As time progresses, so does music and in the genre of Drum & Bass the same occurs but we all know that music revolves and rotates in a cycle. With this latest release from the critically acclaimed producer Dub Phizix, he ticks all of the boxes. Fresh DnB, classic DnB and futuristic.
The first in a new series ‘thetruejoe90’ presents a mix from various DJs who present shows on various online radio stations. ‘thetruejoe90 Presents The #MM #EDM Mixtape’ with Billy Onions of Rough Tempo Radio. On this mix, we have Breaks.
Electro-Punk from Italy dropping in is most excellent news. Taking a rebellious racket, wrapping it up with Electronic beats and grooves then mingling it up, rustling it together and fusing it with some Rock style riffs. This is a form of Electro House carries a health warning label, and also ‘Parental Advisory’ stickers. You’ve guessed it, the Cyberpunkers are back but this time they have brought their friends.
Jay Cunning’s Sub Slayers label has most certainly got to grips with the modern day basslines and are level pegging with Pyramid when it comes to quality Jungle-Breaks releases. The latest installment is this Reggae laced delight titled ‘Warrior Sound’, the new EP by King Yoof with a string of bouncy, deep and timeless remixes. Summer’s coming…
Viper Recordings are predominantly a drum and bass outfit but of course, music expands into different genres, as does bass. Newcomer onto their books is Californian dubstep producer Seven Lions and the roars that emit from this debut EP titled ‘Polarize’ are sensational. With elements of trance, electro and dubstep all craftily mingled the finished result can only be described as, “The Bomb!”.
Sometimes there is nothing better than a good old filthy Electro tune, and then other times there is nothing better than a French Electro tune. Here we have both. This filthy French Electro tune comes from The Killer Rabbits of Dga Fau Records and tweaked and further bleeped by LA producer Monolith who adds a further touch of oomph to the release.
If you want to be a good DJ, you have to push yourself forward to be open to plenty experimentation. When using equipment, you don’t want to be limited. You wish to be able to open up and try everything so using the right tools is important. Allen & Heath approached James D’ley and gave him a new mixer to try out and he has done his best to destroy it. This free mix is his conclusion.
Living the dream is a coin of phrase that many of us would like to able to use in our lifetime without any sense of sarcasm or cynicism. Theo Chamber Cox is such a man who can say it with honesty as he has changed the British weather and opted for a more tropical climate playing to crowds on the other side of the World with events that he creates. With a touch of envy, I ask him how he is doing…
Every now and then there are acts in the underground who manage to tear holes in it and rise up into the mainstream all because of the quality of a certain tune and because of the support behind it. This is now one of those moments. Pyramid are one of the Breakbeat wonders of the World and with their forthcoming release featuring the delectable vocals of Lena Cullen, “tearing it up” is very much an understatement.
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