Netsky – Mixed Emotions (feat. Montell2099)

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Dance music icon Netsky has taken the drum & bass scene by storm since the announcement of his highly anticipated return to Hospital Records for his fourth studio album. ‘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 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 Netsky 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 sonically 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’.

Over the years Netsky’s contribution to electronic music has been vast, ranging from a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (also nominated for ‘Mix Of The Year’ in 2010) to touring across the globe as a headline DJ and with his legendary live show. His phenomenal impact in dance music has been mirrored in the support received for the first single taken from the album ‘I See The Future In Your Eyes’, which received widespread support from respected industry tastemakers including Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw, MistaJam, Rene LaVice, Hybrid Minds, Alice Levine and even New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, as well as clocking up well over 1 million streams in its first few weeks. Brace yourself for an astonishing album and a formidable showcase of Netsky’s sonic prowess.

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Celebrating his recent single ‘Lifelike / NTSC’ on Program, Kung is next up on our Program mix series. Free download as usual!

1; KUNG – Loveish
2; Hybrid – Power Curve (Noisia remix)
3; KUNG & Hijack Mc – Stuttered
4; Benny L – Low Blow
5; Dub Elements & KUNG – Switcher
6; Disprove – On time
7; Proxima – Cut the Corner
8; Abstract Elements – Myriapoda
9; KUNG- Jailbait
11; KUNG – Once
12; KUNG – Say yeah
13; KUNG – You Should
14; KUNG – Honeypot
15; KUNG & BSN Posse – Untilted
16; Unglued- Bootstrap Bill
17; Mefjus – Sinkhole
18; Dlr, Break & Randall – Song and Dance
19; Dlr – Django
20; Skeptical – Grub
21; Emperor – Half makes whole
22; Nami & Black Barrel – Eeerrrrghhhh
23; The Upbeats – Punks
24; Was a Be & Synth Ethics – Resolute
25; Fourward – Hope
26; Aggressor Bunx – The Offering
27; Sigma – Slow Down (Calyx & Teebee Remix)
28; Mefjus – Fractured
29; Urbandawn – Sleeping awake
30; KUNG – Eunoia
31; Stoner – 1984
32; Bou & CV – Higher
33; Qzb & Vorso Needle
34; Creatures & Vowel – Manaslu
35; Circuits – Drench
36; Kyje – Unnova
37; Phace & Mefjus – Swerve
38; Upgrade – Blow
39; Impak & KUNG – Vogue
40; Icicle & Mefjus – Efficient
41; Current Value – City Syndrome
42; Drumsound & Bassline Smith fear. Teddy Killerz -Metal and Blood
43; Doctrine – Parabol
44; Noisia – Incessant
45; Mr. Frenkie – Bass Synth
46; Camo & Crooked – Ember (Noisia remix)
47; KUNG – Lifelike
48; Joe Ford – Where is the Sun
49; Noisia & Prolix – Asteroids (Noisia remix)
50; Smooth – Can’t stop
51; IHZ & Synth Ethics – Tune X
52; Xtrah & Mefjus – Fever
53; Culprate – Fester


Next up in our Program series comes the hotly anticipated mix from De:Tune! Free download as always –

1 Black Sun Empire & State of Mind – Ripsaw
2 De:Tune – Outlaw
3 Tantrum Desire – Vybez
4 De:Tune – War Path
5 The Upbeats & Rockwell – Gamma Ray
6 Levela – Orbit
7 LSB – Potshot
8 Break, Dlr, Randall – Song and Dance
9 Shy FX – Badboy Business
10 Kove – Tonight
11 LQ – Get To Me
12 Total Science, Quadrant, Iris – Pushin Your Luck
13 Alibi – Knockout
14 Kyo & OneMind – Play To Lose
15 Benny L – Skysteppa
16 The Prototypes – Hypercube
17 Misanthrop – Collapse
18 L 33 – Clublife
19 Dub Physix – Doberman
20 De:Tune – Estate
21 Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (Friction One in the Jungle Remix)
22 Danny Byrd – Devil’s Drop
23 Culture Shock – There For You
24 Makoto & Danny Wheeler – Sunshine
25 Drumsound & Bassline Smith – The Odyssey VIP
26 Chase & Status – Know Your Name
27 DC Breaks – Step Up
28 Dimension – UK
29 DLR – Wasting Time
30 Annix – Contraband
31 Dimension – Hydraulic
32 Prolix & Black Sun Empire – The Message

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Karma – Dance


Having now signed exclusively to Shogun Audio, Karma, who recently featured on the Point of Origin LP, arrives for his first solo single release on the label. His debut is one that’s sure to put him firmly on the map, marking his turf with two finely tuned cuts of peak time performance drum & bass from the silky overtones of ‘The Searching’ ft. Emmy J Mac and the defiantly floor-driven, ‘Dance’.


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