Bad Company UK: Official Announcement

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In a lonely distant corner of existence one lifeless black eye looks out into empty space.
Fluctuation continues in the eternal dance of chaos and order.
The ancients await equilibrium…
The four return at the time when they are most needed,
to bring hope to a darker world,
block by block, wave by wave…
Let the End begin Anew.

These are the first official words from Bad Company UK, marking the reunion of all four band members (Fresh, Maldini, dBridge and Vegas) and their return in full force to the drum & bass environment.

The Book Of The Bad has been opened, a new chapter is being written… It’s time once again, to take a step Inside the Machine.

Following a long chain of rumours around new BCUK material being played at Outlook festival last Summer, an announcement from leading UK venues Fabric and Motion confirmed the verified D&B supergroup are set to return for two initial dates – Thursday March 24 in Bristol and Friday March 25 in London…

We can exclusively confirm now that ahead of these shows there will be new music dropping this month, and will be followed by further releases.

Few, if any, acts in drum & bass have left such a deep, indelible legacy on the genre as Bad Company UK. During their initial seven year, four album and 20+ single lifespan between 98-2005, they showed the world just how far machines could be pushed. Bringing dynamic and technically detailed production with an inherent sense of groove, warmth and soul that stormed the world by force, many of their singles such as The Nine and Planet Dust are considered as some the greatest drum and bass tracks ever made.

Their contribution to the genre beyond their own work in the studio has also been huge. Through the curation of their various acclaimed labels (Breakbeat Kaos, Exit Records and Bad Taste Recordings) and their strong solo careers – which remain active and see them playing individually at the forefront of electronic music to this day – Bad Company UK’s impact on the genre can still be felt 18 years since they first formed.

Their timeless sound is about to be rebooted, and we’re set to imminently experience Bad Company UK once again, at the time audiences are most ready to welcome them back… BCUK are set to land firmly on all eight feet in the 21st century.

Keep them locked, watch out for their first interview since reforming on UKF very soon, ticket details for their forthcoming shows…

March 24 – Motion, Bristol
March 25 – Fabric, London

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