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If you're a casual drum n bass listener, MADUSA’S name might be fairly new to you. Do not, under any circumstances, get it twisted though. We all know there's no such thing as an overnight success and, trust us, she's been networking behind the scenes for years. Those in the know have observed her levelling-up and now, it's time for her to step into the spotlight.

 

It all started with an Innovation rave. Of course, Maddie, before the “MADUSA” alter-ego – had heard drum n bass before, but just as one genre among many. As we all know, though, experiencing this music in the full glory of a proper rave setting is a whole different thing from just listening. And, in that moment, everything changed. MADUSA was born.

 

That one rave changed the course of MADUSA’S life and a few years later instilled a brand new ambition: to make it as a drum n bass artist.

 

She already had a head start. You see, where some children get piano or violin lessons, MADUSA had started learning to mix. And yes, we're talking vinyl. Before the idea of a career in drum n bass was even on the horizon, she was cutting and blending old skool hip-hop and R&B on her 1210s, setting herself up perfectly for what was to come. Growing up in a music loving. Household with her mother, MADUSA was drawn to the dark and heavy beats of drum and bass from an early age. She began exploring the genre as she hit 18 years old and quickly fell in love with the complex rhythms and driving basslines. After honing her skills on local stages, she began booking gigs across the UK and has since played at some of the biggest nightclubs in the country.

 

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MADUSA has been recognised by some of the biggest “heads” in the music scene for her style of mixing such as GOLDIE, RANDALL, FABIO, GROOVERIDER, MARCUS NASTY, BRYAN GEE, SKIBADEE…. The list goes on. This has lead to her receiving dubplates and even doing sets with some of them!

So, the notions of practice and dedication to the craft were already deeply ingrained in MADUSA’S way of thinking. Couple that with her qualifications in business, and it's clear that she had exactly the mindset required to make herself a success. Raves were no longer a night out, they were networking and research opportunities, and MADUSA put two years of work in to develop her contacts and understanding of the scene before she even began pushing herself as a deejay. At only 23 years old, she has already established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the scene, known for her dark, rolling sets and unique sound.

 

MADUSA's sets are a masterclass in dark drum and bass, featuring heavy basslines, intricate percussion, and haunting melodies. Her love for the genre is evident in every set she plays, and she has developed a reputation for delivering electrifying performances that leave the crowd begging for more.

Now, all the pieces are in place. The turntable skills MADUSA learned in childhood have been transferred over to industry-standard CDJs after long hours of practice, and the bookings have begun rolling in. Across raves and streams, she's demonstrated the passion and drive that's brought her to this point, carving her niche with dark, minimal rolling beats. With rock solid foundations of technique and discipline, she's now on an unstoppable upward trajectory.

 

In addition to her skills as a DJ, MADUSA is also keen to begin delving into her own productions. Striving to be known for music characterized by its deep, brooding atmosphere and hard-hitting beats just like the tracks she is so fond of.

MADUSA made her plans, put the work in, and now those plans are coming together. Watch the rise.

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