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Lucas- Oranjeboom [Bad Habit Muzik]


Trip the light fantastic with this melodic ethereal DnB track by Lucas

Whether it’s 140-150BPM J Tek/Jungle Breaks, Deep/Tech House or as in this case, DnB, Lucas always works the mystical magic and ‘Oranjeboom ‘ is no exception. a rich melodic and thoughtful DnB track with powerful and emotional synths. Shimmering pads dance around cinematic pianos for an unforgettable DnB rhythm. Out Now on Bad Habit Muzik.

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VA- Future Focus Vol 2 [Audio Rehab]



22 Tracks Of Upfront UndergroundHouse Audio Rehab Style, This Is ‘Future Focus Vol Two’

Audio Rehab presents vol two of their ‘Future Focus’ compilations. 22 tracks of bassy underground house fiyah featuring artists such as Emaskay, Morpei, Casey Spillman and more. while the whole album is an absolute must we will briefly run down 12 of our personal picks

Hot Like Detroit ‘Dizzy’

Dark, hard and banging. Makes great use of the classic ‘known as a half step’ vox

Longplay ‘Freedom Exists’

Club ready funky house roller with back to Chicago stabs and a nice trippy spoken vox

Carl St Pierre & Tollerance ‘Music Is The Answer’

One of the best tracks on this album. Taking it back to the old skool with bumpin’ beats and ravey pads

That Jimmy Person ‘Rowie D’

Nice tough snappy beats and fat chunky basslines and techy organ stabs, massive tune!!!

Two Rhodes ‘Turn The Music Up’

Dark energetic bass filled tech house with a huge breakbeat mid section

Mike Jones ‘Turn The Party Up’

Another one of the ebst tracks on ‘Future Focus Vol 2′, nice 91/92 style ravey synths and tough jackin beats

Double Drop ‘White 2.0′

Trippy techno influenced house with mind bending pads, so good, it simply has to be heard to truly understand

Del 30 ‘Be Reasonable’

Busy, atmospheric with big rolling beats and warped vox, a real club smasher

Morpei Ft Deus Eyeslow ‘All Angles’

Acid house for 2016, perfect for going nuts in a warehouse to

Jose Carlos ‘Get Naked’

Detroit/Chicago style jacker. Builds to a crescendo of big bassy stabs and pounding beats.

A.C.B ‘I Am’

On the techno tip with powerful synths and big stomping beats

Marcellus Wallace ‘Medina’

Bass/Tech House jacker with a nod to a certain Hip Hop classic

Future Focus Vol 2 is out now on Beatport and all good download stores


Max Olsen Feat. Nika Dostur- Nightcall [DRNCD Records]



DRNCD Records have a new underground house anthem ready to rock the crowds. It’s by Max Olsen Ft Nika Dostur. It’s called ‘Nightcall’ and it is huuugggeeee!!!!!

For their second label release, DRNCD Records introduces the talents of Max Olsen Ft Nika Dostur who give us the amazing house anthem ‘Nightcall’. No exaggeration, it’s a great song rolled up in emphatic crowd rocking deep house bass n beats and not only that but we even get two rabble rousingly good remixes from Rare Candy & Grande & Preset. This is your ‘Nightcall’ get it from 13/06/16!!!

FAT MEN AT THE DISCO- Red Line Shuffle [Free Download]

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Fat Men At The Disco Have Just Put This Tech House Heater Up For Free Download

After giving us a great interview just yesterday, Fat Men At The Disco shares this bassy jackin’ beast of a house track as a free dl. Watch out for that big fat bassline!!!! A little taster of what’s to come on the soon to be launched FMATD imprint.

David Boomah Interview + New Track

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Tell us a bit about your time growing up in St Catherine, Jamaica and how it affected your music career

DB: Growing up in Jamaica was both a difficult and enjoyable time. I was only 9 years old when I left my Mom in Birmingham to go to Jamaica and it was a very different life there so it took a while to adjust.

One of the good things about going to Jamaica in the 1980’s was being immersed in all the great Dancehall music that was emerging at the time. Artists like Tenor Saw, Beres Hammond, Papa San, Ninja Man, Frankie Paul, Sanchez D, Pinchers and many others were Superstars then and I studied and learnt a lot from.

I got involved in the Soundsystem culture at about 14 years old working with my Uncle Graybeard who used to select and sing on a sound called Small Axe. This was my platform to learn how to ride riddims properly, perform to a crowd and build vibes!

You returned to the UK in 1990, a game changing era that saw the Brit Hop sound of London Posse and others morph into the proto breakbeat hardcore sound of Shut Up & Dance & The Ragga Twins. At that time you performed as the opening act at the British Reggae awards. You were rocking the dancehall circuit alongside the man once known as UK Apachi. Can you give us your snapshot of that time and era and what it meant to you personally and artistically?

