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Renegade Riddims: Vessel


Tori aka Vessel is a Drum and Bass DJ based in the South West but you are sure to find her in all corners of the country. She brings sounds to take you on a journey, from dark rolling beats down to the depths of the jungle. Blending some of the scene’s classics with underground or perhaps unheard bangers. Her versatile and fast style brings an old school, yet new school feel; sure to cause chaos for any crowd, with the biggest sources of inspiration being artists like Alix Perez, QZB, Break, and S.P.Y.

Only at the beginning of her musical journey, Vessel has no intention of slowing the momentum down. From supporting acts such as Kara, Taxman, Annix and Bou across the Midlands and South to getting down and dirty at underground raves, where there is a vibe, you can catch her.

2022 showed a turning point for this fresh DJ with a new focus to hone in on her production skills and meet more like-minded people. Keep your eyes peeled at her residency on multi-genre platform: the Lower Sector; making noise in the UK’s underground scene; providing some of the best heavyweight, free-party flavours and sound systems.

Today, Vessel joins our Renegade Riddims series with a brand new mix curated exclusively for us. The mix includes music from the likes of Randall, HLZ, Break, Simula, Flowdan, XOLYX, Koax, Trex, The Upbeats, Able, Workforce and loads more!

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


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Sum up this mix in 10 words…

Dark and Funky, no more words needed!

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

My favourite track in this mix has to be Meditate by Speaker Louis. It’s a recent release encompassing my love for hip-hop vocals over minimal Drum and Bass. Also, a pretty nice way to celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

An eye for something a bit different. My favourite part of Drum and Bass as a raver is hearing that tune that sounds like something you’ve never heard before. I hope to create that feeling for some people with this mix!

What have you got coming up?

2023 has been quite behind the scenes so far. I’m brewing up some projects, ready for later in the year. Keep your eyes peeled!

When was the last time you actually raved?

Since living in Bristol, I’ve had the luxury of going to a rave, in small or massive venues, every day of the week. It’s a luxury I only dreamed of when I lived in MK! The last time we went for a big rave it must’ve been Hospitality at Motion, it was my second time seeing London Elektricty after 4 years – such a treat

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

I just want to say thank you for listening to my mix and I hope to share my relentless love for Drum & Bass with everyone who finds it!


Thematic – Walks Behind You
Jam Thieves – Gangsta Grown
Terrence & Phillip – Rasta Roller
DLR – Banana Bread
Kahn – Abbatoir (Nectax Bootleg)
Mowgli -Destroy Dem (Sudley Remix)
Randall – Bionic Ran
Crystal Clear – Woke
Ed:it – The Keep
Simula – Angels
Break – Code Red
Arkaik – The Great Reset
Ill Truth & Bluejay – Street Art
LOG1N – The Fool
Kemel & Rob Data – Star Trails
Speaker Louis – Meditate
Amoss – Baritone
Phentix – Hoax
Counter Culture – This Ain’t
Debrief – Tendril
Fixate – What Goes Around
Noisia – Bad Dreams (Nami Remix)
Melinki & D’cypher – Rip Your Torso
SD – Bugs
Volatile Cycle – 24 hours
Daly – Bad Symphony
Workforce – Attention to Suffering
Screamarts – Dreamworld
Entita – Algorithms
Octavate – Blind in Space
HLZ – Noladem (Quadrant & Iris Remix)
Edit – Generally Speaking
Arkala Dre ft. Fraser – Can You Manage?
Ill Truth – Snatched
Dysfunction – Freestyling
Sl8r & Samurai Breaks – Manny Ravers
Hoax – Crowd control
Sustance – Flatline
Able – Still There
XOLYX – Move tTght
Flowdan – Welcome to London (Arkala Dre Bootleg)
Koax – Jagged (Resslek Remix)
Trex – Sleep On It
Break & MC Fats – Natural Way
Debrief ft. Chronic Drop – Spin It
ZeroZero & JFB – Fkn Rave
Terrence & Phillip – Broken
Molecular – Saga (Exult Remix)
Kawstic – The Mac
Trex – Out The Box
Kasra ft. Sylla – Step and Move
Edit – Wikd Bad
Break & Total Science – Big Time Winners
The Upbeats – We Don’t Like
Toby Ross – Spicy
Melysma – Touch It
Voltare – Don’t Stop
James Brown – I Feel Good (Teknix Bootleg)
D-Struct – Fathom
Audimission – Kick Da Flava VIP


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