The Best Drum & Bass Releases Of 2016 So Far

Posted by Adam on 3rd July 2016

We’ve just passed the exact half way point of 2016 (seriously, how did that even happen!?) so here’s a look back at the biggest and best that Drum & Bass had had to offer in the last 6 months.

If you’re feeling nostalgic have a look at our 2015 mid year round up too.

Optiv & BTK – Dark City (Blackout Music) – Buy
Released on my birthday this track from Optiv & BTK is absolutely savage and has been a favourite of mine since its release.

Lenzman – Golden Age EP (Metalheadz) – Buy
Lenzman broke the quiet spell he’d had after eleasing his album Looking At The Stars with the utterly sublime Golden Age EP which is, as I put it, “a masterclass in super smooth liquid DnB”.

Sully – Lifted (Rua Sound) – Buy
2016 kicked off with a lot of new labels appearing and one of the best has to be Rua Sound. This track from Sully absolutely kills it.

Mikal – Wilderness LP (Metalheadz) – Buy
Mikal’s debut album came out in February of this year. It was well worth the wait and kicked off an amazing 6 months for Metalheadz.

GLXY – Exposed EP (Soulvent Records) – Buy
There’s no way this list would be complete without a mention of our friends over at Soulvent Records and the amazing duo GLXY. This EP is an absolute treat from start to finish.

Intelligent Manners & Command Strange – Joy (Innerground Music) – Buy
Joy is the debut album from the duo, who have regularly worked together for years, and it is everything that a Drum & Bass album should be.

Paul T & Edward Oberon – Into The Night (V Recordings) – Buy
After 2 years of waiting the 2nd Planet V compilation was finally released and this one from the labels latest signing, Paul T & Edward Oberon, stole the show for me.

Keeno – Futurist (Med School Music) – Buy
Keeno’s 2nd album was nothing short of a masterpiece; another jewel in Med School’s crown.

Alix Perez & Ivy Lab – Arkestra EP (Critical Music) – Buy
No words needed…

Logistics – Electric Sun (Hospital Records) – Buy
Hospital Records veteran Logistics made what a lot of people referred to as a return to form with his sixth studio album and we all loved it.

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  1. D&B Lovaaa July 4, 2016 - 5:03 pm Reply

    the “best”? sorry but i dont like any of them!

    THIS ARE the BEST ones:

    Anile – Don’t Let Me In
    Hugh Hardie – City Soul
    Hugh Hardie – Everything Was Nothing
    Larigold – Don’t Stop
    Makoto & Danny Wheeler – Sunshine
    Phil Tangent – Illuminate
    Pythius – BBT (Current Value Remix)
    TC Jakes – Rep (SPY Remix)
    The Upbeats – Dr. Kink

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