Rony Blue returns to Sub Slayers once again with the labels Junglist mainstay King Yoof, this time though, they bring something very different to the table…
With the blessing of Carroll Thompson, Rony & Yoof revitalise the 80’s lovers rock classic I’m So Sorry. Staying true to the original vibe and composition Rony’s sultry vocals glide effortlessly over Yoof’s classic riddim.
I’m So Sorry see’s Rony pull out all the stops showcasing just how much of a talented hidden gem she is, graceful yet powerful all the way. King Yoof’s productions are stepping up no end, having recent produced the Grime hit ‘Who Can Draw’ for D Power, Frisko & Demolition Man, Yoof’s game is becoming second to none and this re-working of a classic adds more fuel to the King’s fire.
For a remix there really only was one man for the job: Potential Badboy. After his genre shaking album last year, Potential just keeps on pushing forward and his remix of I’m So Sorry further fuels the fire trail he leaves behind.
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Hailing from the Portuguese city of Viana do Castelo, the Bass Brothers have been making global waves since they started back in 2011. After phenomenal support from DJ Hype, Crissy Cris, Hazard along side many more, they were awarded the title of ‘Best National D&B Producers’ at the COP Drum & Bass Awards 2013.
Since exclusively signing to Playaz Recordings they have gone from strength to strength and their latest offering WTF EP is nothing short of genius.
From the earth shattering subs on WTF to minimal yet funk fuelled Kravitz, Junglist jump up vibes on Dunno A Dread to the soulful grooves on I’m Out featuring Kyara this is clearly a EP showcasing the boys diversity and creative flow. Teaming up with label mates Jam Thieves, Pusher steps up next with devastative drops, Deadly Spawn drives forward with relentless energy then Garden Of Eden wraps things up nicely with a deep and techy vibe.
Pure D&B diversity with mass dance floor appeal.
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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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Migration are back at it again with the freshest sounds in Bass music. Their ‘No Drama EP’ showcases the labels exciting roster of underground power players!
Migration head-honcho, Rob Sparx kicks off proceedings with some help from Attraction B with ‘Flute Player’ which features vocalist Afua. This is an authentic Dubstep anthem with a heavy emphasis on the ‘dub’. Afua laces this track with the same level of class and quality as she has previously displayed on so many Affectionate Grooves releases.
Next up, Kachina pass through and drop the first of two bassline bangers. ‘Flute Rydim’ is equal parts mystical eastern charm and dance floor skank that was one of the standout tracks featured on Kachina’s recent guest-mix for Monki’s BBC Radio 1 show.
Wigz & K-Dubz then drop their UKG roller ‘Blackbox’ which sounds like it should be echoing though the hallways of a tower block Pirate Radio Station in East London, but be sure, this one will be murdering the festivals all season.
Then finally, Kachina drop the title track of the EP ‘No Drama’ which smashes out the dance with an instrumental Grime vibe bassline to keep the subs shaking.
All in all the ‘No Drama EP’ perfectly represents what’s so fresh and thrilling about Migration and Bass music in 2016. Every track on this EP would be a perfect addition to any up-front DJ set this summer.
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Ladies & Gentlemen, may we present to you the second Fat! records compilation.
We have been digging in the vaults of our vast electronic catalogue, this time showcasing some super chilled, unsung classics perfect for those late night/early morning chill sessions, with artists we all know and love pioneered by Fat! In the early 2000’s… Bondax, Maribou State & Joe Hertz but more interestingly Pale, Attic Project, Wolf Cub and Evil Nine alias MAO all make an appearance on this excursion into the more chilled end of the Fat! Records catalogue.
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- Pale – Why’d You Even Say
- ALAEV – Light As A Feather Ft. Julia Biel (Joe Hertz Remix)
- Maribou State – Got Me Down (Bondax Remix)
- Maribou State – Olivia (Mao Remix)
- Wolf Cub – Roland Garros
- Pale – Damn Social
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It’s the EP we’ve been waiting for. Three tracks of fresh fire from two of UK bass music’s most infamous partnerships: Caspa & Rusko. This one’s been bubbling since they announced their reunion last Autumn.
