'The Sound of Drum & Bass 2015', a new compilation album from Viper Recordings features the absolute best of Drum & Bass from around the world with over 25 tracks + DJ Mix.
With tracks from the scenes biggest names such as: Matrix & Futurebound, Brookes Brothers, The Prototypes, Metrik, Koven, ShockOne, InsideInfo, Cyantific, Smooth, Dimension, and many more, 'The Sound of Drum & Bass' perfectly captures the sounds of upfront, uplifting DNB in 2015.
Cyantific - Debut Viper Release
After announcing the exclusive signing of London Drum & Bass producer Cyantific last year, Viper waste no time is getting him in the rotation.
High Water Mark is the first solo release from Cyantific after he initially featured on the 10 Years Of Viper compilation and sets the standard as a teaser for the first big single due later this year.
When the mighty Drumsound and Bassline Smith adopt their 2DB persona you know there's some serious rave destruction coming. While the label bosses have played an integral part in the rise of the big-room D&B sound, they've still got their roots in the underground. This raw and gritty guise recently surfaced on the monumental “15 Years of Technique” album to deliver the vicious “Terrahawk”, and now there's something new for filth-connoisseurs to get their ears around.
"Texas producer Left/Right has found the perfect home for his radically-reinvented vibe here. A narcotic fuelled blend of elegant bass music rhythms, two-steppy fire and dystopian synthwork" 9/10 - DJMag
"Amazing EP most exciting promo I've been sent recently. Nice contrast of styles throughout the release" - Distro
"Time" is nice, very warehousey. - Doctor Jeep
"Mad vibe. Love it." - Sly-One
"like Burial on steroids" - Great Scott
Solsine formed late 2014 and collectively, under different aliases, they have performed on NME and Kiss FM, remixed for various artists including Florence And The Machine, performed on Tim Westwood and reached number one on The Hype Machine. They have also had releases with Island Records, Universal, Ministry Of Sound, Defected and Stealth as well as working with emerging artists such as Laurel and Major Look.
After a short hiatus during 2009, it was with West London based Kye Gibbons aka Foamo, who Paul Arnold chose to re-launch Fat! Records, back in 2010. The stand out 'Jookie / Centavo' 12” was a huge hit for the blogosphere community and earned top praise from the likes of DJ Zinc, Jack Beats, Rob Da Bank and The Bloody Beetroots’ Bob Rifo, who dubbed him “the new Switch”. That first release for Fat! went on to cement the foundations for what has proved to be a hugely fruitful career for Kye.
If you’ve been keeping your eye on the Los Angeles D&B scene, then you’ll know all about Slogun and iOh. Hailed as “Ones to Watch” by Kmag in 2013, their deep respect for junglist history and culture has fuelled a steady rise to prominence both as DJs and producers. Now, they’re ready to take the next step, and make their mark on the international scene as part of the Technique roster. So, after the warning shot of Razor Sharp on the 15 Years of Technique LP, it’s time to welcome the team now known as Kronology with their first full release.
Hot on the heels of his 'Nocturnal Activity' EP comes Jason Laidback's second single on his fresh Nightprowl imprint.
First up is 'Luck' a new garage/bass house twist on the classic 'A Little Bit Of Luck' by DJ Luck & MC Neat. Big, bouncy bassline action featuring the divine garage vocalist Valerie M (The Freestylers). Hypnotic heavy peak time ammunition for your sets, watch this one shake the room!
Bass=Win head honcho, Rico Tubbs has compiled and mixed some of his favourite 'Bass House' moments from the labels back catalogue, along with some new and exclusives.
The compilation will be available through all good stores in December. But right now, we have taken the 3 new & exclusive tracks and put them into a EP for your listening pleasure!
First up, we have a MRJ remix of Kelevra's classic 'Hollywood'. The original was released on Bass=Win back in 2012, but now MRJ steps up to give it a techy baseline refix.
Following on from releases with Moda Black, Portsmouth based Concrete Music and London’s Get Twisted Records over the past couple of years, emerging London man Jett will showcase his deft and vivid approach to UK House, with a two track debut for Fat! Records.
His gorgeous rendition of Radiohead’s Talk Show Host played a part in the dramatic conclusion of Gorgon City’s Essential Mix for Radio 1, back in September.