There's a new album on the way from chart-topping D&B producer/DJ Wilkinson, with the first single from the new LP, titled 'Sweet Lies Featuring Karen Harding', dropping back in October.
In the lead up to the new record, we sat down with the affable music-maker, to find out his top five guilty pleasure tunes he loves to pump when no one is listening.
Snoop Dogg, Offspring, Papa Roach — noughties classics incoming!
The airstrike in France has sent Innovation in the Sun 2016 into chaos before it has even begun, cancelled flights have a knock on effect on resort transfers, leaving puddles of slightly intoxicated ravers in hot, sticky taxi queues at Spanish airports. Arriving at the club to check-in, we discover two Australian girls making an extremely polite and strangely happy complaint.
DJ Fresh announced yesterday that from January 2017 he will call time on touring, implying in a Facebook post he's quitting the music industry for good.
Daniel Stein (his real name) is famous for songs such as 2010 'Golddust' and collaborating with Diplo on 'Earthquake', and it seems he's decided to put his health first. The Sussex producer has suffered for a second time with thyroid cancer this year, admitting on Facebook: 'It's time to begin the next chapter of my life... And it's way overdue. Need to think about my health and life'.
The newest addition to the Shogun Audio stable is a producer who goes by the name Ed:it, who's been dipping his toes into the D&B waters since 2010.
Now stepping out on the renowned label with a new four-tracked EP, he showcases a knack for keeping things soulful yet gritty.
On the EP, Ed:it has said: ‘The whole EP really means a lot to me. It has new sounds moving forward as well as classic vibes that I’ll always want to utilise.’
Perhaps the best known D&B DJ ever, key player Andy C has announced details of his forthcoming UK tour.
After tickets for his Brixton date got snapped up in just 10 minutes, the Ram Records boss is spending October through to December spinning all over the country. He'll be stopping off at key venues, from Bristol’s Motion to The Rainbow Venues in Birmingham, Newcastle’s Digital and The Warehouse Project.
Metalheadz are a label that need no introduction. As of late the D&B heavyweights have been rummaging through a box of tapes in Goldie’s house to remaster some of their back catalogue — never before made available digital releases from the ‘90s. In honour of this, they’ve got Randall on the case to construct a ‘History of Metalheadz’ mix, which rolls through some of the finest ‘Headz tracks to bring back a few memories, and which you can listen to exclusively below...
We pinned the D&B legend down for a set of quickfire questions:
DJ Mag has snagged the premiere of the title track from SpectraSoul’s new album, ‘The Mistress’, which is out today.
Featuring cushion-soft vocals from Dan Moss, ‘The Mistress’ is a delectable slice of liquid D&B that’ll satisfy even the most ardent bass aficionados, as Moss’ smooth vocals ride along a wave of balmy chords and rolling bass.
Dutch DJ/producer Jeroen Snik, better known to the world as Icicle, is regarded as one of the most technically advanced and highly-respected producers in his genre. He's remixed the likes of Icona Pop and Noisia, delivering his own uncompromising drum & bass stance on these already popular artists, while his radio show on Rinse FM is highly rated as one of the go-to shows for d&b fans and culture. His new album 'Entropy' on Shogun Audio covers a range of influences, and takes his signature sound to another level.
Drum and Bass DJ/Producer Keeno has remixed Aaron Smith's track 'Dancin'. The young producer is signed to Med School (the sister label to Hospital Records) having big support from London Elektricity, S.P.Y, Camo & Krooked, BCee and many more, he’s moving up in the scene fast.