K2T in collaboration with Sirus blow us away with a smooth, liquid Drum and Bass number called ‘Rwenzori’ which is available on Detached Audio. The track features a lush piano which holds all the elements together in a timeless fashion. The drums are crisp and punchy throughout, with subtle movements of the high percussion in the stereo image. The drum and bass element of the track is well balanced against the much more important piano part, ensuring the all the drive and energy is right there, holding the piano up and allowing all the tone to be heard.

I really like this track because the piano is so calming and when paired with the energy of the percussion, makes you sway from side to side with a big smile on your face. This track was over all too soon and had to be instantly replayed, second time round doesn’t disappoint at all, but with the expectation of the surge of energy that comes with the drop which allows you to fall back in to the sultry groove from moments earlier.

The variations within the drums keep the progression of the track moving along and rising in energy before dropping down to leave the effected piano to soar. These are both very talented producers who have pulled together a blinding track which should be something you listen to right now.

Celo, from Denmark, has released this brilliant double track EP featuring this blinder called ‘Calling’, which is possibly one of the meanest and hypnotic tracks i’ve listened to for a while! It’s easy to throw words like that around about any track you listen too, but this honestly feels so organic, wide and spacious, yet focused and punishingly direct to the listener. The drums are developed and positioned with such precision that every sound lands perfectly in the sonic spectrum. This is a producer really on top of their game.

This is a real delight to listen too, as you reach for the volume dial, it just sounds better, and not because its louder, but because you are now inside the track which has started to progress through a development of grooves, giving a whole different feel to the track. We are hanging to the awesome synth work that we are already moving to yet the drums have really pushed us on to a new level. This is something that just needs to be listened to.

The bass tones and variations are really fun to listen to and this mixed with the drums, other synth work and space that is within the track are really inspiring for any music producer or musician to feed off. Amazing stuff.

This is part of the ‘Aliens Are Coming’ EP available on Fresh DEM Records, Deeper Creeper by DJ Ryde. A truly upbeat and bouncy drum and bass tracks that is produced to a very high standard, and contains all the parts of a true dnb classic. The playful melody floats above the rest of the soundscape, manipulated and modulated with little stutters and alterations. Underneath it, an energetic drum beat drives the track forward with that stab bass accenting the midrange riff, which then falls on to a bass tone. This is a really cleverly produced piece of music that showcases the ability of DJ Ryde.

 

I love the little half time break, but I am partial to a drastic alteration in the track or that spaced out moment before the track builds and drops again. This is really cool, I will be listening to the rest of the EP straight away!

 

Although this is not necessarily the type of drum and bass that I would normally reach for, this track and the rest of the EP is really fun and i did really enjoy the production values that have gone in to this, while leaning towards more Jump Up drum and bass the further the EP unfolds, it even got me wondering about developing some more music with this feel of energy. So if it gets you to want to make music, dance or jump – it must have hit the nail on the head!

This is simply a lush soundscape of rich synths and ambient tones that reaches far in to the distance and out from the speakers with a magical amount of space. The track is called “Bordeaux 7am” and is by the very talented Flexagon.

The colder tones in this track are reminiscent of a familiar futuristic, sound palette for a modern cinematic, while the rich, warm lower tones lean more towards an organic, more open sound. The occasional, heartbeat style drums really give the music, which already has its own pulse, a definitive foothold and sense of pacing. I really enjoyed listening to the space in this track created by the use of the stereo field and movement within the reverbs.

This is extremely ambient while also emotional, thought provoking and inspirational, even through the evolving tones and soundscape instrumentation and structure that has been used to capture such a journey. Brilliant music. Flexagon also puts a stunning series of ambient through Electronica Dj mixes which are fantastic to listen to.

This track just demands attention from the listener. There is a rich tapestry of scratchy, metallic sounding dark synths, worked over an intricate beat that continuously propels the music forward. The production of each individual sound in the title track “Radio Signals”, from the EP crossover collaboration between SynthForce and DJ Ransome, is smooth and precise, leaving acres of space for the continuous progression of movement within the amazing sound palette that has been used.

The manipulation of the bass and synths is really fun to listen to, and its contrast against the harmonically rich plucked string is such a juxtaposition against the rest of the track that it bring a wide smile to the face.

I really enjoyed this track and it goes without saying with the calibre of these producers. The rest of the EP is, as to be expected, top quality, with the rich, heavy and glitchy elements of “Behemoth” and the fun switch with the vocal in “Without You”. Get your ears on this EP available through Inna Rhythm Recordings.

