At 21 years old, Bass music producer Toronto Is Broken (aka Christian Hoffmann) has received immense support from the likes of Sub Focus, Netsky, Metrik, Reso, The Crystal Method, Benga & Skream and many more. At only 18 years old one of his first productions “Spirit Song 2012″ was not only played by Sub Focus on his UK BBC Radio 1 tour but for the last 3 years running has been used as the first track for Arcadia’s spectacular fire display on their world famous robot spider rig at festivals all over the world.
Not a bad achievement from someone who only started producing 4 years ago. Not wanted to ever sit still it’s no surprise that Christian has created a diverse and forward thinking album that will project him to the next level.
That said, it is with great pleasure we bring to you Section Nine, a futuristic journey through dark textures, switching tempos, complex bass lines and intricate beat programming. This album will change game in the world of Bass music.
From the euphoric, energetic Die For You to the neuro Drum & Bass twisted A Place In Time and Abstract Architecture, the Glitch Hop fused Foes to beautifully crafted Field Of Poppies. Section Nine is an album that will not only stand the test time of, it will influence how it’s shaped.
In his own words…. “Section Nine is a story about mankind’s ever growing dependence on technology, essentially living in a virtual network know to us as the internet – a dark (near) future where the lines between man and machine are blurred. The album also asks the question of what happens when technology ultimately fails us and breaks apart, to the point where mankind has to go back to square one.”
Dreadzone pull out all the stops with their second single from their 7th studio album ‘Escapades’ on their very own Dubwiser label.
First up with have the forward thinking, ear twisting DnB remix by Russian trio Teddy Killerz who’ve had great success with Ram Records and Skrillex’s OSWLA. Already picked up by UKF and causing a stir amongst the tastemakers this is a Drum & Bass remix like no other. Epic, energetic and devastating is the only way to describe this futuristic cut of innovative bass music.
Keeping up the tempo is Dreadzone’s very own Bazil who produces a remix strictly for the tech rollers out there. Smooth vocals, heavy weight sub and pounding drums sets this as a sure fire late night winner.
Finishing up in true roots style we have a long overdue meeting of dub minds; KingDread aka Dreadzone & King Yoof. Based on the Rumours riddim this slice of modern reggae holds true to the original vocals whilst maintaining a serious groove.
Finishes off we have the Radio edit from album which is fast becoming a live favourite during their legendary live shows.
Anodyne Industries is no stranger to Sub Slayers through his various collaborations and remixes, but now it’s time to properly introduce the Californian based neuro DnB star in all his full glory with his brand new In Memoriam EP.
Inspired by a bereavement of one of his close friends, In Memoriam is a powerful and emotional EP that has its eye firmly on the dance floor.
LH1013 starts the proceedings with a calm and melodic intro but don’t be fooled, when this beautifully crafted half time track drops, you will know about it.
Reach Within Strike Out steps up next in full force. Intricate edits, surging subs and haunting pads are order of the day with relentless attitude.
Finishing off this spectacular debut on Sub Slayers is She Breathes Moonlight, If you want a last tune to finish off the party in style then this is your choice. Devastating beats meet delicate vocals over a super charged sub makes this a pure end of night classic to leave them wanting more.
After a hiatus that spanned far to long we welcome the return of bass miester Smithmonger! After moving back to his homeland of Australia for nearly 10 years Smithy has got back on the beats with a brand new single Things You Do.
First up is the 2 Step Mix with its fanatical bass twists, euphoric breakdowns and slamming beats, this version of Things You Do hits hard in the dirty end of the Garage revival with plenty of crossover. Bass monster meets twisted raver.
Next up is Smithmonger’s Breaks Mix which takes a trip back to the good old days of deep and filthy breaks that would sit perfectly in any B.L.I.M. or Evil Nine set. Heads down marching beats, relentless bass lines with just a sprinkle of haunting vocals are order of the day here and we just love it!
Plenty more for all you Smithmonger fans out there, 2015 will be the ultimate return!
Celebrating its 10th year in the Drum and Bass scene in 2014 with their ‘Decade of Viper’ festivities, Viper Recordings inexorable continues with its first release of 2015 from InsideInfo.
With his first release on Viper back in 2008 with ‘Sneaker’, InsideInfo has steadily built a reputation with his precise, unique sound and scientific production setting him apart from the rest. From classic hits such as ‘Skyhook’, ‘Quattro’, ‘Honey Bee’, and more recent work such as ‘Mythos’ and ‘Metamorphosis’, InsideInfo has become one of the most in-demand remixers recently. With remixes of classics such as ‘Black Sun Empire’s ‘Deadhouse’ and Usual Suspects ‘Killa Bees’ and his latest rework of Hybrid Minds’ ‘Meant To Be’, it’s little wonder that InsideInfo was entrusted to remix Bad Company’s ‘Torpedo’ for a forthcoming Bad Company remix album.
