Ben Verse – Crashing Cars EP [Rebel Music]

The often debated status of MCs within the D&B scene is certainly a hot-topic on certain D&B-focused Facebook groups and message boards, where detractors are prone to question the artistry of the scene’s lyricists. We’re sure said-lyricists have better things to do than concern themselves with online bad-mouthing, but nonetheless the emergence of more MC-led releases seems to provide a suitable riposte to the naysayers.

Ben Verse joins that burgeoning tradition with four great new cuts for Rebel Music. Production comes courtesy of a selection of up and coming talents with Wingz, Inner Terrain, Creatures and Screamarts providing a beat each. All four producers provide weighty but retrained sonics, allowing the lyrical content space to breath and Ben ample opportunity to flex his vocal chords.

That vocal style is nothing short of compelling too; smooth and controlled, varying from melancholy and introspective to pressing and insistent. If Verse hasn’t already caught your attention via his previous appearances with the likes of Maztek, Icicle, Calyx & Teebee and of course Pendulum then this EP surely should; hit up Beatport to grab it right now.

Premiere: Science of Man – Second Look

We’ve been really overwhelmed here at DNB Dojo by the outpouring of support across the DNB Scene at this time of crisis; it’s absolutely heartwarming to see the scene coming together to try and do some good and help those who really need it. Today’s premiere comes from Science of Man, who contributes a beautiful deep liquid roller to Rebel Music’s Rebel One LP. All proceeds from the LP will go to the NHS Charities Together fund to help in the fight against Coronavirus, so hit up their Bandcamp and give what you can; the album is out today.

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Premiere: Dark Ops – Running Man

Vintage dark tech vibes on today’s exclusive as we present the premiere of Running Man! Taken from the forthcoming Jungle Demon EP on Rebel Music, Dark Ops sets the mood with storming drums, sub hits, reese bass growls and infectious stab lines…screwfaces at the ready for this one! Look for the EP coming July 15th at Beatport.

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