Get the Message: Steff Funkbaby Interview

On January 13th, 2016, posted in: Blog by admin

Check out what #Otown Funkbaby is up to in 2016, and what got her into #d&b>>>

1. What was your first jungle / drum & bass party?

My first local dnb party was at a weekly at blues cafe in New Haven CT. There were a whole bunch of local friends playing.

That was in 2000
I saw Reid speed play there one time.

2. What are your top 3 dnb songs you are looking forward to dropping at Torque this week?
Top 3 songs I really wanna drop are Melt by sci-clone. Oneroa by Nu:Tone. And I always go old skool so probably Eastern promise or Hide U.
Actually the song I’m most looking forward to playing Special feat. Maxine by Nu:Tone.
Check it out!

3. Who are your top drum & bass DJ’s ?
My top dnb DJs are High Contrast, Nu:Tone, and Dara.

4. What artist would you most like to see and or support this year in the d&b scene?
The artist I would love to see is Shy fx.

Be sure to catch Funkbaby DJing Live in the DNB cut Wednesday January 13th, 2016 @ Torque via The World famous Sandwich Bar located in the Milk District. Bump ya chest and get ready for the rinse-out.


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Get the Message: Matt Caulder Interview

On January 12th, 2016, posted in: Blog by admin

Happy 2016 from the city beautiful, Orlando.  Torque has recently moved to the Sandwich Bar in the milk district every Wednesday night.  This week we host Matt Caulder and Funk baby alongside residents Circle K and Collaborator.  We decided to catch up with Matt Caulder in Jacksonville  to get his thoughts on D&B leading up to 2016.


  • What are your top 3 labels for jungle drum & bass?

All time its Moving Shadow, Reinforced,  and Suburban Base.  Currently its Exit Records, Samurai (and their sub label Samurai Horo) and, at the moment, I am really enjoying what Goldman Records is putting out (which is the label belonging to artist G.H.O.S.T.).


2.What are your top 3 labels that are putting out vinyl still consistently.


I would say the 3 I just listed.


  • What are your current top 3 producers and your all time favorites .

Current producers…. hhmmm…. Skeptical for sure as he is just so diverse with his productions. I mean, he can play it mello but then he can bring the drums and sometimes in the same tune! Great stuff. Tokyo Prose I have loved since their first release and that album just did was really very lovely. Reminded me of the good old Good Looking days but with more of a modern viewpoint. 3rd I have to go with Blocks and Escher as their stuff is just so epic in its sound. Its really unlike most stuff out at the moment and thats what I love. I would have put them at number 3 on my favorite labels but they only released one single last year but 2016 looks set to be pretty big for them with an album and a few new single releases.


As for all time favorites…. Omni Trio. Man do I miss that guy and his DnB but he is still doing music and it is beautiful music I have to say. If you’ve not followed him (Robert Haigh) I would suggest you seek him out. Source Direct of course and lastly…… 4 Hero for reasons which need no explanation and Justice the underrated producer of DnB fame.


4.What is your outlook for vinyl sales in dnb for 2016?

am the wrong person to ask! From what I understand from talking to label owners its certainly a niche market and most releases see maybe 200-300 copies of a record being pressed and sometimes its less than that. I am asked from time to time about vinyl and if its difficult to get music that way and the answer is a resounding “no”, it isn’t. There is very little released digitally that I cannot get on vinyl. I do see more and more releases on vinyl though and I support the format/artist whenever I can providing its music that I LOVE. By that I mean, when I buy a record, its has to be a special piece of music to me as vinyl isn’t cheap. It has to be something I can play at home just as well as playing out at a club. But then again I couldn’t imagine playing music any other way.




5.What, when , and where was your first D&B gig.


My first gig….. wow…… hmmmmm… it would have to be sometime in 1992 and I would say it was at a place called “The Continent” which, ironically enough, is where I threw Jacksonvilles very first Jungle/DnB show way back in 1994 with some of Orlandos finest Dj’s including Redcoat, Dread and Element (However Dread didn’t show up!). Of course I don’t think we called it “Jungle” back then, I think it was still being called Hardcore and kinda morphing into Jungle. The rest as they say, is history.

