Happa has released the second instalment of his ‘Explorations In Music For Dancing’ EP series.
The London producer’s recently launched project “intends to break down, analyse and genetically modify dance music’s framework”, with each release focussing on a different genre. ‘Vol. 2’, which you can check out below, comprises three frenzied jungle mutations, and finds Happa ripping up and reassembling classic rave sonics into dizzying, futuristic shapes.
AZ Magazine has announced the first five recipients of its 2020 Creative Fund.
Five recipients have been chosen by AZ Mag, an award-nominated online community and platform for Queer Trans Intersex Black People & People of Colour (QTIBPOC), following a successful fundraiser in 2020. A further five recipients will be announced at a later date.
Dublin party Woozy has launched its label with seven cuts of dub-inspired bass weight and percussive heat, set for release on 4th September.
Drawing on the influence of labels like Deep Medi, Timedance and 3024, EMA and Sputnik One’s imprint creates an Irish outpost for contemporary club sounds that dance at the crossroads between dubstep, techno and jungle. Bristol artists Jurango and Yushh drink deep from the city’s bass well on two psychedelic drum workouts, while Brooklyn’s Kellen303 delivers impeccable, cavernous dubstep on ‘Pinehearse’.
A new documentary exploring the history of d&b, titled Drum & Bass: The Movement, has gone online. You can watch it for free below.
Five years in the making, the documentary features some of the most important pioneers of the genre, including Goldie, Grooverider, Andy C, GQ, Digital, Spirit, Total Science and many more.
A press release for Drum & Bass: The Movement says the documentary captures a "specific and intense slice of drum & bass and jungle culture’s rapid acceleration from 1996 - 2016.
Glasgow’s Creep Woland will release his new EP, ‘Chamberlain’, via Astral Black on 8th May.