Blocks & Escher will release their first collaborative work since 2018’s incredible ‘Something Blue’ LP next month.
Set for release on 6th December on their own Narratives label, ‘From The Ashes’ and ‘Gem’ offer two more trips into expertly crafted, atmospheric d&b with flourishes of dubstep and cinematic ambience.
‘Gem’ is the heftier of the two, with towering sirens and propulsive, beastly bass howls, it’s frankly dancefloor-shattering. Check it out below.
Kimyan Law defies simple description in more ways than one. An exiled child of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s long-running, ever-intractable civil war, his unique personal history forms a key part of his creative puzzle. He tells DJ Mag that this cultural, emotional and familial disconnect from his heritage “really, really hurts”, a pain compounded by racial exclusion in his home of Austria.
London-via-Birmingham's Barely Legal is a mainstay of the UK scene. An artist who has been at the forefront of the underground bass world for almost a decade, the DJ and label owner has spent 2019 playing gigs everywhere from Munich to Ibiza, and performed at Croatia’s Hideout, Creamfields, and Snowbombing. As the year winds down, Barely Legal is finishing up her Pretty Weird tour, a label affiliated party series, which has been touring the country since August.
Andy C has claimed the Highest Drum & Bass award once again in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll - climbing 11 spots on last year’s position to sit at No.79 and serving as the only entry from the genre.
Starting the year with a 12-week residency at XOYO in London, for which he invited a representative cross-section of drum & bass DJs old and new, Andy pretty much sold out each of the nights in the series.
Noisia have announced that they intend to split next year.
The announcement calls time on the trio's 20-year career together and they will embark on one final world tour, dubbed the 'It's Never The Right Time' tour, next year.
Drum & bass label Metalheadz will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an exclusive screening of Talkin' Headz: The Metalheadz Documentary with Commune in London next month.
The exclusive screening will take place at The Rio Cinema in Dalston, and marks the first time that the 1998 documentary will be shown in the cinema.
Featuring DJs and producers Adam F, Digital, Goldie, Grooverider, Matrix, and more, the documentary offers an intimate and frank insight into a drum & bass label that were commited to taking the scene by storm.
The cult classic website, Iskhur's Guide to Electronic Music, has (finally) been given an update.
First launched in 1999, the domain maps out the links between various sub genres, from Italo to gloomcore, tracing roots back to the birth of experimental and musique concrète in the first half of the 20th Century.
Presented as a timeline, users can zoom-in on individual decades, clicking through to in-depth descriptions of each micro-canon, with streamable tracks providing aural examples for each.
After a series of debilitating strokes in 2017 left him disabled, pioneering US drum & bass and jungle DJ Karl K is asking for financial assistance.
Karl has been left with significant brain damage following the strokes. He’s unable to work, and his way of life has been devastated. While over $21,000 has already been donated, much more is needed.