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Renegade Riddims: Bring The Beat Mack


After immersing himself in the world of rave culture for over three decades, it’s hard for Bring The Beat Mack to resist the desire to be a part of the action himself. His recent venture into the realm of drum and bass marks the culmination of a lifelong passion for various forms of dance music.

In the early ’90s, Mack delved into the world of raving through tapes from renowned icons like DJ Rap, Sasha, and Andy Weatherall. These musical influences captivated him instantly, regardless of whether it was house, jungle, or hardcore. The infectious beats of the golden-age rave scene captured his young soul.

Fortunate enough to attend parties hosted by legendary Midlands-based crews like DiY and Smokescreen, as well as Techno-fueled squat raves organized by friends in London, Mack’s interest in the burgeoning Trance scene grew. With a pair of Technics turntables, he honed his mixing style and established himself as a DJ. As the new millennium approached, breaks tracks from artists such as Deekline, Ed Solo, and The Freestylers expanded his musical repertoire.

Fate intervened when Mack had the opportunity to experience a Drum & Bass set by Dubroot, a resident of WheelUp Sound System, at a brewery rave in 2017. This encounter inspired him to delve deeper into the world of Drum & Bass, captivated by its unparalleled intensity. Shortly after, Mack became a resident DJ for WheelUp. A pivotal moment arrived during his multigenre set at the Sounds Good Festival, which he also organized in 2021. He experienced an epiphany that confirmed his path forward lay in Drum & Bass. From that moment on, he dedicated himself to the East London Drum & Bass scene as a DJ for WheelUp, ventured into music production, continued running the Sounds Good Festival, and founded the Upgraded label.

While his diverse musical upbringing continues to shape his sound, Drum & Bass remains at the heart of the Bring The Beat Mack project. His releases on respected labels such as Jungle Cakes, Propa Talent, and Original Key Records have solidified his status as a recognized talent in the scene. When DJ Rap herself hand-picked one of his remixes for release, it was a testament to his skill. Bring The Beat Mack has also gained recognition behind the decks, sharing lineups with legendary figures like Ragga Twins, Fabio, A Guy Called Gerald, The Freestylers, DJ Rap, and Dope Ammo—both as a solo artist and as part of WheelUp.

Now Bring The Beat Mack joins our Renegade Riddims series with an absolutely phenomenal mix with a wicked track selection! The mix features music from the likes of himself, DJ Rap, Fourward, Brockie & Det, Dr Meaker, Break, DJ Hybrid, Harriet Jaxxon & GQ, Grafix and loads more!

Check out the mix below and download it for free here!


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Sum up this mix in 10 words…

Made for the dancefloor, not too serious, full of energy!

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

I don’t think I can ever say I have a favourite track, I love them all!

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

No idea, just the tracks I love, same as all my mixes

What have you got coming up?

My next track is coming out on 14/07/23 on San Francisco-based Geomagnetic and is called “Early in the Morning” Followed by “I’ts on” out on 04/08/23 on Faces Of Jungle

When was the last time you actually raved?

The last Hospitality at Printworks! Was a fun day!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

Keep dancing!


M:FX, IAMDOOMED – Dutty Dogs

Resist, Kleu – Laughing Gas

DJ Rap – Saviour

Total Science, Break – Aardvark

Serial Killaz – One More Time

Bring The Beat Mack – It’s On

Serial Killaz – Rinse Some Tune

Veak – Jamrock Bootleg

Dr Meaker – The Samplerz

Fourward – Wake Up The Kids

Diagnostix –  Rig Poppa

DJ Cali – Shoot Out feat. Dr Meaker

Fourward – Take Me Where I Wanna Go

Joey Illah – Funkatech

Prolix, Dee Freer, Benny L – Lift Me Up

Bennie – Flexin

Selecta J-Man – Jungle Stepper

Bring The Beat Mack – I Love You

DJ Brockie, MC Det – BBC

Lexurus – The Funk

Dr Meaker – The Bristol Owl

Shy FX – Balaclava (feat. MC Spyda, D Double E & Frisco) (Skeptical Remix)

Vengeance – This Version

Voltage, Dr Meaker – Baddest DJ

Riddim Punks – London’s Burning (feat. King Ali Baba & Riko Dan)

Total Science – Squash (Break Remix)

Jinx – Remember This

Benny Page – Skank Dog

Gouki – Combination

Break – Another Life

DJ HYBRID – Nothing Left

FRD – Double Dipped

Dubbage – Hoover

Formula, Red Fox, Anais – Tek It Easy

DJ Fresh – Heavyweight (A.M.C Remix)

Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Outlaw Renegade

Krome, Time – The Licence (Break Remix)

Ravegenix – Gotta Be Real

DJ Hybrid – RAVE! (Bennie Remix)

Grafix – Acid Generation

Harriet Jaxxon – The Sound

Odd Mob – LEFT TO RIGHT (Subsonic Remix)

Foreign Concept, Magugu, Phase – Shut It Up

Levela, Waeys – Gasp

S.P.Y – Alone in the Dark

Lexurus, Dualistic – Continua

P Money, Whiney – Sorry I’m Not Sorry

ToFa – Slush Puppy

High Contrast – True Colours (Flava D Remix)

Myth, Zero T – The Artikal

Absu_NTQL – Conclusion

Scuffed – Public Warning

Harriet Jaxxon, MC GQ – Find A Space


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