Bass connoisseurs, the time has come for a new edition of The Rinse featuring the best in new drum & bass. This episode sees two massive dancefloor anthems out on RAM Records from the mighty Calyx & TeeBee and Audio. We also have a deep cut from Sam Binga’s new album on Critical Music and a throwback number from Coleco on Shogun Audio. Finally, we round things out with remix from the mighty Technimatic on SubSoul. Enjoy!
Après – Chicago (Technimatic Remix) [SubSoul]
Taken from the remix EP of Après’ tune Chicago, Technimatic’s retooling brings a healthy dose of energy to the original while keeping the classic vocal sample from Rhythm Controll’s My House intact. The tune is built around a resonant, stabbing lead, but dives deep into liquid territory with piano accents and swirling pads.
Audio – Shatterdome (Original Mix) [RAM]
An absolute dancefloor annihilator, Audio’s Shatterdome has been Andy C’s weapon of choice lately, which the RAM boss previewed at Glastonbury earlier this year. Part of a double A-side EP featuring the equally volatile Ghostwriter, Shatterdome features a jagged mid-bass whose slow, deliberate nature pushes its rude quotient through the ceiling.
Calyx & TeeBee feat. Doctor – Where We Go (Original Mix) [RAM]
Perhaps one of the most instantly recognizable tracks at the moment, Calyx & Teebee’s Where We Go blends some very disparate sounds into an symphony of soulful bliss. From frenetic percussion and 8-bit sound effects to snarling, formant bass and Doctor’s undeniably catchy vocal, Where We Go showcases the inimitable production talent of one of RAM Records’ most revered production duos. Make sure to check out the Where We Go’s official music video and be on the lookout for the group’s upcoming LP, 1×1 in the coming months.
Coleco – Raveworx (Original Mix) [Shogun Audio]
Taken from the first volume of Shogun Audio’s Point of Origin compilation, Coleco’s Raveworx is throwback to the days of acid-inflected synthetics and rounded, moog-styled basslines. The Bristol producer deploys rhythmic piano chords on top of a swinging beat for an experience that harkens back to the days of underground warehouse raves. Make sure to check out the rest of the first volume of Shogun Audio’s Point of Origin to hear up-and-coming talent certain to be making waves in the near future.
Sam Binga – I Tol U (Original Mix) [Critical Music]
The digital version of Sam Binga’s new LP Wasted Days features a whopping 20 tracks, and I Tol U is but one of the multitude of gems found on his debut album. Best known for blending multiple styles of music like jungle, juke, and hip hop, to name a few, Sam Binga sticks to his eclectic formula on his new LP and brings along numerous guest stars to boot. I Tol U is sub-driven roller combining a hovering bassline with a variety of percussive elements to form a low-slung, heater–perfect for the cold months ahead.