Photek’s new sound

In 1997 Photek burst onto the drum n bass scene with his intelligent, futuristic jazz-influenced album Modus Operandi.  While he’s released several albums since then, none have had the impact of his first couple.  He’s got a new release planned for 2011, which judging by a teaser released through xlr8r.com could be set to have a similar impact on the dubstep genre.

Check it out

Sub-base – the best of the netlabels

Following on from my last post, netlabel drum n’ bass & dubstep is still fairly rare, but some good stuff has been coming out particularly over the last year.  Here are my top picks as of 4 December, 2009.

Track name

Artist

Album

1.

Escape
artist

Backwater
planet (Zengineers remix)

Because best things
are free (Edition Drum n Bass)

2.

Visible
words

Arje

Rare
grooves vol. 2

3.

Substance
(Combustion mix)

Unami

Through the mirror:
adcBicycle revisioned

4.

Red
spider nebula

N-Noiz

Unbounding the future

5.

What’s
said about silence

Pr.
Solstice

What’s
said about silence

6.

Box with
open end (burn in hell remix)

PNFA

Popular nightmare
folk art

7.

Lauryl

24Seven

Rare
grooves vol. 2

8.

Vibin
the crook feat. Semtex M

N-Noiz

Unbounding the future

9.

Your
soul can rest

DJ Scape

Rare
grooves vol. 1

10.

My
shadow (138 mix)

Soul
delay

Rare
grooves vol. 2