Your Body (feat Jemimah Read - Bladerunner remix) - (5:58) 174 BPM
Review: Remix klaxon: Bcee shares out the parts to his critically acclaimed fourth album Northpoint to an all-star cast of peers. LSB adds a little mystic haze to "Surfacing", Anile refixes our focus on the dreamy reverse tones of "Northpoint" while Seba provides the headiest moment of the collection as he hurls "More Then Words" into the darkest corners of the drumfunk cosmos. Elsewhere Lenzman brings his unique soul signature to "Black Sky", Monty brings the blustering breezes and barbed bass to "Had It All" before Bladerunner seals the deal with a typically sharp and sizzled twist on "Your Body".
Review: Importance Never Justifies Anything... Unless you're chatting Inja's debut album then it justifies an absolute shock out. Ranging from classic 92 flavoured hardcore breaks (opener "Intro") to sweeping hurricane rollers ("Flow") to serious home truth heaviness ("She Just Wanna Dance"), the rapidly accelerating MC has laid down a debut album of DRS proportions right here. Complete with beats from the likes of Serum, Whiney, Nu:Logic, Pete Cannon, Anile and None Decay, this is the sound of an MC who knows exactly how to articulate, entertain and work with some of the best producers in the game. No faking; this is a contender for D&B album of the year. Props to everyone involved.
Review: Loggy is back in the building with his first substantial release since his 2018 album Hologram! Four tracks deep, each one repping the shades of his sonic palette we know and love best, the vibe kicks off with the bright and bubbly "Waveforms" where an old school bassline pings back and forth under a syrupy soulful vocal. It's joined by the darker, more dramatic technoid-influenced stepper "Ancestors" and the scorching dubwise roller "Rhythm Track". Likely to be the DJ's pick on this EP, it fires up with a sweet ragga vocal, dubby horns and a booming reese / break combo. Finally "Oslo" brings us to a touching ending as subdued chords float back and forth over a dreamy groove. Classic Loggy.
Broken Light (feat Thomas Oliver) - (3:47) 174 BPM
Been Dreaming (feat In:most & Lyra) - (5:23) 174 BPM
The Light Without You (feat Salt Ashes) - (4:22) 58 BPM
Microdot - (3:25) 174 BPM
Inemuri - (4:28) 174 BPM
Chant - (4:17) 174 BPM
Hologram (feat In:most) - (4:22) 174 BPM
Safe In Your Arms (feat Degs) - (3:29) 174 BPM
Devotion - (4:26) 174 BPM
Signs (feat Changing Faces) - (4:45) 174 BPM
Hayling (feat Emer Dineen) - (4:41) 174 BPM
Picton Blues - (4:22) 174 BPM
In Your Eyes - (4:41) 174 BPM
C.Lone - (2:17) 154 BPM
Review: The mighty Matt Gresham returns with his seventh solo album and it's every bit as good as you'd expect it to be. Landing a year after his and brother Nu:Tone's second Nu:Logic album, it's another precision balance of shades, styles and moods that celebrates the widest sphere of D&B. From the delicate opener "Lotus Flower", Matt then weaves and guides us through his vibrant psyche - the hazy disco feels of "Heatwave", the crushed velvet sci-fi feels of "Microdot", the astrophonical stepper jam "Chant", the salubrious space funk of the title track "Hologram" and the dreamy twists and turns of "Signs" with Slovakian rising star Changing Faces are just some of the wonderful waymarks on his journey... Dig deep and find more destinations yourself.
Review: Logistics, aka Matthew Gresham, famed for his jungle flavoured rollers, brings us a hands-in-the-air anthem in the shape of "We Are One", with oodles of old-skool appeal in the rave stabs and euphoric vocal, whilst the Nu:Logic mix sees Logistics team up with older brother and fellow Hospital artist Nu:Tone, transforming the original into a massive amen-driven monster with sparkling piano melodies. Zed Bias adds a dose of funk to the proceedings in his stripped back version, whilst Other Echoes gives it the dubstep treatment as we near the end. "Timelapse" rounds things off with an expansive, widescreen intro into a euphoric, vocal-driven drop. Essential.
