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Drum & Bass Events in the U.S. are Heating up Dancefloors Across Nation with the Recent Rise in Top-Rated Electronic Music Events in America

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Drum & Bass Events in the U.S. are Heating up Dancefloors Across Nation with the Recent Rise in Top-Rated Electronic Music Events in America

June 06
03:27 2023

As summer starts to edge its way into 2023, electronic music events, concerts, nightclubs, and festivals have been on the rise to the delight of fans across the country. There has been a noticeable recent surge in dance music events and in particular house, techno and drum and bass music events and it would appear that the sunshine state of Florida is really starting to reap the benefits.

For years, Florida has been home to some of U.S. DnB music’s most iconic legends, such a Dave Minner aka Ak1200 (Orlando Florida) and Kevin Harrell aka Circle K (Torque Drum & Bass Orlando) who have been involved in the U.S. DnB community since the start. Each credited with their involvement in event production and for their skills on stage, behind the decks.

Over the years, the United States of America has spawned some legendary Drum & Bass artists such as R.A.W./6Blocc (aka Rauol Gonzalez of Los Angeles), Dieselboy (New York City), DJ DB (From New York), Phantom 45 (from Chicago), Danny the Wildchild (Chicago), Machete (Junglist Platoon, Respect Drum & Bass Los Angeles), Pish Posh (New York), LOGAM (DJ/Producer from Atlanta signed to Ram Records), 360 Degrees (Mississippi Drum N Bass), and many, many more.

These legendary drum and bass DJs and producers have witnessed the evolution of Drum & Bass music and the community who supports it and have been delighted with the way the community has grown, while never losing connections with the true and loyal fans of DnB. “Drum & bass has always had a dedicated underground following in America…” says Torque Drum & Bass founder Circle K, “…it’s just been gaining more traction in the mainstream lately, which is a good thing. More people being introduced to the music we love is needed to maintain and grow our scene. And when the mainstream moves on to the next “hot” genre, the underground d&b heads will still be here like we always have been. Only we’ll gain some new d&b fans in the process.”

Whether you are an old school jungle diehard or new to the drum n bass genre, now is a great time to be alive as the increase in DnB events and stellar lineups have all fans in a position to become very, very spoiled.

One such event sure to spoil even the most scrutinous of drum and bass music followers in America, is the upcoming Science & Sickness event being produced by K0NTR0LLED KA0S in association with veteran event producer and digital marketing guru David King, on Saturday, November 18th, 2023 in Gainesville Florida. This very special Drum & Bass event will feature two legendary nightclubs (Simon’s & Signal) merged into one to become two rooms of legendary drum n bass artists, many of whom have never appeared on the same lineup together. This Drum & Bass event in Florida will comprise of a lineup which was carefully curated by people passionate about Jungle, Drum & Bass, and their roots, as the lineup includes many of the originators of Drum N Bass Music and Rave Culture in America. Eric Rogers of KONTROLLED KAOS stated “We want it to be known how absolutely proud we are to have assembled such an incredible lineup, one that has been specifically crafted for the true drum and bass fans out there. I truly feel that this lineup is one that could only be hosted in a legendary venue like Simon’s nightclub in Gainesville. I hope that this show starts a rebirth of what Simon’s has always stood for in the dance music scene in Florida.”

The full lineup for Kontrolled Kaos presents: Science & Sickness is still being kept tightly under wraps. This very secretive lineup  has been within the community buzzing about which U.S. DnB legends will be headlining this event. At the time of this writing, only approximately 40% of the official lineup has been leaked. This is what we know so far:


Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2023 Where: SIMON’S + SIGNAL in Gainesville Florida USA Lineup: Special Guest Headliner | Special Guest Headliner | Special Guest Headliner | MONK | ODI | Special Guest DJ | MTPockets | Illterror | Special Guest DJ | Special Guest DJ | MC: MC Collaborator

David King and the team at Kontrolled Kaos definitely have my full endorsement and I love that they all are so incredibly dedicated to the health and wellness of the drum and bass scene here in Florida and all of America.” – Dave Minner (AK1200).

If seeing prolific names like MONK and ODI on this lineup is any indication, then it could be expected to see some additional legendary names who have also helped shape American Drum N Bass music when the full lineup is officially announced in the coming weeks. It is also a strong indication that this special one-off Florida Drum and Bass event is something that shouldn’t be missed.

It’s honor to see events include names like this in the lineup like we are seeing with what Kontrolled Kaos is doing in November. DJing alongside these legendary originators of the US d&b scene over the years has been very special to me personally. The talent they have lined up for this event has truly helped pave the way for all US D&B artists today and their mixing styles and tune selections were big inspirations for me. Some of their early mixtapes helped introduce me and countless others to drum & bass music and are still straight fire to this day.” – Circle K

It is clear to see just how special this event will be when an artist credited for founding one of the longest running drum and bass collectives in America (Torque), and who has booked the biggest names in Drum and Bass spawning across over 2 decades, is this impressed with a lineup, DnB fans across the nation should take notice.

Being able to bring some absolute drum and bass legends together under one roof, at one of Florida’s most legendary electronic music venues, for a night of drum and bass to showcase talent who without, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation, is rewarding in-it-of-itself. Since 1993, I have watched the Jungle and DnB community grow and couldn’t be more excited than I am right now for the state of U.S. Drum N Bass.” says David King about the November 18th event in Gainesville Florida.

Regardless of how you look at it, it truly is a great time to be a fan of drum and bass music and events in America. With so many amazing concerts and events across the nation right now, you really can’t go wrong.

Drum and Bass fans throughout North Central Florida as well as Students looking for something to do near the University of Florida, will not be disappointed with all the top tier events coming to Gainesville in 2023.

Simon Semrani, owner of Simon’s, Signal, The Loft, and his soon-to-be reopened Rooftop venues is no stranger to hosting some of the biggest names in electronic music dating back to the very early 1990’s. This collaboration between Mr. Semrani, David King, and Kontrolled Kaos’ Moe & Eric Rogers, is a dream come true for many fans of underground electronic music events. With any luck, we can certainly hope to expect more event collaborations between veteran event producers like this, who pay homage to the roots and culture of the underground, throughout the U.S. in the future.

Gainesville local and drum and bass DJ Paul Hunt (DJ Illterror) is very excited to see all of this talent come through his beloved city. Being included on the lineup for this years Science & Sickness event is a special moment for him for a multitude of reasons. Paul said “I’m very excited to play this show in my hometown of Gainesville Florida at the legendary Simon’s nightclub where it all began for me. My first show at Simon’s was with Usual Suspects back in 1998. So this event is going to be really big. A legendary night for Drum N Bass in Gainesville, for Drum N Bass in Florida, and for U.S. Drum N Bass as a whole. It has been really nice to watch the Drum N Bass scene grow in Gainesville, especially over the last few years so I am happy to be a part of this Kontrolled Kaos show in November.”

Being able to take part in something this special and to be booked to play alongside a lineup of groundbreaking legends in the Jungle and DnB community is a rare opportunity that should easily create memories that will last a lifetime not only for the DJs themselves, but also for everyone in attendance to watch it all firsthand.

If you are anywhere near the Southeastern United States on November 28th 2023, you may want to book your flights and reserve your hotel accommodations now, as this stacked drum and bass lineup for “Science and Sickness” is one that is sure to be talked about for some time to come and is truly a taste of what to expect for the future of U.S. Drum & Bass culture.

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City: Gainesville
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