Drum & Bass
The Tantrum Desire brand has been closely associated with the type of big-room epic style that have turned drum and bass into a mainstay of the mainstream. We all know, though, that there's always an undercurrent of twisted experimentalism, which comes to the fore in “Nationwide Rocker”. It opens in a dark and techy landscape, suggesting we're building into a display of neurofunk technique. And then we're dropped into something that isn't quite categorisable. It's hard, dancefloor music, built from a stripped-back rhythm sequence and a succession of expertly-twisted basses.
We're sending out big love to one of the longest standing labels out there: Formation Records. They've just come on board as a regular client for their latest releases, back catalog as well as their new Gospel & Bass label: Bass Disciples.
Check out their latest right here:
Following on from ‘Passing By’, his standout contribution to Dee Ellington’s recently released ‘So In Love’ EP on NexGen's sister imprint Migration Recordings, Soulful Nature returns to NexGen with his beautifully crafted solo release ‘Going Nowhere’ EP.
The Leicester-based producer & DJ is on top form with this EP and lets his influences shine through with elements of soul, jazz & funk.
Kronology have taken no prisoners in their assault on the scene since joining Technique last year. They've taken the big room sound and brought an uncompromising individuality to bear, laying out their template on their huge “Timelapse” EP. So, having made waves, now the LA team are back to deliver the aftershock.
London raised, Leicester-based producer extraordinaire, Rob Sparx hits the ground running in early 2016 with his ‘Dreamin’ EP on NexGen Music.
This banging 4 tracker explores some of the many styles of DnB Rob has mastered over the years. From the musicality of ‘Archon' and the ferocity of ‘Navigator’ to the roots vibes of ‘Jah’ and the liquid soul of ‘Dreaming’, this EP has something for everyone.
Meanwhile in the wild wild west…
Still on the rampage after a year on the Wanted posters, the Chopstick posse returns bigger and badder with more deadly shots to wake the town. With nine new horses the bounty continues to rise, as more hardened musical outlaws join the gang.
Insomniax is a collaboration of two producers, Renzo (Damien Fellows) and Freshold (Oliver Millin) hailing from the South West, UK. Renzo and Freshold have both been devoted to making dance music since the early rave days of the 90s.
Mind Vortex - 10/10 'Boom!'
TC - 10/10 'Very Good!'
Tantrum Desire - 10/10 'Sick!'
Drumsound & Bassline Smith - 8/10 'Good Release'
Maxim (The Prodigy) - 9/10 'Love it!'
Rene LaVice - 8/10
Teddy Killerz - 8/10 'Good'
El Hornet (Pendulum) - 10/10 'Great Tunes'
RADIO SUPPORT: Joe Ford (Kiss FM) / Eddy Temple Morris (Soho Radio)
It hasn't taken long for Document One to define their own niche among the Technique Recordings roster. Brimming with multi-genre experience, this team has come well-equipped with a fresh and clean production style, overt musicality and uncompromising levels of funk. This release reasserts their commitment to the dancefloor while showing off yet more colours from their palette.
It's a new year, and it's a new Viper Recordings banger in the form of Cyantific's 'Outatime'
Summer 2015 saw the release of Cyantific's anthemic 'Colour In The Shadows'. It took both the airwaves and dance floors by storm, becoming Radio 1's MistaJam 'Inbox Fresh' whilst getting support on the floor from giants such as Matrix & Futurebound, Wilkinson, Brookes Brothers & Camo & Krooked.
'Outatime' is no less epic in stature. Already premiered on the mighty Friction's Radio 1 show, this track has the producers trademark quality stamped all over it.