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Keeno

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Drum and Bass. The only genre that I’m not feeling kinda burnt out on in EDM these days. Underground enough that everyone isn’t trying to do the same cookie cutter track as the next, but popular enough that it attracts some really amazing artists. I don’t know why there’s never really been a big Dnb scene here in the states but I’m super jealous of the UK. I follow a lot of Dnb artists and they are always posting some amazing shows that they’re playing over there. Especially Hospital Records. Damn, do they have some amazing talent and put on some truly epic shows. A recent signing to the legendary label is Keeno. With a background in classical music, this shows through in his tracks. He’s only 18… god damn. What was I doing when I was 18. Oh yeah, nothing.

I love the style of these tracks. Chill and soulful. A perfect match for Hospital Records. Need to Feel Loved is my favorite release of the whole year, although technically it was the end of December I didn’t find it until last week. The rest of these songs are also sweet. Get ready for some “orchestral sin-sations” hehe. Lords of Acid reference…

-GIZMO

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ADAM F

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Ok so it’s not my normal day for posting, but Ames was hammed last night and is sick/hungover from work today.  So being the nice guy that I am, I thought I’d go ahead an post for him.  Today we will bring in another top notch man from one of the best labels in the UK.  Adam Fenton was born in Liverpool and currently resides in London.  He is another experienced producer coming off of the breakbeat kaos label.  He goes by the stage name of Adam F and has some excellent drum and bass, hip hop, and dubstep productions.  Not only does he produce, but he also DJ’s and has a small acting career, starring in the wonderful film that is Ali G Indahouse (named after Gizmo’s sister of course)!  He has also done some work with one of my favorite Hip Hop artists Redman, however, I was unable to find a quality original online (most were clips from Annie Mac’s Radio or some crappy remix).  His remix of Richard Vission & Static Revenger‘s “I Like That” is a filthy dubstep track that brings in some dnb late in the mix.  “Circles” is one of his own productions and is more of a chill dnb/jungle track that i really enjoy!  And know come the youtube’s with Sander Van Doorn and Mayaeni‘s “Nothing Inside” an epic song that was remixed ever so nicely from Mr. Fenton.  Next up is a video of “Elements” a solid dubstep song, which goes in and out of the hardcore sounds that come with it, making it subtle yet great.  Last up we have his collab remix with Horx of Prodigy‘s “Take Me to the Hospital” once again a quality remix of one of my favorite songs growing up, gotta love Prodigy!

Great day today, off from work and got some major shit with the courts cleared up!

BarneyFranklin

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Dub Phizix

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Just one question, have you ever heard/seen the music video for Marka? No? Well get on that. This song was seriously my number one jam of all of last year. I know it sounds like a bunch of gibberish and might not be for everyone but the originality and flow to this song is immense. Skream and Benga hyped the shit out of it on their BBC Radio One show and when they dropped it here in Denver, it was awesome.

Dub Phizix has one of the most original sounds in the DnB and dubstep scene today. Though he is classified under these genres, it’s a very loose connection, and he almost deserves his own genre. I would call it African Dub Hop or something like that –  Yeah. I’m guessing that his shows are ridiculous and unlike anything else out there. I can imagine African tribes getting down to this stuff while dancing around a fire. Or like some crazy voodoo party. The innovation that he displays in his music is what the scene needs to continue to drive it forward. Few people can change the path of a genre, or even add a new branch to its progress, but Dub Phizix has been able to successfully do this and will continue to have an impact in the future.

Picking the songs I wanted to share was hard. There are a lot of good ones on the soundcloud. However, I must start with the music video to Marka since I’ve been hyping it up. Don’t get too scared, just let it ride and enjoy haha. As for the rest of the songs? They speak for themselves – deep, dark, and wicked with some top notch flow. Check it.

-GIZMO

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