Maztek Releases LP On Renegade Hardware

Posted: December 19th, 2014

A favorite among D&B/neurofunk fans, Italian producer Maztek (née Matteo Cavo) debuts his awaited ThreePointZero LP on legendary Renegade Hardware. The man known for well-produced neuro-dancefloor tunes describes the inspiration behind his LP as an exploration of human evolution and its ties to the cyber, technical and spiritual worlds.

The sci-fi smasher features two collabs—“Aphanite” with InsideInfo, and a pair-up with BTK entitled “Wraith”—as well as Audio’s Remix of Maztek’s “M Theory.” ThreePointZero is available to vinyl collectors and also comes via CD and digital formats. Find HWARELP07 here.



01. Maztek feat. Dope DOD – “From The Shadows”
02. Maztek – “Badlicious”
03. Maztek – “Sprocket”
04. Maztek – “Anunnaki”
05. Maztek – “Stompin’”
06. Maztek & InsideInfo – “Aphanite”
07. Maztek feat. Stonic – “Interlude”
08. Maztek – “Three Point Zero”
09. Maztek & BTK – “Wraith”
10. Maztek – “Tokiwa”
11. Maztek – “Time Gap”
12. Maztek – “Memory Leak”
13. Maztek feat. Coppa – “Like A Boss”
14. Maztek – “M Theory” (Audio Remix)
15. Maztek & Disprove – “Bad Body”
16. Maztek feat. Coppa – “Like A Boss” (Instrumental)**


**Bonus track digital only


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Low Down Deep Kicks Off City Series With Jaydan

Posted: December 17th, 2014

When it comes to modern jump-up drum & bass sounds, no one is as prolific as longtime producer Jaydan. With 2014 seeing him release on a plethora of high-caliber labels, Jaydan has now been tapped by Low Down Deep to helm the first release in the label’s new city-inspired series. Los Angeles pays homage to the bustling city’s longtime affinity for breakbeat culture, as Jaydan takes listeners on a ride through the streets with tracks like “Killer,” “Destroy,” “Sinister” and “Shaolin Skills.” Listen to and download the EP here.


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501's Crystallize EP Out Now On Never Say Die

Posted: December 15th, 2014

The Finnish artist known as 501 debuts four tracks of hybrid bass music on the Never Say Die label. The DJ/producer’s eclectic style shines through with the vocal dancefloor tune “Won’t Change,” produced with Protohype and featuring Ras. The EP’s namesake, “Crystallize,” invites listeners in with hypotonic synths, while naughty vibes are delivered on “Kill Your Boss.” Barley Alive’s “Kill Your Boss” re-rub delivers a glitched-out trap remix that is sure to go down well on the floor. Listen and download here.



01. 501 – “Crystallize”
02. 501 & Protohype – “Won’t Change” feat. Ras
03. 501 – “Kill Your Boss”
04. 501 – “Kill Your Boss” (Barely Alive Remix)


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Viper Recordings Celebrates A Decade of D&B

Posted: December 12th, 2014

2004 was a good year for drum & bass. With the birth of many legendary D&B institutions, artist Futurebound created what is known today as the legendary Viper Recordings. This year, the camp celebrates 10 years of dancefloor smashing with their Decade Of Viper compilation. Highlighting its popular label talent, fans get new tunes from likes of The Prototypes, InsideInfo, and Matrix and Futurebound.

Find Viper back-catalogue classics, anthems, exclusives, and new ammo for the dancefloor. Decade Of Viper will be available on digital, CD and vinyl formats on December 14. Pre-order the compilation here.


Digital Tracklist

01. Futurebound & Gridlok – “Go Free”
02. The Prototypes – “Moscow”
03. Tali – “Forces” (Trei Remix)
04. BMotion & Chords – “Discothèque”
05. InsideInfo & Prolix – “Transposed”
06. Cyantific – “Bring You Love”
07. Koven & Memtrix – “Pessimist”
08. Smooth & Futurebound – “Savoy Affair”
09. Bluescreens & Cynematic – “Aurora”
10. InsideInfo & Smooth – “Hear Me Roar” VIP
11. Six Blade & Insomniax – “Contact”
12. Futurebound & Jaquan – “Blind Cobblers Thumb”
13. Jaquan – “Pathfinder”
14. Matrix & Futurebound – “Coast To Coast” (feat. Louis Smith)
15. Sigma – “Hi Top”
16. ShockOne – “Polygon” (feat. Reija Lee)
17. Nero – “Do You Wanna”
18. DC Breaks – “Halo”
19. Delta Heavy – “Abort”
20. Futurebound & Metrik – “Brave New World”
21. InsideInfo – “Honey Bee”
22. Metrik – “I See You” (feat. Kathy Brown)
23. Fred V & Grafix – “Just A Thought” (feat Reija Lee)
24. Seven Lions – “Below Us” (feat. Shaz Sparks)
25. Metrik – “Freefall” (feat. Reija Lee)
26. ShockOne – “Chaos Theory”
27. Smooth – “Virgo Cluster”
28. Camo & Krooked – “Feel Your Pulse” (Mind Vortex Remix)
29. Brookes Brothers – “Carry Me On” (feat. Chrom3)
30. The Prototypes – “Pale Blue Dot”
31. Matrix & Futurebound – “Control” (feat. Max Marshall)
32. “Decade of Viper” DJ Mix by Futurebound



