Tag Archives: Old School

Premiere: Sicknote – Close Encounters

Heavy hitting break-smashing business from Sicknote on today’s premiere for Locked Up Music! Close Encounters takes no prisoners…hard amens and detuned bass bring to mind vintage Barcode Recordings cuts. Danger danger! Look out for this dropping Jan 27th at Bandcamp with other digital stores following Feb 3rd…

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Premiere: John Rolodex – Get Off My Lawn

John Rolodex returns to Machinist Music with a wicked new EP and we’ve got the exclusive on old school belter Get Off My Lawn! Warped bass snarls, heavy distorted 808 hits and punchy kick/slap drums make for a modern take on a classic sound. Grab this as part of the Fingerprints EP which is out right now at Beatport and Bandcamp…

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The Return of Kemal & Rob Data

Eagle-eyed scene-watchers will doubtless have already noticed news of the return of Kemal over the past few months but what may have passed people by is the slow drip-feed of both new and classic material onto a new Kemal & Rob Data Bandcamp page.

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Premiere: Dead Zodiac & Jaise – Breathless

Perth producers Dead Zodiac and Jaise join forces for homegrown Aussie neurofunk imprint Protocode on today’s exclusive. Breathless evokes classic early 2000s neurofunk, which will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Jaise’s previous releases; driving sub groove, sci-fi inflections and warping basslines a-plenty on this one. The release drops Dec 6th at all the usual digital stores…

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Premiere: Junglist 1996 – Dungeon

Roominsky’s new Junglist 1996 side-project lands on Beat Spectrum this month, delivering a razor-sharp update on the classic 90s jungle sound. Dungeon takes no prisoners, blending growling reese bass with crusty breakbeats and sci-fi sampling for an eerie assault of distortion and punch. Watch out for the release landing Nov 15th…

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Premiere: Soul Defiance – Love Story

Soul Defiance is in the Dojo hotseat for today’s premiere with a wicked new cut taken from Locked Up Music’s Inmates Vol. 2 compilation. Blending light and dark to great effect, there are notes of old school in the vocals and the hypnotic bleep melody set against heavy hitting drums and growling bass. Big one for the dancefloor! Look out for the release dropping Nov 18th at all the usual outlets…

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Premiere: Necrotype – It’s U

Necrotype channels old school hardcore and jungle on today’s premiere as we present a nostalgia-tinged cut from his new EP for Metta Sonic! Feel-good amen vibes a-plenty! Look for this coming Nov 2nd at digital stores…

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Premiere: Yung-E – Metal Gear

Yung-E returns to Nurtured Beatz for today’s exclusive and he’s channelling the old-school techstep sound; spooky pads and echoing sci-fi FX combine with morphing sub and crisp drums for a track that evokes the likes of Optical from the late 90s. Dark and futuristic, just how we like it…look for this one dropping Sep 20th exclusively at Bandcamp with full release from the 27th.

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Premiere: Resound – Stone Cold

Straight Up Breakbeat have been digging in the vaults for today’s premiere, as they present tracks from the Resound archives! Originally produced back in 2009 Stone Cold, is a vintage D&B roller custom built for dark rooms…weighty bass, rolling breaks and a moody aesthetic, need we say more? Look for this on vinyl and digital from Sep 25th, alongside a new remix and the frequently requested Loxy & Resound classic New Age. Plus if you want more unreleased Resound goodies be sure to check this mix!

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Premiere: Jaise – Swamped

Following an exceptional debut release earlier this year, Jaise is back on Subplate Recordings with another dark roller channelling the late 90s techstep sound. The influence of acts like Ed Rush & Optical on the sound is undeniable, but don’t dismiss this as mere copycatting; this is a love letter to a forgotten sound, brought bang up to date for 2019. Look out for the release coming Aug 30th at all the usual outlets.

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