With summer 2022 just around the corner, we say goodbye to spring, and hopefully the colder weather, with 5 seriously sick releases from the latter half of May to get you ready for the hotter months
FIXATE – FIXATE LP
Fixate returns to D-Bridge’s Exit Records with his eponymous second album following 2017’s What Goes Around. The London-based artist has become known as one of the kings of Drum & Bass/Halftime/160 and this new album only strengthens that argument, offering perhaps his best work to date. A seriously heavy piece of work which features DRS, Cimm and D-Bridge himself Listen / Buy
FLOWDAN X ABSTRAKT SONANCE – FIRING LINE
Grime legend Flowdan’s latest release on his own Spentshell Music provides another collaboration with Canada-based producer Abstrakt Sonance. They last worked together on the wicked 2020 EP No Celebrations and they pick up exactly where they left off with typically hard-hitting bass music & lyric combinations. Chestplate Mix is the one! Buy/listen.
LU.RE – RUMINATE EP
London-based singer, producer & DJ Lu.Re is certainly one to keep a close eye on. Having garnered support from the likes of 1Xtra’s DJ Target, her wonderfully crafted UK Garage influenced, R&B & Jazz-laced music is nothing short of fantastic and is perfectly captured in her new project Ruminate EP, which delicately toes the line between beautiful and dark and her biggest to date. Buy/listen.
L&F – 2X4 EP
Established in 2020 during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Berlin-based label +98 is doing everything right. Not just releasing fantastic music but doing it all independently, including all distribution across the globe. Next up, label owner L&F (aka Lost & Found) steps up with a big and bad 4 track EP showcasing his natural flair for high-quality House & UKG sounds. Listen / Buy
PROOVE – LEM004
Since their first vinyl release in 2019, Southend-On-Sea-based imprint Low End Music has become one of the best rising Dubstep/140 labels in the game, with releases from Jackson, JSM & Teffa. Their upcoming fourth release from Croatian producer Proove continues their fine form whilst increasing this fine producer’s growing catalogue. Expect big basslines, and heavy percussion but also plenty of melody. Buy/listen.
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