Releasing rave-ready beats on some of the most respected labels in her field – Hospital Records, Born On Road, Ruffneck Ting, Jungle Cakes and Dread Recording – Euphonique’s high energy, system-shaking signature has been a key part of the D&B landscape since she first emerged in 2008.
Her style has led to frequent support and exposure across the board ever since with heavy plays on key stations such as Radio 1, 1Xtra and Radio 1 Dance; multiple award nominations at the We Love Jungle Awards and Skiddle DJ awards; collaborations with likes of Bou, Selecta J-Man, Gray, Redders, Aries, DJ Hybrid and Kelvin 373; a string of digital number 1s with her solo releases and performances at many iconic and renowned events and venues around the world.
Glastonbury to Boomtown, Loves Saves The Day to Hospitality On The Beach, Rumble In The Jungle to Fabric and far beyond, across Europe and South East Asia; Euphonique has taken her art around the world and across the airwaves. Broadcasting since '09, she got her first show on FM at 19 on Unity Radio 92.8FM, she’s a regular on the likes of Rinse, Bloc2Bloc, Rood FM and DnB Radio and currently hosts a show with Bristol jungle pioneer Dazee on SWU.FM.
A music teacher, performance mentor and lyric writer, Euphonique is motivated by empowering the next generation of artists and is a proud product of the UK free party movement’s positive DIY ethos. Driven by community and championing equality and representation across the scene, she is referenced by many as a key inspiration and mentor for young artists breaking into electronic music.
Euphonique's brand Subwoofah was a significant Manchester hub as one of the city’s most consistent and popular D&B events (between 2010 – 2014), a thriving studio community (2017-19) where many of the scene’s leading lights would stream and record and many of the new generation would come to learn and a record label (since 2013), responsible for breaking new talent such as Epicentre, Sl8r, Motiv and K-Jah with a string of chart topping release and D&B number 1s.
Now based in Bristol, Euphonique continues to not only smash out sets at some of the best festivals and club brands throughout the UK and abroad, but continues to produce consistent quality music with some of her "Deepest and most authentic work to date" (Ray Keith) due out this year on some of the scenes biggest labels
Review: The one and only Euphonique makes her debut on Dubplate Dread with this humungous EP - 'Seven Songs'. Ranging from her darkest to her most emotional dispatches to date, the EP is deadly mission statement. Cuts like 'Dem Bad' (with Killamanjaro) and 'Dun Know' hit hard with the tension and thunderous basslines while 'Amen' (with Aries) takes us back to Euphonique's junglistic roots with some brilliant drum funk. Meanwhile on the flip we have the beautiful and touching cuts like 'Cry' and 'Without You' where you can feel the sentiment and feeling burning from every element. Easily one of Euphonique's biggest EPs to date, do not sleep on this!
Review: War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing... Except the outstanding Jungle Wars concept from DJ Hybrid's Deep In The Jungle camp. Nothing but pure fire from across the board as each artist works hard to bring their heaviest cuts and sharpest breaks to the ring. Mixed up by Mrs Magoo (who also collaborates on the track 'Big Bout Ya') the whole vibe and energy of this collection hits harder than 100 Fantazias. Highlights include Conrad Subs' super-ravey 'Wildstyle', Euphonique's 'No Problem', ODF's piano-slapping 'Good Times' and Plasmator's lesson in ruffness 'Bad Boy Sound'. Show us your war face!
Review: Somewhere on a dancefloor far, far away... Deep In The Jungle rallied up the troops for another bout of highly competitive (and exceedingly gully) Jungle Wars. The results were a high energy shoot out of historic proportions as all artists brought their very best to the battle. Here we have three fine examples as three artists, all very much on top of their game right now, lay down more teasers ahead of the album... Conrad Subs brings a little hardcore fever with the feels-heavy 'Wild Style', Epicentre's 'Cantankerous' will have you running to mumsy while Euphonique delivers one of her hardest hitting, warp-frenzied tracks to date in the form of 'No Problem'. The force is strong on these ones!
Review: What a way to sign out of the year! DJ Hybrid's Audio Addict look back over a killer 2021 with the help of one of the most exciting rising DJ talents to emerge in recent years - Invicta Audio's Anais. Whether it's the mix you're after, or the epic clutch of 25 tracks, one thing is certain: you're going to have a lot of fun. All styles, all sounds, all shapes, all sizes, Audio Addict lays it all down in front of us from dark heads-down sweepers (Acuna & Madrush MC - 'City Lockdown') to mystical head-benders (Xav & Zach - Bristol Sound) to dramatic, bass heavy floor fires (Hexa - 'Hot Amps'). All this and plenty more, both Anais and Audio Addict have smashed it right here.
