Top 5: Dyl

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Dyl returns to re:st with a top notch EP of his abstract, ultra-deep 170BPM soundscapes this month, and fans of his hyper-minimal sound should as usual be all over it. To celebrate we asked the man himself for his Top 5 D&B influences…read on for some classics from the vaults!

Loxy & Marginal – Deeper

One of my first influences into the deepness of Drum & Bass was Marginal, a group which formed by Silviu aka Alien Pimp and Anton aka Datacode. On this occasion I just want to thank Silviu for being like a father to me and my music ever since I sent him some of my first tracks.

LXC – I Know You

Hearing I Know You was just like a switch in my brain, it was like when you’re reading a book and you really learn something that changes you in a good way. Now I just feel lucky to know people like LXC. He is a great person, that helped me from the start with advice.

Photek – Seven Samurai

Going a bit deeper in the past looking for my influences I find Photek. I was so impressed by the rhythm on this one that it was on repeat for weeks, then months and then I knew it was going to be forever.

Dillinja – Silver Blade

One of the first Drum & Bass tracks that ever heard. Thanks to my good friend Andrei for introducing me to this track that changed my ulterior musical choices.

Johnny L – Uneasy

For a 11 year old kid, the bassline on this one was my favourite sounds to recreate at school – “TU DU DU DUDUUUUM”. Definitely one of my top 5 Drum & Bass tracks. Time flies so fast living 170BPM, damn!


Dyl’s Hybridisation EP is out now on re:st; check out the clips below and hit up the label store to grab a copy on 12″ right now.

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