Optiv & BTK – Zero Tolerance

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After an incredible 2013, stacked with quality releases from a mass of great acts, we’re proud to present the first Dispatch Recordings release of 2014. Who better to bring in the New Year than Optiv & BTK? The duo return to the label for the first time since their debut with us back in 2011 (“Get Ready / Submission”) and they’ve been on a production warpath ever since! We’re proud to have them back at Dispatch with two unrelenting dancefloor killers.

Starting off the single we have “Zero Tolerance”. This ferocious track is not to be taken lightly, it growls and progresses like a raging bull hurtling towards a matador. Receiving strong support from the likes of Andy C and Klute, it was also picked up by UKF for their YouTube channel on first listen. Prepare for damage.

OPTIV & BTK:
https://www.facebook.com/djbtk/

https://www.facebook.com/djoptiv

DISPATCH:
https://www.facebook.com/DispatchRecordings

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Shiver – Crossover

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Flexout Audio end 2013 by launching their new EP series: Coldharbour. The EP contains four prime cuts from four exciting new artists: Shiver, Transparent, Dispersion, Cartel… ‘Crossover’ by Shiver is seriously one of the biggest tracks I’ve heard this year; rolling, gully, weighty and a very catchy vocal. Show some love for this track!

1. Shiver – ‘Crossover’
2.Transparent – ‘Place Your Order’
3.Dispersion – ‘Executive Decision’
4.Cartel – ‘Unbreakable’

SHIVER:
https://www.facebook.com/shiverdnb

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Facing Jinx – Lonely VIP

FREE DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/K8IohC

Hope you had a great Christmas and have a happy new year! Treat yourself with this free download from Facing Jinx. I have uploaded a lot of drum & bass on the channel in 2013, just had a look and it’s all bloody gully. Thanks to all the labels and artists for constantly sending me the goodness. More big d&b in 2014!

FACING JINX:


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Facing-Jinx/118243694312?fref=ts

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Lockjaw – Vicegrip

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Brought to attention by another very talented Dispatch artist, Lockjaw’s music absolutely blew them away immediately upon first play! An Australian based producer you’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future.

“Vicegrip” sees an interesting take on neuro-funk, with clean and clinical drums deviating wonderfully from the dark and rumbling low end. The nucleus lies in the obscenely gritty guitar riff, which murmurs ardently beneath the track, holding all the elements together to powerful effect.

LOCKJAW:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lockjaw/134352363314912

DISPATCH:
https://www.facebook.com/DispatchRecordings

http://dispatchrecordings.com/

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Break & Mikal – Status Low

BUY: http://bit.ly/META013

Metalheadz rounds off an incredibly successful year with an EP from core label producer Mikal, who also brings some friends along for the ride.

META013 is a project that shows the versatility of Mikal. His take on the Headz sound includes steam train steppers, halftime dancehall grooves and classic reinforced era jungle. The EP is an expansive project that includes collaborations with Break and Nymfo, from South Country UK across to Holland.

The dancehall and dub parts of Mikal’s armory are strongly on display here – his contribution to the long lineage of dancehall influenced drum n bass is a confident- take no prisoners attitude, typical Metalheadz. The package is broken down as a four track vinyl EP, with an exclusive digital only fifth track. There is also an accompanying video for the title track.

The EP is five tracks worth of intent and is the tip of the iceberg for Mikal’s future in terms of sound and presence on the label and we keenly await his next outing.

MIKAL:
https://www.facebook.com/mikalMDZ

METALHEADZ:
https://www.facebook.com/metalheadz.music

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Detail – Time Stretching

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Detail returns to Commercial Suicide for his second release, I think you will find its pretty gully. With impending musical output on Dispatch, Metalheadz & CIA, this guy means business. Detail is Daniil Marin from Kiev, Ukraine – he’s one to look out for in 2014.

