A few gems up on SC at the mo/:
Dakosa – Eleven [Amoss Remix]
freeness from Amoss? Yup, don’t care what it is, its downloading! Get it.
Billain & NickBee – Extrasensory – free track (Neurofunk grid special)
More free tunes! This ones by some seriously talented folk, dutty basslines!
Krakota – Block Breaker (Hospital Records)
Oof! Hospital!? You just keep getting murkier, I love it! I would not expect to see krakota in the clinic, but this is wicked vibes. Plus theyve confirmed sick music 3 for the 23 Nov! Win!
Soul Intent – Robo Step (forthcoming on IM:Ltd)
Local boy Soul Intent gets his face on IM’s imprint! Respect, its a wicked tune.
NickBee – New Born Star / Proktah – Wrong Way (NickBee remix) – FootPrints
New music from Zero-T’s label; footprints. He seems to be becoming very active recently from a bit of a hiatus with his label breathing again, new tunes out on dispatch, etc. Good to see some movement in this camp, Zero-T pretty much got me into dnb.
Calyx & TeeBee – Nothing I Can Say / Skank
RAM dribbling out the Calyx and Teebee previews like a leaky bucket. I cant blame them though, its gonna be a cracker!
Hot on the heels of the Love & Hate EP released earlier this year on Hospital comes the long awaited full length album from Spy; What The Future Holds.
A long time veteran of the dnb scene, he’s earnt much respect from everyone for his consistent delivery and true versatility. Many people lauded his signing to Hospital who have gone from underground figure head status, to commercial icons in a few short years. This was followed by quite a dilution of quality from the label, which is a shame. Having said that though, the last few releases on hospital have had some great content.
You can imagine the distaste of the underground to speculate on the potential damage to S.P.Y’s sound that could be attributed to his hospital signing. Imagine our surprise then to hear the fruits of his labour, untarnished and bringing renewed faith in Hospital Records.
Previews are up for SPY’s new album on the hospital store, no doubt they’ll be up on souncloud soon too.
Its sounding pretty tasty! Once again delivering his diverse sound though liquid lovelys and dancefloor smashers, there really will be something for everyone on this LP.
Release date is set for 1st October.
The original Love Has Gone featured its own single release and an appearance on the 2 album, it wasn’t really my cup-o-tea; a big, shrill, wobbly, dance-floor stomper. But now its been given the darker treatment by the revered Dub Phizix.
Its a bit out of style to see Dub Phizix on a hospital ep. His fierce, tribal beats are more at home in the arms of Critical or Exit Records. His recent works both heavily laden with gritty dub vocals this tune has been spared, in place of some much cornier lyrics and dark pulsing synth.
What I love about this tune is the massive contrast in styles; the synth reminds me of an earlier time in hospital records, sounds from ‘The Future Sounds of Russia’ from the likes of Mr Size F and Subwave. Backed up with a stinker of a bassline and tribal shuffles create a dance-floor destroyer.
I cant wait to drop this on some un-suspecting Netsky Fans, it’s an absolute cracker.
Its summer, british summer. Which means its wet and shit, no surprises there but there have been quite a few gracing my headphones of late.
Going on his previous two singles to the build-up of his album, I wholeheartedly expected the Netsky’s creatively titled second album to be wall to wall drumstep. Another producer prolapse at Hospital records.
Much to my surprise then, there are some sweet tunes on there! From the liquid dancefloor funk of When Darkness Falls & No Beginning to the deep Junglist vibes of Drawing Straws there is something for everyone. It really showcases how broad Netsky’s talent is within the dnb and dubstep spectrum, and it makes me happy to know he hasn’t forgotten his roots on spearhead. (They were some of his best works in my opinion)
Also, it makes one wonder the future direction of hospital. There have been many murmers from London Elektricity of late on the state of popular dnb. Mostly about the moshpits dubstep and drumstep seem to be drawing, which is who hospital records have been tailoring their sounds to. You never know, if this latest offering is anything to go by they might just balance the sounds out and bring back the funk.
Please Hospital, bring back the funk.
Speaking of funk, Utah Jazz’s new album; Groove Therapy was also a very welcome addition to my collection.
These guys know how to make some seriously slick liquid rollers. Gorgeous music to behold, this might even get bagged on wax.
If you haven’t listened yet, do so now:
Lastly, the Drum & Bass Arena Summer Selection really struck a note with me. These collections are usually comprised of the harshest, most screechy basslines ever created.
Whilst this collection certainly does have a few of those, it also has some lovely liquid tracks and some great exclusives. Definitely worth checking out:
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|
|6||Always, Like This||Submerse|
|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 . .
Looks like theres a few more bits coming out on the upcoming Logistics album on Hospital Records
This ones a new one from radio 1; pretty good I think you’ll agree!
And the recently released fibreglass on hospitality 2012
Hopefully this is a sign of things to come from one of my all time favourite producers!