Dirty-D is a disciple of the breakbeat and doesn’t care who knows, and they get suitably shredded on his latest release on his own NexGen Music label, Feelin’ Moody.
Dirty-D is just one of label boss D.A’s production monikers and the man is known for his love of all things underground but particularly music from the breakbeat rave era.
The four-track EP combines some fairly soft rave flavoured synths with chaotic drums on the title track before getting progressively grittier as the record wears on, going out on the filthy tear-out double-hit of ‘Radial Exposure’ and ‘Choppin’ It’. That’s not to say this is one-dimensional jump-up – there’s a depth and a certain classiness to parts of these tracks which is channeled into an entire tune in the shape of the classic-sounding ’Do You Love Me?’ which conjures a vintage Ed Rush and Optical vibe.
It’s no surprise that the record has a genuine old-school taste to it – it’s put together using unfinished bits from as far back as the late 90’s, buffed up to today’s standards.
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.
Nexgen Competition – NexGen June 2016 New Artist Competition
NexGen Music is offering the chance to win $250 in cash, a release on NexGen + PR & Social Media Campaign for four new artists! To enter please, simply follow us on Soundcloud taking note of the terms, and send us 3 or 4 original tracks in one of the following genres: Drum & Bass, Bass/Dubstep, UK Garage, and Downtempo/Chill. And… the submission that we are feeling the most out of the four winners will get an extra $250!
Good luck everyone! We’re looking forward to hearing what magic you come up with…
NexGen Music are asking for music submissions from new producers in the genres of DNB, Bass, UKG & Downtempo/Chill and will pick 4 winners, one from each genre, who will win $250 & a release on the label with full PR & social media support. As an added extra, the entry that the label is feeling the most will win an additional $250.
The competition is open to new producers anywhere in the world
Opening up proceedings for 2016 on NexGen Music Group’s flagship drum and bass imprint is one of their stables most prolific artists, Rob Sparx. Considered a veteran producer, Rob cut his teeth on making Drum and Bass in the early noughties before building a substantial dubstep discography on his Migration Recordings imprint. Returning to his 170BPM roots Sparx demonstrates no loss of passion for the genre as presented on his latest ‘Dreamin’ EP .
Sparx showcases his appreciation for the Jungle influence roots “Jah”, while “Dreaming” and “Navigator” pack in the rolling percussion and drum break edits of days yonder. EP opener, “Archon” demonstrates a heavier approach with as a dance floor stepper with sweeping throbs of bassline laying down the groove.