Thursday, August 31, 2017

Tomcraft - What Does It Feel Like? [DBStereo Ltd]





Following hard on the heels of Tim Healey’s widely supported and radio-aired debut on DB Stereo, release 2 sees label owner Tomcraft take the stage with his latest opus.

No stranger to global number 1’s, the Munich-based ‘Loneliness’ producer serves up a slice of ultra groovy tech-funk. A DJ-friendly intro and vocoded vocal carves up the sonics with its cut-up groove before the juggernaut kick and bass slam in.

Road-tested across the globe by Tomcraft this spring and summer, the tune has been an anchor in his sets teleporting the dancefloor to euphoric beat-laden boogie heaven, whenever and wherever it’s unleashed.

On remix duty and ahead of their debut single on the label next month is Bennun & Healey - Tim Healey’s new project with Bristolian sound-smith Colin Bennun. They mine a throbbing techno groove, where rolling sub bass collides with a de-tuned Arp to deliver party pandaemonium. Like the sonic lovechild of Skream and Solomun - this is peak-time perfection.

The Mucho Stylez rework digs a deep clubby-tech vibe and tribal groove, paying homage to the vocoded vocal from the original but peppering the arrangement with a progressive groove and racing high hats.

It’s another belter from DB Stereo.

Buy the release here

// TOMCRAFT ONLINE //
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// DBSTEREO LTD ONLINE //
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Welcome to the Jungle Vol. 5 [Jungle Cakes]


Ed Solo and Deekline have spent the better part of two decades at the forefront of bass music. Not only have they been champions of the most raw and dirty beats, many would go so far as to say they are some of the architects of the ragga Jungle sound. These two bad boys have consistently pushed the envelope in new and exciting ways, and are steadfast in their ability to look into the future while always paying homage to their roots. They’re legendary for their skanky riddims as the low end technicians behind classic tunes like “Bad Boys” and “King Of the Bongo.” 
They’ve returned to drop science on the masses for the 5th installment of the Welcome to the Jungle series, which has now become a flash point for the freshest and most forward thinking sounds in the genre. Spread across 2 dynamic mixes the boys lay down the bass in an aural journey through dirtnasty bass and crispy clean rhythms. 

The Jungle Cakes crew always pays intensely close attention to detail, and only selects tunes that are both teeth rattling and forward thinking. Industry heavyweights like Serum, Bladerunner, Serial Killaz, Benny Page and JFB have all laid down the weight contributing their best beats to knock the subs. Of course No Jungle Cakes compilation would be complete without a dizzying array of edits, remixes and originals from the bad boys themselves: Deekline and Ed Solo. Like the four comps before it, this is destined to become a future classic.



Friday, June 9, 2017

Caspa - 33 Degrees [Sub Soldiers]


The late night tremors persist… Caspa’s single-track ‘Vibrations Series’ continues with another demonstrative dead drop. Having launched late last year with the perennial underground smasher ‘Umbongo’, followed by the heavy drama and high demand of ‘Venom’ and ‘Get Higher’ the low-end pioneer’s mission is simple: To deliver crystal club hitters with singular focus on quality, no unnecessary fluff or flab to any release, just precision focused primetime dark room bass that make every bone in your body vibrate. Well, the clue is in the title.
Next up in the series is ’33 Degrees’. Not just the perfect temperature for living and playing, or indeed an acute angle, but a track loaded with such stark strings and solar science we guarantee every hair on your skin will stand on end. Fuelled by a series of warm, unhurried modulations that take a tonal twist on the second drop, the tune ploughs deep into the cosmos with a strident dynamic that leaves nothing in its wake. Ageless classicism.

With no final date in sight and Caspa going on record to say he’s sitting on the biggest percy stash of bangers he’s ever made, these tremors are only going to get louder. Trust us; we’re going to be feeling good “Vibrations” for long time yet. Like we said, the clue is in the title…



// VIBRATIONS SERIES // 


// CASPA ONLINE //
https://soundcloud.com/caspaofficial
https://www.facebook.com/caspaofficial
https://twitter.com/caspaofficial
https://caspaofficial.com

Friday, June 2, 2017

Genzo - Top 5 Technique Artist Tracks of All Time (Various Artists - Technique Summer 2017)



Who doesn't love the sound of summer?  Technique Recording have today dropped the Summer 2017 compilation and it's full of exclusives, 2 DJ mixes and summertime bangers.  Genzo is on the release and gave us his Top 5 Technique Artist tracks of all time.

1. The Truth - Drumsound & Bassline Smith
That lick, that bass. So simple, so good!

2. Reach - Tantrum Desire
This vocal is so catchy I couldn’t get it out of my head for months! This track works in the club as well as in the car or on your mobile phones.

3. R U Ready - Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Just a big stomper that shakes the crowd anytime it drops.

4. Rock Your Body - Drumsound & Bassline Smith
My personal earwig and dancefloor destroyer tune back in 2008. I dropped it in a multitude of different mixes.


5. Ready To Go - Tantrum Desire
The perfect double drop tune. Every time that marvelous vocal comes thru the hands move up.





Friday, May 19, 2017

Mark Ruff Ryder - An Album of Joy [Strictly Underground Records]




The dance music world has changed so much since its beginnings of illegal warehouse raves and congregating at the petrol station phone box waiting for that phone to ring so that everyone could find out where that secret warehouse rave was taking place.
Yes, you would have to go back to 1989 and the birth of raving to truly ever understand how magical it really was and how the unity and love of all people from all walks of life would gather just to dance the night away.

