Insights

Explicit reviews & insights to some of our favourite releases.

Subsequence impresses with his Debut LP, Sin AestheticSubsequence impresses with his Debut LP, Sin Aesthetic
10/08/2020
Geoffrey Carter

Subsequence finally brings us his full-length LP, Sin Aesthetic! These ten gritty, emotive, moving tracks released on Aspire Higher are nothing short of top quality and feature some of his long time collaborators and friends including Ekomsdub and Symbiosa.

A conversation with Nuusic on Conrad Subs' new albumA conversation with Nuusic on Conrad Subs' new album
07/08/2020
Ian Gallant

Jungle has always been the backbone, of the music we love, for a long time. After listening to the latest Conrad Subs album, forthcoming on a forward-thinking Manchester imprint, we had a chat with Conrad and Nuusic label bosses Joe & Dylan to find out what's in store for the future.

How the music industry will bounce back after COVID-19How the music industry will bounce back after COVID-19
07/08/2020
Kestell Duxbury

The 4th of July marked a new independence day in the UK, with 1000s of pubs and bars able to reopen for the first time in the three months. However, nightclubs, gyms and spas will remain closed as they pose too much of a risk.

A glimpse of Skylark's Ergo and Pressure Points on DIVIDIDA glimpse of Skylark's Ergo and Pressure Points on DIVIDID
21/06/2020
Harry Taylor

DIVIDID is an independent record label based in The Netherlands. The label was started by Mark McCann (ABIS), Jonathan Kievit (IMANU), and Lars Dingeman for a fresh output of Drum & Bass.

Fearful & Mtwn's Collisions EP on Diffrent MusicFearful & Mtwn's Collisions EP on Diffrent Music
15/06/2020
Arun Chakal

You never quite know what to expect when Diffrent Music announce a new release, a staple for experimentation and cultivation of new talent, the label has never been constrained by expectations of a genre.

Zain Wolf brings us his SERVICE INDUSTRY EPZain Wolf brings us his SERVICE INDUSTRY EP
23/05/2020
Geoffrey Carter

Another breathtaking release on SATURATE.

Om Unit brings us Mahakala 03Om Unit brings us Mahakala 03
08/05/2020
Arun Chakal

A trilogy of great trilogies.

A personal perspective on yunis' Amygdala EPA personal perspective on yunis' Amygdala EP
22/04/2020
Luc Mulder

An early insight into an upcoming release on YUKU.

Noer the Boy pushes boundaries with 'Forlorn Hope' LPNoer the Boy pushes boundaries with 'Forlorn Hope' LP
19/04/2020
Harry Taylor

This release is a true reflection of Noer the Boy’s ability to make absolute slammers while simultaneously showcasing his abilities in masterful sound design.

Samurai Breaks releases his 'Putting in Werk' EPSamurai Breaks releases his 'Putting in Werk' EP
29/03/2020
Arun Chakal

Samurai Breaks is as true to his name as steel. He may have dropped the tempo on 'Putting in Werk', but by all means has the intensity and rowdiness we so fondly associate with him.

SUAHN's new EP on SATURATE + Rendah Mag PremiereSUAHN's new EP on SATURATE + Rendah Mag Premiere
10/03/2020
Dan Jones

Hailing from Baltimore, SUAHN comes through with his new 'The Gift Of Light' EP on SATURATE RECORDS. This release brings forth a mixture of acid-techno rhythms, jungle inspired breaks, and window-rattling basses.

Discussing Anti.Negative's 'ROOTS EP'Discussing Anti.Negative's 'ROOTS EP'
11/02/2020
Harry Taylor

We found Anti.Negative's SoundCloud maybe a year ago and have been blown away by every release he’s kicked out since then, his style is endlessly innovative and inspiring. Any budding producer is doing themselves a disservice sleeping on this guy!

A look at Subp Yao's 'Sum Output' EP A look at Subp Yao's 'Sum Output' EP
04/02/2020
Pierre Collie

Subp Yao is a bass heavyweight hailing from the Netherlands. Not only a producer and DJ, but also the founder of electronic music event 'Depth'. Having released on Saturate, DIVISION, Renraku and many other labels, he's back for an EP with MethLab Recordings.