The Untouchables give us a mesmerisingly, hypnotic groove driven track called ‘Silence Your EGO’. This is available on the well respected Samurai Music. This track is simply infectious and will have you swaying as if under a trance. It’s spooky and dark, yet inviting and amazingly sculpted with some excellent sound design. I’ve listened to it several times round and really love the way the sounds are mixed and positioned against each other.

I really enjoyed the movement in the drums and the tones that swell from low down and up through the reverberant highs. The vocal chant is really cool and is possibly one of the sounds that gives this such a sinister edge at times. As the music progresses, that mesmerising beat is still pounding along keeping you moving. Brilliant track, check it out 🙂 Its part of their EP – Mutations.

Taken from the ‘Out of Time’ album released in 2017, Hugo Kant’s ‘This Is Just The Beginning’ is an absolute masterpiece to round off a superb album. I’ve listened through the whole album several times, and it is a real journey that can be enjoyed by all listeners and music lovers. But for me, ‘This Is Just The Beginning’ completely took my breathe away. The whole album blends real instruments, recognisable sounds and familiar tones with electronic grooves, tones and samples that really set off the scene and make you smile and tap your foot. ‘This Is Just The Beginning’ feels like it has stepped right out of a gangster and detective movie, I can’t help but feel as though I’ve been transported to another time, sat in a bar listening to a huge band.

I decided to share this track over any others on the album because I feel as though it being the last track, that not as many people will hear it, but maybe i’m wrong. The production on this piece of music and the album in its entirety is tight, full of energy and a real spectacle to admire. I will be searching out more of Hugo Kant’s music as this is one of the most enjoyable albums that I have listened to in recent months. I only wish i’d have found it earlier!

There are moments in the rest of the album where I felt as if i had been swept away and ended up in a parallel universe, from the first beats of the opening track ‘Entering The Black Hole’ through the mesmerising vocal sounds and cut up beats in ‘Odissi’, again I can’t recommend this enough.

This landed in my inbox recently, and from the first hit of the kick drum and roll of the bass line had me hooked. Sumerio brings us the track “Apnea D”, the follow up to “Break”, another track worth checking out if you are in to progressive Techno. This is an impressively produced track that has lots of movement in the high end and arpeggiated riffs, taking full advantage of the stereo width. This is something that I really like in all styles of music, especially electronic based pieces because there is a tendency for these styles to be produced with very mono blocks of sound or static movement.

Coming from a live background, I love to take advantage of the width in a mix, and again, the drums in this track are really well produced, spaced out across the stereo field but also crisp, punchy and well layered. This gives an amazingly strong base for the track to build on, allowing the bass to drive the track forward with such momentum and energy that you can’t help but move along with this track. I think that this would be great on a night time drive through tunnels or the rain.

A subtle siren discordantly drops in and out occasionally, which is brilliant attention to detail, and these subtleties really add spice and flavour to the track. I will definitely be keeping my eyes and ears peeled for more from this artist and really hope that there is more to come in the not too distant future. Brilliant stuff all round. You can follow Sumerio on Facebook.

This is an absolute blinder of a track that punches so much weight in the intro, and then explodes in to a frantic dance floor, rave worthy track. Think of your strobe lights flashing and people flying on the sticky floors. I love the dark edgy vibe that Dualscript creates when the duo produces their drum and bass. There is so much detail in every aspect of this track that i had to listen to it several times to be able to take it all in.

I’m a huge fan of intricate drum production and patterns, this absolutely hits the nail on the head for me. A track that flows in and out of minimal and heavy at each drop, its so much more than the second track on the EP, but a whole encompassed view in to the mind set of these producers and their musical influences. The bass is rounded and warm, a contrast to the crisp drums and harsh tones that fly over the top. If you want to listen to something to get your juices flowing, this whole EP is worth a listen and I can honestly say that I enjoyed every second of it.

It may have been released a year ago, but when you come across music that you somehow missed when it was released, it is even more special to be able to join the party. I hope you like it as much as I have. You can follow Dualscript on Soundcloud here and find the release on Close 2 Death Recordings.

Liquithority drops another beautiful track, this time with a more subdued vibe called “Interlude”. All I can say about this is I’ve replayed it many times and each time it sends shivers down the back of the neck.

There are subtle nuances that dance around the stereo field that if you are not paying attention, you simply won’t notice. Strings pulsate far in the distance before the drop, swirling through an arpeggio style riff, the sound of waves gives us a sense of ambience and an organic soul.

The drums are round and present in the mix, holding on to the house style roots that this track originated from, the bass ticks along weaving in and out of the drum pattern. I absolutely love this track, I thought that the previous track released by Liquithority was insanely good, but for my own personal tastes in music, this could be my favourite.

Once again, this generous music producer gives away his music for free, so grab it now before he stops being so kind to the music world.