The insanely prolific Quentin Hiatus is back with another helping of intergalactic beats which stretch the drum & bass tag to breaking point.
The Free Love Digi boss likes to get up close and personal with genre boundaries, and on the third instalment of his I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus series it’s strictly half-time, with rumbling bass sitting underneath lush textures which make for a typically atmospheric set of tracks.
New Release – BEAT ASSASSINS – Wake Ya Whole Block
A. ARTIST: BEAT ASSASSINS
Wake Ya Whole Block
24/07/2017 Beatport Exclusive
04/08/2017 Full general Release
LABEL: MOFO RECORDINGS
CATALOGUE NO: MOFO 042
The UK is bathing in sunshine. The festival season is on and everyone is thinking about their summer holidays!
So for that reason Beat Assassins are keeping it simple for their next release. No guest vocals or big name remixes, just A straight up banger for the big rigs, open air parties & clubs.
Wake Ya Whole Block drops pitch shifted vocals riding blippy leads that build to a full phat bassline roller ready to raise rooftops or beach bars !!!
From humble beginnings as a drum & bass night in a Stockholm basement in 1997, Secret Operations has grown into one of the scene’s most respected labels, bringing the formidable best of what Sweden has to offer.
The brainchild of DJ and producer Seba, Secret Operations was transformed into a record label in 2002, and it is that landmark change which is celebrated on the new compilation record.
Most of the Secret Operations back catalogue has Seba’s name to it, and his inimitable sound dominates the 18-track 15 Years of Secret Operations, but true to form other talented producers make appearances. They include Andy Skopes, Paradox, Resound and more.
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”