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October: 10 drum ‘n’ bass releases you need to hear this month

Mixmag lists their must-hears for the month of October including a standout by Boston’s own Cirrus!

Noisia, Lenzman, Dawn Wall and more

Album of the month

Noisia ‘Outer Edges’ (Vision)

No collaborations, very few vocals and no radio-friendly top lines in sight – just 18 tracks of super-deluxe hardstepping d’n’b and experimental industrial fury that no-one else can hold a candle to when it comes to expert sound design. Twisted synths that sound like giant squid tentacles dripping in radioactive ooze; jackhammer drums that knife across the soundscape; raw funk riffs that buckle the 170bpm formula into a crushing sub-bass lick: this is production that’s a dimension apart. A microcosm of the sonically intricate and heavyweight sound and brand the Dutch trio have built in the six years since their first LP, ‘Outer Edges’ is your entry point to a group that have transcended d’n’b and created a new sonic wormhole for thousands of voyagers.

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BREAKING: Spotify In Advanced Discussions To Purchase SoundCloud

According to a report by the Financial Times, Spotify is now in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud after rumours about a supposed buyout for SoundCloud have been swirling for some time now. Both Spotify and SoundCloud have declined to comment at this point in time per Variety.

This news comes following another rumour that Spotify was looking for a new buyer at $1 billion valuation which makes Spotify’s involvement all the more interesting.

As the global leader in paid streaming, Spotify has quickly become a household name in the music/tech industry and beyond with its cheap service, ease of use, and its huge library. SoundCloud on the other hand, has always been more of a forum for emerging producers and musicians to upload tracks without the need of a paid distributor as is the case with Spotify.

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Goldie threatens to melt down his MBE in protest of Fabric’s closure

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“[Fabric] was a religion for all of us.”

In an interview with Channel 4 News, rave innovator Goldie said he would melt down his MBE in protest of Fabric’s closure. He suggested other DJs join suit:

“I’m wondering whether or not the likes of me, the likes of Jazzie B, Norman Jay, Pete Tong for that matter, should just trade our MBEs in, melt them down and put them in a pencil-pushers coffee, so it can taste a little bit sweeter for him today, so he feels more successful in killing counter culture and culture itself.”

The Walsall-born DJ was awarded his MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in February by Charles, Prince of Wales. He’s now ready to ditch that honor in favor of keeping London’s culture vibrant…

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Fabric London, utterly empty.

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SoulChampion Tees and Hoodies available now!

To celebrate our relaunch and new logo, SoulChampion logo t-shirts, hoodies, and other merchandise are now available from G Notorious’ storefront on TeePublic.com

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The world’s ‘first’ grime instrumental has been found in a ‘90s Wolverine video game

It was written eight years before ‘Pulse X’.

If you thought Youngstar’s ‘Pulse X’ was the first grime beat, think again: SBTV has uncovered the story behind an accidental ‘grime’ instrumental created for a Wolverine video game back in 1994.

Brought to wider attention by Brixton producer Sir Pixalot last week, the track in question is an end of level boss theme from Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis platformer Wolverine: Adamantium Rage. Written by a producer called Dylan Beale, the track features all the hallmarks of early grime instrumentals: staccato strings, eski bleeps and square wave bass, recorded eight years before the first grime instrumentals.

SBTV’s Paul Gibbins managed to track down Beale, discovering that he was part of a ‘90s jungle duo called Rude & Deadly and worked in a Wood Green record shop that sold mainly techno and ragga…

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