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Free Breaks Blog Jungle & DnB Picks #001

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Going forward here at the blog we will aim to curate and compile regular Soundcloud playlists of the best current Jungle & DnB with a brief rundown on why they’re awesome and you need to buy them!!!

DJ Hybrid’s new EP on the Serial Killaz label is classic Jungle and futuristic DnB at the same time. Every track on this spectacular release is pure raver’s delight. Walter’s new EP on Good Street Music features the Bass cum Jungle rinse out ‘All Day’ featured in this list and the other tracks on their EP are every bit as good.

Command Strange have a two track EP on V Recordings that skank with the brilliance that you would expect from the prestigious label and then some. Dawn Raid delights us with venomous Techstep rollers like ‘Light The Beacon’ on their latest release on Mac II Digital.

Mayan Audio have pulled out the stops for an awesome summer compilation featuring top artists spanning the globe including US DnB dons Pish Posh & Signalfista whose killer track ‘Broken Nights’ features in our list below

A Sides celebrates a quarter century in the Jungle/DnB game with an EP that includes tracks like ‘Ultimate’, a pure 90s/00’s Techstep monster tune and all the better for it. Lynx demonstrates their innovative style with the second instalment in the ‘Vaults’ series, you don’t want to miss it!

We finish with a tantalisingly glowering track from Lurk taken from the excellent Evolve: Phase One EP. The EP also includes top tunes by Terrahawk, Creatures, Subtle Element, and Safety In Numbers.

Hope you enjoyed this Jungle & DnB round up. Give it a share and spread the love!

Pythius-Heresy EP [Blackout]

Pythius Heresy EP Blackout

Blackout, a label known for the highest quality Drum & Bass content welcome Pythius into the fold with his new ‘Heresy EP’.

Both ‘Tarkin’ and title track ‘Heresy’ received play from BBC Radio 1’s Friction and the EP has been a mainstay in the sets of DnB’s top DJs.

The EP itself is a diverse affair ranging from digital opus to straight up banger!!! A single play through the tracks below will feed your conviction, snap this up!!!

Buy/Streaming Links

Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/heresy/1815573

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2bFQKjV

iTunes: http://apple.co/2c1rPGT

 

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Free Breaks Blog Sunday Top Picks #001

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Time for a Sunday round of big beats!!! For your Funky Breaks fix Rory Hoy Vs Kitten & The Hip have just the medicine with ‘Dirty Little Secret’ on Super Hi Fi Recordings. The Fort Knox Five remix of ‘Dirty Little Secret’ is No1 on our playlist.

And for the lovers of House Music we have plenty of goodies for your ears. The rising talent that is Chris Sammarco dazzles us with a dreamy slice of oldskool US House on the Kidology imprint, it’s called ‘I’m A Fool’ and we love it!

Black Tantra ‘Big Trouble’ on the We Jack imprint is a delightful number with summery pianos and husky vocals. Tough Love have a suitably tough number out with big whomps and twisted vocals called ‘Friday Night’. Rhythm Staircase ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ out on motion has a mid 90’s Tribal House thing going on with a hypnotic thud, Garage style beats and hypnotic horns.

When Skapes is in the joint you know the ‘Music’s Pumpin’ and it most certainly is on this nice thumping roller. And to get the warehouse party heaving is Glen Coombs on the excellent Criminal Hype imprint with the essential ‘Warehouse Jams EP’ featuring remixes from Leon & Vibe Killers.

Next up on our playlist is another great warehouse jam, namely Eyes Everywhere‘s ‘FiveO’ taken from the ‘Family & Friends Vol One’ compilation on Desert Hearts Records. Then from the warehouse to the Garage we go with Kindred Soul ‘She’s Got It’, quality classic UKG sounds out on Highly Swung Records.

Simma Black have some of their signature chugging Tech House out, this time Maur take the reigns with their ‘Nocturnal Volume EP. W.H.A.T.A.M.I spread the feelgood grooves with some bright and warm piano house called ‘Domino’ out on MVMT. On a deeper tip is the wonderful sounds of Black Coffee with ‘Buya’ remixed by Loco Dice out on Get Physical.

