We round up the best of the rest once again! New music from Shogun Audio, Hospital, Soul Trader, Lockdown, Terabyte Records and more…
Long anticipated and much overdue, the Dom & Roland Productions Remix LP finally dropped a couple of weeks ago. Featuring big new reworks from prominent artists across the harder end of the D&B scene, fans of Dom & Roland’s output will definitely not be disappointed with the selection. You can find a few of the Dojo favourites below – check them out and head over to Redeye to snag the LP on vinyl now, with digital available at all the usual stores.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVEm6Je-gcQ]
Glasgow-based Nerve Recordings sadly closed it’s doors in 2010 but for nine strong years the label flew the D&B flag under the keen stewardship of Pyro and Paul Reset, with releases from homegrown and international producers alike. For this week’s #TBT posting we take a look back at 10 of the best from the Narve vaults. Don’t forget you can grab all of these releases for free from either the Nerve Bandcamp or their website.
When two legends of the scene come together in the studio it tends to lead to something special, and MDMX is no exception; Gridlok and Dieselboy combine their fearsome energies on a massive tech roller which might not win any points for originality but wins all the points for dancefloor destruction. Over on the flip Gridlok gets another collab on with Jamal, keeping his usual twisted bassline stylings but opting for a stomping, swung beat rather than the usual full tilt rolling break.
No word yet on release, check out the clips below and watch the respective Facebook pages for more details…
Fresh from the success of their recent remix for I Am Legion, Teddy Killerz return with an absolutely disgusting new cut for Teebee’s Subtitles imprint. The appropriately titled Demolisher is unrelenting neurofunk business at it’s finest, with an onslaught of twisted bass and heavy beats knocking down the door from start to finish.
The flip sees US stalwart Gridlok drafted in for remix duties and as we’ve come to expect he flips the tune on it’s head to great effect, keeping the infectious hooks of the original but swapping the angular beats for something with a bit more roll and twisting the basslines to match the new pace. For dancefloor friendliness this probably edges out the original, but they’re both great tunes – pick your favourite below and grab this from your favourite digital outlet now.
It’s always interesting to hear what D&B artists get up to creatively when they’re not rinsing the 170+ tempo range and Gridlok’s latest album explores distinctly slower territory. Blending his knack for heavy hitting beats and bass with a ton of atmosphere and a healthy dose of hip-hop, the LP explores a grimey, industrial sound across 13 brand new tracks.
Highlights include the creepy dub and interesting percussion of Daisy, the lurching offbeat psychedelia of Seasick and the sheer head-nodding hip-hop groove of Big Sound, but honestly the album is a stellar listen from start to finish. Best of all it’s absolutely free! Check out the clips below and download via Soundcloud.
Slighshot was undoubtedly one of the highlights of Gridlok & Prolix’s 2013 Project Trendkill LP so the news that it’s getting a cheeky remix will surely be welcomed by connoisseurs of rowdy time D&B bangers everywhere. The new mix doesn’t disappoint either, taking the memorable riff work of the original and amping it up with a new set of filtering and some energetic drum edits. Check it out below and grab it from your favourite digital outlet now.
Black Sun Empire return with yet another essential release for neurofunk fans everywhere as they open up their back catalogue for remixes from a selection of the biggest names in the scene. Among the best released so far are Noisia’s epic rework of Arrakis, State of Mind’s rolling rework of Don’t You and Chris.SU’s typically heavy hitting yet melodic rework of Fever. There are many more yet unheard tracks so keep an eye on soundcloud and youtube over the coming weeks rolling up to the release on November 18th.
In addition BSE have teamed up with Beatport to allow folks the chance to win a bunch of Novation gear and a spot on the album by remixing their classic Noisia collaboration Hideous. Head on over to Beatport for the details and get to work!
Longtime collaborators Gridlok and Prolix have teamed up once again for a hefty 8-track album entitled Project Trendkill (from the owners of Project 51 Records and Trendkill Recordings…yeah imaginative guys, hah). Names aside, the album packs punch and detail in equal measure with a mixture of tearout neurofunk rollers like Slingshot and other less obvious productions like the melody driven jungle breaks of Snowed In and the off-kilter rhythms of Lounge Act.
The duo have taken the current economic climate in their stride and taken to Kickstarter to fund pressing the album to vinyl. They’ve already passed their initial goals to press the album to both vinyl and CD but being generous folks they’ve just announced stretch goals to release free sample packs from the album if more money is raised! Check out the beats below and head on over to the kickstarter to support the cause (and preorder the album on your format of choice).
New York’s DJ Dara gets behind the decks to deliver a concept mix packed full of tunes both old and new, with one underlying theme – memorability. Featuring classic cuts such as Digital’s Deadline alongside modern anthems like S.P.Y’s remix of In The Waiting Line, Dara blends liquid, tech and dancefloor styles to great effect. Check it out and grab a free download below.