Beats and Pieces Volume 2 2016

Hello team, good to be back in the saddle providing new music links and links to great music already released. It has been awhile since I did my last installment of our famous Beats and Pieces segment but with the amount of music we have received over the last few weeks I needed to. I want to showcase and give a lot of love to music that needs to be heard so lets get into it!!!!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween.

Current Value – The Deep – Othercide Records      Free Tune Alert!

Current Value is releasing his Rethink EP via Othercide records, and has given away a track in the lead up to its release.

Current Value Rethink EP

Beta 2 – The Beats Inbetween EP – Metalheadz Platinum

Beta 2 stretches his creative wings on Headz Plat with a 4 track EP of some ethereal and deeper music. A balance of sounds and minimal break work that is cut razor sharp and to the point. I loved the upright bass work in “Black Dahlia” The bonus track Slide and Speckled Dots are favorites as well. Fantastic.

Greazus – Greazus Loves You – Diffrent Music

Vancouver’s own Greazus steps into Dexta’s Diffrent music imprint with a nice half time 4 track EP of DNB bass riddims. Diffrent continues to push the boundaries and introduce more sounds and style into DNB which I love. Great production. Sinistar makes an appearance on “Skankface” rounding out the release.

Ink – Architecture Presents the 50th EP – Architecture

The legendary Ink comes through with the 50th release EP on Architecture. My tune is the “White Lotus VIP” by Loxy and Resound with the rolling funk break just taking it there. I am a sucker for a good roller with claps and percussion just getting that vibe loose. Ink and Gremlinz “The Moth” is another one I was digging that was reminiscent of Metalheadz and Ed Rush’s “The Raven”

Break – 10 Years of Symmetry Sampler – Symmetry

Break is unleashing the massive 10 years of Symmetry LP with an excellent taste of whats to come with 2 tunes. A great tune with Kyo on “Give In To Me” and the percussively funky “Who Got Da Funk” A bigger review of this and the rest of the deliciously excellent album coming soon….

Digital – The Shame Of Mankind – Function Records

Digital has just been killing it this year with quality release after quality release. Its about the vibes with Digital and there is no exception here. Digital has even more absolute heat coming with Spirit, Total Science, and many others. You cannot stop this man right now. Dubzilla is laying waste to all in his path. “The Shame” EP is just rocks with some banging half time styled jams and some straight sound system madness. Buy on site.

Dawn Raid – Make Me Move EP – Mac 2 Recordings

Immediate Purchase.

Mac 2 is easily one of the most slept on labels in DNB. I hardly see anyone post or push theirtunes but make no mistake, Randall’s legendary label is serious business. The Heavyweight Soundz and Pieces LPs have some incredibly banging bits on them. Do some research and support this label. Dave Owen, Jaybee, Serum, and others have all killer no filler music on this label including the label boss himself.

LIGHT THE BEACONS is STRAIGHT FIRE.

 

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