Now days everything is like the fast food industry music is instantly disposable and artist are called legends and every new tracks an Anthems in the blink of an eye and then all forgotten again to be replaced by the next legend playing the next anthem but if you dig deeper than the throw away modern world you will still find genuine record producers who have and continue to make music that stands the test of time.

Mark Ruff Ryder has been involved in the music scene since its beginnings he is not like any other you might meet in fact the chances of meeting him is near on impossible. He travels the world making music and chasing the sun on his very own lonely mission.

Mark has been behind some of the biggest dance music anthems over countless years and yet his name is rarely bantered about and there is a reason for this. For mark the music is the key and his mission is to keep creating it in every style and form he can without the stigma of being labelled as a one style record producer.

Every now and then his name appears and then it’s gone but the music lives on though the many changes and fazes of fashion earning the title of Anthem by those who both do and don't understand the meaning of the word.

“In order to truly understand dance music you have to understand rave culture”
Mark Ruff Ryder 

The birth of the digital explosion made mark pull back and regroup his approach to how he was going to present his music and only now after many false starts is mark ready to put his name above many of his artist personas. This first release like every release mark makes has its own story behind it in the included sleeve notes as everything mark does has a genuine musical reason behind it.

It’s been a long journey but Mark has been working on many albums exclusively for iTunes release and today we present one of his most recently know anthems with brand new remixes and a double helping of super pounding bass that only Mark Ruff Ryder knows how to create.

It’s time to inform the world that Mark Ruff Ryder is back and he is about to turn the digital confusion in to a more focused artist lead scene as he releases many brand-new albums in the coming year starting with ‘An Album of JOY’
Mark Ruff Ryder Returns…

Mark Ryder works exclusively With Apple iTunes worldwide. 
None of his music is available on any other music site.

As the album title suggests
This is a whole album containing ever mix of this massive club anthem pulse some brand new remixes.
This will be the first time any of these tracks have been made available for digital release so with your help and support this really could once again become the anthem of summer 2017 !




// MARK RUFF RYDER //
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/markryder0
Twitter: https://twitter.com/markruffryder
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClwHd-VldMYgNfUXGJKiH2g
Web: https://www.markryder.com

// STRICTLY UNDERGROUND RECORDS // 
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Maxim - Baddest Breed Ft. Cianna Blaze (with InsideInfo Remix) [Death Drum Rebel]


Maxim just keeps churning out the quality releases this year, as he returns for his next release on Death Drum Rebel, with long-time collaborator Cianna Blaze. 'Baddest Breed' is yet more of Maxim's signature Drum & Bass sound but this time he has enlisted A-list remixer, Viper Recordings very own, Insideinfo.
Cianna Blaze has been working with Maxim for a while now, and the results are always top-notch. No change here on 'Baddest Breed', in fact, she is in rare form and spits with venom and passion over Maxim's rolling beats, bass and hunting synths.

Insideinfo then turns in an epic and Neurofunk flavoured reworking of the original that utilises Cianna's outstanding vocal perfectly. This is one for any discerning dancefloor warrior.

Maxim, Death Drum Rebel & Cianna Blaze are all on top form with this release. Add to that a gargantuan remix from one of the scenes biggest hitter in the form of Insideinfo and you have a very special release!


// MAXIM ONLINE //
https://www.facebook.com/MaximDJofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/maxim/

// CIANNA BLAZE ONLINE //
https://soundcloud.com/ciannablaze
https://www.facebook.com/ciannablaze/
https://www.instagram.com/ciannablaze/

// INSIDEINFO ONLINE //
https://soundcloud.com/insideinfo
https://www.facebook.com/insideinfomusic
https://twitter.com/paulinsideinfo


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beat Assassins - Crazy ft Alex Holmes (SKMA Remix) [MOFO Recordings]


If you're interested in premiering either of these tracks or interviewing Beats Assassins or SKMA, please contact terry@ontherisemusic.com

There comes a time when an electronic music producer just want to make some filth and Crazy ft Alex Holmes is the result of just that. Crazy is by far the dirtiest track yet by Beat Assassins (BA). 

"Yeah it's a beast" explains Jimmy from BA. "But I wanted to make the kind of track you build towards at the end of your set. That 3am banger that roars from the rig and obliterates the club. The kind of track that gets played when the club is at its most intense. When the sweat is dripping from the ceiling. The rig is at its loudest and the crowd are screaming for the filth and the fury." 
Crazy does most definitely tick those boxes but let's not forget those lush vocal tones from Alex Holmes. 

"Alex nailed it," says Jimmy. "That whole broken heart, female angst vocal over the piano, strings and arpeggios before the neuro bass drop always kills it for me."

But not every DJ is looking for full throttle drum n bass so let's cue the SKMA remix that takes Crazy to the far opposite spectrum of drum & bass.

SKMA's interpretation of the original is just pure lush! Liquid drum n bass at its most fluid. It has an epic like, melancholy-movie-quality to it, as deep rolling subs, strings, pianos and pads all intertwine at the same time whilst bringing a dramatic, yet haunting delivery of Alex Holmes' beautiful voice. 


// BEAT ASSASSINS ONLINE // 
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// SKMA ONLINE //
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