Author Colin Steven

Kmag Podcast 051

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The talent is out on show in our latest podcast; new music from Alix Perez, Frederic Robinson, Intelligent Manners, and also a guest mix from one of Med School Music’s recent signings, Anile. Download Kmag Podcast 51 here and subscribe via iTunes to get it every month. Remember, as always, you can drop your thoughts and comments by tweeting @jsaltzz or @kmag_colin. Tracklist: Fred V & Grafix – Major Happy (Frederic Robinson Remix) [Hospital] Side1 & Deal – Move Me [Audio Plant] Section – Black Magic [Audio Addicts] Bank – Great Big World EP [Vibration] Pedestrian & Jasperdrum – Kalakuta (Alix Perez…

Ray Keith Interview

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Ray Keith’s seminal drum & bass Dread label round off its 20th birthday celebrations with a party at Club No.65 in Vauxhall on 12 December. We spoke to the man himself to talk about his career past, present and future. What you were into before you got into electronic music? Well, I was in the clobber business. I worked at Fiorucci in Kings Road for a few years. I used to play soul, rare groove, jazz, hip hop and then 1988 was house music all night long. Clubs like Buzbys, Crazy Club, Limelights on Shaftesbury Avenue and Orange Club. Do you…

Minor Rain Guest Mix

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Slovakian producer Jakub Šenšel, aka Minor Rain, has been producing a multitude of electronic styles since 2009. He’s since refined his sound primarily focusing on drum & bass and has released tracks on labels like Renegade Hardware, Dispatch and Med School. With his new single Flux / Thunderbird single just out on Addictive Behaviour, we took the chance to find out more about his diverse approach to music. As a drum & bass artist you have managed to manipulate and create a multitude of styles, ranging from intelligent, gritty and tech, to ambient / atmospheric. Do you believe this diverse and unique range…

Truth Announce Undeniabl​e Remix Competitio​n

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Dubstep duo Truth have teamed up with Beatport Play and Subpac to give you the chance to remix Undeniable, the title track from their new EP. The remix competition winner will see their work released on Truth’s Deep, Dark & Dangerous label and will also win a Subpac S1: Truth Limited Edition tactile bass system, a Landr Pro-Unlimited account and a Sounds To Sample Elements Library. Download the parts and upload your entry on Beatport by 22 December. Public voting then opens until 5 January and after that the judges will confer before announcing the winner on 20 January.

Top Ten Videos November 2014

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Stray – Since You’ve Been Gone Since You’ve Been Gone is a free mixtape of old material that never saw a release. “Feels odd to finally be putting these tracks out there after all these years,” says Stray, but I wanted to draw a line under this material before I properly embark on writing my first ‘real’ LP.” http://youtu.be/aepfjRTWEzk Nu:Tone – ‘Til Dawn The video for Til Dawn off Nu:Tone’s new album Future History explores the changing landscape and cultures of our modern world. http://youtu.be/NOwkxPVB6iE Bachelors of Science – Don’t Hold Back (ft. Dylan Germick) Don’t Hold Back is the…

Week 48: Essential Releases [November 2014]

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This week’s dnb picks from Nultiply including releases on Metalheadz, Shogun and Med School. Icicle – Entropy (Shogun Audio) Always been a big fan of the Ice man and loads of his early stuff still finds its way into my sets. No matter what style Icicle does it always seems to come out like he’s been at it his whole life and that’s very much on show again on Entropy. Styles vary from deep, minimal, neuro and a fair bit of dubstep that will remind you why that genre exploded like it did. (Remember that?!) Ena – Binaural (Samurai Music) Japanese…

Top 10 Free Tracks Week 48 2014

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Minor Rain – Transmission Ahead of his Flux / Thunderbird single on Addictive Behaviour, Slovakian drum & bass producer Minor Rain is giving away this free track if you like the Minor Rain Facebook page. https://soundcloud.com/minor-rain/minor-rain-transmission-free Trisector – Slow Motion Finnish producer Trisector has previously released music on labels like Med School, Alphacut, Vampire and Hustle Audio, but he’s releasing his new Avaruus EP on his own Bandcamp page. Slow Motion , one of the tracks, is already up as a free download, with rest of the EP to follow next week. Slow Motion by Trisector Dose – Self Control…

Top Mixes Week 48 2014

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The Insiders – FABRICLIVE Promo Mix Bristol’s The Insiders are journeying along the M4 on Friday 28 November to play with LTJ Bukem, Fabio and A Guy Called Gerald at Fabric. Here’s a 50 minute set to get you in the mood. https://soundcloud.com/fabric/the-insiders-fabriclive-promo-mix LA Johnson & Baddesley – Skutta Records – jungletrain.net promomix November 2014 Skutta Records’ LA Johnson & Baddesley bi-weekly Thursday night show 21.00 – 22.30 (CET) on jungletrain.net brings the best of all styles to the table from across the 170 spectrum past, present and future and this mix gives you a taster of what to expect.…

Amaning Free Tune

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Even though he’s released on imprints like Metalheadz, Soul:R, and SGN:LTD nothing can quite prepare you for the straight-up grooves the Berlin-based Amaning unleashes on his debut LP Time Warp. This is no small feat in a year that has seen album after album knocking our socks off so we thought we’d not only check in with Amaning for a glimpse into the inspirations and influences behind the project but convince him to hit us with a free tune as a way of showcasing his next level sound. Talk about growing up, the kind of music your parents listened to…

Think Deep Free Track

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Kmag catches up with Andy Sim of Think Deep Recordings to discuss liquid drum & bass, selecting tracks for the label and their incredibly busy release schedule, including their new compilation Creative Consensus Part One Andy Sim has also given us a free tune called Revealed that he made with Paul SG, download it at the bottom of this post. What do you look for when you’re choosing tracks for the label? It’s going to be hard not to sound clichéd but I really just look for anything that gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. You know, those tunes that…

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