Santa has delivered me Noisia (not in the format of 3 men crammed into a stocking unfortunately) as the headliner at Hospitality in the Dock in April! One rave outing which is securely locked, stencilled, vivid-ed in the calendar for 2017. YES, 2017 bomb. It's almost here!
If you're down for sweating off layers of rum-soaked fruit and pastry this Jan 1st, then get your pleasantly fed ass along to the RAM New Year's at the Brixton Academy. There's that Sub Focus fellah, Nero, June Miller (all killer, no filler) ... and Friction's there, so y'know, you could corner him under the mistletoe. Or don't, coz that's arrestable behaviour that I do not condone.
At the end of the week there's also a round up of the BEST drum and bass of 2016 - in my egocentric opinion anyhow - so don't miss the chance to pull me over hot coals there!
Until then... LAST TIME
“IC YR PAIN” - Memtrix [Sotto Voce]
Young 'un Memtrix proves age ain't nothing but a number.
"In Bleach" - Dimension [RAM Records]
This B-side to whomper 'UK' delivers with an incredible initial hook..
"Glow" - Dan Dakota [UKF]
Camo & Krooked/Frafix-y exclusive off the UKF Drum & Bass 2016 compilation with just the right portions of light and dark. Think this is about 9 months old or more but finally getting the airing it deserves.
"Back Off" - Cyantific [Viper Recordings]
We couldn't if we wanted to Cyantific! And we don't. For the record.
“Onyx” - Whiney [Med School Music]
Whiney delivered his debut EP this month and if you haven't had a listen already, 'Onyx' is quite the enticing gateway track.
"Embargo" - DC Breaks & Prolix [RAM Records]
One of two beasty tracks hailing from the DC Breaks team up with the head of Trend Kill Recordings, Prolix.
"Snakes & Ladders" - London Electricity X Danny Byrd [Hospital Records]
Hot off of NHS300, the limited edition hardback book which comes hand in hand with a six-track EP of all-new collabs from the mad men of Hospital.
"Unbelievable" - Teddy Killerz [RAM Records]
Debut album has been announced! The aptly named, 'Nightmare Street' should be touching down in 2017. 15 tracks and 'rich in instrumentation' is the promise.
"Burst Of Power" - Audeka [MethLab Recordings]
Winners of the best new label at the DnBArena awards, MethLab, are celebrating 15k Soundcloud followers and 10k Facebook fans with a slick, stripped-back free download.
"Spot Light" - Dub Phizix [Metalheadz]
A world away from 'Buffalo' but wicked nonetheless, especially when the bass line arrives.
The whole shebangnizzle...