Renegade Riddims: Baronna
Baronna returns to Drum & Bass after a long hiatus, with her second mix in recent months. We’ve been acquainted for a few months and have been watching her closely. The next logical step is for her to join our Renegade Riddims series while we await some brand new music!
Born and raised on the West Coast of Scotland, Baronna arrived in London in the late 80s with her sister. She was fully immersed and embracing the acid warehouse culture, frequenting clubs like Astoria, Heaven, Labyrinth and The Rocket on Holloway Road. Britain’s youth culture had seen the biggest revolution since the 60s.
“All I remember was this new sound that became the soundtrack to all-night parties and everyday life in general, I remember this feeling of belonging, they were incredible times, the best!”
By the mid 90s, Baronna had to make changes in her path in life. She took the decision to step back from music to focus on her young family.
For the last 5 years, she’s had her ear to the ground. She started listening to the radio again…religiously. She found herself dissecting the beats this time around, digging deeper into the production side of things. She knew she needed to learn and learn fast!
In addition, she’s a 3rd Year Student at Point Blank Music School in East London studying a BA Hons in Sound Engineering And Music Production. She’s also been closely mentored by legendary experimental artist DJ Krust and is back to finish the dream she began 30+ years ago.
Baronna describes herself as a futurist with old school values and morals. She thinks it’s incredibly important to remember where our music originates from and we couldn’t agree more!
In the midst of all the chaos of 2020, Baronna is very excited to emerge into this new light, new life and the new world that awaits us.
“It’s important to keep your momentum and vibe high. Taking risks and making choices is what makes it exciting.”
Baronna has her debut EP dropping next year with some exciting collaborations from the Drum & Bass scene. We’ve been given a heads up to the plans and one thing’s for sure…this lil lady is back with a vengeance! Her mix and dystopian selections speak for themselves, as you will hear.
Her first guest mix was recently aired on National Prison Radio by the legendary DJ Flight. You can also find her on Eruption Radio UK with her monthly radio show.
Keep your eyes peeled for more news coming from Baronna, as we will be supporting her on the next phase of her journey. We’re starting the support today with a mix for our Renegade Riddims series. Filled with an hour of the best selections from the dark, rolling side of Drum & Bass. Check it out below and as ever download it for free from here
Nothing Is True – dbridge, Artificial Intelligence, DKay
Randall – Lighthouse Connect
Dog Eat Dog [ Original Mix ] – Nosfer. Urph
DRS x L Side – E. A. V.
Iceberg – Dom & Rymetime
Acid [ Wingz Remix ] – Sulex, Wingz
Come Again – Seba Campo
Argus [ Kyrist Remix ] – Kyrist D.O.T.
A.1. Sunday Rain – Jem One
RAaver [ Original Mix ] – Shayper
Nabilone – Homemade Weapons
Delta – Concept One. Jak ( UK )
Blood Money – Sustance
I’d Do All – Ground, LaMeduza
Escalation Protocol – Teej
Diva – Phibes
Tip The Scales [ ft DRS ] ( Ulterior Motive Remix ) – Jubei & Marcus Intalex
Neurotic – Kodin, Flipz MC, Logics
Stropspots – Nami Ongako
Chronic – Kodin
Intermix – DLR
Premonition – Solace & Jab
Dark Star – Homemande Weapons Remix
Corrupt – Psyek, SPOI
Forgiven [ ft Prta One ] – Ulterior Movie
Vertigo VIP – Loxy & Resound VIP
Clint Van Cleef – Paradox, Nucleus
Totemz VIP – ROHO
Journey Into The Reverb – Mikal
Totem – Klute
Deep Fields of Liars – KRUST