Review: DJ Hybrid continues doing bits for the scene as he lays down this massive 31 track selection on Deep In The Jungle. Reflecting exactly where the mother genre is at right now in 2021, he's dug deep for a whole range of flavours, including a few cheeky exclusives. Every track is a banger but you'd be mad not to check Crom and Rider Shafique's theatrical slap-about 'Change', Xav's mind-blowing shock-out '1993', Mrs Magoo & DJ Hybrid's stripped-back and purring 'Back To 96' and the absolutely foul behaviour of Kumarachi & Epicentre with 'Patterns'. Trust us, this isn't even the tip of this jungle iceberg - cop it and bop it!
Review: Informal are rapidly picking up speed with their releases, and this week they're following up their previously successful compilation with a third edition, this one equally packed to the rafters with both new and old school talent. It's a tour-de-force of the tough side of the genre and it's exemplified by 'Lava Cake', courtesy of Dutta and T>I, producers who know their way around the controls and who prove it once more, as stabbing bass notes and hypnotic vocal samples cut across its snapping, rolling arrangement with all the force and subtlety of an underground train. Jenks and Acp maks an appearance on the superbly gruff 'Big', whilst Dutta gets deeper than usual on 'If You Never'. Quintessential drum & bass that makes for essential listening.
Review: Jungle Cakes always tend to put out music that rests on the foundations of UK underground, the cross-over influences of soul, reggae, jungle and D&B. it's always a fresh sound and it always brings up connotations of Boomtown, free parties and sunny afternoons. This is a monster album curated by Aries and Kelvin 373, who have taken tracks both old and new to form a banging compilation. Bou nails it on 'Music Takes Me Higher', a rustic revisit to classic jungle sounds; Aries and Nicky Blackmarket roll things out in a tight way on 'Champion'; and Chimpo slams the brakes on 'DidDieDoThat'. We don't know the answer to that, but we do know this is fat. Big ups.
Review: Boom! Audio Addict looks back over the vaults and draw for some of Euphonique's many big hitters on the label for this killer remix EP from some serious names and label family members. Guzi steps up first, fixing up our focus on the rave stabs on 'True' while man-of-the-moment Kumo flips 'Siren' into a gnarly dark style slap-about. Elsewhere man like Sl8r adds his unique, loose-limbed funk to 'Gangstar', Conrad Subs gets all jiggy over 'Booyaka' while Epicentre turns in with a flabby grizzler remix. Euphonique herself steps in to conclude this EP with the Amen VIP mix.
Review: Northern scene legend Adam Wigglesworth sadly passed away on April 3. This is how his friends responded... By compiling one of the biggest tribute albums drum & bass has ever seen. Just look at the amount of talent on here: Pyxis, Euphonique, Nvrsoft, No Concept, Exile, Euphonique, Dawn Raid and so many more artists have contribute to this 45 track album of which all proceeds go to Adam's family. From the blazing bass riff of Sappo's late 90s style neck snapper "Hannibal" to Exile's turbine bass growler "Symbiosis" via Sl8r's jazzy, almost Detroit style vibes on "The Mill" and various bits from Wiggo himself, this is a heartfelt salute from the entire scene to a man who'll be sorely missed.
Review: Murky Digital are a label who do what their name might suggest in that they release digital murkiness on a regular basis. No Escape is an EP from Euphonique that brings together MC Frost, Guzi & Madrush MC and Saxxon, all of whom have helped contribute to dastardly naughty tracks. 'Switch' is up there with the best of them and it's all about that bassline, an almost foghorn of groaning, fiery proportions which rattles its way through the arrangement. MC Frost also impresses on 'No Escape, a sub-heavy roller which will please the more minimalistic heads amongst you. Banging stuff.
Review: This single from South Central Recordings is all about the remix vibes, as Coda and Euphonique step up to remix two different tunes from K Jah, Dilligent Fingers and Cheshire Cat. The first - Dutty Like a Bumbo - is from Coda and it's a gargled, rough and ready tune which sounds like an old school Mampi Swift tune with its simple but powerful bassline, and its hypnotic vocal lead. Euphonique steps up for the b-side and it's even dirtier than the flip, with another naughty back end that twists and turns in on itself with powerful ease. Banging.
