LISTEN: Simon Bassline Smith (Smith Inc) – Palomino / Sty-Le [Absolute2Records]

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Time for some history. We’re going back before Technique Recordings, before the team-up with Drumsound, even before drum ‘n’ bass existed as a genre. We’re going back to 1991, when Simon Bassline Smith made an indelible mark on the on the rave scene with his label Absolute 2. Those were the days when his imprint brought us the early work of soon-to-be-legends like Doc Scott and Nookie. Now, with newly remastered versions of some Absolute 2 classics, Mr Smith’s reminding us why he’s been big in the game since day. Continue reading

LISTEN: Youngman – Spinning (Sunset Mix) [Technique Recordings]

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There can’t be many DnB emcees and vocalists who’ve written songs for Britney Spears, released tunes on Digital Soundboy, V Recordings and Technique, and toured with Wilkinson. In fact, there’s exactly one. Youngman. And now he’s back on Technique Recordings to push the art of vocal DnB a few notches further. Continue reading

LISTEN: Beat Assassins – Wake Ya Whole Block / War Dem VIP [MOFO Recordings]

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The UK is bathing in sunshine. The festival season is on and everyone is thinking about their summer holidays.

So for that reason Beat Assassins are keeping it simple for their next release. No guest vocals or big name remixes. Just A straight up banger for the big rigs, open air parties & clubs. Continue reading

Welcome to the Jungle Vol. 5 [Jungle Cakes]

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Ed Solo and Deekline have spent the better part of two decades at the forefront of bass music. Not only have they been champions of the most raw and dirty beats, many would go so far as to say they are some of the architects of the ragga Jungle sound. These two bad boys have consistently pushed the envelope in new and exciting ways, and are steadfast in their ability to look into the future while always paying homage to their roots. They’re legendary for their skanky riddims as the low end technicians behind classic tunes like “Bad Boys” and “King Of the Bongo.”

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