Serenity Gathering Sets Gold Standard for 2015

If this weekend was any indication, this spring should shape up into one of the finest festival seasons yet. Serenity Gathering blew all expectations away with a diverse musical lineup and beautiful layout that fostered genuine exploration. From true old-school vibes delivered by members of Moontribe to cutting-edge experimental fusion provided by a host of […]

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Event Review: Hospitality LA with Nu:tone and Metrik

With about an hour left at Hospital records’ takeover of Los Globos, I looked around and noticed an exceedingly rare phenomenon: everyone, and I mean everyone, at an LA show was dancing. And for good reason. Headliners Nu:tone and Metrik treated the crowd to sets full of complex basslines, ridiculous drops, and the frenetic percussion […]

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Spor-Caligo LP (Free)

Release of the year, anyone? Spor is back, and the time off has done him good. Caligo is a masterwork, with neurotic drum and bass, beautiful instrumentals, vocal work ranging from Prodigy-esque rage to well-worded spoken sections, and everything in between. The production quality is absolutely stunning, and the first track, ‘Your Murmuring Chasms,’ may […]

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The Prodigy-Nasty (Spor Remix)

Damn. As if the return of the Prodigy wasn’t enough (The Day is My Enemy is forthcoming), Spor has surfaced from the depths of Feed Me to unleash yet another drum and bass banger. While this is a bit less frenetic than some Spor fans will remember, it’s undeniably aggressive, and altogether appropriate for a […]

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The Other ‘Sydney Sound’

  When electronic music fans hear the names Berlin, London, Detroit or Ibiza, the unique sound comes to mind which has made each of those cities famous, and which attracts the best up-and-coming DJs and producers from around the world, light moths to a neon lightbulb. The same doesn’t quite apply to Sydney, Australia – […]

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Sneo-Contact EP

It’s not often that I’m pleasantly surprised by a bass music artist these days, but Sneo‘s work on ‘Contact’ did just that. Complex, menacing, and energetic, this EP traverses genre boundaries, seamlessly blending electro-house, neurofunk, and more. Orchestral and epic, it’s perfectly crafted and not over-bearing, as many entries in the field tend to be. […]

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Moontricks-Luv (Space is Fucked)

Moontricks, an as-yet-unheard-of duo that melds bass music with live harmonica and electric guitar, has delivered a gem on ‘Luv.’ I had the pleasure of stumbling upon their set at Shambhala last month, and was completely blown away. They played one of the best sets of the weekend. Expect big things from this group, and […]

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Netsky – Running Low

It’s setting up to be a great year for drum and bass. Roni Size Reprazent have a new album coming out within the month, and Belgian superstar Netsky, hot off of closing out the Mojave at Coachella, has just given us the first track from his forthcoming work. ‘Running Low’ is a true D&B banger, with […]

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