Last Badman Ting @Academy

Manchester bids a fond farewell to BMT as they go out with a DnB bang at the Academy this July.

By Matthew Tyas | 18 May 2012

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BMT has been bringing you the finest in authentic old skool jungle and pre 2000 dnb since May 2011 earning such accolades as top 5 nights in the country by The Guardian Club Guide. The night has showcased a number of high profile jungle legends as well as hosting the best in Manchester’s established and up and coming talent. After many successful events we are sorry to say that this will be the last ever BMT and we couldn’t think of a better send off than a vs night with our Yorkshire homeboys Depthcuts.

Depthcuts is Yorkshire’s longest running drum’n’bass and hip-hop night. Starting in 2002, it has since run club events, free parties and festival stages around the country. Now celebrating its 10th year, along with London-based sister night LDN DC, it has showcased many of the biggest names in dnb, bass music and hip-hop.

BMT has been bringing you the finest in authentic old skool jungle and pre 2000 dnb since May 2011 earning such accolades as top 5 nights in the country by The Guardian Club Guide.

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Dom started out releasing tunes through ‘No-U-Turn’ records in 1994, a small independent label that at the time was gaining a large amount of respect from the then famous radio DJ’s of the day including the now highly credited Grooverider, who helped him out immensely at this time providing almost blanket coverage of Dom’s music on his shows. Dom remains to this day at the forefront of music technology and has always found himself happiest in the studio. He is proud to have never ‘sold out’ to produce the more pop-orientated, moneymaking ‘coffee table’ drum and bass, and remains at the pinnacle of the underground scene. When we originally approached Dom we asked for a jungle set and he came back saying he’d play a No-U-Turn records showcase so he’s bang up it. Sets like this don’t come round often so get your tickets well in advance.

Bad Company UK have been largely responsible for shaping the sounds of drum and bass that we hear today. Since bursting onto the scene they have played the world over, leaving a trail of devastation in their path. With too many tunes to mention and precision mixing we invite Maldini to step up and perform a classics set from the era that defined the group.


Randall is definitely a natural when it comes to mixing, saying that the basics took him only a week to learn back in the mid 80s. However, he still had to continue refining his skills by studying music and making tapes every week. Randall’s style has always been fluid and probably always will, but changes in his selection have been noticeable in the past couple of years, with more emphasis on darkside flavas than before. This can be illustrated crudely by his transformation from AWOL resident to Metalheadz regular. Randall is simply reflecting what’s going on around him and, even though some might say his sound has got ‘darker’, he inhabits that overlap between ‘jump-up’ jungle and ‘darkside’ drum & bass. BMT feel that Randall has been by far the best act we have put on over the past year so really look forward to asking him back for one final rinse out.

Nanny Banton B2B Gloxxy
(Assmatics/BMT/Top Flight Security)

Vamos B2B Bass

MC Madrush

13th July 2012
Club Academy, M13 9PR
(Manchester University Student Union)
11pm – 4am
18+ ROAR
£8 advance £10 on the door
Advance tickets are highly recommended and will be available soon 0161 832 1111 or Eastern Bloc Records
For tickets and more info including press and guest list text 07851234107 and expect a call back.

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