Category Archives: DNB

DNB | Chase & Status x Capleton – ‘Duppy Man’

After coming from back from my mini road-trip to Ocean City, I’m in desperate need of getting a new car radio (factory one is still installed) for my 06 Acura RSX. I’m telling ya, going fast (v tech life) just isn’t the same without some good music, especially some DNB.

In the next few weeks I’ll be getting a new speaker and finally listening to some of my playlists (via bluetooth,) but in the meantime I’m on the hunt for some of my favorite DNB classics. You know, the tracks that got me entrenched into the drum & bass scene, yet have sadly been forgotten.

One of those classic DNB tracks happens to be from the incredible English production duo, Chase & Status. They’ve pumped out a lot of good tracks, but their 06 single “Duppy Man” is an instant classic.

Featuring Capleton, “Duppy Man(Who Dem)” is a wicked cut that’s got that pure drum & bass sound I love; nothing commercial about this tune.

Raw. Underground. Exotic. Classic. Those are just a few words I’d use to describe this track, but even my words don’t do this song justice. You just have to listen..listen again…and then listen once more.

Overall,  if you’re looking for something to zone out to while cruising the mean streets, then “Duppy Man” is your best bet.

Duppy Man

DNB | S.P.Y. x LowQui – ‘Manicured Reality’ (VIDEO)

A journey into the twilight sounds of Drum & Bass,  Hospital Records artist, S.P.Y., is bringing some heavy underground with his music video “Manicured Reality.” 

A dark look at the “reality” of selfies and the images we show to the world, this music video is a vivid visual stimuli infused with heavy DNB riffs that excite the ears.

Watch the official video for “Manicured Reality” and be sure to check out some of the other tracks from his new EP “Back To Basics.”

Manicured Reality

Lost Orbit

Double Trouble




DNB | Duke Dumont x Jax Jones ‘I Got U (High Contrast Remix)’

Duke Dumont I Got U

High Contrast, one of my favorite drum & bass producers, has put a DNB spin on Duke Dumont’s single “I Got U” featuring Jax Jones.

After years of being on the scene, he’s finally got a soundcloud page! And in the small batch of track he’s uploaded, I must say this remix is the best!

Keeping the vocals of Jax Jones at the forefront, High Contrast adds an signature drum & bass riddim, but keeps the tropical percussion.

So we’ve got a little bit of tropical persuasion infused with urban beats, resulting in yet another DNB remix from a pro, High Contrast.

I Got U (High Contrast Remix)

The Original

DNB | Royalston – ‘Jungle Gone Down (feat. August Storm)’ (VIDEO)

Royalston’s debut album OCD comes out next month on the 14th, but he’s heating things up with an exclusive album preview on soundcloud, as well as a new music video for “Jungle Gone Down.”

Featuring the hauntingly-addicting vocals of August Storm, “Jungle Gone Down” is a little on the darker side of drum & bass, but sometimes the darker the beats the better!

After you’ve checked out the wiicked video, be sure to get lost in this album preview that Med School Music has uploaded to their soundcloud. 

Oh, and if you’re a little OCD, then you can head over to Royalston’s super cool interactive website and tidy up a bit. 

Wiicked Drum & Bass

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UKF Drum & Bass 2013 [OUT NOW]

Notably the #1 source for Drum & Bass on YouTube, UKF Drum & Bass has released an annual DNB compilation which is OUT NOW on iTunes. 

The compilation consists of massive tracks from Drum & Bass heavy-hitters: Sub Focus, John Newman, Brookes Brothers, Friction, Rockwell, Camo & Krooked, Noisia, Rollz, Fred V & Grafix, Hamilton and many more. Continue reading UKF Drum & Bass 2013 [OUT NOW]

DNB Flashback | Calibre & High Contrast – ‘Mr. Majestic’


The year was 2006. I had spent 5 years falling in love with the origins and evolution of house music, and I was soaking up an arsenal of music that could rival any DJ’s collection. Yet, I was still a foreigner to the sounds of drum and bass. That is, until I heard “Mr. Majestic.”

In the madness of using Limewire (remember those days?)  to find new music, I fell into a void of downloads that let me to the genre of drum and bass.  In the midst of trying to avoid viruses and just experience new music, Calibre & High Contrast’s “Mr. Majestic” fell into my hands.

And my oh my, what a glorious experience once that download reached 100% completion and I was able to push play.

Perhaps one of the most simple, yet powerful, drum and bass tracks ever made, “Mr. Majestic” is the perfect collaboration between DNB heroes: Calibre and High Contrast. It’s one of those songs that makes you wonder what it was like in the studio. Who came up with what part? Who decided the drum pattern? And the vocals? What inspired them? Who is Mr. Majestic? So many questions!

Yet, questioning aside, one thing that is evident is the stellar brilliance of this track. It’s a release that still gets played today by drum and bass purists, and it’s a track that I think, along with Roni Size’s “Brown Paper Bag” helps keep the momentum of drum and bass alive.

Like I always tell folks: Step aside dubstep, it was love at first sight with drum & bass. It’s one of my favorite genres aside from house.

So, in the name of all good things and the appreciation of nostalgia, I provoke you to get lost in the beauty of Calibre & High Contrast’s “Mr. Majestic.” And while you’re at it, check out “The Other Side,” a track on the other side of the vinyl.