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Best of 2015: Beats & Bass


We can now reveal the most popular uploaders under the Beats & Bass category. This can include anything from hip hop to dancehall to grime to drum n bass. We present to you Mixcloud’s Best of 2015: Beats & Bass.

1. Red Bull Thre3style
The best place to listen back to the Red Bull Thre3style championships. The Red Bull Thre3style concept is a DJ contest that continues to be a night of dance-floor mayhem. Each selected DJ gets a 15 minute slot where they can play whatever they like, as long as they include at least three styles or genres of music during that time. The genres don’t matter, provided the DJ can make them work together. 2015 was it’s sixth year and the ante was upped, with challenges taking place in more than 20 different countries around the globe. Each country had a series of qualifiers and a national final to determine the Red Bull Thre3style champion for that country. The champions from around the world then went on to compete at the final in Tokyo, Japan in September.
2. DJ Russke
A new addition to the Mixcloud massive this year and he’s smashing it! Hailing from Birmingham, DJ Russke is a 23 year old Multi Genre DJ. He’s performed alongside the likes of Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, Skepta, DJ EZ, Westwood, Hannah Wants, Giggs, Stormzy, Lethal Bizzle & More. He produces regular, consistently strong shows that are always well-loved and received by his large and growing audience. Amongst his fans are a number of professional footballers! He also arranged a UK tour himself without any promotion, and the tour was a sellout. Big up DJ Russke!
3. DJ Vadim
Russian born but London residing DJ Vadim (aka Daddy Vad), has been rocking the turntables since 1989 in a variety of genres: reggae, dancehall, hiphop, jungle, and soul. Just like fine delicacies such as whisky, wine and cheese – which improve with age – DJ Vadim has been tenaciously and soulfully fermenting his global musical elixir for over 20 years and is now well and truly a unique vintage. His reputation as one of the world’s top independent producers; travelling the globe, performing and collaborating with established and developing talents that cross continents, languages and cultures, is well deserved. Enjoy his top class shows across a variety of genres here.
4. Robbo Ranx
The UK’s premier Dancehall DJ and 3 time Sony Radio Award winner Robbo Ranx delivers the heaviest radio show of it’s kind. He presents his weekly ‘Dancehall 360’ show every Thursday night where he showcases the highest quality music from Jamaica and the Reggae diaspora, and also catches up with the biggest names in the game. It is his passion, energy and commitment that sets Robbo’s ‘Dancehall 360’ show apart from his peers.
5. J.Rocc
J.Rocc’s Adventures In Stereo show is everything you’d hope for from a legend like him, the latest top quality tunes and regular guest appearances from massive names in the scene. In 1992 J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has also gone on to great independent success. His DJing started in the 80s with PSK, a California group. In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early 2000’s, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla

6. Jazzie B

7. DJ Nathan Dawe

8. Dub Hi Fi

9. The Doctors Orders

10. WhoSampled

11. Suspect Packages

12. GonesTheDJ

13. Reggae Revolution

14. Max in the Mix

15. DJ AA 

16. The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff

17. LTJ Bukem

18. Eric The Tutor

19. Pull it up Reggae

20. DJ Jukess

21. DJ Remake

22. Madlib

23. Benji B

24. SOULBOY12345

25. DJ Swerve