The Dash ‘n’ Verve Show #3 (21.1.18)

#Radio A whole weeks’ worth of #NewMusic as featured on the blog at, plus interviews from Kieran Martin, The Young Wizard, Blookah and Sita

Back with a bang, it’s The Dash ‘n’ Verve Show.

Loads of #NewMusic plus interviews with Kieran Martin and The Young Wizard out of the UK, Blookah and Sita repping the USA. Listen, share, enjoy.


The Empire Police / Heaven’s Discrepancies

The Blame / My Dreams

Kieran Martin / Anomaly

Mystic State / Berlin (feat. Gardna)

The Young Wizard / 80 Days Above

Blookah / Around The Sun

Sita / Around Me

The Dash ‘n’ Verve Show is produced by The Tone Workshop

Mystic State – Berlin (feat. Gardna)

#NewMusic from Bristol, England

Gardna’s link up with Bristol bass merchants Mystic State is just the tonic to wind down with after a long third week of the year. We’re all probably getting a bit reminiscent of fun times as we wait for the first pay day of the year to roll round. Fear not, it’ll soon come and then you too could be back in Berlin, or maybe Bristol, or Barcelona (this ”B” thing is a terribly clichéd way to end the post – we’ll shut up and let you enjoy your weekend and the track).

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Jinx in Dub – Left / Right

#NewMusic from Bristol, England

Jinx in Dub team up with Boom Town’s main man MC Gardna (one of DnV’s ‘Must See Acts‘ at The Great Escape 2017) and vocalist Martha Cecilia for this head spinning compilation of version excursions on the track ‘Left / Right’.

The ‘Right Mix’ is a mellow dub bubbler. The ‘Left Mix’ is a heavier dubby affair. The ‘FLeCK Remix’ is pure tear out madness. Cop it on Butter Pie Dubs.

9 Must See Acts – The Great Escape (2017)

#FestivalPreview Our ‘9 Must See Acts’ playing at The Great Escape in Brighton

In two weeks time Brighton will become a new music metropolis for the weekend as the town’s venues open their doors for the annual music festival and conference – The Great Escape. With over 400 acts representing 28 countries playing it can be tough to choose who to go and see. Fear not, we have taken the time to listen to every single one (no seriously, we have) and put together a short list of “9 Must See Acts”.

Gardna (@gardnauk)

Tip-top dubby beats and positive flows. We loved his spin on ‘Push Things 4ward’ for Brapp TV the other month.

Where: The Hope & Ruin, 11-12 Queens Road, BN1 3WA
Showtime: Thursday 18 May @ 14:30

Howl (@Howldem)

Bounding drums, layer upon layer of guitars and great vocals dished up with a splash of psychedelia.

Where: Sallis Benney Theatre, 58-67 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY
Showtime: Thursday 18 May @ 18:45

Rejjie Snow (@rejjiesnow)

He’s from where? Dublin. What US state is that in again? With rhymes and beats to take on the best in the business stateside, Ireland’s Rejjie Snow is an absolute must see.

Where: Wagner Hall, Regency Road, BN1 2RT
Showtime: Thursday 18 May @ 22:00

Jacques (#JacquesAuberger)

Blending milk bottle drums, synth swells with soft sweet French vocals. For a masterclass in making music with literally anything you can find in your house, check this video he did for Cactus Club. He may also have the best hair do in the biz.

Where: Komedia Studio, 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN
Showtime: Thursday 18 May @ 23:15

EAT FAST (@eatfastmusic)

Raucous guitar riffage and battered drums with a surfer dude undertone. Don’t ask them to cook you breakfast.

Where: Horatio’s, Brighton Pier, Madeira Drive, BN2 1TW
Showtime: Friday 19 May @ 20:15

Code Walk (#CodeWalk)

Stripped back electronic bubblers with plenty of squelch. Their link up with fellow Great Escape performers Smerz on ‘Guess What’ will take your mind to some curious places. We’re excited to see what else they’ve got on their hard drive.

Where: Komedia Studio, 44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN
Showtime: Friday 19 May @ 00:30

Blue Lab Beats (@BlueLabBeats)

Their ‘Blue Skies’ EP is one of the most vibey compilations of music we’ve heard in a long time. With hints of jazz, soul and hip-hop, duo NK-OK and Mr DM are at the forefront of the UK’s nu-jazz scene.

Where: Marine Room – Harbour Hotel, 64 King’s Rd, BN1 1NA
Showtime: Saturday 20 May @ 14:30

Nova Twins (@NovaTwinsMusic)

Absolutely nailing that grunty bass sound then chucking some attitude ridden lyrics into the mix for good measure.

Where: Prince Albert, 48 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4ED
Showtime: Saturday 20 May @ 19:30

Bad Sounds (@realbadsounds)

If you want to have some fun, we reckon Bad Sounds are the band for you. They don’t seem to take themselves too seriously and make some great Beck-esq sounds.

Where: Horatio’s, Brighton Pier, Madeira Drive, BN2 1TW
Showtime: Saturday May @ 21:00

Logistically you may have to get your roller skates on to dart between a few of these gigs, but we’re certain you won’t be disappointed.

We also highly recommend the following acts, all of whom we have featured here on Dash ‘n’ Verve in the past: Smerz, Shogun, Anna Straker, Poppy Ajudha, Middle Kids, Liv Dawson, Flamingods, North Downs, Chinah, Coco, Abra Cadabra, Alyss.