On DeFunkt Recordings, Stayin’ Low & Chinooq go in with big euphoric pianos just the way we love ‘em. Check out their ‘Al Fresco EP’, it’s a gem.  Kryder whip up a ravey storm with a stomping remix of Bob Sinclair ‘Someone Who Needs Me’ on Spinin‘. Fat! Records provide some ‘Late Night Chill’ with their new compilation featuring material of a laid back nature from their back cat plus some fresh new tracks too.

Staying in more of a chilled mood we have Oxen Butcher with their melodic ‘Chills EP’. and from chilled to Funky, Karmic Power Records funks us up with FunkyOne‘s ‘Behind The Love’. No18 on our top picks playlist is a huge collab between Lupe Fuentes & Todd Terry ‘Jack In The House’ out via In The Loop.

Our House Music picks draw to a close with some choice cuts from Project Soul on Exhilarated Recordings, the sparkling soulful vocal house of ‘Question My Love’ is a must for your ears. Layout & Maverik‘s ‘Hot For You’ buzzes with electrifying synths and tough beats. It’s out now on Substance.  Hoodrat‘s ‘Come Back EP’ on DeFunkt Recordings features the gorgeous Garagey groove ‘Love Me Because’ featured at No21 in our playlist.

JONO dons some shiny Techno boots for the dark pumping ‘Knocking On The Sky EP’ on DualOrbit Recordings, get your stomp on for this one!!!  Raveskool Recordings have only gone and released the best NuSkool Hardcore track of 2016. You can thank the talented duo of Monks & Mort for the rushin’ ‘ardcore of ‘Don’t You Want’, it’s massive!

Another incredibly talented artist, one we have tons of love for is Motivbreaks. He has a new EP out on VIM containing two lush tracks that combine 92 Rave, Breaks, House & Garage all in his signature haunting yet euphoric style.

On the mellow mid-tempo bass tip is Eliphante whose ‘Catching On’ gives Major Lazer a serious run for the money when it comes to downright catchy sounds. The Art aud imprint has the second of it’s ‘Secret Rave EPs’ out featuring oldskool hardcore style tracks by Anybody Anytime,  G-23 + RivetMylerTextasy who clearly loves the classic video game ‘Streets Of Rage’

We go into some futuristic Footwork and plenty of Drum & Bass kicking off with a great experimental track from Fekix‘s new EP on Good Street Records. Gradual & Impak have a huge EP for free up on Technique Recording‘s Soundcloud page. Beat Assassins ‘Deny’ opens with a striking intro leading into organ driven vocal DnB plus a remix from DJ Rap!

MC Fats has a brand new EP of awesome collabs with Alibi, Brother, Mini M, Squarewave & Serum continuing his excellent series of releases on his U Understand Me imprint. Caspar & Rusko team up for an EP of slickly produced cutting edge Grime/Bass music titled the ‘Fruity Loops EP’, it is of course fiyaah!!

Out on Rasta Vibez for lovers of Vinyl & Ragga Jungle, Mystic Pulse & Gunman provide the fiyah beats and vocals that will have crowds jumping! North Base‘s latest release is the stunning big room vocal DnB of ‘I Found You’ out on Audioporn. And we conclude this round-up with some deep ground breaking DnB from Ed:It, Handra & Mystic State on the cutting edge Addictive Behaviour label.

Enjoy what remains of your weekend. If you’re lovin the tunes we featured here they are all available to purchase from reputable online retailers. Give this post a share and let your friends know about the tunes!

