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Drum&BassArena 2014: Matrix & Futurebound Interview

on 16/04/2014 15:46:58

The fourth and final feature in our Drum&BassArena 2014 series celebrates another one of this year’s most exciting D&B runaway success stories. From their club command to chart success, Matrix & Futurebound are repping hard on every level. Drum&BassArena 2014 comes complete with their own STFU remix of the top 10-hugging Control. A kindly reminder of the long-standing partnership’s rolling rugged roots, we called up Futurebound to find out more… And find out what’s next in their hit cannon, what’s coming up on Viper Recordings and what his opinion is on drum & bass right now. Check out the blog for the interview.

Drum&BassArena 2014: Exclusive Calibre Interview

on 16/04/2014 15:38:53

To celebrate the release of our biggest spring collection to date, we caught up with one of the most respected – not to mention prolific – men in the game: Calibre. His remix of Calyx & TeeBee’s Strung Out appears on the 50+ track/three disc album alongside the likes of Kove, Dom & Roland, Rudimental, DJ Fresh, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, Calyx & TeeBee, Camo & Krooked, Taxman, Break, Rockwell, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Friction and Audio. Check out the blog for our revealing interview.

Roni Size: Evolution

on 16/04/2014 15:29:53

Driving the scene is an army of pioneers who continue to push the sound and support each other in their endeavours; relentlessly experimenting with new sounds and ideas that ultimately helped shape the genre into what it is today. One of the most influential formative pioneers is Mr Roni Size. We caught up with Roni to chat about the motivation behind the live show and master-class at Metropolis, and about his thoughts on the state of drum & bass today. Check out the blog for the interview.

WARNING: GODZILLA has arrived…

on 16/04/2014 13:51:27

… And it’s destroyed our speakers!
We caught up with Detail about his second release on Addictive Behaviour. Godzilla is out now, along with Bring It Down by L 33.
Included is a tasty lil’ guest mix by the man himself!
Check it out here!

RAMiama 2014

on 25/03/2014 10:43:11

Ram Records are about to take over Miami Music Week with their annual South Beach showdown. To celebrate they’ve put together another killer collection. Plundering the vaults for classics and timeless gems, it comes complete with three exclusives from Salaryman, Mob Tactics and Bluescreens. Essential listening, check it out here.

Sigma: In Charge

on 24/03/2014 17:40:38

Its been a huge couple of years for Sigma, with no signs of slowing down any time soon. Ahead of our forthcoming triple disc album Drum&BassArena 2014 (which features two of the boys’ tracks) we caught up with Joe to get their take on the current state of the scene, their plans for Life Recordings, and what drives the creative power between him and Cam alive. Check out the blog for the interview.

Win: Roni Size Reprazents Weekender Tickets… And more!

on 24/03/2014 16:14:46

June 13-14 sees Roni Size takeover the illustrious Metropolis Studios for two one-off events… An intimate live show and an up-close-and-personal studio workshop where he’ll break down his award-winning originals and answer every question you could possible ask about his genre-setting techniques. Chances to get acquainted with such a unique D&B pioneer don’t come round like this very often. And we’ve got two tickets for both the performance, the master class and a VIP meet and greet! Enter the competition here.
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Blog tings!

on 21/03/2014 13:12:03

We chat to Tyke about his new EP on Playaz, and we catch up with Survival and Script, better known now as SCAR, about their collaborative effort, new EP, and what we can expect from them in the future. Check it out!

DJ Marky: Win tickets for an evening with the master

on 19/03/2014 15:52:56

We caught up with DJ Marky ahead of his appearance at Village Underground alongside dBridge and Dub Phizix. To read more and for your chance to win tickets to the event check out the blog..

Drum&BassArena 2014

on 19/03/2014 13:20:48

In case you haven’t heard, our annual spring album is now ready for release and will be hitting you on April 6th (download) and April 7th (physical). Weighing in at three discs, it’s our biggest spring session to date. Painting the clearest picture of where D&B is at… And where it’s heading… Drum&BassArena 2014 is one of our biggest albums to date. Pre-order from the shop today! Also available on iTunes and Amazon.
To keep you guys warm in the meantime, we have uploaded an exclusive megamix preview of our forthcoming Drum&BassArena 2014 album. Check out the megamix here

New Drum&BassArena Store!

on 19/03/2014 13:15:00

Show your love for Drum&BassArena in every aspect of your day with our ever-developing range of exclusive, high quality merchandise. We’ve got so much sharp clobber and threads we’ve established a brand new online store. Complete with a new loyalty scheme that offers great discounts, there’s no better time to suit up Drum&BassArena style! Check out the store. today!

The Risky Presents Future Sounds & Need For Mirrors In The Mix (#269)

on 17/03/2014 10:45:38

The Risky showcases the latest in Drum & Bass. This week, new tracks from Prolix, Frankee, Rene LaVice & Gremlinz, Dose & more. Plus Special guest Need For Mirrors is in the mix for a special Soul In Motion mix on this weeks podcast!

Baby-faced assassins: Ewol & Espired

on 13/03/2014 12:24:26

Ewol & Espired have just dropped their Copperhead EP on Most Addictive Records at the age of sweet 16. This is far from child’s play. For more details check out the blog.

N3GUS talks the walk

on 12/03/2014 14:57:21

N3GUS’ track ‘Walk The Walk’ is a masterclass in pure creation, currently killing dance floors across the country. We got hold of N3GUS for a top quality revealing interview about how the track came about, the video, his friendship with Jakes & TC, and his penchant for a perfectly brewed tea. Check out the blog. for the interview

Ivy Lab: Missing Persons

on 11/03/2014 15:04:15

The new Ivy Lab ‘Missing Persons EP’ has been dominating Drum&BassArena HQ airwaves for a few weeks now, and after seeing them smash up the dance at Fabric London at the weekend, we caught up with the Critical Music boys to talk drum & bass, collaborations and more. Check out the blog. for the interview

Tom SMall: Lineformer EP

on 10/03/2014 13:14:54

Tom SMall’s super-slick, slightly ‘sci-fi’ Lineformer EP was released early last week. We’ve been listening, and thought we had to have a catch up. Tom talks us through the EP and its title track, as well as influences, DJing, and music in general. Check out the blog.. for the interview

NickBee: Mind Sweeper

on 10/03/2014 12:55:09

NickBee comes with a new LP on Dispatch, Empty Your Mind. We sat down for a profound chat, covering d&b, life achievements, record labels, and of course – the new LP. Check out the blog.. for the interview, the download link, and to enter our competition to win NickBee & Dispatch goodies!

10 Years of Viper: Live stream

on 07/03/2014 15:47:08

Viper are celebrating 10 years and are bringing the party to Fire tonight, and you can watch it all from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you may be, by tuning into the live stream.

Coded Language

on 06/03/2014 17:40:30

Berlin’s MachineCode give us the low down on their brand new album Velocity, as well as what they get up to after hours. Check out the blog.. for more details.

TAXMAN: SYNTHETIC VISIONS

on 06/03/2014 11:24:44

Albums do not come any bigger than this: Taxman reveals his broadest skills, sounds and creative abilities across this highly accomplished debut album. Ranging from slamming, floor-focussed sounds to much deeper, star-gazing compositions, it ensures Taxman’s place at the very top of the D&B table.
Essential.

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