Centre.

[TRACK] Amy Steele ft Mario - Eyes On You (Spectrasoul Rmx)

Turbulence favourites Spectrasoul drop a luscious remix of this RnB smash. Transforming the original into a roller of epic proportions, this shows the talent coming out of the Shogun stable at it's highest quality. Peak time business.

[TRACK] Total Science - Suspicious (Alix Perez Rmx)

Another huge track from Shogun Audio, this time from dnb legends Total Science. The Alix Perez remix transforms this track into a gorgeous minimal roller, with haunting vocal licks and luscious drums. We expect no less from the mighty Perez!

[FREE TRACK] Evol Intent - Street Knowledge VIP

Evol Intent come with a FREE download of beasty dungeon sounds for your eardrums. Huge tearing evilness assaults the senses with huge drops and double time amens. Hard as nails, guarenteed bassface business. Grab it now!

[TRACK] Artificial Intelligence - Freedom Come ft DRS

Shogun Audio continue their dominance of the dnb scene with this massive release from AI and DRS. Expect to hear this at Part 1 of our 15th birthday celebrations on the 27th September.

[MIX] Ed Rush & Optical - Essential Mix 1999

One from the vaults this one. The Virus vaults. The legendary Ed Rush and Optical just upped this on the Virus Soundcloud as a free download so we thought we'd share it with you lovely people. Quality tracks, mixed superbly. there is a reason these guys are regarded as legends of the scene. Get this on your iDevice ASAP.

[TRACK] Madeon - Icarus (Fred V & Grafix Rmx)

Fred V and Grafix drop a euphoric remix of this Madeon banger. peak time trance riffs, arpeggios and strings lift this one up for festival and peak-time clubs alike. Huge.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

[FREE TRACK] Daft Punk - Get Lucky (TC Remix)

TC drops another free bootleg, this time of the huge Summer anthem "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk. One for the dancefloor!

Thursday, 4 July 2013


The local lads are at it again, this time powering onto the DJ Magazine site with a FREE guest mix.

Friday, 28 June 2013

[MIX] UKF presents Hamilton

UKF Music Podcast #39 - Hamilton in the mix by Ukf on Mixcloud

The legendary UKF Podacst series continues, this month spotlighting a long-time pioneer of the rave scene and Ram Record's recent star, HAMILTON. from Jump-Up to Tech, this mix covers all bases. A quality collection of sonic treats.

[PREVIEW] Spectrasoul - S.O.U.R. (Rockwell Remix)

Turbulence favourites Spectrasoul drop this preview of their forthcoming track on Shogun Audio. This Rockwell remix is a wonderful peice of bass music and well worth the purchase when it drops on vinyl. Don't miss it.

[MIX] Shabba D - History In The Making

Legendary MC, Shabba D drops a short mix with Jump-Up maestros Modified Motion. One for the rave heads!

[PREVIEW] Renegade Hardware present... Reanimation EP - Released 15th July

Renegade Hardware drop a little teaser for their latest EP "Reanimation EP". Released 15th July, tis is a quality release featuring tracks from Optiv, Futurecut, and Usual Suspects. Grab the vinyl now.

[FREE TRACK] Concord Dawn - Warehouse

A great free track from heavy dnb stalwarts, Concord Dawn. Well worth the download!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

[MIX] Alix Perex - Essential Mix

More new mixes now from the BBC, this time from the mighty Alix Perez. Some amazingly beautiful tracks here. Well worth the listen.

[MIX] Mistajam presents SUBFOCUS - BBC Radio 1

Mistajam drops this exclusive studio mix from SUBFOCUS. Genre crossing, bass pounding music for all here, grab it now!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

[MIX] Random Concept presents MAMPI SWIFT

Random Concept release this banging mix from Mampi Swift to celebrate their 7 years in the promotion game.


Thanks to everyone who made it down to our Hospitality event! This time around we've got the Hospital head honcho LONDON ELEKTRICITY taking to the decks for some Summer vibes...


London Elektricity
Script MC
Aems MC 



Limited early bird tickets are priced at £5 + BF available only at

Standard £7 ticket are available from Beatdown Records in Newcastle or at

There will be selected drinks promos priced at £2.50 all night. The night will run from 11pm until 4.00am and is open to all. Check for goodies and more info about the night.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

[EVENT] Turbulence presents HOSPITALITY






Advance tickets are £12 + BF available from Beatdown in Newcastle or online at :

There will be selected drinks promos priced at £2.50 all night. The night will run from 11pm until 4.00am and is open to all. Check for goodies and more info about the night.
 Digital, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Doors are 11pm - 3.30am

Thursday, 18 April 2013

[FREE TRACK] The Upbeats ft Noisia - Clamber

Artist: The Upbeats & Noisia
Title: Clamber
Album: Alone EP
Label: Vision Recordings


[MIX] Nu:Logic - FABRICLIVE Promo Mix

The tag team duo of Nu:tone and Logistics powers forward with growing force, dropping this excellent little mix for FABRICLIVE.
Made in promotion of the Nu:Logic 'What I've Always Wanted' album launch in RM 2 on 19th April.

