LTJ Buken – Horizons (Komatic Rework)

Still unreleased but such a good tune, the Komatic rework of Horizons by LTJ Bukem is one of my all-time favourite dnb tracks. Based on the original 1997 track from the album ‘Logical Progression’, this remix is a melodic roller with soaring pads and crunchy drums, held together by a jungle style bassline that switches up for the second drop. It still has the classic Horizons vocals heard in the original, but just tweaked to fit this remix. Essential listening.

Frederic Robinson – Flea Waltz Preview

This album is amazing. On hearing the clips I wasn’t so sure about Frederic’s style of stripped back, live drum and bass, however after listening to the album in full I can say that it is a fantastic journey through beautiful soundscapes and interesting ideas. Standout tracks are ‘We’ve Been’, ‘City’ and the title track ‘Flea Waltz’. None of his tracks repeat themselves, they are all distinct journeys and need to all be experienced to get a taste of an alternative take on drum and bass music.

Urbandawn: Gothenburg Cluster Preview

This is the new album from Urbandawn released on Hospital Records, and it is looking really good so far. I have not listened completely but I can say from the tracks that I have listened to so far that it is well in contention for album of the year. ‘Together Again’ is a standout track, with a beautiful 8-bar piano chord pattern and heavyweight drums and bass propelling you through this vocal-driven masterpiece. ‘Black Notes’ is another standout, with Daniel Baeder on the drums, played live so they just sound otherworldly. Again, Urbandawn’s amazing production and piano-led riffs pull you through this tune, with loads of interesting twists and turns throughout. Finally, ‘Prime Expansion’ is the third track I will describe, with shimmering pads and crunchy live drums, chopped vocal effects and a bass reminiscent of Camo and Krooked, however warped into Urbandawn’s distinct funky style.

Cyantific FM 017 Podcast

This month’s edition of Cyantific FM is possibly the best yet, comprising new music from the new 10 years of symmetry album, new music from s.p.y, the prototypes and fourward, and it is all just mixed together so well. Cyantific is playing at the Viper Live event in Liverpool this Saturday (8th October), so you can catch him there. You can also listen using the link below, and there is a free download link on the soundcloud page.

Technimatic – Side Hustle (Preview)

Released as a free download as a preview for their upcoming album ‘Better Perspective’, this song is a masterpiece in its own right. Rolling out with chunky kicks and snares with a pad-like vocal sample, it drops into an intricate groove with a clean bass and reesy chops and stabs. In typical technimatic fashion, it breaks down before the second drop which is just sublime. If this is anything to go by, their next album will more than surpass expectations after their excellent debut LP in 2014.