Sky Runner shows once again that she’s a queen in the drum and bass scene, delivering an amazingly dark and creepy tune that is very fitting for the name The Stalker. This tune definitely cranks up the vibes with an haunting intro heralded by music box. The drop comes in with usual Sky Runner fashion, super smooth and the bass line complements the music box super well. Be sure to grab this one off Ponies at Dawn’s new album Enigma.
Off Enigma comes this massive tun here from Protocat with some great rapping from N. Hollow. I’m loving the amazing atmosphere that comes with every Protocat song, and everything comes together to deliver this super energetic track. The best part has to be how the track maintains it’s smoothness while being so upbeat, it’s just super pleasant to listen to. Definitely a groovy track and one that you’ll want to check out.
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A personal favorite from Enigma, Protocat and N. Hollow both brought their A game on this song. Protocat’s arrangement is gorgeous, with an incredibly wavy bassline, tasteful use of effects, and an undeniable groove. N. Hollow wears his A$AP Rocky influences on his sleeves here (even namedropping him), with some great wordplay and his normal references to various fashion designers and gangsta rap conventions. That hook is also infectious! (Thanks for the shout out too, bra)
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EnsionD delivers a beautiful remix of Synthis’ Heir Of The Moonlight. In his typical style, this is a wonderful house track that expands upon the already great song from Synthis. The atmosphere at the start builds wonderfully into FritzyBeat‘s vocals accompanied by bass that really helps round the track out.
EnergyTone delivers a beautiful rock song, with nice country influences, themed around Pinkie Pie. The song starts of with a wonderfully upbeat intro and leads into EnergyTone’s beautiful lyrics about how Pinkie Pie brightens up his life. The soft contrast between the acoustic and electric guitars is a nice touch in this song, and I love the little synth accents. Even if you can’t understand Russian, the tone of Energytone’s voice really conveys the thoughts well and brings the whole song together.
Tripon coming at you with those Jump-Up vibes again. When it comes to Drum and Bass Tripon never disappoints, and this song is a perfect example of that. The build up in the beginning with the horns is excellent in framing how powerful this song is going to be, and the usage of Trixie vocals helps us transition into a drop with some very classic Jump-Up sound design. The break section continues with the horns from the intro and leads in to second drop with some super interesting variation on the first drop. Once you finish up with this song be sure to check out the Bass House version of it as well.
Bank pain’s newest EP is the result of more than a year of work, and it really shows. With a nice mix of chill and heavy sound design bank pain sets out to show how he’s improved over the past year as a producer, and you can really tell how much improvement there has been. This is not an EP to miss if you love insane sound design. Be sure to grab it on bank pain’s Bandcamp page.
Here’s a super cute song from Homage and TCB that just makes you wanna cuddle up with somebody and wait out a rain storm. I love the sound design in here with all the leads and melodies adding up to make everything super cozy.
Tripon brings you that dark rolling drum and bass sound in this new track available off his new two side EP. I love the atmosphere set up from the beginning of the song, and that fade out right before everything comes in in the drop is just wonderful. The bassline is nice and dark, just like you’d expect coming from Tripon and the atmosphere in the drop is just amazing. Be sure to check this song out and grab the EP if you like what you hear!
Direct Current’s You Drive Me Wild is a fun little retro sounding pop styled track about Octavia falling in love with Vinyl Scratch. I love the playful synths throughout the song and the lyrics are very fitting for the style of the track. The solo section that leads into the final set of lyrics has a wonderful build and sets up the ending of the song perfectly!