Drum & Bass Chart: Top 10 Tracks - May 24

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Music comes in waves, and so this week is a bit of a trough. Don't take it the wrong way though, every track on the list, every week, is hand-selected as the freshest and best of the best drum & bass. Half of the tracks on this week's list are remixes, bootlegs or edits, and every track bumps. Well... let's get into it then, shall we?

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1. Mustard Pimp, Renegade (SPL Remix)
First up is a remix by a favorite of mine, SPL. He consistently churns out good tunes, and I love that he's focusing so much more on DnB lately. It still has that slight jungle/neuro sound, but reimagined and reworked to match with the modern vibes. Love it. FREE DOWNLOAD.

2. Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix & Like Mike - Tremor (Invader! DnB Edit)
Another favorite of mine, Invader!, makes his return with this DnB edit of a big room track. Just goes to show that even a BIG ROOM track can actually be good with a little bit of tweaking. And those kicks in the second drop are hilariously Invader's style, too. FREE DOWNLOAD.

3. Fred V & Grafix, Forest Fires feat. Etherwood
Not a new track, but the music video for Forest Fires just came out. The track itself has some great vocal and trance vibes; the video tells of two souls who are on seemingly different paths in their lives, yet are united by blah blah... watch it, it's pretty.

4. Major Lazer, Get Free (Strangers Bootleg)
The third bootleg/remix on the list - most, if not all, of you should recognize the lyrics to Get Free from Andy C's huge remix of the track. Strangers went the more mellow route, however, and it works just as well with the vocals. The guitar solo toward the end is pretty dope, too. FREE DOWNLOAD.

5. Skrillex, Fire Away (Virtual Riot Remix)
Next up is Virtual Riot's remix that gives an extra layer of depth and filth to Skrill's most mellow album track. As VR himself said, he took the original and gave it a bit more "BRRRZRZWRZWZRWAAA." FREE DOWNLOAD.

6. Noisia, Split The Atom (Ed Rush & Optical Remix)
The final remix on this list is probably the most star-studded, with Ed Rush & Optical remixing the notorious Split The Atom. The breakdown as it teases the original synths is definitely my favorite part of this one.

7. Six Blade & A.M.C, Strangers
Huge liquid sounds and powerful male vocals carry this track into the stratosphere. The deep bassline and alien synths are responsible for this track's originality.

8. Vena Cava, Handsonic feat. Jordan Virelli
This is likely the most unique track this week. The quick and relentless piano in the intro and nearly hardcore drop make this track an instant stand-out. Making use of soaring lead synths and drumstep, drum and bass and hardcore stylings ensure that this track appeals to the widest audience. FREE DOWNLOAD.

9. Driven Retro, Abyss feat. Miyoki
A really interesting take on the future garage movement. Delicate vocals almost drag the energy of the track down, but the power of the bass keeps it afloat. Very fresh and unique take on this sort of DnB, I'm digging it a lot.

10. Nimanslin, Triple Kill
A dark and seedy intro takes an interesting turn at the drop where it literally drops down and growls, and subsequently explodes into the main meat of the track. The noisy, heavily filtered main bassline is phenomenal. FREE DOWNLOAD.

If you have a track you would like to be considered for next week's chart, email me at drumandbass@magneticmag.com.