Review: Euphonique has absolutely smashed this one. She's here with this four-track release packing all the creativity and attitude that we've come to expect. The first tune is vintage Euphonique, with an urban vocal and a stuttering array of jungle breaks that piece together into a really creative bit of music. The others are all pure rollers, with that Souped Up or KoTR vibe, and our favorite is probably 'Baddest Gal', just because that bassline is far too gully for us not to be into it. Big ups.
Review: Following the likes of Ray Keith, Nicky Blackmarket, General Levy and many artists of high don calibre, Dope Ammo and DJ Hybrid are the next to take the controls as Jungle Cakes' Welcome To The Jungle series. As always, the selection digs deep across the board to include classics, absolute bangers that have been criminally forgotten and no less than 10 exclusives made strictly for this album. From the sun-kissed soul and key-tickling evangelist jam "Salvation" to the absolute rave carnage of "What's Going Down", the boys have gone in on this collection maintaining its still spotless reputation as one of the most consistent and prolific mix series available in the genre. Pay close attention to the Jukebox Jungle track, too. This needs your loving.
Review: Holy moly! This is how you smash open a new decade; a 50 track album absolutely drenched in stinkage. Now a tradition for DJ Hybrid's label, this anthem collection is one of the biggest to date with names and vibes across the spectrum. Epicentre, Kumarachi, Conrad Subs, Stompz, Veak, RMS and many more all bring their fieriest artillery with highlights bursting from the seams. Every single track slaps the dance from the stripped back drumfunk and demented mentasms of Substrate's "Throwback" to the mystic sitar twangs and heavy bass bangs of Euphonique's "Moksha" via ruded up Dread bass badness of the bossman's own "Lost In The Jungle". And that's not even the tippiest tip of this anthemic jungle iceberg. Don't dilly dally.
Review: Murky Digital are a label who do what their name might suggest in that they release digital murkiness on a regular basis. Black Lagoon is a various artists release that brings together Jaxx, Euphonique, Vital, Damageman and Tarz, all of whom have contributed dastardly naughty tracks. Vital's 'Bank Robbers' is up there with the best of them and it's all about that bassline, a foghorn of groaning, fiery proportions which rattles its way through the arrangement. Damageman also impresses with 'Low Signal', a sub-heavy roller which will please the more minimalistic heads amongst you. Banging stuff.
Review: Deep in the Jungle know how to do jungle. The clue is in the name, really, and they're proving it again with this huge compilation of 40 huge jungle anthems from some of the best rising stars of the breaksy side of the scene. RMS, SL8R and DJ Hybrid all make an appearance, as do Kumarachi, Veak, Schematic and Epicentre. This is a very strong roster and its reflected in the tunes, with Schematic and RMS teaming up on 'Take It' to combine roughshod, vibrant breaks and moody atmospherics in glorious fashion. Check this one.
Review: Euphonique has absolutely smashed this one, with this five-track release packing all the creativity and attitude that we've come to expect. The title tune is vintage Euphonique, with an urban vocal and a stuttering array of jungle breaks that piece together into a really creative bit of music. The others are all pure rollers, with that Souped Up or KoTR vibe, and our favorite is probably 'Smokeable', just because that bassline is far too gully for us not to be into it. Big ups to the Born on Road crew as well, these guys have been killing it.
Review: This is an album for any discerning D&B head who has been locked in to the sounds of D&B this year. Featuring the likes of SL8r, Kumarachi, DJ Hybrid, Bou and Stompz, this big LP touches right onto the pulse of where the D&B scene is at the minute: long basslines, raucous atmospherics and downright dirty vibes. Bou provides that from the very start with his remix of 'Raised In The Jungle' by DJ Hybrid and MC Haribo, a full-throttled run through the Mancunian space in the Bou fashion that we all already know and love. 'Liberation' by RMS is another highlight, slightly more stripped back than some of the other offerings but still with plenty of force to go around. This is a fat release.
Review: BANG! Rising artists take note... This is exactly how you should end your best year to date: with a five track stack of proper jungle ruffage. Coming courtesy of DJ Hybrid's Deep In The Jungle, Subwoofah boss woman Euphonique delivers fire on fire on fire we're bashed and bumped from ragamuffin pillar to amen post. Every track slams your soul but essential brock outs include the jellied bass wobbles on "Get Busy", Killamanjaro's commanding dancehall vocals on "Junglist Style" and her thunderous shredder collaboration with the boss man DJ Hybrid on "Oi". Pure arson...
