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San Holo – The Future (ft. James Vincent McMorrow)

san holo the future


Melodic bass music and a great pop song wrapped into one wonderfully dreamy package, that’s San Holo – The Future (ft. James Vincent McMorrow)

Fans of the renowned Monstercat imprint will immediately appreciate the warm, simmering infusion of post dubstep bass and what we call just an all round great song. San Holo’s stellar production is matched by James Vincent’s tender and soulful singing abilities. Here is a future that is tempting and inspiring, one we just want to keep wrapping our ears around over and over again!!

Bass, Breaks & DnB Release Round Up 02 07 17

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We’re rounding up an essential and extensive selection of releases in the breaks, bass & DnB. Everything below is either available to buy, pre-order or download for free.

We’ve got NuSkool Hardcore from Indigo Virus via Strictly NuSkool Blog and a must have oldskool themed mult artist EP for the vinylists via Peace On Wax. We have firing DnB from Beat Breaker, Sweet N Sikka, Konz, Agro, FOTH, X E Dos, DJ Dirty One, Kinetic Eon,  Synthforce & DJ Ransome, Section, Jinx, Cabinet Of Millionaires, Abyss, Conrad Subs, T>1 & L side.

All essential Breaks, Bass & DnB content from some of the finest new and established imprints from Tearout to Techstep, Amen Breakage to Liquid Lushness, enigmatic late night bass to ravey breakage and in between. So take a bit of time to hit play on the curated list below, hit thouse buy buttons, share and spread the word while you empty your wallet on some quality beats!!!!



Vinyl Is Better 3- Kniteforce Records


A blast of future past from legendary oldskool hardcore imprint, Kniteforce. It’s ‘Vinyl Is Better Vol 3′ and it’s a heady rush of circa 92-93 inspired brilliance from the likes of Abyss, Nicky Allen, The Doughboy and more…

Abyss kicks off Vinyl Is Better 3 in dark 93/94 Jungle fashion, The Switchblade Digital bossman captures the sense of dread perfectly in Kylo Ren sampling ‘I’ll Show You.’ While Kylo quickly turns into an emo after removing his mask and losing that blood-curdling voice, Abyss maintains a terrifying presence throughout this barrage of thunderous amens and 93 darkcore synth blasts complete with half-time Hip Hop breakdowns.

Alex Jungle surprisingly drops the tempo in comparison to his renowned breakcore productions for a brilliant retroactive slice of Jungle or is it Jungle Tekno? the dubby bass and amens sound like 1994 while the rushy pianos and Alexander O’ Neal vocals are straight from 1992, the best of two defining eras in one brilliant production.

Another new stalwart to Kniteforce, TNO Project  provides musical delight in the form of crisply programmed hyperspeed breaks wrapped around a sparse dystopian landscape of mystery filled keys, enjoy the midnight wonder of ‘Brainscan’

DJ Doughboy smashes up ghetto bass bleeps with authenticly crunchy 92 era rave breaks juxtaposed with a ton of different sounds from a grisly techno bassline, pianos, scratch samples and a whole lot more!!! That’s how DJ Doughboy rolls with ‘Come On’

Cru L T remixes Timespan ‘The Music’ with plenty of classic Hip Hop samples and chopped up amens. Soon enough we get to feel the glorious glow of Ramos & Supreme style 93/94 Happy Hardcore. A cool blend of progressive synth work and all out elation. With eyes closed, while listening to ‘The Music’, you could be back at Dreamscape or Helter Skelter throwing shapes to a Slipmatt or DJ Sy set.

Breakbeat Hardcore’s hardest working producer, Nicky Allen is back with ‘All Your Dreams.’ Frenzied rave at it’s finest and most furious with a touch of Jack Smooth/Basement Jungle Tekno and a slow down-speed up breakdown straight from the North East England/Scotland Bouncey Techno era.

