Johnathan Thomas continues his run of collabs with a new EP on Brighton imprint SmallPrint Recordings this month, and we’ve got the premiere of Recent Strains! JT joins forces with RaptorHandz and Danky for a 3-way studio throwdown and the result is a compelling blend of halftime beats, spooky pads and tinges of jungle. Wicked stuff – look out for this coming May 7th!
Sardinian events brand OBL/QUE steps into a new chapter this month with the launch of a new label in partnership with Samsara Beats, focusing on a variety bass music across styles and tempos. Their first release includes seven cuts from different producers on the island and we’re hyped to have the premiere of UnoTurbo’s contribution to the EP, I Can!
Halftime D&B business with a serious drum groove and rapid-fire bassline hook – sick work from a producer still early in their journey. Hit up digital stores to grab this one from May 7th.
DBR UK on the buttons for today’s premiere, delivering a groove-led minimal stepper for the forthcoming Stand Together LP. Tribal percussion, heavyweight sub and hordes of atmosphere…plus it’s all to support an excellent cause. Buy the beats and help fight racism – check it out and be sure to grab the LP when it drops tomorrow.
Ghast lands on frequent musical home Free Love Digi with a sick new single and we’re hyped to have the exclusive on lead track Find Our Love! Haunting strains of melody and intricate drum programming make for a powerful composition…watch out for this coming Apr 30th at Beatport and Bandcamp!
Kemal’s return to the scene continues! Following the release of a slew of remasters and a handful of new tracks via the Kemal & Rob Data Bandcamp, the neurofunk pioneer touches down on Bad Taste with a fresh remix for Trilo and Vegas.
This new take eases off on the raw bassline aggression of the 2019 original, focusing instead on a hypnotic synth lead for maximum earworm energy, lending a taste of old-school rave to the modern D&B sound. Delicious and tantalising…here’s hoping for plenty more where this came from. Check out the track below and hit up the Bad Taste store to pre-order a copy right now – the remix drops Apr 30th.
Twenty years deep in the music industry and channelling a deep knowledge of all things D&B, pyxis’ forays into production over the last two years have established her as one of the scene’s best up and coming liquid producers. With releases for Goldfat, Soul Deep, Eloisa and Liquid Drops plus her excellent work on the Headsbass / Beats in Mind project we jumped at the chance to get a guest mix!
As you’d expect this one is melodic vibes through and through, the perfect soundtrack to the current crop of sunny weather here in the UK. Smooth and rolling, just how we like it! As always you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.
Loomis doing what he does best on today’s exclusive, dialling up the atmosphere with a super deep, jungle-tinged remix for John Rolodex! This is out now on Bandcamp and Spotify as part of the MACH X 02 EP, with full release dropping tomorrow.
Beats In Mind return with volume 6 of their superb Headsbass series of compilations and we’re pleased to present the premiere of Millstreet’s Help Myself! Delicate liquid melodies and rolling drum breaks…yes please. The first single from the LP drops Apr 23rd, with more following in May, and as always all proceeds will go towards mental health charities.
The often debated status of MCs within the D&B scene is certainly a hot-topic on certain D&B-focused Facebook groups and message boards, where detractors are prone to question the artistry of the scene’s lyricists. We’re sure said-lyricists have better things to do than concern themselves with online bad-mouthing, but nonetheless the emergence of more MC-led releases seems to provide a suitable riposte to the naysayers.
Ben Verse joins that burgeoning tradition with four great new cuts for Rebel Music. Production comes courtesy of a selection of up and coming talents with Wingz, Inner Terrain, Creatures and Screamarts providing a beat each. All four producers provide weighty but retrained sonics, allowing the lyrical content space to breath and Ben ample opportunity to flex his vocal chords.
That vocal style is nothing short of compelling too; smooth and controlled, varying from melancholy and introspective to pressing and insistent. If Verse hasn’t already caught your attention via his previous appearances with the likes of Maztek, Icicle, Calyx & Teebee and of course Pendulum then this EP surely should; hit up Beatport to grab it right now.
Hex returns to the Dojo decks with an hour of brand new beats! Fresh tracks inside from NC-17 & Dauntless, Don Piper, Flava D, Villem & Alpha Rhythm and many more, plus dubs from Shudder and The Faraday.