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Merry Xmas: Exclusive Guest Mix – Problem Child

Merry Xmas from us ladies here at Drum+Basics.


This exclusive mix is from Problem Child – Louis Morton from Coventry U.K.

Problem Child only plays the best in D&B/Jungle.

Problem Child is a resident Dj on jungletrain.net.

Put your feet up get merry & enjoy this mighty heavy mix.

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Abstract Illusion – Dark Droid (Dub One Remix) [Silent Force]
Abstract Illusion – Lo Fi Selassi [Silent Force]
Headgear – Dem Deh [AKO Beatz]
Enjoy – Fragile [AKO Beatz]
Double O – The First [Rupture]
Sonar’s Ghost – Exit 13 [Rupture]
B-Key – Jah Warrior [Scientific Wax]
Nebula – Properties Of Terror [Scientific Wax]
martianMan – Focus [martianMan]
martianMan – You Are Here [martianMan]
Djinn – Pressure [Foundation X]
Jedi Hi-Fi – Problems [Foundation X – Amenizer]
Threshold – Rumours [Skeleton]
J Monita – Nightmares (Ricky Force VIP Remix) [Skeleton]

Free download: In-Reach Presents… Mark System Live @ Bal Harbour – Sun & Bass 2017

Those lucky enough to have spent the week on the sunny shores of Sardinia earlier this year for the 14th instalment of Sun & Bass will have been reminiscing about the sets they experienced that week ever since.

Luckily for you In-Reach have got the exclusive on what’s sure to have been one of the biggest sets of the festival from the mighty Mark System. So whether you’re hearing this one for the first time or reliving the moment, strap yourself in and enjoy the ride!

Free download: In-Reach Guest Mix #36: Wagz

Wagz representing the None60 camp for our guest mix #36 celebrating his incredible new release ‘Exile’ & ‘Zodiac’ out now.

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Phil Tangent & Need For Mirrors – Shifting Tones – C.I.A. Records
Anile – Wish List – Med School
Ill Logic & Raf – The Production of Space – Bingo Beats
Sinistarr & Kiat – Black Diamonds – Hospital Records
Response – Tell Me – Commercial Suicide
Seba – Distance – Metalheadz
Spirit – Interstate – Ingredients Records
L.S.B. – Sketch For My Sweetheart – Soul:R
Calibre – Enter – Signature Recordings
Adam F – Aromatherapy – Section 5
Stan & Mook – Legal – Soul:R
Kid Drama & Skeptical – Luv – Exit records
Adred – Can Jam – Metalheadz
Ashjerona – You Got Me – Med School
Jonny L vs. Instra:mental – Output 1-2 – Darkestral Recordings
Wagz – Exile – None60
Marcus Intalex – Dat Music – Soul:R

Exclusive Interview & Guestmix: Natty Dub Recordings.

London-based Natty Dub Recordings was established in 2012 by Cabin Fever UK.

Natty Dub became a success due to having #1 chart spots on DNBarena and Juno.

Natty Dub Recordings is still growing strong.

Let’s find out some more info with a quick Q & A with Sam Frater.

Natty Dub Recordings.


2012 the label began.

Why not before 2012?

I had in fact run labels before 2012.

I didn’t really push the labels at the time as I was concentrating on production.
We were developing our own unique sound.

Natty Dub came about through necessity, the unique sound of our collective Cabin Fever needed a home.
Natty Dub was only ever set up to release our own music.
We believed in the music and wanted to push it, so we did.

As Natty Dub grew so did the sound and it evolved into what the label pushes today.

Does running the label take over everyday life?

Yes, it does at present, a very small but loyal team run Natty Dub.
Myself & Regina do most of the day-to-day work so yes can be very time-consuming.

We have and still are privileged to work with many artists, they keeps us busy.

Never a quiet moment here at Natty HQ.

There’s been a few familiar producers have releases on Natty Dub but saying that….
Do you wish to push the more under rated producers forward with releasing their production on your label?

We may have had some big names grace the label, like Bladerunner & Serum. Saxxon, T>I, and Jaxx amongst others on the label all making waves.

We recently signed Feline, who has recently had his first release on a various artists EP Ammo Box V4, a guy from Germany, Busterd, who also had his début single recently .

So yes, I believe Natty Dub is a label pushing new talent.

What’s lined up for 2018?

We have a lot lined up for 2018.
Off the top of my head there’s music from Saxxon, Suv , T>I , Jaxx, K-jah , Suv & Hoogs.

We are building the Rise of the Soldiers pt 2, that will hopefully be finished this year.

There will be an unveiling of the Illuminatty but that’s as much as I’m willing to say about that project.

Lots of exciting projects in the pipeline.