DB: I look back at that period with fond memories. It was a great time for Dancehall Music with artists like Buju Banton, Capleton, Cobra, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer asserting themselves as standout artists. Some of the artists from the 1980’s were still going strong and dancehall was a serious force to be reckoned with.

As you mentioned I met UK Apachi at this time and we began building a name for ourselves on the Dancehall circuit but it was tricky to get established as the UK Dancehall scene was already locked by the time I got here. There was a label called Fashion Records with Artists like Topcat, Tenor Fly, General Levy, Sweetie Irie, Nerious Joseph amongst others so I always felt I got here a bit too late to join the UK Dancehall elite.

Apachi stumbled upon Jungle through Shy FX’s early hit “Gangsta Kid Feat Gunsmoke” and ended up recording “Original Nuttah” on the exact same instrumental. I got involved with Jungle as a result of my affiliation with Apachi and ended up recording a track called “Who Run Tings” a year later in 1995. At this stage I wanted music to be my profession but I wasn’t taking it that seriously. I was dabbling in music and studying to be a qualified youth worker. Youth Work was my priority then. There were some exciting moments performing on Soundsystems across the country and at venues like Hammersmith Palais. I remember performing with UK Apachi, Shy FX, Gunsmoke, Juxci D’Nero and the full Sour Recordings Crew in Manchester (It was one of (if not the first) big Jungle Dance in Manchester and we literally tore the roof off. Lots of gunshots and lots of vibes! It was a very exciting time and we got to tour across Europe and help spread Jungle to the wider world.

The rise continues as you work alongside the cream of the Jungle/DnB scene and release a critically acclaimed album in 2014. How did you make the transition from Reggae to Jungle/DnB and how did the album come about?

DB: The transition from Dancehall to Jungle was natural I think. Jungle has deep roots in Dancehall amongst other genres of music so it was a natural progression. The Ragga Twins had already set the trend with their background in UK Dancehall systems.

Established Dancehall Artists like Topcat had already been sampled nicely into Jungle tracks and Producers like Remarc were sampling soundsystem clips into tracks so it felt natural to become a part of Jungle scene.

The idea to make an album came about in 2010, I had committed over 18 years to Youth Work and I had an urge to pursue my musical ambitions. I started recording a range of tracks and shopped around for a Label. After looking around I finally found the perfect home at V Recordings where Bryan G and I worked closely together to refine the drafts I had developed. The final product was my first album “One World Many Cultures” of which I am very proud.

Let’s talk a bit about your new track ‘Wish Upon A Star’ with Rowpieces.

About a year and a half ago I decided I really wanted to make another album and started working on some new tracks towards this. I was so impressed with the Remix Rowpieces made for one of my previous tracks “Spread A Little Love” I had to get him involved in the project. He sent me some instrumentals and I loved all of them the first one I recorded was the backdrop to “Wish Upon A Star Feat Rowpieces” and so the journey began.

I wanted to make my first release on my label something special and accessible to a range of genres and music lovers so I called on some other talented friends across the musical spectrum to get involved and the EP was born!

Any last words/shout outs?

I would like to thank God for sustaining me everyday, my Grandparents for raising me with discipline and respect, my Wife and Children and Relatives for giving my life balance, my Brothers and Sisters Potential Badboy, Dawn Wilson, Codebreaker, Navigator, Soulsource, JSilver, Lady MC, Col South, Aries, Cesar NoFace and Marcus Visionary for being bonafide from day one and finally Rowpieces, Battery, Hypertone The Lost Soundsystem and N-Type for helping me to make a great EP!!!

David Boomah- “Wish Upon A Star Feat Rowpieces” EP is out now


VA- JamHot Records Volume 1 [JamHot Records]

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A great new compilation to take you back to the raving days of the 80s/90s, this is Jam Hot!!!!

JamHot Records is a new label co owned by Tank Edwards & James Starkie. A label that aims to break down the barriers of today’s numerous sub genres and take it back to the glory days of the 80s/90s. The era that ushered in the modern dance music sound. An era where breakbeats and 4×4 kicks could be played side by side. The era of raving in big open fields. The glory days.

‘JamHot Vol One’ due out on Traxsource on 10/06/16 features 6 tracks, 3 by Tank Edwards and 3 by James Starkie. Going through James Starkie’s trio of tracks ‘808080’ is a great starting point, a track that evokes the early 80’s proto house sound with electro beeps, bleeps and beats that will conjure up images of dim light warehouses. ‘You 93′ is oldskool breakbeat hardcore/rave down to a tee with rolling breaks and Chicago style deep techno riffs. ‘Off The Chain’ continues in that classic breakbeat/techno vein with a big housey vocal and sounds that could sit well in a house, techno, breaks or even DnB setting. Deep, melodic, euphoric and just all round awesome.

