Monthly Archives: September 2019

Premiere: Yung-E – Metal Gear

Yung-E returns to Nurtured Beatz for today’s exclusive and he’s channelling the old-school techstep sound; spooky pads and echoing sci-fi FX combine with morphing sub and crisp drums for a track that evokes the likes of Optical from the late 90s. Dark and futuristic, just how we like it…look for this one dropping Sep 20th exclusively at Bandcamp with full release from the 27th.

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Premiere: Dustkey – Central Station Player

It’s seldom we hear a piece of music dripping with quite as much melodic emotion as today’s premiere; one of Differential’s key players lands on the label with an absolutely beautiful piano-driven liquid roller. Lose yourself in this one…

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Premiere: Monika – Rocket Sprocket

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!

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Premiere: Dailiv & Cryptographic – Rotor

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…

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 93: Habit

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…

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.

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Premiere: Survey & Phase – Sensory

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.

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State of Bass Book to be reissued

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.

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Premiere: Lao Wai & LaMeduza – Tie Me Up (SCAR Remix)

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.

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Premiere: Karma Kingdom & Echo Motion – Against Time

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.

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Premiere: Werkflow – Inertia (Imran Graffiti Remix)

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.

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