Drum n Bass
Two whole weeks left until I’m back on here full time. Hopefully you are all enjoying the occasional round up that has been tossed up. I promise to get back to the ‘one artist a day-style’ posting in the next little bit so if you’re an artist looking for some spotlight keep the music coming. We love getting new stuff- or even just drop us a line to say hi.
Something Special is some electro funk at its finest. Nice rifts, sultry vocals, Max Sedgley puts it all together within this piece.
It’s been awhile since any new Crystal Castles remix has graced my library. Needless to say, problem solved. The Midnight Conspiracy remix to Crimewave is sick. It has a whole range of new elements to get attached too.
Cinnamon Chasers are great. I have been patiently waiting for Davies to toss out the original to the Diamond Cut remix of I Like Watching You posted months ago. It happened to come out within the past week and stays within the traditional soundscape/ light-electro style we grew accustomed too.
The Diamond Cut remix is a little more into the disco-scene so I thought I would re-post that for those who like to move a little bit more.
The Foamo / Warrior One combo in Centavo are quickly spreading around the blogosphere like an uncontainable brushfire: hot and outta control. The heavy beat has aspects of drum and bass while adding in nice sides of house creating some dirty electro.
The last few months I have been going back a little bit within the Andy Caldwell archives. The house-electro concept mixed in with funk beats is infectious. This remix is relatively new to me and just has that edge to push Andy Caldwell that much over the top. I love it.
photo: abstract brushes
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Marina & The Diamonds are very busy lately. The group will release the new single Hollywood (Feb 1st) to the public. So far a number of promotional remixes have been released to go alongside it. The Juan Maclean and Fenech-Soler both pitched in. Marina and the crew have tour dates starting late January 2010 that will see them pass through much of the UK; if you get a chance hit em up. I also believe Fenech-Soler is in the area around the same time. So keep an ear out for that as well!
Designer Drugs are one of my favourite producers who have the amazing ability to create club remixes so penetrating, you’ll go home wanting what you just heard. People thrive off their bass heavy remixes and hypnotic rhythm. To help bring in the new year I tossed in some of the more notable tracks to come across our speakers the last few years.
* Canadian tour dates to be aware of this Jan 14-16, 2010 in Kingston, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. More info here.
midnightminustwo does dubwise with this four tracker from Koro Inu. It was originally a side project for label boss Phil Clodhoppa, who, with two other musical projects that have very distinctive sounds, needed an avenue for exploring his love for dub and beats.
This method transcends throughout these Black Dog Dubs, which kick off with four tracks that explore bass culture, while all sharing the same stripped back and lean dub ethic of enveloping bass, solid rhythms and cascading melodies.
these individuals can be purchased here.
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We apologize for the lack of downloads available today, but we’ll make it up to you… check in tomorrow for our 2009 ‘Year In Review,’ where we recap all the good shit that came our way over the last 365 days.
Sub Focus are back with radiant dark synth and haunting melodies. Their remixes can take on a whole new form, especially that Empire Of The Sun remix. Still they find ways to transcend hypnotic synth rifts in pretty much everything. Also powerful in Drum N Bass, Nick Douma is setting up shop in England where you can find him on New Years celebrating at Brixton Academy. Check him out, the show’s pretty decent. Hesitant? check out footage from Pirate Station 2008!
Wow!, what a raw dirty bass-line this track has. I can’t help but turn up the subs and pump up this Hot City remix to The Funktuary’s Wip Electric. Drum n’ bass + dub step garage, and a little classic house has never sounded so good together. What a flawless mixup! Hot City hail from Great Britain but won’t be contained for long. This track was debuted on Kiss FM and by Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac. It should catch on real quick, so if you were deep into the late 90s house scene you might just dig this below.