Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Good Beats Podcast 02

All the Junglist BIG UP!
  Hope you have enjoyed the first Good Beats Podcast as the second instalment has just arrived! 
Summer brought us lots of excellent tunes; outstanding albums in the shape of Lenzman's Looking At The Stars and Technimatic's debut LP Desire Paths. Breaks pioneers Botchit & Scarper Records are back too. And for this particular podcast we have also wicked guest mix prepared by DJ Neurotic and smashing legendary jungle/drum'n'bass tune!

So, here it is: Good Beats Podcast 02:

Listen to the podcast here:


1. T.Power - Blowout (Pt. 4) (feat. Elisabeth Troy & Stamina MC) [Botchit & Scarper]
2. LSB - The Hurting [Spearhead Records]
3. Lenzman - Through My Eyes [Metlaheadz]
4. Loadstar - Stepped Outside [RAM Records]
5. Technimatic - Not A Perfect Love [Shogun Audio]

****DJ Neurotic in the Mix ****
1. Calibre - Again (feat. Chimpo) [Signature Records]
2. Bredren - Rejection [Radar Records]
3. Amoss & Dabs - Latch [Dispatch Recordings]
4. Calyx & Teebee - Elevate This Sound [RAM Records]
5. Xtrah - No Good [Metalheadz]
6. Dementia & Rregula - Timeline (optiv & btk remix) [Citrus Recordings]
7. BTK - Drop it (optiv remix) [Dutty Audio]
8. Maztek - Dizzy Step [Program]
9. The Upbeats - Corposant [Blackout Music]
10. Subtension & MC Nuklear - Break The Rules [Renegade Hardware]

**** Classic ****
Roni Size/Reprazent - Brown Paper Bag [Talkin' Loud]

Liquid continues...

  This is another soulful imprint that got my attention recently. I would say their approach is to fine the new liquid talents in the drum'n'bass scene, cause, honestly speaking, I didn't know any of the artists recording for Soul Flex Digital before.

Anyway, they released a complilation LP, titled Vintage LP [Soul Flex Digital, SFD 0018], a month ago and the album perfectly showcases what to expect form this young label.

  If you're looking for a fresh blood within the softer side of jungle/drum'n'bass this the place to look for. Label's head honcho DJ Dubsta knows where to find a good music and he has gathered quite a few promising producers under his wings. Just check the tracks of Radias or Howitzer and you will know what I mean!

There's plenty more in the pipeline from Soul Flex Digital so keep your eye out!

Radias - Pushing It [Soul Flex Digital, SFD0004]

Monday, 8 September 2014

Another Drum'n'Bass Album of the Year ?

  DJ Friction's Shogun Audio imprint has huge reason to celebrate as Technimatic duo finally unleashed their long-awaited monster Desire Paths [Shogun Audio, SHA08] in the late July.

  Full of soulfull vibes Desire Paths will take you on a wicked jounrey along jungle riddims, sun-driven chords and beautiful piano riffs. 
  It's the finest release from Shogun Audio stable, apart from Johnny L's Back To Ya Roots (dj friction and k-tee remix) and gonna be the best album of 2014!

Things are getting serious: Technimatic's debut LP, Lenzman's fantastic Looking At The Stars album...difficult to choose which of them is better. Or treat them both as the best d'n'b albums of the year ex aequo.

I grabbed both albums already, you should get ones too!

Technimatic - Night Vision [Shogun Audio, SHA08]