SHINOBI - My Nu Leng and DJ Barely Legal

28th November 2017 // Live Music // Shinobi // Drum and Bass // Whats On

Shinobi is kicking off the advent celebrations this December and behind door number one is a spectacular line up, which sees the return of two fantastic acts; My Nu Leng and DJ Barely Legal.

My Nu Leng the Bristol bass duo return to Hull after having previously played the 2014 end of year ball and have both grown in stature and popularity since their last visit. The Duo have released records on a host of major labels most notably “Black Butter Records” and of course the legendary “Shogun Audio”. Their recently released Portal EP (SHA121) on Shogun is full of treats for DnB fans, Shinobi social media teased the system shaking title track ‘Portal’ which promises to be a highlight of the night.
For anyone unfamiliar with My Nu Leng they are not solely a DnB act and promise to bring a huge bass variance to the [w]elly main room.

The second headliner sees another return to Hull with the hugely talented DJ Barely Legal real name Chloe who last graced Shinobi in 2015 alongside DJ EZ. Chloe is hardcore defier of fixed genre sets and offers up a madness at every dance she plays.
We can’t promise you what she will play but we can promise you will enjoy what she does play, from Hip Hop to Techno all underground sounds are on the menu.



Alongside the main headliners old time Shinobi friend and tuesday club resident Andy H is popping up the M18 from Sheffield for warm up duties. He sits alongside Silky Shimah Shinobi’s top resident who completes the lineup for the main room, if that wasn’t enough Shinobi boasts two more rooms of music both with fully stacked bars.

If you are waiting in a line in the main room it’s probably worth a venture for your next drink, which will give you the pleasure of stumbling on the hardcore party crew Crystal Clear downstairs; playing a mixture of garage, grime & house or the chilled dub-reggae Get Down floor upstairs, both offer a sample of their own nights also held at The Welly Club throughout the year. [For more information on Crystal Clear & Get Down see Hull Box Office].

Shinobi shows an encouraging streak of both staying true to it’s drum and bass roots while diversifying enough to encourage younger ravers to join in on the fun. In the last few years we have seen an increasing amount of alternative bass DJ’s and MC’s including; Flava D, Big Narstie and DJ EZ. The December line up is another prime example of talented promoter AOB’s ability to entice mixed audiences to Shinobi’s door. This coupled with ever increasing production overseen by Welly has given recent events a much larger feel. You could be be forgiven, as you find yourself shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of other ravers; reaching for lasers that pierce the gentle UV glow of the dance floor for feeling the rush of a much larger warehouse party. It’s that feeling of wonder mixed with familiarity that no doubt keeps crowds returning for their monthly fix.

With this increased focus on other sub genres it would be easy for disenchantment to slip in for more faithful drum and bass fans, this has been combated by semi-regular events taken to the derelict riverbanks of Hull; the ever popular Gate no5. Last month’s halloween bash was one for the purists, an intimate dark warehouse and a big soundsystem. Well removed from the comforts of modern nightclubs, nights at gate no5 are reminiscent of bigger cities free party culture. The line-up was headlined by The Upbeats, the show was curated after the Shinobi gang visited ‘Let It Roll’ festival over the summer and unanimously decided they were the highlight of the week. They didn’t disappoint and the DnB loyalists spent the evening in ecstasy peaking with the reload of the Nosia - Upbeat collaboration track ‘Dead Limit (VIP)’.



Regardless of your preference of bass get yourself down to the last and largest party of the year in Hull. It promises to be the perfect end to the 2017 city of culture year for underground ravers, merging modern and old school sounds at Hull’s home for alternative culture; Welly.

Tickets are currently £14 + BF (book here) but numbers are limited and it is expected to sell out. Also Follow @ShinobiDNB