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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Recommended By DUPLOC, BassClash Records Edition

Posted: December 4th, 2014

The elusive purveyors of underground dubstep, Duploc, are set to release the fourth installment of their Recommended By DUPLOC series, and the Belgian promotional group is partnering up with UK dubstep staple BassClash Records—headed by the legendary DJ SnipaZ—to make it happen.

The album is being released by BassClash and features skanky, riddim-fueled madness from the likes of Bommer, Crowell, Aweminus and Rawtee. The 10-track album will be available December 15 at



1. DJ SnipaZ – “1DJ”
2. Delinquent Duo – “Mad Jelly”
3. ORIEN – “Part Of A Machine”
4. Airvalue – “Dikke Taarte” VIP
5. Airvalue – “Dikke Taarte” (Bulker Remix)
6. Bommer & Crowell – “Nah Nah” (Aweminus Remix)
7. Aweminus – “Syrup”
8. Rawtee – “Riddim Warz”
9. NAM7 – “Alarma”
10. Roadsbeaf – “Amnesia”


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Friction Releases 10 Years Of Shogun Audio

Posted: December 3rd, 2014

With 100+ releases under its belt—along with a roster of taste-making DJs and producers—the prestigious Shogun Audio label is responsible for shaping the sound of drum & bass, and has only expanded in recent years with the help of sister label SGN:LTD.

DJ Friction and longtime partner K-Tee have curated a collection of Shogun classics aptly titled  “The Past,” as well as a selection of modern cuts refereed as “The Future,” then mixed up the cache of tunes into a the third disc entitled “The Mix,” seamlessly blended by Friction himself.

The album is available in many formats, including a collector’s limited edition 3CD box set and accompanying DVD documentary. A 6”x10” vinyl and poster personally signed by Friction and K-Tee along with other Shogun goodies are included. Cop the anniversary box set here. 



CD1 - The Future
Fourward – “Exile”
Spor – “Aztec” (Calyx & Teebee Remix)
Icicle & Prolix – “Duality”
Joe Ford & Fourward – “Katana”
SpectraSoul – “Ben”
Technimatic – “Lost Along The Way” feat. D.Ablo
Alix Perez – “Forsaken” feat. Peven Everett & SpectraSoul (Calibre Remix)
SpectraSoul – “Light In The Dark” feat. Terri Walker (Etherwood Remix)
Rockwell – “Play Some Normal Music”
Friction – “Chimera”
Alix Perez – “Dark Days” feat. Foreign Beggars (Fourward Remix)
Total Science & S.P.Y – “Gangsta” V.I.P


CD2 - The Past
Icicle – “Dreadnaught” feat. SP:MC
Friction & K-Tee – “Set It Off”
Noisia – “Brainstitch”
Jonny L – “Back To Your Roots” (Friction & K-Tee Remix)
Commix – “Faceless”
Alix Perez – “Down The Line” feat. MC Fats
SpectraSoul – “Light In The Dark” feat. Terri Walker
Alix Perez – “Forsaken” feat. Peven Everett & SpectraSoul
Break – “Let It Happen”
Rockwell – “Full Circle”
Icicle – “Minimal Funk”
Total Science & S.P.Y – “Gangsta”
Rockwell – “Detroit”
Friction vs. Camo & Krooked – “Stand Up” feat. MC Dynamite
Spor – “Aztec”


6”x10” vinyl
A - Icicle & Prolix – “Duality”
B - Fourward – “Exile”
C - Alix Perez – “Forsaken” feat. Peven Everett & SpectraSoul (Calibre Remix)
D - Spor – “Aztec” (Calyx & Teebee Remix)
E - Joe Ford & Fourward – “Katana”
F - SpectraSoul – “Light In The Dark” feat. Terri Walker (Etherwood Remix)
G - Friction – “Chimera”
H - Technimatic – “Lost Along The Way” feat. D.Ablo
I - SpectraSoul – “Ben”
J - Rockwell – “Play Some Normal Music”
K - LSB – “XLRS”
L - Alix Perez – “Dark Days” feat. Foreign Beggars (Fourward Remix)


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Premiere: Black Tiger Sex Machine x Kai Wachi ‘The Craving’

Posted: December 2nd, 2014

The pride of Montréal, Black Tiger Sex Machine, has teamed up with Kai Wachi for an addictive new collab entitled “The Craving.”

