Loving You Is Easy (Infuze remix) - (3:52) 128 BPM
Loving You Is Easy (Pomrad remix) - (5:01) 124 BPM
Armageddon - (4:58) 87 BPM
Review: This Austrian super duo recently dropped their fourth full length LP, Zeitgeist, back in September. For a D&B album, it was particularly varied - including the almost French touch banger "Loving You Is Easy". Now it's back for more as a single boasting a host of killer mixes. The new radio edit is pure "Get Lucky" vibes, Spy ups the pitch for some poppy D&B, Infuze goes for some epic fidget bass and Pomrad pushes the LP version 's filtered loop approach even further. Also non-album track "Armageddon" ends things with a hypey Chase & Status-esque frenzy. Rad!
Review: Hospital's very own Austrian super duo hit back hard with their fourth full length LP releasing two years of hard work and studio time out into the open. No doubt made with packed dancefloors across the globe in mind, we of course all know and love the addictive keys and white static of "All Night" like it was our very own, but there's much more to see here. Featuring a whole host of fresh influences from French house, funk and indie-electronica, there's more to see here than your average smash-hit D&B album. Even if you think this isn't for you, trust us, "All Night" is. It so is.
Review: Hospital Records bring out the big guns in time for festival season with possibly the summeriest experimental drum & bass smash hit of the year so far. Forgoing the obvious build and drop, a piano intro makes way for lovely retro pads building the beat again and again as intricate percussion pops, clicks and buzzes around them. Light airy piano lifts the whole track alongside smashing live drums and euphoric vocals and then - get this - funk guitar a la Daft Punk's latest effort melts into 1970s jazz-disco-synthpop for the final minute. A set ender to end all set enders. Giorgio Moroder would be proud.
Lost In The Future (feat Jenna G & Futurebound) - (4:56) 174 BPM
Dusk To Dawn - (4:32) 175 BPM
Afterlife (BCee remix) - (4:28) 175 BPM
Cross The Line (Metrik remix) - (4:48) 175 BPM
Anubis (Inside Info remix) - (4:38) 175 BPM
Further Away - (4:17) 175 BPM
Run Riot (Sub Zero remix) - (5:21) 175 BPM
Cryptkeeper (Mind Vortex remix) - (4:09) 58 BPM
All Fall Down (feat Shaz Sparks - Fred V & Grafix remix) - (4:55) 58 BPM
Hot Pursuit (Funtcase remix) - (4:10) 175 BPM
Watch It Burn (feat Ayah Marar - High Maintenence remix) - (4:37) 173 BPM
Change Me (Submorphics remix) - (5:00) 175 BPM
Hot Pursuit (Dead Battery remix) - (3:47) 140 BPM
Menace (Mefjus remix) - (5:45) 172 BPM
Portal (Subwave remix) - (5:47) 175 BPM
Make The Call (Drum & Bass mix) - (5:20) 174 BPM
The Lesson (feat Skittles - Body & Soul vs Fourward remix) - (4:32) 175 BPM
Hot Pursuit (Cazio remix) - (4:36) 64 BPM
Review: Camo & Krooked, the mighty Austrian duo signed exclusively to Hospital Records, return to the fore with "Between The Lines", an immense 14-track remix album which takes their award-winning debut Cross The Line to a whole new level. Particular highlights from across the selection include Inside Info's superb, tech-y interpretation of "Anubis", SubZero's turbocharged jump up remix of "Run Riot" and Funtcase's unrelenting version of "Hot Pursuit". There are also some exclusive tracks from the boys themselves, just to top things off. Miss this at your peril!
Review: Hugeness on hugeness; as if Camo & Krooked and Mefjus's game-changing 'No Tomorrow' could possibly pack more of a punch, now come the versions. First is a bombastic rendition from the Red Bull Symphonic Orchestra who take the track to the most dramatic places it could possibly be. Then we have the case of Tom Finster. A very exciting name emerging in bass music right now, here the Frenchman surges and slides between halftime and drum & bass with sweeping emotional rushes and textures. Absolutely immense.
