I don’t listen to drum & bass or house music 24 hours a day. Sometimes I like to indulge in a little depressing singer/songwriter fare. This one tugs on the ol’ heartstrings extra hard for the days I have a sad. If you need to feel absolutely terrible about the state of the world, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commix has a brand new EP, Generation 2, on Metalheadz available on November 4th and it’s spectacular. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you might know that I am in love with atmospheric drum & bass, especially from it’s heyday in the 90s. When Good Looking Records and their peers ruled […]

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 […]

I’m a sucker for a big bassline and a well timed sample. Kachina’s Heisenberg (on the brand new Affectionate Grooves label) has managed to scratched both of those itches making it my Tune of the Day. The entire UK Garage-influenced, Heisenberg EP will be available on the NextGen Records store soon enough. You can hear […]

**Editor’s Note: Adrian Scientia wrote this piece, but his precious Macbook suffered a long and painful death, so I’ve stepped in to post it for him. The words are his own. Bungle delivers an incredible release, The Alone EP, on Doc Scott’s 31 Recordings imprint, which has proven to be unstoppable since its “relaunch” in […]