 Have you had any or planning any Natty Dub Events ?

This year was the first year we branched out into events.
We now have enough on our roster to offer promoters in 2018.

We have been privileged to work with some great promoters that have fully supported.

We are already in talks and planning a lot more Natty events for 2018 .

Watch This Space !!!!

Final words, any special thanks?

Firstly I want to send love to my better half Regina for the help and support she gives me with the label, without her I would go mental haha.

Sblendid Selection for his work behind the scenes.

Special thanks to the Natty squad for all their hard work and putting Natty Dub on the map.

Dub General

I’m eternally grateful to you all.

To everyone else that has worked with the label over the years, Thank you .

To the supporters, without you guys there is no Natty Dub.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, your continued support drives us on.


To find out more info regarding future releases follow Natty Dub here….https://www.facebook.com/NattyDubRecordings/


Free Download: Pablo G – 21 Years In The Game Vol 1.

Free download: Dead Man’s Chest – Rupture Mix

Exclusive Guest Mix: Jungle Citizenz.


 A Jungle Crew Comprising Of Dj’s/ MC’s/ Producers / Remixes of Jungle & Dubwise based music .. They Have Vast Experience Amongst Them ..



20 Yrs in the scene,played for big events such as Fantazia//Eclipse//Milwaukees//Jungle Fever//Amazon etc



 10 Yrs producing everything from.. Hardcore ..DnB .. Breaks ..Dubstep .. and is the heart beat in the studio with his knowledge of music and technology.



 Huge experience in the scene and seems to have always been around.

A member of the famous Starlight Pirate Radio station from way back and still to this day plays various radio stations and internet and certainly knows his music.



Born and bred in Birmingham, started on the mic in 1982, for local sounds like ITAL WARRIOUR and NYAHTONE HI FI.

In 1988 he joined LOVE INJECTION SOUND.

Clashing with other sounds like SAXON, SIR COXSONE, V-ROCKET.

In these clashes CAT would hold the mic and tear up the dance also clashing with sounds from yard like STONE LOVE, GEMINI,SILVER HAWK, JARO.

In the 1990’s  CAT got a record deal with SONY MUSIC releasing BITE THE DUST, also worked with legendary dance act LEFTFIELD releasing RELEASE THE PRESSURE then CHANT OF A POORMAN for LEFTFIELD.


Here’s an exclusive mix for Drum+Basics: Langman – Jungle Citizenz.


Free Download: Sine Series 011: Paul T & Edward Oberon

We’re officially warming up for the SINE takeover at The Magic Roundabout on Saturday 4th November, and to get us in the mood Paul T & Edward Oberon have delivered episode no.11 in our mix series. An hour mix filled to the brim with their own productions and a smattering of deep rumblers, minimal growlers, nicey nicers, steppers and some chest punishers. All brought together with Ed’s delightful vocals.

1. Bungle – Cocooned
2. Paul T & Edward Oberon – Free
3. Chroma – If only you knew
4. Paul T & Edward Oberon – Lessons Learnt
5. Why – Serum Remix
6. Margaman – The hearse
7. Serum, Paul T & Edward Oberon – Burning
8. Calibre – Bellamme
9. Micky Finn & Voltage – Bongo Madness
10. Spy – Sleepy Hollow
11. Voltage & Nicky Black Market – Jazz Tickles
12. Spy – Love Hurts
13. Digital, Spirit & Total Science – Apply the pressure
14. Serum, Paul & Edward Oberon – Take my breath away
15. Serum – Ramparts
16. Nazcar Linez – Meridian Arc
17. Paul T & Edward Oberon – Red Bone Bootleg
18. Bungle – Astral Travel

Catch them both on 4th November at The Magic Roundabout, Old Street Station, London. Full line up and links below…
Tickets // FB event

