Born in the heart of the UK, amidst a dimly-lit room of gun-fingers, ravers and reloads, Beastwang is a grass-roots nightlife sub-culture strand down to the bone. Having brought darker sounds to the masses of the Midlands, so far in cities like Leicester, Nottingham and Derby, the brand has a rich history and bright future. Their bass-orientated bookings have been ahead of the curve, and top-tier names in garage, grime, dnb and all things in-between have meant that Beastwang are pioneering things here in the Midlands. From the DJs to the promoters to the family of fans that have become loyal to each rave they put on, or indeed each festival stage they host, their community celebrate what the UK has done for underground music and where it can go.
At the forefront of this team is a squad of residents consisting of DJs and MCs who know what they’re doing when it comes to getting a crowd truly worked up. Only top-quality deliverances from the grittier corners of dance music; bopping bass house, old-school garage flavours and brooding 140 basslines. Their love for a drum & bass or a jungle switch up, is always expressed admirably. Signature shows at the now infamous Beastwang Warehouse or at 2Funky Music Café in Leicester, have become the talk of the city, always hosted by everyone’s favourite mosh-pit starter and Tequila bottle pourer, MC Kurly, who is a representation of the fun-loving but unashamedly serious and sweaty vibes that Beastwang are all about.
Not just content with leading crew over in Leicester, their yearly takeovers at Forbidden Forest are another mainstay for lovers of this music. In Nottingham their stage at Detonate also proved to us once again that these guys are a force to be reckoned with in the scene. ‘Wang Records’, the label that has been started up by the promoters, is now set to take things to the next level, showcasing up-coming talent in UKG, house, dnb and more. It means that not only are Beastwang capable of mashing up the place, they have a voice that needs to be heard, a sound that needs to be recognized, right now more than ever. It’s about more than just the dance-floor. It’s about being part of a family. Get involved.