Following up on his smash hit ‘Metamorphosis’ on Viper, InsideInfo now unleashes the juggernaut ‘Mushroom’, complimented by the expertly engineered ‘The Plains’.
‘Mushroom’ – The latest banger in a long line from InsideInfo, ‘Mushroom’ sees the English producer breaking the mould once again. An unconventional tapestry of sound, ‘Mushroom’s’ introduction draws the listener in, ready for one of the most ridiculous switch ups you’ll hear this year. Stuttering into life, ‘Mushroom’ chugs forward, with sharp, stinging bass and relentless percussion. Expect to hear this one in many a DJ set.
‘The Plains’ – On the flip, ‘The Plains’ see InsideInfo change the pace with the stunning ‘The Plains’. After a cinematic, epic introduction typical of InsideInfo, ‘The Plains’ builds up in to a storming Neurofunk roller. Twisting and turning on every beat, the flip sees InsideInfo craft, an accomplished, futuristic roller. Featuring a grinding baseline hovering over intricate, complex drums, ‘The Plains’ is the perfect flip to the stuttering sounds of ‘Mushroom’.
Punks Music has been on a roll recently. They have bought you bangers from Stanton Warriors, Marten Horger, Mafia Kiss and Nixon. Their latest offering if from the Illeven Eleven producer / DJ’s
Heres what the Stanton Warriors had to say about the guys.
“Keith and Fixx have been slamming the 808 bass derived tunes around America and beyond for a while now. Both seasoned djs and producers their tracks have fitted into Miami Bass sets through to Trap and House. ’4 Ur Love’ takes in a soulful yet bouncing garage vibe and ‘Drummer Boyz’ keeps things stripped-down and features Fly Boi Keno who’s recently teamed-up with Diplo on ‘Diplo’s Theme’ on Mad Decent”
THEY’RE BACK! 12 months ago James Zabiela opened YØU.R and he’s back to help them celebrate their 1ST BIRTHDAY along with an extended license and extra production. The past year has seen the likes of Bearweasel, Cozzy D, Reset Robot, Luke Solomon and Alex Arnout grace the decks, so it felt only natural to welcome the technical Jedi back. Globally renowned JZ shot to fame for his DJ trickery and captivating performances alongside his 10 year residency at We Love Space, Ibiza. YØU.R is honored to have Born Electrics head honcho headline our 1ST_BIRTHDAY party.
An intimate, dark, 300 capacity venue spread over 2 dance floors complemented with a thumping sound system residents Rik Parkinson & Rob Anderson will provide your warm up soundtrack for the evening as YØU.R stamps its mark firmly on the London club scene for 2014.
YØU.R is a ticket only party and, with a DJ of this calibre and a 300 capacity, it’s set to be oversubscribed. Tickets are only £10, so get yours early to avoid disappointment.
Launch Party Video: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=666717096717682&set=vb.592681627454563&type=2&theater
At the start of 2013 Mekar, Trimer & Smokesta decided to link up to to pool their creativity and work on their new project Fireteam.
Mekar is no stranger to the rave scene. His lyrical flow has been tearing down raves from London to Ibiza with many apperences on radio stations such as the legendary Kool Fm, BBC 1 xtra & Kiss FM
2014 saw the release of his self written and prodcued Drum & Bass debut album ‘First to Arrive’ which showcases his talent as a producer aswell as a MC.
Smokesta, as a DJ, he has been present on the scene for a number of years, playing regularly on stations such Kool Fm as well as at various Drum & Bass raves across the capital. He has had solo releases on Emotif with radio support on radio from the likes of Eddy Temple Morris on XFM & The Wideboys on KISS FM.
Trimer’s vibe and passion for the music really comes across through his energic and explosive DJ sets. He currently holds a residency on the award winning station Rough Tempo.
The Fireteam remixed ‘You Don’t Know Me’ for Long-time Botchit artists, Backdraft to a rapturous reception with support coming hard and fast from some of the biggest names in the Drum & Bass scene including Crissy Criss, Doc Scott, Grove Rider & North Base, plus support from outside the scene in the form of B-Traits, ED Solo & JFB.
This time around, Fireteam have gone on a slightly more bass music flex.
‘Hitlist’ and ‘Traptastic’ will have you head nodding like a Youg Jeezy at a Flosstradamus gig. While ‘Who’s that Girl’ gets all floaty with a very recognisable vocal until the gnarly bass hits and leave you screw facing the stack!