Free download: Liquidator Series 9 Years – Special Guest Dave Owen


01 // Alix Perez – Missing Pieces (feat.Javeon)
02 // Calibre (feat.DRS) – Sunrise
03 // FD – Always Something (feat.Fox)
04 // T.R.A.C – Step Tune (feat.Random Movement & Adrienne Richards)
05 // Break – We Are the People
06 // Riya – Used 2 Be (feat.Random Movement)
07 // SpectraSoul – Fiction (feat.SOLAH)
08 // Phaction – Distant Lovers
09 // nCamargo – Gather
10 // Technimatic (feat.Jono Mcleery) – Hold On A While [Alix Perez Remix]
11 // Phil:osophy – Dissipate
12 // Ewol – opaque
13 // NotioN – Onliest Child
14 // Hybrid Minds – Lost (Pola & Bryson Remix)
15 // Mitekiss – Empire (feat.Mr Porter)
16 // Halogenix – The Night (feat. SOLAH)
17 // Mr Joseph – Crazy On My Mind
18 // Paul SG – Never Care
19 // Satl – Good To Me
20 // FD – Ice Cream
21 // SpectraSoul – Wrong To Love You (feat.LSB)
22 // Phase2 – Hot
23 // MJT – Sky High
24 // Phil tangent – Pleasure Trip
25 // Unknown Artist – panties (VIP)
26 // Nclear – Read Your mind
27 // Gerra & Stone – In Disguise (feat.Peta Oneir)
28 // Eavesdrops – Falling (feat.Christina Tamayo)
29 // Pola & Bryson – Run For You (feat.Sammie Bella)[Hugh Hardie Remix]
30 // Alb & Soul:Motion – Angels Come Down
31 // Aperio & Subdivision – Discoveries
32 // FD – Baby Blue (feat.Lenzman)
33 // Bert H – Kiss Me (Command Strange Remix)
34 // Salt – Tears
35 // Mojoman – Evolve & Spread
36 // Flashback FM & Readsense – Please

Dave owen

01 // Redeyes – Outro
02 // FD – Ice Cream
03 // Break – We Are the People
04 // Joakuim – Jungle Power.mp3
05 // Makoto – You Might Not Get Another Chance
06 // Technimatic – Bristol [Break Remix]
07 // Will Miles & Jaybee – On Time
08 // QZB – WYGD.mp3
09 // Monty – Hold Me Back [feat. Benabu]
10 // Halogenix – Reset
11 // FD – Lost Without
12 // Paul SG – Holy Moly
13 // Alix Perez – Nighthawks
14 // Monty – All Down To Yo
15 // Phaction – Distant Lovers
16 // Redeyes, GLXY, Tyler Daley – Keep On
17 // GLXY – Butterfly Effect ft. Hugh Hardie & Visionobi
18 // Monty – Spongy Conversation
19 // Alix Perez ft. Javeon – Missing Pieces
20 // Redeyes, SKS, Black Josh – True Colours
21 // Phil_osophy – Dissipate
22 // FD – Always Something (feat. Fox)

Exclusive Interview & Guestmix : Enjoy.

Enjoy  – music producer/Dj from Udine,Italy has been producing music since 2002.

Enjoy is becoming a familiar name to some within D&B but still a mystery to many.

Drum+Basics decided to interview Enjoy, as we all need to know more!

You have a forthcoming release on AKO BEATZ no.12.
This release focuses your ambient production skills & hard heavy hitting drums ‘ Just a vibe ‘ & ‘ Fragile ‘
( personal fave )

I’m definitely hyped for this, big love to the man like Stretch he always puts a lot of passion into his record label! 

That’s actually what I love about music in general : the rough with the smooth.

Really glad Fragile has a little part in your life, just to let you all know there’s a VIP floating around here…but cannot say anymore  than this…just stay tuned!

Did you ever think you would be having a release on an iconic record label?

I guess every dj/producer has a goal and I admit AKO BEATZ is one of them. 

I’ve been a fan of AKO since I spotted it in the late 90’s, collected maniacally every single release until now.

So yeah I dreamt of it then and I couldn’t ask for more now!

When and what record label was your first release on?

My first appearance leads back in 2004 as part of a collective called Juice Loosers, we released a tune with LTJ Bukem’s Earth Recordings on Earth Vol.7 (not bad for a start !!)

As a solo artist my first releases were on an Italian net label called Laverna in 2004 and on the Australian Materializm in 2010.Kinda jumped into the dark thing, I was experimenting basically so
what I considered  the real baptism was releasing 2 tunes from my 2 main projects (Enjoy and The Blunt Needles) on Code’s Subtle Audio Vol.2 in 2010 and just after that a split vinyl release with Nebula on Bustle Beats in 2013.

A special mention has to go to Eschaton, head of Omni Music for releasing my first ever LP in 2013 and for including me in a vinyl project along with artists like Dj Trax, Infest, LM1 and Justice (2013/2015).

Chris is a real talent scout…try and check out the Omni Music catalogue, you’ll find some usual suspects!
Anyways lets just say all of these releases were shared with other artists, so technically my very first solo vinyl is this years’ ‘Cloud/Empty Structures’ on Transmute.


Is it dominantly Drum & Bass you wish to produce in the future?

 Jungle/D’n’B is the core but I’ve always written down tempo and breakbeat stuff.
I recently had the chance to release those kind of sounds on Next Phase Records, thanks to Infest for believing in those old beats!

When it’s time for you to hit the studio, what do you focus on first with music production?
Ideas first!

