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Premiere: Conrad Subs – Streets of Rage

Conrad Subs returns to Default Recordings next month with another pair of old school techstep rumblers and we’ve got the exclusive on lead track Streets of Rage! Powered along by a driving bass rhythm and peppered with massive reese tears and distorted amens, this one is pure dancefloor destruction with an edge of funk; yes Conrad! Look for the single at all good stores from April 2nd.

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Premiere: Conrad Subs – Hatred

Our latest exclusive comes from Ipswich producer Conrad Subs as he lands on Default Recordings with a dark and dangerous new tune, Hatred. Big sub hits, tight drum programming and plenty of scuzzy low end give this one maximum impact! Look for the release dropping Nov 6th…

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Premiere: DJ Ransome – Unite As One

Time for another DNB Dojo exclusive premiere as we present the sublime liquid euphoria of DJ Ransome’s Unite As One. Taken from the Night Route EP, watch for this dropping September 26th on Default Recordings!

DJ Ransome:
Facebook → www.facebook.com/djransome
SoundCloud → @djransome
Twitter → www.twitter.com/dj_ransome

Default Recordings:
Facebook → www.facebook.com/Default-Recordings-208902982589941
SoundCloud → @defaultrecordings
Twitter → www.twitter.com/Defaultrec

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 17: West


Default Recordings crew member West comes to the DNB Dojo decks for the latest in our exclusive mix series, and the selections don’t disappoint! Seguing seamlessly between tech and liquid, the mix features new cuts from LSB, Chroma, Calibre and Eastcolors alongside fresh Default dubs and a handful of classics. Fiya!

As usual you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Mixcloud, Hearthis.at or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Dropbox.

Eastcolours, Traffic & Noel – Dreams VIP
Calibre – The Sweet
Dabs & Cern – Hell Rose (Villem & Mcleod Remix)
Atic – Reality Sound
LSB – Snap Funk
L-Side – Starways
Phil Tangent feat. Steo – Bedouin
Total Science – Whoonga (Chroma Remix)
FD – Ice 690
BTK – Try
NC-17 vs. The Voss – Pull Up
Naked Objects – Thank You
SpectraSoul feat. Lily McKenzie – Shelter VIP
LSB – Loop of Love
Eastcolours – Mad Day (Ed:it Remix)
Projekt – A New Age VIP
Calyx & Teebee – Long Gone
Saxxon feat Jon Scott – Never Give Up
Commix – Painted Smile
BCee – Typical Description (Calibre Remix)
Cern & Dabs – Leverage
Paul T & Edward Oberon – Tempt
Sweet & Sikka – You Ain’t
Ed:it – Radio Ghetto Soul
FD – Change Please
Phil Tangent – Affinity

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Cool Hand Flex – Burn It Up [Default Recordings]

The latest from Default Recordings sees a true Junglist soldier returning to the label’s output. Cool Hand Flex has a discography stretching back to 1991 and he’s picked up some knowledge along the way, to say the least.

Burn It Up and Thru The Storm both carry an old school production style, bringing to mind old Full Cycle records and early Metalheadz. Aptly chosen samples, simple but effective basslines and chunky breaks are the order of the day here, and the results are pretty tasty. Check out the clips below and look for this at digital stores from July 13th.

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West – Dark Soul / Where You Are [Default Recordings]

Default return with two new beats from label co-runner West. Dark Soul provides a solid slab of dancefloor worthy D&B combining melodic elements with rougher bassline sounds, but for us it’s all about the more soulful vibes of Where You Are. Check out the clips below and look for this at digital stores from April 27th.

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Creatures – Raindrops / Everyday [Default Recordings]

Default serve up a fresh pair of deep liquid rollers from new signings Creatures. Raindrops leads the charge with twinklings melodies over a backbone of warm sub and crisp breaks, while Everyday recruits Majula to the studio for a softer collab with hints of jungle via some classic samples. Check out the clips below and look for this one from December 15th at all good digital stores.

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West – Contour Digital / The Other Side [Default Recordings]

Milton Keynes-based Default Recordings return with their 15th release from label co-runner West. Countour Digital heads straight for rolling liquid territory, with one eye on the melody and the other on the dancefloor; warm and welcoming in tone without becoming cheesy, this one should keep any set moving along nicely.

The Other Side switches the beat up and heads for deeper territory, with a soft vocal laid over a varied pallet of different sounds; spacey bass growls, echoing melody and occasional rough breaks all filter in and out of the mix. Check out the clips below and grab the beats from your favourite store now.

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Whatson – Out In The Dark / Live Today [Default Recordings]

Whatson returns to Default Recordings with a pair of deeper rollers for those who like their D&B a little on the unusual side. Out In The Dark plays about with detuned synths on the intro, ignoring the usual rules about what might be considered “in tune” to interesting effect. Once the main verse hits though it’s down to business, with warm bass and rolling breaks keeping the track moving nicely.

Live Today keeps the vibe rolling but notches back the energy slightly for a slightly deeper vibe, bringing bleepy melodies and soft, organ-like synths to bear nicely. There are some great little sonic touches in the mix which bring the tune to live; as ever it’s all in the detail. Check out the beats below and grab this from your favourite digital store now.

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Bass Sheriff – Comedown / The Bot [Default Recordings]

New signing Bass Sheriff steps up with the latest release for Default Recordings. Comedown sees him teaming up with MC K Sound for a vocal-led techstepper that’s all groove and no messing around. Drums, bass and a catchy vocal hook, simple but effective.

Over on the flip The Bot continues the rolling techstep sound with a nice selection of robotic FX samples and an appropriately grimey selection of bass grunts and growls. This robot apparently knows how to roll out in style. Check out the clips below and watch out for this at all good digital outlets from June 23rd.

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