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Jubei – To Have Or Have Not Remixes [Metalheadz]

Cuts from Jubei’s memorable To Have And Have Not LP get the remix treatment on the latest EP from the ‘headz camp. Skeptical turns in a characteristically stark refit of Incognito while Ulterior Motive turn in a big banging rework of Tip The Scales, but for us it’s all about the two new versions of Goldie collab The Prayer.

Blocks and Escher are the first to get their mits onto the tune, and they’ve turned it into quite the religious experience. Building some epic tension on the intro as creepy monastic vocals give way to a throbbing bassline, the eventual drop at nearly 2 minutes in is a bombastic assault of growling low end and rip-roaring percussion; old school vibes with new school production and so much danger. Those drums!

Om Unit meanwhile completely flips the tune around, thinning out the drums for one of his signature sparse but skittering halftime riddims. As with so much of his work the essence of classic jungle is present but it’s been twisted and morphed into something uniquely new; one foot in the past while the other meanders into the future. Ethereal and fantastic.

As usual you can grab this from the Metalheadz store on digital or 12″; check out the clips below and go grab it!

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Jubei – True Form EP [Metalheadz]

Jubei returns to Metalheadz. What else do you need to know? All joking aside, fans of the man’s work should know what to expect by now – crisp, rolling techstep with tons of low end weight and an old school ‘headz vibe. It’s all about Cold Corner and Out of Sight on this release for us.

Check out the clips below and pick your own favourite; the EP is available at the Metalheadz store right now.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 12: G.H.O.S.T

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We were so impressed with the last G.H.O.S.T release here at the Dojo that we just had to hit them up for an exclusive mix! The boys have obliged with a fantastic all vinyl/dubplate selection featuring some of their own beats alongside techy cuts new and old including classics from the likes of Dillinja and Kemal & Rob Data. Check it out via Mixcloud below or head to Hearthis.at for streaming and Dropbox for a download.

Tracklist:

G.H.O.S.T – Caught Slippin [Music House Dubplate]
Overlook – False [Narratives Music]
Spirit – Cobra [Ineractive Music]
Fracture & Neptune – The Limit [Astrophonica]
Om Unit – Timelines [Metalheadz]
Sicknote – Cold Chamber [Music House Dubplate]
Dom & Roland – Prisms [31 Records]
Stakka & K-Tee – Bad Influence [Liftin Spirits]
Lemon D – Break it up [Reinforced]
Dillinja – Threshold [Prototype]
Capone – Guess Who [Hardleaders]
G.H.O.S.T – Snatch [Music House Dubplate]
Kid Lib – The Rifle [117 Records]
Nucleus & Paradox –  Analogue life [Metalheadz Platinum]
Breakage & Jubei – Still Here [Emcee]
Kemal & Rob Data – Konspiracy [Industry]
Rhyme Tyme – Payback Part II [DISCI4]
Cause4concern – Research (Usual Suspects Remix) [Renegade Hardware]
Mampi Swift – Trippin [Charge]
Kemal – Re-Animation [Architecture]
Vicious Circle & Nocturnal – Skylark [Quarantine Records]
Cause4concern – Sensor [C4C Recordings]
Kraken – Side Effects (Stakka & Skynet Remix) [Underfire Recordings]
G.H.O.S.T – Soho [Music House Dubplate]
Ed Rush & Optical – Bacteria [Virus Recordings]
G.H.O.S.T – Rattler VIP [Music House Dubplate]
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DRS – The Puppeteer / Emergency [Soul:R]

Soul:R warm up for the impending arrival of DRS’s sophomore LP (following up 2012’s rather excellent I Don’t Usually Like MCs But…) with a new single showcasing the first of the album’s wares. Jubei provides production on dancefloor stomper The Puppeteer on the A-side while Marcus Intalex brings the dubby vibes on Emergency on the flip. Check out the tracks below and grab them exclusively from the Soul:R Bandcamp now; full release following from Jan 19th.

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Horizons 10 [Horizons Music]

Horizons Music celebrate 10 years in the game with an excellent new compilation featuring 14 fresh cuts from names that will be familiar to anyone who’s been following the label in recent times. The compilation takes a look back at the label’s very first release, with Jubei and Amoss both turning in remixes of Skitty’s 10 Steps, but for the most part they’re looking forward with new material from some of the best names in the scene.

It’s difficult to pick highlights from such a strong selection, but a few stand out from the pack. Silent Witness brings a perfectly balanced combination of melodic elements and rolling, dancefloor tech on Fields, Amoss explore their deeper side on the subby liquid of Piano Licks and DLR turns in a trademark chunky stepper on Outta Time. The whole LP is well worth a listen, so check out the clips below and head to your favourite outlet to grab this on CD, vinyl or digital now!

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Sun & Bass 2013 Review – Part 1

After too many years of staring at the lineups and wishing I was there, 2013 was finally the year for a pilgrimage to Sun & Bass. Held in San Teodoro on the beautiful island of Sardinia, the festival offers eight nights of the best D&B DJs in the world. If you don’t believe it, have a gander at the lineup. Given the length of the event, this review will be split up into separate posts. Read on for part one…

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Skittles – In For Me Remixes [Estate]

Manchester MC Skittles (who you should recognise from his huge collab with Dub Phizix I’m A Creator) gets the remix treatment on the latest release from Estate Recordings. Jubei delivers a sub-heavy stepper in his rework, while Need For Mirrors go leftfield with a dark, skittering rework; tribal drum bizness. As if that wasn’t enough Manchester newcomer Metrodome delivers a tight, bassy hip-hop rework which is well worth a listen.

Check out the first two remixes below and look out for the release dropping on vinyl and digital from August 26th.

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In The Mix…Ulterior Motive

The mighty Ulterior Motive have put together a rather tasty ‘All Headz’ mix ahead of next month’s Star Warz event in Belgium. Consisting of (you guessed it) nothing but Metalheadz tracks, the mix features a tasty range of tracks from the likes of dBridge, Break, Spectrasoul, Lenzman, Goldie, Ed Rush, FD and S.P.Y, spanning the range of Metalheadz material.

Check out the mix below, and if you’re in Belgium on March 2nd be sure to head down to Kunstencentrum Vooruit to catch sets from Goldie, Dillinja, Ulterior Motive, Jubei and Amit at the Star Warz Metalheadz takeover!

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Jubei & Flowdan – Say Nothin (Rockwell Remix) [Razors Edge]

Metalheadz are back with another release on their limited single track Razors Edge imprint, and this time it’s Rockwell stepping up to remix Jubei & Flowdan’s Say Nothin. Rockwell takes the track in a pretty jukey direction, with frantic syncopation along a half-time-ish beat pattern. Low down and dirty vibes!

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Shogun Audio Evolution EP Series 3 [Shogun]

Shogun Audio continue to go from strength to strength and their latest release in the Evolution EP series is no exception with a quality selection of drum & bass from some of the best producers in the scene. Heavy hitters come from Rockwell with Constantcomplexrhythmicsound and a digital exclusive VIP of Subterrestrial from The Prototypes, while dBridge and Alix Perez deliver the smooth rollers of the release.

As with so much of the Shogun catalogue this is a must purchase for Drum & Bass heads, and some of these tunes will be smashing dancefloors over the next few months, so get to know ahead of the May 7th release!

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