January 14, 2017

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Recon Toasts 18th Year with Liondub, Anna Morgan & Mister Shifter

Living in a region with a dynamic landscape of drum & bass music is a blessing. In particular, the Denver underground's appetite for a vast assortment of contrasting genres (and subgenres) illuminates that perspective. Critically, though, not having to put in the work of nurturing the scene makes those blessings all the more glorious. Like spoiled children, some have even become, "bass music snobs." And why not? We've been ensconced in the beats, for years. Certainly, the upcoming RECON XVIII event featuring Liondub, Anna Morgan, and Mister Shifter will likely carry on that tradition. In other words, Recon, with their copious agents of bass, continues to obsessively accumulate future bassline intel so you don't have to. Simply make your way to the dancefloor and wait for the drop. Thus, as we approach the commemoration of their 18 years of dnb reconnaissance, it's obvious that they're still the top operatives for unwavering delivery of the assets. LIONDUB (NYC) Kool London | Liondub International | Jungle Cakes | Playaz - Known for his unique blend of American hip hop, UK jungle, and Jamaican reggae dancehall, Liondub is renowned for his exclusive dubplate driven sets. Since being the first international DJ to get a weekly show on Kool London, the longest running jungle dnb radio station in the world, he's been awarded the Best Jungle Radio Show at the We Love Jungle Awards. ANNA MORGAN (NYC/LA) Worst Behavior Recs | Footwork Jungle | Defrostatica - From producing, DJing and radio hosting; to running her label Worst Behavior Recs and writing for The Footwork Jungle blog; to curating and promoting events, Anna has been pushing hybrid bass music in all facets. Known for her eclectic high energy sets, genre fluid productions and dedication to breaking in new sounds, she is a true connoisseur of sound system music. MISTER SHIFTER (Ohio) Dispatch | Artikal Music UK | Flexout Audio | Foxy Jangle - As one half of the original Random Movement duo, to emerging as a solo artist, Jack has been a tastemaker of jungle and dnb for nearly two decades. Since focusing on his production as Mister Shifter, he’s had an assortment of releases on esteemed labels Lightless Recordings, Artikal Music, Foxy Jangle, Dispatch Recordings and more RECON XVIII - Exploring Beyond the Area Occupied What stands out about Recon is their willingness to step outside of the mainstream to expose the community to new artists. Seemingly, these anniversary parties are opportunities to take that energy to the next level - that's what makes XVIII one not to miss! Throughout the years, Recon has helped cultivate the Denver dnb scene ensuring that the music remains as abundant in Denver as quartz is plentiful on earth. In kind, this 18th anniversary, or what's known as the, "quartz anniversary" is symbolically suitable for the occasion. By the same token, their support of the Denver underground is always steadfast. As a result, they've amassed a formidable roster of artists who should never be slept on. The resident crew of: Contrast, Darkstar, Despise, Dis_1, GHoST, Goreteks, Grym, John Glist, Shoebox, Sinistarr, and Solid will be out in full effect too. As you can see, Recon provides a platform for artists and fans of drum & bass to come together. Intrinsically, they play a huge role in keeping the scene alive. So on this, their 18th anniversary, we should all come together once again. to remind them how much they are appreciated- For the love of bass. Be sure to follow Recon at the links below and grab your tickets to RECON XVIII now. Follow Recon: Facebook | Twitter | Website | RECON XVIII tickets/info | DNBRadio Merch Listen to DNB Radio Live HERE!!