Sometimes a producer nails the sound of the past in a single tune and Detboi did that, in spades, with Secret Venom. It perfectly captures *that* Metalheadz sound so perfectly that it could be dropped into the Platinum Breakz compilation from 1996 and it wouldn’t be out of place. I love that sound and this […]

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 […]

One of my favorite albums in the last few years was Hybrid Mind’s Mountains from 2013. I fell off their recent output through no fault of their own, but I’m really excited about the impending release of their new work, Elements. As such, they’ve released a video for the single Brighter Day featuring vocalist Charlotte […]

Several months ago I wrote about DJ A-Sides’ 25th anniversary album series, Quart. The project plan was to release five separate EPs each encompassing a different style of drum & bass. Four of the five releases are available now and if you didn’t listen to me the last time I wrote about Quart then you […]

I was struggling this morning so I decided to start digging for tunes that might wake me the fuck up. It was quite fortuitous then that Chris.SU’s new EP, Solar Eclipse, arrived when it did. Lots of big tunes on the EP but the standout, to me, is The Arrow. Techy, heavy, and mean. Exactly […]

I’ve been living under a neurofunk rock for a few months. My musical preferences seem to ebb and flow with the changing of the tides and lately I’ve been on a more melancholy kick. Because of that I nearly missed out on Bristol-based Exposure’s debut release, Delicate Lives feat Sula Mae/Sacrifice, on his own A […]

Sometimes time and life conspire against one another. You start focusing on one, then miss the other or it just slips by in greater and greater increments. In any case, we’re still here and it’s about time I caught up on some new tunes. Even though it’s 11 days old, it’s brand new in my […]

Music is therapy. I use it to get back into the right frame of mind when my brainwaves aren’t syncing properly. Thankfully, our bros at Warm Communications are releasing two new tunes from Alaska and Paradox Sesi Mirage/Nairah (WARM039) and my brain is thankful today. Sesi Mirage is an amazing, and modern, turn of atmospheric […]