Every once in a while, I like to push the boat out and pull in some big-guns. This week is one of those times.

Joining me on the Brum & Bass show this Thursday night will be one of Birmingham’s artist agencies Payback Promotions. In collaboration with them, we’re hosting an MC Special; a full show takeover.

Thanks to Payback, we have Natty D, a young and versatile MC who’s been happily doing the rounds in the city. I got to finally enjoy him alongside Skant recently at a festival and genuinely was blown away; which doesn’t happen often for the younger generation of MCs that much. A recent track collaboration with Skudkid brought him into my view and I’m very excited for him to debut live on the show. Check him out here.

Alongside Natty D, and representing the new skl sound of the city is MC Busta. A seeming natural, he flows over jungle, liquid and jump-up so easily you’d have thought he’d been doing it for decades. Turning 30 the week of this show, we’ll be celebrating his hard work and dedication to the scene; but for now, follow his upcoming gigs and appearances here.

A recent but by no means less-momentous addition to the line-up is Margaman. Having worked hard in the scene, he has cemented himself as a dominating MC, producer and is connected to Ray Keith’s legendary Dread Recordings. Working the mic duties for the likes of Digital and Kenny Ken, I’m pretty gassed to have him touching down with us Thursday night. Follow his movements here.

Amongst the MCs is Stephen Cheshire Cat, a hugely prolific MC whose sound is well known and well loved. I’m hugely excited to be bringing him through to the Brum & Bass show this week.

One of the voices of the city, Cheshire Cat is joining Leftfield LIVE in Concert for a return to 1995 and will be performing Leftism in its entirety at the Birmingham O2 Institute. Tickets are available for this Saturday’s gig here and you can find the event on Facebook here.

I can’t mention these guys without giving a huge nod to the DJ’s; we’ve drafted in noneotherthan Ruffneck Ting’s Jon JINX who has been responsible for the maintenance of the jungle sound in the city. Without the work of him and others by his side, events like the DNB Sessions at the Dark Horse wouldn’t have been able to happen. Finally thanks to Ant Skant, a young but incredibly hard working DJ whose name has peppered almost every line-up worth checking out in the last year or so. His B2B’s with the likes of Jekyll are pretty well-known. Find out more about what Ant does here.

Looking forward, next weekend are two events; both worth checking out, organised by Payback Promotions and hosted by Club PST, round the corner of Brum Radio’s studios, in Digbeth. 

Head over to get more information about the event on Facebook linked here. Should you feel like you can manage a second day, Sunday’s event also hosted by Payback Promotions can be found here.

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Danny de Reybekill

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Danny de Reybekill presents The Brum and Bass Show and Footloose and Fancyfree 

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