Kaiju Started as an unnamed promotion in 1994 by a group of local friends. We very quickly realised that there was very little in Liverpool at that time that was catering for drum and bass and jungle music. We used to travel all over the country attending raves and we after a while thought… Let’s have a go at this ourselves! So, we started putting local parties on in the North West, centered on Jungle & Drum & Bass. We would name the parties but we didn’t have an organisation name at that time. We eventually grew so big that we had to make things a bit more formal and so Cadence Events was developed. We were a group of friends, DJ’s and MC’s who came together to promote the music that we loved.
The events became bigger and bigger and ran into the early 00’s until there appeared to be a drop off in interest audience wise and the usual life events happened inside our team at that time. Cadence finally called it a day late in 2004, but now.. we are back as Kaiju Promotions.
Back in 1994, there really wasn’t much of a call for Drum & Bass in the area. Or to be more precise, as Drum & Bass was still in it’s early inception at that time, the audience was really spread out over many locations with no main clubs being dedicated to the music. So we wanted to offer a night that would play the music that we liked, offered great production and we wanted to attend on a weekly basis.
Hence, Cadence was born.
What we have noticed since 2003 is that there have been peaks and troughs with the popularity of the music. There have also been a lot of major breakthroughs in technology since that time leading to the music really being pushed forward with new styles and innovations. The Drum and Bass scene and audience has also sub divided into many variations of styles. Even derivative forms, Dupstep, Grime and UK Garage can trace their roots back to early Drum & Bass so, what we want to do at Kaiju is bring that whole audience under one roof. We want to cater for all tastes because that’s where we come from… originally it was one big scene. A family if you like!
We want to make a huge impact and bring people together from all styles of Drum & Bass. What we are aiming to put on Premier Drum and Bass events, with a high quality of production consisting and representing all styles, Drum and Bass, Jungle, Neurofunk, Liquid… you name it hopefully you will hear it at one of our nights.
We want to bring the audience back together again under one roof so as to celebrate this amazing music.