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To celebrate their new release on City Road Records (Idle Hands), the duo present their perfectly constructed, multi-genre instalment of our mix series

United by a passion for the melting-pot of UK underground music of the last two decades, production duo SPEKTRALSOUND take the reigns for our latest and 93rd instalment of our UKBMix series.

The Bristol & London-based duo, named Rob & Matt, have been making waves of late with their superbly crafted, genre-melding tracks which masterfully explore the full bass music spectrum, with influences if everything from Jungle to UK Funky.

They have enjoyed releases on labels such as Keysound Recordings and Manuka Records and have garnered DJ support from the likes of Jamz Supernova, Jossy Mitsu, Madam X, Emerald and across stations such as BBC1xtra, Rinse, NTS and many more.

Next up for the duo is Big Up, an absolutely killer UKG-inspired release, out today on City Road Records, a brand new imprint from Bristol label & record shop Idle Hands, whose ethos for the new label is to release music “aimed squarely at DJs and the dancefloor”.

To celebrate the release, SPEKTRALSOUND have kindly constructed UKBMix 093. Perfectly reflecting their productions, the mix traverses effortlessly across the planes of style and rhythm, dipping into the realms of UKG, Techno, Breaks, Grime, Footwork, Jungle and just about everything else.

Talking to us about the mix they said, “With this mix we wanted to play some new bits that we’re feeling while joining up the dots to forgotten gems from Garage, funky, techno & jungle that feed into our sound and represent the music we love”.

Biggest influence on your music?
Rob: Life experiences
Matt: Life, art, mental health

Last track you listened to?
R: Ojerime – Give it up 2 me
M: Yussef Kamaal – Strings of Light

What track do you wish you’d made?
R: Digital – Waterhouse Dub
M: J Magik – Your Sound

Your dream collab would be with?
R: Kelela
M: The Mizell Brothers

Favourite piece of music kit?
R: Roland D20 Synth
M: Polyend Tracker

Last album you listened to start to finish?
R: Little Simz – Sometimes i might be introvert
M: Sonic Youth – Goo

Favourite record label?
Both: Hyperdub

Favourite crisps?
R: Cheese & Onion Hula Hoops
M: Tyrrells sea salt and cider vinegar


Zwansound – Velour (Spektralsound AUV mix)
Southside Allstars – Angel (4 by 4 dub)
Spektralsound – Big Up
Anthill Mob – Higher
SectorSept – Digital Franchise
Acid Chav – Disc Failure
Calibre – Thunder Fog
Spektralsound – This is The New World
Future Sound Of London – 1 in 8
LFO – Rob’s Nightmare
Thys – DoomTimelineTM
LV feat.Rubi Dan & Errol Bellot – Crossfire
Darqwan & Mark One – Tribesman (Remix)
Patrick Conway – Eyes of Providence
IAMI – Slide
Mani Festo – The Reaper
Slikback – 2048 BOSOZOKU
Bahamadia – Pep Talk
Polyphemus – Weak Knees
Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles

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