The Risky showcases the latest in Drum & Bass. This week, new tracks from Original Sin, Digital & Spirit, BCee, Lenzman, Brookes Brothers & more. Plus this week’s special guest mix is from New Zealand duo State of Mind, as their new album ‘Eat the Rich’ drops for release.
Huge jungle vibes? Check. Uniquely-realised and high-octane new album? Check. A love of many of the (possibly) overlooked strands that comprise jungle over time? You get the picture… time to talk about it all with Toronto’s Marcus Visionary, and to get heads down and dirty with five jungle killers from time. Check the blog for the full interview! Check out the blog! for the interview!
‘Borg’. ‘Device’. ‘Screamers’… take cover! It’s as if each tune from the Running Manep is a uniquely-formed, bristling entity coming for you full force, complete with fanged allies, power-ups and extra weaponry… the title track itself cleverly encasing a respectful nod to D&B’s ‘spaced’ past. Imposingly vast and formed from technology much more advanced than ours, time to establish an uplink with Running Man‘s mastermind, Original Sin. We sat down to talk drum and bass, the new EP, and DJing… Check out the blog! for the interview!
10 years since ‘The Legend’ was released, Dance Concept are back with their second album paying respect once again to Stevie Hyper D. Featuring a collection of some of the industry’s biggest producers and a few new faces, this album promises to deliver an eclectic collection of Jungle, Drum & Bass and a few other surprises. In order to celebrate the release of the album, Drum&BassArena are giving away a copy on CD and an exclusive Generation Hyper football shirt courtesy of Dance Concept. Check out the blog! to enter!
The fourth and final feature in our Drum&BassArena 2014 series celebrates another one of this year’s most exciting D&B runaway success stories. From their club command to chart success, Matrix & Futurebound are repping hard on every level. Drum&BassArena 2014 comes complete with their own STFU remix of the top 10-hugging Control. A kindly reminder of the long-standing partnership’s rolling rugged roots, we called up Futurebound to find out more… And find out what’s next in their hit cannon, what’s coming up on Viper Recordings and what his opinion is on drum & bass right now. Check out the blog for the interview.
To celebrate the release of our biggest spring collection to date, we caught up with one of the most respected – not to mention prolific – men in the game: Calibre. His remix of Calyx & TeeBee’s Strung Out appears on the 50+ track/three disc album alongside the likes of Kove, Dom & Roland, Rudimental, DJ Fresh, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, Calyx & TeeBee, Camo & Krooked, Taxman, Break, Rockwell, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Friction and Audio. Check out the blog for our revealing interview.
Driving the scene is an army of pioneers who continue to push the sound and support each other in their endeavours; relentlessly experimenting with new sounds and ideas that ultimately helped shape the genre into what it is today. One of the most influential formative pioneers is Mr Roni Size. We caught up with Roni to chat about the motivation behind the live show and master-class at Metropolis, and about his thoughts on the state of drum & bass today. Check out the blog for the interview.
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We caught up with Detail about his second release on Addictive Behaviour. Godzilla is out now, along with Bring It Down by L 33.
Included is a tasty lil’ guest mix by the man himself!
Check it out here!
Ram Records are about to take over Miami Music Week with their annual South Beach showdown. To celebrate they’ve put together another killer collection. Plundering the vaults for classics and timeless gems, it comes complete with three exclusives from Salaryman, Mob Tactics and Bluescreens. Essential listening, check it out here.
Its been a huge couple of years for Sigma, with no signs of slowing down any time soon. Ahead of our forthcoming triple disc album Drum&BassArena 2014 (which features two of the boys’ tracks) we caught up with Joe to get their take on the current state of the scene, their plans for Life Recordings, and what drives the creative power between him and Cam alive. Check out the blog for the interview.
June 13-14 sees Roni Size takeover the illustrious Metropolis Studios for two one-off events… An intimate live show and an up-close-and-personal studio workshop where he’ll break down his award-winning originals and answer every question you could possible ask about his genre-setting techniques. Chances to get acquainted with such a unique D&B pioneer don’t come round like this very often. And we’ve got two tickets for both the performance, the master class and a VIP meet and greet! Enter the competition here.
We chat to Tyke about his new EP on Playaz, and we catch up with Survival and Script, better known now as SCAR, about their collaborative effort, new EP, and what we can expect from them in the future. Check it out!
We caught up with DJ Marky ahead of his appearance at Village Underground alongside dBridge and Dub Phizix. To read more and for your chance to win tickets to the event check out the blog..
In case you haven’t heard, our annual spring album is now ready for release and will be hitting you on April 6th (download) and April 7th (physical). Weighing in at three discs, it’s our biggest spring session to date. Painting the clearest picture of where D&B is at… And where it’s heading… Drum&BassArena 2014 is one of our biggest albums to date. Pre-order from the shop today! Also available on iTunes and Amazon.
To keep you guys warm in the meantime, we have uploaded an exclusive megamix preview of our forthcoming Drum&BassArena 2014 album. Check out the megamix here
Show your love for Drum&BassArena in every aspect of your day with our ever-developing range of exclusive, high quality merchandise. We’ve got so much sharp clobber and threads we’ve established a brand new online store. Complete with a new loyalty scheme that offers great discounts, there’s no better time to suit up Drum&BassArena style! Check out the store. today!
The Risky showcases the latest in Drum & Bass. This week, new tracks from Prolix, Frankee, Rene LaVice & Gremlinz, Dose & more. Plus Special guest Need For Mirrors is in the mix for a special Soul In Motion mix on this weeks podcast!
Ewol & Espired have just dropped their Copperhead EP on Most Addictive Records at the age of sweet 16. This is far from child’s play. For more details check out the blog.
N3GUS’ track ‘Walk The Walk’ is a masterclass in pure creation, currently killing dance floors across the country. We got hold of N3GUS for a top quality revealing interview about how the track came about, the video, his friendship with Jakes & TC, and his penchant for a perfectly brewed tea. Check out the blog. for the interview
The new Ivy Lab ‘Missing Persons EP’ has been dominating Drum&BassArena HQ airwaves for a few weeks now, and after seeing them smash up the dance at Fabric London at the weekend, we caught up with the Critical Music boys to talk drum & bass, collaborations and more. Check out the blog. for the interview
Tom SMall’s super-slick, slightly ‘sci-fi’ Lineformer EP was released early last week. We’ve been listening, and thought we had to have a catch up. Tom talks us through the EP and its title track, as well as influences, DJing, and music in general. Check out the blog.. for the interview