We’ve barely recovered from the sun-scorched assault of Technique’s Summer 2016 album, and yet, already, there’s more Drumsound & Bassline Smith material for us to get our ears around. Proving they’ve got too much fire for one label to contain, their recent excursions on Playaz and Function Records have been setting raves alight, and now they’re back on their home turf. So, what have the Technique bosses cooked up for us this time?
First on the menu is “I’m Gone”. And this one isn’t just a Tune with a capital T, it’s also a Song with a capital S. BullySongs hasn’t just provided a singalong hook, but a fully structured lyric which drives the track just as much as the relentless bassline. From the lighters-up intro through to the soar of the build to the solar-plexus strike of the drop, this is going to deliver everywhere from festival main stages to early-hours after-parties. No watering-down, no gentle chaser, just a neat shot of pure vocal drum and bass.
And then it’s time to handle “The Truth”. The original hit hard when it dropped at the end of last year, but now Drumsound & Bassline Smith have unleashed the VIP and things have got even more serious. First of all, the intro has an extra level of cinematic sci-fi epicness, which perfectly sets us up for the additional brutality of the drop. The militantly staccato bass of the original is given a re-lick with more unpredictable twists and turns. This is one for selectors to pull out to ensure they keep the rave in the palm of their hand.
To put it simply, here are two dance floor-wrecking heavyweight pieces from the ever-prolific DBS team. To put it even simpler, it’s Drumsound & Bassline Smith, so what did you expect?
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As their debut release on Techniques Summer 2016 compilation fires round the clubs, we caught up with the Burner Brothers to find out their 5 tracks to play during an afternoon at the pool:
1. Dj Marky & XRS feat Stamina MC – LK – V Recordings
What can be said about this classic tune that hasn’t already. When I am getting ready for the pool , the beach or any outdoor activity this tune always gets me going; maybe it’s the acoustic guitars or Stamina’s smooth vocals or the fact that one mostly thinks of the beaches and beauties of Rio when you think of Brazil that make this one a must have for a chill afternoon poolside.
2. Consouls Ft. Daniel Hunter Jones – Dreamer– Patrol The Skies Music
The original was the American DNB summer anthem of 2015, it was also the featured song of EDC 2015. This one is an all around banger. The vocals by Daniel Hunter Jones are spot on and the message is great! The festival vibes of this track work great in an outdoor setting, especially in a pool filled with beautiful dreamers! We have some amazing remixes of this release dropping in august! Stay tuned!
3. N.R.G. – I Need Your Love – Pyrotech Records
This was played for me by a local DJ named Alva for the first time hanging out at a friend’s pool and it blew everyone’s minds. We all just started going to raves at the time and he always got the exclusive records. This will forever remind me of girls waving glow sticks and blowing whistles poolside.
4. Netsky – Rio Ft. Digital Farm Animals – Sony
Everyone wants to be in Rio am I right? This man constantly produces the feel good summer jams but this one in particular just his you in the feels. Keep the caipirinhas flowing!
5. Kronology – Everyday – Technique Recordings.
Kronology has made some huge strides since signing to Technique. Everything they produce is aces and their latest tune Everyday does not disappoint. Their ability to capture the summer vibes with its addictive groove, musical tones, and atmosphere will help cement this tune as an absolute summer pool-side classic.
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Following on from the success of Micky Finn and Vital Elements anthem ‘So Good’ the Serial Killaz label isn’t letting up and now hits you with a two part EP project.
T>I, one of a handful of producers responsible for bringing raw 90’s vibes back to drum & bass without following the same old route of ‘back to the old school’. Championed by DJ Hype and DJ Rap, T>I has already had a huge amount of hits on the underground and his latest pending releases under Serial Killaz will be no exception.
If you know your upfront drum and bass or not, you will have most certainly heard plenty of T>I’s tracks being supported by most if not all of the A list DJ circuit. Virtual record boxes have continued to be stocked with dubplate after dubplate by one of the hardest working producers our scene has seen for years.
Don’t get it twisted, this isn’t a ragga jungle explosion with a plethora of Amen beats – this is pure rolling sublow drum and bass and it’s coming in not one but two parts! Sample spotters hold tight.
High energy beats and bass combined with mid 90’s production influences are in abundance. Top scale bass lines that flip the script from ‘Changes’, deep and dark vibes in the form of ‘Hammerhead’ and music to make even the stiffest of ravers shuffle in the form of ‘Watcha Man’. This EP has it all and it’s taking no prisoners.
‘Circuits’ is being released as two separate EP’s, part one incoming 10th June followed by part two later on 24th June. Watch out for a bonus track from the album which is soon to be offered as a free download via the Serial Killaz Soundcloud. This is a massive package and certainly not one to sleep on.
Coming soon on the Serial Killaz release schedule is an EP from their very own Yorkshire ripper, Kitcha.
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Words: Jamie S23
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