Tag Archives: Rave

Premiere: Rinino – Loverdose

The mysterious Rinino lands on The Dreamers for a sick new EP of raved up beats and we’ve got the exclusive on Loverdose! Bringing together heavy hitting halftime claps, skittering fills and a wonky lead hook, this is frenetic and intoxicating! Check out the release for three more wavy bangers, coming Sep 2nd at all the usual stores…

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Premiere: Onism Qi – ’96 Dreamer

Quentin Hiatus, Thomas B and Ghast return with their occasional collab alias Onism Qi this month and they’ve got a host of treats coming via Translation Recordings. ’96 Dreamer is their ode to the classic sounds of early rave music, building suspense with ethereal synth work on the intro before dropping into an electrifying assault of chopped amens and rave stabs. Massive tune! Look for this one coming Aug 16th at all good digital stores…

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Premiere: Quantum Mechanix – Let The Drums Take You

Quantum Mechanix are posied to drop their debut LP for Nurtured Beatz so naturally we had to snap up a premiere! Let The Drums Take You builds up with the ravey euphoria and an infectious vocal hook before dropping into a dirty tech roller punctuated with amen fills…wicked little tune! Watch out for the LP coming Aug 2nd…don’t sleep on this one.

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Premiere: Samurai Breaks – Listen Up

Halogen Music x Samurai Breaks…can’t argue when one of our favourite artists releases on one of our favourite labels can you? Breakbeat jungle badness is the order of the day here, keeping it crispy with some tasty vocal chops and infectious siren hooks maintaining the temperature. Yes yes! This one drops May 27th at all the usual stores.

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DNB Dojo Mix Series 83: Calculon

US experimental beatsmith Calculon is in our mix series hotseat today, serving up a wicked selection of raved up halftime, footwork infused bangers and jungle-tinged melters. Dancefloor flavours and all sorts of wickedness, plus watch out for beats from the man himself including his new single with Dave Owen & Jaybee which is out now on None60.

As always you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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Premiere: Samurai Breaks – Retroflex

UK producer Samurai Breaks crosses the water to land on US imprint Samsara Beats for a top new EP this month, and we’re hyped to bring you the exclusive on chaotic jungle cut Retroflex. Chopped breaks, bouncey bass and a little hoover for flavour…the sounds might be retro but the flex is plenty fresh. Check it out below and watch out for the release dropping Mar 21st.


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DNB Dojo Mix Series 81: BadJah

Forest Biz bossman BadJah steps up for our latest exclusive mix with a massive hour long selection of D&B! Kicking off with heavy neurofunk before moving through halftime, rollers and liquid, this one hits all the styles and takes in a selection of unreleased dubs to boot. Dope!

As always you can check out the mix via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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Top 5: Pablo Dread

Spanish artist Pablo Dread joins the ranks of Beat Machine early next month with an EP packed full of raved up, jungle influenced beats, blending future sounds with retro heritage to great effect. To celebrate we asked him for a quick Top 5 of tunes he’s feeling right now; check it out…

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Premiere: Greazus – Sweat Equity

Everyone’s favourite Canadian hybrid-bass enthusiasts Greazus are back with a top notch selection of new tracks, landing this time on Toronto imprint Deviant Audio. Naturally we had to snap up an exclusive on the title track; Sweat Equity combines the duo’s knack for unusual rhythms and bassline pressure with a healthy dose of classic jungle and rave for a throbbing, hyperactive club belter. Sick! Look for the EP coming Nov 15th at Bandcamp with other stores following on Nov 22nd.

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Premiere: Samurai Breaks – De Clangers

We’ve got more raved up halftime business from the mighty Samurai Breaks as he lands on Forest Biz with a big new EP of eclectic material appropriately titled Pick & Mix. Bringing the bassweight and a seriously infectious riddim, De Clangers blends halftime backbeats and throbbing low end with more rapid rave and jungle influences for a cracking take on the 170 sound. Look for this dropping May 18th!

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