Compelled to seek out an adrenaline rush, my soundtrack of choice is often the pulsating syncopated rhythms of Drum & Bass (DNB.) Raised on the beats of Roni Size and schooled by Aphrodite and High Contrast, I’ve long been an avid listener of the beautiful explorations of sound wrapped within DNB.
There is a lot of fusions of drum and bass, dubstep, liquid bass, and so many other hybrids out there, but a new generation of artists on High Contrast’s label are keeping the music going. One of those collaborations comes from Nu:Logic; a DNB colloboration that keeps the momentum alive.
Nu:Logic has worked on many releases throughout the years, but their upcoming release What I’ve Always Waited For is already proving to be some of their best work to date! In celebration of the March 25th release on Hospital Records, director Nez Savaşkan has created an innovative series of videos to accompany each track.
Today, the eight video in the series, was released for the track “All Things” and we can expect six more videos to debut soon.
Check out the videos below and see which one will be your favorite. As of right now my favorite video and track is “Everlasting Days” featuring Lifford. It’s such a beautiful tune with romanticism that is fast-paced…just how I like it. Each beat captures you heart, teases your body, and leaves you wanting more…
If you’ve never heard of Justin Martin, then slap yo self! Haha, perhaps that is too extreme. But seriously, it’s quite hard to be unaware of international DJ and producer Justin Martin, especially considering the success of his track “Don’t Go” being featured in countless DJ sets x podcasts. But before we got off thinking that Justin Martin is can only produce amazing house cuts, we should let it be known that his roots began in producing x mixing DNB & Jungle.
In the past I’ve expressed my love for DNB & Jungle, and I must say that I’m glad Justin Martin decided to go back to his roots and put together an insanely good Jungle mix. Now this mix was uploaded to his soundcloud last month, but it’s hidden treasure that I’m now stumbling upon courtesy of Gotta Dance Dirty.
Along with the upload via soundcloud, Justin Martin included this statement:
“the last time i recorded a drum & bass set it was on a cassette tape over 10 years ago. in 2012 i was finally able to return to my original love, dive into my old vinyl, and play some jungle: b2b with eats everything at bestival, b2b with totally enormous extinct dinosaurs at secret garden party, and as a guest of bachelors of science at their monthly at monarch in sf. for those of you who were not able to catch one of these rare pilgrimages back to my roots, i have recorded a special set just for you featuring a handful of my all time favorite records. happy new year and i hope you enjoy!”
I especially love when producers and DJs give us insight on why they do what they do. It just makes me love the music even more and have a connection with each track and transition; mixes aren’t just an easy process of throwing tracks together, it has to be methodical.
Peep the mix below and be sure to download a free copy via Justin Martin’s soundcloud profile.
Ladies and gents, if your Christmas wish is to zone out for an hour to some Drum & Bass gems, then your wish has been granted. The folks over at Hospital Records in London are celebrating 15 years of pumping out some golden DNB tracks, and the full length mix can be heard on YouTube via their official channel. Now I don’t know about y’all, but that really makes my day.
I first fell in love with drum & bass about six years ago when I first heard a track by Aphrodite. Since then I’ve been a huge fan of the genre and I’m glad that Hospital Records continues to pump out some of the best DNB in the biz. Yes, of course there are a lot of indie producers and artists not associated with the label who still produce good music, but I love the label’s resident producers High Contrast, Netsky, and S.P.Y.
Perhaps I’m alone on this, but don’t you just love the pulsating rush of DNB? There is just something so exhilarating about the way the beats toy with your blood and get you hyped. I especially love when the beat goes insane, but remains dreamy thanks to a piano chord or some majestic whimsical sounds. Ah, DNB is so good and this mix from Hospital Records is clearly on point! Don’t take my word for it, have a listen for yourself.
Over the summer I found myself exploring the realm of dubstep, yet somewhere in my heart I still found myself craving the sounds of DNB. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy dubstep and especially when the beat drops, but I’m always going to prefer Drum & Bass (DNB) over dubstep (my obsession all began with Roni Size & High Contrast). Personal preference. Surprisingly, I’ve met many people who listen to dubstep, yet some have never heard of Drum & Bass. Man, that’s tragic!
DNB is spectacular! Whether it’s the traditional DNB or Liquid DNB, I still love the overall atmospheric vibe. There so many different BPM’s and experimentation within the genre of DNB, but Hospital Records is home to some of the best DNB in the industry, as well as DNB guru S.P.Y.
Carlos Lima a.k.a S.P.Y is a Brazilian born producer that has made London based record label Hospital Records his home. He exclusively signed to the label since last year, and he’s already been making quite a bit of noise in the DNB scene.
His debut artist album What the Future Holds will officially be released on October 1st, and since the album release is right around the corner, Hospital Records has unveiled the new music video for the album titled single “What The Future Holds.”
We can expect to hear some amazing DNB on his debut album, but thus far “What The Future Holds” is proving to be a phenomenal atmospheric track. It’s got one of the best build ups I’ve ever heard in a DNB track, and the timing is impeccable; not too late, not too early, the beat comes in at the right time.
DNB is the perfect soundtrack for driving, especially late-night drives. I’ve got a long cross country road trip coming up in three weeks (details to be unveiled soon,) so you know I’m going to be driving through the states blasting DNB, and of course, house.
I need to make a trip to the store and burn some CD’s for the car (sadly car doesn’t have iPod hookup), but you can be sure I’m adding S.P.Y.’s debut album What The Future Holds