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SPL – Bristol Transmission [Rhythm & Chaos]

SPL’s departure from the Drum & Bass scene and into lower tempo arenas a few years back was a source of some sadness here at the Dojo. The brand of industrial strength hardstep and grooving technoid D&B that Sam used to produce has largely disappeared from the scene, with the producers responsible diverting off either into tedious gabba (I’m looking at you Limewax) or entirely different genres such as with Chris Raiden’s forrays into Techno as Kamikaze Space Program.

It’s been a pleasant surprise to hear SPL back at the buttons on some 170BPM material recently, and his latest release for Rhythm & Chaos features a savage slice of hardstep business in the form of Bristol Transmission. That reese bass…oh gosh! Check out the clip below and look for this one dropping Feb 17th on Beatport with other stores following from March 3rd.

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Son of Kick – Hours (SPL Remix) [Midication]

Long ago, before Dubstep, before the rise of “EDM”, Samuel Pool aka SPL made a name for himself making vicious darkstep D&B with releases on Freak Recordings, Evol Intent Recordings and Tech Itch Recordings, among others. In recent years he’s mostly been preoccupied with lower tempo flavours but his latest remix for Son of Kick sees the LA based producer returning to the monstrous 170 sound he first made his name with.

Playful breaks and pitched up vocals on the intro set the tone before the main event; a huge portion of growlingly filtered bass and the sort of balls to the wall breakbeat assault that will absolutely slay a dancefloor. This one is dangerous! There are also respectable lower tempo mixes from Marshall F and Two Fresh which you can check out over here. Check out the remix below and grab it from Beatport now – other stores should get the release from October 12th.

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