I ❤️ Drum & Bass – Spotify Playlist

Playlist Link: http://bit.ly/iluvdrumandbass

I LOVE DRUM & BASS represents an unprecedented act of unity and a coming together of labels across the entire scene. An acknowledgement of the genre’s diversity and multifaceted strengths by creating a definitive and continually updated present snapshot of its world of releases on Spotify.

Spanning all sub-genres and being inclusive of all labels that release drum & bass who wish to take part, the project stays true to the rich culture of a genre that grew its roots in a wide-ranging melting pot of ideas and that continues to stay at the forefront of cutting-edge electronica because of its inclusive and forward-thinking ethic.

The concept emerged in October 2017 on a special message board originally set up to celebrate Grooverider’s birthday, with DJ Fresh sparking a conversation about the importance of adapting to and embracing streaming platforms. This line of thinking inspired Simon Bassline Smith to come up with the concept of a definitive drum & bass playlist for everyone’s music to feature on as soon as it’s released. A playlist with all forms of drum & bass across the globe, self-organised by the scene itself and curated by the labels, with each picking 1 track per week, per release, for inclusion.

A project with no political or corporate agenda, that exists purely to provide a home for the definitive summary of this global movement. A place where fans of the genre can explore the diverse sonic landscape of the environment they love, or for those who want to explore the genre to immediately have access to the full spectrum on offer, without having to dig.

I ❤️ Drum & Bass represents an evolving attitude in one of the most consistent and present genres of club music, bringing a new unity and energy to the table that’s set to invigorate the genre yet further.

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Trex – Raptor

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Released 20th February 2017.

Mac II Recordings originated during the golden era of drum & bass. After the notorious London record shop De-Underground Records stopped trading, Randall and Coolhand Flex wanted to keep the DIY spirit alive. Bringing together their A&R might, the two producers sought after artists who shared the same ethos. One of these artists is Trex, a long-time drum & bass fanatic from Camden who’s received a huge amount of support from the biggest players in the scene. Whether that’s Ram head honcho Andy C, or tastemakers Bailey or Grooverider, he’s been working steadily in the studio for a period of years, chiselling a name for himself amongst the generations of music lovers who would have once been the customers at De-Underground Records.

The forthcoming EP from Trex is a four-track package which features a host of punchy, aggressive rollers which show no mercy on their listener. Trex doesn’t bow to any commercial standards and delivers piece after piece of a nasty, sonic artwork. The ‘Treatment’ EP begins with ‘Raptor’, a track which surges with energy but is still understated in the way it creeps up on its listener. Filled out with clattering percussion and pitched up frequencies, Trex proves why he’s garnered so much support from a whole range of high-profile DJs.

Trex:

https://www.facebook.com/trexdnb/?fref=ts

Mac2:

https://www.facebook.com/Mac2Recordings/?fref=ts

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DLR Guest Mix – Skankandbass at The Nest – 08.03.17

The headliner for our second event at the Nest, 8th March 2017, goes in to the mix showcasing a little flavour of what to expect on the night. If this is anything to go by, it’s going to be heaving!

Listen on SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/2lQamBL
Listen on Mixcloud: http://bit.ly/2lP3YvI

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1) Yussef Kamaal -Yo Chavez -DLR Edit
2) Safire & DLR ft. DRS – WIP – DispatchDub
3) Cruk & Signal – Illusion – Unknown
4) Source Direct – Web Of Sin – Metalheadz
5) Abstr4ct – Tiger – Chronic
6) DLR & Mako – Late Nights – UtopiaDub
7) Dub Head & FatTone – Unknown
8) Break – Guilty – UtopiaMusic
9) Subtle Element – Overkill – InfidelityRecords
10) Total Science – Respect Due – CIA
11) Goldie – Kemistry (Grooverider Mix) – Metalheadz
12) DLR – Panoramic View – Dispatch Dub
13) M-zine & Scepticz – Diffraction – Dispatch
14) DLR & Script – Unknown
15) C4C – Night Gasp – Idioma
16) M-zine & Scepticz – Galimatias – Dub
17) Roni Size – Brown Paper Bag – Photek Remix – Talkin Loud
18) Quadrant & DLR – WIP

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Jam Thieves – Checkmate

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Buy: http://smarturl.it/hackers

To kick off 2017 in the right way, Jam Thieves are back with a new album on the legendary Playaz Recordings, after their phenomenal ‘Minimal Funk Project’ in 2016. This one will have you dancing off the excess christmas pounds in no time.

‘Hackers’ is exactly what you would expect from Brazilian masters of minimal funk. Menacing at points, quality all the way through. 12 tracks deep, the album buzzes with vibes and low end mastery. With releases such as this, Its no wonder the Brazilian brothers have won fans from across the board such as label boss Hype along with Hazard, Sub Zero, TC, Annix, Grooverider, Fabio, Ed Solo, Ray Keith, Randall.

