Unrelated ramblings of a drum and bass brain...
- I've just experienced listening to music through proper big can headphones. Life will never be the same - don't think I can go back!
- Chase and Status are appearing at one of Parklife's Afterlife sessions in Manchester next month! My two favourite things collide. I've never understood the phenomena of a festival goer who has the ability to make it to an after party but in this case I am going to try and make an exception. Check out the rest of the offerings!
- London Elek is bringing a bloody 12 piece jazz band to Hospitality in the Park later in the year. "The London Elektricity Big Band will be a world first – a 12 piece brass band, rhythm section and 3 vocalists playing drum & bass for an hour." Say whaaat? Sign us up!
- Anyone heard the drum and bass remix of Luniz's 'I Got Five On It'? I recommend!
The jams from last time...
'Call The Shots' - Disprove [Invisible]
So hearty. Soundcloud comment of the week: 'My d*ck went through the ceiling. Send help!' - mate, if I had one of those I'm sure mine would have too. Really worth a listen.
'Hold (Fred V & Grafix Remix)' - Dabin ft. Daniela Andrade [Kannibalen Records]
Go Fred V & Grafix! A 2 hour Essential mix out this Saturday on BBC Radio 1 and the new album - OXYGEN- coming soon... which you can pre-order from today!!
'Suffer in Silence' - Lockjaw [Plasma Audio Melbourne]
Australia does great drum and bass. There. I said it! You can't fault offerings like the below and Royalston... I'm a traitor to my country but it's true. Atmospheric and truly unique.
'Centuria (Amoss Remix)' - Mayhem & Logam
This Herefordshire duo have been on the scene since 2010 and accomplished quite a bit over the past six years... firmly keeping an eyeball on.
'Hidden Fire' - S.P.Y [Hospital Records]
S.P.Y catapulting at your eardrums via the 'The Future Sound Of Brazil' compilation! Hospital's ‘Future Sound of’ series is worth an investigate - they've got the US on board, now Brazil...I'm thinking the Antipodean shores are next but I'm just rumour mongering...
'Children of Hell' - Muzzy [Monstercat]
The more I listen to Muzzy, the more I like. There's a real crossroads of uplift and the darker side of the beast - which gains maximum points from this camp. No mean feat!
'Pray (Bop remix)' - The Erised [Hospital Records]
Big fan of the original but due to it's un-drum and bassness have never been able to shout about it - thanks for coming to the rescue Bop. Needs filled!
'I Was' - Emperor [Critical Music]
Emperor has gifted us a debut album! 'Dispositions' is getting some tremendous feedback. Bit of trivia for you here, 'I was' was previously called 'I Am' but Phace nicked it in advance.
'In This Light' - ShockOne ft. Savoi [Warner Music]
Absolutely joyous. If I died listening to this tune, I would be on my way to the great rave in the sky, a happy woman.
'Pop It Off (VIP Mix)' - The Prototypes ft. Mad Hed City [Viper Recordings]
Unsurprising that this ditty has soared to the top of the Beatport Charts - the boys putting another coat of gloss on their own perfection. Class!
Do the whole thing in one big go!