Gridlok – American Dream [Project 51]

While drum & bass is well known for it’s dark side, it’s still unusual to hear of tracks inspired by real-life tragedy. Gridlok‘s latest release for his own Project 51 imprint came about via a rooftop suicide heard from his studio; doesn’t get much darker than that.

Gridlok’s original delivers a melancholy roller which is well worthy of your attention, but the remixes are even better, with the best coming from Sinistarr who delivers a chopped up jungle-esque edit, SPKTRM who brings out the industrial half-step darkness and Mesck who drops the tempo for a warped, gritty dubstep refix. You can even pick up the SPKTRM remix as a free download.

Check out the previews below and grab the release from your favourite digital outlet.

GENR8 – Now The Future EP [GENR8ION]

We’ve always got our ear to the ground for fresh Drum & Bass here at TEB and it’s always a pleasant surprise to hear not only a new artist on a new label but one hailing from the US of A! While American artists such as Gridlok have been making a healthy contribution to the scene for some time it’s still good to see that D&B has evolved beyond it’s London roots in the early 90s.

Newcomer GENR8 comes with a tasty 4 track EP of growling neurofunk with recommendations and DJ support coming from the likes of Blokhe4d and AK1200. My pick of the tunes is Terminal Balistics – check it out below and be sure to head over to Genr8ion’s soundcloud for more!