Nicky Blackmarket is one of the key figures in the formation of drum & bass out of the genre’s rave-y breakbeat roots. The longstanding DJ, who gets his name from the defunct record store in the bustling Soho neighborhood of London, England, created a hub for the music before there was a name to put to it. For almost three decades, in the basement of Black Market Records, Nicky was a conduit to discovering new music and schooling the junglist massives. You may not be able to go down those famed steps and personally get handed a white label by Nicky, but as the respected DJ that he is, he continues to lead, both with his historic knowledge and the freshest tunes. He is joined by four other headliners, including one-time member of Roni Size’s Reprazent, DJ Suv, who brings his organic sounds into the mix.
Xcellerated Presents Nicky Blackmarket, MC Fatman D, DJ Profile, Saxxon, Suv, Tribe Steppaz takes place at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Catch One.