With great excitement and enormous pleasure, we proudly present the 83rd instalment of our UKBMix series, served up by none other than Decibella.
Originally inspired by the dancefloors of One Nation, Telepathy and Raindance, the London-based DJ & producer has exploded over the last year or so with her authentic and revered DJ sets as well as her raw yet soulful productions.
In March last year, she dropped her highly acclaimed debut vinyl release Outta London / Be True on DJ Stretch’s AKO Beatz imprint which garnered support from the likes of DJ Flight, Mantra, Sherelle & Tim Reaper. Since then, her tracks have been housed on Coco Bryce’s Diamond Life label as well as Disrupt Records, from the minds behind the History Of Jungle show.
Her DJ sets are equally as heralded, within each one crafting and sculpting a visceral yet soulful, forward thinking yet nostalgic aesthetic, drawing on a deeply knowledgable and refined selection which salutes the original sound whilst still holding a torch for the artists of today, and have been rolled out at clubs such as Fabric & radio stations such as BBC Radio 1 & Rinse FM.
It’s exactly this vibe we wanted to capture on our UKBMix series and Decibella does not disappoint, perfectly distilling her sound and style into an absolutely stellar & intricately crafted session.
We caught up with Decibella ahead of her UKBMix, when talking about it she said, “Recording this mix, I was inspired by the changing of the seasons to welcome in the warmer weather, imagining the sunshine to come, the excitement of returning to dancefloors and being together with our musical communities in joy and love”.
Biggest influence on your music?
The feeling I felt as a teenager when I first discovered and started listening to Jungle and Hardcore on pirate radio.
Last track you listened to?
The Cinematic Orchestra – Burn Out
What track do you wish you’d made?
Music is so personal to the artist, I don’t wish I’d made anyone else’s music. I do wish that I’ll always make music that’s as authentically me as possible.
Your dream collab would be with?
Nightmares on Wax
Favourite piece of music kit?
My dub siren
Last album you listened to start to finish?
Smith and Mighty – Bass Is Maternal
Favourite record label?
Barbecue Pop Chips with hummus
Harmony – Piano Soul
Oblivion – Lush
Precious Materials – Move Your Body
Dillinja & Mystery – Deep Love
Kola Nut – Rhode Island
Goldie – Jah (Peshay VIP Rollers Mix)
LMajor – The Wax
Kid Lib & Dwarde – Cool It
Lavery – Ruffneck Rudeboy
Omni Trio – Together VIP
Kid Lib – Time to Dance
FFF – Never Give Up (The Vibes)
Necrotype – Fever
LMajor – Kill Sound
Deadman’s Chest – Warehouse
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