The drum & bass community has been pulling together in all sorts of unique and inspiring ways during our turbulent times recently, and the latest project from Free From Sleep is a fantastic example of that community spirit. Teaming up with Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware, Shogun, Diffrent, Dispatch, and countless other recognisable labels, they’ve crafted a wicked t-shirt design with a simple message; We Move Together.
100% of all profits raised will go to charity including The Stephen Lawrence Foundation, Black Minds Matter UK, The Bail Project & Nederland Wordt Beter. Fight racism, support great causes, and burnish your junglist credentials with some tidy new threads! Hit up the FFS store to grab yours now.
Source Direct are often heralded as a top notch act in the history of Drum & Bass, having garnered critical acclaim as well as massive respect from Drum & Bass listeners across the board. To this day, their sound has gone largely unmatched.
We are reminded of the one-of-a-kind Source Direct sound (unless you keep their music in your usual rotation like I do) by the eclectic offering of their illustrious catalogue that has been recently remastered and released on the Odysee Recordings Bandcamp page in the last two weeks.
Since its inception in 2018, the EQ50 collective have been working hard towards fairer representation within the Drum & Bass scene, and today they’re back with their most ambitious project yet: a mentorship programme for five womxn producers in conjunction with some massive label names – Critical Music, Function Records, RAM, Shogun and V Recordings.
The mentorship program will include A&R sessions, production masterclasses, a dedicated mentor from the EQ50 team, support with DJing and booking agencies, and much much more.
You can check out the full details on the EQ50 website, and if this sounds like something you’re a fit for the application form is here. Please forward to any aspiring womxn producers who are ready to further their career in Drum & Bass!
Liquid with an edge on today’s premiere from up and coming London producer MYKOOL! Blending soulful elements with sharp breaks and growling bass, this is deep yet rugged…delicious. Watch out for the release coming July 17th at digital stores.
With a new EP dropping for Detached Audio after a string of top releases across the likes of Skankandbass, Differential and Nu Venture, we thought it was high time we caught up with Linear (known to his mum as Charles Hague) for a quick chat. Read on for the lowdown on his musical background, lockdown compositions and all things Linear…
For this week’s classic track, we present to you the aptly named Rollidge by DJ SS, AKA Leroy Small (who has amassed an abundance of aliases to his production credits). Released on SS’s own Formation Records imprint, this track encapsulates the unbridled nature of the drum & bass sound especially during its nascent stage.
Rollidge is a jungle tour de force, bouncing in a bustling frenzy that will transport your mind to the dancefloor. Filled to the brim with delightfully deft amen edits and rude bass, this 1995 smash is as ripe for rinsing now as it was the day it dropped. A strong attribute here is the phrasing that lends to a fresh and varied flow through each section of this tune. If songs are like stories, Rollidge is quite the wild one.
RDG & DubApe drop a weighty slab of 170 business on today’s premiere! Taken from their new EP for Boka Records, Decoy is powered along by tribal drum lines, dub inflections and a massive wall of sub bass pressure…deadly stuff. Look for this coming July 17th at all good stores.
Javano lands in our premiere spotlight today with a deep, moving slice of leftfield 170 business. Undoubtedly influenced by the now decade-old Autonomic movement, Southbound is an exploration of unusual rhythms and cinematic soundscapes; the string section in the bridge is just blissful. Look out for this one dropping July 10th via Javano’s Brackwood Audio imprint.
Techstep danger on today’s premiere! Nurtured Beatz bosses Kalm & Spindall take on Droma’s Stranger, flipping the skittering percussion of the original into a tight, rolling groove primed for the dancefloor. Look out for this one coming alongside five brand new Droma cuts from July 17th!
St.Iff lands on the Dojo decks with a tough yet soulful selection for our latest guest mix! Blending classic with up to the minute, the mix takes in cuts from Symmetry, Full Cycle, Ingredients and Metalheadz alongside a healthy selection of dubs. Weighty business, we think you’ll agree!
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.