Various Artists – Future Sound of Leipzig [Defrostatica Records]

Various Artists - Future Sound of Leipzig [Defrostatica Records]

Defrostatica Records lift the lid on the music which is shaking the foundations of its hometown right now on the Future Sound of Leipzig compilation, an intense basscone workout touching hip-hop, trap, jungle, juke, half tempo and drum & bass across its 17 tracks.

Tempos range from 80 right up to a full-blown 170 bpm as underground artists including Schmeichel, Kiat, Maltin Worf and BRKN1 drop tracks across the full spectrum – expect frenetic footwork one minute (’Nous’ by DJ YumYum) and brain-massage relaxation (see ‘Renaissance’ by Goodkat) the next. Defrostatica have delivered the complete package.

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www.defrostatica.bandcamp.com
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Urban Wildlife Vol. 3 [Urban Wildlife]

 

Urban Wildlife Vol. 3 [Urban Wildlife]

Back once again with the ill behaviour, Urban Wildlife have dropped volume three in their heavyweight drum & bass compilation series.

Producers from all corners of the globe lay down beefy cuts of 175bpm goodness representing every shade of the genre which Urban Wildlife exists to serve. Tearout jump-up rubs shoulders with molten gold liquid, straight-up nastiness goes hand in hand with clean-cut vocals – if there’s a more detailed, better curated 24-track compilation going, we are yet to see it.

Listen below or head here to buy.

www.soundcloud.com/urbanwildlife_dnb
www.urban-wildlife.com

Schmeichel – Alteration EP [Defrostatica Records]

Schmeichel - Alteration EP [Defrostatica Records]

Ambitious Leipzig-based label Defrostatica continues to fly the flag for its hometown with the debut EP from Schmeichel, the Alteration EP – a forward-thinking journey through the outer reaches of footwork.

Drawing influences from all corners of bass music, former rock drummer Schmeichel strings together five cuts of explorative electronica with its roots in footwork but its heights almost limitless. Driven by hi-hats and rimshots, the record shuffles and grooves its way through a story, ushering in one of the new generation of Leipzig producers.

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www.soundcloud.com/defrostatica
www.defrostatica.com

Lewis James – ‘Searchtower’/’Templar III’ [none60 Records]

Lewis James - 'Searchtower'/'Templar III' [none60 Records]

Lewis James joins the none60 crew for two tracks of deep, atmospheric drum & bass.

Silent Dust’s label snapped the producer up after hearing A-side ‘Searchtower’ played out by Jon1st – the combination of sci-fi pads and sonic artefacts giving way to a hypnotic bassline sucked them in, and that’s no surprise.

On the flip, ‘Templar III’ shows off Lewis James’ background in film and video game sound design with a real Assassin’s Creed dimension to the majestic half-time march.

Click here to buy, and listen below – and for good measure check out Lewis James’ none60 podcast while you’re at it.

www.soundcloud.com/silentdust