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EJ – Take Control Of Me

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With support from the likes of Kokiri & Oliver Heldens , you know you’re in for some fire house music action right here from EJ. This new track is a nice summery blend of deep house and nu disco made for hot and fun nights!!!

Michael Calfan – Thorns ft. Raphaella

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Rising star and critically acclaimed king of ‘soulhouse’Michael Calfan has had ample support from the likes of Data Transmission and Pete Tong. His latest track ‘Thorns’ marks a turning point in his rich melodic style and sound you can check it out here

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Tunes Round Up

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Dosage – Aegis EP ft Kursa, Echoes & Knight

Another excellent release from the Saucy camp, bass at it’s best from Dosage, we love the Echoes & Knight remix of this in particular. A nice crossover bass house interpretation of the original

Screamin Rachael- My Main Man

A Trax classic gets remixes Juke and tech House style from Chump Change and Lady Fingers plus Lady Fingers and Sir Stephen Redeaux

Grouse – Oslo (Babyfly Records)

Dubliner grouse drops an album of smokedelic and sampladelic chilled grooves in the classic Ninja Tune tradition but firmly 2016

Kohib & Kahuun – EP2 (Beatservice Records)

We get deep electronica/deep house and even DnB on this eclectic release by Kohib & Kahuun on Beatservice

Oliver Gunning Feat. Dharshana – Outlines

South Asian style vocals and silky smooth deep house godness by Oliver Gunning plus remixes by Lenny Fontana, a touch of house music class

Deviation – Exertion EP

Audio Addict Records’ next release sees 4 tracks from Deviation who aims his bass cannon at the dancefloor with cutting edge infectious DnB sounds

Jay Kay – Sweet Harmony

Jay Kay takes the 92 classic ‘Sweet Harmony’ and reworks it into a uplifting slice of NuSkool Deep House up for a free dl

Gareth Monks – Dub Sensation

you want some ‘ardcore mate? Gareth Monks has got some 92 ragga rave style ‘ardocre up for a free dl, it’s like the good old ravin days all over again!!!

Various Artists – Gone Rogue part 1

4 artists, 4 tracks, 4 irresistible deep house groovers from the Rouge Decibel imprint. Proper house music with the prestige and history of the sound encapsulated in this must have sampler

Danny Rich-Dubplate

Dubplate pressure from Danny Rich, UKG crew get on the dl of this must have bad bwouy tune!!!

RadioKillaZ – Step

Radiokilaz drop some face meltingly good bass house for a free dl, get skanking to this one!!!!

 

Bennie D-Imperial March 2016 Reboot Premiere

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Back in the early noughties, there was a revival of the breakbeat hardcore sound. Spearheaded by the likes of Dave Skywalker, Stu & Nee, Vinyl Junkie and Bennie D among others this sound became known as Hardcore Breaks and preceded the Future Jungle sound of 2010-2015.

The good news is Bennie D is back with a fresh new reboot of Hardcore Breaks classic ‘Imperial March’, a fresh dose of old skool style sounds with a new twist. It’s up for a free DL, hit the download button in the soundcloud link and enjoy streaming the premiere below

 

Monday’s Bass: Tunes Round Up

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Jonas Rathsman Ft. Josef Salvat ‘Complex’ (Deetron & Serge Devant Remixes)

Deep and smooth, destined to make waves on the white Isle, this latest house offering from the Crosstown Rebels imprint is a classy affair

Marquis Hawkes ‘Social Housing’ Club

Fresh takes on the disco/house sound abound on a compilation of groovy goodness to get daaaawn to!!!

Doug Gomez – Jolie Blues EP

Yet another slice of house music prestige from the Gents & Dandys camp. Doug Gomez immerses us in his world of timeless house grooves that have their roots in way back when but are very much here and now!!!

Dephex – Turns Cold

More of that cutting edge bass from the Future Follower imprint. This time Dephex provides a extra large dose of sickly banging bass greatness!!!

Jafunk – Passion EP

Super chilled piano soaked house from Jafunk taking it right back to the good old days, the days of real house music!!!

James Winter ‘Beyond Doubt’ EP

It is indeed beyond doubt that James Winter’s new EP on Amplified is a certified winner. A self improvement style vocal glides along the chunky and pleasing beats of the original and the next level remix

Marcellus Wallace- London Town EP

Lively jackin bass/tech house from the in demand man of the hour Marcellus Wallace out now on Audio Rehab. The title track really gets us going here at the blog!!!