As they’ve expressed in interviews, their reunion is nothing but a vibe thing, a fun thing and a long game thing. Everything about this project is real and done on their own terms and rules as they make the music they want to make, play the shows they want to play and deliver the releases when they want to. Like now…
We ignite with ‘Fruity Loops’. A nostalgic flex down DAW memory lane with full focus on the grime aesthetic that’s been inspiring the duo in recent times, prepare for a bombardment of eski slaps, snaps and double snare taps. With latent funk programmed deep into the groove, this shakes up any dance scenario from the tippy top right the way down to the batty.
In contrast ‘Arms House’ sharpens the gun fingers to dangerous points as the pair carve out a subtle-but-savage underground stepper. All rolling percussion, off-beat bass and sudden aggy samples, it’s a heads-down workout that takes us deep, deep DEEP into their collective mindset.
We conclude with ‘Brixton Blow Out (Rubber Dub)’. Putting the dub back into dubstep, it’s a shimmering, smoky skanker with a rootsical dynamic that takes us back to the source where elements of Augustus, Scientist and Tubby can be found deep in the crisp instrumentation and dreamy melody.
From grime influences to classic dub, this sums up Caspa & Rusko’s shared vision perfectly. Stay tuned: There’s plenty more where this came from!
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“And lost be the day to us in which a measure hath not been danced.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
Duck Fight Goose is back. Four years in the making, their second studio album CLVB ZVKVNFT will be officially released on August 12, 2016 by D Force Records. Ahead of that, here’s the official release of its first single, “horse”.
“horse” was first released at the beginning of 2016 on Fu Dao I: D Force Records First Anniversary Compilation. This new version features many adjustments in arrangement and timbre, more thoroughly revealing the inner workings of the band’s concept and aesthetic. Full of rich sonic detail, layered synthesizers build a grand, magnificent vision of the sea, swelling like an approaching tsunami, with a powerful rhythm section and a coolly beautiful vocoded croon inciting the listener to dance.
“horse” is the climax of CLVB ZVKVNFT . The album’s narrative world is a post-modern science fiction Odyssey: aliens, AI and humans converge, seeking shelter from the building storm a the foot of a giant rollercoaster, in a building marked CLVB ZVKVNFT. All these strange creatures began to dance to the beat; in the end, the boundary between one being and another dissolves. “You were staring at the sea, watching all the horses coming from the waves, passing passing by you. You were sitting on the edge, watching all the death coming from the city, passing passing by you.” In Greek mythology, the sea god Poseidon chose the horse as his avatar.
CLVB ZVKVNFT by Duck Fight Goose and Northern Electric Shadow by DOC will both be released on August 12 by D Force Records on CD and vinyl LP, as well as digitally. The two bands have very different styles, but they share a similar sense of joy in creating music, boldly challenging existing genres and categories. The two bands will combine in an original multimedia conceptual concert, Limbic Man, which will be held in Shanghai at August 12 and Beijing on August 20. Duck Fight Goose will also participate in Modern Sky music festivals this autumn in Finland and the United States.
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It’s bang in the middle of summer. The festivals are jumping. Time to drop those feel good bangers.
However this summertime banger has been sitting on the Beat Assassins computer for some time. Beat Assassins realized the potential anthemic nature of the tune but the track had to have a full, lush, yet dynamic female vocal, but where could Beat Assassins find that allusive vocalists?
Well in a church, that’s where, and not just any old church either! Jimmy (Beat Assassins) was passing his local gospel church in Hackney (East London) when he heard a stunning voice. He peered inside the church and saw ELi singing to the congregation and he knew immediately that this was the voice he had been looking for. So he waited until the service was over and then approached her to see if she would be interested in singing on a drum and bass track.
“She looked at me as if I was some kind of weirdo,” laughs Jimmy. “I can tell you it took some persuading. She didn’t want to know at first. But after some perseverance I managed to convince her I wasn’t some kind of nut job.”
Once Jimmy got ELi into the studio he couldn’t believe the volume this girl could sing at. “My studio just wasn’t big enough for her voice,” explains Jimmy. But once the vocal recordings had been nailed a track called “Deny” was born and sung with innate passion from the heart of ELi.
But Beat Assassins realize that not every DJ necessarily wants a summertime vibe in their sets so drum and bass legend, DJ Rap, was called upon to lay down some dirt. A fiery yet gritty interpretation of the original is the result. There is nothing summertime about this remix. DJ Rap throws down effective bit-crushing-bassline-filth on harsh kick drums and powerful Sonics. Job Done!
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