DETAIL:
http://www.facebook.com/iamdetail

COMMERCIAL SUICIDE:
https://www.facebook.com/commercialsuiciderecords

http://www.commercialsuicide.org/

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Mindscape – Rat Pack

OUT: 16/12/13

The Hungarian madman known as Mindscape brings his trademark sound to the masses with “Rat Pack EP” – the latest offering on EATBRAIN, the label from the mind of Jade. Under the creative direction of this neurofunk innovator, Eatbrain has presided over countless releases by drum & bass’s finest since the label’s inception in 2011. 2013 alone has seen Eatbrain work in conjunction with the likes of Telekinesis, Concord Dawn, Coppa, 2Shy, NickBee, and Teddy Killerz, while continuing to expand into a widely supported movement within drum & bass culture. Continuing the streak of quality, Mindscape joins the fold with his first solo EP on Eatbrain – Rat Pack EP.

The producer has been a close ally of the imprint since it’s inception, having worked with Jade on tracks like ‘Banshee’ (Citrus Recordings), ‘Orion’ (Commercial Suicide), and Mindscape’s own infamous remix of Jade’s ‘Venom’ (EATBRAIN002). With “Rat Pack EP”, Mindscape delivers his finely tuned artistic vision to Eatbrain; grungy, innovative, riot-starting drum & bass music.

‘Rat Pack’ immediately sets the vibe with satisfying plucked keys atop pattering drums and ominous atmosphere. Mindscape doesn’t wait for listeners to get comfortable before unleashing two hulking bassline punches on the downbeat, setting the stage for the remainder of the tune. The intro draws to a close, and equally distorted bassline counterparts come into focus. ‘Rat Pack’ gets serious as aggressive drums converge with riotous vocal snippets to create a potently anarchic concoction. Melodic components descend downward, with a sense of hopelessness. A descent into madness, no doubt.

MINDSCAPE:
https://www.facebook.com/m1ndscape

EAT BRAIN:
https://www.facebook.com/Eatbra1n

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Bladerunner – Lock Off

BUY: http://bit.ly/WarehouseMusicSampler

Mate, this bassline consists of only the finest frequencies. Taken from the Warehouse Music EP sampler… seriously big.

1. Command Strange – Disco Ball
2. Bladerunner – Lock Off
3. Need For Mirrors – Ambush
4. Critycal Dub – Welcome to The Jungle

BLADERUNNER:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bladerunner-dnb/112672835453675

CHRONIC RECS:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ChronicRecs
http://www.facebook.com/chronicrecs
http://https://soundcloud.com/chronicrecs

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Cyantific – Eski’s Song

BUY: http://po.st/IceCreamiTunes

The CYN team steamroll into the festive period with Cyantific’s ‘Ice Cream’ b/w ‘Eski’s Song’. 2013 has seen the CYN Label go from strength to strength and they’re ending the year with a blast. ‘Ice Cream’ is a vintage slice of dancefloor destruction. Displaying thuggish call and response, knock-out punches and the classic computer game stabs – ‘Ice Cream’ has got hoards of hungry punters chasing it down the street for one more taste.

The flip side sees Cyantific turn his hand to a deft and soulful roller. Smooth delivery laced with 80’s synth power and a nostalgic bassline makes ‘Eski’s Song’ transport you back to time where drum and bass was thriving and above all else, passionate. This show’s Cyantific’s ability to seamlessly morph yesterday’s textures with tomorrow’s sounds.

CYANTIFIC:
http://www.facebook.com/Cyantific

CYN MUSIC:
https://www.facebook.com/CyantificMusic

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Mako – A Break From Ritual

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Mako’s “A Break From Ritual” is a heavy-footed drum rush that has no confusion about its namesake. Apaches, Amens and Think breaks clatter seamlessly overtop a crushing two-step kick/snare darkly worshipping Photek’s classic MODUS OPERANDI track “Smoke Rings.” Heavier and unshy about his equally informed nods to noughties neurofunk, Mako does not mean to disappoint a single dance-floor with this one.

WARM COMMUNICATIONS:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Warm-Communications-official/213247018692998
https://twitter.com/#!/warmandred

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