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Rameses B has put out a phat new dubstep tune to raise money for a good cause

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We like this kind of thing. It’s always cool to see artists give back through a cause they care deeply about. Step up Rameses B, who hails from the Yorkshire city of Leeds. This northern chap has been putting out tunes for more than 10 years now, duck, independently funding his endeavours and appearing on labels like Monstercat, Liquicity and Seeking Blue, to name but three. His sound is melodic to the core, incessantly pleasing in a world filled with disappointment. You can always rely on Rameses B, whether he’s dishing out liquid dnb or chillstep or ambient or melodic dubstep or anything else for that matter.

This time around, he’s coming at us with a tune called The Fallen, a chillstep tune of the highest calibre. An alluring intro captures our imagination before a downtempo drop introduces a haunting Hindi vocal, alluring and subtle, gathering momentum towards the second half of the track, and complemented by a smattering of movie samples. The beats are crisp, the melody intoxicating and the atmosphere palpable. It’s a tremendous tune, a glorious 4:20 minutes.

Of the tune, the man himself said, “Inspired by the violence and conflict in today’s world I appropriately named this ‘The Fallen’ that expresses loss and self-forgiveness within the music.”

The good cause this track was made for is the Organization for Autism Research. There are in fact more than 40 tracks by more than 40 amazing artists on an album you can download for just $19.99, which we think is a bargain at twice the price. This is the second Bass For Autism and we reckon you should definitely check out all the tunes and donate a little cash that will help to make the world a better place. Everyone’s a winner.

Oh, and before we forget, here’s the Rameses B tune.

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Listen: Three phat tunes from the new Dub FX album

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Dub FX

Hold onto your butts ‘cos we’re about to get HUGE. The new Dub FX album has just dropped and it’s a barnstormer.

Melbourne born Dub FX has been an underground fan base that spans the four corners of the club. A pioneer of live looping, Dub FX fuses beat boxing, soulful vocals and lush basslines to create a raw, edgy sound that warms the cockles. Thinking Clear is Dub FX’s third album and we’ve been giving it a good listen. You need to get on it!

To whet your appetite and get you in the mood, hear are three tunes from the LP for your listening pleasure. Real party vibes pieces of music. Enjoy!

The album is brought to you by CONVOY UNLIMTED and Membran.

ROAD TO BABYON

WHERE I BELONG

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Intelligent fusion: Mantis rain fire with new EP

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It’s a tricky path producers of metal-influenced EDM walk. How do you keep the production values high without sounding cheesy? Thankfully that’s not a problem Mantis have to worry about because their new EP is raw as f-ck. In the span of just five tracks, the two lads from Atlanta explore the rugged side of drum n bass, dubstep and metal. The Avidity EP is a clear attempt at breaking the mould — and it pays off. We wanted to find out more so we went straight to the source to ask the lads a few questions.

The new tunes are doing damage. What made you want to put out an EP that explored so many genres?

Well to be honest, we were tired of just writing an EP that was just an assortment of songs. We wanted to do something with more substance, so we opted for the mini album structure where all the tracks flow continuously as one piece of music. Want to send a big thanks out to Crime Kitchen for letting us do our thing on this record and not nitpicking the songs!

How big a milestone is this new EP for you?

We definitely feel it is our most mature work to date, it’s got something for everyone on it. So, that being said we are very proud of it. The reception thus far has been really good!

You’ve got a show coming up in London soon (April 16). What can people expect from that?

Man, so fucking excited for that one. When we first started out, we would always see the ERGH lineups and drool. Now we get to go and headline it, it’s very surreal. People can expect a no holds barred audio assault though, per usual.

What do you say to people who say dubstep is dead?

Shut up.


Buy the EP on iTunes now!

Go check out Mantis alongside P0gman and Diskord on April 16 at Fire in London on April 16. French readers can get their fill of bassy goodness on Aptil 15 at at Cabaret Sauvage in Paris.

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Starting as they mean to go on: CLOAKS – Wraith

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Label spiel: After remaining in the shadows for quite some time, the bass rooted duo CLOAKS is ready to enter the light as they make their debut with the heavy single “Wraith”; out now on Pantheon. in what will be the first of many, the ominous pair of Joey Fisher and Chris Curran make strong first impressions with the moniker as “Wraith” provides an old-school dubstep feel with cutting edge contemporary approaches; providing a trailblaze of a pathway to a new mantra of bass music. And with plenty in their arsenal moving forward, these two are ready for the world to be enraptured in their sound.

Our take: This tune is sweet little surprise. What we love about this one is the fusion of styles, with this kind of dreamy, trancey intro, somewhat Eric Prydz-esque, that builds up to a gargantuan, unforgiving drop. It gets a little happy clappy in the mid-section but then they pull it back with the second drop. It’s that bass and those wicked synths we wanna hear more of in future offerings. Nice job!

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