Eastcolors – Mad Day (Ed:it Remix) [Addictive Behaviour]

20 02 2015

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Nottingham-based producer Ed:it steps up on the latest release for Addictive Behaviour, providing a fresh lick of sonic paint for Eastcolors Mad Day alongside two fresh new tunes of his own. Super punchy and highly detailed drums are the order of the day here, with three techy stompers to choose from. The frenetic percussion of the Mad Day remix makes it our pick of the bunch – check out the clip below and look out for this on vinyl from Feb 23rd with digital to follow from March 9th.





S.P.Y – BRSTL Hardcore EP [NEST]

11 02 2015

Hot on the heels of his well received Back To Basics double LP and a cracking essential mix for Radio 1, S.P.Y returns with a fresh new EP released collaboratively between Hospital Records and Skrillex’s NEST imprint. BRSTL Hardcore sees Carlos going in on four fresh new tracks with a techy edge that are more than primed for the dancefloor. Fans of the producer’s output will know what to expect; no surprises, but plenty to enjoy. Best of all it’s totally free – check out the clips below and grab yourself a free download via Soundcloud.





Classic Track: Dillinja – Deep Deadly Subs (Remix)

5 02 2015

It’s always nice to hear a classic getting a fresh lick of mastering paint, and that’s exactly what ‘headz have done for the second Razors Edge release. Dillinja’s Deep Deadly Subs (Remix) sounds just as fresh today as it did back in ’96, with crunchy breaks and that unmistakeable Dillinja bass layered under creepy atmospherics and a general layer of menace. You can grab the remaster exclusively at the ‘headz store for the next month alongside Peshay’s VIP of Goldie’s Jah, so go and grab yourself a slice of D&B history!

 





Need For Mirrors – Verve [Warm Communications]

4 02 2015

The latest release on esteemed US imprint Warm Communications comes from the ever reliable Need For Mirrors. Verve sees the London-based producer deliver a stomping slab of dancefloor tech with both eyes firmly on the dancefloor; crunchy breaks evoke the spirit of the 90s techstep golden era and the bass riff here is a pure head-nodder.

Berners Street Dub dials the agro back a couple of notches, heading for deep, subby territory with more classic D&B sounds updated for the modern generation. Finally Blue Go Purple chops up more crunchy breaks for a dark, angular stepper that has the warmth and fuzz which only analogue gear can produce. If you’re looking for super-clean mixdowns this might not be for you; if you want genuine music with a vibe then this should hit the spot! Check out the clips below and look for this one on vinyl and digital from Feb 9th.





Beta 2 & Zero T – Election [Metalheadz]

31 01 2015

The latest on ‘headz comes courtesy of Beta 2 & Zero T who serve up three crisp, grooving tracks for the Platinum imprint. Election provides a straight up slice of dancefloor tech with crisp breaks and a catchy bass riff, while The Edge strips things back for a tight stepper with an infectious melodic arpeggio and more grimey bassline business. Last but not least, What’s Wrong drops the tempo to 140 for a cheeky dubstep outing with tons of atmosphere. Check out the clips below and grab yourself a copy on vinyl or digital from the Metalheadz store now!





Classic Track: Break – Is This What You Want?

29 01 2015

Break’s debut LP Symmetry was host to many treats, the most rinsed of which was undoubtedly Is This What You Want? Featuring that inimitable Break combination of crisp breaks, big scuzzy bass riffs and an incredibly catchy hook, this one still slays floors to this day. The subsequently released VIP mix also got plenty of attention but for me the original is elegant in it’s simplicity. You can still snag the album from Beatport so grab yourself a classic if you don’t already own a copy!

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Release – Sektor [Nurtured Beatz]

28 01 2015

Nurtured Beatz start their year with a bang as Release steps up to drop two rough and tough techstep bangers! Sektor leads the charge, featuring a cheeky Mortal Kombat sample and a dangerous assortment of kicks, snares and bassline rumblings. This one is sure to destroy a few dancefloors!

Step Off sees the Manchester-based producer teaming up with Lao Wai to cook up another rumbling number; hefty sub, groaning mids and skittering breaks are the order of the day here. Check out the clips below and head to Bandcamp to grab this now, with general release following at all good digital stores from Feb 2nd.