Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Beat Assassins - See Ma Gun Go ft Miss Stylie [MOFO Recordings]

Beat Assassins return with a brand new release for 2017. 

This time returning to their trade mark sound of quirky, vocal driven drum n bass. 
See Ma Go Gun brings another collaboration with the rising British rap star Miss Stylie. Some of you may remember her collaboration with Beat Assassins on their hugely successful "War Dem" that was played on Friction's Radio One show and reached top 20 in the Beatport dnb charts. 
See Ma Gun Go has Miss Stylie's rap flow coming fast and furious over the breaks while riding the driving bass. There is no hesitation here in delivering a full vocal slam. However the catchy chorus does offer a poignant message in everyday ghetto life. 

Off course those DJs & producers wanting a peak-time, big-room, full-throttle drum n bass destruction will turn to the Toronto Is Broken (TIB) remix. T.I.B delivers a monster, hoover-lead-bassline, that throws down across a very clever use of the original vocal and leads. A sure fire destroyer! 


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Caspa - Get Higher [Subsoldiers]

Some say ‘vibes’, Caspa prefers ‘Vibrations’: Not just a more formal, respectful term for the oscillating phenomenon that guarantees we hear anything in life but the name of his exciting new series. His first substantial solo body of work since the forthright horsepower and back-to-basics attitude of ‘500’ in 2014/15, ‘Vibrations’ continues his ever-refined stripped-back, broadsword bass vision. 
Dark, dangerous and designed for the underground, each dispatch is tailored with one pure purpose: proper dancefloor buzzes…. Following on from Umbongo and Venom, we now introduce to the world ‘Get Higher’ With its head-bending vocal sample trickery, ‘Get Higher’ takes us straight to the church of hype. Front pew. Causing drama on a classical level, the hair-raising pitch bend of the vocal rises with raw prang theatrics while a stern signature groove thunders beneath with cathedral-shaking weight and clarity. 

As with every mission Caspa embarks on, expect no fluff or faltering: ‘Vibrations’ is about the core reason we all got into this in the first place, it’s about laying down dark vibes in small underground rooms for gatherings of people who have united with purpose. With at least three more instalments of ‘Vibrations’ locked and loaded and potentially more to come, the tremors are only just kicking in. Some say vibes, others say vibrations, we say stay tuned…


// CASPA ONLINE //
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Monday, March 13, 2017

L Plus - Hideout LP [Technique Recordings]


After our anticipation was pushed to breaking point, it’s finally here. Pieces of this album have been circulating for a while now, chalking up support from the likes of Radio 1’s Friction, DC Breaks, Tantrum Desire, Crissy Criss, Drumsound & Bassline Smith and a whole host of other heavy hitters. And you wouldn’t really expect anything less, given this artist’s pedigree. He’s been in the game since the late nineties, chalking up some hugely successful releases on some of the biggest labels in drum’n’bass. As a DJ, he’s a regular fixture at huge shows in his native Slovakia and beyond. And, since signing exclusively to Technique in 2011, his position as one of the scene’s top tier producers, able to flex engineering skill and musicianship in equal measure. So strap in. It’s L Plus’s debut LP and it’s a monster.


The title track, "Hideout", lays out the blueprint. Never quite predictable, the tune takes us on a quirky journey through unexpected chord patterns and structural experimentation, and that’s just in the intro. Make no mistake, though, L Plus hasn’t compromised on sheer rave-hyping ability either, the huge build-up is definitely warranted by the weight and power of the drop. And that trend continues. You’ll probably already be familiar with cuts like "Creature Must Die" and "Avenger", which strike that perfect balance between individuality and dancefloor energy.

And that’s just the start of what the album has to offer. Take the warm nostalgia of "Battleground" for example. There’s real depth of emotion in the classic-synth melodies, delivered in a way you won’t have heard before. Then there’s "Make You Feel", a twisted and techy journey through rhythm programming, and the half-speed madness of Get Ugly. The one constant feature is that all of these tunes, however expressive or resistant to pigeon-holing, are built to make ravers move.

Of course, this wouldn’t be a Technique Recordings album without some heavyweight collaborations. The mighty John B passes through on "Original 80’s", to push some synth-pop and electro flavours to the limit. "Muffler" joins in on the uncategorisable orchestra-meets-filth of "Cinematic". Drumsound & Bassline Smith add their spin to the melody and griminess collision of "Jetpack". Plus the rock-solid mic man Coppa graces "Lock to the Greatest" with his presence to add a whole new facet to the sound.

You’d better believe this just scratches the surface. We all know L Plus’s productions have layers to uncover, so this album is going to bear repeated listening as well as heavy rotation in raves and across airwaves. When that’s true of every single track on an LP, you know we’ve got something special on our hands. The anticipation was justified. Check it.

Buy the EP HERE
Listen on SPOTIFY

// L PLUS //
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Alibi - Trunk feat. MC Coppa / No Escape feat. Nitro [ V Recordings]

shape of Trunk b/w No Escape. Their recent single with Command Strange 'Skyline', which spent 2 weeks at Beatport #1, proved that they aren't adverse to a collaboration. To continuing this winning formula they've hooked up with long time D&B vocalist MC Coppa to provide the lyrical artillery on 'Trunk', and their Brazilian compadre Nitri on 'No Escape'.

