Neville Watson makes his DBA debut proper after appearing on Special Editions in 2013 with four rave-ready belters. Coming fresh from releases for ASOK’s Scenery label and Craig Richards’ The Nothing Special, Watson continues to explore the house sound of the UK, replete with bleeps, acid yells and basslines. Ahead of its full release later this month we’re sharing the opening track from the EP – Night of the Inflatable Muscle Heads – follow the link below to have a first listen.
DJ Bone talks to Juno Plus about family life, Detroit and ‘being Differ-ent’. With further DBA releases in the pipeline Bone discusses the future of his darker alter-ego and it’s growth into a live project that promises to offer up something a little different.
This Summer has seen the DBA family pull together to deliver some memorable releases from Mr. Beatnick, D-Malice, Eecee as well as teaming together for DBA019.5. Not forgetting The Room Below’s first solo release with the team Homemade Waves EP, if you missed it first time round you can check 316144’s review and get your own copy below.
Having joined the DBA family only four months ago Ben Cohen has already left a memorable impact with his contribution to DBA19.5, Mental Therapy. It’s now less than a month to the release of Night of the Purple Moon, as such we offered Watch the Hype an exclusive preview of the dark and pensive opening track Kanem-Bu Warriors. Check the full stream below and watch out for full release this September.
Take a first listen to the upcoming DBA dub series addition in the form of Basic Soul Unit’s rework of D-Malice’s Indian Time. Rougher round the edges, DUB006’s B side offers up something for ‘less UK-centric party spots’. If that’s a little too tough for you get your hands on the original mid August or check the preview below.
DBA head honcho Semtek steps up for the latest instalment of the FACT mix series, delivering a tough, uptempo affair, featuring tracks from the likes of DJ Spider, Mo Kolours and Pvre Matrix. Listen out for dubplates from fellow Bristolians Batu and Rhythmic Theory.
In the run up to the release of Mr. Beatnick’s highly anticipated new EP ‘Formed in the Stance’, FACT magazine have shared a radio rip of featuring track ‘Obsidian Morning’. The EP comes as a string of records set for release this Summer including The Room Below’s ‘Homemade Waves EP’, a four track EP from Ben Cohen and a new DBA Dubs from D-Malice.
‘Nice and Crisp’, pulled from Herva’s latest Don’t Be Afraid release ‘Dreamers of Unknown Tales’, has been selected as one of the latest 14 track selections. This time having chosen tracks for their ‘affective peripheral visions’, amongst the other 13 are records from Morkebla, Insync and Vester Koza. Techngosis is a collection with ‘no descriptive glove to cover all their aspects… simply a sound, or a spirit’.
Relisten to D-Malice’s guest mix for Lars Behrenroth’s weekly radio show Deeper Shades of House. Featuring tracks from fellow DM Recordings producers Corinda, The Lamberti Boyz and his own Afro-beat rework of Delany Duvall’s Mukulie. This hour long mix is also available to download.
Relisten to MGUN with Koehler live from last month’s Sure Thing in San Francisco. As Detroit meets Berlin in a twisted mix that showcases a darker, more industrial side to MGUN. A side that we were given a taster of in ‘Migraine’ from his latest Don’t Be Afraid release, the Resin EP.
Last month saw Don’t Be Afraid’s first cassette release with the beautiful appendage to Halvtrak’s Dust Under Bridges. Following its success Halvtrak has taken a step further underground and into the obscure to record the 55th addition to Hypnotic Groove’s podcast series.
Don’t Be Afraid’s second cassette instalment, Eecee’s Cosmic Trigger, has now sold out on bandcamp. If you weren’t able to get your hands on a copy of the tape the last copies will be hitting select stores this week, check back here to stay informed. Digital downloads are still available when you sign up to our newsletter below.