Interline returns to the realms of D&B this month after a bit of an absence from the scene, but he’s back with a tight selection of new beats on Nurtured Beatz. We caught up with him to find out about his time away, his approach to production and what 2018 has in store, plus we’ve got the exclusive premiere of Red Army’s remix of Mentality from the new EP. Check that out below and read on for the interview…
Watching the drum & bass community come together in the face of tragedy and adversity is one of the most heartwarming aspects of being involved in this scene. Whether it’s specific, personal responses like those to the deaths of scene legends like Marcus Intalex, or wider campaigns like Drum & Bass Against Racism, a huge number of figures in the scene are always pushing to make our world a better place, one beat at a time.
On that very tip, our pals at Nurtured Beatz couldn’t simply sit by and watch as survivors of the Grenfell tower disaster were left high and dry by their local authority, so the label bosses responded with what they do best; a charity LP featuring no less than 18 tracks by a cracking selection of underground producers. Label regulars like Kalm & Spindall, Genotype, Interline and Kolectiv bring some gully business to the table alongside other producers like Mitekiss, DBR UK and Mystic State, and there’s even space for hip-hop from Django Mancub and the legendary Chester P, plus an accoustic swansong from Blake Bastion.
We’d be recommending this album even if it weren’t for such a good cause, but given that it is also providing support for people who desperately need it this is a must buy. Hit up the Nurtured Beatz Bandcamp to grab a copy now.
We’re big fans of Nurtured Beatz here at DNB Dojo so naturally we jumped at the chance to get label co-owner Spindall on board for a mix! He’s turned in a 100% Beatz selection featuring a ton of dubs and true to the label’s ethos the selections are deep, dark and absolutely heavyweight.
M-Soul & S27 – What Matters The Most [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Interline – Mentality (Red Army Remix) [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Kalm & Spindall – Six Foot (Tephra & Arkoze Remix) [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Kolectiv & Retraflex – General Dub [Nurtured Beatz]
Subtle Element – Zulu [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Meta4 & Urbicide – The Funk [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Meloki feat Mr Porter – Handle Weaponry [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Quantum Mechanix – Scars [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Kolectiv – Nephilim [Nurtured Beatz USB Exclusive]
Genotype – No Remorse [Nurtured Beatz]
Kolectiv – My Right [Nurtured Beatz]
M Soul, S27 & Cult – Self Awareness [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Kolectiv – You Don’t Know VIP [Nurtured Beatz USB Exclusive]
Precision – Jah Real Words [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Subtle Element – This Sound [Nurtured Beatz Dub]
Kolectiv – Black Cat [Nurtured Beatz USB Exclusive]
Nurtured Beatz continue their fine tradition of heavy hitting halftime D&B with a new EP from US producer Red Army. Ranging from the up front bass driven stomper Badmon to deeper moody territory on Interline collab Solution the EP brings a range of styles to the table, with crisp percussion and atmospherics giving the tracks a consistent feel.
While the title track is probably the most dancefloor friendly and accessible, the EP’s best material arguably comes on the back end as Red Army teams up with fellow American Epilleptech for two fantastic new beats. Fear slaps the listener about with massive kicks and snares and a positively snarling bassline while Jungle Thief goes in on tribal percussion and creepy pads for a tidy swansong to a really strong EP.
You can pick this one up exclusively from the Nurtured Beatz Bandcamp right now with full release coming from Monday.
None Decay Music returns with a deadly new single welcoming Interline and Defucto to the label family. Interline gives None Decay’s Choke the remix treatment, keeping the half-step rhythms but switching things up with extra percussion and atmospherics. Over on the flip Defucto serves up an old school tearer with big nasty bass and a simple but effective break detailed with extra cymbals. Tasty stuff! Check out the clips below and grab this one from your favourite digital outlet now!