This album is a strong year opener for Playaz. If this is sign of things to come in 2017 from the label, your ears and the dance floor are in for some serious audio treats.

Jam Thieves:
https://www.facebook.com/Jam-Thieves-583208808375760

Playaz:
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https://soundcloud.com/realplayaz

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Sub Zero & Jaydan – Fear

Buy: http://smarturl.it/thecollab

Since launching his solo career back in 2009, Sub Zero has gone from strength to strength under the wing of Hype & Pascal on Ganja & Playaz. With countless plays on radio and DJ support from the likes of Andy C, Hype, Grooverider and many more, Sub Zero has secured a solid foundation in the Drum & Bass world.

Flip to 2016 and his latest release, the Collab EP, with some of the scenes finest, see’s Sub Zero further pushing the sonic boundaries while keeping his eye firmly on the dance floor.

Sub Zero:
https://www.facebook.com/subzero.official

Jaydan:

https://www.facebook.com/JaydansFans

Playaz:
https://www.facebook.com/playazrecordings

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Dramatic – Centiminute

Released 7th September on vinyl.

Following on from their Digital and Pennygiles releases, Tempo Records has another single from Nottingham producer, dRamatic, who becomes the latest name to be added to the Tempo Music roster with “Centiminute”. He’s been involved in drum and bass since the early 90’s and his music has gained support from the likes of Bukem, Grooverider, Fabio, Friction, Randall and many more. Tempo Records brings us 3 dRamatic cuts due out soon on vinyl and digital.

Dramatic:

https://www.facebook.com/dRamatic.UK

Tempo:

Homepage

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Dramatic – Dogs On Redbull

Released 7th September on vinyl.

Following on from their Digital and Pennygiles releases, Tempo Records has another single from Nottingham producer, dRamatic, who becomes the latest name to be added to the Tempo Music roster with “Centiminute”. He’s been involved in drum and bass since the early 90’s and his music has gained support from the likes of Bukem, Grooverider, Fabio, Friction, Randall and many more. Tempo Records brings us 3 dRamatic cuts due out soon on vinyl and digital.

Dramatic:

https://www.facebook.com/dRamatic.UK

Tempo:

Homepage

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Drum & Bass Allstars Charity Football Match

The aim: to raise funds and awareness for Myeloma UK a charity dedicated to people suffering blood cell cancer myeloma. The charity provides priceless support for sufferers and their families while developing access to new treatments and research in how to combat this disease. It receives no government funding whatsoever.

The players: Fabio, Jumping Jack Frost, Tyke, Mampi Swift, Grooverider, Visionobi, Raggo, L.Twin FX, J.Twin FX, Shylo, Lotskee, EZM, T-Lite, Wordofmouth, Disset, Chris Inperspective, IC3, BLA and Denial… The man who established this unique event as a special dedication to his mum who suffers myeloma herself.

Donate: https://www.justgiving.com/Billy-Denial-BenNevis

Hamilton – Be There

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Hamilton
1: Fire 2: Be There

Fire in the hole! Hamilton is back… And he’s packing two of his most explosive tracks to date.

Following the runaway success of last year’s ‘Schema’ EP — a release that gave us huge reloads such as ‘You Had It’ and ‘Your Love’ — both ‘Fire’ and ‘Be There’ raise his bar high than ever before, developing his broad, muscular sound with undiluted creativity and energy.

‘Fire’ is super-charged with deadly dramatic dynamics. You’ll recognise the vocal straight away. What you won’t recognise is the matchless levels of intricate texture within the groove; deep layers of drums and bass tones that tear, sneer and snarl throughout. Concentrated darkness abounds, especially during the insane build-up, as Hamilton showcases his ability to balance a rich array of elements while ensuring the message is loud, clear and consistent. Dancefloor chaos guaranteed.

Next up: ‘Be There’. Already championed by Andy C on his ‘Nightlife 6’ album, this shows an entirely different side to Hamilton. Seductive, funky and sprung with surprises, there’s a great sense of both might and musicality as the ever-consistent artist explores a wide range of influences; the impeccable widescreen 80s synth drum fills, the classic mid 90s two-step rhythm, the sassy keys and vocals, spine-melting synths and chunky basslines! There’s nothing out there like this right now. And we just know it’s going to scintillate a lot of festivals this summer.

Two more incredible premium tracks: Hamilton has smashed it… Yet again!

DJ Support: Sub Focus, Andy C, Friction, Crissy Criss, DJ Hype, Grooverider, Brookes Brothers, TC, Loadstar, DC Breaks, Rene LaVice, Audio, Mind Vortex, Dillinja, Frankee, D*Minds, Taxman + MORE!

Nice Tracks Here – Sub Focus
Boooom! – Crissy Criss
4/5 ‘Be There’ will be in every set! — Loadstar

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