D&B News:

Two massive albums this week! Firstly king of the soulful roller Calibre delivers another astonishing album "Spill"! Alix Perez is at is as well with album number two "Chroma Chords" on Shogun Audio which shows a great variety of styles. Also seriously talented local producer Frankee delivers the fine "Turning Point E.P" on ProgRam. Plus there's top draw material from Chroma, Naibu and Ray Keith.

Just a couple of releases on the promo tip. firstly Stray rewinds to the heady days of Jungle with a nu skool twist on "Ginseng Smash". Flip it over for a wicked Jungle/Juke vibe, released on Modulations. In addition excellent label Utopia Music provide two killer tracks one by Sunchase the other by Detail, both of which are heavily influenced by the Drum Funk, Amen Choppage sound.

New Releases:

Calibre - Spill - Signature 3 x 12" / CD
Alix Perez 'Chroma Chords’ - 2x12" / CD Shogun Audio
Naibu - 'Never Released' - 2x10" / CD Inside Records
Frankee - ‘Turning Point EP’ - 2x12"Program
Chroma - 'Intermission / Knock Knock' - CIA Recordings
Renegade feat Ray Keith vs. Tenor Fly 'Phenomenon One' - Dread Records UK


Stray - Ginseng Smash / Akina - Critical Presents :Modulations
Sunchase - Nathnennia - Utopia Music


Some seriously cracking releases this week!! Legendary producer and Digital Mystikz member Mala see's his classic "Changes" release receive a treatment from none other than chart bothering electronic music genius James Blake! Blake is firmly rooted in the Dubstep scene and he credits the early days of the scene as massively influencial in his early productions. It was first heard three years ago and only available to a very limted select few inner circle DJ's. It finally gets released and is available on Deep Medi.

Also New Zealand trio Truth have slim lined down to a duo and it seems to have produced some very impressive results. They have released on just about every label in the business and now they release on one of the best as the mighty Tempa comission two fine pieces of deep work with the "The Devils Hand" and "Belong" ft. Yayne.

Wonky / Bass Music:

Very busy week this week. Ninja Tune release "First Fires" the second single from "The North Borders", the critically acclaimed album by Bonobo which features vocals from Cinematic Orchestra's Grey Reverend and Erykah Badu.

James Blake launches his new label 1-800-Dinosaur with "Voyeur" a track taken from his "Overgrown" album which features a sublime ambient soundscape on the flip. Blake also provides an monumental remix of the classic "Changes" by Mala which first surfaced 3 years ago but only now sees the light of day.

Also on an ambient tip, Glasgow based Korless joins the ranks of Young Turks with "Yugen" a 5 track E.P which explores beatless, Synth laden, atmospheric territory. Finally Bristol heads DJ Die and Addison Groove pair up and drop some serious club movements taking in footwork and old skool Jungle flair on Die's Gutterfunk label.