Full article/interview here:…live-promo-mix


1. The Bar Kays – I Can’t Believe You’re Leaving Me (Fulgeance Rework)
2. Bondax – Gold (Technimatic Remix)
3. Four Tet – Angel Echoes Bootleg
4. Nu:Logic – Brown Shoes
5. Calibre – Brody
6. Naibu – Just Like You
7. S.P.Y – Bass Terror
8. Lynx ft. Hellrazor – Vitamin Germ
9. Joe Syntax – Slingshot
10. Phace & Noisia – MPD
11. Teddy Killerz – Shake
12. Fierce & Vicious Circle – Spectra
13. Logistics – Cold World VIP
14. Kove – Gone
15. Chroma – Intermission
16. Nu:Logic – Gemini’s Child
17. Nu:Logic ft, Kayn – Broken
18. Nu:Logic - Memories

[MIX] Metrik - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Recent signing Metrik crashes onto the Hospital release schedule with this immense self-titled EP.

Hot on the heels of his Essential Mix for BBC Radio One, Metrik has forged a reputation for producing top-notch peak time tunes with catchy hooks and uplifting vibes a-plenty.

Featuring four tracks: “Break Of Dawn”, “Out Of The Fire”, “Solar” and “Distant Shores”, the “Metrik” EP showcases his musically expansive, techy sound which will impress, move and energize their audience in equal measure. Buy them from the Hospital shop now >


[MIX] Dub Phizix - Hyponik 126

Dubphizix comes with an awesome selection for the latest mix on the Hyp series. Check it out!

[FREE TRACK] Photek - Pyramids

DnB veteran PHOTEK, known for his ethereal soundscapes and incredibly complex textures releases a FREE download for all you electronic music peoples. It's not dnb, but you can hear the influence as scattered double time fills glitch between paced live drums and floating strings. most definately worth the download.

[VIDEO] Lynx & Seed ft Footsie & Fats - Revolutions

Down-tempo now with a suprise track from Lynx and Seed. No strangers to the dnb scene, Lynx and Seed come with a dubsteppy / sublow track that shakes ribcages. On top of this foreboding and industrial riddim are the vocal talents of Grime scene vet FOOTSIE and dnb legend FATS, which makes for a hypnotic and memorable track. This, will be big.

[MIX] Transmission 284 - CHROMA

284 - Chroma by Data Transmission on Mixcloud

A bit closer to home now and our residents CHROMA drop this dirty growling mix for Transmission. Always a perfect mix of hard, agressive and rolling dnb, Chroma come with yet another amazing collection of tracks after a very busy last few moths. More to come from them soon...

[VIDEO] Netsky - When Darkness Falls

We always like to see what's happening with Hospital when we've got Hospitality the same month, and we were pleased to see this epic video from our good friend Netsky. Filmed while on tour across New Zealand and Australia, the beautiful scenery and epic rave footage compliment this anthemic dancefloor track perfectly. Make sure you get down to Hospitality at the end of this month for some of this!

[FREE APP] Moog - Filtatron (iOS)

For those of you who have taken the leap and integrated your iPhone or iPad with your studio space, you might be interested to know about this little beauty. Moog's filter and effects app for iOS, a favorite of Mouse On Mars that's normally $7.99, is currently available for FREE. Grab it quick before they put the price back up. This excellent little app is demonstrated in the embedded video above, so have a look at it and give it a go.


[FREE TRACKS] J.Bostron - One Foot Skankin EP

J Bostron drops a lovely free EP for all the junglists out there. If you're a fan of reggae influenced beats, then these should be straight on your download list. Just hop across to J's Facebook page and click "Like" to download the tracks.


[REMIX COMP] 2DB - Original Sound System Style

We thought you might be interested in this remix competition from DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH... Here are the details!!

Original Sound System Style remix competition!

2DB (aka Drumsound & Bassline Smith) are giving you the chance to remix Original Sound System Style

Any GENRE will be considered.

Terms and Conditions
• The deadline is Tues 7th May 2013
• Files must be delivered in the form of a send space link sent to
• Only 320 MP3 files will be accepted
• Tracks must be named in the following format with your artist name and then email address
• One entry per person - When you think its done send it

• The winner receives a digital release on Technique Recordings with the best runners up being posted to 2DB's & Drumsound & Bassline Smith's SoundCloud as part of a runners up free download package.
• The best runners up will be posted to 2DB's Soundcloud as part of a runners up free download package

Remix Parts and Submission Method:
The bass, drums, music and fx parts can be downloaded from @2dbmusic Completed remixes should be sent using SendSpace to as a 320kbps MP3 file and named in the following format with your artist name and then email address "ARTISTNAME - EMAIL.MP3".

