There are amen breaks galore on the new record from the NexGen Music Group stable, the jungle-inspired Fear Nothing EP from Dubstitutes.
The duo is a collaboration between drum & bass veteran Rob Sparx and MC Task – who have released music on NexGen’s sister label Migration – and the four tracks that make up their EP wear ragga and jungle influences proudly on their sleeve.
Amen breaks are a constant across the record, which dives from catchy vocals on ‘Takeover’ to plunging basslines on ‘Another Future’. Check out the fresh tracks here, and head over to https://www.nexgenmusicgroup.com/ to grab the EP.
Parisian producer Naibu has twisted two hip-hop flavoured cuts from UK genre-manglers Silent Dust into elegant chunks of drum & bass.
Nearly ten years into a career which has seen radio support from the likes of Fabio, London Elektricity and Goldie, Naibu brings a touch of the class his native city is known for to his remixes of ‘My Only Option’ by Silent Dust ft. SelfSays & Jon1st and ‘Population, Me’ by Silent Dust ft. SelfSays.
Keeping the hip-hop feel intact, Naibu adds a solid d&b foundation to ‘My Only Option’, and transforms ‘Population, Me’ into a liquid-tinged roller powered by the voice of Michigan’s own SelfSays.
PRTCL returns to his own label Notion Audio with a deep double A-side, featuring a collaboration with Survey on one side – and one with his kitchen on the other.
Talking about the muscular A-side ‘Scrapyard’, the producer explains: “The idea for the track came together after I bought a handheld recorder. I was making breakfast and thought the sound of pots and pans clanging against surfaces in the kitchen sounded quite cool, so I tested out my handheld recorded for the first time and recorded myself making breakfast. The recording was put into a project I was working on and the pots hitting the sink made up the main hook of that project.”
“‘Traction’ was the first of many collaborations that I have started with Survey. The guys were coming to London to play at a Flexout night and I put them up in my room for the weekend. I started a project that we could work on while they were at my house in London, but we ended up working on it ahead of their visit.”
Freqax – Wrong World
Freqax – Sound of Fury
Freqax – Tear You Apart
Freqax & Counterstrike – Beneath Existence
Freqax is back on Algorythm Recordings with his new release, The Sound of Fury. The EP features 3 neuro infused tracks by the man himself and a collaboration with Algorythm label bosses Counterstrike. As with all Freqax material this release has it’s cross-hairs aimed straight at the dance floor.
Hailing from Bucharest Romania, Freqax launched into the scene in 2010 with his release, The Axe on Algorythm Recordings. Since then nothing has been able to hold him back and he’s seen the expansion of his vision on labels such as PRSPCT, Othercide, Forbidden Society and Yellow Stripe to name a few. He is no slouch in the DJ department either and has played on stages around the world with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Announcing his arrival on Portuguese label Skalator Music, M:Pathy has dropped two devastating tracks which go together like steak and chips – one tough enough to really get your teeth into, and the other light, fluffy and still just a little bit crispy.
Techy workout ‘Anticipation’ snarls menacingly on top of an earthquake sub-bass while on the flip ‘Pressure’ soars high above the low frequency rumble using liquidy pads for rocket fuel.