5 Questions - Xplicit

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  • 13 August 2010

This article is from 2010

5 Questions - Xplicit

Xplict are Scotland’s prime purveyors of hard drum & bass and they don’t disappoint with their Festival date as they are joined by Shy FX, who helped to transform early hardcore into the drum & bass we know today with tracks such as ‘Jungle Love’ back in 1992 and breakthrough hits ‘Original Nuttah’ and ‘Shake Ur Body’ (and more recently can be found producing tracks for Dizzee Rascal). Completing their double bill will be dubstep producer Breakage (pictured), whose current album Foundations features deep dubby grooves, heavy bassy beats and collaborations with the likes of Burial and Roots Manuva, alongside remixes for Massive Attack, Plan B and Florence + The Machine...

5 words to describe the Xplicit experience?
Innovative, creative, hyper, atmosphere, rammed.

4 things you love about the DJs/acts/bands on the bill?
Groundbreaking producers; new music; having both a dubstep and drum & bass DJ performing – and they never fail with incredible sets.

3 things you love about Edinburgh during the festival
Late licences, drinking and Jim Jefferies.

2 you hate about Edinburgh in August
People crowding the footpaths when I am in a hurry; really bad, cringe-worthy comedians.

1 thing you would change about the late night Festival scene
I would like even later licences … 7am would suit!

Xplicit, The Bongo Club, 558 7604, Fri 20 Aug, 11pm–5am, £12 in advance (more on the door).


Drum & bass, dubstep and other bassy beats.