Alright kiddies, we've got a good batch of tracks this week. It's a shame that every week can't be like last week, but hey it happens. HARD Summer is this weekend in LA and it's a little unfortunate that drum & bass isn't being more represented. At least Sub Focus and Chase & Status will be there on Sunday, as well as Rudimental. Alix Perez is there today.
1. Evol Intent & Eye-D, Jim Skynner
First up we've got another new tune from Evol Intent, featuring Eye-D. Huge neuro vibes and a raucous drum line are the perfect combination for this tune to destroy a dance floor. FREE DOWNLOAD.
2. Wizard, Mind Control ft. Rebel MC, Tenor Fly & Daddy Freddy (Toronto Is Broken Remix)
Some good neuro from this one too, with a bouncy bassline and some dark jungle synths. The switch up in the last leg is also worth a good couple of listens.
3. LeKtriQue & Seek N Destroy, Atomic (Teddy Killerz Remix)
Probably my favorite on the list this week. After hearing this, I went back and looked at Teddy Killerz' entire discography... there's really nothing they can do wrong. The breakbeat, the Wilhelm scream samples, the gritty bassline... This track is like sex to my ears.
4. Dramatic, Getting Stronger
Dramatic presents a really awesome variation on DnB, throwing in a little bit of a blues vibe. I personally love the jazz horns and the piano. FREE DOWNLOAD.
5. City 17, Demake (Hades Of Spades Remix)
This one is a little old, so forgive me for breaking my own rules. I just couldn't forgive myself for missing this one. Great sound design and some awesome bass synths give this track a healthy heaping of groove to make you dance.
6. Callide & Intraspekt, Outbreak
The Outbreak EP came out earlier this week and the title track is no joke - this some heavy drumstep. What's great about drumstep is that often you're basically listening to dubstep at an almost DnB tempo, so for fans of both it's great.
7. Technimatic, Tectonic
Strong classic vibes on 'Tectonic,' likely stemming from Technimatic's UK roots. The soft piano chords and the phenomenal bassline scream "UK" - no one does it better.
8. Fatboy Slim, Right Here, Right Now (Wavelen Bootleg)
This track and the next two are just purely fun and throwbacks. This is one of my favorite Fatboy tracks and easily one of his most recognizable. Wavelen has done a great job upping the tempo and keeping a lot of the original sounds intact. FREE DOWNLOAD.
9. Massive Attack, Teardrop (Contra D&B Bootleg)
Another throwback bootleg, Contra re-works the illustrious Teardrop. It's been done many times before, but something about this one just gives me chills. It's fantastic work for just a bootleg; as far as I can tell, the vocals are the same speed as the original, but the re-worked drums make it sound like a whole new track. FREE DOWNLOAD.
10. BeNNs, Judgement Time
I was debating whether or not to put this on the list for this week. In the end, the deciding factor was this - the samples were from the most recent Dredd movie (2012), which I fucking love. Other than that, the track is good enough in its own merit to make the list.