Archive | Drum & Bass

Shadient issues two-track release ‘Crash / Roadworks’ ahead of debut album

Shadient has shared the last two singles ahead of his forthcoming debut album with the double release of “Crash” featuring fknsyd and Catnapp and “Roadworks,” which follow his genre-defying tracks “Ego Insaniac” and “Dancing Alone Again,” released in July and August, respectively. Speaking on “Roadworks,” which notably features his own vocals, Shadient said, “Something really […]

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Koven stop by UKF with ‘Say What You Want’ in tow

Out of the Koven camp comes the UKF-assisted “Say What You Want,” featuring epic string instrumentals to match their instrumental flair. Arriving as Koven’s second original release of the year—following “FEEL” with Delta Heavy—”Say What You Want” is their first standalone single since their 2020 LP, Butterfly Effect. “Say What You Want” precedes their forthcoming […]

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REAPER pushes the boundaries of drum ‘n’ bass with ‘IMY’ featuring Bella Renee

REAPER continues to cast commotion and mystery as the masked producer makes his fourth appearance on Bassrush Records with “IMY” featuring Bella Renee. The poised DJ, named one of Dancing Astronaut‘s Artists to Watch in 2021, is restlessly ascending the ranks of bass music by virtue of his annihilating drum ‘n’ bass crossovers such as his […]

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REAPER pushes the boundaries of drum ‘n’ bass with ‘IMY’ featuring Bella Renee

REAPER continues to cast commotion and mystery as the masked producer makes his fourth appearance on Bassrush Records with “IMY” featuring Bella Renee. The poised DJ, named one of Dancing Astronaut‘s Artists to Watch in 2021, is restlessly ascending the ranks of bass music by virtue of his annihilating drum ‘n’ bass crossovers such as his […]

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Bensley talks the sonic shift that his ‘Cascade’ EP embodies [Interview]

In 2013, dubstep was in the throes of its golden era, and a 16-year-old Peter Bennett—now better known by his Bensley stage name—attended his first music festival. While initially there to hear some dubstep, he found himself drawn more to the drum ‘n’ bass acts, standing in the crowd as greats such as Noisia and […]

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Joseph Ray releases cinematic sophomore EP ‘300 Below’ via Big Beat Records

Joseph Ray, better known as a founding member of veteran UK electronic group, NERO, has released his sophomore solo EP titled 300 Below via Big Beat Records. The ethereal melodic techno and bass extended play follows Ray’s solo debut and double single, Room 1.5 / Chem-EX, which landed on Above & Beyond’s Anjunadeep label imprint […]

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Xavi’s ‘To The Endless Searing Skies’ gets a companion—stream the remix LP

An alluring remix package accompanies Xavi‘s debut album To The Endless Searing Skies, released in March via Ophelia Records. The four-track collection of alternative takes features burgeoning producers such as Yitaku, acloudyskye, and Outwild, as well as a nostalgic rework of “Nevertheless” from none other than Xavi himself. Each revision featured on the To The […]

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REAPER gets heavy with new Bassrush release, ‘Make A Move’

REAPER is on a hot streak in 2021, unveiling his latest single “Make A Move” on Insomniac‘s Bassrush label imprint. One of Dancing Astronaut‘s Artist to Watch continues his campaign as one of the brightest US-based drum ‘n’ bass producers on his latest. “Make A Move” follows REAPER’s recent remix duties of Koven’s “Shut My Mouth,” […]

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REAPER gets heavy with new Bassrush release, ‘Make A Move’

REAPER is on a hot streak in 2021, unveiling his latest single “Make A Move” on Insomniac‘s Bassrush label imprint. One of Dancing Astronaut‘s Artist to Watch continues his campaign as one of the brightest US-based drum ‘n’ bass producers on his latest. “Make A Move” follows REAPER’s recent remix duties of Koven’s “Shut My Mouth,” […]

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Must-stream: Xavi’s remix of Seven Lions, Last Heroes, and HALIENE’s ‘Don’t Wanna Fall’

