9 “Small” Drum & Bass Labels That You Should Be Paying Attention To

We all know about the latest Ram Banger or the newest Hospital dancefloor anthem but it’s important to remember that there are a lot of other labels out there, putting in the hard work to bring you some incredible music. So here, in no particular order, are 9 “smaller” labels you should be listening to…

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Survey – Object Relations EP (Protect Audio)

Protect Audio proudly showcases an EP from rising name Survey. With previous releases on Noisia’s Invisible Recordings and Authentic Music, these Berliners stand in good pedigree. As expected, the tracks hit hard. Survey’s beats slice through their viscous basslines with an essence of laid-back maturity. This is no mindless attack of the senses. Four concerted…

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Cruel Culture & Keosz – Sorrow / Thought [Protect Audio]

Taking time out from the heavy influx of bass packed productions, Protect Audio returns with a promise of soul and serenity courtesy of PA newcomers, Cruel Culture & Keosz. Opening to tranquil keys and the sound of a distant downpour, ‘Sorrow’ creates an air of reflection as a carefully precise portamento reigns through the dynamic…

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Q BIG & Zenith – Exiled Mind / Matador [Protect Audio]

Protect Audio return with with their tenth release, a deep 2014 opener showcasing the sound of QBIG & Zenith B. ‘Exiled Mind’ and ‘Matador’ bring a release of percussive dexterity and bassline finesse; a winter essential for the early morning rave. Liquid maestro QBIG makes an appearance on this high-production valued record by mixing his…

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Cursa – Flange / Sister P [Protect Audio]

The single kicks off with Cursa’s fast paced and break heavy a-side, Flange. The track starts with a menacing horn like sample as bass booms and hints of percussion break through the atmospherics. As the synth build sharpens out of the gloom the break also comes into focus, ensuring that sense of excitement only found…

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Survey – Grid Sheet VIP [Free Download]

Ahead of Survey’s forthcoming release ‘Away / Delirium’ Protect Audio has teamed up with Bass Explorer to offer you a VIP of the monstrous ‘Grid Sheet’ that was released earlier on in the year. Click here to download from Bass Explorer.

Survey – Away / Delirium [Protect Audio]

Protect Audio’s latest release from the deep, dark depths of the techstep sound-scape comes in the form of Survey’s Away / Delirium single. Upholding the labels commitment to pitch black D&B which has sculpted releases since their launch last year, Survey bring their signature tense, hypnotic sound to the labels repertoire. Away begins with a…

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Diffraction Of Sound EP – [Protect Audio]

This is the 6th release for Protect Audio and its easily the strongest in my opinion. The guys over at Protect are doing a great job of sticking to the label ethic by going against the grain and releasing music that is pushing the boundaries of the genre. All 4 tracks are unique and differ…

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