Next up we will go through the three offerings from Tank Edwards. ‘Jack’in The House’ is pure 90’s inspired house, melodic uplifting pianos, a warm underbelly of bass pads, jackin’ beats and vocal snatches. ‘Hectic’ takes a bassy journey down the classic pop dance sounds of the early 90s, Mantronix, Snap!, Nomad, Pm Dawn, EMF, M/A/R/R/S and the Hacienda/’Madchester sound all rolled into a seriously funky jam with a speaker burning sub!!! ‘Check Dis Out’ sounds akin to Todd Terry & Mr Fingers getting together for a studio jam. Detroit bass meets big bouncing Chicago beats for a thumping slice of timeless tech house just like the good ‘ol days.

To quote that sample at the start of ‘Dub Be Good To Me;, this is Jaaaaaam hot!!!!! A compilation for the oldskool and nuskool heads alike. Tank Edwards & James Starkie take us on a ecstasy fueled journey of quality beats that’s got us rushin’ and will do the same for you!!!

Out On Traxsource 10/06/16


3 Questions For Digital + New EP On NexGen Music

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According to Discogs, you have been producing since the mid 90s, what was your calling to the studio way back when?

As a kid in the mid 80’s I never thought about producing because all I wanted to do was play records, records aka vinyl. The eureka moment struck while out raving to DJ/Producers like Doc Scott and Simon Bassline Smith. I knew them through their amazing music on Reinforced Records and Absolute 2 so I figured they were getting mad love because of their work. It was a good feeling because I knew then I had something to aspire too.

My first release was back in 1994, a collab with Danny C under the name ‘Authorised Riddim’ on the legendary Certificate 18 Records. I got a huge buzz out of it because Dj’s I raved to like Storm, Bukem, Simon Bassline Smith were playing it. So my thoughts were, making beats push you as Dj, I get kicks out of it because when I’m raving my own track might get played (What a buzz!!) and furthermore, this could be my job! It sounded like a WIN, WIN, WIN situation.

You have featured on some of the biggest labels, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware & Creative Wax to name just a few. Your sound is distinct from a very large pool of DnB all over the globe. Is it something you aspire to to be so different and have such a stand alone sound?

No I don’t aspire to that, I make music with the musical influences I’m armed with, while others might let their new bit of equipment shape their sound.

Lastly, can you tell us a bit about the ideas that went into this new EP Of yours for Nexgen music.

 ‘Brain Damage’ was born in the middle of a 2 day bender with the big man, Drum Cypha. I won’t tell you any details about it but you can imagine what is was like because of the resulting track name.

‘Let Them Live’ was me getting my alien on. I don’t really use  huge amount of synths in my tracks but this track has heaps throughout. I have loads of tracks like this as I’m doing a different kind of project at the moment…..

The ‘Brain Damage EP’ with Cypha on NexGen Music is out now. Buy It Here>>>


DnB Round Up 19.5.16

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Fresh DnB from labels such as Dub Damage and artists the likes of James Marvel and plenty more……..

New on Dub Damage Recordings

From a 2 track release including a Harvest remix of T>1 ‘Grudge FCUK’, this is Annix taking on Nicky Blackmarket & Voltage ‘USS Enterprise’. Big N’ Beastly!!!!


Kolectiv- Influences EP [Nurtured Beatz]

5 deep and experimental rhythms from the awesome Nurtured Beatz imprint plus 5 extra if you buy the USB version. On Kollectivs’ new EP we particularly like the Retraflex colab ‘General Dub’

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James Marvel Ft MC Mota- Trump [AudioPorn Records]

Laying the bassline and bars smackdown on Donald Trump, get this DnB banger on your iPod!!!!

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Synth Ethics- Vanguard/Flexbox [The Dreamers]

The sound of the future. Neuro DnB meets Footwork and experimental bass in this lively new EP from Synth Ethics

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Mampi Swift- I Exist/Soldiers (Rene Lavice Remix) [Charge]

DnB legend legend Mampi Swift has just the medicine for your speakers, 2 heavy hitting DnB rollers including a remix from Rene Lavice. Banging hard and good!!!!

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Dossa & Locuzzed, Mindscape, NC-17, Qo- RMXD [Mainframe]

Dossa & Locuzzed get some top drawer remix action on 2 of their tracks ‘Soldiers’ and ‘We Rollin’

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Erbman- Long Rizla Blues [Hocus Pocus Recordings]

ERbman takes it back to the golden era albeit with todays’ on point production with this twisting 2 tracker. The title track being a veritable ‘Brown Paper Bag’ for 2016 with super phat double bass stabs

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Minor Rain- Resistance [Addictive Behaviour]

Mino Rain & the Addictive Behaviour imprint return to dazzle us and push the boundaries of DnB in the most danceable way. Don’t resist, hit play and buy!!!!

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Akrom- Invictus [Red Light Records]

The newest release on Optivs’ label comes from Akrom. Highly musical and seriously bangin’ at the same time. No mean feat from this highly talented artist

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Amen Diagnostics- Babylon System [Allowance Records]

Rolling jungle just like the good ol’ dayz from Amen Diagnostics. The doctors’ orders are pick up this junglist bad bwouy sharpish!!!!

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