Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Loadstar - Red Rock / On the Wheels

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Well known for their vast repertoire of production, Loadstar
return to form with two dynamic cuts that explode and ricochet on
impact. Although, what else can you expect from a duo about to
embark on a series of tour dates taking them across the biggest
festivals this summer, including the legendary Glastonbury.

Rolling out first is 'Red Rock', an intricate piece of musicianship
which switches down the fierceness yet still holds a powerful
composition. You're drawn into the vast spectrum of sound that
Loadstar are able to tap into, slipping into a
distorted bassline which adds a stockier element midway through.
It's driving, commanding but also holds the producers musical
abilities and exposes their lighter side.

On the flipside is 'On The Wheels', a gritty, pounding dancefloor
anthem sure to feature in sets globally. Snappy, with throbbing subs
which reverberate throughout the mix, it serves as the perfect
reintroduction to Loadstar's grittier side. Snippets of recognisable
sample serve as a foreboding intro, before unleashing a
sensory assault following the first drop. One of their most
aggressive outputs since 'Warrior' and recent release 'Once
Again', they're back and as nasty as ever.

So here's to another single from Loadstar, adding to an already
impressive discography, one they've been crafting since their debut
'Future Perfect' LP. Loadstar are still going strong after decades of
history between them, epitomising why they're still held as
legendary within the drum & bass genre.

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Rico Tubbs - Ghost Rider

Label boss Rico Tubbs drops his latest garage infused, baseline heavy smash-out hit 
'Ghost Rider'. This time he brings along remixers, Dr Cryptic & Thijs Haal

Bass=Win's campaign of all things Bass is relentless in 2016. From Garage to Drum & Bass, from Breaks to Techno, it has been non-stop and of the highest quality. 

Mr Rico Tubbs, AKA the The Boss, along with Terry Hooligan (co-boss) are set in their way of Bass and there is no signs of slowing up.

The original of Ghost Rider is a rough and rugged ode to Speed garage with enough bass to build a council tower block on, next up Dr Cryptic somehow manages to rough up the Garage vibes even more, then Thijs Haal drops the tempo and brings the classic techno/house vibes. All in all a massive package of bass!!

Bass = Win

Rico Tubbs

Saturday, June 25, 2016

DJ SS & MC Warren G - Nothing Hollow / Walk Through The Valley

Smashing the 2016 doors right off the hinges: DJ SS’s Formation Records is celebrating 25 years of consistent jungle innovation in a major way throughout the year with one of its most loaded release schedules in recent times...
The year kicked off with DJ SS & Influx’s epic ‘Deepsound Vol 2’ album before a slew of killer singles from High Roll & Skiller, Subsonik and Sikka dropped throughout January and February. Next up: two timeless rollers from one D&B’s most legendary, longstanding partnerships: DJ SS & Warren G.
MC/DJ partnerships don’t get any tighter: from their legendary live performances to decade-spanning releases such as 1994’s ‘Watch The People’ and 2012’s ‘Raised In The Ghetto’, SS and Warren’s friendship runs deep, and has done since they were childhood friends.
Warren doesn’t hold the mic anywhere near as much as we’d like him to. But when he does, magic happens... Because he only writes and records when he truly believes in it. 

Like these two tracks: Wrapping his authentic reggae harmonies over DJ SS’s classic rolling beats, there’s a sense of warmth, clarity and authority across two unique, soulful and well-weighted originals.

 Plus two spotless versions.
Get to know: ‘Something Mellow’ guarantees musical substance and lyrical depth. 

As Warren sings himself over DJ SS’s restrained, spacey, star-gazing beats... 

This mission isn’t hollow. The Killer Mix speaks for itself;

 all the soul of the original but added grit on the bottom end for those later hours of the night.
‘Walk Through The Valley’ follows: tapping into the duo’s love of dub reggae, we ignite with a lush organic hook before dropping deep into rip-roaring bass and slap-happy skanks. 

Need a little more depth? 
The ‘Rub A Dub’ mix has got you covered.
Two ageless rollers, two worthy versions: DJ SS & Warren G’s lifelong partnership continues to bring the gold. With more Formation fire locked, loaded and ready to pop, 2016 isn’t getting its door fixed any time soon.

// DJ SS //


Various Artists - Viper Presents: Bassrush 1.0

With the annual EDC Las Vegas festival taking place in June, Viper Recordings - one of the largest Drum & Bass labels on the planet - alongside Bassrush - one of the largest bass music event brands in America - have teamed up to bring one of the year's most definitive Bass Music compilations. Featuring a staggering 50 tracks, 'Bassrush 1.0' brings some of the biggest names in Drum & Bass, Dubstep, and Trap from around the world together as one. 

Alongside the epic list of instantly recognizable artist names on the album, 'Bassrush 1.0' also features six new unreleased tracks, along with two bonus DJ mixes from Smooth and Pex L.

To coincide with the release, Viper:Live will be embarking on a North American tour with stops in America, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Catch #TeamViper represented by Matrix & Futurebound, Brookes Brothers, Cyantific, and InsideInfo at EDC Las Vegas, as well as the official Bassrush album launch party in L.A. Check the Viper Recordings Bandsintown calendar for event and 

ticket links:http://www.bandsintown.com/ViperRecordings

Thursday, June 23, 2016

DUB FX - So Are You

'So Are You' is the first single to be taken from Dub Fx's forthcoming, 3rd album 'Thinking Clear', 

Released on the 26th August 2016.

'So Are You' is a roots flavoured,

 soulful commentary on modern living and the benefits of choosing a more conscious path.

Get the FULL length version of this single right away by Pre-ordering 'Thinking Clear'.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Selecta J-man -The Cease & Sekkle EP

There's no holding back on J-mans debut
 E.P this is full of absolute gems which individually are capable of filling any dance floor, 
but as a collection really set the standard of today's modern Ragga Jungle! 
The Cease & Sekkle EP features original and punchy amen riddims backed up by some of the the scenes most established vocalists and camp favourites Parly B, Junior Dangerous, Cheshire Cat & Blackout JA.

Monday, June 20, 2016

True Ingredients - Selfie Skank

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True Ingredients is a genre busting, London based band that have released their recent material with BBE Records. They have performed over 500 shows internationally alongside some of world’s biggest artists and rocked stages from Glastonbury, Lovebox, Parklife, Freeze, Boardmasters, to France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, the Swiss alps and fortresses in Transylvania.