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…

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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




Thursday, December 15, 2016

Erb N Dub’s New Years Eve Top 5 Bangers!

Over the last few years, DJ Erb N Dub’s reputation has grown at a dramatic rate. His tunes are consistently blowing up raves and airwaves worldwide, with support from Andy C, Hype, Crissy Criss, Grooverider and Drumsound and Bassline Smith to name just a few.  Signed to Technique Recordings, you can hear some of his tracks on their 2016 Annual which was released on 9 December.  We took a few minutes to catch up wtih Erb N Dub to see what his go to tracks are for New Years Eve.

 Buy and Stream The Annual 2016 HERE

Erb N Dub's New Years Eve Top 5 Bagngers

1. Pump - Tantrum Desire - Drumsound and Bassline Smith VIP
Massive original and massive remix! LOVE IT

2. TC & Jakes - Next Hype (Crissy Criss x Malux x Erb N Dub Remix) Drumstep VIP
We threw together a halftime versions for our sets and sent it to a few key DJ’s… Its already doing the damage DUB PLATE BUSINESS 
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3. Adventure Through Space - Tantrum Desire
Battering this remix!!! 

4. Prolix Vs Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Planet Smasher
Filth!!! Been smashing this to bits!
5. One Day - Crissy Criss x Malux x Erb N Dub (Feat Damien Soul)
Something different from us for the Ram 2017 Annual

Buy and Stream The Annual 2016 HERE


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Futuristik - Waterborne / Feeling This Way [Liquicity Records]

After his breakout hit, 'Sun' on the 2nd edition of Liquicty's 'Alchemy' compilation, Estonian producer, Futuristik returns to the label with his own single 'Waterborne / Feeling This Way'
Waterborne' featuring Miyoki is BIG and soulful. A perfectly crafted, half time DnB ballad of epic proportions. This one would easily fill the sound system at festivals around the world, whilst still feeling very at home on day-time radio.

'Feeling This Way' featuring Charlotte Haining has an uplifting vibe whilst still minting that traditional DNB swing.

All in all, a great EP from Futuristik that fits perfectly with the Liquicity sound!



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tantrum Desire - Repeat Ft. Coppa (Document One Remix) [Technique Recordings]

Tantrum Desire’s 2015 debut album Diversified demonstrated the sheer range and depth of music that the TD studio was capable of delivering. With tunes as varied as the gigantic I Need You Here, the aggressively percussive Pump and the classically lo-fi Back for Love, this LP reflected almost every flavour that D&B has to offer.

The project isn’t over yet, though. Now, we’re being treated to a series of remixes to offer even more twists to the formula. For this instalment, the Document One boys have dissected and reconfigured the Coppa-laced Repeat.

The elements of this tune suit Document One’s jazzfunk-hip-hop approach to D&B perfectly. A darkly atmospheric intro drops into Coppa’s vocals backed by a subtle half-speed beat. We get a moment to get used to nodding our heads to this before things are twisted into hyper-rave-mode with synth-stabs signalling it’s time to get set.

Then the grimy warp of the bassline hits, with Document One’s signature popping drums and funk energy. Coppa’s bars ride over the top, providing extra boosts of percussive energy to keep the dancefloor bubbling. And the old skool breakdown and big build into the second drop means that this is more than just a simple roller, it’s got the weight and power to do serious damage in the rave.

This is only round two of the Diversified remix series, and already it’s clear that there’s way more to explore in the Tantrum Desire sound. And with the kind of talent that Technique have on the roster for relick duties, we should expect nothing but fireworks. 

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

PRofit - Top 5 tunes



Dropped his Debut Album

This Month

“ True Colours “

This  Album  is Reppin the 

UK Hiphop Seen Ina Big way

Make sure you check it out .

Here is his Top Five Tunes !!

Strange U - 'The cake is a lie'- This tune just bangs, in fact the whole EP #2040 is wicked.

Roots Manuva - 'Chin High'
- I've been a fan of Manuva since I first heard 'Brand New Second Hand'. It's his approach to crossing styles and doing it his way that then make it his own style. I liked 'Yellow Submarine' to, which I would say is a little more Electro vibes but this one just nudged it for me.

Foreign Beggars & Noisia - 'Contact'
- A friend played this to me when it first came out with the intro of; "check this out PRof this is all you" and they were right. I was feeling that tune from the moment I heard it and I can't fault it now. I had just finished making Push Back before I heard it, which is part of the reason I think my friend was so keen to play it to me, but it just summed up what I was trying to do for Push Back and they smashed in it the way both Noisia and the Beggars do - they're a good combo together as the other collabs are a testament to.

The Prodigy - 'Diesel Power'
- There are better Prodigy tunes but this one is closest to the cross over vibe in my opinion and it's still a good track.

Offshore - 'Round & Round'
- It's a little bubbler plus with the Hip Hop / Electro vibe I have to put some Offshore in there. I met Ewan years ago, he went to Uni with one of my oldest friends so we became friends that way. Sadly Ewan passed away in 2012 and he is greatly missed. He was a great guy and a real talent as far as I'm concerned and he had that Electro, Hip Hop vibe on lock.

Profit - True Colours out now -Buy:


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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Camo & Krooked - If I Could / Ember

Massive new Camo & Krooked!

Camo & Krooked have officially announced their fourth album: ‘Mosaik’,

‘Mosaik’ is a musical montage comprising Camo & Krooked’s every influence

and ambition, fusing the fractured fallout from their agenda-setting third album

‘Zeitgeist’. A personal drive to strive even further into the electronic music

unknown and create an even bigger picture than they’ve ever created before…

Their influence, motifs and techniques still referenced across drum & bass to

this day, with ‘Mosaik’, Reinhard Rietsch (Camo) and Markus Wagner (Krooked)

wish to change their own personal game entirely. Building on what they’ve

established during their 10-year career, yet bucking every trend, technique and

common tool of the trade, ‘Mosaik’ is written like, sounds like and will be

delivered like no other album.
The first new music to reach all of us will be ‘If I Could’ and ‘Ember’ from today.

Both tracks are charged with the duo’s crisp, melodic, minimal

drum & bass signature while hinting at something new and exciting. 

‘If I could’

features brand new vocalist Joe Killington. 

A UK singer who chanced upon an

early demo and won the duo’s ears on the basis of a rough iPhone demo


Camo & Krooked

RAM Records