October is full of Drum & Bass in Florida

Happy October! 

With the fall season now upon us, the weather outside is finally starting to cool just a bit. We have a couple events coming up quick, in fact this month is shaping up to be a very busy one for drum & bass all across Florida.

First up: on Saturday 07 October we have Another Drum and Bass Problem going on at one of our favorite little dives called rain dogs. We are please to welcome two very special guests for this event, Captain Bli from Gainesville, and Souldefunk from Orlando. 

In case you’ve missed it, Bli has been running a new EDM weekly called Orbit Thursdays at a fun spot called The Wooly, it’s a small-ish two room venue in nearby Gainesville. They usually have house, 2-step, UKG, and other similar styles of music in the bar/lounge area. But their main attraction is the bass cave featuring a Funktion 1 sound system, perfect for their rotating cadre of dubstep and drum & bass artists. They just dropped their full October lineup and oh boy is it loaded. Leading off the month they will be blessed by the likes of AK1200 and Spikey Tee, and it just keeps on rolling from there. You definitely want to check it out sometime, we went down there last month when Dave Owen was in town and trust us when we say that it’s proper good vibes down there.

Our brother Souldefunk was recently in Jax playing a set up at Myth Nightclub for a night hosted by the house DJ and promoter Love Lee. This fellow has some really deep tracks in his bag. He started off with some 2 step and funky rhythms, then switched up to some proper jungle tunes. His crate is carefully curated and everything he draws is pure gold. We’re looking forward to him bringing a good dose of those jungle rhythms into the darkness that is the back room at rain dogs. Supporting these two stellar guests will be our own Cypher who is one of Jacksonville’s staples for many years. His sets typically lean dark and heavy however he’s been known to venture into jungle territory himself. Resident hosts Reflections, XMSN, and Nathan Bradley will be opening up the night and setting the mood for all you early arrivers. We are offering advance tickets at only $7 with no additional fee; that’s right, no fee on advance tickets which means it’s actually a savings for you! 

Another Drum and Bass Problem featuring Captain Bli, Souldefunk, Cypher

The following weekend we are back at Myth for the monthly Terrace Takeover. And it’s Friday the 13th… we will be joined by a very special guest artist and one of our good friends and diehard supporters, Byron Brown of The Phukheadz. He is currently working on custom sculptures in the theme of this spooky day and he will be in attendance with us for this occasion. On the music front we also welcome a special guest and first time performer with the JaxDnB collective, DJ and producer Maestro Sko. You may know him from his dubstep and trap productions, and for this occasion he’s coming to drop an all DnB set. Also on board is fellow family members XMSN and D Rock, both of whom are certain to bring the heaviness for our October edition. As always, on Fridays at Myth you can register for free entry before 11pm through their Eventbrite page, you can find a link to this and more info on our website.

Terrace Takeover at Myth Nightclub

More Florida Drum and Bass Events

We also want to take a moment to shout out the many Florida DnB crews who are smashing out events this month. In addition to AK1200 and Spikey Tee in Gainesville on Thursday 10/5:

Looking ahead to November, don’t forget that on 11/3 we head back to The Walrus again with Invasive Ceremonies for another DnB Invasion. We’ve got a fresh batch of local deejays who will be making their first appearance at the Invasion, make sure you check back for the lineup and more info to be released very soon. Then on Friday 11/10 is another Myth Terrace Takeover we are delighted to welcome very special guest Preethi from NYC. Of course we can’t leave out Science + Sickness presented by Kontrolled Kaos on Saturday 11/18 in Gainesville which is poised to be one of the biggest DnB events of the year.

Alright fam, that’s the haps for now. As our friend Matthew Connor would say, keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed of what’s happening in and around Jacksonville’s drum and bass scene.