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Renegade Riddims Local: DAIN

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DAIN (Dain Hart) is a Drum & Bass artist born and raised in Milton Keynes. When he was growing up he was surrounded by family members that listened to Drum & Bass and Jungle which ignited his passion for the genres. This led to him attending raves and finding a deeper love, and so in 2016 DAIN purchased his first set of decks and started to learn how to mix.

4 years later during lockdown, DAIN decided to pursue his dream of playing up on a stage and started to grow his socials. In January 2022 he reached that dream and played his first show at Unit Nine in MK for future sounds of Drum & Bass, one month later he was signed to On The Decks.

DAIN has supported the likes of Camo & Krooked, Blackley, Vibe Chemistry and Alchemist, and will be supporting Crossy, Gray, Gaw, Bish, Jappa, Zoro, Frenetic, Exile and the Born on Road Crew on August 26th for OTD Presents Jungle Mayhem ft Born On Road! As well as mixing DAIN also produces and is looking to dig deeper into the production side this year.

Today DAIN joins the local edition of our Renegade Riddims series. Once a month we are focussing on local talent in our area and this follows on from Hardisty who was the first last year and Milkman and HameZ who delivered mixes the past 2 months. The mix contains music from the likes of Dominator & Logan D, Culture Shock,Unglued, Shy FX, Danny Byrd, Myth, Gouki, Frankee, Ed Rush & Optical, Levela and loads more!

Check out DAIN’s mix below and download it for free from here!

Q/A:

Sum up this mix in 10 words…

Prepare yourself for a spectrum of pure madness

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

Total Science ‘Squash’ (Break Remix)

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

Some tasty doubles and triples

Tell us about your next EP?

Last track released was on DrumnbassIG – Deegz & DAIN ‘Get Lively’

What have you got coming up? 

OTD Presents Jungle Mayhem ft Born On Road! on 26th August at Unit Nine MK (tickets here)

When was the last time you actually raved?

Boomtown last weekend

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

Big love to everyone following and supporting, drop me a message and let me know what you think of the mix!

TRACKLIST:

Alexx A-Game x Swing ‘Braver’ (Deadlines Jungle Reflex)     

Ninive ‘Club 27’

Dominator & Logan D ‘Party Starter’

L-Side, Mozey, Natty C ‘Kill Any Sound’

Harley D ‘Vibrations’

JSTAR feat. Spikey Tee ‘Babylon Children’ (FleCK Remix)

Culture Shock ‘Troglodyte’             

Napes ‘Talk To Me Proper’ (Crossy & Monroller Remix)

René LaVice ‘Perfect World’

Ownglow & Dilemma ‘Mercy Me’

Unglued ‘Bootstrap Bill’

Chroma ‘Intermission’ (Break Remix)

Pola & Bryson ft. Zitah ‘Tell You What I Did’

Ray Keith ‘The Chopper’ (Bou Remix)                 

Shy FX ‘Sound Killa Pt2’

Calibre & High Contrast ‘Mr Majestic’ (Ed Solo Remix)      

Bare Up ‘And you Thought’                    

50 Cent ‘P.I.M.P’ (Vibe Chemistry & Big T Bootleg)                    

Danny Byrd ‘Bad Boy Back Again’

Gouki ‘Overkill’

James PJ ‘STFU’

Serum & Voltage ‘Don’t Know Why’

Chopstick Dubplate ‘All Over Town’ (Lupo Remix)

Gouki ‘Rude Boi’

Hybrid Theory ‘Wayz of the Underground’        

Corrupted Mind ‘Destruction’                 

Audio ‘Headroom VIP’                          

Annix ‘Axshun’ (Neonlight Remix) 

Myth ‘Junkyard’

Culture Shock ‘Recombine’                      

Frankee ‘Flim Flam’

Bacon & BRK ‘Obsession’

EMZ & Watch the Ride ‘Ready 4 Dem’

Ed Rush & Optical ‘Chub Rub’

Command Strange & Alibi ‘Welcome to the Future’

Levela ‘Watch Your Step’

Total Science ‘Squash’ (Break Remix)

Sigma ft. Taet ‘Can’t Get Enough’ (Sigma VIP)

Akov ‘Lights Out’

London Elektricity ‘Tenderless’ (Whiney Remix)                

June Miller ‘Chain of Strength’         

Emperor ‘Precusor’ (Mefjus Remix)

Optiv & BTK ‘Inception’ (Gyrda Remix)

Dominator & Sub Zero ‘Terror Notts VIP’

Top Cat ‘Champion Deejay’ (Mob Tactics Remix)    

Access ‘Everything’

Ed Solo ‘Butterfly’

Command Strange ‘Krusty Fingers’

Sub Zero ‘Cue Rainbow’                   

G.P.M ‘Popping Up’                     

Serum ‘Jaws’

Benny L & Shimon ‘Sharks’

Dope Ammo & Jasmine Knight ‘How We Get Down’ (Octi Pi Remix)

Sota ‘On About’

Benny Page ‘Top Rank Skank’

A.M.C ‘Mind The Gap’ (Turno Remix)

Ed Solo, Deekline, Top Cat & Airglo ‘Space’

Technimatic ‘Night Vision’

Top Cat ‘Ruffest Gunark’ (Exile Remix)  

Sonic ‘Piano Anthem’ (S.P.Y Remix)

Stickybuds, The Funk Hunters ft. Flowdan ‘Empire’ (Phibes Remix) 

Amoss ‘The Feels’

Metal Work ‘The Lion’

High Frequency ‘Sustain’

The Upbeats ‘We Don’t Lie’

ALR ‘Step Inna Dance’

Document One ‘Cheap Shot’

Kove ‘Power’

Crissy Criss, Orange Hill, Nature Ellis ‘Right Now’ (Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix)

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