Review: What is there to say about Shogun Audio that hasn't already been said at length directly into your ear at 3am? Friction's brainchild has become one of the scene's biggest, most successful and perhaps most importantly one of the most highly-regarded labels in recent years. A decade might not be a long time in D&B talk, but 10 years has been long enough for Shogun to put its stamp on almost everything making its way from the underground and into the blinding light of day. From the experimental sounds of Alix Perez, Rockwell and Icicle to the spellbinding Technimatic, right through to the chart-bothering escapades of Camo & Krooked, this is a flip through the highlights of Shogun's life. In case you forgot, it's been a brilliant one so far. Roll on the next 10 years.
Review: The Liquicity YouTube channel was founded in 2008 and quickly became an integral part of the changing ways people found, listened to and discussed drum and bass culture. Now with more than 600 tracks uploaded to their name, they've decided it's time for a bit of a trip down memory lane. To name all the massive artists featured here would be madness but let's not beat around the bush: If you love drum and bass, your favourite tracks will be on here. Enough said. Time to reminisce.
Review: It's been quite a while since Martin Mefjus last treated us to a full release, but boy have him and Vision-owners Noisia more than made up for it with this seminal release. Particles is a six-tracker with features on every tune: Camo & Krooked, Skeptical, Phace, IMANU, Break & Noisia. What a lineup that is, and it exceeds expectations as the Austrian trio of Mefjus and Camo & Krooked smash things to pieces on 'Sidewinder', a deeply unique track with a stepping, featherweight drum line, funky synth work and a seriously track structure which moves from hardstyle-esque sounds into drum & bass and back again. IMANU's feature on 'Transit' nails the neurofunk vibe (emphasis on the funk), whilst things get minimal on Skeptical's 'Amber'. Unbelievable Jeff.
Review: The beast has landed! Ram Records' most important releases in recent times, the pioneering label celebrate quarter of a century with this insane collection of 25 seminal cuts and 17 selected reversions. Roots and future all in check, every cut reminds why Ram and its founder Andy C have the status they do in drum & bass. Total Science's tasteful jazz touches on "Cool Down", Metrik's growling Aston Martin style rebuild of "X-Ray", Bladerunner's precision update on "Quest", Shimon's personal update on his and Andy's "Night Flight", Chase & Status's elephantine shake-up of "Valley Of The Shadows". We're just listing perfect remixes for the sake of it now... You already know how big a deal this is.
Review: Like some kind of Human Traffic soundtrack to 2020, Hospital's annual House Party VA has arrived. Fresh for a summer of social distancing, house parties and clandestine diversions, it's a soundtrack that will get any D&B head through the lockdown status, BBQs permitted. Top and tailed by the poppy, liquid, sample based and acoustic sessions of both Villem & Leo Wood's "We Had A Sing" and Whiney's "Better With You", find playful aggro in MC LowQui's "Middle Finger" to some hyper fresh material in Degs' "Pressure Cooker". Aggy half time once more in tracks like "Saturn's Strings" with gnarly basslines in Voltage's "The Prophet" and Logistic's "Playing With Fire" bringing the heat.
Camo & Krooked - "Loving You Is Easy" - (4:51) 191 BPM
Camo & Krooked - "Atlas" - (7:22) 175 BPM
Review: As if Camo & Krooked couldn't sound any more epic... Now their best tracks can be heard played alongside a full-on orchestra. An audacious task even by the Austrian duo's standards, Red Bull Symphonic was a year in the making and two nights in the execution and it's every bit as dynamic, dramatic and rich in layers of musical references and skillishness as you'd expect. From the bombastic opening intro chords and segue into "Embers" right through to emotional finale of "Atlas" all the way through incredible renditions of tracks such as "Numbers", "Set It Off", "Kallisto", this is a unique clash of centuries of musical disciplines and it's yet another reminder why Camo & Krooked are absolute craftsmen of the modern game. Classic.