London-based drum & bass luminary and Exit Records boss dBridge is writing mad. Yesterday, the man known on the street as Darren White took to his official Tumblr to defend the current state of drum & bass while responding to “this continued belief that DnB has been on some kind of hiatus.”
Welcome to our final July edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Catch our hand-picked summer essentials now.
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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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.
Welcome to our latest July edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Right this way to browse our hand-selected summer essentials now.
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.
Bristol-based drum & bass leader Roni Size, 44, has announced his first solo album since 2004′s Return to V. His latest, Take Kontrol, will herald the unveiling of Size’s new label, Mansion Sounds.
Welcome to our premier July edition of On Rotation, our weekly staff recommendations in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Right this way for some hand-picked summer essentials.
Few in global dance music can claim lasting career longevity more than Ram Records main man Andy C. The secret to his success is pure and simple. He loves doing exactly what he’s doing. And what’s not to love about making your living DJing, producing music, and touring the world over the past 20 years. Now, the drum & bass don is embarking on an 11-date North American tour this summer including club and festival stops in New York, Miami, Detroit, Toronto, and San Diego.