Category Archives: DnB Releases

Synged- Vanish in the Deep EP [IN:DEEP]

SYNGED premieres his debut EP on IN:DEEP Music with the release of the VANISH IN THE DEEP EP. A rising talent within the Austrian drum & bass scene, 19 year old SYNGED spent much of his childhood in his father’s music studio learning the skills that now propel his career forwards to this day. After starting to make his own music at the young age of 12, SYNGED quickly found his passion for Drum & Bass and has not looked back since. Now, he brings his debut EP to IN:DEEP for a full display of his subtly energetic sound.

SAY WHAT’s sirens open the EP with a dark atmosphere before plunging into a deep & stripped back beat augmented by the interjections of tech influenced bases. The titular VANISH IN THE DEEP intensifies the attitude of its predecessor, diverting additional attention to its booming drumbeat whilst still retaining its carefully crafted depths. O2 closes the EP as it breathes with anticipation, snapping to nothingness before strutting out with a funk fueled beat driven by a colorful snare.

With the VANISH IN THE DEEP EP, SYNGED makes a powerful debut as a rising producer on the IN:DEEP RECORDINGS label. Within, his precise sound is exemplified in full, spotlighting SYNGED within as a rising name within Drum & Bass.

Purchase the VANISH IN THE DEEP EP on Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/vanish-in-the-deep/2467081

Drumsound & Bassline Smith- Booyaka EP [Technique Recordings]

We’ve barely had time to catch our breath after the shattering impact of “The Bomb”, Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s huge collaboration with Tantrum Desire. Even so, the Technique bosses are already back with a four-track EP containing ammo straight from their tried and tested dubplate armoury.

The title track “Booyaka” opens in an unsettling landscape of retro sci fi tension, as pads and bleeps ride the building percussion. The approach of mayhem is signalled by thunderclap kicks exploding through the system, and it’s time for all real ravers to step forward. Surging waves of bass crash into the dance, and as Drumsound & Bassline Smith add evolving layers of breaks into the mix to hype things further, it’s game over.

“Unity” is infused with the flavours of jazz, soul, and funk as horns, keys, guitar licks, and vocal stabs set the tone in the intro. Just in case you were expecting some laid-back liquid groove, though, DBS quickly dispel that idea with a kick-build that delivers us right into high-energy mode. Those infectiously bubbling basslines and rolling drums could only have come from producers steeped in the jungle foundations. This is a classic-style roller that’s perfectly configured for 2019 dancefloors.

Next, the soaringly epic opening of “Straight from the Underground”, made from subtle hints of percussion and sweeping choral timbres delivers a hands in the air moment that’s going to have deejays everywhere wheeling up to run it from the top. When Drumsound & Bassline Smith suddenly throw in an angst-inducing discord and a dramatic build that drops into twisting and modulating bassline savagery, absolute banger status is assured.

“Mash it Up” is a stone-cold killer. Militant drums and anthemic orchestral chords immediately let us know this is warrior music. Drumsound & Bassline Smith aren’t playing. As the eponymous vocal clip leads us into the drop, we’re assaulted with a multi-strike combo of evolving basslines and break-laden drums. Taking elements from jungle and neuro, they’ve created something fresh that’s going to hurt you whatever your sub-genre of choice. You’re going to want to check this.

Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s precision-tooled basses and high-energy break deployment are well known, and their craft really comes to the fore on this EP. There’s high-level studio science at work here, married perfectly with a natural, raw, junglist vibe. That’s why the “Booyaka EP” is going to connect with real DnB heads everywhere.

Purchase the Booyaka EP on Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/booyaka-ep/2442400

Dushi - Love & Happiness Remix EP [Urban Wildlife]

New Release – Dushi – Love & Happiness Remix EP

Urban Wildlife double down on Dushi’s sensational ‘Love & Happiness’ with a remix EP, bringing on board three top-rate producers to spin the track in different directions.

‘Love & Happiness’ was introduced to the world on Urban Wildlife Vol 3 earlier this year, and proved such a hit for the German label that they have invited Smuskind, T:Base and Ly Da Buddah to get on remix duties and keep the momentum flowing.

Smuskind twists the original into a brooding half-timer, T:Base adds layers of liquid gold and Ly Da Buddah muddies things up with a minimal jump-up take straight out of the left field.

Listen below…

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Dushi: https://www.facebook.com/dushidushidushi/
Smuskind: https://www.facebook.com/smuskind.music/
Ly Da Buddah: https://www.facebook.com/LyDaBuddah/
T:Base: https://www.facebook.com/TBaseMusic/

Sikey & Speedwagon- Misty Eyed Dub EP [Space Pirate Recordings]

In the very earliest days of Space Pirateering, rocketbuilding and asteroid mining in the BE-32 nebula, only a
select few were already firing breakbeat arrays and bass cannons at the humanoids on this mud rock. That
they were carving the first signs of a path many would walk behind them, they did not know.

Both Sikey & Speedwagon have been at the forefront of Belgium’s (the local designation for the BE-32 nebula)
drum & bass scene since the last turn of the centuries. After having served the deities of 170BPM as solo
buccaneers and in different formations, they teamed up to form a production unit that would honour the
vibrations brought forth by the earliest of Pirates. Not having traded their organic limbs for the powers of the
plasma snare or the quadruple frequency modulated, planet-core-melting reecelines, the duo’s output vibes
like only a real mud rock can.

Misty Eyed Dub is their ode to the sacred tree they originally needed to destroy during the “Planet 47 Heist”
mission. However, upon learning that this tree was the original source of life and vibrations on Planet 47, these
space pirates decided to put the sustained existence of the sacred misty eyed tree above their own interests
and left it to flourish so the planet would continue to be a sacred home for all lifeforms on the rock.

Get Vile is the musical counterpart to Misty Eyed Dub. Although consistent in dubby vibes and rolling rock
formations, Get Vile paints a slightly darker picture of the very same mission. Initially composed as a song of
war, after first contact with the strange life on Planet 47, its message became redundant, although the music
itself did not and now serves on many Space Pirate ships as a reminder to above all learn and not assume,
despite whatever their initial mission targets were so to adhere to the Space Pirate credo: “Good Pirates Break
Bad Rules”.

Hybris- Not Bug EP [Pseudoscience Recordings]

“I no make mistake, I make innovate.”

If there’s any way to characterize Hybris’ singularly weird and unique out there, it might be that sentence from the EP press itself. With the NOT BUG EP Hybris indeed doubles down on this principle, delivering four tracks that stand on the cutting edge of drum & bass (and beyond) with expert precision.

NOT BUG opens the EP with a strange landscape of tense pads and murky bass drums that thrum with a sinister energy even through their obscurity. FALSE POSITIVE takes a more orthodox approach by comparison, sticking to a straightforward drumbeat but morphing just about every other sound surrounding it to an extreme degree. BEACH MEAT provides a deep and motive bassline groove to the EP, interspersed with hollow sonar pulses from the depths beyond the shore. Finally, there is MUG. Here, all of the EPs elements combine in a dazzling sonic flurry. Impossibly warped basses, odd tonal textures, powerful punchy drums and a full out commitment to weirdness might make this track overwhelming for some, but for that we will leave it to Hybris to explain. In his words

“Sound make u discomfort? Is not bug, is feature!”

Purchase NOT BUG on Beatport here: https://www.beatport.com/release/not-bug-ep/2447113