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Audio, BTK, Meth & Optiv – Sabretooth (Audio Remix) / Grit (Dutty Audio)

Dutty Audio have really come into their own over the last 6 months. Signing a whole spate of big artists has really pushed their release quality through the roof!

This latest release is no exception, bringing together a huge collab between 4 heavyweights of drum & bass for a cracker of an EP!


Coming at you on the 18th Feb



The Connected EP Vol 4. – Hustle Audio


Starting way back in February of 2009, Hustle Audio has gone from strength to strength in but a few short years. With a spattering of releases featuring only the most prominent underground talent , Hustle Audio’s philosophy is evident; “Quality output, nothing else. No “philosophies”, no pretentious ideals or stereotypical agendas, just solid music.”

This latest release up’s the ante once again bringing artists from all corners of the globe in for another round of quintessential underground sounds. Check it:

To promote this release ‘Call To War’ has had the video treatment, featuring the legend: MC:PM on the vocal duties, get ready for some badman sounds.

Release – 21st January 2013 (Juno Exclusive) full release 4th February 2013
Format – Digital

Programmed V1.0 – Program Records



After a flying start last year Program Records are set to continue their onslaught of top shelf dnb from the go with their very first compilation; Programmed V1.0.



01. Nitri – Concentration

02. Audio & Meth – Alone

03. Eastcolors – Murderer

04. Paul B – Drop By Drop


I’m not sure this release sits as well with me as some of their previous. It seems like a bit of a mashup of eclectic tunes, but that’s cool. Concentration has airs of autonomic about it with very synthetic, clean programming.

Alone definitely follows on Audio’s vibe from his album, more of the same! Murderer is a little different to what I’ve come to expect from Eastcolors, theres more of a RAM records vibe to it, just aswell its on program then eh!

By far the most interesting release for me is Paul B’s; Drop by Drop. Dancefloor synth stabs sit nicely alongside the steppy drums.


go check it out and make your mind up for yourself!



Released 3rd Feb 2013

Audio – Soulmagnet (Virus Recordings)


Just dropped this monday is Audio’s brand new LP; Soulmagnet. Populated with deep neurofunk beats and shredding basslines this ones definitely worth a look, head on over to http://www.junodownload.com/products/soulmagnet/2069825-02/ for previews!

Alongside this Audio also put together an awesome tutorial on how he created the track ‘Headroom’. This is possibly one of the best tutorials I’ve seen on production, covering basic (but essential) practices right through synth and break composition to mastering. Big respect to Audio for breaking it down properly into plain english, a lot of tutorials I’ve watched can be vague at best.

Black Sun Empire ‘From The Shadows’ LP

I recently got hold of a review copy of this album, you guys are in for a treat! Filled with frenetic neurofunk beats and dancefloor basslines, your gonna need a sit down after listening through this LP. With collabs from the likes of Noisia, Foreign Beggars, Rido & Audio to name but a few, Its one of the biggest albums I’ve heard this year. You NEED this in your arsenal to whip out when the dancefloor doesnt think you can take it any heavier, and if your not a DJ, you’ll want it on the ipod for those angry moments to stoke the fire in your belly.

Buy on sight.

Heres the bumpf:


From The Shadows is Black Sun Empire’s fifth studio album, the follow up to 2010’s incredibly successful Lights & Wires,an album which showcased the Dutch trio’s diversity and ability to bring a fresh take on all forms of bass music. Hailing from Utrecht, The Netherlands, Black Sun Empire is made up of brothers Milan and Micha Heyboer and close friend René Verdult. Together this threesome has consistently displayed an innate ability to turn crowds upside down and bring together outstanding long players, packed with visceral energy and unfalteringly exhilarating musical ideas.

Where Lights & Wires saw BSE experiment with tempo and genre, From The Shadows sees them offer a full commitment to their drum & bass roots. This is a high energy, high quality album packed with 170bpm+ beats, gut-wrenching basslines and, most importantly of all a decidedly exciting take on what has become an established dance music formula.

Drawing upon their rich history within the scene Black Sun Empire keep this latest long player feeling fresh with a deluge of features including mau5trap signed MC group Foreign Beggars, New Zealand singer-songwriter Thomas Oliver, Czech cinematic scorer Rido and fellow Dutch drum & bass stars Noisia. This is an unbending, unapologetic, fully charged album that’s infused with dark and brooding atmospheres and offers Black Sun Empire’s immense global fan base twelve brand new and unheard tracks.

And from the opening bars of Black Sun Empire’s ‘Feed The Machine’ ft. Noisia to the closing moments of the trio’s solo track ‘Battalion’ it’s clear that the drum & bass veterans know exactly how to put an album together. From The Shadows flows like an album should. Filled with highs and lows, changes in mood and style, grinding techno-fuelled bass one minute, beautiful wide open vocal-led breakdowns the next, this is an inspired project that feels expertly executed; Black Sun Empire’s cumulative knowledge over five albums clearly shines through here.

As summer subsides this year we suggest you let Black Sun Empire take you out From The Shadows and into the light with their new album.


Feed The Machine ft. Noisia | Salvador ft. Bless | Tripel ft. State of Mind | Thunderbolt ft. Rido | Dawn of a Dark Day ft. Foreign Beggars | Homage ft. N.Phect | All Is Lost ft. Thomas Oliver & Youthstar | Descent | Adaptation | Killing The Light ft. Inne Eysermans | Drizzle ft. Audio | Battalion | Delorean [Bonus Track]


1st October 2012