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Lynx Interview

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Over the years he’s been responsible for some of the most cutting-edge drum & bass creations that we’ve had the pleasure of listening to. After a slew of releases on various record labels, he’s now embarking on the next journey of his musical career – an exclusive signing to Hospital Records. Having recently released his ‘Where Are You?’ EP, we got in touch with Lynx to discuss it, as well as the prospect of a third album and what will now happen to his own label, Detail Recordings. You’ve been on the music circuit for a while, and have released…

Invaders Of Nine Free Tune

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It was a mutual love for drum & bass that brought this duo together. Based in North Wales, they have been producing together for the past three years – receiving plays from BBC Introducing, as well as being featured on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s playlist. Now having set up their own record label, ION Records, they aim to put out regular releases of their own music, with lots planned for 2015. We spoke to Danny from Invaders Of Nine about their most recent release, their future plans, and a free track giveaway of ‘Apocalypse’! You both started producing together in 2011.…

Vandal Records Guest Mix

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French drum & bass label Vandal Records are celebrating ten years of success by releasing the aptly titled Decade album. Vandal’s two head honchos,  SKS & Redeyes, tell us all about it and reminisce about their incredible journey… First of all, give us a little background behind Vandal Records… SKS: Vandal Records was created by me and owned by a hard tekno label called Freestylisten in 2004. After a few vinyl releases I eventually managed all aspects of the label. Why did you start the label? SKS: I was part of a rave crew named The Kimyst who played hip hop, house, d&b and…

DEFCE Guest Mix

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Drawing upon the aural headspace of psychonauts like Aphex Twin, Burial, and Shackleton, the duo known as DEFCE deliver a monumental debut album/manifesto in the form of ‘Surface Tension’ for Ohm Resistance. Centered on a unique blend of techno, drum & bass, and industrial speedcore that the duo call “drumcore,” we chat about the philosphical underpinnings of their approach to music, genre, and death itself before jumping into a mindmelting guest mix that charts a course from Trace, Krust, Dom & Roland, and Commix before hurtling headlong into the likes of Machine Code, Noisia, Current Value, Dean Rodell, and Evol…

Salaryman Free Tune

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Quickly moving from strength the strength over the past two years with releases on high-profile imprints like Ram, Infrared, and Spearhead, Salaryman reflects on his journey thus far before dropping a free tune on us and looking ahead to his highly anticipated “Ragga Bugging” EP due soon on Wickaman’s The Bughouse imprint. Introduce yourself to our readers, where you’re hailing from in the world, the meaning behind your production name, and give us a sense of how important the French dnb scene has been to your own development as an artist and how it’s doing these days. I’m Salaryman, hailing…

Neuropol Guest Mix

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Championed by the likes of Coleco, Om Unit, and Technimatic, the mysterious figure known as Neuropol peels back the layers on his eclectic creative process before hitting us with a hypnotic and awe-inspiring guest mix that plumbs the depths of his Bristol-influenced sound. Introduce yourself to our readers, where you’re hailing from in the world, and how you describe your music to those who don’t know… I was born in Bristol, lived in and around the city most of my life, currently residing on the outskirts, away from the increasing hipster infestation we’re having. No idea how to describe my…

Sub Killaz Free Tune

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With their latest single “Hog Bass” on Short Circuit Records sitting atop the charts, the San Diego-based duo known as Sub Killaz check in with Kmag to hit us with a monster of a tune as a way of showcasing their fresh jump-up flavour. Big things in store for these heads in the new year no doubt so look out! Introduce yourselves and where you’re hailing from in the world. Sean: I’m Sean, he’s Brian. We’re from San Diego, California and we make drum & bass under the name Sub Killaz. Give us a brief history of how you two came…

Anile Interview

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A steadily growing Med School Music roster has now added Anile to its ranks. The Losing My Mind EP is his first solo release on the label since the signing was announced in May earlier this year, and we got in touch to talk his experiences with Med School, and we learnt a little about the next big project he’s working on – an album. It doesn’t end there though, because he’s also recorded the guest mix for our latest podcast, which you can listen to below. When did the prospect of an exclusive signing to Med School arise, and…

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…

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