Delta9 come through with the 'Skull Breakers VA'Delta9 come through with the 'Skull Breakers VA'
30/01/2020
Pierre Collie

Delta 9 Recordings gathered some bangers for a VA compilation that will make fans of Neurofunk rejoice. The label has been very engaged in increasing the presence of the creative, techy and heavy spectrum of Drum and Bass all around Europe.

A look at NIK P’s new Zapped/Unload singleA look at NIK P’s new Zapped/Unload single
28/01/2020
Andrew Murphy

Hailing from Dallas, TX, Nik Purohit is young beatmaker that has been carving his way into the bass music scene with releases on several big labels. He has been crafting a sound that has the potential to push the current trends of bass music and has an unrelenting urge to experiment.

Looking back at VALE's fall singlesLooking back at VALE's fall singles
07/01/2020
Pierre Collie

VALE is the home for expressive and innovative bass music, growing as a trademark for quality Electronica, from House to Garage, Drum & Bass to Halftime. The label released 5 singles back in fall, furthering the diverse palette we all love VALE for.

Dusty Ohms' Waves From Within EPDusty Ohms' Waves From Within EP
06/01/2020
Harry Taylor

This new offering, ‘Waves from Within’ is a fantastic piece of work showcasing his ability to mix raw Hip Hop elements with the sludgy, murky side of Halftime/Beats music which we absolutely love.

Let’s talk about Result’s Manticore EP on VALELet’s talk about Result’s Manticore EP on VALE
03/01/2020
Andrew Murphy

The guys at VALE never cease to amaze me. Never sticking to one genre and always working to push the next wave of artists into the spotlight is something they continue to do release after release. Returning this time they bring us the ‘Manticore’ EP by the mighty Result.

Frequent’s mindbending new single ‘Grass Rat’Frequent’s mindbending new single ‘Grass Rat’
14/12/2019
Kieran May

Upscale’s Frequent has been putting out some serious weight this year with tracks such as ‘Tension Coil, ‘The Goop’ and more recently ‘Forest Fires’ which was covered last month by one of our own.

Aagentah gets dark & deep on his MethLab debutAagentah gets dark & deep on his MethLab debut
11/12/2019
Andrew Murphy

MethLab Recordings are known for releasing some of the most intricately designed and forward thinking bass music in the scene, and their latest instalment in the INTEGRAL AESTHETICS series sticks to that.

Subsequence and His Sophmore Release, Freak(uency)Subsequence and His Sophmore Release, Freak(uency)
10/12/2019
Geoffrey Carter

Subseqence is the name Brian Rothstein gives to his fast growing project of what he calls an “immersive, sub driven, synthetic energy exchange.” Utilising his skills as a multi-instrumentalist to incorporate an organic feel, he seamlessly blends this concept into the realm of electronic music.

Let's look at Bolten M's 'El Heredero EP' on RenrakuLet's look at Bolten M's 'El Heredero EP' on Renraku
15/11/2019
Harry Taylor

Renraku has been synonymous with intelligent-design beat music since the very start, and their latest 11 track offering from Bolten M really affirms that.

Catch up with yunisCatch up with yunis
13/11/2019
Dan Jones

With features on SATURATE, collaborations with Mad Zach, starting an audio company, and lest we forget his incredible 'Depth EP' on MethLab, the work rate that yunis displays is unquestionable.

Let's discuss Abstract Elements' Tenderness EP on MethLabLet's discuss Abstract Elements' Tenderness EP on MethLab
12/11/2019
Pierre Collie

Russian Drum and Bass duo, Abstract Elements (Bop and Diagram) contribute their first EP to MethLab. They bring forth 4 tracks that all fall under a fresh Drum and Bass mantle, neatly fit in what they would like to call Buckweath Funk (ГРЕЧАФАНК): a dark left field relative of Neurofunk.