 This single takes things dark and dirty, and Alibi once again show their versatility. Both tracks taking nods from early Virus sounds, laced with V funk and 21st century depth and precision to their production. Effortlessly mixing the rough with the smooth they are carving a unique sound for themselves, and getting better and better, with every release!
Having already has support from Andy C, Bryan Gee, DJ Marky, Friction, DJ Hype and more, this is one D&B outfit that is really starting to stand out from the crowd. DJ Chap & Level 2's combination as Alibi is proving to be the real deal.


With a debut album in the pipeline for the legendary V Recordings, with a host of potential collaborators already teased across social media, they are taking things very seriously indeed. And on top of this the last 6 months has also seen a slew of live appearances across Europe and their South American homeland, as well as a standout set along MC GQ at 2016's SUNANDBASS festival. All this means it might just be time for you to sit up and take notice, or you're gonna need a good Alibi!


// V Recordings Online // 
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https://www.facebook.com/vrecordings
https://twitter.com/vforever

// Alibi Online // 
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mr Joseph - Inner Haze [Liquid V]

As a custodian of the authentic Liquid D&B sound, Mr Joseph's debut album strikes a delicate balance between funk-filled, soulful rollers and deep brooding basslines. The result is an album packed full of different musical textures which, combine seamlessly to create an immersive listening experience.

This is the debut album from Mr Joseph on Liquid V – only the second full artist album ever on the label!
Having grown up around the London Sound System culture of the 1980s Mr Joseph was soaking up musical influences from Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, and Reggae music. All these styles are evident throughout 'Inner Haze', which is a melting pot simmering at 174bpm.

An album that cuts through the dancefloor with ease, but which has enough subtlety and depth for home listening this is a project that will stand up to repeated listens, however don't be fooled, this is not just a solo affair... Mr Joseph has also collaborated with a host of amazing vocalists and producers to create this debut album. Step forward Youngman, Edward Oberon, T.R.A.C., Deeizm, Kate White, Wednesday Amelia, Identified and Andy Skopes – it's a real family affair.

Always known for its deep, forward thinking sounds, 2016 saw Bryan Gee's Liquid V imprint go from strength to strength. Always regarded as a purveyor of the smoothest, most atmospheric beats, Liquid V is now riding higher than ever on a wave of renewed interest for one of D&B's most enduring styles.


// MR JOSEPH ONLINE //
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// LIQUID V ONLINE //
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// V RECORDINGS ONLINE // 
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Caspa - Umbongo [Sub Soldiers]


Some say ‘vibes’, Caspa prefers ‘Vibrations’ Not just a more formal, respectful term for the oscillating phenomenon that guarantees we hear anything in life but the name of his exciting new series. His first substantial solo body of work since the forthright horsepower and back-to-basics attitude of ‘500’ in 2014/15, ‘Vibrations’ continues his ever-refined stripped-back, broadsword bass vision.Dark, dangerous and designed for the underground, each track is tailored with one pure purpose: proper dancefloor buzzes….



The series launches with the moody, burly tones of ‘Umbongo’. Previously the sole preserve of Caspa and fellow heavyweights Youngsta, and J:Kenzo, it’s already dented key dances on dub, ruffling and rippling skin down to raw goosebumps on each airing. With its unhurried swagger and smoking drums, ‘Umbongo’ is spacious enough for every percussive element to shine and cut through the intense mystical atmospheres. Take note this is just the beginning.

As with every mission Caspa embarks on, expect no fluff or faltering: ‘Vibrations’ is about the core reason we all got into this in the first place, it’s about laying down dark vibes in small underground rooms for gatherings of people who have united with purpose. With at least six installments locked and loaded and potentially more to come, the tremors are only just kicking in. Some say vibes, others say vibrations, we say stay tuned…

Buy & Stream here

// CASPA ONLINE // 

Tantrum Desire - Pump (Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix) [Technique Recordings]

2015’s Diversified album proved unequivocally that Tantrum Desire has a spectrum-spanning palette to draw from. What with the undercurrent of deep house influence running through the tracklist and the excursions through tech, jungle and old skool sounds, it’s clear that TD refuse to be pinned down to one classification.
One of the tracks that made a huge impression across raves and airwaves was Pump, championed by some of the biggest DJs on the scene from the moment it surfaced. Now, Drumsound & Bassline Smith have stepped up to reconfigure it for this series of remixes. So, we already know it’s going to be killing off dances for the second time around.

DBS stamp their signature on the track right from the first note. Cinematic horns sculpt the intro into an epic, hands-in-the-air moment. And then it’s all about the build. Arpeggiation meets the eponymous FXed vocal sample with a stomping kick progression to leave us in no doubt an almighty drop is coming.

The original version matched sparse drums with percussive plucks of synth-bass to create an irresistible skankers workout. This remix takes the elements and rearranges them into expert energy-building format. Drumsound & Bassline Smith begin with that stripped-back trap-style bass and beat and proceed to add complexity every sixteen bars. As it shifts up through the gears, this track takes the dance’s hype levels with it.

These Diversified remixes continue the story that the LP started. The initial tracks demonstrated the multiple facets of Tantrum Desire’s sound and now, even more layers have been revealed. This is an array of tunes equipped for every selector’s set-list.

Buy or Stream the release HERE

// TANTRUM DESIRE //

// DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH //

// TECHNIQUE RECORDINGS //