The combined efforts between B.T.S.M. and Kai Wachi yield the perfect balance of electro-infused future bass and melodic festival vibes.

The track is coming out on Black Tiger Sex Machines label, Kannibalen Records.  Check out the exclusive first listen below.


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V Recordings Release Planet VIP Compilation

Posted: November 26th, 2014

Bryan Gee and Jumpin’ Jack Frost have compiled a diverse collection of 22 previously unreleased tracks, VIPs and remixes from their classic drum & bass labels Liquid V, Philly Blunt and Chronic. The various artists album is entitled Planet VIP.

North Base tackles Dillinja’s “Grimey,” giving the tempo an unexpected switch up. Nu-tone blesses Roni Size’s “Strictly Social,” along with a pretty tasty remix of Roni and DJ Die’s “It’s A Jazz Thing” from Juiceman. VIPs like TC’s take on DJ Krust classic “Maintain,” Critycal Dub’s “Situations,” DJ Chap’s “Like A Fiyah” and Need For Mirrors & HLZ “Greazy” VIP (featuring Stapleton) are also included.

The album combines vintage sounds with current drum & bass tastemakers and also includes a mix of the tracks from D&B legend Jumpin’ Jack Frost.

Planet VIP will be released December 1. Pre-order the album on digital, vinyl and CD formats here.


01. Various Artists - Planet VIP DJ Mix by Jumpin Jack Frost
02. Need For Mirrors & HLZ - Greazy VIP feat. Stapleton
03. DJ Chap - Fear [Unreal VIP Remix]
04. MC Fats and Command Strange - Brand New Style VIP
05. L-Side - Dubmonster VIP
06. Kabuki - Just Hold On VIP feat. Jenna G
07. Savage Rehab - Neck Funk VIP feat. Saxxon & Balistik
08. Seven - Came To Play feat. Alys Be [Need For Mirrors & HLZ VIP]
09. Roni Size - Strictly Social [Nu Tone VIP Remix]
10. Critycal Dub - Situations VIP
11. Roni Size & DJ Die - It's a Jazz Thing [Juiceman Remix]
12. Dr Meaker - Music In The Night [Unreal Remix]
13. Critycal Dub & L-Side - Meltdown VIP
14. dRamatic & dbAudio - I'm For Real VIP
15. Does Not Compute - Going Down VIP
16. Eveson - Found a Groove VIP
17. Savage Rehab - Desire [Symptom VIP Remix]
18. DJ Chap - Like a Fyah VIP
19. Ruffstuff & Friller Vs Nu Elementz - Gatts VIP
20. DJ Krust - Maintain [TC 2005 VIP Remix]
21. DJ Krust - Angles [DJ Andy & Mikrob Remix]
22. Dr Meaker - Fighter [DJ Sly VIP Remix]
23. Dillinja - Grimey [North Base Remix]


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Excision’s Massive 2015 Tour Announced

Posted: November 25th, 2014

Legendary bass music master and Rottun Recordings owner Excision is set to embark on his 50-date mega-tour, kicking off New Year’s Eve in Calgary. With The Executioner stage production in tow for the final time—that means 150,000 watts of PK sound and 420 square feet of visual assault—this tour is sure to be one for the books.

Excision is also bringing along pals Protohype and Minnesota to round out the lineup with a diverse range of bass music for each stop. The tour touches down in Los Angeles Saturday February 7.  

Check the full tour dates here, grab tickets here, and check out the latest release from Excision and The Firm featuring Luciana, “Night Shine,” below.


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