After making their Monstercat debut in 2017, UK duo Delta Heavy are back with a feisty drum & bass heater, “I Need You.”
“I Need You” showcases the pure power and energy behind Delta Heavy’s music. Despite its drum & bass classification, “I Need You” contains elements of heavy dubstep in the first drop, blasting the listener with a relentless pattern of wobbles and bass. Just after the halfway mark, the duo build up into pure drum & bass madness, dashing to the end of the track in fast-paced fury.
The pair have been making waves on the label since their October show-stopping collaboration with vocalist HOLLY, “Stay,” and its accompanying remix package, which was released in late January.
Browne kicks off his take on Gryffin’s October hit with a drum-centered introduction that leads the listener to thinking his remix will be a rock-oriented configuration of the song. As the bridge approaches, it becomes clear that the track will take a different direction. He dives into a drum & bass drop, layered with energetic loops of Katie Pearlman’s vocals. Browne’s rock- and metal-influenced musical background peeks through between drum & bass patterns, making this remix a dynamic, fresh take on the original.
Browne’s remix is out as a part of Gryffin’s “Nobody Compares To You” remix package, which contains other reworks of the song by artists like Codeko, Kap Slap and more.
UKF rounded out 2017 with the release of a huge compilation mix of their hottest drum & bass tracks of the year, spanning 23 tracks of fast-paced ferocity.
Along with several of the label’s favorites of the year, the 31-minute compilation also contains four cuts that are exclusive to the mix: Hybrid Minds’ “Solitude,” Flite’s “Progression,” Memtrix‘s “Numb Eye,” and Hillsdom’s “Second Nature.” Listeners will find these jewels tucked in between standouts like Andy C‘s remix of Pegboard Nerds‘ “Speed of Light” and Camo & Krooked and Mefjus’ “Mandala,” making for a dynamic blend of all subgenres within the fast-paced world of drum & bass.
British producer 1991 had an extremely solid 2017, releasing a wide selection of classy tunes ranging from traditional liquid drum & bass, while also showing off his versatility with the neurofunk heater.
Continuing his fine form from the previous year, 1991 recently dropped another high-calibre track, a remix of Camo & Krooked‘s “Good Times Bad Times.” Leaving the intro and vocals mostly untouched, 1991 has directed his efforts into converting Camo & Krooked’s silky original track into one that is quintessentially drum & bass — a fact that sees him swap out the original’s atmospheric bass drop for a more conventional dance floor-themed drop.
Julian Calor stands as one of Holland’s most talked about new producers, with a knack for producing technical, yet melodious EDM that far exceeds his years. Still only 24, the Dutchman has already dropped a full-length album on Hardwell‘s Revealed Recordings and headlined various festivals worldwide.
His latest track, “Run Away,” is another clear testament to his colorful and vibrant yet refined style. With hypnotic vocals courtesy of the ever-soulful Maggie Szabo, “Run Away” is an enticing mix of progressive builds and classic anthemic drops. Eminenlty captivating, “Run Away” combines a healthy dose of Calor’s dancefloor expertise with the power and drive of dance music’s newest frontiers.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest bass music festivals in the world, Rampage is nothing short of a paradise for low-frequency lovers. While the festival boldly advertises itself as the “biggest drum & bass and dubstep party in the world,” it has lived up to these claims with some stacked lineups over the years, with 2018’s lineup featuring names like Andy C, Camo & Krooked, and Pendulum.
The upcoming edition’s title track comes courtesy of the perennial duo of Murdock and Doctrine. Aptly titled “On a Rampage,” the energetic single features long, flowing chord-progressions and a sawing bass drop, making it a perfect embodiment of the spirit and ethos of this unhinged festival.
Jauz and Zeds Dead are both respectively wrapping up on career years as 2017 draws to a close. To celebrate two independently successful campaigns, Hooks and DC are linking with Jauz to cap off the year with a bang, teaming up for three back-to-back NYE performances and officially solidifying the union with some new joint music. Linking up for “Lights Go Down” the trio offer up a heavy-handed drum n’ bass-inspired setlist weapon that seamlessly complements both of their distinct production styles.
The three-man outfit show off their shared penchant for pitch-bending vocals and cinematic builds, as “Lights Go Down” spirals into a thunderous uptempo glitch-hop rhythm polished with head spinning, percussive assaults for the breaks. Charging into 2018, the Sharksquad factotum and his veteran Canadian counterparts have now both entered the A&R game, each founding imprints to begin to groom the next generation of up-and-coming DJs and producers with Deadbeats and Bite This. The new offering is being dually released via the two labels, and could hopefully usher in a more cross-label collaborations between these two acts in the future.
Snails’ vomitstep chronicles continue in Vol. 5 of the dub designer’s SNAILEDIT! mix series. The fifth installment arrives as Snails’ prepares to close out the North American leg of his The Shell tour, in support of his similarly titled debut. Rife with IDs, the mix organizes what Snails declares to be many “…unreleased songs from close friends,” along with some “surprises” from the producer himself. A favorable fifth release, Vol. 5 is packed with plenty of head bangin’ bass.
Here is how I will reveal all of the artists / track ID names: – All ID Artist Names Revealed at 150k plays – 1 ID Track Name Revealed every 25k plays after that
Tracklist: ID – ID (feat. ID) PhaseOne – Welcome To Mayhem (ID VIP) ID & ID – ID ID – ID ID – ID ID – ID (can reveal artist name only) Snails – Forever ID & ID – ID ID – ID ID – ID ID & ID – ID ID – ID ID – ID ID – ID ID – ID ID – ID ID – ID ID & ID – ID ID – ID Riot Ten – Railbreaker (ID Remix) ID – ID Snails & NGHTMRE – Only want you (ID Remix ) ID & ID – ID ID – ID ID – ID SNAILS & Big Gigantic – The Good Life ID – ID ID – ID Midnight Tyrannosaurus & EH!DE – Planet Purge! (ID Remix) Snails – The Anthem
Fox Stevenson has been impressing the drum and bass world for years with his unique blend of fast-paced beats and use of his own vocals layered on top. He’s put out tracks on labels varying from Monstercat to Firepower and has been building momentum steadily over the past few years.
Perhaps one of his most dynamic creations to date, though, is the live mix he put out at the beginning of 2014. The two-hour set features many of his originals like “All This Time,” along with classics from Knife Party, Skrillex, Pendulum and Dillon Francis. He’s sprinkled the 122-minute mix with artists of all genres and BPM for an energetic collection that somehow fits together perfectly.
Fox Stevenson – All This Time* Exision – X Rated (Calyx and Teebee Remix) Jikes – Let’sFly Away Pt 2 Noisia – Block Control Interface – It’s a Pity Netsky – Iron Heart Noisia – Tommies Theme (Loadstar Remix) DJ Fresh – Talkbox (Camo & Krooked Remix) Maduk – Dont be Afraid Feint – Timebomb Danny Byrd – Weird Science Mystress – Bumba Fox Stevenson – Lightspeed Birdy Nam Nam – Goin In (skrillex remix) Stafford Bros – Future Music Anthem (Fox Stevenson Remix) Koan Sound – Meanwhile in the Future Fox Stevenson – Endless Xkore – Need You (Centra Remix) Stephen Walking – Move Noisia – Alpha Centuri (Receptor Remix) Stan SB (Fox Stevenson) – The Process Koan Sound – Sly Fox Memtrix – Slipper Culture Shock – Gears Fox Stevenson – Give Them Hell Memtrix – Mind Control Noisia – Program Futurebound – Tonic Twothirds & Priority One – Untitled* Spor – Halogen Shock One – Polygon (Dirtyphonics Remix) Flux Pavilion – Gold Love (Fox Stevenson Remix)* Figure – Torture (Space Laces Remix) Ak9 – Anybody Out There Tujamo & Plastic Funk – Who Fox Stevenson – Kitty Lucky Date – Ho’s & Discos (Space Laces Remix) Disclosure – Confess To Me Fox Stevenson – Untitled (HIGH FIVE)* Space Laces & Bro Safari – Fang Banger Skrillex – Bug Hunt (Noisia Remix) Fox Stevenson – Trigger Flux Pavilion – Jump Back Fox Stevenson – Like you Ak9 – Dope & Dope Knife Party – Fire Hive Skrillex – Ruffneck (full flex) Phaeleh – Afterglow Boy Kid Cloud – This Way Dillon Francis – Without You (Flux Pavilion & Doctor P Remix) The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (Noisia Remix) Camo & Krooked – The Lesson Fox Stevenson – Sandblast Seven Lions – Isis Emalkay – When I Look At You Fox Stevenson – Sandblast VIP Danny Byrd – Grit Mark Knight – Nothing Matters (Noisia Remix) Flux Pavilion – Do or Die (Funtcase Remix) Eptic – Watch Yo Back Fox Stevenson – Turn it Up Pendulum – The Terminal Hamilton – Soundboy Noisia – Diplodocus (Upbeats Remix) London Elektricity – Meteorites (Danny Byrd Remix) Xilent – Do It Feint – Your Own Way (Feat Fox Stevenson) Spor – Do Not Shake Friction – Kingpin (Calyx & Teebee Remix) The Qemists – No More Fox Stevenson – Insect* Fox Stevenson – Owls* Cruk – Breaking Point Ak9 – Unit Dillon Francis – Bootleg Fireworks Fox Stevenson – Untitled* Fox Stevenson – Simple Life (unfinished)* Receptor – Burnin Up Fox Stevenson – Simple Life (Jikes Remix) Brookes Brothers – Loveline Fox Stevenson – Better Now John B – The Journey (Metrik Remix) Max NRG – Hide Away My Heart Max NRG – Prometheus Pendulum – Midnight Runner TC – Do You Rock VIP Blu Mar Ten – Five Summers Stan SB (Fox Stevenson) – It’s a Distaster Rusko – Hold On (Sub Focus Remix) Stan SB (Fox Stevenson) – Stratosphere DJ Fresh – Lassitude Sabrina Washington – Hit it Hard Spor – Aztec TC – Flatline Above & Beyond – In & Out Of Phase (Calyx & Teebee Remix) Stan SB (Fox Stevenson) – Welcome Back Serial Killaz – Good Enough Netsky – Jetlag Funk Above & Beyond – Love Is Not Enough (MRZO Remix) Spectrasoul & Break – Alibi (Break Remix) Imagine Dragons – Radioactive Nero – Crush On You (Knife Party Remix) Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Brookes Brothers Remix) Noisia – Could This Be JFI – Hardlock (Feint Remix) Pegboard Nerds – Coffins Black Sun Empire – Dawn of a Dark Day (Receptor Remix) Shock One – The Sun VIP Danny Byrd – Ill Behaviour VIP* Shock One – The Sun Feint – Horizons (Fox Stevenson Remix) DJ Fresh – Earthquake (TC Remix) Bustre – El Psy Congroo Childish Gambino – 3005 (Louis Futon Remix) Stan SB (Fox Stevenson) – Flat Foot Face The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) Stan SB (Fox Stevenson) – Dead Sub Focus – Out The Blue Plan B – Stay Too Long (Pendulum Remix) Hectix – The Return Pegboard Nerds – Pressure Cooker Daddys Groove – Stellar (Candyland Remix) Pegboard Nerds – 20k Geezy – Hashtag DCUP – Dont Be Shy (Wave Racer Remix) Big Chocolate – Travel Play Fox Stevenson – Another Way Down* Pendulum – Hold Your Colour Feint – Snake Eyes Shock One – Follow You Stan SB (Fox Stevenson) – Let This Go Pendulum – Propane Nightmares VIP DJ Panik – Super Skank (Phetsta Remix) Black Sun Empire – Arrakis (Noisia Remix) The Upbeats – Beyond Reality Noisia – Traction Control Mindscape – Bounce Destroid & Space Laces – Get Stupid Stan SB (Fox Stevenson) – Anyone out there Noisia – Stigma Optical & Ed Rush – Bacteria (Pendulum Remix) Camo & Krooked – Cryptkeeper Noisia – Tryhard Fox Stevenson – Throwdown*