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.
John Rolodex returns to the scene after a few years pursuing other projects and he’s bringing fresh remasters of his back catalogue to the table, starting with a six track EP of beats from 2002-2004. Originally released by Metalheadz, Tech Itch and Dread Recordings, the tracks feature all the classic hallmarks of golden era dark D&B, namely big badass reese basslines and frantic break chopping.
With fresh masters from T.Power these tracks are sounding as fresh as they did a decade ago, with the likes of Can’t See Me and Dark Obsession still more than capable of smashing up a rave or three. Check out the EP below and look for it via the Machinist Music bandcamp from Monday.
We’re celebrating #TBT in style today with a special all vinyl classics mix from Dojo boss Hex! Featuring some of his favourite plates from over a decade of vinyl releases and more than a handful of instantly recognisable D&B anthems, this one should put a nostalgic smile on your face, and then some.
Rawthang – Scorned [Black Sun Empire – 2003]
Noisia – Block Control [Moving Shadow – 2005]
dBridge & Maldini – True Romance [Metalheadz – 2004]
Chris.Su – Solaris VIP [Subtitles – 2006]
Nu:Tone & Logistics – Bleeper [Hospital – 2010]
Trei – Thunder Biscuit [Samurai – 2009]
Ewun – Hate Machine (Spor Remix) [Barcode – 2006]
Photek – Ni Ten Ichi Ryu (Teebee Remix) [Photek Productions – 2006]
T.E.E.D. – Garden (Calibre Remix) [White Label – 2011]
Fracture & Neptune – The Limit [Astrophonica – 2010]
Spor – Lose It [Renegade Hardware – 2005]
Break – Your Time Will Come [Dispatch – 2011]
Concord Dawn – Morning Light (Klute Remix) [Tymeless – 2004]
Black Sun Empire – Milkshake [Black Sun Empire – 2009]
Commix – Faceless [Shogun – 2006]
Spectrasoul – Mimic [Subtitles – 2009]
Noisia – Facade [RAM – 2006]
Ben Sage & Savvy – Sleepless VIP [Evol Intent – 2004]
Noisia – Brainstitch [Shogun – 2005]
Ulterior Motive & Codebreaker – It’s On [Subtitles – 2012]
Bad Company – Bullet Time (Spor Remix) [Bad Taste – 2009]
Calibre & MC Fats – Drop It Down [Signature – 2004]
Break – Is This What You Want [Symmetry – 2008]
Ewun – Screw Up [Lifted – 2006]
Optical – Slip Thru [Virus – 1998]
Data – Compassion [Metalheadz – 2010]
Konflict – Messiah (Spor Remix) [Renegade Hardware – 2005]