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Bass Music Goes To War

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The bass music world is at war, jungle war! Producers from all across the bass music BPM spectrum have been making dubs featuring the classic jungle sound of 1994. The format is simple, basically you make a ridiculous jungle tune and pass it on to some other producers via the track title on Soundcloud and they then respond. So far there have been over 300 dubs made by the likes of Gantz, Epoch, ETCH, Om Unit, Sully, TMSV, Sleeper, Coleco, Fanu, Tim Reaper, Chimpo and lots more. If you’ve got time listen to them all below! “It’s been getting a lot of…

Bento Release Drum & Bass Game Cosmophony

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French games publisher Bento Studio has just released Cosmophony, a game for mobile devices featuring an original drum & bass soundtrack scored by Salaryman. We spoke to the game’s designer Benoit Prunneaux to find out what to expect… Tell us about Bento and previous games you’ve developed… Bento has been operating for four years developing games mainly based on the Unity 3D engine. We’re two passionate individuals who were brought together by a common project: making original, creative games. Ever since we’ve been constantly looking to provide the most demanding gamers with high quality games. We’ve demonstrated our talents by winning various prizes like…

Ministry Of Sound Radio Drops Drum & Bass

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Ministry Of Sound Radio has dropped all of its drum & bass shows with immediate effect. DJs that are affected include Bailey, Bryan Gee, Fabio & Grooverider, DJ Marky, Ant TC1 and Drumsound & Simon Bassline Smith. “As of midnight MoS Radio is changing the whole line up across the board with a new focus on its target audience and Ministry branded shows and music point of sales,” says DJ Chef who helped produce a lot of the shows. “The whole dnb line-up has been told we are not to be re-contracted as part of their new phase. “We have…

Blu Mar Ten Release Jungle Jungle Sample Pack

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Blu Mar Ten have released a sample pack entitled Jungle Jungle featuring samples taken from tracks released between 1989 – 1999 and the best thing is it’s completely free! “This pack is made up of samples taken from tracks in our record collection,” say Blu Mar Ten of the collection. “It started as a bit of fun to kill time in between proper music work and suddenly became quite large, so it seemed a shame not to share it. “These are not some secret special sounds only available to ‘jungle legends’. Anyone with the tracks and some time to waste…

Facing Jinx Crowdfunds For Vinyl Project

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There’s a great sense of achievement as an artist to have your music cut to vinyl. Digital sales have risen exponentially over the past decade or so and, with the current shift towards streaming, having your music released on a physical format is becoming more of a novelty each day. For drum & bass producer Facing Jinx, that novelty is something he craves. His latest project, the ‘Endor EP’, is a collection of music he describes as a “labour of love”. It began as a concept EP – a fusion of Sci-Fi and Jungle spread across three tracks, including a…

Kmag Dom & Roland Remix Competition

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To celebrate the release of Dom & Roland’s remix album on 13 October we’ve teamed up with him for a remix competition. The winning remix will win a release on Dom’s DRP label, an interview on Kmag and a SoundCloud Pro Unlimited account for a year. One runner-up will win a SoundCloud Pro account for a year and a Kmag interview. The track you have to remix is Get Up, which came out on the Through The Looking Glass album in 2008. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with it, you can listen to it below. All the stems to the track…

RoodFM Launch DJ Competition

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Bass music radio station RoodFM is launching a DJ competition with some amazing prizes. The competition is set across four rounds and the final on December 13 will be a live battle between the top three DJs in front of a judging panel and audience. “The purpose of Rood DJ is to discover incredible new talent within the diverse music community and award them the best possible start – in a market where the competition is fierce,” says Rood co-founder Callum MacDonald. The first round starts on September 15 and you’ll need to compile a 15 minute mix bearing in…

Submorphics Makes SGN:LTD Debut

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It’s a fact not known to many on the outside – in a region saturated with glitzy clubs, massive commercial raves, and the ever-present burden of “EDM culture” – San Francisco, CA is holding it down as a focal point for stateside drum & bass. 2013 saw a number of producers, DJs, and label owners relocate to the SF Bay Area, invigorating a local scene which was already home to some of the United States’ most sought-after drum & bass talent. One such producer came in the form of Greg Axelrad, aka Submorphics, a Chicago transplant who today became the first American…

Ulterior Motive Announce Debut Album details

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Ulterior Motive have announced their highly anticipated debut LP ‘The Fourth Wall’ will be released on Metalheadz on October 6 with the first single, ‘Tape Pack’ / ‘Muted’, landing on September 15. In the words of Metalheadz, “the overall aesthetic of the album is funk… the marriage of organic groove and electronic power, with an emphasis on narrative and emotion over typical drum & bass club trappings.” As opposed to collaborating with producers, Ulterior Motive chose to feature vocalists and rappers like James Sunderland, Meyhem Lauren and Brotherman: “We made a conscious effort to seek out new unused vocalists for…

Hype & Pascal Launch New Playaz

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The Real Playaz legacy continues with the birth of a new drum & bass sister label aimed for the new generation of New Playaz. Kmag delivers the details from the original label curators, DJ Hype and Pascal to find out more. Why have you started New Playaz and what makes it different to the other labels in the Playaz stable? We started the label as an outlet for up and coming artists whose music I play in my sets. We see it as a good first step for a artist to develop with the intention of them doing future releases on…