CdV P096 Drum n bass special

It doesn’t seem so long ago that we had a drum n bass show, but such is the dynamism and freshness of the scene at the moment that we need to return again for our last show before summer. Rather than the heavier sound featured on the likes of Calyx & Teebee’s recent Fabriclive 76 mix CD, we push for more vocal-driven tracks that convey the element of rolling soul and tough chic that are unique to DnB. As well as brand new stuff from Lenzman and Tokyo Prose and from labels like Soul:R and Hospital we start with a menacing killer from Matrix from his 1999 album “Sleepwalk”.

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CdV P094 Martyn special

It is easy to take Martijn Deykers for granted. For the last decade the Dutch producer has been a constant presence at the forefront of electronica, crossing over from drum n bass to dubstep and then on to house, but never abandoning the tropes of the other styles as he has moved on.

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CdV P091 Sonar 2014 Roundup

This week we return to the fold of Sonar 2014 and recap some of the highlights, lowlights and tendencies from this year starting with Japanese all-girl group Nisennenmondai who delivered the standout show with their tight and edgy minimal dystopian techno thrashed out on guitar, bass and drums.

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CdV P086 Drum n bass special

Following on from our recent bass music show it seems like time to check in to drum n bass and see where things are at the midpoint of 2014. There is still plenty of invention going on, especially amongst the ambient end of the spectrum in the sculpted drum scapes of Alaska, Fre4knc, Millie and Andrea and Indigo. Vocals come to the fore on tracks by Ivy Lab and Stranjah, whereas harder sounds and rhythmic pressure are the cornerstone of tracks by Safire, Dom and Roland and Teklife’s DJ Earl. Finally, we open the show with a classic from Boymerang from the heyday of the genre.

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CdV P056: ASC special

Sometimes it seems that there are fewer and fewer greats of electronic music who can or want to shirk the spotlight and quietly go about their business while the rest battle it out continuously for their place and piece of the summit.

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Circuito Virtual 3×06: La Vie en Rose

El nuevo Circuito Virtual está dedicado a nuestro país vecino, ese gran desconocido. Todos tenemos guardado en la parte reptiliana de nuestros cerebros algún tópico sobre los gabachos, que os recomiendo que aparquéis, aunque sea momentáneamente, para escuchar ésta selección atenta y poco convencional (sirva para escuchar otra vez a delicias como College o Arnaud Rebotini).

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CdV P048: Drum n bass special

Drum n bass, like trance, is often a marginalised genre of current dance music, left to its own fans and its niche nights and ignored by media outlets and rarely crossing over into the broader electronic consciousness.

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