Here is a link to Matt’s first mixed tape


Catch Matt Caulder live @ Torque  via The Sandwhich Bar> Wednesday January 13th, 2016


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Jungala & Nocturnal Children

Florida’s longest running premier Drum ‘n Bass weekly
EST. ’99

w/ Residents

Circle K

Inside the Torque Chamber>>>>>>>>>

May 21st, 2014

VEGAS / BLOKHE4DBad Taste Recordings / Bad Company UK

Vixen Bar

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Torque 15 Year Anniversary

On May 18th, 2014, posted in: Blog, Featured slider by admin

JungalaTorqueDNB, & The Social presents:

Saturday May 24th, 2014



A Sides / Eastside / BassHead MusicMetalheadz / UK


DJ DaraBreakbeat Science / POTD / NYC

w/ Residents:

Circle KCollaborator

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Jungala is proud to throw a dubstep bone for it’s true rooted family. We thank you for the support over the last 16 years. The Jungala artist formerly known as Glitch brings us the new tuneage under his new alias Doomfire featuring vocals from Collaborator. ‘Cross & Collide’ is a deep, melodic, chunky, vocal dubstep number that slides across the board for the mix, or on the floor. Respect.

Click on the Doomfire pic for Free Download Link

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Dangerous Idea – Synchronaria – Stem the Tide – Jungala Recordings
Another free tune giveaway from Synchronaria, Orlando’s bass music duo Aaron Bond and Collaborator. Together they are busy crafting the final mixdowns and masters of their 2nd album release entitled “Stem the Tide” set to release late Spring 2013. Download this melodic dubstep anthem which is also featured on the forthcoming LP and stalk them via FB, Twitter, Soundcloud, and Youtube. Catch them live in Miami WMC2013 @ FSOB XI in the Dubstep room. (Insert Explosion here)

► Soundcloud:
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“Don’t Think” ~ Synchronaria ~ Free Tune

On January 24th, 2013, posted in: Blog by admin

Synchronaria is Aaron Bond & Damian Roman aka Collaborator. The pair are churning music on a path of vocal driven dnb, dubstep, electro & rock. Recently releasing their debut dubstep album “Strike & Run” to the world, they have a grasp of the heavy & melodic bass auditory art. Together they’ve been pushing their brand playing select shows, gaining respect and signings to labels Royal One and Shift Recordings respectively. They are set to release their 2nd album “Stem the Tide” later this year. Synchronaria blast a free new tune “Don’t Think” for the heads in the dnb/drumstep vein. Click the cover art above. Enjoy!

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2.14~Love ‘n Bass w/ DJ Empress

On January 12th, 2013, posted in: Blog, Featured slider by admin

Jungala + Dublife + Foundation

Thursday February 14th, 2013
Valentine’s Day

“Love ‘n Bass”


EMPRESS / Empower Recs. / NYC
Since 1996, DJ Empress has been smashing clubs worldwide. This native New Yorker has toured all over Europe and Asia many times & has also played almost every major city in North America, including all over Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. She was also the First DNB DJ ever brought to Macedonia & Tahiti. Residencies (past & present) include– Testpress Sundays (NYC), Konkrete Jungle (NYC), Ignite (NYC), Eklektic (San Francisco), Hostel (London) & was a regular for over 10 years at Movement (London). She’s a veteran DJ, Producer & Vocalist who’s devotion to music, revered sets and relentless ambition has sustained her esteemed global reputation.

Circle K
Hosted by: MC Collaborator

@ the Social
54 N. Orange Ave
Orlando 32801

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On January 12th, 2013, posted in: Blog, Featured slider by admin

Torque is ‘Florida’s longest running DNB Weekly’ EST. ’99 Every Wednesday @ Vixen Bar w/ Residents Circle K & Collaborator

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Dublife ft. MALA / DMZ / Deep Medi

On May 26th, 2012, posted in: Blog by admin

Dublife returns this Summer Wednesday June 20th, 2012 @ Boss Ultra Lounge, Downtown O-Town with the one and only MALA of Digital Mystikz/Deep Medi Fame. An amazing pioneering DJ/Producer, Mala will be armed to the teeth with full on Dubstep Dubplate pressure ‘longside the restless natives Synchronaria, SST, Timebomb, Speculum, & VJ H.Dot. Don’t Sleep.

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TORQUE Tredecennial 13 Year Anniversary Monday June 18th, 2012

Torque Celebrates 13 years of Drum ‘n Bass in Orlando, Florida Every Monday June 18th, 2012 Join us in the Chamber @ Vintage w/ major players >TC, AK1200, Circle K, Synchronaria and host MC Collaborator.
We value your support and would like to thank the Torquesters for showing face all these years! Without you none of this would be possible. Happy #13

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