DJ Jedi weighs in with ‘Frenzy’, it doesn’t get more authentic than this. You can feel the super low subs burrowing into your brain while spliced synths go at it to the rhythm of the expertly programmed drums. Think early Formation Records/Ratty & Tango for this one, In fact, I have no doubt they would have played this had it been made back in 92

Next is Gothika Shade with ‘It Really Is.’ Gothika Shade also produced under the name of Karnage and released an amazing EP on Kode 5 a few years back. ‘It Really Is’ deftly switches between bouncing breaks and 4×4 kicks and from ambient sweeps to rushy ‘ardcore riffs in a clever and captivating fashion. One of the best tracks on Vinyl Is Better 3 and that’s a very high bar!!!

Idealz ‘Talk To Me’ finds a pleasing point somewhere between modern DnB and quirky Kniteforce Breakbeat Hardcore utilising the synth style that became a signature of the label back in the late 90s

Paul Bradley supplies a banger straight ‘From The Underground.’ We hop in the time machine set for 92 for this one. The pounding breaks, quick-fire duelling riffs and the all important indispensable pianos are used to their fullest in this ball of musical energy.

Vitality shines through with the musical excellence of ‘Quicker And Dirtier’, a brilliant modern take on ‘Death Of The Prodigy Dancers’ that showcases just how good this guy is at making music. ‘Quicker And Dirtier’ is intricate, epic and wonderful, you have to hear it.

As much as we don’t want to, we come to the end of Vinyl Is Better 3 with Shadowplay ‘A Taste For Silence’, a pure Kniteforce production with a ballad like vocal section, poignant keys, rolling Jungle breaks, trancey pads and bouncing Korg M1 piano. Outta nowhere we get a speaker bursting midsection of 808s and dominator stabs, one last trip to the darkside before the CD stops.

Vinyl Is Better 3 has set the bar incredibly high. This album proves ‘oldskool hardcore’ doesn’t have to be oldskool and all the best tunes weren’t just in the 92-94 era, rather they can be every bit as good today.

Prepare 4 A Jack Attack House & Breaks Mixtape


Presenting an upfront mixtape of fresh House, Tech House, Breaks & Nuskool Hardcore, prepare 4 A Jack Attack!!!

You can stream this mixtape below via the mixcloud embed, 2hrs 37min of fresh firing content from top labels like Moon Harbour, Freakin909, Simma Red and Swerve Digital. Featured artists include Archie B, Latecomer, Electronic Youth, Alan Fitzpatrick, Future Wildstyle, Damage Inc. plus more. Check the full tracklist just below the mixcloud streaming link.

1.Guy Johnson-Caught Up
2.Black Box-I Don’t Know Anybody Else (Steve Silk Hurley’s Revamp)
3.Rick Laze-Maison (The Model’s Bleep Techno Remix)
4.Acid Kids-Expression
6.Hauswerks-Let It Be
7.Ben Read & Jacque Saravante-Overdrive (Simeon Belle Remix)
8.Martin Hellfritzsch & Killed Kassette-Nothing Hurts More
9.Latecomer-Fix Up (A Lister Remix)
10.Camilo Do Santos-P.I.M.P.
11.Marshall Jefferson-Move Your Body (Skapes Remix)
12.Tronik House-Uptempo (Mike Mac’s Chunky As F–k Edit)
13.House Of Virus & LoVance-Freak (Vibe Killers Remix)
14.Vangelis Kostoxenakis-Jack Attack
15.Awesome 3-Dont Go (Archie B Remix)
16.Electronic Youth & Sone2-BadMan
17.Eden Moor-Feel The Music
18.Mongo-Planet Mongo (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix)
20.Made To Move-The Piano , The Bass And The Girl
21.Bel Amour-Bel Amour (ItaloBros Remix)
22.PAX-Latch On (Mason Maynard Kick The Latch Off Remix)
23.Alan Fitzpatrick-You Got Me
24.Majestic Vs Dj Luck-Bad Selection
25.Future Wildstyle-Burning Up
26.Jammin-Go Dj (Suga7 Remix)
27.Digital Pilgrimz-Let me tell you (Insane & Mind Remix)
28.Kaotic Chemistry-Drum Trip VIP
29.Damage Inc.-Worries In The Trance
30.Indigo Virus-Amped
31.Wislov-The Sound Of My Silence (Mix 2)
32.Ghostwhip-Gant Man’s Lighter (Rave Tool)