Review: Coming storming back after a three year hiatus, Hospital stalwart Matt Gresham aka Logistics is back with his fourth artist album on London's legendary D&B imprint. The follow up to 2009's Crash, Bang, Wallop sees the Cambridge based producer take a more synth-led approach, covering a wide range of tempos and styles across the 15-track selection but still retaining his core sound. Highlights include "2999 (Wherever You Go)", future jungle cut "Early Again" and the gorgeous melodies of "Sendai Song", not forgetting euphoric outro "Watching The World Go By". Top quality stuff here - don't miss out.
Logistics - "Forevergreen" (feat Will Robert) - (4:39) 174 BPM
Polyphony - (5:17) 174 BPM
Seasons - (4:47) 174 BPM
Sparks - (5:10) 174 BPM
Homeward Bound - (4:36) 191 BPM
Somersaults - (4:20) 174 BPM
Stutter - (4:39) 174 BPM
No Hurry Time - (6:04) 174 BPM
Transcending - (5:42) 174 BPM
Kestral - (4:36) 174 BPM
Wanderlust - (5:22) 174 BPM
Review: Logistics is back! More or less absent in a solo capacity since dropping the 2012 anthem Fear Not, Matt Gresham delivers Polyphony his sixth Logistics album in as many years for Hospital Records. Long term fans of both Logistics and Hospital will immediately resonate with the 13 tracks here with Gresham signalling a return to the vivid, life affirming brand of drum and bass that helped establish the classic Hospital sound. Uplifting piano chords, euphoric basslines and sublime vocal chops abound on Polyphony with a raft of collaborators including new names such as Hugh Hardie and Maduk as well as veteran producer Sonic and Gresham's brother Dan Nu Tone.
Review: Drum & Bass Arena has ruled on high for nearly 20 years, and in that time has helped to forge the careers of every drum & bass artist worth their salt. It's impossible to downplay the influence the site has had on the scene, as a club brand and an online resource, and this year their official compilation is a doozie. Featuring some of the largest tracks around right now from Friction & Skream, J Majik & Wickaman, DJ Hazard, Rene LaVice, Calyx & TeeBee, Original Sin and Optiv & BTK as well as bangers from fresh artists like Heist, Zen & Nitri, this is an essential purchase for any D&B fan. Focussing on the heavier end of the spectrum this 35 track behemoth is basically your 2013 compendium of bass. Don't leave home without it.
Review: Hospital Records do compilations better than most, partly because there's always something for them to celebrate. This time around it's the second year of Hospitality in the Beach, their new 4 day exercise in beach-based beats, featuring some of the best artists in the game. A huge album, the LP has 33 tracks - 25 of which are brand spanking new. Whiney's remix of Etherwood's 'Begin By Letting Go' is a highlight, the original's smoothness roughly transformed into a pummelling display of techy force. With Bou, Kasra, BOP and others making an appearance, this LP has all bases covered.
Ambient Jazz Ensemble - "Waiting For Space" (Dylan Colby Swerve Reunion remix) - (6:50) 172 BPM
Various - "We Are 21" (continuous mix 1) - (1:00:19) 174 BPM
Various - "We Are 21" (continuous mix 2) - (1:00:19) 174 BPM
Review: 21 years old. How about that then? Some of us were barely out of nappies when London Elektricity first launched the imprint, some of us remember like it was yesterday. Either way, we are all united under the big flouro H and right now they're celebrating their coming of age with a humungous 70 track collection. Yes, 70! Each cut handpicked to represent the London imprint's constantly evolving but always soul-touched and groove-laden sound are 24 exclusives such as Urbandawn's insane version of Reso's "Taiga", Fred V & Grafix's titanium colab with Metrik "Tension", Serum & Inja's already-massive "Blow Dem" and Whiney's remix of TC's chop-slapping "Storm Brew". Massive. Happy birthday Hospital!