Category Archives: Premieres

Premiere: Esc – Arrowhead

Straight Up Breakbeat are an imprint that live up to their name in a big way; if you’re keen on the modern rejuvenation of the classic jungle sound then these guys have you covered. Our latest exclusive is the lead track on Finish break wizard Esc’s forthcoming EP for the label and it’s a sublime mix of deep melodic echoes and frenetic drum programming…fans of Fanu, Sully and DJ Trax should be all over this. The EP drops on vinyl and digital July 5th…get to know!

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Q&A: In Reach Records

The In Reach crew know a thing or two about Drum & Bass. Starting out as an online magazine, the trio behind the imprint have helped shape tastes in underground music in the capital for the past six years. Now with new imprint In Reach Records they’re taking things to the next level; with their third release just around the corner we thought it was high time we caught them for a chat. Read on for the history of the In Reach crew, their plans for the label and their ethos on running good events, plus you can check out the exclusive premiere of Space Area 1977 from the upcoming EP by Greekboy below!

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Premiere: Sedo – Evolution

Dark tech minimalism with an edge of soul on our latest exclusive as Sedo delivers fresh cuts for Modular Carnage. Evolution channels the stark, punchy sound that Sedo has been carving out over the last couple of years, but with a little softness around the edges…dare we say it channelling the influence of Break? Sick tune either way. Look for this dropping June 28th.

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Premiere: Surgence – Nocturne

Surgence might be a new name but the producer behind it has plenty of experience under his belt, both under previous D&B alias Bazil and as part of reggae outfit Dreadzone. Hot on the heels of a collaborative release with Noir for Subplate Recordings, his latest work comes to US label Voyage Music later this month and we’re hyped to have the exclusive on Nocturne! Deep bass vibrations, stark atmospheres and intricate drum work make for a masterclass in understated, creeping techstep. Sick tune…look for this coming June 21st at all the usual digital stores.

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Premiere: Reptile – Runnin’


Tech vibes on today’s exclusive as we dish up the title track from French producer Reptile’s new EP for Impact music. Spooky synths build tension on the intro before the tune drops into crunchy tech bass and high energy drums; this is a proper dark roller. Watch out for the EP coming June 21st at all the usual stores…

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Premiere: Johnathan Thomas – Melting Point

Deep sonics on today’s exclusive as Johnathan Thomas drops new music for US thoroughbred stable Onset Audio. Rolling breaks, deep bass, but layered with creative melodic touches and unusual percussion make for a hypnotic journey; this one definitely isn’t about the dancefloor, and it’s all the better for it. Watch out for the release coming June 14th at all the usual stores.

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Premiere: K2T & Echo Motion – Arctotis

K2T returns with the second sampler from his forthcoming debut LP, and for today’s premiere he teams up with Bay 6 artist Echo Motion for a playful, piano led liquid jam with hints of jungle in the breaks. Love the little downtempo bridge on this! Look for the EP coming June 7th at the usual outlets…

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Premiere: Wreckless & Olski – Ockendon

Wreckless lands on Peer Pressure Records with a hotly anticipated new EP today, and we’ve got the exclusive on Olski collab Ockendon! Combining soulful elements with that dark and moody texture we know and love, this one is equal parts light and dark. Wicked depths…hit up the Peer Pressure bandcamp to grab the EP today.

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Premiere: [[-CRBRL-CTS-]] – BREDBV5170

Experimental halftime riddims from [[-CRBRL-CTS-]] (we’re assuming that’s pronounced Cerebral Cuts…) in our premiere spotlight today! Heavy kicks, skittering percussion, sub weight and creepy atmospheres…this one is moody as it comes. Watch out for this coming June 1st exclusively at Bandcamp.

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Premiere: Transparent – Only One

Soulful grooves from Transparent on today’s premiere! Only One is a silky smooth mellow roller we just can’t get enough of…look for this coming May 29th on Mystic State’s rather excellent The Chikara Project imprint. Dope!

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