Cid Poitier – Deep Logic EP [Translation Recordings]

Like a bass-crazed sous-chef, Cid Poitier has been hard at work in his South London lair creating a perfect blend of jungle, dub and dancehall influences with a garnish of impeccable production values – and his Deep Logic EP is the result.

His second outing on Translation Recordings sees him swerving from late-90s neurofunk on ‘Deep Logic’ to a meaty cut of DMZ-esque dubstep with ‘Rebel’. In between, Cid Poitier keeps the tempo up but the sound all hypnotic dub on ‘Killer Sound’, and brings jungle and dancehall into competition with ‘Unity’.

The EP closes with fellow Translation artists the Untouchables delivering a hefty remix of ‘Hear Dis’ from Poitier’s Afrique EP.

Listen below, head to to buy.

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Tantrum Desire – Gravitate (Technique Summer LP Sampler 2) [Technique Recordings]


It’s official. Technique have already kicked off shorts-and-sunshine season with the first taste of their Summer LP, in the form of Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s Holdin On. But, just in case you were still hesitating before drawing for the bikini and sun tan lotion, here’s the confirmation you were looking for. Summer’s here, and Tantrum Desire’s here with another slice of the album to prove it. Contine reading

Dubstitutes – Fear Nothing EP [NexGen Music]

Introducing Dubstitutes, a drum & bass duo with a fantastic name and what sounds like a lifetime’s experience in listening to jungle – they have just dropped an EP on NexGen Music, and it is a smasher.

Made up of Rob Sparx – who long ago moved into double figures on NexGen Music and sister label Migration – and MC Task, Dubstitutes have crafted four amen-filled tracks for their Fear Nothing EP.

Each has a different flavour but the world’s most famous drum break is present throughout, whether on chilled vocal-led opener ‘Takeover’ or the progressively darker cuts ‘Another Future’ and ‘Fear Nothing’ – and it is twisted inside out for closing track ‘Black Rose’.

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Naibu remixes Silent Dust [none60]

On his pair of remixes for UK label none60, French producer Naibu treads the difficult path of turning hip-hop sounds into genuinely good drum & bass – fortunately for us (and him, given the tracks are the work of none60 founders Silent Dust), he has done it magnificently.

UK duo Silent Dust are known for dabbling with many different sounds and their flat-out refusal to be pigeon-holed turned up tracks with Michigan rapper SelfSays.

Two such tracks – ‘My Only Option’, which also features Jon1st, and ‘Population, Me’ – have been taken under the wing of Parisian producer Naibu, who turns out rock-solid d&b takes which preserve the flow of the vocalists while changing the flavour with rolling drums and deep basslines.

Listen here, with instrumental versions of Naibu’s remixes and a bonus remix from Zilla Rocca are provided, and buy over at

PRTCL & Survey – Scrapyard/Traction [Notion Audio]

How do you like your eggs in the morning? PRTCL likes his with a dollop of bass and some watertight drums. Then he likes to package it up as one half of his huge new release, stick a collab with Survey on the other side and put it out on his own Notion Audio label.

The producer explains the novel story behind the deep, taught A-side ‘Scrapyard’: “The idea for the track came together after I bought a handheld recorder. I was making breakfast and thought the sound of pots and pans clanging against surfaces in the kitchen sounded quite cool, so I tested out my handheld recorded for the first time and recorded myself making breakfast. The recording was put into a project I was working on and the pots hitting the sink made up the main hook of that project.”

And AA-side ‘Traction’, all tumbling drums and bass stabs, came together quickly with the help of German duo Survey. PRTCL said: “‘Traction’ was the first of many collaborations that I have started with Survey. The guys were coming to London to play at a Flexout night and I put them up in my room for the weekend. I started a project that we could work on while they were at my house in London, but we ended up working on it ahead of their visit.”

Hear the tracks here…

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