Manchester-based rising star Kublai joins the CIA roster this week with a tidy new EP and we’re hyped to have the premiere of Emerald Funk. Laden with bassline groove and set to a classic rolling beat, this one is weaponised tech-boogie at it’s finest. Look out for the EP coming Jun 11th at digital stores!
Detached Audio celebrate five years in the game with the first of a series of EP releases this month, and we’ve grabbed the exclusive on Livid Cheese’s contribution Pretty Simple Music. Featuring some fantastic sound design, the track combines jazz influences and slap-bass instrumentation with warping neuro basslines and hefty drums; putting the funk back into neurofunk! Hit up Bandcamp to pre-order the EP now ahead of the release on Friday 29th.
Peer Pressure continue their trademark style of releases blending tech heft with soul and groove with the 6th volume of their Breaking Ground EP series. Today’s premiere comes from that release, with Mohan delivering a chunky roller; emotion on the intro, murk on the drop. Hit up the Peer Pressure bandcamp to grab this one right now.
Belgian duo Glÿph (aka Clearlight and Owl) step up with our latest guest mix, bringing the minimal techfunk stylings that fans will already know and love them for. Packed full of dubs alongside tunes from the likes of Screamarts, Ground, Arkaik & QZB, this is the future sound of dark drum & bass…get to know.
Slinky business on today’s premiere as we present the premiere of Stabfinger’s appropriately named Tangerine Funk! Taken from the forthcoming Jazzual Experiment LP on Boomerang Records, this is an exuberant blend of acid, jazz, funk, swing and hip-hop, all set to a drum & bass backbeat for maximum energy. Party vibes! Look out for the LP dropping July 5th.
Drum Army are back with another top release featuring a host of up and coming producers on the techy side of the D&B game, and we’re hyped to present the premiere of Smuskind & Seibel’s Orbit. Powered along by a wickedly funky yet dark-edged synth bassline, this one has a top quality groove but still enough heft for the dancefloor. Moody vibes! The EP is out today at Beatport with other stores following in two weeks.
Scene legends Carlito & Addiction land on Marky’s long running Innerground imprint at the end of this month and we’re extremely pleased to have the exclusive on Rumours! Bringing that dancefloor funk that Marky has such a keen ear for, this one is powered along by intense layered drums, an infectious hook and jazzy synth swells. Serious energy! Look for this dropping Friday 31st at Beatport…
Low:r returns to Such Music and the Dojo spotlight with a seriously funky jam! Over 9000 dials up the energy to appropriately exuberant levels and layers huge brassy synth hits with funk guitar and a bassline packed full of bounce. There’s even some rhodes action for a hint of the Blues Brothers! Something quite different from the usual D&B fare, but still more than big enough to smash up the dance. This one drops at all the usual outlets Feb 4th.
The new single from Dossa & Locuzzed for Viper Recordings brings a distinctly new angle to their up front dancefloor sound, wearing its influences on its sleeve in both name and sound. To celebrate the release, we asked the duo to run down their Top 5 funk influences. Check it…
With releases for the likes of Alpha Cut, Criterion and Eastern Promise Audio, Phuture-T has been chopping up breaks for the better part of a decade and has rightly garnered a reputation as a cracking producer keeping a slightly old-school aesthetic alive within the scene. To celebrate his latest single for Inperspective we tracked him down and asked him for his top 5 breaks! Check it out for some drum rhythm history…