Good Luck!

[PRODUCTION] Maschine Tutorial have just released this excellent tutorial to Maschine. If you're just starting out, or even if you are seasoned with this bit of kit, the video is still well worth a look, as you might learn something you never did before...

Sunday, 24 March 2013

[MIX] 10 Below - Studio Mix

Young rising star 10 Below drops an excellent studio mix ahead of his set at Turbulence this week. Lovely stuff!

[VIDEO] Alix Perez - Annie's Song

The excellent Alix Perez drops this wonderfully soulful half time track, with a strange yet captivating video. Lush.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

[TRACK] Hosta - Reminisce

Another lovely liquid cut from Hosta, this one just in time for the spring. catch him at our next event!!!

Friday, 15 March 2013

[MIX] Minus - Turbulence Mix

It's the easter b2b bash this month at Turbulence and one of our regular guests, MINUS, has done this quality promo mix in the lead up to the night! Exactly the kind of DnB we love the most here at Turbs HQ, we thoroughly recommend.

[TRACKS] Fred V & Grafix - Goggles EP

After DESTROYING last month's Turbulence event, we thought we'd post this to big up the boys FRED V and GRAFIX. Typical dancefloor quality from Hospital records, this oozes peak-time skank-out from every orifice, proving why Hospital still lead the way in dancefloor dnb. Excellent release.

[FREE TRACK] Caspa - Freeze

One for our Dubstep peoples. I could have posted so many free dubstep tracks this month, and some amazing stuff from Jinx In Dub, Om Unit, FAT Club and many more doing the rounds on the Blogosphere. However, we try and stick to drum n bass over here at Turbulence HQ, but this could not pass us by. Caspa back on the buttons with a track that harks back to the "golden age" of dubstep, when the Dub Police Fabric Album had just dropped, and before everyone with a cracked copy of Massive started making chainsaw music... This one is a genuine, quality, dancefloor banger. Don't fuck about!

[FREE TRACK] High Rankin - Wonderment (Panacea VIP)

We've not heard much from the jump-up bass monster known as High Rankin for a while now, so when he posted this remix from Panacea, we decided to check it out. Unfortunately, the Panacea of old has almost nearly gone, with his trademark quirky style absent in place of run-of-the-mill chainsaw basslines. Still, if you like drumstep and that current EDM sound, you will like this. Ferocious, unforgiving, and noisy as they come.

[MIX] Lenzman - Retrospective for Radio 1

Another firm favourite here at Turbulence HQ, Lenzman drops this trip down memory lane which got us all nostalgia'd. Some absolute classics sit alongside some modern day tracks that do not fail to get the pulse racing. A great mix from a great DJ.

[MIX] Calibre - 30 Minute Fabric Mix

We posted last month about our excitement for the new Fabric album from Calibre. This mix makes us dribble just that little bit more... Teasing us with a 30minute mix, expect the full album to be amazing. We can't wait.

[MIX] Dieselboy - Wake The Dead

Over to South Africa now, where the southern continent's main man continues to destroy dancefloors and tear up raves. A mixed bag this, straying from dark and moody techstep into machine gun drumstep and chainsaw basslines, the ferocity will batter you into submission. If you like your music insanely hard, this one is for you.

[MIX] Skibadee presents... #DAMONEYSHOT

We try and cater to all tastes here at Turbulence HQ, and we're following the Spectrasoul mix with something from the other end of the spectrum. For all our Jump-Up heads, we bring you DAMONEYSHOT from DnB veteran Skibadee. Proving why he's the main man when it comes to tearing up raves, Skiba goes in on this blistering 40min set of non stop basslines and 200mph lyrics. FIRE! CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

[MIX] Spectrasoul - Mixmag Studio Mix

With the DnB scene being relatively quiet of late, we've been struggling to find you great free tracks. However, the mixes and videos have been coming thick and fast! This is one of our most recent favourites from Turbulence regulars SPECTRASOUL. A recent studio mix they did for Mixmag, this is well worth the download. Check it.

Friday, 22 February 2013

[MIX] Soul Intent - Good Looking Records Showcase

We couldn't let this one pass you by. Soul Intent mix the Good Looking Showcase. if you like liquid, this is for you.

[FREE TRACK] Colossus - Big Bout Yah

Local lad Colossus drops a free track for y'all to grab. Big brash jungle drums sit under syncopated growls of tech dirt. We like.

[MIX] Pendulum 2002

Recently posted up by Elhornet, this amazing Pendulum mix takes us right back to where it all began. We can't believe it's been 11 years. Still sounds fresh. Grab it.

[NEWS] Calibre to mix newest Fabric Live CD.

