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Power of Ten

Goldie's 10 marquee moments

By Sean Lewis
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First there was acid house, then there was hardcore, and forged from their trappings, jungle formed drum & bass and gave a new generation an urban soundtrack. Over the years, drum & bass has proven itself as one of the most successful exports of the electronic music scene despite an era that fostered grumblings of its demise some years ago. It’s true it may have suffered after a peak, losing fans and some of its great producers in the process, but its true legends remained. All these years later, even some of drum & bass’ most veteran producers still manage to penetrate the charts and rule dancefloors with a feeling that other genres just can’t emulate. If the D&B scene could nominate a face as an ambassador to represent the community’s legacy, no icon would be more recognizable than Goldie.

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Music News

Marcus Intalex helms New York's Natural Selection

By Beatport News Editors
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Drum & bass icon and Soul:r stable boss Marcus Intalex will make two rare New York City appearances this weekend on Saturday, August 9th and the following weekend as well on Saturday, August 16th. Influential UK-based DJ producer Marcus Kaye, known in recent years for crafting house and techno under his popular Trevino moniker, brings his classic, experimental drum & bass sound to Tammany Hall on Saturday, August 9th for the ongoing Natural Selection event, backed by Double Dragon and residents. Then, the following week, Natural Selection will also host the Metalheadz NYC party on Saturday, August 16th featuring labelmates Doc Scott and Bailey.

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Tools of the Trade

Drum & bass duo Technimatic tour their home studio

By Sean Lewis
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In celebration of their debut LP Desire Paths, the dastardly drum & bass duo of Technimatic have hit us with something amazing. We’ve gotten a chance to speak with Peter Rogers of the Technicolour half of Technimatic (minus collaborator Andy Powell aka Komatic) and asked him to share with us some of the things that are key components to their workflow. What we got back was a rare inside peek at the workspace and the tools that it took to compile what some outlets are calling “Album of the Year.” We fully agree with that assessment and were honored with the opportunity to show you a bit of their “tools of the trade.” Catch what he had to say now.

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Weekend Weapons

Noisia tip their top 10 tunes of the moment

By Sean Lewis
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Last week, the release that blazed up the Beatport charts to nab the #1 spot in our Top 100 Releases (not just in their respective genre, but on the overall site), was from Noisia who’re back with huge sounds on their latest release, the Purpose EP. The Dutch drum & bass trio of Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger delivered eight new cuts with the production quality that many bass producers will spend an entire lifetime striving to achieve. They seemingly do it no sweat. Recently, we were graced with the unique opportunity to convene with them, between stops on their heavy tour schedule, and get a definitive list of their favorite tracks of the moment. Here’s the 10 drum & bass cuts they’re feeling right now.

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