Alwaan – Amaranth Purple EP

Amaranth Purple EP

Alwaan makes an indelible mark on the melodic techno sound with the ‘Amaranth Purple EP’

Alwaan is surely a true master of hypnotising and captivating strings. The dossier will state with certainty that ‘Amaranth Purple’ is thing of beauty that conveys through music the eye-catching brilliance of the plant that gives this tune it’s name

‘Deep Carmine’ evokes seas of the colour red with sweeping, majestic ambience perfect for an early hours setting or for simply getting lost into at a time, space and location of your choice

We’re very keen on making David Lynch references on here lately and it doesn’t seem out of place to mention the auterre artiste here. We’re sure he would love Alwaan’s ‘Amaranth Purple EP.’ We certainly do. Get it now via Eagervision Records

Johnnypluse & The Storm Troopers of love interview.

Johnnypluse & The Storm Troopers of love interview.

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Soooo, we’re chattin’ with Johnnypluse & The Storm Troopers of love and lovin’ their new album, listen and read on below…

Whats your name and where are you from?

Johnny Pluse & The Stormtroopers of Love from Meath, Ireland
Whats the name of your album? Whens it released and where can people buy it from?
Album; Dos Tonas, out now and available from iTunes, Juno Download, Deezer & Spotify
Whats the best food to eat in the studio?

Ham, Cheese & Chilli Jam sandwich. Savage
If you were a food, what would it be and why?

Pineapple, sweet tasty and painful when thrown
Do you think big name DJ’s take themselves to seriously? (David Guetta, Tiesto etc..)

Ah, were serious about having the best time we can but it can be hard so maybe a little.
If you could have 1 super power what would it be?

Lasers! Definitely Lasers.
Whens the last time you did a handstand?

Intentionally? Naked? 3 days ago.
Back to music. Who are your biggest musical influences and why?

For ethos, it’s gotta be punk. DIY scene getting nasty and enjoying ourselves. Make music like e don’t give a f*ck
If you could work with any artist dead or alive who would be be and why?

Johnny Rotten? Punk icon who jammed with Leftfield.
If one of you had to arm wrestle Sylvester Stalone to win your freedom, which one of you would stand the best chance and why?

Mmmm, Pluse by a mile. Sly would be charmed into submission.
Ok, back to music again, whats your studio process like? Do you all work together in one room or do you email the music to each other?

It all starts with Johnnys idea, beats first and then into the heavy stuff. Normally we meet in the studio, were lucky to live real close so it’s easy. Johnny has the studio setup for adding drums, vocals and keys.
Which one is better? Star wars or Star trek and why?

As Stormtroopers of Love, gotta be Wars.
Can you tell us a crazy story about a show you have played?

Hahaha, suppose one of our shows at Bennicassim 2015. Last night of the festival and we’re over with the guys from Trenchtown. The heat was killer but we were having great fun. Were on about 2am and blasting it out. Boss man for the place comes towards us midset, all our hands are full so he’s pouring a bottle of Malibu into our mouths. Fills us up and heads off.
Finally, why should everyone go out and buy your album?

Well, if you want to hear some cracking but different tunes and party, buy the album

Glowkid Unity In The Sun special

Glowkid Unity In The Sun

Our good friend Glowkid shares exclusive interviews with Billy ‘Daniel Bunter’, Ratpack, DJ Vibes & Fat Controller recorded at ‘Unity In The Sun’, Corfu, 2017

Strange Rollers – The Streets

Strange Rollers - The Streets

Strange Rollers takes their bass brand to ‘The Streets’ on Future Follower

Strange Rollers ‘The Streets’ is the latest and greatest in a stellar run of bass n’ breaks productions including releases for Hot Cakes and Top Drawer Digital. The bass back up comes from another stalwart to the Future Follower imprint, Ant!Hero. A skillful and defined blend of decades of musical influences from Hip Hop, Electro to Jungle all expertly rolled into a lofty package of essential beats!!

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