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Drum and bass pioneers in town

LTJ Bukem is a renaissance man for a digital age. Although he wouldn't like to admit it, he is the living embodiment of the post-acid house entrepreneurial creative spirit — a mild mannered energy flash.

music Updated: Jul 01, 2010 15:21 IST

LTJ Bukem is a renaissance man for a digital age. Although he wouldn't like to admit it, he is the living embodiment of the post-acid house entrepreneurial creative spirit — a mild mannered energy flash, whose panoramic musical vision has found success in every area he has explored.



From running soundsystems to cutting up breaks at raves, from relocating the heart of breakbeat culture to redefining the spirit of drum and bass, the man known to his friends as Danny Williamson has sat at the forefront of breakbeat evolution, lighting the way with little more than a zest for life and a love of music.



Few people can lay claim to being the definitive voice of their profession, and although he'd hate to admit it, it just so happens that MC Conrad is one of those few. From his formative rave days and partnership with LTJ Bukem, through Speed and onto the present day, MC Conrad has come to be regarded as a defining element in the drum and bass scene worldwide.



His raps bring together thoughts and feelings culled from all aspects of life, personally organised to complement the music and to connect with those who are listening.



These two pioneers of drum and bass music are being brought to India tomorrow by Groove Samaritans — an innovative artist management organization, founded by Gauravsinh Bhosle and Kashyap Shangari, dedicated to bridging the spaces between artists, presenters and audience.



They will play at Blue Frog, Lower Parel at 9.30 pm.