NRFTW was a pioneering night that lead the charge for  Live Drum and Bass bands in the UK. 


The night ran for five years between 2003 and 2008 at East London Venues.  From it's humble beginnings at On the Rocks, the night moved to Cargo before finding a permanent home at the much loved and now sadly gone, Rhythm Factory in Whitechapel.

Being the only night in the country specifically catering for Live Drum and Bass bands, it is no surprise that it quickly gained a following.  Articles in the Metro , Time Out, Mixmag and Knowledge which recognised the importance of the night, helped to propell it to new heights with bands from all over the UK and Europe coming to play. 

NRFTW hosted stages at Waveform and Sunrise festivals before the smoking ban killed off the vibe at the Rhythm Factory.  Events were full to capacity, but most people spent the night outside smoking.  At this juncture we should've moved venues, but decided to call it a night on NRFTW for the time being.

NRFTW is set to relaunch at a new venue in 2020.  If you would like to have NRFTW at your venue or are a band that would fit in with our events, contact us through the link below.

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NRFTW Cargo, Step 13 , DSS
NRFTW Dust 21, Moe Foe
Dust 21 and Moe Foe
NRFTW Marijuana Farmer, Analog
NRFTW Marijuana Farmer, Analog
NRFTW Step 13 Xmess
NRFTW Step 13 Xmess
NRFTW Step 13 , DSS
NRFTW Step 13 , DSS
NRFTW Analog , Ill Audio
NRFTW Analog , Ill Audio
NRFTW Dr Meaker, Arabada, Step 13
NRFTW Dr Meaker, Arabada, Step 13
NRFTW
NRFTW
Subsource and Step 13
Subsource & Step 13
Step 13 and DSS Cargo
NRFTW Friday 13th Unlucky for some
DSS & Sion
Dead Silence
NRFTW Dust 21, Zinga Warriors, 91DB
Dust 21, Zinga Warriorz, 91DB
NRFTW XMESS
NRFTW XMESS
NRFTW DJ VS DRUMMER, FAT HABIT, ZEJ
NRFTW DJ VS DRUMMER, FAT HABIT, ZEJ
NRFTW ZEJ, Step 13, DSS
NRFTW Zej, DSS, S13
NRFTW EPOC & ZEJ
NRFTW Metro
Ras Emmanuel 91 DB
Illmatika, Ishu, Mantra
91DB
NRFTW Crowd
Illmatoka, MC Ishu, Mantra, Mr T
Zinger Warriors
Dust 21
NRFTW Crowd
Zinger Warriors
Dust 21
Sion
Scott Sparx, Mickey C, The Darkone
Mickey C
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crowd
DJ Mantra
Dust 21
Dust 21
crowd
MC Ishu and Vicky Young
Richard watson
Young ravers
Step 13
NRFTW Logo
Lyrical Bruvvas grim
Sexy Chick NRFTW
Andy Step 13 - NRFTW
Ren DSS - NRFTW
Avin it! NRFTW
Raver flava - NRFTW
Dead Silence Syndicate - NRFTW
Will - Dead Silence - NRFTW
Kudos from Mixmag - NRFTW
Ram up!  NRFTW
Deadlock - NRFTW
Yes Dread! NRFTW
Gas bar massive ! NRFTW
Balloons ? NRFTW
Backroom crew - NRFTW
Oi Oi! NRFTW
MC Ishu and V Double E - NRFTW
Double O - NRFTW
V Double E - NRFTW
Whistle crew ! NRFTW
Out There NRFTW
Mad Skillz NRFTW
Gas Bar crew NRFTW
MC DVS Marijuana Farmer NRFTW
Raver flava NRFTW
Marijuana Farmer ft MC DVS NRFTW
Step 13 NRFTW
NRFTW Ravers
Subsource NRFTW
Subsource NRFTW
Subsource NRFTW
Subsource - Stu
Subsource
NRFTW Crowd
Naughty Posse NRFTW
Hands in the air ! NRFTW
Step 13 NRFTW
Young Jim Bitch NRFTW
Backroom vibes NRFTW
Wavey Ravey NRFTW
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MC Ishu and Beebedee - RIP bruvva ! - NRFTW
Mister T - Origin FM - NRFTW
Step 13 - NRFTW
Gas bar crew
Sassy chicks
NRFTW
NRFTW Ravers
NRFTW
NRFTW Raver
Subsource - Neil Shervell
Hands up ! NRFTW
NRFTW Mixmag review
 

"Bands are queuing up to play in the forthcoming months so if you foolishly haven't witnessed drum & bass played live yet, and want to know what all the fuss is about, then you must check out NRFTW." Mixmag

Mixmag

"No Rest for The Wicked, very probably the only live drum ‘n’ bass night in the UK at the moment, puts the genre right back centre stage by harnessing its pounding rhythms to the raw energy of live performance from a bunch of musicians who know how to mix things up, break things down and get underneath an audience’s skin." Dogs on acid

Dogs On Acid

"Best Drum and Bass night"

London Lite

 

“If you’re fed up with overpriced djs rinsing the same old wobble, make this night your number one priority”

Knowledge Mag

"Recommended Night !"

Time Out

“The almighty No rest for the wicked  London's first and foremost live drum and bass experience……… this is surely not the night for anybody looking for your bog-standard typical drum and bass fare…..”

Skiddle