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GFS Mount Vernon Street

Drum & bass has found its funk. And it's about time-Philly-based duo GFS have crashed through the (now-fading) stereotype of dark, serious and self-involved tech-step by bringing back a much-needed sense of playfulness.… Read more »

Friction Lightspeed

Scene leader DJ Friction brings a tune that wastes no time in getting down to business with a huge, chest-thumping b-line after an intro of rugged drums and spooky atmospherics. Also look for releases on Friction and Skinny's new Transparent label. Read more »

3rd Edge Know You Wanna

I can't wait for the day when DnD get to attack more American r&b remixes.… Read more »

3 Play Girl In the Taxi

The producers behind Daniel Beddingfield's Top 40 hit "Gotta Get Through This" come correct with this blinging ragga-tinged rub. The A-side's rough and driving 4/4 mix offers crisply picked strings, manic slicing hi-hats and plenty of bass.… Read more »

Books On Tape Throw Down Your Laptops

Mixing guitar chords with shuffling breakbeats of various tempos in spy-chase like sequences, Books on Tape proclaims its stance as "beatpunk," and features members of indie bands Bright Eyes and Slow Coach guesting with main man Todd Books.… Read more »

Juju The Barrio Funk EP

Taking it up a notch for the label's tenth release, Juju drops a monstrous double-pack that captures his vision perfectly. From the steady-pumping "Vampiros" to the Fabio-inspired "Far Away," Juju touches on all corners of his sound.… Read more »

Tech Itch Destiny

Your man Mark Caro brings on the sixth installment for his Tech Itch sister label, and it's a big, bad one. The title track comprises a dark, well-produced, sci-fi roller with broad bass, scritchy keys and a good amount of acid bleep.… Read more »

Various Artists Mickey Finn: The Takeover Bid II

Londoner and Urban Takeover maven Mickey Finn flings us warped samples at hyperspeed on his latest drum & bass mix of frenetic wildlife at night.… Read more »

Total Science/Bulletproof Simple Man/110 Degrees

Props to Total Science for striking out in new directions, but Simple Man's meaty, growling one-two step just doesn't get me hot and bothered.… Read more »

Baron Meet the Creeper

Two snarky, futurist jump-up tracks from Oxford upstart Baron. "Meet the Creeper" pounds like a meat cleaver, with sassy hi-hats and cartoon noises that keep the insistent beat from becoming dull.… Read more »

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