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Apr23

Nine Legendary Drum & Bass Tracks That Never Came Out

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We all want what we can’t have. The less available or more limited something is, the more we want it. Hence, there are many online forums dedicated to old drum & bass tracks that never actually saw the light of day. As the genre developed throughout the 1990s, many producers pressed extremely limited runs on vinyl or acetate, then distributed them to a short list of DJs who tested out the demos on the dancefloor. Many of them never became commercially available, often because they contained uncleared samples or sounded out of step with current trends, adding to the mystique of these recordings as well as their desirability. In recent years, a handful of these super rare cuts have been salvaged from old cassette tapes or from the original limited pressings, gaining a new currency in the digital world. Here are a few that have become objects of obsession for drum & bass nerds looking to round out their complete collections:

Full story and clips at Thump

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Apr23

Giveaway: Together Boston and Zakim Recordings Release Festival Compilation on Vinyl

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Together Five

There’s something about listening to a song on vinyl that just doesn’t translate in digital format. With the convenience that digital technology allows, songs can easily get lost in the shuffle; with vinyl, a song is more long lasting. A little more chronic. You hold it in your hands; you peruse the album art and liner notes; you play it over and over again. You know that the people who pressed the vinyl really believe in the songs on it.

This year, Together Boston, our city’s annual music festival dedicated to electronic music, art, and technology, has teamed up with Zakim Recordings to release the first ever vinyl pressing of the festival’s compilation, showcasing a wide array of electronic-oriented producers and singers from the Boston and New England area.

“What I wanted to do with this compilation was show how diverse electronic music can be,” says compilation curator, Nick Minieri. “Somebody who hasn’t experienced much electronic music before can listen to this set off songs and really take heed of all the different styles that exist within the genre.”…

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Apr23

Wheez-ie’s Southern Belle label launches with first release by DJ Rashad

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Matt Mauldin, AKA Wheez-ie, originally from Houston, TX (but who recently made a 4 year layover at Boston’s Berklee College of Music), is known primarily for his fusion of Chicago Juke with Bass Music. With several releases under his belt on labels including Embassy and Well Rounded, Wheez-ie is now launching his own imprint called Southern Belle.

First up for Southern Belle? A huge release titled “We On 1″ from none other than DJ Rashad of Chicago’s Teklife crew also featuring appearances from DJ Spinn, DJ Manny, and Gant-Man.

We On 1 will be available on vinyl on April 28th with a digital release slated for May 13th.

FACT MAG’s inteverview with Wheez-ie

Wheez-ie on Facebook

DJ Rashad on Facebook

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Apr14

Prism Guest Mix/Interview – Heny G on Flex.FM 1-28-14

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Tracklist after the jump

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Apr14

DPR Noodles groovechronicles @ experience camden palace 1999

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Apr9

Cycle – A DNB joint at Good Life- Ft. DJ Dara

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Cycle DnB 5.2.2014

[ May 2, 2014 10:00 pm to May 3, 2014 2:00 am. ]

Drum N Bass in Downtown Crossing on a Friday Night !!

Featuring

Dara
(Planet of the Drums, Breakbeat Science – NYC)

Cycle – Friday, May 2nd – 9 PM – 2AM – $10
Good Life Boston
28 Kingston Street

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Apr8

Wheel & Deal Podcast 017 – DJ Scotch1

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Scotch1 – Scotch1 – Wheel&Deal Podcast

Tracklist:
Juss B – The Cell
Kaiju ft Flowdan – Snagglepuss
Perverse – Echolocation
District – LV-223
EshOne – Chuck Finley
Core – Civil War (Shreddex rmx)
AxH – Tribalistix
Asylum – Germinate
Amit – Acid Trip
Daega Sound – State of Mind
Biome – Black Widow
Benton – 20/20 VIP
Asylum – Bodyburn
Ulterior Motive – The Elephant Tune
Seven – Walter White
Lx One – Losing Control x2
Konvex – Aetheist
Perverse – Tempest
Thelem – Drones (Benton rmx)
Kaiju ft Flowdan – Hunter

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Apr8

BASSIC presents UNTOLD, MOLDY, SCOTCH1 & C-DUBS [TOGETHER 2014]

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Untold at BASSIC 4/16/2014

[ May 16, 2014 10:00 pm to May 17, 2014 1:00 am. ]

Together and Bassic Boston presents:
UNTOLD
MOLDY
SCOTCH1
C-DUBS

Good Life Boston
Friday, May 16
Doors 9:30 | 21+ | $10

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Apr7

Cirrus and Epilleptech “Simon” – FREE download!

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Terra Null Recordings

FREE TUNE ALERT!!!

In anticipation of Epilleptech’s massive Nyctophobia EP which is released in one week (April 14th), Cirrus and Epilleptech proudly present their collaborative piece “Simon”, a meditation on horror and minimalism that is available right now as a FREE DOWNLOAD via the Terra Null Recordings soundcloud page.

https://soundcloud.com/terranullrecordings/nullfree001

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Apr7

EL-B Interview with Vex Records

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Some of you may know him as a Dubstep pioneer and founder of Ghost Records or some may refer to him as a Garage legend with his involvement with Groove Chronicles. Which ever and however you look at him, he has always been a major inspiration to many of us here at Vex Records. So having said that we interviewed EL-B and spoke to him about his future projects.

VEX: When we signed your “Running” track it was because it sounded like something from the early Garage days. Is there more of this style on the agenda?

EL-B: Yeh, totally. That’s the whole agenda. I am bringing back that whole style using bigger dynamics because that style is what I did best and that style is what is taking me back.
It’s not the aggressive undertones of Dubstep, its more the lush chords and grooves which I have always liked better. So in a nutshell this “Running” track is the official start of me bringing back that sound…

The choon in question

Full interview

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Apr7

Trouble & Bass Label Takeover with DJ UNIIQU3, STAR EYES, DOCTOR JEEP

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Trouble&Bass Label Takeover

DJ UNIIQU3
STAR EYES
DOCTOR JEEP

Friday, April 11th
Good Life, Boston
21+ | Doors 9:30 | $5 before 11pm, $10

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Apr4

Together 5 – May 11th – 18th

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[ May 11, 2014 12:00 am to May 18, 2014 12:00 am. ] Together 5 is coming… Boston’s annual festival of music, art, and technology. Full details are still forthcoming but more info is available at http://togetherboston.com

Of particular interest to us here at SoulChampion… Julio Bashmore… Martyn… Pearson Sound… and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def). Check out the full lineup as it continues to develop http://togetherboston.com/lineup/

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