Nuaru – Like In A Dream EP [Free Love Digi]

Free Love Digi ushers in another mind-expanding talent in the form of Dutch mastermind Nuaru, whose Like In A Dream EP is his first for Quentin Hiatus’ inimitable label.

A gentle, lush intro ushers in the title track, which expands into a widescreen half-time roller with definite liquid tendencies. Second track ‘She Blends In With The Ocean’ keeps the focus wide open but toughens things up a bit with a laser-beam bassline and ever-increasing atmospherics.

Nuaru played his first show back in 2014 at the Amsterdam Dance Event, going on to sign to Basserk Records. He has also seen his tracks put out on other labels, appearing on compilations alongside the likes of Deon Custom, Arts the Beatdoctor and Pete Philly.

Listen below, or head here to buy.

www.soundcloud.com/free-love-digi
www.soundcloud.com/nuaru

Ly Da Buddah & Mystic Dan – High Peak (Free Download) [Real Vibes]

A storming free download marks the entrance of new label Real Vibes onto the drum & bass scene, peddling a heady blend of jungle and jump-up.

‘High Peak’ comes from label founders Ly Da Buddah and Mystic Dan, who have each been in the game for over 20 years, and they have used all that experience to unleash a straight-up bruiser. Jungle-scented jump-up is the order of the day, ragga-style vocals bringing some island flavour while a no-frills beat and gritty bassline provide the weight.

The label aims to release a free download a month from now until December 2018, so stay tuned.

Listen below, and grab the free download through the Real Vibes Soundcloud page.

www.soundcloud.com/realvibesrecordings
www.facebook.com/RealVibesRecordings

Hybris, Proxima and NickBee remix Moby

Moby goes drum & bass as three European producers remix two of the tracks from his Void Pacific Choir project.

The Void Pacific Choir came into being in 2016 as an outlet for Moby’s love of 80s punk and new wave, and now a pair of songs from this year’s record More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse have been given more than a little tweak for the fittingly-named More Fast Remixes About the Apocalypse.

Hybris, from the Czech Republic, flips ‘All The Hurts We Made’ into a dizzying techy monster, chopping the original into and between intricate percussion and precise glitches. Next up is NickBee’s remix of ‘It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye’, on which the Ukrainian producer hones in on the strings from the original and splices them into a menacing eddy of drum rolls and bass swells.

Finally, UK producer Proxima gets nasty with the same track, pitching things down amid scything half-time synth work.

Listen below or head here to buy.

www.soundcloud.com/hybrisdnb
www.soundcloud.com/proxima-music
www.soundcloud.com/nickbee
www.moby.com

 

Wagz – ‘Exile’ / ‘Zodiac’ [none60]

The consistently brilliant none60 has been panning for gold and turned up Sheffield producer Wagz, who has just dropped his debut on Silent Dust’s label.

‘Exile’ and ‘Zodiac’ find the producer combining huge, rolling basses with skilfully-managed atmospherics and considered percussion to create two warm liquid rollers which hint that maybe less is more – there are no unnecessary sweeps and multi-layered synths cluttering things up here.

‘Exile’/‘Zodiac’ is out now on none60. Listen below or head to https://none60records.bandcamp.com/ to buy.

www.soundcloud.com/silentdust
www.soundcloud.com/wagz