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Free Alix Perez!

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Shogun Audio are drumming up the fanfare ahead of the imminent release of Alix Perez’s second LP with a freebee from the forthcoming album!

Whats not to love? Get on the download! http://www.alixperez.com/

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Love So True VIP / Watch Out (Enei Remix) – Symmetry Recordings

When this landed in my inbox I had to change pants, my two favourite tracks of last year remixed by my two favourite artists. Who could ask for more?

Love So True VIP is a great take on an already amazing track, rather than pad it out with re-processed versions of the same sound, theres been many additions to the entire song and the intro is still a game changer on any dancefloor. That drop has been chiselled up into a bone breaker and generally twisted into an altogether heavier track, two thumbs up!

Watch Out came on symmetry late last year from a collab Eastcolors and Enei. It was a defining track for Eastcolors, and one that signalled a new direction for the young artist.

It was a quality tune in its own right, but when I heard Enei got his hands on it for remix duties, my curiosity couldn’t be contained.

It is a great remix, but there are elements that dont sit as well as in the original. That bass hit is tough, but sounds out by a fraction of a second, enough to instil confusion.

The vocal is an oddity too. Whilst its a wicked lick and sits in the song fine, don’t double drop it or layer it up. It’s off from the classic 4:4 of many tracks and makes my brain hurt as a listener.

 

This’ll make an incredible 12″ and is out at the beginning of March!


Ulterior Motive – Right Here / Elephant Tune (Metalheadz 007)

A name synonymous with quality drum & bass, I pay attention when Ulterior Motive drop a new EP. This ones coming on Metalheadz sometime sooner or later.

Interesting to see UM dipping their toes in dubstep, its probably one of the best dubstep tunes I’ve heard in a while!


Technimatic/Random Movement – Vermillion (Rubik)

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Two names that are synonymous with the best liquid drum & bass has to offer; Technimatic & Random Movement have just dropped some jaw dropping tunes on Rubik. I’ve been waiting for this for months, and now theyre out, I cant stop playing them.

Both sides are fantastic and I’d gladly buy this up on vinyl

out now: http://www.junodownload.com/products/random-movement-technimatic-vermillion/2134619-02/


Mikal & Rido – Utopia11

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Bringing the deep flavours of the old school sounds back in the fold once again are Mikal and Rido with this quality release on Utopia Music.

Mikal kicks things off with Spiritual; deep pulsing basslines and dislocated beats backed with eerie synth lines takes me back to early metalheadz, good stuff!

Rido on remix duties next. The Chant was released some time ago on Utopia, it was a quality track, but lacked a little character. Rido has given this track a voice of its own, the combination of these two guys is pretty fearsome; massive growling basslines and deep stabs reminds me of Ulterior Motives sound.

A huge EP, one for the deep techy headz. Release date: 13th Feb

 


Ivy Lab – Afterthought / Brat (Ivy Lab)

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Ivy Lab have just dropped some previews of their debut single coming on Critical 4th Feb.

Quite a diverse release, side A ft Frank Carter is a sublime roller, not too dissimilar in style to Oblique. Side B comes in with a tougher edge, more traditional to the Critical sound.

 

All round a great release, definitely worth the time for a listen, maybe even worth the pennies for the wax!

 

 


Howitzer – Livity Sessions – Jan 22nd

For all you guys who missed the live show on Livity FM last night, heres the recording  🙂

 

http://www.house-mixes.com/profile/livity-fm/play/livity-sessions-howitzer-jan-22

 

Meant to Be – Hybrid Minds
Floating Island – Mr Joseph feat. Pennygiles
Here To Wherever (Original) – Gridlok
Get Close – Mortem
Visitation – Survival & Silent Witness Ft. Klute
Thin Line – Enei
Call to War – Phibes Feat MC PM
What You Need – Prolox
Drum Circle – Ulterior Motive & FD
Defence – The Billion
Touch Response – Survival & Silent Witness
Only Demon – Arclight
Inspector (Original Mix) – Inertia
Barn (Break Remix) – Sato
into the distance (break remix) – naibu & key & ena
Spiritual – Mikal
Templar (Original Mix) – Minor Rain
Need You – edIT
Black Hole – Bcee
Block Breaker (Original) – Krakota
The Chant (Rido Rmx) – Mikal
the jackal (dbridge rmx) – Kodo
Dialling Out – Break & Silent Witness
Crawler (Original Mix) – Maztek
So Alone – Chroma
Converter – Mortem
you don’t – arp xp & maurs
Elephants – Enei