Xavi has shared his remix of Seven Lions‘ collaboration with Last Heroes and HAILENE, “Don’t Wanna Fall,” via Ophelia Records. The St. Louis native delivers a breathtaking rework of the original by adding high-energy drum ‘n’ bass and mid-tempo elements, extending a full-range of emotions. Xavi made his Ophelia Records debut with two album singles, […]

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Carl Cox goes in for an hour-long drum ‘n’ bass mix on Edible Records

Carl Cox has delivered a special guest mix for Eats Everything‘s 201st episode of his “Edible Beats” radio show. The veteran DJ embraces his UK underground roots by diving into a heavy mix of drum ‘n’ bass tunes featuring the likes of Netsky, DC Breaks, Total Science, DJ Marky & SPY, Commix, Shy FX, and more. […]

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Metrik unleashes long-awaited third album, ‘Ex Machina’ [Stream]

Honing in on a decade’s trade of drum ‘n’ bass, Metrik has unveiled his highly-anticipated third studio album, Ex Machina. The 13-track endeavor exemplifies the lauded producer’s evolution, charting an effortless execution of his electrifying sound. Preceded by his acclaimed 2016 LP LIFE/THRILLS, Metrik’s latest effort arrives on Hospital Records with the familiar evocations of […]

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Metrik unleashes long-awaited third album, ‘Ex Machina’ [Stream]

Honing in on a decade’s trade of drum ‘n’ bass, Metrik has unveiled his highly-anticipated third studio album, Ex Machina. The 13-track endeavor exemplifies the lauded producer’s evolution, charting an effortless execution of his electrifying sound. Preceded by his acclaimed 2016 LP LIFE/THRILLS, Metrik’s latest effort arrives on Hospital Records with the familiar evocations of […]

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Camo & Krooked detail pivoting to singles, upcoming Red Bull Vienna shows, and working with Jeru The Damaja [Interview]

For veterans holding more than 12 years of music-making, Camo & Krooked continue to ignite the drum ‘n’ bass scene with the fresh energy of newcomers. The Austrian duo consisting of Reinhard Reitsch and Markus Wagner have proved an indomitable force since their formation in 2007—signing to mammoth Hospital Records and winning the Drum&BassArena’s Best […]

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Turning it up a notch with RAM Records founder Andy C [Interview]

Decades ago, the electronic music scene was nigh unrecognizable from its worldwide integration and popularity today. Andrew John Clarke was younger then, attending illegal raves with his friends in the English countryside. One such party came to mind when someone sent him a photo from many years over social media, reminding him of years past. […]

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Hospital Records works toward gender equality with first Women in Drum & Bass London Workshop

“At Hospital Records, Med School and Hospitalitydnb we recognise the gender imbalance within drum & bass. We want to be at the forefront of pushing through a positive change for the scene and music that we all love, towards a more representative community that creates equal opportunities for everyone.” Being the change that you want […]

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Kanine, Philth, Becca Jane Grey, and Simula celebrate massive 60-track ‘Drum&BassArena 2019’ [Q&A]

Birthed out of the UK’s early ’90s jungle scene and rapidly gaining mainstay status shortly after, drum ‘n’ bass has celebrated its popularity at its heights notably in concentrated pockets—although never quite enjoying the mainstream bliss of its newer peers like dubstep and trap in the U.S. However, the veteran genre has shown resilience and […]

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Kanine, Philth, Becca Jane Grey, and Simula celebrate massive 60-track ‘Drum&BassArena 2019’ [Q&A]

Birthed out of the UK’s early ’90s jungle scene and rapidly gaining mainstay status shortly after, drum ‘n’ bass has celebrated its popularity at its heights notably in concentrated pockets—although never quite enjoying the mainstream bliss of its newer peers like dubstep and trap in the U.S. However, the veteran genre has shown resilience and […]

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 100: The Ultimate Drum ‘n’ Bass Playlist

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. There’s just something about […]

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 100: The Ultimate Drum ‘n’ Bass Playlist

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. There’s just something about […]

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