Hands up–The Rinse is back with five loaded chambers of new drum & bass for the week. This week’s episode features a brilliant soulful number from Penngiles & Sevin, a liquid gem from Hybrid Minds & Riya, and three dancefloor heaters from Muzzy, Battery, and Document One. Let it roll!
Pennygiles & Sevin – I’m Sorry (Original Mix) [Integral]
Out on Integral Records, I’m Sorry is a soul-inflected roller from burgeoning Welsh producer Pennygiles, whose previous work has appeared on labels such as C.I.A. and Fokuz. The tune features co-production from UK up-and-comer Sevin and combines an R&B vocal sample with a frenetic bassline, resulting in a fast-paced vibe that’s not overpowering. I’m Sorry is the title track from Pennygiles new three-track EP featuring collaborations with Phil Tangent and Ed:it.
Hybrid Minds feat. Riya – Kismet (Original Mix) [Spearhead]
Hybrid Minds dropped a massive four-track EP this week on Spearhead Records, and the lead-off tune Kismet is a masterclass in subtlety. Blending a nylon plucked synth with muted piano stabs, Kismet delicately unfurls into a quiet storm. However, it’s the ubiquitous voice of Riya that pushes the boundaries of elegance with an intoxicating top line.
Kings of the City – Wrong (Muzzy Remix) [Ali Bla Bla]
UK rap-core band Kings of the City just released their new single Wrong along with three smashing remixes, one of which comes from Muzzy of Monstercat fame. Muzzy’s D&B remix is upfront dancefloor business, bringing a hovering bassline, the original’s vocals, and a heaping helping of attitude. Wrong’s minimal bassline melody pushes its appeal through the stratosphere.
Battery – Essence (Original Mix) [Renegade Hardware]
Iconic imprint Renegade Hardware just released a new EP called Not Your Idol that revitalizes the old-school D&B sound with contemporary production. Battery, aka Craggs and Parallel Forces, delivers a dark, techy banger called Essence that harkens back to Digital’s Scam from over a decade ago. Other artists on the EP include BTK, Loxy, and NC-17, to name a few.
Document One – I Got A Fever (Original Mix) [Technique]
This duo has done massive damage across the landscape of electronic music, but their dubstep bangers will forever go down in history. However, it’s no surprise to see Document One tearing the fabric of D&B with their latest EP on Technique Recordings called I Got A Fever. The title track is built around a swinging, funky cow bell and gritty mid-bass spates. Make sure to also check out the EP’s dirty B-side track, Follow Me.