Macca presents the Fokuz Recordings Podcast #15. Expect an hour packed with some of the most tasteful cuts of drum & bass from all over the world! Tracklist in the read more section.
Flowrian and Kyro return to Focuz for another round of drum & bass classics in the making and this time things just got a little more chilled. Alright, so the breaks are as edgy as ever and the feverish bass rolls out like nobody’s watching but “Never Ever” has the crisp production and dreamlike sampling of a track made for stealth chilling. The happiness continues in “Formulas”, tapping away at electro bips and boops while sax swoons all mellow-like in the background. Final track “Valencia” gets a ‘deep & dry’ remix, topping of the mid-range with hazy atmosphere and a whole bunch of deep-meaning feels. A must-have for every D&B headphone commuter.
Macca & Changing Faces head up a fresh digital two tracker on Celsius Recordings! Pushing his rolling, soulful sound combined with some top notch production, UK based Macca is quickly becoming a household name in present day drum & bass. For the ‘Deep Thoughts EP’ he now teams up with Slovakia inhabitant Changing Faces to deliver two wonderful heartfelt rollers!
Funky basslines and top-end washes of colourful static usher in Salaryman’s latest EP on Celsius recordings, an inventive beast with plenty of ways to keep you hanging on. First track “Take It Away” has an addictively fresh bassline and crisp percussion; it’s played out as though with a live band this tune could sound even better. Sultry soulful “Love Machine” pushes summer vibes and “Please Don’t Kiss Me” is a strangely exotic swagger through spacey synths and samples. Finally, “Drive Away VIP” takes interstellar keys and teams them with seriously vibey bass and techy atmospherics for a perfect explosive finale. Excellent stuff, don’t miss out.
The first track on this gem of an EP is a delicious roller from Belgian beatmaker Midnight Request. Laden with vintage sampling somehow reminiscent of soulful ’90s trip hop but packing an addictive dancefloor-perfect D&B groove, it really is a beautiful thing. Followed up by the equally divine, effortlessly chilled “Heartless” from Flame and the huge jazz-fuelled Ben Kama remix of Dolla Lova’s “If You Knew”, the whole package is rounded off by a great new tune from Enigmatic Desire – “Trip To Oz”. All different shades of D&B for all folks, and one for thecan’t-make-up-their-mind crew.
Bringing new talent to the forefront once more, Fokuz push young upstart Phase to do his worst alongside French superduo Kantyze. Phase recently released on Demand Records, so he’s no stranger to the scene. Just as well really, as the first track is a no-holds-barred dark and deadly stormer right from the start from Igor and Fred. Second track “First Impressions” is actually strangely impressionistic, with its moody piano and dampened sound – a rainy day in sub and snares form. Both perfect D&B tunes from opposite ends of the spectrum.