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Posts published in July 2013

CRITICAL PODCAST VOL.29: HOSTED BY FOREIGN CONCEPT

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In keeping with the hot weather, here comes one hot podcast!

Foreign Concept introduces this months Critical podcast. Doing what he does best, entertaining us with pure rhythms from start to finish.

Showcasing some of his favourite tunes from outside the 170 bpm world for the first section of the podcast, then leading onto a selection of the latest tracks on the D&B circuit including sneak previews from the “Tag Team EP”. Keep you ears peeled for plenty of Critical dubs. You heard here first..

 

Track List:

Apollo Brown – Know the time
OC & Apollo Brown – Anotha One
Pro Era – School High

Maldini – Ghost Town EP

maldini_ghost_town_epEver since the days of Future Forces way back in 95, Maldini has left an impression on everyone who has listened to his music. Now, the legendary C4C Recordings provides a natural home for Maldini’s new release, the Ghost Town EP.
The four track EP sees Maldini in the type of form which has enthralled fans for nigh-on twenty years. He continues to explore new musical avenues, whilst never forgetting his roots as one of drum & bass’s trailblazers.

The title track begins with a slowly-evolving lilt, into which is injected some interesting percussion and effects, before a rolling drop takes things into a new direction, with future funk and killer beats the order of the day. Ripe with classic-sounding leads and synths, the cut will please both Bad Company purists and connoisseurs of the tech-funk sound. Retro and contemporary in equal measure, Ghost Town is surely some of Maldini’s best work to date.


S.P.Y “so sick… I will be supporting it for sure, Sphere is big”
Rockwell “wicked vibes, love it”

Villem – FABRICLIVE x Ingredients Mix

villemMade in promotion of the Ingredients Room Three takeover on Friday 26th July 2013.

Full lineup/info: www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/755

Tracklist:

Break – Music is Better
Spectrasoul – Sometimes We Lie (DLR Remix)
Kove – Gone
Hazard – Time Trippin <<<< Foreign Concept – Jaipur (Villem Remix)
Loxy & Resound – Ancients (Skeptical Remix)

DJ Flight Next Chapter Invaderz Guest Mix

Tracklist: Invaderz – True Grit Ulterior Motive – Lost Contact Ed.It – Ideology Break – Steam Train Invaderz – Untitled Invaderz – Dream Is Over…

The Green Man – Sound Power (Basswerk CD 08)

the_green_man_sound_powerBasswerk & Junglegrowers present:
The Green Man (TGM) –
Sound Power (Basswerk CD 08/ SRD/ Groove Attack/ Rough Trade)

get it here: http://basswerk.bandcamp.com/album/the-green-man-sound-power-download-only

The Green Man’s Sound Power is “Bass Music” with a lot of soul. Its 30 tracks are a sound journey from melancholy to euphoria, covering both speedy and half-time beats, coolness and emotion. It features mainly Drum & Bass, but also Dubstep, Ambient, Jazz, Soul, Techno, Trap and Trip Hop. It switches between lush arrangements and minimal simplicity, between wide spaces in sound and the intimacy of a drummer’s booth – with a big final at the end, featuring three of green man’s former biggest hits at the end of cd 2. “Sound Power” is a sound adventure – which is supposed to be experienced from the beginning to the end.

“Sound Power” is “Bass music” with a touch of Air or Massive Attack. Singers like Peter Boucner (I’m a Junglist, UK Top 10 with Shut Up & dance’s I’m Ravin I’m Ravin), Demolition Man, MC Navigator, Mystic Dan and Ras Abraham are performing on Green Man’s sound resulting in tracks with soul like “Face the Father”, “Word Sound Power” (both on Basswerk 38 limited edition vinyl), “Junglist Soldier”,”Keep Trying” or “Playing in the Dark”. Shut Up & Dance’s “The Green Man” once was the spark initiating “The Green Man”‘s artist career delivered the artist name, so having Peter Bouncer to sing the opening track matches not only soundwise. It’s the positive energy of his singinig – in Jamaica they call it “Word, Sound, Power” – which became a hook for the whole album, which is about “Sound” that lets you smile, gives power or also makes you wonder. Besides the groovy material tracks like “Chainsmoker, Apokalypse or “We destroy the world” show Green Man’s “dark” side.

Hostage – Wires / Oil-Tank

therapy_session_recordings_001ANGER MANAGEMENT PRESENTS:

THERAPY SESSIONS RECORDINGS 001

Featuring:

HOSTAGE
A: Wires
AA: Oil-Tank

They are beyond excited to present to you Therapy Sessions Recordings! This label will represent some of the best tracks dark Drum and Bass has to offer, hand picked with limited, discerning releases from names you’ve heard, as well as a platform for new names you will be hearing a lot from in the future! With the artistic, unique style you expect from Therapy Sessions, this is just an aural extension of our Worldwide Family!

Survival – Unreleased Music Mix: 2006 – 2013

survival_unreleased_mixSurvival has recorded this incredible hour long mix made up entirely of his own unreleased production! Dispatch Recordings will be releasing 1 or 2 of the tracks that get the most comments & love within the mix itself in the near future so take your pick – it’s up to you!

Survival:

With a musical career spanning almost 20 years, originally as a studio engineer from 1993 and then under a number of aliases, the masterful drum & bass craftsman SURVIVAL has expertly shaped his personal sound. Building up a formidable back catalogue, with regular releases on Dispatch, Symmetry, Critical, Exit Recordings (including the release of his debut solo-album), Shogun, DNAudio, Quarantine & Dispatch Recordings, Survival has also generated a spate of brilliant solo and collaborative releases with the likes of Silent Witness, Alix Perez & Octane & DLR for his own label, Audio Tactics.

Alongside further work with dBridge, Fierce, Sabre, Break and Ant TC1 both his solo work and collaborations have become increasingly sought after, whilst productions with Silent Witness have continued to mature, forming a remarkably diverse joint sound; it’s a partnership of the highest calibre.

Dabs – Skull & Bones / Hourglass

horizons067A_DabsHorizons 67 is a treat for all lovers of quality, in depth drum & bass music, and comes courtesy of Italian bass junkie Dabs. His funky, driven d&b has found acclaim across the world, from his native land, throughout Europe, and over to the US and Australia. Releases on Dispatch, Citrus and Horizons have secured him regular bookings right across the drum & bass universe. Since first releasing in 2007, Dabs has established his name at the forefront of the new skool, teaming up on many occasions with the likes of Cern, Ant TC1 and Cause4Concern. It’s safe to say that Dabs is surefire hot right now, and this comes across in spades on his new 12” for Horizons.


Skull & Bones kicks us off,

Chimpo – Frontline EP – Soul:R

[youtube]http://youtu.be/HM9wkYrpMAs[/youtube] More great new music from Soul:r’s home city of Manchester. Chimpo is a local legend. He’s been on the underground scene for years, dj’ing…