Review: Euphonique lands on Audio Addict with a fiery EP. Kicking off with 'True' is crunching halftime drums that skitter away into a drop of rattling percussion that fills up the range in a full-throttled run of high quality energy. 'Siren' carries on the trend of pummelling kick drums and suspenseful ambience, with a sick vocal lead and wicked little drum switch ups. 'Gangster' brings the pulsating low-frequency wobbles at the bottom of the range as skippy, pacey drums lead out over the top - you'll recognise the sample on this one. The ragga vocals on 'Booyaka' smack of that classic Manny sound as a Serum-esque switch-up bumps into stabby bass bounces that scream character. 'Killah' ties things up with a clean drum line and diving bass pulses and yet more sublime wobbly action - a real stinker to finish off the release.
Review: Dutty business: Toronto's DBA crew lay down their second supersized V/A LP of the year and it's an absolute gully jamboree. Ranging from the wobbled-out slaps of Euphonique's "Sound Dead" to twisted drones of Tryptamine's "Gang" via the wily 96 skanks and bubblesome bass of ScattyOne's "Wicked Babylon", Tomoyoshi's funk flipping triplets on "Time & Space" and the awesome halftime sludge of DJ Hybrid's clever Drop Out remix of "Raised In The Jungle" there's genuinely not one even slightly under par track here. Dutty Bass Audio are absolutely smashing the game right here.
Review: After the undeniable popularity of the first edition of Murky Digital's 'Turbid Transcendence' compilation, we were stoked to see that a second part was hitting the stores, and what a selection it is. We hear a range of rollers and minimal drums from start to finish, including Bass Antics and Nino's sub heavy 'DAT TUNE' and the high calibre creeping collaboration 'What Do You Know' between Filthy Antics and Jeopardize. For us the additional highlights have to be the explosive percussive rolls and grinding subs of Euphonique's 'Damage', along with the crispy drum processing of Tarz's 'Late Night' and Fena's volcanic 'The Lizard King' arrangement, complete with lethal bass growls and flavourful drum combos.
Review: Let us see your war face!! Just in case the "Ravey Misbehavey" collection on his Audio Addict imprint wasn't enough this week, DJ Hybrid has also blessed us with this killer "Jungle Wars" series edition. As always the vibes are high with each track rolling like a 10-strong trip to Holland. Highlights include the dancehall damage of Euphonique & Kelvin 373's sticky icky "Hot Spliff", Veak's rusty break gut-puncher "Nuff Respect" and the classic rave stabs and thundering drum work on DJ Hybrid's "Stand Up".
Review: Following their most prominent and active year to date, Sub-Woofah kick off a new year of releases with a brand new jungle-focused series "Jungle Xplorers". Serious shots are being fired from the off; label boss and leading lady Euphonique kicks off with big Buju-biting damager "Big Man Don't Cry", Omega kicks up with an awesome warbling bass rattler while Erbman kicks out with a horn-tooting floor-shattering roller. Deeper again SynthForce & DJ Ransome get twisted on a Mind Vortex-style bass freak-out and Sl8r chops, pops and double drops with the stuttering, glitched-out Think break led stepper. Long may Sub-Woofah's explorations continue...
Review: Sub Woofah boss Euphonique doesn't grace her label with her own productions anywhere near as much as she should, so make heavyweight hay while the sun shines and dig deep... "Wicked Soul" rolls with timeless jungle flare (think Sappo's consistent output) and a cheeky Eek-A-Mouse sample. "Run" takes us into deeper heads-down territory while "Million" purrs with chubby subs, dubby textures and neat horn blasts from the off-side. Complete with a wobble-jacking 4/4 bassline dub mix of "Wicked Soul", let's hope Euphonique doesn't leave it so long until her next Sub Woofah outing as this business really does bang.
Review: And now for something completely different. Euphonique brings the true flavours of jungle to two blistering bass-injected tracks, hot off the press and ready for the dancefloor. As one of Manchester's most successful junglists in recent years, she's won competition after competition for her unique stylings and tune selection. What we're talking about here though is on-point percussion, consistently individual samples and a passion for keeping it diverse. On the flip, S Man's remix taps into a bubblier vibe, taking things darker. You need this.