Patty Kay – 9T5 EP

The versatile Patty Kay gives us a dose of techno for thier latest release on Simma Red and we’re lovin it

klangkuenstler – Feel The Power

One week after the awesome Ovis EP, Simma Black serve up another contender for best of 2016 with klangkuenstler ‘Feel The Power’ a gem of a classic piano house track/release

Marshall Jefferson & Jay C featuring K Alexi ‘Kiss The Dragon

When you put together a great spoken word vocal from a house legend, a house track that transcends time it’s so good and a whole loada awesome awesome remixes you get ‘Kiss The Dragon’

Hidden State & Myles James ‘C1 EP’

Big tech house beats and quality ones at that for the latest release on Form & Function from two rising stars on the scene

Lee Pearce – If You Must EP

Swerve Digital positively spoil us with an EP of those oh so good subtle bumpin rhythms from the man like Lee Pearce, it’s not a question of if you must, you must!!!

 

DnB Round Up

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A whopping DnB round up today including some unmissable full length albums and EPs, click the soundcloud links for buy info

 

Freqax- Meant To Believe LP [Othercide]

The duo of Freqax started out producing back in 2008, today they have done themselves proud with a full length album of diverse DnB. Whether it’s menacing Neuro or vocal tracks featuring Joanna Syze, the sheer quality shines throughout here

Volatile Cycle- Reaktiv LP [Renegade Hardware]

Volatile Cycle have dabbled in Garage & Glitch Hop and have also become a formidable name in DnB. Teaming up with prestige label Renegade Hardware you can expect an album of classic and modern Neuro & Techstep keeping with the Renegade Hardware hallmark of next level production.

K Jah- Got To Have It

Birmingham badman K Jah shows the Peaky Blinders ain’t got nuthin on the skankin basslines and rolling beats of this straight up must have new EP on Ruffneck Ting. A man who knows his Jungle and DnB and exactly what rocks a crowd, you’ve gotta have it!!!!

VA- MethLab 2 (Bad Taste Recordings)

On this hot new genre pushing DnB comp you have the likes of Current Value, Billain and Kursa, Disprove, Signal, Audeka, Optiv & CZA, Rawtekk & MachineCode. Expect solid colabs from some of the artists here and smoldering single tracks too

SKORPZ – Darquid

SPORPZ  drops an album of the darkest, the dankest and the dopest underground DnB. There’s a whole heap of tracks here that are and will be smashing up airwaves and raves everywhere

Lynx: Vault 1

Lynx takes us on a tour through their back cat and oh my is it diverse, engaging, highly listenable and it all sounds brand new!!!

VA- 5 Years of Titan Pt 1

Part one of Titan’s 5yr milestone comp see’s A.M.C & A-Cray lay down a couple of intricate layered rabble rousers, what a great taster of what’s to come!!!

Rends- No Scope

Rend supplies us with two deep duby DnB rollers that will get under your skin for all the right reasons. Fresh fiyah from the wicked Wicked Jungle imprint!!!

Dj SS & MC Warren G- Nothing Hollow/Walk Through The Valley

Two warriors, two veterans, one DJ/Producer and one larger than life MC. DJ SS & MC Warren G renew a partnership that spans decades of Jungle & DnB with 3 brand new tracks celebrating 25 years of Formation, forward ever, backwards never!!!

Redpine & Solo ­ Hindsight

3 distinctive musical Jungle/DnB rollers from this Leeds/London duo. If you love your beats, deep, rich and finely crafted then Redpine & Solo have got you covered right here!!!

Matrix & Futurebound – Scatterbrain

Energetic ravey DnB at it’s best and why wouldn’t it be when Matrix & Futurebound are in the lab!!!

Serum & Voltage-Jupiter EP

Featuring DnB takes on Hip Hop classics by House Of Pain and ODB, Serum & Voltage combine the best of their signature sound for a truly awesome EP out now on Low Down Deep

Document One – Klaxon – [Technique Summer 2016 LP Sampler]

Combining summertime aesthetics with jaxxy grooves and breezy euphoria inducing vocals, Document One provide us with another tantalising taster for this upcoming compilation

Jurassic Records- Amen To That 001

Jurassic Records bring together the underground Jungle/Breakcore scene’s top artists for a mighty soundclash that can purchased for your preferred price and is well worth it

Section – Come Ready EP

Section comes ready with 4 boomin DnB rollers showcasing their much in demand style on Audio Addict Records, next hype right here!!!!

