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Skynet unleashes the Underfire Remixes

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Originally launched in 1997 as an outlet for the more dancefloor end of the Skynet and Stakka’s creations, Underfire Recordings quickly went on to earn a special place in the annals of drum & bass history as the foundations of what would soon to be called “neurofunk” were laid by the legendary duo. Seventeen years later, with the tunes sounding as fresh and forward-thinking as they did when they first hit the streets on vinyl, Skynet offers up the entire Underfire remix catalogue including a never-before-released Gridlok VIP of the futuristic sci-fi masterpiece known as “Altitude.” With other heavy remixes…

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.

Evol Intent Middle Of The Night Remix Competition

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Ever wanted to remix Evol Intent’s Middle of the Night? Well, now you can and you might even get it released and win Audeze LCD-2 headphones, a Xfer Records Serum synth or a t-shirt and stickers. Grab the samples using the widget at the bottom of this post or go to Evol Intent’s website (where you can also get the full terms and conditions). “While all genres are accepted,” say Evol Intent, “we recommend steering away from drum & bass entries unless you can seriously upstage the original and/or Reso Remix. Get creative!” Also note it’s one remix per artist and…

Rhythm Tek Presents This Is Me

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Rhythm Tek recently released his debut album This Is Me on Midlands based label Odyssey Recordings so we spoke to him to get the lowdown on it… Please introduce yourself… I’m Rich aka Rhythm Tek and my dnb style varies from atmospheric to minimal beats and jungle depending on my mood. The production comes from my inner emotion and life’s journey. I started mixing in my early teens and went through various styles of music until I stumbled across jungle. From then on I was hooked and have followed the scene ever since. Producers like LTJ Bukem, Pariah, Future Engineers and…

Wickaman Launches The Bughouse

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Wickaman is launching a new label called The Bughouse with an EP called Bug In The Jungle Vol. 1 so we spoke to him to find out more… Why are you starting The Bughouse and what’s the story behind the name? I’ve been working alongside label manager and very good friend of mine Darra Redmond for the past few years. We decided to set up The Bughouse as we both have a passion for dance music. We have a similar vision and we know we work well as a team. It was a decision we had already made before we…

imitone – Realtime audio to MIDI application

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imitone is a currently in-beta application for Mac & PC that allows voice to generate MIDI in real-time within any MIDI-Capable DAW. imitone: mind to melody from Evan Balster on Vimeo. As a producer with limited music-theory skills, but overflowing with ideas, I’ve often found my voice to be the most effective ways to get creative ideas “on paper”. This method has it’s restrictions, however, as I usually end up having to re-create my recorded vocal melody as MIDI, which can be cumbersome and slow. Enter imitone. The device I’ve always wanted, but could never really find. Controlling synths and…

AutomAte Release Free Sample Pack

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The AutomAte imprint is celebrating its second birthday with a free sample pack so we tracked down label owners Deficit and Esion to find out all about it and what else they have planned. AutomAte has just turned two, what can you tell us about these years? Deficit: Yeah, this second year has really flown! Priority numero uno for us in year one was to set the quality bar at the right level, show that we’re serious, we have what it takes and we’re here to stay. This second year has been all about consolidation and family. All three of…

Jumpin Jack Frost Heads To Con*Sequence

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Kmag stops in with none other than the legendary Jumpin Jack Frost ahead of his appearance at a special Wednesday night edition of Con*Sequence Wednesday night alongside Utah Jazz, DJ Dazee, Destiny, with Con*Natural (aka MC Conrad) and RTkal on the mic. Con*Sequence has been making some big waves, especially for a midweek night. For those who may not know what kind of vibe and philosophy the night all about, how would you describe it and convince them to come on down? Well, Con*Sequence has set a vibe for good quality dnb that stands out and people should really get…

Mindscape Prepares Martian Chronicles Invasion

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Two years after the release of his Martian Chronicles album on Commercial Suicide, Mindscape has selected a number of producers to rework their favourite tracks from the LP. The remixes will be released in two parts. Part one of Martian Chronicles – Invasion is released on 23 November on limited red vinyl and features Jade and Chris SU’s remix of Stardust and Mechanical Man respectively. Digital exclusives to this release include Warp Zone (CZA remix) and Swampster (Nymfo remix). Two weeks later on 8 December part two is due on green vinyl with Optiv & BTK’s remix of Gene Labs on…

Kmag Dom & Roland Remix Competition Result

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The waiting is finally over; we can reveal that the winners of our recent remix competition with Dom & Roland are Mr. Frenkie and E-Sassin while Mad Nutz and Teknik & Victim are runners-up. “It was a tough decision choosing as I had several criteria I thought were important,” said Dom. “In order of importance I would say they were vibes / energy, mixdown and originality. I chose two winners instead of one as I couldn’t decide and they both did it for me in different ways. “If I do this again, I think I’ll probably end up releasing an…

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