Suv & Jaxx – Input & No Discrimination (Drum & Bass)

Suv & Jaxx-Input-No Discrimination [Natty Dub]

Suv & Jaxx return to Natty Dub Recordings following the huge success of their previous releases with skyscraper level huge new two tracker

‘Input’ mirrors the funky Techstep of 00’s era V Recordings material a la Krust, Die et al with all the trimmings of today’s crisp drum programming and general high-grade production. It’s a busy track with lots of low-end bleeps and buzzes even a little Star Trek esque sample a la DJ ZInc’s infamous ‘174 Trek’

‘No Discrimination’ opens in a dark and ominous way setting the tone for a rumbling Reggae style roller featuring positive vocals and a timeless feel stretching all the way back to the original Jungle sound right up to now

Buy ‘Input/No Discrimination’ Here

The Biggest DnB Out Right Now Round Up #001

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A round of some of the hottest DnB out right now, featured labels and artists include Ruffneck Ting, Lynx & more…

 

VA- The Xtraordinary League Of Junglists

Ruffneck Ting introduces The Xtraordinary League Of Junglists. They’re a dashing debonair lot very adept at that thing called DnB. Oh yes the likes of The Force, Verdikt, Jinx, Dazee, Aries, K Jah & Vytol will smash your china tea cups with huge wobbling basslines, slamming beats and that special trunk of funk they keep hidden in a bunker. So be sure to pick up this killer EP or else!

 

Shotto – Atlantic Boss EP

Mac II’s new signing shows serious promise with an EP that perfectly embodies the big man Randall’s signature DJ style. Locked n loaded weapons on the techstep tip but with added grime and top grade intensity!

Shotto - Atlantic Boss EP

https://www.beatport.com/release/atlantic-boss/1800992

 

Lynx: WHAT!

Lynx attempts to detonate a nuke in a wormhole with the massive intergalactic space battle basslines of ‘What!’ leave your jaws at the door!

 

Voltage & Nicky Blackmarket- Fusion/Midnight

Voltage & Nicky Blackmarket relaunch the Kartoons imprint with some classic noughties influenced Jump Up. Sci Fi samples, stepping beats and buzzing basslines to make the ravers swear very loudly in excitement!

 

VA- 5 Years Of Titan Part 3

With diverse tracks from the likes of Jade, Turno, Hypoxia and a whole load more ‘5 Years Of Titan’ celebrates 5 incredible years of cutting edge but always dancefloor ready DnB

 

HEKTIC – Natural Vibes EP

A big glass of summery DnB lemonade from HEKTIC  throwing in a mixture of Dub, House Music and Reggae influences on this lively release on Viral Mental.

 

Murder Most Foul – 12bit Technique / Sights & Sounds

Whodunnit? Sounds like Murder Most Foul did it! They gone and did two Junglist tracks straight outa the golden era with all the trimmings. Amen beat mastery aplenty, big basslines and lots of classic soul and rare funk. Out now on Back To The Jungle.

 

The Mighty Dreadnaut – Junglist Ronin Remixes

Packing all the fun and excitement of a wild western or a crazy kung fu flick The Mighty Dreadnaught gets some sizzling remix action on this spicy EP out on Deep In The Jungle

 

Cryogenics-Nothing Bad Will Ever Last

Cryogenics-Nothing Bad Will Ever Last

Like melting snow sitting on a bed of flowers in the hazy morning light Cryogenics brings rich haunting melodys and rolling amens in both Jungle and Future Jungle tempos, jaw droppingly powerful.

http://audiotheoryrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-bad-will-ever-last-atr046

 

Primal Drumz- Let It Roll

Primal Drumz- Let It Roll

Pure amen breaks action! Primal Drumz goes in with a metal glove and breaks down walls with their awesome brand of heavy drumfunk

http://audiotheoryrecords.bandcamp.com/album/let-it-roll-ea022

 

VA-Wicked Jungle Vol II

Featuring a global collective of artists from the Jungle underground. The likes of Redshift, Self Aware, Thumbzo and more light up the place with a raw modern take on the Jungle sound.

 

Leaf – Monsoon EP

Has to be one of the hottest DnB EPs of 2016. A great addition to the back cat of Serial Killaz (the label). 3 rumblingly good slices of minimal deliciousness, too hot to handle!

Free Breaks Blogs Picks Of The Week 14 08 16

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Featured below is a playlist of tracks taken from 55 current releases in pretty much all fields of dance/bass music

Starting with the Breakbeat Disco funk of Discotron’s remix for Audio Jacker then moving into some bassy house beats from Black Girl/White Girl & Skapes. Next up is Sub Slayers new release by Rony Blue and produced by King Yoof, amazing voice and top class production on this infectious summery Reggae Bass tune.

Also in the playlist is Bobby Harvey’s new track for 18 099 Records remixed by RyKy, wait for the drop on this beaut!! The Detroit Project take us back to.. well Detroit of course with their new release on Sweep The Floor, ravey!!!

Sirmo’s ‘Take The Shot’ is a dark injection of bass taken from their new EP on Low Pitched Records. The very tasty Gawp Dub is next taken from Bang Tidy’s new one for Night6 Shift Sound. How about a bit of Techno courtesy of the Divide remix of Eddie Amador ‘Crazy’ out now on Freakin909

We’re a bit late posting this one but better late than never, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on sanXero’s retake of the classic ‘Rescue Me’ originally sang by Debbie Malone. Keeping on that classic tip how about this great remix of ‘Let The Music Play’ by Angelo Scalici (Free Download)

Somewhere between Speed Garage, House & Techno is Bodhi ‘Groove’ from their new EP on W&O Street Tracks. We move from House to Dark Jungle in Liquid Alliance ‘Hazme Sonar’ on Ravenoyz Recordings. We jump straight back into the uplifting party vibes after that with Tali Muss ‘Summer Vibes’ (Free Download)

Dots Per Inch Ft Bia want to ‘Fix You’ with some infectious vocal deep house. Gordon John joins Traxsource chart topping label Hedonistic with a tough funky chugger with 303 stabs ‘While It Spins’. Gray & AN;RO tell us to ‘Respect Your Girl’ with a great Nu Disco/Deep House crossover track as part of the new Sleazy Deep compilation.

Some firing snarling DnB from DJ Ransome next. ‘Creepy Crawlies’ packs in the atmosphere and intense basslines for an addictive roller. On the Jungle tip The Freestylers remix RDX ‘Pull Up Selecta’ for a tasty free download. Ground Mass unveils sister imprint Air Mass with a great EP of dark tribal experimental sounds at 160BPM from Beatnok. Future Wildstyle have a free 2 track EP of growling 130BPM Jungle Breaks you should snap up quick, it’s a free download too

We’re about halfway through now with an amazing track by Basic Forces, deep melodic DnB up for a free download. Osk Kosh remakes rave anthem ‘Rockin’ Down The House’ into a firing shot of Ragga Jungle/Breakcore as part of ‘The Brext Episode EP’ on Jigsore Digital. Moving back into House/Techno realms we have a thumper of a track by Hutchy on Articulate Sound. From thumpers to more soulful sounds thanks to Subsound & Strutter with a lovely free track.

Hard drums and bubblin’ angry bass. It can only be INKPHET’s new EP on Viral Mental full of crunching dark dark DnB beats. Need to cool down after that? Raphasosyk has the medicine for your ears Deep House style with ‘Broken Clock Melody’ on afrika motion. Matthias Leisegang follows with undoubtedly one of the best tracks of 2016. That’s right, you heard it, one of the best. ‘My Body’ comes with incredible remixes, it’s a underground anthem and out now on DRUM Records

More gorgeous House Music next via Muskox Records, Marco Colomba & Beth. ‘Slow Heart Beat’ is a scintillating track with guitar licks, deep bass and slapping beats not to mention stunning vocals. Time for some pianos now, Stuart Ojelay serves up the summer goodness with ‘Don’t Let Go’. Electrik Cat features next with ‘WTF’ from their new EP on In The Loop, a big slice of Ghetto House with heavy stabs, pounding beats and Hip Hop vox.

