Ladies and gents, The Rinse is back with a hearty helping of new drum & bass, and this week we have a premiere of Drummer–a collaboration from Erb N Dub and rising Reading producer Skope, out via Technique Recordings. Also featured on this week’s Rinse is a rolling number from new RAM artists Legion & Logam, a liquid gem from Etherwood, and two dancefloor workouts from Break and Taxman. Enjoy!
Erb N Dub & Skope – Drummer (Original Mix) [Technique]
Erb N Dub and Skope have teamed up for another project on Technique Recordings called Altitude/Drummer, and LessThan3 has the premiere of AA-side tune, Drummer. Their first work together since 2014’s Let Me Fly, Drummer is a neuro-hand grenade built around a pressurized low end and an agitated break. The tune creates anxiety from inception with eerie, reverberant sound effects, but soon drops into a scathing, saw-tooth lead accented by staggered percussive hits. Make sure to pre-order both Drummer and A-side track Altitude ahead of their official release on Sept. 25.
Legion & Logam – Afterthought (Original Mix) [RAM]
Legion & Logam made waves last year with their debut appearance on RAM Records sister-label ProgRAM–dropping an emotive roller titled House of Cards. One year later and the American trio are now official members of the mighty RAM family, and have delivered another storming EP on ProgRAM called Holding On/Afterthought. Both tunes bring voluminous bass, but it’s Afterthought’s haunting vocal effects that push the creative envelope to new heights. Sprinkle in a delicate piano melody and a throttling bassline, and Afterthought instantly seizes control of higher brain functions.
Etherwood feat. Zara Kershaw – Souvenirs (Original Mix) [Med School]
Taken from Etherwood’s sophomore LP on Hospital sister-label Med School, Souvenirs is a masterful showcase of liquid D&B culminating around delicate pads and piano stabs. Up-and-coming London songstress Zara Kershaw brings an irresistible topline to Souvenirs, spuring the track’s magentic musicality. Souvenirs is just one of 14 subtly grooving tunes on Etherwood’s latest Blue Leaves album.
Break feat. Singing Fats – Free Your Mind (Original Mix) [Symmetry]
Taken from the second album sampler of Break’s forthcoming album Simpler Times, Free Your Mind brings along notable MC and vocalist Singing Fats for a hard-edged experience tinged with soul. The tune commences with a dubby feel, with Singing Fats belting out over a half-time rhythm and echoing guitar plucks. Eventually a hovering bassline erupts around a classic break, making Free Your Mind a combustible dancefloor weapon.
Taxman – Creepshow (Original Mix) [Playaz]
Taxman’s latest six-track EP Creepshow brings a preponderance of jump-up vibes, while also diving into more liquid territory, demonstrating Taxman’s versatile production skills. However, it’s the title track that lands on The Rinse, featuring an earful of squelchy synthetics and and heavy-handed bass. Creepshow has a relentless midbass, pounding out a syncopated rhythm as the strict two-step rhythm keeps the tune’s cadence locked in tight.