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.
Relisten to Mr Beatnick’s monthly mix for NTS Radio, with full track list including records from Don’t Be Afraid’s own Herva and Mr G. Working his way from Wailing Souls ‘Kingdom Rise Kingdom Fall’ through to ‘Ebonics’ by Theo Parrish, dropping in his future release Formed in the Stance around the halfway mark.
Ahead of his upcoming release on Don’t Be Afraid, The Room Below has shone a light on some of his musical influences in the third instalment of his Five of my Favourite… This time focusing on West London Broken Beats. This inspiration shines through in his first solo release, the Homemade Waves EP, due out next month.
Don’t Be Afraid label head Semtek has shared his latest release Bad Teeth on Niche ‘N Bump. The two tracked EP shows a darker, psychedelic side to his already established works with the grimey psy-esque loops of ‘Bad Teeth’ and the slo-mo jungle breaks of ‘John Of Worcester’. Bad Teeth is now available on vinyl and to download.