Flex Records present the sizeable talents of a one Opius with the ‘Ghost Rider E.P’
Opius cooks up some interesting and exciting DnB sounds on tracks like ‘Big Ben’ sampling ‘Turn It Up’, a quirky roller in the style of Bizzy B/Dream Team productions from the golden age of Jungle/DnB.
‘Mr Crocodile’ continues the quirky samples and lethal breakbeats with a nod to Shy FX ‘Bambataa’
The title track is a ghastly blast of warped bass, spooky spoken words and barbarous bass
And speaking of bass, ‘Bass Playa’ is the closing track on this EP by Opius and it truly cuts like a rusty chainsaw, pain and pleasure combine in the ghoulish finale. We are very impressed by the sound of Opius, a real talent with a predilection for making killer DnB beats!!!
Flex Records showcase some top DnB talent from the US of A!! ‘Altered States’ is out now featuring 23 tracks of multi genre DnB plus a mix by Ak1200. Featured artists include D-Fly, The Burner Brothers, Pish Posh, Space Journey, and Todd Buchler. Carrying the lineage and prestige of a label like Flex you know it’s a case of banger after banger!!!
Flex’s next compilation due out 18/11/16 is a 23 track strong selection of DnB by U.S artists. In keeping with the label ethos, the musical direction is broad and inclusive. Producers such as MixedMedia/Ill Omen, D Fly & Todd Butcher weigh in with flavoursome 170BPM offerings among others on ‘Altered States’.
The first two premiere streams are up and can be heard below. How about some crunchy funky Neuro from Space Journey ‘Short Wave’. The second premiere from Cenobites/Pish Posh entitled ‘Who We Are’ is an intense and jagged ride through metallic squelching synths and pounding rhythms. A couple of great tasters for the LP. Expect a full review from us as soon as this lands in the download stores on 18/11/16
We have a pretty big backlog of tunes to blog for you and we wouldn’t want you missing out on the bass!!!! So, without further ado…..
VA- MNK001 [Manuka Records]
When Hypho is the driving force behind a new label you know this is going to be big!!! Manuka Records launches with a free compilation of dark bass n breaks including top producers such as Bojcot Selectah, Galvatron & Delo
The Tough Love team are back with another massive vocal house anthem for 2016, thanks to the lovely vocals of Arlissa and the signature carnival tinged Tough Love sound ‘Touch’ is already tearing things up
Vital Elements & Micky Finn- So Good/True Guidance [Serial Killaz Recordings]
When a veteran and true legend like Micky Finn is involved, you know you’re in for something extra special. Teaming up with Vital Elements, DnB gets elevated to a whole new level with two forward thinking but most certainly dancefloor ready productions
L Double – Back in the Jungle LP [Flex Industries]
Hosted by original junglist L Double ‘Back To The Jungle’ is a huge selection of across board Jungle/DnB from Liquid to Tearout, 140BPM to 180BPm featuring an array of talent including Galvatron, Greekboy, 2Brainz, Scattyone, Direct Feed & Satin plus more
Hailing from East London, Kaylah shows some real talent and amazing production skills with two squelching and bleeping slices of Acid/Tech House. ‘They Don’t Know’ bounces along with firm intent and ‘Tripped; is nothing short of melodic brilliance
This label just keeps getting better, we’ve said it before, we’re saying it again. Screechin’ bouncin’ bassy tech house straight from the ghetto is what’s on offer from De Vriend plus straight up dope, straight up jackin’ remixes from the likes of Chunk