Danny Byrd – 4th Dimension / Bad Boy (Back Again)

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I must confess, I’ve never been much of a fan of Danny Byrd‘s output. Most of it falls into the category of “this might be big, but it’s certainly not clever”, and while jump-up heads will doubtless dismiss me as a D&B snob, I just need something a bit more interesting from my beats. Thankfully […]

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Neosignal – Planet Online

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Phace & Misanthrop have been busy unveiling their new Neosignal project over the last month or so (not to be confused with their label of the same name) and the first single from the forthcoming LP has just dropped on Noisia’s Division imprint. While the press hyperbole which speaks of “a new style of electronic music” […]

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ComputerScheisse – These Beautiful Minds EP

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Glasgow blog/netlabel/DJ collective Phuturelabs are gearing up to drop their ninth release, which comes from Edinburgh-based ComputerScheisse. Previously acting as one third of FOUND, Tommy Pearson’s first solo works will arrive in late July. The EP is a great little musical journey, wandering through a veritable smorgasbord of influences without feeling the need to be pigeon-holed to a single […]

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Floex – Pocustone

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The discovery of Floex‘s 2001 record Pocustone on the back of it’s impending reissue has been an absolute delight. Blending jazz, downtempo electronica and generally soulful vibes to great effect, this is one of the most beautiful and sonically articulate electronic records I’ve heard in a while. Favourable comparisons can easily be made with the […]

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Kuantum – Wasteland EP

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Speaking as someone who remembers the rise of Dubstep as an underground phenomenon in the UK almost a decade ago, I often find little of merit in what the genre has become today. The original dark, dubby, stripped-back sounds have largely been replaced by the ‘Brostep’ of Skrillex et al, and atmosphere-laden tracks have disappeared in favour […]

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Frankee – Turning Point EP

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RAM Records sister label ProgRAM delivers another tidy EP from Frankee, who returns for his second release on the label. True to form for both the producer and the label, the EP delivers four tough bass-led steppers, with particular highlights in the chunky bass and old-skool rave stabs of Paranormal and the tom-tom percussion and wobble lines of Flintstone. […]

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Martsman – Shrank / NYCD

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Texas techno label Pushing Red continue their run of absolutely top class releases with a tidy 12″ from Berlin based Martsman, a name that leftfield Drum & Bass connoisseurs may recognise from his releases for the likes of Warm Communications and Med School. A side Shrank keeps things interesting with a chunky bassline and absolutely […]

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Protect Audio – Diffraction of Sound EP

Protect Audio return with their 6th release and the vibes are deep, dark and rolling! The Diffraction of Sound EP brings together releases from four great up and coming producers from around the globe, unified by a love for grimey drum & bass. Berlin duo Survey deliver a nice techy roller which brings to mind the likes of […]

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Nu:Logic – What I’ve Always Waited For

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Hot on the heels of the Morning Light single release comes the full Nu:Logic LP What I’ve Always Waited For, and it was certainly worth the wait. It’s definitely not the case that every track bowled me over (Brown Shoes in particular struck me as fairly generic liquid territory) but when they get it right, they really get […]

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Wilkinson – Take You Higher / Crunch

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RAM strike again with a new 12″ from Wilkinson that’s aimed squarely at the dancefloor. Take You Higher hits all the write boxes for mid-set cheesy euphoria but for me it’s all about Crunch; a little bit more brooding, but not so much as to alienate the casual raver, and with a joyously scuzzy bassline that’s just […]

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