DRUK: Flowdan - Simplon

DRUK: Flowdan

+ Grandmixxer & more

Sa 7 October 2023
Location: Grote zaal Open: 23:59 - 05:00 Start: 23:59 Ticket: €20,- Genre: Grime / Bass Age: 18+
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Druk is the definitive showcase for grime and bass pressure in the North of the Netherlands.

Originating in London at the turn of the millennium, grime changed the face of music forever, with lightning fast lyrics from a cadre of highly skilled MCs over devastating tracks from low-end technicians who sought a darker sound to its predecessor, UK Garage.  

Druk offers a fresh and exciting take on the beats and basslines that continue to underpin modern electronic practice. Programming the finest Dutch talent alongside sets from bonafide legends in the game, this all-night party moves through grime, bassline, drill, dubstep and everything in between: celebrating the music’s origins, while pushing the sound forward. 

Our first event will feature a headline performance from Flowdan, one of the most recognisable and respected voices in electronic music. 


Flowdan’s rise to prominence began with his involvement in the garage collective Pay As U Go, and he later became a founding member of grime pioneers, Roll Deep. From there, his trajectory as an artist soared, with critical acclaim following closely behind. In late 2007, he made his mark with a captivating appearance on the iconic track ‘Skeng,’ a digi-dancehall masterpiece by The Bug featuring Killa P. This sonic gem became a sub-destroying dubstep anthem and was released by the esteemed urban dance label, Hyperdub.

Early 2023 witnessed the culmination of months of escalating feverish hype as Flowdan unleashed his highly anticipated track ‘Rumble’ alongside production royalty Skrillex & Fred again… This explosive anthem gripped the world with its earth-shattering energy and equally powerful vocals, propelling Flowdan to unprecedented heights. By staying true to his distinctive style and pushing the boundaries of sound, Flowdan continues to captivate listeners, solidifying his position as an unstoppable force in the ever-evolving landscape of British urban music.

DJ Karnage
A certified legend of grime music, DJ Karnage has been around from day dot. After joining Rinse FM in the early 2000s, he quickly joined forces with Wiley, Flowdan and others as part of grime’s most enduring collective, Roll Deep. Notable performances include dates with Dizzee Rascal, opening up for 50 Cent on the iconic Massacre Tour in 2005, and headline shows across the globe with Roll Deep, who secured two Number 1 singles in the UK during 2010 with ‘Good Times’ and ‘Green Light’. DJ Karnage is now the official tour DJ for Flowdan.  

A skilled technician with a grime-themed record collection that stands up against the best the world has to offer, Grandmixxer has been one of the UK’s most colorful radio personalities for the best part of a decade. Working his way up across a number of stations, including a two and half year spot on Rinse FM, he is now an NTS resident and a mainstay on the UK club scene.

He has collaborated with some of grime’s brightest stars, including Mez, Novelist, and Sir Spyro, and has played shows at Fabric, Corsica Studios, and Parklife Festival.

Logan Sama
Logan Sama is one of the most recognised and respected DJs in grime music. Starting out on pirate radio in Essex as a teenager, he quickly rose through the ranks to secure a weekly residency on Kiss FM throughout the 2000s; a show that set pace for grime as it became a worldwide phenomenon. Iconic “sets” from this era include shows with Skepta, JME, Tinchy Stryder, Dizzee Rascal, and Kano. 

As label owner for Earth616, he has released music from Birmingham bass aficionado Preditah, TC4 and Boy Better Know. In 2015, Logan Sama released a double album for the well-respected FabricLive series – put out by the prestigious London venue of the same name – that included tracks from Footsie, Kahn and Neek, JME, and The HeavyTrackerz.

Logan also has a songwriter credit on Drake’s “One Dance”, one of the best selling digital singles of all time. 

As a lover of all things UK Bass, TEMPEST is ready to make some waves in the scene, leaving her mark one beat at a time. 

With a blend of genres such as grime, garage and bassline, TEMPEST hopes to take you on a journey filled with bass-heavy grooves, catchy melodies and good vibes from the booth that’ll leave you energised and inspired. 

Razor is an MC and artist from Hackney, East London. 

The frontman of London based collective Over The Edge, Razor describes his sound as ‘futuristic grime-ish stuff that makes your face go screw’. Recognised for his ‘sharp’ wordplay and outside-of-the box instrumental selection, The Sharp One is rarely what anyone expects from a grime MC. 

de Lacey
de Lacey is a grime and bass DJ based in Groningen, the Netherlands. Having held residencies on London’s legendary Deja Vu FM and Mode FM – with guest appearances on Subtle Radio, Reprezent and Kiss FM – he now has a monthly show on Relate Radio, under the “DRUK” moniker.