Tag Archives: Old School

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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Premiere: Jaise – Corroded

Old school techstep vibes as Jaise lands in our premiere spotlight! Corroded channels the spirit of 90s pioneers like Konflict into a rolling, sci-fi roller full of warping basslines and minimal, infectious melodies. Yes yes! This one drops April 8th at all good stores, with a fantastic A side to boot…

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Premiere: Dr Woe – Lake Of Wisdom

Dr Woe lays down an old school dancefloor banger for today’s premiere; heavy hitting 2-step drums, dark stabs and reese growls a plenty on a track that harks back to the dark tech stylings of the mid 2000s. Dangerous tune! Look for this coming Feb 22nd via Insomnius Music…

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Premiere: Sicknote – Heat

In Reach Records return with their second release and this time they’ve recruited Sicknote to provide the beats. Heat sees the man channelling old school D&B and rave vibes through a lens of break driven techstep; ominous, darkly funky and generally wicked! Look out for this coming early March at all the usual outlets…

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Premiere: Fanu – Octamen

Fanu is back with more break-driven D&B goodness via his own Lightless Recordings imprint this month and we’ve got the exclusive on EP closer Octamen. Driving along with some seriously saturated drums and tons of old school flavour. Wait for the second half for maximum energy! Look for the EP dropping Sep 21st via Bandcamp.

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Premiere: Kusp & Kemo – Through The Rough

We’re extremely honoured to be premiering a true D&B epic today! Taken from Kusp’s forthcoming LP for Lynx’s Detail Recordings and featuring the vocal talents of Kemo, Through The Rough channels the vintage sound of producers like Bukem and Goldie to conjure a 7 minute jungle epic, and it is an absolutely majestic track. We can’t wait to hear what else is in store when the album drops…meanwhile you can grab this single from your favourite digital store from Aug 27th.

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Premiere: Khnum – Victa (Hex Remix)

Following on from June’s release of This Snare Dojo boss Hex returns to Detached Audio next week with a new remix for the second sampler release taken from their forthcoming Detachism Section Two LP. Label bosses K2T and Manu’s collaborative Khnum project provides the material, with the remix crafting elements from the original into an old school techstep roller built around snarling bass and crunchy breakbeats. Watch out for the halftime switchup on the second drop! This one drops Aug 17th at all the usual digital outlets.

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Premiere: Wagz – Whiplash

None60 take a break from their more experimental releases to bring us an old fashioned D&B belter from Wagz. Channelling the classic Metalheadz sound to great effect, Whiplash is an old school stark stepper with a massive bassline, sharp drums, and those FX hits that just scream 90s D&B. Wicked sound; this one is out today at the None60 Bandcamp store.

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Premiere: Radicall – Touch

We’ve got another brand new exclusive for you today from Polish producer Radicall who lays down a stonking jungle-infused smasher for Absys Records. Infectious bassline pressure and a hint of footwork in the hectic drum patterns combine with soft melodic touches and even a second half nod to a 90s classic that we’re sure you’ll recognise; wicked tune! The single drops today exclusively on Beatport and Spotify, with vinyl and other digital stores following July 13th.

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Digital & Spirit – The Revolution EP [Phantom Audio]

Digital & Spirit’s very intermittent release schedule for their Phantom Audio imprint continues this month with an EP that’s been anticipated for a serious length of time at this point. Anyone who’s seen either of the duo (or indeed any of their numerous friends in the scene) DJ in the last year or more will undoubtedly already be familiar with the two classic reworks on the EP; DeadlineDial Up mash-up Deaddial and the 2018 update of Phantom Force have both been smashing up the raves for quite a while now.

It’s perhaps testament enough to the skill of Digital & Spirit as producers that both the original versions and these new remixes still sound fresh after years of being hammered in clubs around the world, but if you needed any further evidence then just check out the other two tracks on show on the EP; to turn a slightly trite phrase this release is most certainly all killer, no filler.

Revolution serves up that dubby halftime that Digital in particular is well known for, but the percussive fills and booming claps make this one anything but sluggish. Small World meanwhile brings classic amen choppage and old school rave stabs more than capable of injecting some energy into the dance. Future classics no doubt, and a winning addition to an absolutely must-have EP. Check out the clips below and hit up the Phantom Audio bandcamp to get your hands on digital, vinyl and t-shirts.

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