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Deep dubstep tunes that are bang on the money



Yeah, we love the heavier side of dubstep and bits and pieces of brostep, but we’re also into the deeper side of the music and the sub genres and artists responsible for some of the more introspective tunes doing the rounds at the moment. These are the records that suck you in and transport you to dark and curious places without being overwhelming. What are we on about? Well, have a look at our roundup of recent tunes and you’ll get the picture.

Ganju – Someone

This is a gorgeous piece of ambience with hypnotising keys from Ganju, taken from the forthcoming Slow Down LP he’s doing with Myamo. Once the beat kicks in and you hear that distorted vocal snippet, you’ve been absorbed and told a story that keeps you hooked right to the end. A really moving piece of music.

Stumbleine Feat. Violet Skies – Her Touch

Stumbleine probably doesn’t need much of an introduction as a producer. Signed to Monotreme Records, this chap has made some of the finest bits of future garage we’ve ever heard. His new album with Violet Skies is out now and this is one track from it. The dreamy and hypnotic vocal is the perfect accompaniment to the swirling, magical tune behind it. These two acts clearly work superbly well together and the melodies they’ve come up with are way ahead of most of the music out at the moment. Check out the new album here.

ViLLΛGE – Dive

The ever-reliable ViLLΛGE of Origami Sound has put together a dark little number with a haunting male vocal. There’s some real menace in this tune thanks to the pulsating, relentless phases and the throbbing chords. A great offering from a guy who until recently was primarily known for his VJing work.

IC3PEAK – Ellipse (Haarps Refix)

This Haarps remix of IC3PEAK’s new tune is another one on a future garage tip that we can’t get enough of. This is a bad, bad tune that makes good use of bass and really hits you with it before seducing you with these crisp breaks and soft sweeps. It builds and builds and then it’s over, like a dream. Awesome.

Owsey & Resotone – A Smile From The West (EP)

This whole EP, a new one from Owsey with Resotone, is worth checking out and taking advantage of the free download. Owsey is one of the most consistent producers around and these new tunes are just mesmerising in their power. It’s like the soundtrack to the perfect sunset, with enchanting vocals and simple keys alongside these incredibly atmospheric chords. If you’re in need of something to listen to as you chill out at home, this is it, no doubt.


Listen: Three phat tunes from the new Dub FX album



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.




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Intelligent fusion: Mantis rain fire with new EP



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



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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