12” Vinyl Sampler

A. The Prototypes – “Moscow”
AA. InsideInfo & Prolix – “Transposed”



CD Tracklist

01. Futurebound & Gridlok – “Go Free”
02. The Prototypes – “Moscow”
03. Tali – “Forces” (Trei Remix)
04. BMotion & Chords – “Discothèque”
05. Nero – “Do You Wanna”
06. InsideInfo & Prolix – “Transposed”
07. Cyantific – “Bring Your Love”
08. Koven & Memtrix – “Pessimist”
09. Brookes Brothers – “Carry Me On” (feat. Chrom3)
10. Smooth & Futurebound – “Savoy Affair”
11. Matrix & Futurebound – “Coast To Coast” (feat. Louis Smith)
12. Metrik – “I See You” (feat. Kathy Brown)
13. Bluescreens & Cynematic – “Aurora”
14. InsideInfo & Smooth – “Hear Me Roar” VIP
15. ShockOne – “Light Cycles”



+ CD2: “Decade of Viper” DJ Mix by Futurebound


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An Interview With Rising US Dubstep Star TrollPhace

Posted: December 10th, 2014

American dubstep hero TrollPhace made huge gains this year, landing remix work and epic collabs with Grammy award-winner and OWSLA label founder Skrillex. His production prowess and live DJ sets have spawned a global army of loyal supporters. The man known to the government as Damon Orienti speaks candidly with Bassrush about the evolution of his sound and how his infamous “Get Low” remix came about. If you’re in L.A. at the end of the month, make sure you ring in 2015 with TrollPhace, Dieselboy, Eptic and more at Bassrush’s NYE massive.


Congratulations on a remarkable year! What have you been getting into lately?

Thank you! Lately, I have been trying to really grow as a musician and have put sound design on the back burner so I can appeal to a wider market. I’ve been exploring different avenues of influence so I can write more creative music while maintaining aggressiveness.


You’ve always pushed boundaries with your sound. What tempos are you experimenting with these days?

I just did a twerk track. That was a lot of fun. My buddy Getter has been telling me for years that when I get stuck in a rut with dubstep, move to other styles for a minute [because] it always re-inspires you; and he was right. I’ve been messing around with other styles, just trying to keep everything in my creative palette fresh. I’m also trying to home in on some new, unique styles and sounds for 2015. I’ve been using a lot of the same techniques and sounds lately, mainly because I have so much fun writing the songs that make people bounce, you know? I’m trying not get too stale, but I do take a lot of pride in the sound I took years to perfect—and am still perfecting—and I don’t plan on ditching [it] after only a handful of songs. But it is time for a switch-up, I do believe. 


How did your remix of Dillon Francis and DJ Snake’s “Get Low” come to be?

[Laughs] I was at TomorrowWorld with my manager, hanging out with all the OWSLA fam and Dillon’s crew, and as a joke we were like, “Oh dude, how funny would it be if I remixed ‘Get Low?’ and Dillon was just like, ‘Yeah, sure!’” The next day, I received stems in my email, and I went straight to work! 


Where do you see the future of dubstep heading?

Hopefully, it heads straight into an era were people stop bitching about what the name of something is and start just listening to the music again. 


Who are some of your top-rated dubstep producers at the moment?

In no particular order, I’ve been rinsing these guys out: Downlink, Twofold, Phiso, JuJu, Getter, Algo, Mark Instinct, Habstrakt, Snails, Must Die!, Antiserum, Eptic, Coffi., Dubloadz, David Heartbreak, Yogi, Mayhem, Skrillex, Jack Ü and Zomboy.


Any parting words for the TrollPhace massive?

Weed is tight. 


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