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Bass Trap – Derby – Friday 8th March

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Basstrap’s up this evening! If your’e in the local area gimme a shout on twitter @howitzer_dnb.

I’ll be dropping an early doors, 2 hour minimal/liquid/tech set to get the party started, any and all requests will be serviced if possible (and appropriate).

I look forward to seeing you there!

http://www.facebook.com/events/214059105385431/


Phace – Motor EP Series (Neosignal)

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Neosignal’s releases are few and far between, but when we do get a drop, you can be damn sure its the hottest drum & bass to splash down that month.

The Motor EP is no exception, with its massive neurofunk breaks and collabs from Noisa AND Mefjus I think its safe to assume you’ll be hearing these around a lot in the coming months!


Mise En Place Pt.2 – Ingredients Records

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Those of you who remember the first part to Mise En Place will recall it was an epic EP from the guys over at Ingredients, bringing together some of the greatest talents in the industry for a special flavour.

Well the guys over at ingredients have just gone and one upped themselves.

This follow-up EP is brimming with incredible tracks from the likes of Villem, Break, Skeptical, Dub Phizix and dRamatic & dbAudio. Quite the line-up eh?

It’s as good as it sounds, take a listen!

 

The tune I find most interesting on this EP is Dub Phizix – Rainy City Music. He’s been blasting out the deep, dancefloor smashers relentlessly over the past year or so, which is what makes this such a stark contrast to what were used to; A slow, atmospheric, rolling tune, accented by spacious percussion and strings shows Dub Phizix’s lighter side.

 

Coming on 18/03/13


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!


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

 


Howitzer – Livity Sessions (29/01/13)

If you missed the show on Tuesday night you can catch the download here: http://www.livityfmradio.com/apps/podcast/podcast/284551

Tracklisting:

When It Rains – Stray
Give It Up (Original) – Etherwood
Autumn Comes – Naibu
Only Demon – Arclight
Fatal Attraction – Bcee
Rainha – Zero T
Envious – Commix
Guardian – SpectraSoul
Templar (Original Mix) Minor Rain
Shutter edIT
Human Philosophy Nick Bee
into the distance (break remix) – naibu & key & ena
Spiritual – Mikal
Mob Justice (Enei Remix) – Foreign Concept
Eleven [Amoss Remix] – Dakosa
I’m A Creator – Dub Phizix
Lista – Amoss
Bounce – Sunchase
Architecture (Original Mix) – Mtwn
Aria – Rockwell
Converter – Mortem
Love So True – Break
Saliga ft. Kemo – Enei
Never Give It Up feat. D Lolax (Original Mix) – Kije, D Lolax
Contaminant – Emperor