Humb – Unwanted Dubz EP

Humb gives the Ragga Jungle & Breakcore fans what they have been crying out for with a bass booming, ruffneck riddim attack of 4 track EP

Savannah – Step Back EP

Savannah’s vocals are truly stunning, she should be smashing the UK top 40 if there is any justice. Combined with the incredible production skills of Durban plus remixers. A new milestone in the prestigious back cat of Anti Social Recs

Benny L- Appleroids EP

Electro tinged bassline slapping DnB goodness from Benny L, 4 tracks that range from deeper sounds to full on rave assaults on the excellent Audioporn imprint

Hmr – Ruffneck Chicken / Curfew

Hmr takes it Back To The Jungle on…. Back To The Jungle!!!! 2 tracks of oldskool style Jungle that rumble with a mission on a wave of the toughest amen breakage

L 33: Karate LP

15 tracks of DnB heat no wait fiyah from L 33 from pulsing buzzing and fizzing Neuro to more traditional big room DnB bangers there is something for all on this excellent and we mean excellent LP on the EatBrain imprint

Receptor- Okay/Crossover

2 great tracks by Receptor out now on Mainframe, we especially love the melodic house

 

Friday Fiyah: Tunes Round Up 17 06 16

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There’s a  few round ups to come over the next few days, here’s a brief rundown of some essential new tunage, buy/pre order links are to the right of the soundcloud players or click through to get release info

 

Force Mass Motion & Druid- Rave (Lets Go)/Music

Classic 93 Jungle tekno unearthed from the vaults by the incredibly hard working Grimey Rob (Stay On Target) for old skool heads, it’s a complete no brainer!!! Gotta have it!!!

Tiga – Planet E (Dense & Pika Remix)

This writer loves Dense & Pika’s crunching techno style. They go to work on this Tiga track turning into a right old stomper!!!

M.I.K – Mor£ (Alister Mckendrick Bassline Bootleg)

UK bass house at it’s best and bassiest right here, a free download from the Articulate Sounds crew to light up your mix!!!

Jaqk – Quantum

Jaqk Records kicks off with a solid debut release from Jaqk themselves. Techno at it’s finest and a sign of great things to come

True Ingredients – Selfie Skank

When Snoop Dogg and The Pharcyde have good things to say about you, you’re doing it right!!! True Ingredients showcase their latest dope jams in their inimitable genre busting style of UK Hip Hop. DnB heads will love the free remix in this set too, get ready to selfie skank!!!

Maverik – Back To The Flow

‘Back To The Flow’ has a nice bass meets UK house aesthetic that suits tougher club dancefloors perfectly. Booming but musical bass and punchy vox take it ‘Back To The Flow!!!’

Less Hate & Inner Rebels Ft Veselina Polova – Silence EP

The latest release from seminal imprint Trax is a pure slice of timeless Chicago house with a Juke remix from Chump Change and a first class deep house rerub from Dantiez Saunderson

Nefti-15 Years Anniversary Album

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From Poland with bass!!!! Hardcore/Rave Breaks legend, DJ, producer and Intensive Recs label bossman Nefti celebrates a 15 year musical milestone with this fantastic album, lets break down the awesomeness!!!!

The Game

Starts with a mysterious atmospheric intro then kicks into a hefty dose of ruffneck bassline, rolling amen breaks and oldskool keys
Desire (VIP Mix)

Uplifting is what Nefti does so well and ‘Desire VIp has plenty of that along with slamming 808s and beats!!!
Winner Ft Domi

Great vocals on this huge big room breaks banger with anthemic pianos and vocals, it’s a winner!!
Let It Be Me

A fantastic combo of signature Nefti pianos and dirty electro bass a la Flash Cats & Sanxion
Cover Me Ft Sheila (VIP Mix)

Pure happy 92 style rave in the style of Dream Frequency et al, be ready for a barrage of fizzing bass and stomping breaks on this one!!!
Medicine

We’ll take this medicine all day long, you will note repeated use of the word ‘pianos’ in this review because nefti is the king of pianos and big funky riffs like the one on ‘Medicine’
Taking Me High (VIP Mix)

With a nod to the anthemic sound of the likes of Q Tex and the later era Kniteforce imprint. Early 90’s rave euphoris meets the bite and crispness of modern breaks and this is fiyah!!!
Show You Something Ft Domi

A slower more housey number rather like neftis’ Rave Force alias. This will evoke happy memories for the older ravers among us and equally so for the younger ones. One of the best tracks on this great LP
Oneplayz Ft Martyna Sierminska- Feel It (Nefti Remix)

Switching between tinkling and sparkling pianos, ecstatic vocals and some good ol’ gurning n’ growling bass savagery, a massive massive remix!!!
E-Lab Rat – Uplifting Tip (Nefti Remix)

E Lab Rat of Warehouse Wax fame gets a top remix included on Neftis’ 15th Anniversary LP. Very much in the style of Warehouse Wax i.e an certified banger!!!
Sanxion – Hold Me Endless (Nefti Remix)

Amping up the bass mayhem of Sanxions’ original to plus ten for a seriously epic workout!!!
Cyborg (Sanxion Remix)

Sanxion steps in to return the favour on ‘Hold Me Endless’ with his amen tastic slammer of a remix of ‘Cyborg’ the mind of a machine never sounded so good!!!

And thus ends a essential collection of tracks marking a milestone in the career of one of Hardcore/Rave Breaks’ true warriors. Feel the euphoria, pick up a copy from 25.6.16 from all good download stores

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