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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…

General Levy & Bonnot Interview

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We speak with Italian producer Bonnot and one of the most impressive and influential MCs in the industry, General Levy about their new album 4ward on Jungle Heritage… 4ward is a big release for you both however it’s not the first time you’ve worked on a project together. Was the remix of the Choo Choo Train in 2013 the first time you teamed up? General Levy: No, we’ve worked together since 2010 and we already did a lot of other releases. The first time, Bonnot produced a song named “We Pray” from my We Pray EP in March 2010. After…

Rowpieces Interview

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Renowned for his jazzy and soulful approach to drum & bass, Rowpieces is about to release the Memorable Time EP on Fokuz and ahead of the German producer’s appearance at Shut That Sh*t Down: Deeper this Friday, we took the opportunity to have a few words. My friend says that from listening to your music, he believes you must have grown up in a musical family, because your arrangements are so nice. Did he guess correctly? That’s a huge compliment to someone who plays no single instrument and has never learned or studied music in the traditional way. Funnily I hear that question…

DJ Hybrid Guest Mix

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Kmag touches down with junglist badboy DJ Hybrid as he drops a monster guest mix that cuts across the jungle/d&b spectrum in an inspiring and exciting way. With heavy-duty releases lined up on Dread, Digital Roots, System Shock, and his own Audio Addict and Deep in the Jungle imprints, get ready for the DJ Hybrid takeover! First off introduce yourself to our readers, where you’re hailing from in the world, and what you were working on in the studio when we interrupted you. Hi, I’m Alex, 28-years-old and I’m a drum & bass / jungle producer, DJ and label owner…

Quadrant Interview

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Coming off a massive run with releases on heavyweight imprints like Metalheadz, Commercial Suicide, CIA, and most recently, Dispatch Recordings, Kmag touches down with Quadrant for an in-depth look at his influences, work ethic, and his escape plan in case the “dnb thing” doesn’t work out (hint, it involves the formation of a Smashing Pumpkins cover band). As if that wasn’t enough there’s a nice little mini-mix to round things off for all the internet masses in need of another Quadrant fix so look out! First off, introduce yourself to Kmag readers, where you’re hailing from in the world, and…

Bredren Interview

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Belgian drum & bass trio Bredren have just released their debut album Trinity on Basher’s Proximity Recordings. We talk favourite albums, tours, coming such a long way in a short space of time and what’s next… The three of you met at a DJ competition in 2009, would you say you are competitive when it comes to DJing and production? Do you try and outdo each other in the studio? To be honest, we’ve never really had the competition vibe between ourselves. When it comes to DJing, it’s usually Adrien and Dieter going back to back, trying to drop tunes…

Beardyman Interview

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Beardyman’s newest release, Distractions, comes three and half years after his debut I Done a Album. Distractions has been created on his Beardytron5000 mkIII, a completely customised and unique system that allows Beardyman to create, record and produce music live in real time. In 2011 Beardyman found himself frustrated with the technology available and started to build his own machine from scratch. The Beardytron has been completely coded by Beardyman alongside two “genius” software coders Sebastian Lexer and Dave Gamble. “I started using a loop pedal and then introduced chaos pads but I just got frustrated with all that so…

Dan Miracle Interview

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Dan Miracle’s latest single, Kinky Bitch / Sherbet Dip Dab, is due to be released on System Shock Recordings on November 17. Dan Miracle, aka Daniel Jobbins is a multi-talented producer and engineer with a long-time history of releasing drum & bass on classic labels like Reinforced Records, Valve and Chronic. Kmag catches up with Dan to find out more about his new tracks and the launch of his imprint Dan Miracle Music. What motivated you to start DJing and producing? I first started listening to rave / hardcore / jungle / dnb when I was nine years old. When I was 12,…

The Invaderz Guest Mix

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Fresh off the success of their recently unleashed debut LP on Commercial Suicide, the three-man crew known as The Invaderz check in for a wide-ranging chat about everything from the lost art of programming on through to their ongoing influences and inspirations. As if that wasn’t enough they’ve hit us with an exclusive guest mix that is so packed with special cuts that it’s sure to have the digital trainspotters begging for more. Welcome back!! Even though you guys have been slowly creeping back into the scene since last year, this full-on LP feels kind of like a homecoming in…

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