Urban Wildlife steps back into the ring for the third instalment of its all-powerful drum & bass series, serving up another 24 trans which run the gamut of the genre from blissful liquid to rough-and-tumble bass business.
The label’s expansive view of drum & bass seeks to connect artists with a shared love of life at 175bpm, offering a platform to newcomers who are just tapping in to the d&b matrix. It’s a true labour of love that spans the globe – and that diversity shows up on each track.
Listen below or head here to buy.
Leipzig label Defrostatica backs some more hometown talent with the debut EP from Schmeichel, the Alteration EP, which builds from a footwork foundation into five tracks of stellar atmospherics and genuine bassweight.
The producer has a background as a rock drummer but here is pulling influences from all sorts of bass music, unleashing a flurry of hi-hat shuffles and air pads and turning them into a unique bass-heavy storybook of an EP which fits perfectly into the current scene of new-generation Leipzig producers.
Click here to buy or listen below.
Real Vibes keeps the pedal to the metal with its third free-download release, the irresistibly powerful ‘Rollin’.
The label, founded by veterans of the scene Ly Da Buddah and Mystic Dan, only launched at the tail end of last year but is already on its third neck-snapping free download as it pursues an ambitious release schedule which aims to drop a new free tune each month until December this year.
‘Rollin’ is the latest effort, and just as before is a fat slab of junglist jump-up bossed by landslide basslines and with more ragga-stye vocals tearing through over the top.
Listen below, and pick up the free download from the Real Vibes Soundcloud page.
The first release from new label Real Vibes has landed and it’s a high-energy free download with flavours of jungle and jump-up.
The label was founded by Ly Da Buddah and Mystic Dan, who have been in the scene for over 20 years, and the pair team up for free download ‘High Peak’, which brings the island vibes with junglist vocals on top of a straight-up thumper of a drum & bass track.
The label plans to make a new tune available for free every month, from December 2017 to December 2018 so ‘High Peak’ is just the beginning – stay tuned.
Listen below, and grab the free download through the Real Vibes Soundcloud page.
Manchester producer Earl Grey gives the amen break a good going-over on his debut vinyl album for revered drum & bass label Inperspective Recordings.
Headwinds is a beautiful 14-track journey, each break-heavy cut produced to perfection and conjuring any one of a number of real emotions.
Talking about the record, the producer said: “Headwinds is open to interpretation, and has the potential to be dual-meaning, depending on the perspective of the listener.
“On one hand it could be the common currents of energy that one has to often work against, in day to day life and otherwise. On the other hand, ‘headwinds’ is a term to define the thoughts and streams of consciousness that plague those that by nature overthink.
“When I create, the music comes first, before acquiring meaning, but to me this album sounds like a single day in its progression, from day through to night, and although life has changed since the music was written, the feelings and themes still resonate”
Listen here, head to https://inperspectiverecords.bandcamp.com/ to buy.