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David Louis & Stranjah – Lethal

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Images courtesy the artists David Louis & Stranjah

The collaboration between Canadian electronic musicians David Louis & Stranjah is yet another big release from UK drum n bass label, Repertoire.

The opening track ‘Lethal’ is as it is described, throwing together a dark and deep pulsating. groove.

Snag it on Bandcamp

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Calibre – Groove Seeker

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Dark, deep, delicious — how else to describe the timeless music from Belfast drum n bass artist Calibre, who’s new album Grow just dropped on DJ Craig Richards’ /tnslp001″>The Nothing Special label. Big up to Richards on the dope album artwork as well.

Favorite tracks: Groove Seeker, Sand Promise, Without You, Mention

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Calibre – Iron Balls

 

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Calibre AKA Dominick Martin

If you listen to drum n bass, particularly the liquid kind, then for sure you’ve come across the work of the legendary Belfast-native Calibre. If you need a refresher, here’s a 50-track tribute mix.

If you’re looking for some fresh Calibre sounds, you’re in luck. He just dropped the track ‘Iron Balls’ from a forthcoming two-track EP along with a hilarious promo teaser for your viewing after the jump.

Pre-order the EP on Signature Recordings


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Alix Perez – Had I Known

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Alix Perez AKA Alix Depauw

Alix Perez is considered one of drum & bass’s best producers. He gained recognition for the classic “Solitary Native” collaboration with Sabre in 2006, before getting signed to Shogun Audio to release his first record 1984 in 2009. Listen to the gorgeous cut ‘Forsaken’ with Peven Everett and Spectrasoul.

Now he’s back with his newest release, the Elephant Dreams EP, this time on his own 1985 imprint. In an interview with i-D, he said that the record represents the synthesis of his experiments with “the softer side of music and also the heavier, dark side of things.” My favorite track ‘Had I Known’ above is one of the warmer cuts on the EP but his tracks “Room 667’ and ‘Elephant Dreams’ are crude, dark bass delights.

Download the Elephant Dreams EP

 

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Drum ‘n’ bass is my favorite genre of music mostly because of its elasticity, like jazz. Its rhythm is up to the composer.
Drum ‘n’ bass is my favorite genre of music mostly because of its elasticity, like jazz. Its rhythm is up to the composer.
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Electronic Dance Music Goes Hollywood

Electronic music is mainstream, which is odd considering fifteen years ago it was a niche genre placed in the back section of US record stores.

I grew up listening to Paul Oakenfold, Underworld, The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, and more obscure electronic DJs like Roni Size and Photek.  I never thought electronic music would be popular. 

To see dubstep break electronic music is even more surprising.  Just a few years ago dubstep was completely underground with the likes of Burial, Skream, and Benga.  Skrillex now makes $15 million a year.

Money taints music development.  Just look at the destruction of hip-hop, which like electronic music grew out of dance parties and peaked out after the rise of Eminem.  When music becomes more about Hollywood than the sound itself, it self-destructs.  Electronic music will burst as well but the real crate diggers will continue to support it.  

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History of Drum N Bass

Drum N Bass, Bristol early 90s:

For a lot of people, it just did what rave did even better.

Floaty, kind of light little rolling music right across to hard edge, rough, jungle.

Slow swing…and fast riddim.

We bring it together (hip-hop, soul, jazz) into breakbeat.

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Bristol laid the foundation for what’s the best genre of music in the world.

Since then Roni Size, LTJ Bukem, Goldie, Calibre, DJ Marky, and Commix have evolved it into new forms.

Dubplate.