This week’s Mix Of The Week comes from one of Ireland’s top Drum & Bass DJs; Colm Brophy AKA B-Origin. Live from the Ulster Sports Club, featuring MC Emby, this mix will make you want to skank big time
B-Origin AKA Colm Brophy is a Drum & Bass DJ and producer hailing from Dublin. Brophy has been active on the scene since 2012. With his impressive production skills, and his technique of heavy vinyl sets, he is on his way to becoming a staple in the Irish Drum & Bass scene. When looking for recommendations for Irish Drum & Bass producers, Brophy’s name was always first.
His style hints at the darker and deeper sounds of DNB. His production would be categorised in the sub-genre of Tech-Steps, or even Neuro-Funk due to his use of complex growling reese basses. B-Origin has released on Irish based labels such as Misha Freshin’ imprint, InHabit as well as the Leitrim based Boey Audio. His latest releases have been with Bristol based “Sixteen Step Records” and Brophy has supplied them with two sub shaking beasts; Chaos and Zero Empathy.
Last December, B-Origin was on support duties for Mark System as part of a Crilli DnB event. Crilli have been a driving force in the Northern Irish Drum & Bass scene, having previously hosted DnB royalty such as Dbridge, Fracture, Skeptical, Om Unit, Chimpo just to name a few. On the night, B Origin was joined by MC Emby and the two absolutely smashed it, Brophy supplying a blend of liquid, tech-step, deep and rollers, all under the umbrella of Emby’s slick rhymes and effect heavy vocals.
B-Origin is becoming a household name in the Irish Drum & Bass scene and is definitely an act to keep your eye on. If you’re in the mood for some upcoming Irish Drum & Bass Acts, check out Crilli’s Sweet 16th Birthday with Coco Bryce at Ulster Sports Club, Belfast on the 5th of Feb, plus Choki Biki Presents: Club Glow (Borai, Denham Audio, LMajor, Mani Festo) at Bow Lane, Dublin on the 19th of Feb.
Words: Dónal Sharpson.