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Renegade Riddims: JLK

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Please meet Joshua-Lloyd Allen aka JLK, who is aged 29, and resides in a quaint town nestled in Hertfordshire. His love for music knows no bounds, encompassing a wide array of genres, yet it’s Drum & Bass that truly captivates him. From the tender age of 3, music has been a constant companion in Joshua-Lloyd’s life. As he matured, he found himself drawn to the rhythmic allure of the drums, a passion he nurtured through self-teaching.

Throughout his schooling years, Joshua-Lloyd’s musical talent shone brightly as he participated in numerous music events, showcasing his skills on the drums. It was during this time that his connection to music deepened, thanks to the guidance of his tutor who introduced him to the world of music technology. Fascinated by the endless possibilities it offered, Joshua-Lloyd found himself spending mornings in the school’s music block, experimenting with Dubstep and Drum & Bass tracks before the day’s classes commenced.

His journey into the world of electronic music took a significant turn when he finally reached the age to attend raves. Immersed in the pulsating energy of the rave scene, Joshua-Lloyd felt a calling to become a DJ himself. With unwavering determination, he embarked on his DJing journey on October 6th, 2022, eager to blend his passion for music with the technical skills required to command a crowd.

Drawing inspiration from iconic artists such as Chase & Status, Nero, Netsky, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, and High Contrast, Joshua-Lloyd’s musical palette expanded, shaping his unique sound. Their influence not only fueled his creativity but also motivated him to carve his own path in the realm of electronic music.

As Joshua-Lloyd looks ahead, he envisions a future filled with endless possibilities. Armed with his rich musical background and an insatiable thirst for innovation, he eagerly anticipates the forthcoming year, when he plans to not only refine his DJing skills but also venture into the realm of music production, creating his own original tracks that reflect his unique musical journey.

Myself and JLK have been talking for a few months after he sent me a load of his mash-ups to check out, so we carried on speaking and he now joins our Renegade Riddims series with a very unique mix. It features a load of his mash-ups and is packed full of energy…it’s a perfect weekend party starter!

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

Q&A:

Sum up this mix in 10 words…

Energetic beats, Pulsating bass, Fast tempo, Perfect for skanking vibes

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

Number 6 – Chase & Status – Say The Word X Jamzey – Do Not Disturb X (JLK Mashup)

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

The special ingredient is the variety of different sub-genres within the Drum & Bass scene but with an added JLK twist.

What have you got coming up? 

I have loads of mashups due to come out, and I have a few remixes of some new tracks I’m working on, But I also hope to host my own little event in my area within the next year! And last, I’m hoping to release one of my own tracks before the end of the year!

When was the last time you actually raved?

The last time I raved was (5th February 2023 – Hybrid Minds – O2 Arena) I know it’s been so long but I’ve been focusing on the DJ side of things but I’m due to go to a few festivals this summer!

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

Thank you so much to everyone supporting and listening. You’re the ones who keep me going and keep pushing me forward!

TRACKLIST:

1 Chase & Status – No Problem X Chase & Status, Bou – Baddadan (JLK Mashup)
2 Monss, Serum, Khazali – Make It Right X Muzz – Don’t Stop X (JLK Mashup)
3 Hedex – Through It All – X Sub Focus – Calling For A Sign X (JLK Mashup)
4 Pendulum – Tarantula X Intruder X (JLK Mashup)
5 Chase & Status, Hedex & ArrDee – Liquor & Cigarettes
6 Chase & Status – Say The Word X Jamzey – Do Not Disturb X (JLK Mashup)
7 Metrik – Utopia X Jessie J – Nobody’s Perfect (Netsky Remix) X (JLK Mashup)
8 Fred Again, Baby Keem – Leave Me Alone
9 Kaimen – Falling Asleep At The Wheel X CXM – Drifting X (JLK Mashup)
10 Dimension – DJ Turn It Up X Alcemist – Would You Go To Bed With Me X (JLK Mashup)
11 DJ JoshuaLloyd (Kanine – Want You) X (1991 – Illusions) X (JLK Mashup)
12 DJ Hazard & Distorted Minds – Mr Happy
13 Ella Henderson & Rudimental – Alibi X Sam Stone – Aktive – My Favourite Game X (JLK Mashup)
14 DLR & Rider Shafique – Leave Behind X goddard & Prospa – Touch The Sky – X (JLK Mashup)
15 Sub Focus & Dimension – Desire X Tion Wayne IFTK ft. La Roux (Vibe Chemistry Remix) X (JLK Mashup)
16 DJ Hazard – Roll On My Level ft. Summer Rayne – Extended
17 JLK – Prada X Villem – Siren X Technicolour – Satisfy X (JLK Mashup)
18 Rihanna – Te Amo (Arkala Dre Bootleg) X High Contrast – If We Ever Remix X (JLK Mashup)
19 Monrroe X Emily Makis – Never Too Old X Vibe Chemistry – On My Mind X (JLK Mashup)
20 Beluga Ice – Aikido Flows (Ben Snow Remix) X Freaks & Geeks – Let Me Know X (JLK Mashup)
21 Charlotte Haining – Sinner X Subsonic & Hedara – Call Your Name (UKF15 Release) X JLK Mashup
22 Alok x Mondello x Ceres x Tribbs – Let’s Get Fkd Up X Simula, Bou & Sydney – Life Line X (JLK Mashup)
23 Delta Heavy – Ecstasy X Vehor – Burning Down Phrase X (JLK Mashup)
24 V O E – Feel Again X Hazard – Mr Happy (Alphaze Bootleg) X (JLK Mashup)
25 T & Sugah – Danger
26 K-Motionz ft Emily Makis – High Note
27 Sigma – The Corner ft. Joe Devlin X Wilkinson – Take You Higher X JLK Mashup
28 Arcando – Don’t Tell Me
29 goddard & Billy Lockett – Drowning Mind (UKF15 Release)
30 Obbleyragga – Chant
31 Dominator & Turno – Bomb Squad (Bou Remix) X Amplify & P Money – Out & About X Obble Vragga – Chant X JLK Mashup
32 Monrroe & Syndey – As I Fall X Bru-C – Wild X SugaSuga X JLK Mashup

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