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Fresh Tunes

Quite a lot of new eps are surfacing over the last few days so I thought I’d whack them up for you guys!

 

Demand 012 – Spinline –  Life(Clarity Remix)/Sundays(Stray Remix)

Deep, techy sounds from both Clarity and Stray here, consistent with their works of late. Big sounds, I cant help but think theyre a little too much the same as previous efforts though. It’d be nice to see what else clarity can do!

out now! :http://www.junodownload.com/products/life/2041797-02/

 

Dispatch 62 –  Break/Survivial –  Stano/Going Over

Looking to be another large release on Dispatch, Break is seeing a lot of love from them at the moment, and rightly so! A killer release that I NEED in my collection.

Hurry up and release it dispatch!

Due for release 8th Oct

 

Program 02 – Wickaman, Hoodlum & Mavrik – One Scratch / Wickaman & RV – Sound Clash

Program are a very recent label, the brain-child of Andy C and RAM records setup to give some fresh blood a proving ground. Their previous release by frankee was massive, this one also lives up to the hype with a couple of dancefloor rockers that’ll keep any party rolling.

Out Now (But only on f*cking Beatport) http://www.beatport.com/release/one-scratch-sound-clash/959658

 

BMT010 – Stray – ‘Follow You Around’ / ‘Contract’

Lastly, Ssme new floaty liquid from the BMT camp. This one see’s stray with his own EP on BMT, which is odd. BMT only really release their own music or remixes on their label. I think this is a push by the lads to become a bigger label covering music they love from all spectrum’s.

Out 24th Sept


Free Sample Pack From BMT!

Want some free jungle samples from the vaults of blu mar ten? Fuck yes, should be your answer!

Head on over with the link below, bag yourself 390 mb of wav goodies from bmt’s personal jungle collection and break out the amens for some jungle riddims!

http://www.blumarten.com/home/junglejungle-1989-1999-samplepack/


Med School – Blood Pressure LP

Its that time of year when med school comes out from the classroom and shows us all what its been working so dilligently to create over the past 12 months.

With a track listing to die for, I have a feeling this will not dissapoint!

1 Red Rhythm Lung, Joe Syntax & eleven8
2 Ecstasy Dub Anile & Dakosa
3 Feels Like Mutated Forms
4 Last Life In The Universe Blu Mar Ten
5 Carnivore Royalston
6 Always, Like This Submerse
7 Neverending S.I.N
8 Sense Of Being (feat. Veela) TwoThirds & BadApple

Go check out the previews on the new mini site: http://www.medschoolmusic.com/blood-pressure/

Forthcoming on the 5th of March, I think . .


Blu Mar Ten – Problem Child / Sweet Little Supernova review

Well then, BMT have pushed out a new single from their forthcoming second album.

A well established trio that have been big names on the dnb scene since their release of Natural History (2009), their name has become synonymous with immense production quality and trademark deep liquid vibes.

Natural history is still an album in my all time top 10, not much comes close to it. So I eagerly await these releases with baited breath, hanging on every tease they send out to the community.

With this in mind, how does their new stuff stack up?

Problem child is a step towards the minimal, techy vibes that have been circling the scene of late , similar to the sounds coming from shogun but with a definite BMT stamp. Its quite the growling half-step affair with tranquil liquid synth riding through the mids here and there. Personally I feel that it doesn’t quite hit the mark.

There’s too much contrast from the main phrase to the liquid synth, The underlying depth and tech are overwhelmed by the soaring pads. I’d like to have seen more use of the vocal stabs, chopped up with a bit of delay to really amplify the tech aspect.

it feels to me, like a clash of styles. BMT’s take on neuro / tech coinciding with the sweet liquid vibes they’re used to producing. I think they achieved this with Still the one, on their previous EP. This still has all the traits I describe in problem child, but is balanced more towards techy drums with less presence on the ambience.

Ironic they called it problem child then, something that feels like it was more difficult to sculpt into a finished product.

On the flip side, Sweet Little Supernova is exactly what I expect from BMT. Big pulsing basslines, soaring ambience, sexy vocal riffs, and literally the perfect reverb on the drums to really amplify the moody nature of the track. I love the little drum fills in this tune, the flat snares and the little ‘toings’ that break the drums up into 8 bar chunks, perfectly timed to add variation and shuffle thats needed in a roller such as this.

The mids and highs have been given lots of room over the bassline for full sounding vocal ambience that compliments the low mids and bass nicely.

Whilst certainly not the dance floor smasher, it is a perfect liquid roller, a thinking mans track, and aptly titled at that.

With this being the final EP released before the album hits sometime this autumn, BMT have held my faith. There’s a good sense of progression with their sound and whilst they’re not pushing anything radically different they are staying current whilst keeping their trademark sound. You always know you’re listening to a Blu Mar Ten tune.

I sincerely hope they manage to nail that fine line between minimal/tech/neuro/liquid that problem child aims at. If they do, it’ll be an absolutely epic tune!

Problem Child:

Sweet Little Supernova: