Ed Solo / deekline / Defkline / Wildlife Collective / Specimen A Have Some Fun ft General Levy / Let The Music Play ft Blackout JA The combined production powerhouse of Deekline, Ed Solo & Specimen A bring forth 10,000 blowtorches to celebrate the vibe that only music can create alongside the vocals of Jamaican reggae superstar Blackout JA. If you were lucky enough to witness the burner cans of the original dancehall movement or the vast array of lighters flickering to ‘94 Amens, you know what to expect here. This is upfront jungle with a full canister of gas, one hell of a bouncy bassline and an excellent delivery of lyrical goodness. Blackout JA was certainly a fine choice to voice this beat, riding it effortlessly and requesting you all to “let the music play”. You’re getting both the club mix and the slightly shorter and perhaps less aggressive original in this fine package from Jungle Cakes. Two for two as they say. Jungle Cakes 12"
Voltage Balance Over Symmetry Undoubtedly one of the most exciting acts to have emerged in drum & bass over the past decade, Voltage has joined forces with Hospital Records for the release of his long-awaited studio album ‘Balance Over Symmetry’ which marks the tenth year of his journey as a solo artist. No stranger to the Hospital family with an album, 2 EPs and a handful of singles under his belt as part of drum & bass powerhouse group Kings Of The Rollers, it’s now time to explore the solo sounds of Voltage which have slowly but surely carved him to be one of the most respected DJ & producers in the scene. In his true rambunctious style, Voltage sets the swing with a wild card. ‘So Close’ is a sub-120BPM synthwave weapon which matches his retro-inspired fashion to his musical vibrations. The combination of catchy vocals, an 80s-esque bassline and an unforgettable topline melody sees the creation of something extremely different yet irresistible from Voltage. Not straying too far from the roots of his influences, ‘Natty Love’ features the groove inducing vocals of sound system legend Sweetie Irie. Saturated sub wobbles juxtaposed with potent string plucks are intertwined with ease, peppered with that signature Voltage flair. HOSPITAL RECORDS LTD 12" | CD
Alix Perez Without End EP Presenting Alix Perez’s largest solo project since his second album in 2013. “Without End” is an 8 track journey through his exploration of soulful drum and bass - a sound Alix is renowned for. The EP includes collaborations with Liam Bailey, Workforce & Halogenix. 1985 Music 12"
Total Science / Break Lightweight (Break Remix) / Phaction - I Have You (Ill Truth Remix) Lightweights. This tune is not for you. This one is for those who can go hard. And go long. Otherwise you might not know what's hit you. An early 2000's anthem, the original version of Lightweight was a Total Science classic. Laced with TS trademarks, the track was a staple in every DJs set, rinsed in the clubs. And now, it's been updated by the one and only Break. If you want to take an already big tune, and raise it to even another level, he's the man to go to; he's got form. And he's done it in style. Sticking faithfully to the original vibe, he brings this banger firmly into 2020, maintaining all the key elements and sonically updating it for the 21st century, but still keeping a class and subtlety to the proceedings. Hoovers, stabs, breaks and bass. It's all there. Hold tight for the four-four section in the breakdown though, you're not ready. And to keep the vibe of the former CIA LTD releases from former years, the flip sees another remix paired alongside; coming from the newest wing of the Bristol Drum & Bass mafia, the Ill Truth boys are brought in to update a more modern-day CIA classic, Phaction and Leo Wood’s ‘I Have You’. Once again they show a maturity and class that belies their youthful and hairless visages, bringing the weight and the funk that Total Science always require. CIA Records 12"
Technimatic Technimatic Remixed EP Following on from their second studio album Better Perspective that was released in 2016, Technimatic bring a collection of some of their greatest work to date reinterpreted and remixed by some of their favourite producers including Break, Alix Perez, Fracture and more. “We have never had a remix project of our work so this is a really fun one for us. You kind of get scared but excited at the same time as you wait for each track to come back! But all the guys on this project are guys we admire and respect greatly so we knew they would deliver the goods. ‘Bristol’was just made for Break to do, we'd actually earmarked that one a couple of years ago for him. LSB is just on fire with his work at the moment, Alix we've loved since before we joined Shogun, Fracture was our only choice on ‘Trigger Warning’ as he's just the don for that sound and we've been really impressed by new Shogun family members Was A Be." Shogun Audio LP Pre-Order
Netsky Second Nature ‘Second Nature’ represents Netsky’s everlasting love for his D&B roots that has sent shockwaves throughout the dance community. His journey comes full circle as his brand new record marks the 10 year anniversary since his self-titled Hospital debut, with collaborations on the 18-track long-player from Sub Focus, Becky Hill, Rudimental, Hybrid Minds, and Urbandawn to name a few. ‘Second Nature’ is teed up to be a remarkable and seminal release for drum & bass lovers around the world. Bringing his classic liquid sound into 2020 alongside New Zealand based prodigy Montell2099 who has worked with the likes of Diplo, 21 Savage, Lil Wayne and Mr. Carmack, future bass meets Netsky’s signature soulful groove on ‘Mixed Emotions’, paying tribute to New Zealand and the love and support he has received there over the past decade of during his career as an artist and DJ. Multi Brit-Award winning drum & bass powerhouse Rudimental and their official vocalist Afronaut Zu jump into the picture for ‘Blend’, which sees groove filled vocals rolled out alongside a slick bassline, vibrant trumpets, Netsky’s feel-good melodies, and Rudimental’s signature uplifting style. Covering the Deniece Williams classic, ‘Free’ is reminiscent of Netsky’s love for funk & soul, introduced by his father from a young age, that can also be felt in ‘I Choose You’ (a cover of Willie Hutch’s ‘I Choose You) and ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’ (feat. Chantal Kashala & Daddy Waku)’ (covering Roy Ayers’ ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’). ‘Free’ takes you back to the original sounds of Net-sky with a trademark liquid bassline and unforgettable brass topline, as sincere vocals and old school breakbeats tie the track together into a nostalgic number infused with the sounds of today. ’Look At Me Go’ features breakbeat and UK hardcore champion Darren Styles. This four to the floor slammer with its thumping kick drum and catchy vocal sample has already received support from the likes of Sub Focus and Dimension. Coming together with Hospital’s very own Urbandawn, ‘Power’ sees the epic collision of two heavyweights as halftime drums and a slapping double bass kick start the jam, followed by the takeover of sweltering synths and soni-cally searing drums. ’Destiny’ is a high voltage dancefloor anthem as Netsky joins forces with fellow drum & bass stalwart Sub Focus with Jozzy on the vocals. Big room synths inject energising vibrations on this electrifying cut which truly is a collaboration of legends. Plus, soulful pianos are paired with the unifying vocals of Becky Hill as she throws back to her second nature, and graces her first drum & bass track for several years on the heartfelt banger ‘Hold On’. Hospital CD | LP Pre-Order
Break Whispers In My Ear (Break Remix) / Dog's Dinner (Mefjus Remix) The next instalment of the “Another Way” remix’s is here, with 2 dance-floor killers to add to your collection. Break flips the script with “Whispers In My Ear” stripping back to a more minimal sound with wolf-like basses and meaty subs. Keeping MC GQ’s weighty vocals as the key feature was important and his middle 16 hits close and personal direct to your ear. Break & Total Science’s “Dog’s Dinner” was already a heavy club tune, but the master of power Mefjus has taken it up to a new level. Reworking all the elements of the track with his trademark production results in a monster version that always delivers. Symmetry Recordings 12" Pre-Order
Ed Solo / deekline Welcome To The Jungle Volume 4: Sampler 1 One of Solo and Deekline's most enduring refixes (Inner Circle's "Bad Boys") gets a brand new coat of arms courtesy of Benny Page and Spanish newcomer Kursiva as part of Jungle Cakes' fourth Welcome To The Jungle compilation. Adding 2016 production muscle while retaining every juicy drop of funk from the booty-bouncing bass, they've kicked it out of every park in the western hemisphere. Benny then goes solo with another sharp-tailored twist on Deekline's take on Brian & Tony Gold's "Pass Me The Dubplate" that drenched in harmonic vocal soul. Soundboys take cover, strictly murderation business. Jungle Cakes 12"