Next is 3 tracks currently out on the Future Follower imprint from Jubley, Skuvlow & Gribzy. As always it’s cutting edge bass music sounds the likes you will not hear anywhere else. House action again with the next track in the playlist. Roog ‘Buzzin’ taken from their new EP on Simma Black is a perfect speaker teaser. Hott Like Detroit ‘Paradise’ follows taken from their new release on Audio Rehab, A nice combo of tough drums and jazzy chords.

Vanilla Ace takes a famous sax lick and fashions it into a great club anthem called ‘Gee’. Luke Davidson drops some lushious deep and soulful house sounds with ‘Honey Come’ featuring vocals from Brooke davis out now on Myriad Black. Out now on Amplified Records is Martin Hellfritzsch’s new release of which featured is the deep dubby chugger ‘Hustle’

Kideko & George Kwali’s ‘Crank gets a vocal makeover which only adds to the instant appeal. Next up a trio of tracks from recent output on the Country Club Disco imprint. Garage House with a tropical vibe from MRJ’s new LP. The elegance of Chicago and toughness of detroit combined on a bouncey number from Cleary. And just all round trippy brilliance from Eyes Everywhere.

Kowton strips Dusky’s ‘Sort It Out Sharon’ to the bone but keeps the dark rave hazy intensity of the original. VEB takes us on a progressive romantic ride of DnB to kick back to on Viral Mental. From hazy keys at 174bpm to towering techno from Leo Lipolis on Konneqt with a commanding vocal. And from full on Techno to a slapping funky house track from Sakke taken from their new EP on motion recs.

Some Latin heat from Swindle precedes strong peaking tech house from Drift supported by the likes of Brandon Block and custom built for rocking the white isle. Bando & Jorgie revisit the true House sound with a rocking NuSkool house number with awesome spoken word vocals

Unified Audio’s Year 2 compilation is out now featuring deep musical visions of the minds of some of Bass music’s finest such as Provoke whose track features in the playlist. Punk meets Synthwave meets Electronica for the electrifying current single by Jaguar Ma. We finish with a flourish including a huge techno track from the pioneer himself Mr Kevin Saunderson then 3 tracks on the Simma Black/Red imprints by artists whose very names scream high quality beats, namely Wax Worx, Martin Ikin & Lowsteppa. Hope you enjoyed this round up. Give the blog a share on Twitter, Facebook and your socials of choice

DJ Hazard- Roll On My Level

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Back with a brand new vocal. DJ Hazard’s huge DnB track makes a triumphant return sounding bigger, bolder and bassier than before!!!! If you’ve been living under a rock and never heard this the first time be sure to check out the brand new vocalised flip of the excellent original

VA-Total Amenation (Jungle)

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Switchblade Digital unleashes a second compilation this time focusing on the faster tempo Jungle sound. Like it dark and hard? You’ll need an iron gut for these badboys. They’re so dark they might just drag you in an alley and remove your kidneys!!!

The darkest offerings come from the likes of label boss Abyss, Beat Rapist, Breakbeat Scientist, KeeZee, Liam T & Master Mash who channel the Horrorcore/Darkcore sound with a series of ruthless amen excursions.

The likes of Beatgem, CoCo Bryce, Krave, Deadly Nightshade & Johnny Too Bad delve into the vaults of 1994 with stunningly authentic takes on the original jungle sound. So much so you can almost smell the vinyl

CLSM drops in with some punchy DnB while Rad Rod, Msymiakos & Lucky Dime interject some great experimentation into the mix

Highlights on this excellent album include the faithful late 90’s Techstep of Necrotype ‘Flashes’, the intense raving amens of Pursuit ‘Feel Alright’, Lucky Dime’s Gangsta Rap sampling 303 acid jungle hybrid ‘FTP 303′ and the twisted sounds of Coco Bryce’s ‘Class Action’

While we make mention of a few highlights trust us when we say this compilation is all killer and absolutely no filler. Each one of the 20 featured artists on ‘Total Amenation’ hit the spot with great tunes. Switchblade Digital strikes junglistic gold once again.

Buy ‘Total Amenation’ On CD

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