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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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Music News

Congratulations to Germany: Save 20% now until July 16

By Beatport News Editors
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O-le ole ole ole! Congratulations goes out to the German national team for winning the 2014 world soccer final. We’d like to celebrate this historic match by giving you 20%* off now until July 16th. Shop now and score the latest summertime jams in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Enter code CUP2014 at checkout.

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Weekend Weapons

Kove rips through his top eight club cuts

By Sean Lewis
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Last year, UK-based drum & bass producer Kove claimed the drum & bass charts with his smooth, epic roller “Searching.” Since then, we’ve had a few updates from the producer with his most recent being the melodic ride, “Way We Are” featuring some fetching vocals from chanteuse Melissa Steel. His popularity has gained him regular rotation on radio and appearances from Ibiza to the US and throughout Europe. Recently, we got the chance to catch up with him and get a fresh tip sheet of his current club favorites.

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Technimatic drop debut album this month

By Jason Black
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UK-based drum & bass duo Technimatic (aka Peter Rogers and Andy Powell) have joined forces to release their debut album, Desire Paths, on July 28th. Debuting on Shogun Audio, one of the scene’s leading labels, the album is being described as “hand-crafted, soulful drum & bass” and will arrive in three formats: a 14-track CD version, a vinyl edition, and a digital package with four bonus tracks, two videos, and an artist interview.

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