Mode – Around The Edges [The Crescent]

29 04 2012

The debut release on The Crescent comes from Mode, who’s recent output for labels like Ingredients and Exit Records has put him up alongside ASC and dBridge at the forefront of the minimal DnB scene.

A-side Around the Edges draws on a muted, techno inspired  kick line with soft pads to create a moody slice of half step goodness, while Sam KDC‘s remix of The Abyss on the flip is dark dub at it’s purest and most stripped down. Watch out for the release on April 30th.

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April Round-Up

15 04 2012

April has been yet another fantastic month for Drum & Bass with so many good releases it’s been difficult to keep track! Here’s our pick of the best tracks recently released and forthcoming this month.

First up is the brilliant new EP from Nether, out April 16th on Space Cadets. Fans of ASC, dBridge and the more minimal styles of d&b should check this out for 3 tracks of atmospheric microfunk.

The Shogun release schedule has been packed as ever, with Rockwell‘s new single Tripwire dropping at the end of last month. This time they’re back with the first single from the forthcoming Spectrasoul LP. The A side is a nice piece of atmospheric liquid with a great vocal by Terri Walker but Shackles on the flipside is the highlight of the release, combining super tight amen breakwork with a  tidy ragga vocal from Fox. The single is out today so go grab a copy from your favourite digital store.

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Total Science & S.P.Y have cooked up a lovely piece of melodic liquid aptly titled Piano Funk which is out now on Tool Room Records. Riya’s trademark soulful vocals on top of a beautifully laid back melody make this a must have for those who appreciate the deeper side of the genre.

Last but not least the good folk at Neosignal have dished up another episode of their podcast which delivers the usual storming barage of neurofunk bassline and hyper compressed kick drums.





Lung – Why Does Anyone Ever Do Anything? EP [Med School]

13 04 2012

21 year old Cardiff-based producer Lung has been making quite a name for himself over the past year or so and his latest release for Med School sees him moving from strength to strength. The title track sees him collaborate with Rachel K. Collier to produce a gorgeous uplifiting slice of liquid drum & bass, while elsewhere on the EP he explores lower tempos and half step beats. Crisp snares and warm synths are the order of the day.

Preview the whole EP below and watch out for the release on April 16th!





In The Mix… Blu Mar Ten

12 04 2012

To celebrate the recent release of the Blood Pressure compilation, Med School have got together with Blu Mar Ten and given us a fantastic free slice of drum & bass! Full of fantastic forward thinking tracks from the likes of Lung, Joe Syntax and Royalston and beautifully mixed by Blu Mar Ten, this is a must listen.

Check out the mix below and grab a copy of Blood Pressure from the Hospital Records store.