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
NickBee comes with a new LP on Dispatch, Empty Your Mind. We sat down for a profound chat, covering d&b, life achievements, record labels, and of course – the new LP. Check out the blog.. for the interview, the download link, and to enter our competition to win NickBee & Dispatch goodies!
Viper are celebrating 10 years and are bringing the party to Fire tonight, and you can watch it all from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you may be, by tuning into the live stream.
Berlin’s MachineCode give us the low down on their brand new album Velocity, as well as what they get up to after hours. Check out the blog.. for more details.
Albums do not come any bigger than this: Taxman reveals his broadest skills, sounds and creative abilities across this highly accomplished debut album. Ranging from slamming, floor-focussed sounds to much deeper, star-gazing compositions, it ensures Taxman’s place at the very top of the D&B table.
On the Road to Rio, we’ve been checking out the Street Child World Cup project. With backing from London Elektricity, S.P.Y, Diane Charlemagne & all at Hospital Records, check out our blog.. for more details.
Wilkinson continues to deliver the goods from his Lazers Not Included album with this emotional chop-slapper featuring the alluring vocals of Detour City. Comes complete with a full-flavoured VIP
Launching last year to critical acclaim, London-based Addictive Behaviour continue their impeccable work with this firing doublet from on-point Russians EastColors and Noel. Electronica is pure bass grit while Mudguard rolls with deep flavour. Check out our blog to see what the lads had to say when we interviewed them.
11 exclusive cuts from the likes of Break, Survival, Eveson, Roy Green & Protone, Random Movement, Raw Q and, of course, Intrigue head honcho himself Ben Soundscape, Intrigue’s anniversary compendium is bulging with next-level D&B soul. Essential.