Undoubtedly the most important venue in the history of drum ‘n’ bass, London’s The End was a true sanctuary for the scene from the moment it opened in 1996 to its much-lamented closure in January 2009.
Home to nearly every quality DnB event in the capital, it wasn’t just Ram Records and Renegade Hardware who called The End home, but Shogun Audio and DJ Marky and Friends too, as well as many more.
With a universally lauded in-house sound system and a DJ booth located in the thick of the dancefloor, The End really was a unique venue. What the Hacienda was to acid house and rave, The End was to drum ‘n’ bass.
E is also for:
Ed Rush & Optical: Owners of Virus, Tech-step masters and creators of classics such as Watermelon, Bacteria and Pacman, the legions of fanboys who worship them definitely have a point.