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Week 45: Essential Releases [November 2014]

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Assistant Editor Chris Muniz reveals this week’s essential dnb cuts stirring it up at Kmag HQ. DIVINE ELEMENTS – DRIVE EP [AUDIO PORN] Hold on to your seatbelts as the Los Angeles-based crew known as Divine Elements are taking no prisoners on their debut EP for AudioPorn! From the spiraling build of the aptly titled “Shut ’em Down” on through to the shotgun kick of “Heart on Fire” with MC Dino, you can practically feel the dancefloor heat coming off this one. “Drive” and “Don’t Stop” keep the pressure at full-bore making this one an essential release from top to…

Top Free Tracks Week 45 2014

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The Specials – Ghost Town (SPL Remix) Fancy getting your hands on The Specials – Ghost Town remix pack by SPL, Flinch and J Rabbit? No need to buy it, simply pay with a tweet. https://soundcloud.com/spl/the-specials-ghost-town-spl-remix Mauoq – Dream On This freebie is to support Mauoq’s Neverlands EP on Absys Records, get it by liking the Mauoq Facebook page. https://soundcloud.com/mauoq/mauoq-dream-on-free mSdoS – Rare 90s EP This four track EP includes the first few songs composed by mSdoS and Nikos Saltas around 1997 plus a mSdos remix of Manix – Head In The Clouds. https://soundcloud.com/djmsdos/sets/rare-90s-by-msdos-free-d-l Mystic State – Brixton Flexout Audio…

Top Mixes Week 45 2014

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Zinc Trust Me Chapter 18 1992 pt6 “Yesss – chapter 18, 1992 pt6,” says Zinc, “starting and finishing with two of my favourite tracks of all time – Anything Can Happen and Nicholas Parsons – that’s what we thought it was saying anyway. If you were listening to stations like Weekend Rush and Defection, you’ll remember the first track getting played every show for about six months. Golden times.” https://soundcloud.com/zinc/zinc-trust-me-chapter-18-1992-pt6 AI – FABRICLIVE Promo Mix (October 2014) Artificial Intelligence’s mix to promote their appearance at Fabric last Friday. https://soundcloud.com/fabric/ai-fabriclive-promo-mix-october-2014 DD207 – Dusk Dubs – Om Unit Dusk Dubs returns with…

Top Ten Videos October 2014

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Icicle – Problem ft. Skittles Problem, featuring vocals from Skittles, is the first single taken from Icicle’s second album Entropy due mid-November on Shogun Audio. It’s a dark track sitting somewhere on the edges of hip-hop, grime and drum & bass and the video is suitably moody too. http://youtu.be/rNNtGFHe-jE Dub Phizix & Strategy – Buffalo Charge Dub Phizix launches his new SenkaSonik label with the much sought after Buffalo Charge featuring vocals from Strategy. One of the tracks of the summer now has a video to match. Ever seen a buffalo rap?! http://youtu.be/7fVK7atPvLQ The Bug – Function / Void Ninja…

Week 44: Essential Drum & Bass Releases [Oct 2014]

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Brendon Nultiply takes a look at ten new releases from the world of drum & bass. This week’s picks include The Invaderz, Pennygiles and Hybrid Minds. The Invaderz – New Found Dialect (Commercial Suicide) New Found Dialect has a great balance of both soulful and rolling dnb and is a seriously impressive return for The Invaderz. I’m particularly feeling the the more soulful numbers such as ‘Addicted’, ‘Jazz Club’ and ‘Love Vibrations’ but overall this album has a bit of something for most heads. Top album and a must-buy in my book. https://soundcloud.com/commercialsuicide/sets/the-invaderz-new-found-dialect-lp-released-3rd-november-2014 Pennygiles – Stories Untold Remix EP (IM:LTD) One…

Top 10 Free Tracks Week 44 2014

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High Contrast – California Love High Contrast made this exclusively to drop on his US tour at Nocturnal Wonderland festival and Project in Hollywood, but you can now download it for free by subscribing on his website. Hurry though as it’s only available for a limited time. https://soundcloud.com/highcontrast/california-love-high-contrast-remix NDOE – 10 OT 10 (L 33 Refresh) Not sure if this freebie from Bulgarian drum & bass producer L 33 is an official remix or a bootleg but who cares?! https://soundcloud.com/l-33-1/ndoe-10-ot-10-l-33-refresh AxH – Creative Control American deep dubstep producer AxH is giving away a 24 bit WAV of Creative Control. “Feel…

Top Mixes Week 44 2014

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XTRAH @ OUTLOOK FESTIVAL 2014 (PROTOCOL BOAT PARTY) This set was recorded live at Outlook Festival 2014 during the Xtrah Presents Protocol boat party. https://soundcloud.com/xtrah/xtrah-outlook-festival-2014-protocol-boat-party Elevate Mix Here’s a 30 minute mix Friction did a few weeks back for Elevate early bird ticket buyers. In case you don’t know Elevate takes place on 5 December at Crucifix Lane, London with Friction (three hour set), Zinc (jungle set), Technimatic and Emperor. https://soundcloud.com/djfriction/elevate-mix Nu:Tone FABRICLIVE Promo Mix With Nu:tone set to appear at Fabric alongside LTJ Bukem on Friday 31st October, he’s pulled together a fierce blast of exactly the kind of…

Week 43: Essential Drum & Bass Releases [Oct 2014]

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Kmag Presents resident NSD reviews his ten best D&B tracks right now… TR Tactics – Cone / Time Slice [Addictive Behavior] TR Tactics follow up their previous release on Addictive Behavior with two more heavyweight tracks. Cone is trademark darkness, hard hitting beats and bass but Time Slice is my pick of the pair. It’s an excellent neurofunk track and fully captures the funk and rolls it out with fire! https://soundcloud.com/addictive-behaviour/sets/tr-tactics-time-slice-cone-out KeLA – Karma EP [Lifestyle] Lifestyle have released some cracking tunes of late and KeLA’s Karma EP is no exception. Four excellent hard techy  tracks of which Brothers and Raprezent are the best of…

Top Free Tracks Week 43 2014

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Gerra & Stone – This Is How Dispatch Recordings’ Gerra & Stone are giving away this free track full of twisted basslines and tech-y vibes to promote their new Too Deep EP. https://soundcloud.com/djmag/free-download-gerra-stone-this-is-how Sully – Low Res Later this week Sully releases the ‘Concord’ EP on Irish label Hsüan. Low Res isn’t on the EP, but you can cop a free download on Mixmag’s website. https://soundcloud.com/mixmag-1/download-sully-low-res Evol Intent – This Is Not A Dream “We’re back again taking a modern spin on a classic dnb sound,” say Evol Intent, “this time with This Is Not A Dream, an ADHD take…

Top Mixes Week 43 2014

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The Prototypes – Happy Birthday fabric Mix The Prototypes celebrate Fabric’s 15th birthday, and their return to Playaz at Fabric on 31 October, with this 30 minute mix. https://soundcloud.com/fabric/the-prototypes-happy-birthday-fabric-mix DJ Jaguar Skills – JAGUAR SKILLS: 60 MINUTES OF RAM With Lust, his collab with Chords and Matti Roots, out now on Ram, Jaguar Skills has put together this amazing hour long mix. As Jaguar Skills says: “Better hold onto your wig, cos this shit is gonna blow your hair back! And it might even fry your system!” https://soundcloud.com/djjaguarskills/jaguar-skills-60-minutes-of-ram Youngsta – Mix for The Blast x Swamp81 October 2014 This was…

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