Summer’s finally here, y’all! Time to bust out the swimsuit, hit the pool, & dive into another edition of Viper Recordings’ ‘Drum & Bass Summer Slammers’! Though the 8th installment of this annual compilation is chock-full of selections sure to please fans craving Viper’s signature style of in-your-face, bass heavy anthems, I tend to gravitate […]

Thanks to The Liberator for turning me onto this tune today. ABRA is an Atlanta-based R&B artist, but whomever is producing her stuff is really in-tuned to that UK Garage shuffle. One of the more subtle aspects of this tune is the sub-bass…it took me a couple of listens before I really caught it. This […]

So, I’ve got a confession to make, y’all. I may or may not have just spent the last hour gettin’ sweaty dancing/cleaning about the house to this mix. Ok… FINE! I actually got very little cleaning done & mostly just spent the last 60 minutes reliving my UKG glory days singing into various kitchen utensils […]

Fresh off Intergalactic Smugglers Volume 2, a brand-spankin’-new & free-to-download monthly series focused on spotlighting house music record label Shanghaied’s newcomers; Jerome Withers’ – Growvie, embraces all elements needed for a proper summertime banger in my book. From the catchy opening vocals & funk-tinged breaks to the African drums pulsing throughout, this deep house tune takes on a […]

It’s been just a few days since we heard about the passing of one of drum & bass’ most respected producers, Marcus Intalex. It doesn’t seem real that another one of our musical heroes has passed on so soon. I have always felt a huge connection to his music because I appreciate that he went […]

Fellow SB family member, Adrian Scientia aka Katalyst aka The Black Bull, finally got around to encoding one of his earliest mixtapes (but wouldn’t post it himself, so I’m doing it). The overriding theme for the tape was the 1979 gang classic, The Warriors and it shows from the intro and throughout. Initially recorded on […]