The Albums That Influenced Us

Depending on how old you are, where you grew up, who you kicked about with, and a million other factors, your love affair with Drum & Bass will be unique. Your favourite track, which reminds you of the first rave you went to, could be at the top of someone else’s shit list. Basically music,…

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The Best Drum & Bass Albums Of 2016

The end of 2016 is looming ever closer and, despite this being a totally bonkers year, it’s looking very unlikely that an asteroid is going to smash into the earth and put us all out our collective misery so let’s get on with the business of picking our favourite long players from the last 12…

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Noisia’s Outer Edges Has Set A New Benchmark For Bass Music

Hitting play on the first track of a brand new Noisia release is always a slightly stressful experience, because aside from knowing it’s going to knock you out and piss on your unconscious body, the specifics are all a bit up in the air. The legendary Groningen trio have found their way into every nook…

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Bad Taste Celebrates 50 Releases With 20 Hard Hitters

I feel like lots of labels have been hitting milestones recently. Ram 200 was last year and Shogun 100 was this year, along with 20 years of Playaz and others including Fokuz Recordings’ excellent 80 releases compilation. This time it’s the turn of Bad Taste Recordings, who to mark their 50th release have come up with…

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Hospital Mixtape: S.P.Y

Just in time for festival season Hospital Records have today released the latest instalment in their Hospital Mixtape series which has been mixed by the almighty S.P.Y. S.P.Y’s contribution follows on from Etherwood & Fred V & Grafix’s, which came out in 2014 and 2015 respectively, and is, without doubt, my favourite of the series…

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Drum&BassArena Awards 2015: The Results

Last night saw the return of the Drum&BassArena Awards for the 7th time as the scenes biggest names donned their best snapbacks and Stussy t-shirts to celebrate another big year for DnB. Proceedings were kicked off by 3 x UK DMC champ jfb with a furious scratch routine over some seriously speedy mixing; blending together…

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Phace & Friends EP (Critical Music)

There’s no doubt that Critical Music has been one of the strongest labels in Drum & Bass this year with some incredible releases, such as the Twenty Questions EP, Sam Binga’s album Wasted Days and Hyroglifics’ No Drama EP to name just a few, and they aren’t quite done yet as they deliver another very…

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Noisia & The Upbeats – Dead Limit EP (Vision Recordings)

Noisia & The Upbeats have joined forces for what I have no doubt will go down as one of the all time great releases from either artist as well as for Vision Recordings. Both Noisia and The Upbeats are no strangers to making bigger than big tunes but the culmination of their efforts on this…

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Noisia – Incessant EP Feat. Mefjus & Hybris (Vision Reordings)

There are very few producers that command the respect of their peers as well as their fans like Noisia does and there is a very good reason for that. They aren’t mere mortals like us. They are bass wizards, sultans of snares, admirals of adrenaline, captains of punch and so on… Their new Incessant EP…

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