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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


Maztek – Three Point Zero LP [Renegade Hardware]



With his traditional music background, you can always expect Maztek to deliver something special in the world of DnB and that he does, each and every time. ‘Three Point Zero’ is his new LP and its a masterpiece that truly has to be heard and appreciated to savour the sheer musicality and high end production that is showcased on each track of this album, a few highlights include the vicious Hip Hop/DnB hybrid ‘From The Shadows’ with Dope D O D, the pounding ‘Aphanite’ with InsideInfo, the energetic title track and the filthy half time ‘Bad Body’

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Cold Fusion Interview & Renegade Hardware Competition


We caught up with the owner of legendary DnB imprint, Renegade Hardware, Cold Fusion to chat about the label’s continued success, the upcoming ‘Multiverse EP’ plus a chance to win 2 copies  of the EP on vinyl for readers of this blog….

1.When setting up Renegade Hardware all the way back in 1995, what ethos did you have in mind and who/what influenced you to set up the label?

I began working for Hardware around 2007 so the early years were before my time, however I know from speaking with Mark & Clayton (the guys who started the label originally) Hardware came to fruition as an outlet for a more experimental/aggressive sound that was being produced by some of the in house artists at the time for their first label: Trouble On Vinyl. Some of the music they were creating didn’t fit with the sound of the label, and as a result Hardware was born. It was names such as as Future Forces, Genotype and Kane who were the original label artists so it was their music that started the ball rolling.


2.Did you ever imagine Renegade Hardware would be such an influential imprint, a home for the likes of global acts like Pendulum?

I don’t think that was ever the intention when it first began, it just worked out that way. I think being one of the early labels to become established in a relatively young music movement allowed us the oppertunity to develop and work with a host of influential artists who were just starting out in their careers and were hungry to experiment and create new sounds. A label is only as good as the artists which is represents and we have been lucky enough to work with some very talented artists. In that sense it was an organic development, as I mentioned the label was created as an outlet for a sound that didn’t fit within the scope of Trouble On Vinyl and from there I guess the sound shaped the ethos of the label.

3.Tell us a few highlights from the almost 2 decades of the label.

It’s always the first time experiences for me that I remember well. On a personal level for example, would be picking up my first RH vinyl: the Loxy & Ink Quasimodo EP back in the day. That was my first encounter with the label and changed my perception considerably on what d&b could be about. Then there’s things like the first time I went to Hardware at The End. Or the first time I played there were special highlights for me personally.

Winning the Knowledge Mag Best Label and Best Event awards during the same year would definitely be a highlight in terms of the labels achievements, alongside the underground success of tracks like Messiah to the commercial success of Twist Em Out.

4.And what can we expect from Renegade Hardware in 2014 and beyond?

We will continue to focus on what we do best; discovering and developing the next generation of artists. Release wise look out for Mazteks debut album which will be a highlight release for us this year as well as new material from the roster including Trilo, Minor Rain, Subtension and Klax who have all got some great music in the pipeline.

As for beyond that, 2015 will see us enter our 20th year so expect some big events around the world to coincide with that milestone. It’s going to be a year to remember, believe me!

The next release on Renegade Hardware is out on the 9th June, 2014, ‘The Multiverse EP’ featuring tracks by Optiv & BTK & Cold Fusion, Maztek & Cern, Dose & Cern &  Subtension, Minor Rain & Trilo and we have two vinyl copies to give away in our exclusive competition. Enter by following the instructions on the widget below and don’t forget to enter by all methods for more chances to win.

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Maztek is a producer with a traditional music making background, he has bought that skill and attention to fine detail in his electronic productions too, to critical acclaim, most recently in the realm of DnB. This latest EP continues with the impeccably high standards that Maztek has set with an incredible 4 tracks of deep, intricate sounds from the most subtle of elements to the superbly programmed beats, everything is on point here and fans of Renegade Hardware’s output are in for a special treat with this one…

Maztek-M Theory EP is out on the 2nd December in Digital format and and 2x 12″ Vinyl release including an exclusive bundle only available from the Renegade Hardware store which includes Digital, Vinyl & a Maztek T Shirt

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