Music

LTJ Bukem

Saturday 25 May 2024

Ground breaking DJ? Inspirational musician? Record label entrepreneur? Club visionary, perhaps? The man who took the drum and bass concept from a small venue off London's Charing Cross Road to the nation's superclubs and then onto the international stage….The geezer whose records launched breakbeat into a brand new galaxy of sound…. In truth, he is all of the above: a Renaissance man for a digital age.

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Bar opens 8:00 P.M.
Starts 8:00 P.M.
Early Bird - SOLD OUT £18.00
Second Release £21.00
Third Release £24.00
On the door £30.00

10% off for members

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Book online at any time, at the Lyme Regis Bookshop and Bridport Tourist Information Centre during normal opening hours, the Marine on Monday and Friday mornings 10 – 1, and over the phone on 01308 424901. The displayed price includes a £1 restoration levy.

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Ground breaking DJ? Inspirational musician? Record label entrepreneur? Club visionary, perhaps? The man who took the drum and bass concept from a small venue off London's Charing Cross Road to the nation's superclubs and then onto the international stage….The geezer whose records launched breakbeat into a brand new galaxy of sound…. In truth, he is all of the above: a Renaissance man for a digital age.

Although he wouldn’t like to admit it, LTJ Bukem is the living embodiment of the post-acid house entrepreneurial creative spirit. He is a mild mannered energy flash whose panoramic musical vision has found success in every area he has explored. From running sound systems 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 has sat at the forefront of breakbeat evolution, lighting the way with little more than a zest for life and a love of the music. 

In 1990, LTJ Bukem got his first big break at ‘Raindance’. Booked to play between 1 & 2am in front of 10,000 people, it was the first true test of his fledgling DJ’s skills. At the time it may have taken all of his mates to push him onto the stage, but it proved to be a set he’d never forget. That night LTJ Bukem — a world class DJ — was truly born. 

Naturally Bukem then ventured into the studio to record a track which would become one of the most influential records of the era. The 12″ titled ‘Logical Progression’ surfaced on the newly formed Vinyl Mania imprint. At once anthemic and relaxing, it offered the first true blueprint to Bukem’s sonic vision. By the time of his follow up to ‘Logical Progression’ Bukem had set up his own imprint. Run from a small office in Harlesden, London, the label was christened ‘goodlooking’ and its debut offering came in the shape of ‘Demon’s Theme’. Finished in late 1990 and pressed to dub-plate, Bukem dropped it into his sets for a full year to test the reaction before he finally released the track officially in July ’92. ‘Demon’s Theme’ immediately caught the imagination of many people, its soulful combination of rushing breaks, lush ambience and mellow vibes. Bukem’s next release was ‘Apollo’ Return to Atlantis in ’92, however his biggest breakthrough came with ‘Music’ in 1993. In 1994, Bukem unleashed ‘19.5’ while the release of the similarly epic ‘Horizons’ coincided with the opening of the legendary ‘Speed’ at the Mars Bar in London. The label was gaining ground with its growing catalogue of must-have tunes and Bukem’s own in-demand DJing. The launch of ‘Speed’ was intended to run hand in hand with the growth of goodlooking while also offering a focal point for the growing drum and bass scene. After a shaky start, which almost forced the night into closure, ‘Speed’ quite literally took off one night in the summer of ’94.

Bukem continued to produce and mix some of the World’s best drum & bass and cross-over music compilations that have ever been released. Titles such as ‘Progression Sessions’, the ‘Earth’ volumes and further installments of the ‘Logical Progression’ series have become notorious for the new and exciting directions that Bukem has always strived to take, but without losing sight of his original musical roots and all the things that inspired him in the beginning.

Support acts Korridor Kru and Jon Doe

Korridor Kru

Over the past 5 years Korridor Kru have been making a name for themselves across the southwest underground scene, throwing events and raves with their soundsystem. Originating from a group of school mates causing havoc in the Korridor’s to playing at festivals such as Boomtown this year, these guys know how to party. 

Catch Mosley & Mallet playing a fine picked selection of Jungle and old skool drum & bass in their very own stomping ground! 

Jon Doe

Welcome to the world of Jon Doe. Hailing from the depths of Devon, Jon Doe has been crafting his skill for more than 15 years. He’s supported the likes of SHY FX, Wilkinson, Netsky, and many more. From the master on four decks, expect high energy, old school jump up and liquid classics.

Listen to Jon Doe

This event is for ages 18 and over. ID is required at the door. Those under 18 will be declined entry and refunds will not be offered. ACCEPTED FORMS OF ID INCLUDE A VALID PASSPORT, A PHOTO DRIVING LICENCE AND A PROOF OF AGE CARD SUCH AS A PASS CARD FROM THE NATIONAL PROOF OF AGE STANDARDS SCHEME.

Entry Policy:

The Marine Theatre operates a zero tolerance policy to drugs. 

Anyone found with illegal drugs will be banned and reported to the police. 

Only people aged 18 and over will be admitted to this event.

Customers are required to present their ID on entry. 

Management reserve the right to refuse entry.