Monika delivers a dark slab of dancefloor business characterised by unusual percussion and a shuddering bassline as he returns to Soulvent! Shimmer on the intro, heft on the drop…wicked tune. Look for this at all the usual stores from 20th Sep!
Today’s premiere from Vykhod Sily Recordings exemplifies everything we’ve come to expect from the Russian imprint…deep, dark and experimental vibes. Dailiv & Cryptographic join forces on the label’s force release and bring us a brooding halftime rumbler characterised with ominous bass swells. Look for this coming Sep 27th via the label’s Patreon page…
Kiwi artist Habit joins us with a rolling, dancefloor-oriented selection for episode 93 of our guest mix series! With releases under his belt for The Dreamers, Mayan Audio and Nemesis, Habit is a busy many, running two radio shows in New Zealand and helping organise club nights and festivals to boot. A true D&B soldier, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the mix…
Survey cement their place as slingers of the finest quality dark tech with another big EP for Dispatch, and we’ve got the exclusive on Phase collab Sensory! Rolling breaks, metallic snares and an assortment of growling bass modulations make for a proper dancefloor weapon; hit up the Dispatch store right now to grab the EP.
One for the jungle historians…next year will see the iconic State of Bass book revised and reissued for the first time since it’s original publication. Written by Melody Maker journalist Martin James and originally published in 1997, the revered tome covers the origins of jungle and D&B and explores the social, cultural and musical roots of the genre we all love so much.
The revised edition will bolster the original content with previously unpublished interviews with the likes of Fabio, Goldie and LTJ Bukem, plus coverage of Roni Size’s Mercury Prize win for New Forms. The book will be printed in April 2020 but pre-orders are live now over at the Velocity Press website.
Unbelievably hyped to welcome the mighty SCAR to our premiere spotlight today as the duo take on Lao Wai & LaMeduza’s new track for Addictive Behaviour, Tie Me Up. Delivering the customary scuzzy tech bass and razor sharp breaks while retaining the soulful vocal of the original, this is a vintage dark roller; yes yes. Look for the release (which also features a dangerous Philth remix alongside the two wicked originals) from Sep 16th at Beatport, with other platforms following on the 30th.
So, Karma Kingdom, Echo Motion and Detached Audio. You know it’s gonna be a lush liquid roller. In the wise words of Echo Motion, “the combination of rolling breaks and beautiful samples will always be a winner”. Couldn’t have put it better ourselves! Look for this one coming September 13th at the usual digital stores.
Toronto imprint Inner City Dance bring the fiya on today’s exclusive with Imran Graffiti remixing his own Werkflow alias and flipping the jam into a luscious halftime cut that’s absolutely dripping with funk. Proper head nodder vibes…this one drops Sep 16th at all fine digital vendors.
AutomAte return after a bit of a hiatus with an absolute thumper of a tune! Label regular Deficit is on remix duties, flipping round Deficit’s 2014 halftime grumbler Eternum into a rolling tech nasty with an infectious lead hook and that trademark Wreckless “breaks and atmos” vibe. Dangerous! Look for this at all good digital stores Sept 24th…
Straight Up Breakbeat have been digging in the vaults for today’s premiere, as they present tracks from the Resound archives! Originally produced back in 2009 Stone Cold, is a vintage D&B roller custom built for dark rooms…weighty bass, rolling breaks and a moody aesthetic, need we say more? Look for this on vinyl and digital from Sep 25th, alongside a new remix and the frequently requested Loxy & Resound classic New Age. Plus if you want more unreleased Resound goodies be sure to check this mix!