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State of Bass Book to be reissued

One for the jungle historians…next year will see the iconic State of Bass book revised and reissued for the first time since it’s original publication. Written by Melody Maker journalist Martin James and originally published in 1997, the revered tome covers the origins of jungle and D&B and explores the social, cultural and musical roots of the genre we all love so much.

The revised edition will bolster the original content with previously unpublished interviews with the likes of Fabio, Goldie and LTJ Bukem, plus coverage of Roni Size’s Mercury Prize win for New Forms. The book will be printed in April 2020 but pre-orders are live now over at the Velocity Press website.

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Premiere: Werkflow – Inertia (Imran Graffiti Remix)

Toronto imprint Inner City Dance bring the fiya on today’s exclusive with Imran Graffiti remixing his own Werkflow alias and flipping the jam into a luscious halftime cut that’s absolutely dripping with funk. Proper head nodder vibes…this one drops Sep 16th at all fine digital vendors.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #34 – Aug 2019

Hex is back with the monthly podcast selection, rolling out a host of fresh cuts from the likes of Askel & Elere, Black Barrel, Phentix, Revan, Modu and many more…’nuff said.

As always you can check out the podcast via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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DNB Dojo Podcast #33 – Jul 2019

Europe might be in the grip of a heatwave but that’s not gonna stop the monthly injection of D&B from Dojo HQ! This month’s selection features new cuts from Tweakz, Concord Dawn, Dark Ops, Esc and many more, plus Hex’s own Weightless VIP (out now on Beat Spectrum) and dubs from DJ Zent and Boredome & Rottenluckz. Check it!

As always you can check out the podcast via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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Premiere: Captivate – Discipline

Deviant Audio return with that heavyweight sound, with Vortex-member Captivate bringing his solo vibes to the imprint’s 10th release. Discipline comes correct with heavyweight sub, halftime drum lines and some tasty breakbeat fills. Sick tune! Look for this coming July 11th at the label’s Bandcamp store…

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Premiere: Rainforest – Citrus Ridge

Serene, melodic jungle from Rainforest on today’s exclusive! Love the vibes on this, seriously lush and deeper than the average. Look out for the release coming July 13th at all the usual outlets…and you can also grab Citrus Ridge for free right now via Hypeedit!

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DNB Dojo Podcast #32 – Jun 2019

With June coming to a close it’s time once again for Hex to step up to the Dojo decks with a bumper selection for the monthly podcast! This time around there are new beats inside from Mefjus, Paradox, Sum, InsideInfo, Trex, Amit and tons more…get to know!

As always you can check out the podcast via Soundcloud below or head to Youtube or iTunes to stream. You can also grab a download from Google Drive.

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Premiere: Outer Heaven – The Last Men

Doomy atmospheres and halftime grit on our latest exclusive as Outer Heaven delivers a wicked solo EP for UVB-76! Driving sub rhythms and amen interjections add to the sonics on this one…the very best kind of darkness. Watch out for the EP coming June 28th on vinyl and digital…

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Premiere: Esc – Arrowhead

Straight Up Breakbeat are an imprint that live up to their name in a big way; if you’re keen on the modern rejuvenation of the classic jungle sound then these guys have you covered. Our latest exclusive is the lead track on Finish break wizard Esc’s forthcoming EP for the label and it’s a sublime mix of deep melodic echoes and frenetic drum programming…fans of Fanu, Sully and DJ Trax should be all over this. The EP drops on vinyl and digital July 5th…get to know!

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Q&A: In Reach Records

The In Reach crew know a thing or two about Drum & Bass. Starting out as an online magazine, the trio behind the imprint have helped shape tastes in underground music in the capital for the past six years. Now with new imprint In Reach Records they’re taking things to the next level; with their third release just around the corner we thought it was high time we caught them for a chat. Read on for the history of the In Reach crew, their plans for the label and their ethos on running good events, plus you can check out the exclusive premiere of Space Area 1977 from the upcoming EP by Greekboy below!

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