The Prodigy have announced they will release new music later in 2017.
No details of what the project will entail as of yet, with the veteran UK outfit simply tweeting "New tunes coming 2017".
'Sankofa' is both a word and symbol native to the Akan language of southern Ghana that stands for the notion that it is OK, in fact imperative, to keep looking back at the past as we move forward. After speaking to London-based producers Mumdance and Logos, and understanding how they approach sound and songwriting, DJ Mag is reminded of this term since it applies in many way to their modus operandi.
Mafia Kiss is the solo project of award winning UK based producer/DJ Paul Baron. His bass, booty, break sound has secured Baron a space on the infamous Punks Music label founded by Stanton Warriors.
One of DJ Mag's favourite bass music producers, Rico Tubbs has just released his 'Infekto vs Rico Tubbs EP' on Passenger — Aquasky's label.
It features the Ragga Twins, and so pleased was the Finnish producer to receive a Manix remix that he celebrated like only he knows how — he did a DJ mix mashing up all his favourites from the hardcore hero.
Mark Yardley and Dominic Butler, aka the Stanton Warriors, met at the Fifty First State garage label/studio complex in London in the mid-1990s, although they subsequently worked out that they’d been to some of the same parties in the West Country — where they were both from initially — back in the day.
“A lot of Junior Boys Own stuff was made at Fifty First State, Tuff Jam had a label down there, I was the A&R and Mark was the in-house engineer,” Dominic Butler remembers.
Jurassik, aka Ben Child, first got into dance music in the late '90s via jungle/drum & bass. “Anything with a skippy sampled break, really,” he tells DJ Mag. “I also loved the dark and rugged vibe of the early breakbeat scene around the same time — Fuel Records, Adam Freeland's Marine Parade Records, the legendary Botchit & Scarper.”
The Crystal Method, Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan, are one of the biggest Stateside electronic acts, responsible for turning many a current dance music fan onto the wonders of electronic music over the past 20 years. They've had dozens of tracks used on Hollywood movies, and scored a few films themselves, and their latest artist album was supposed to come out in 2013, but was delayed when Scott had to go into hospital for a serious operation.
Responsible for the success of acts such as Gemini, KOAN Sound and Culprate, Inspected is one of the most revered UK bass music labels on the scene today.
Having started out purely as a YouTube channel, their success led to them starting their own label and their own line of clothing. The music they represent is a mix of UK bass, dubstep and glitch-hop, bringing together dancefloor tearout with intricate and euphoric melodies.