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Dexta and Mauoq Talk Chill Out Tracks in the Wake of the Sinister Dispatch Limited 017


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Dispatch Recordings headed by Ant TC1 needs very little introduction, having launched in 2001, with a huge backcatalogue featuring some of the best artists in drum n bass, including Dub Phizix, Skeptical, Klute, Marcus Intalex, Quantum Soul, Sabre, Xtrah and more.

Ten years on the label launched their Dispatch Limited imprint, which has recently seen its 17th release, a sinister, dense low end drum n bass work out featuring rising star Hyroglifics on the beastly opening track “Terra”, with him collaborating with the Kolectiv bunch for the sinister atmospheric second track “Tize”.

The final track on the release, “The Fear”, with deep atmospherics, brooding growls, powerful low end rumble and a fractured, stuttering rhythm, comes from a phenomenal team of producers, as Kolectiv join with a further trio in the form of female producer Kyrist, Diffrent Music co-founder Dexta and Mauro Campana aka Mauoq. It’s pretty staggering that so many artists can come together to form such a coherently sinister narrative, demonstrating a clear penchant amongst them all for the dark side of drum n bass. If you want more of the same, try checking out Kyrist’s recent guest mix for Bailey’s Ministry of Sound radio show featuring a host of her own brutal solo outings, or Mauoq’s guestmix for The Deep End Collective.

However, drawing on a variety of influences and styles, darkness is not the only facet at play with the producers here. Dispatch were keen to show us the lighter side to their artists, Dexta and Mauoq stepping up to pick out five of their favourite chill out tracks, to help ease some of “The Fear“‘s dark after effects and relieve some post bank holiday blues, starting with Dexta.

"Hai, I’m Chris, aka Dexta, I teamed up with Mauoq, Kolectiv and Kyrist not too long ago and created a bit of a monster, "The Fear" which just dropped last Monday on Dispatch Recordings Ltd, it’s kinda dark-side, and can maybe make you feel a little uneasy at times, so, ironically, in total contrast Mauoq and I have been asked to give a little lowdown on ten tracks between us that help us relax and chill out"

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Inflect Audio 002: Coleco - Induction EP


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Started two years ago as a Bristol clubnight to showcase some of the freshest, exciting multi-genre influenced uptempo music, Inflect has steadily progressed to include a website, mix series and the recent addition of the Inflect Audio label. Continuing with the same passion to promote unique rhythmic stylings, the second release comes from Coleco with the “Induction” EP, following on from his "Spatial" EP released earlier this year.

Having received early support from Rockwell, Doc Scott and Fanu, the 5 track “Induction” EP is a mixed bag of uptempo tracks, hybrids of rhythms from across drum n bass, hip hop and footwork, with a leaning towards the sub heavy, soundsystem influences of UK underground dance music. Both title track “Induction” and “Twenty One and Beyond” feature unique, lurching rhythms, with the former cinematic and bold, eccentuated by dark synth stabs, and the latter light and snappy, bolstered by a full bodied, oscillating synth. “Tryptamine” offers a heavy drum n bass breakbeat workout, whilst an immersive, surging wall of bass underlies “Micro“‘s punchy halfstep rhythm. The EP finishes on “Cluster”, with a combination of militant trap-like snares, suave clicks and intricate percussion.

The “Induction” EP will be available in digital formats from all good retailers on 1st October, and with Inflect ever looking to push fresh sounds from a variety of producers and labels, continue to watch this space for more.

Coleco - Induction EP Sampler

 

Classic Synths, Drum Machines and Breaks Crossing Genres in The Renegades Debut LP


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This past week, the Ground Mass label has offered up its latest release, the debut album from The Renegades of Dynamix Records. The culmination of a year long project, it’s clear The Renegades has put his all into the “Rapture” LP, melding a variety of styles including footwork, jungle, ambient, and 2 step garage, all in his signature upbeat style.

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First Three Releases From dBridge and Kid Drama’s Heartdrive Available Now at the Exit Records Store


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In recent times, with a generation used to instant, big, attention grabbing riffs, a generation where technology has eroded attention spans, and an obsession with the drop in the commercial realm of genres like dnb and dubstep has created an ever escalating race to make them bigger, harder and more frequent within tunes, it’s always refreshing to see a return to subtlety and attention to detail. DBridge and Kid Drama's Heartdrive project does just that.

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London Based Juke and Footwork Label Modern Ruin Launches with Present Decay EP


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Modern Ruin is a new label based in London launched last month with a mission statement to showcase some of the most talented and innovative artists making moves on the juke and footwork scene, and their first release has already risen to the challenge, taking pride of place top of the Juno genre chart.

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