OHM Drum&Bass Presents Break and Randall at The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
With Concrete Music heading up Portsmouth’s growing house and bass scene, it’s good to know someone is taking control of house’s musically mutilated brother. OHM have recently put on two drum&bass nights calling upon some of the industry’s best names to play. The Wedgewood Rooms may sound like an odd venue for dance music, as its famous for its top quality gigs, but you can’t deny how well OHM pulled off this night of quality drum&bass music.
After a previous dnb night in October with legend Friction, OHM invited Break and Randall to headline their next night. It is great to see Portsmouth’s dnb scene rising, and hosting events of great quality. This was no exception at The Wedgewood Rooms.
DJ Randall was born and bred in Forrest Hill in London. He’s being DJing since 1989, and uses his background influences in RnB and hip-hop to create his excellent style of drum&bass. Always playing excellent to his crowd, Randall handled a uplifting, energetic set. A testament to his many years on the scene. Filled to the brim with an electric set working the crowd for Break to follow.
And the quality didn’t stop. Break, producing for well over ten years began. Ever since his first releases in 2003, the dnb legend has made his production output prolific. His trademark sound of crisp breaks and interesting percussion, deep sub bass and well crafted melody have kept his tracks in the boxes of the biggest DJs for some years now, and have seen him release music through such labels as Metalheadz, Soul:r, Commercial Suicide, Subtitles, Shogun Audio and Exit Records. Break’s talent shines through the way he plays a set, incorporating his many influences within his music. Acquiring a love for the breakbeat through jazz and funk records, Break took to the drums at a young age, learning piano along the way and taking to the turntables at the age of fourteen. His musically talent does not go unnoticed, using crisp breaks, heavy bass and strong melodies which put the unique stamp on his productions.
It was such a shame that this night had to end, but Portsmouth certainly needs more events like this! OHM keep doing what you’re doing.
Venue – 8/10
DJ/Band – 8/10
Music – 8/10
Overall – 8/10