We're all very excited to hear the news that the great CALIBRE will be mixing the newest Fabric Live CD. If you've not heard of the man himself, then please go and check out near everything he's ever done. Deep, soulful, yet weighty drum n bass, rolling drums and grooves that you can't help but get carried away on. This will be a must buy when it drops. Get yourself down to Beatdown Records and grab a copy when it drops.

[MIX] Carl Cox - Drum N Bass Special

Carl Cox Global - Drum & Bass New Year Special! by Carl Cox on Mixcloud

Yes, that's correct! During our monthly trawl of the best new dnb stuff around, we stumbled upon this gem of a mix by none other than the mighty CARL COX. It's not very often you see Coxy playing dnb any more, so we thought this was definately worth the post. Mainstream, but hey, it's CARL COX.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

[FREE TRACK] Wilkinson - Blender Bass + Production tutorial

Well as you all know, our first event of 2012 is just around the corner and our lovely friend Mr Wilkinson will be taking to the turntables. Embaressingly, we missed this little freebie over Christmas so we bring it to you now, along with the Production tutorial showing how the track was made. Enjoy, and we'll see you down the front on the 25th!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

[FREE TRACK] Hosta - All This Time

Local liquid afficianado HOSTA drops a free track on Talkin Beats, the lovely label that has featured early work from Netsky, Fred V & Grafix to name but a few. If you like your dnb melodic and rolling, then this is for you. Great stuff.

Friday, 4 January 2013


Local DnB heavyweights CHROMA drop another excellent mix in the space of a month. This time to accompany their Interview in the long-running DJ MAG.

You can read the full interview HERE

Thursday, 3 January 2013

[MIX] Program Mix Vol 2 - CHROMA - Ram Retrospective Mix

CHROMA go in with an absolute banger of a mix. Some Ram Records classics are present and Chroma whip them into a frenzy with more rotations than an agitated Tasmanian devil. Turn this up LOUD.

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[FREE TRACK] Grimes - Genesis (Naibu Remix)

Yet more FREE stuff as the hangovers from NYE slowly fade away, melodic dnb afficianado NAIBU drops us this free bootleg. Lovely stuff.

[SAMPLES] High Rankin - Drumstep Sample Pack

High Rankin tells us what this sample pack is all about:
This pack has everything you need from super punchy drums to tearing leads, growling bass and atmospheric music loops. Hell, we've even thrown in some 303 for good measure. Filthzilla and High Rankin have been hard at work for the last few months to bring you the very best, usable and fresh sounding loops and one shots available. Dominated your friendship group with these hot out the DAW samples. All the babes in your local area with cry "Oh boy, thats just the ticket" and you will be sure to get a date at for the prom. 24bit audio, lovingly processed. Usable phrases in the right keys. This pack will not let you down. Cue the demo and reach for the lazors.

If you've copped any of the Rankin Audio Sample Packs before, you'll know they're huge. It's only £19.95 - Buy Here -

[FREE TRACK] Camo & Krooked - Run Riot VIP

After they destroyed our November event we're glad to see this little gem being offered up for free as part of the Hospital / Med School Christmas Crackers!!

BONUS TRACK: Lung - Patience

[FREE MIX] Reso - Red Bull Studios Mix

Back to bass music with this post and RESO tears up this furious mix of Drum n Bass and Dubstep. Well worth a listen, but watch the bass bins. This one will rattle your windows.


Moving away from DnB for just one second, we thought this was too good NOT to tell you about it. A whole FREE EP from The XX? Very tasty. 

Given away as part of the iTunes 12 Days of Christmas, the EP begins with an extended Jamie XX edit of Sunset, a track from their 2012 album Coexist. This is followed up by a live video version of the opening track from Coexist, the brilliant Angels. The EP is rounded off by the video for Chained. Download the EP for the next 72 hours over on iTunes here!

[MIX] Blu Mar Ten - From The Vaults Vol 7 - 1995

We always enjoy Blu Mar Ten's "From The Vaults, as there is always a classic or two that we've not heard in a while. Some great tracks on this installment, and some that take us wayyyy back. An education.

[FREE TRACK] Neonlight - Computer Music

Neonlight are a new name to me, but this track was too interesting not to post! Growling glitchy basslines, 8-bit samples and fx and big heavy drums. Quite tasty actually! Grab more from them on Lifted Music.

[FREE TRACK] Aems ft Rick Fury - Hear Dis

Our resident MC drops this dubstep banger on local label Killamari records as part of their Allstars Series. And it's FREE!

[VIDEO] Chroma - So Alone

Another huge track from Chroma, and another sterling video from Superveillance. Grab the track from Andy C's Program Records.

[TRACK] Jubei & Vicious Circle - Cloak & Dagger

Two of DnB's new wave of stars joined forces and this was the result. You can check out last month's Interview they did with KMag HERE