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Singles - Drum & Bass - Issue 587

Turno

Asylum

Elevate Records

8.5
We know you’ve all been waiting for this one for a while, it’s been absolutely devastating the floors and festivals over the summer, and now, you can finally get your grubby, filth loving, mitts on it. Starting with an eerie twinkling piano worthy of a Micheal Myers appearance, we’re alerted to the massacre about to follow. The drums speed up, the energy builds… and bang, a bouncy 2-step beat and the most ruckus, screechy, high pitched call and response madness you could ever hope for. Instant classic.

Mitekiss ft Mr Porter

'Another Sad Song'

Hospital Records

8.0
Minor piano keys and sombre vocal harmonies hint at the smooth, lulling liquid we expect from this tried and tested collaborative project, but the drop reveals something much edgier. The twangs over organic bass sway in a hypnotically sexy lure and Mr Porters raspy vocal adds to the persuasion. The tapping drum pattern and twists of misty synth work in unison to create a dreamy, jewel studded soundscape of a beguiling Arabian night.

Changing Faces

'At Dawn ft Roxi Young '

Spearhead Records

8.0
Young Slovakian producer has been tipped as one to watch by various media outlets of recent years, and has support from mammoth labels like Hospital, Med School and RAM and its not hard to see why. ‘At Dawn’ combines soaring liquid melodies and ethereal pads with tight rolling breaks and a sub so warm it practically glows. The vocal provided by Roxi Young is soulful and emotive and provides beautiful hook for those hands the air moments.

Break

'Keeping It Raw '

Symmetry Recordings

8.0
Sometimes it’s just completely impossible not to get ridiculously gassed about an album sampler, and this my friends, is one of those times. Bristol badboy Break teases us with two new track from his forthcoming fifth studio album. Screw up those faces because this bass is dirty, the step track moves slowly and with a seductively deadly air, textured with metallic clangs, echoing pops and distorted beeps. Please keep your ear peeled for the flip, its pulsating sub is unbearably good.

Outrage

'Knock Knock '

Funback

8.0
Long time bezzies Digital and Outrage embark on a new white label project ‘Funback’ and bring us ‘Knock Knock’ as the first release, and it’s an absolute stomper. Brimming with all the twisted paranoia of the 90’s the track oozes a dark almost ritualistic vibe, while vocals and distant synths hit us with a shot of welcome nostalgia. For us it’s the ominous repetition of the pounding melody on top of waves of ticking, clicking and crashing jungle breaks.

Jam Thieves

'Overdose'

Playaz

8.5
Oh my days! Get out your snap back because this entire EP is pure and complete fi-yah! Even those among us who have a tendency to dislike the dancefloor can’t fail to see it’s brilliance. The title track builds on top of a simple clapping drum patten and a hard, jump up style grinding melody, but for us what makes this a track such a killer is its devastatingly deep, wavy bassline, which lurk below like a bowling animal.

Misanthrop & Synergy

'Slap The Ghost '

NËU Music

8.0
With its ongoing forward momentum and twisted, techy neuro undertones, this ones got attitude by the absolute bucket load. The main hook of the track has an enigmatic, futuristic feel and could easily by heard in a action packed montage in the latest marvel film. For us though, its after the second breakdown the we’re exposed to the real energy, robotic risers begin to dominate while the pace of increasing beat returns from the intro, creating the ultimate adrenaline inducing concoction.