EPROM – Drone Warfare EP [1985 Music]

Sometimes a new genre or subgenre comes to prominence and it just feels like it was made for an existing artist to slot themselves into, and that couldn’t be more the case when it comes to EPROM and the new wonky, halftime, “20/20” sound that has been emanating from some corners of the D&B scene in recent times. Much as Bassnectar took to dubstep like a duck to water, the halftime style provides a perfect framework for EPROM’s swaggering, low-slung compositions and epic sound design.

His latest EP for Alix Perez’s 1985 Music carries on exactly where previous Shades outings and his recent Samurai EP left off; earth-shattering basslines, weird harmonics, glitchy designs and punchy percussion. Whether it’s on the stalking vibrations of Drone Warfare or the fuzzed out, wonked-up riddims of Raw Data this EP is just straight hench for the entirety of it’s 14 minute duration. Check it out below and hit up the label store to grab it on vinyl or digital right now.

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Premiere: Mystic State vs Third Degree – Under The Shadow VIP

Mystic State drop a cracking collab album on Addictive Behaviour later this month and we’re incredibly pleased to bring you a premiere from the Versus LP! Previous Third Degree collab Under The Shadow gets the VIP treatment, with the original’s stepping drums swapped out for a swaggering halftime groove that still fits perfectly with the memorable bassline riffage of the original. Sick! Look out for this alongside new beats made alongside Philth, Xanadu, Data 3 and many more…trust us, this one is dangerous. The album drops Dec 18th at the usual digital outlets.

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Premiere: Vortex – Stance

Another brand new exclusive for you today and we’re in on a jungle tip for our latest premiere from the Ronin Ordinance camp, taken from the label’s 10th release. Vortex is a new collaborative project from Toronto artists David Louis (Repertoire), Stranjah (Critical, 117, Deviant Audio), Groves and Captivate and the team’s love of the classic jungle sound is evident on this release; old school pad sounds, chunky breaks and a 90s aesthetic, while taking advantage of the modern production techniques that give D&B it’s punch in 2017. Fans of Andyskopes should definitely check this one out…watch out for the release dropping at Bandcamp Dec 22nd, just in time for a jungle Christmas.

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Premiere: Neve – The Message

The Dreamers round off an excellent year with a release from label boss Neve, and we’re extremely pleased to present the premiere of EP title track The Message! Bringing together the gift for melody that has seen his music catch the ear of labels like Hospital and the jungle-tinged beats that have characterised much of his recent work, the soaring piano and crispy breaks just give the whole thing an effortless joy that’s difficult to argue with. Look for the EP dropping Monday 18th December.

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Premiere: Missing – Stay Here

Something deep for your Friday as we present the premiere of a tasty new halftime cut from Missing for Subplate Recordings. Taking influence from the likes of Ivy Lab, this one features a hip-hop infused halftime groove and a bassline with some serious flavour, and we think you’ll agree it’s an infectious little head-nodder! Watch out for this dropping at digital outlets Dec 15th.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 59: Low:r

Our latest exclusive mix comes courtesy of UK liquid artist Low:r! With releases for Such Music, Terra Firma and Soulvent, Low:r has been carving a reputation as a rising star of the deep liquid scene and his selections here showcase the ear for that style; fresh beats from Telomic, Arch Origin and Northern Zone sit alongside classics from the likes of Calibre and of course some dubs from the man himself. Wicked stuff!

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. Keep up with all the latest from Low:r on his Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud pages…

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Premiere: Arch Origin – Mesmerize VIP

Another top notch exclusive coming your way; taken from the Soul Sessions Vol. 3 LP forthcoming soon on Soulvent Records, Arch Origin gives Mesmerize the VIP treatment. Swapping the harder and more dancefloor-focused drums of the original for a joyously deep and glitchy array of percussion and adding a sprinkling of extra melodic elements, this one is pure bliss. Lose yourself in the music for a few minutes, and watch out for the LP dropping Friday 8th December at all good stores.

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Memtrix – Teeth & Turn / Concrete [Memtrix Music]

Memtrix returns this month with two brand new tracks on a brand new imprint of his own (inventively titled Memtrix Music). Both sides of the new release signal a welcome return to the style of his earlier productions; while recent material on Lifted and Sotto Voce has been a little too pop-tinged for our taste, the tracks here are razor-edged, hyper-kinetic neurofunk smashers at their finest. Check it out below and hit up your favourite digital outlet to grab a copy right now…

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Premiere: Delta – Kundalini Serpent (Sinistarr Remix)

Today’s exclusive sees US producer Sinistarr on the remix for Microdot Recordings boss Delta, flipping around Kundalini Serpent into a footwork-infused slow/fast jam that retains the trippy aesthetic of the original but with a distinctly different percussion-style. Wicked! Look for this one via the Microdot Bandcamp from Friday…

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dreadmaul & Bereneces – Aakhu [Vykhod Sily]

Fans of the deeper end of D&B may already be familiar with Russia’s Vykhod Sily – started as a podcast in 2013 by DJ and 170 enthusiast Rustee, the series quickly amassed mixes by the likes of Mauoq, Dyl, Dominic Ridgway and tons more across an archive that now spans well over 200 episodes.

Four years on and with fairly deep roots in the scene, Vykhod Sily have launched a digital label and the first release comes from previous podcast guests dreadmaul & Bereneces, who collaborate on a pair of ultra-minimal halftime steppers. If you’re a fan of all things dark, ominous and tribal in the 170 region then this should be right up your alley; both tracks are stark and creepy, with the sheer atmosphere of Intercontinental edging it out as our favourite of the two.

Be sure to keep an eye on the VS pages for more digital releases (and many, many more podcasts); in the meantime, check out their first release below. It’s available on streaming platforms right now; if you want a copy to keep you need to support the label via Patreon.

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