It’s difficult to say where I start from because it really depends on what I have in mind, it should be a sample or a particular sound that fascinates me.

Anyway.. I quickly write a loop to have the idea there, then I work on the sounds to let them glue together,
then edits and edits and edits… I’m an edit addict (..and actually not sure if it’s good or not lol)

Any specific software?

Cubase, a little bunch of plugins and my 2 girlfriends : Roland MC505 and miniKorgXL, all the basic stuff anyways.

How long did it take to produce ‘Just a vibe’ & ‘Fragile’

I guess 2/3 weeks,difficult to say to be honest, as I jump in the studio whenever I have time from my daily work.
So it’s an hour here and there..I’m pretty slow after all.

Which do you prefer producing music or Djing?

Both of course, 2 parts of the same passion.

 2018 is approaching already, any other releases we can look forward too?

I’ve got a few releases lined up including 2 albums, 2 singles and a bunch of remixes.
I can’t reveal too much to be honest.

What I can say is to take a look at these labels…
Omni Music, Bustle Beats, AKO, Next Phase, The Dreamers and Tarantula.

Are any included in the exclusive guest mix you’ve provided for Drum+Basics?

For the mix tape I thought I’d focus on the HUGE quantity of quality beats that are out there at the moment,
there is a lot of wicked music like in the sweet old days so I gotta pay some homage to some of the people who I respect and whose music I love to the bone (despite the 1 hour limit…I could’ve done a 3 hour mix tape lol).

Anyways as well as ‘Just a Vibe’ and a very fave of mine Nebula’s ‘Spectrum of Styles’ , you’ll find a tribute remix I did for Stretch, Guyver business which i was at a crucial point  when I did it nearly 3 years ago and a special one by The Blunt Needles (me and my partner in crime and life Dany) which is still unreleased.

Hope you enjoy it!

Of course have you any final words,special thanks?

I’d like to thank you Mary-Anne and Jenny Jo at Drum+Basics for this opportunity, I definitely appreciate the passion you put into this work.

I’m feeling blessed for all the people who contact me just to give a shout or simply chat because of the music.I mean it’s something that makes my day and motivates me, I’m so grateful for this.

There’s really a lot of people to mention and I’m pretty sure I’m missing someone.

A massive big up for the support and the continuing energy goes out to Stretch, Code, Eschaton, Rob Strike, Infest , Nibbers, Maxist, Lu, Maurizio Ravalico, District, Dj Trax, Nucleus, Bob Macc, Equinox, Double O & Mantra, Greenleaf, Ricky Force, Rumbleton, MartianMan, Monita, Ricky Law, The Beautifully Crafted Jungle Crew, Dj Ardimann, Tode & Mother Inc. Crew, Neve and The Dreamers Crew, Stefano B, and of course my real muse : Dany!

Release date for Enjoy – Just a vibe & Fragile is 3/11/17


Free download: Mutated Forms – Exclusive Spearhead Presents Mix

Today we are presenting Mutated Forms’ exclusive guest mix just in time to get us hyped for Spearhead Presents at EGG London next month! Hosting the likes of S.P.Y, Nu:Tone, Blu Mar Ten, Klute, Conduct and many, many more. Check out the event page here And don’t forget to grab your tickets here

1. Hybrid Minds – Skin & Bones feat. Grimm &Laurence Baker Mitekiss Remix
2. Spectrasoul – Fiction ft. Solah
3. Eastcolors – Demons Feat. Moody
5. ALB – SoulMotion – Angels Come Down
6. Spectrasoul – Heartbeat
7. Conduct – Shards
8. Mitekiss – Empire ft. Mr Porter
9. Spectrasoul – Move On
10. Ed:It – The Junction
11. CODA – Bad Guy (AGRO remix)
12. Boxplot – Clouds Rest
13. Mutated Forms – Touch My
14. Spectrasoul – Burst ft. Dan Moss
15. Eastcolours – Vaska
16. ED:It – Nevermind It
17. QZB – Apollo
18. Mizo – Unreal
19. Hybrid Minds – Secret Place feat. Tiffani Juno (Benny L remix)
20. AI – Ask Yourself
21. Technimatic – Looking For Diversion ft. Lucy Kitchen
22. Modest Intentions – Broken Element
23. Technimatic – Bristol (Break remix)
24. Mutated Forms – Mind Awake
25. Christina Aguilera – Hurt (Mutated Forms remix)
26. Burak Yeter feat. Danelle S – Tuesday (Mutated Forms remix)
27. Mutated Forms – Need The Time VIP
28. Conduct – Shards
29. Notion – Felt In Colour feat. Sinad McCarthy
30. Spectrasoul – Pinger

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Exclusive Interview & Guest Mix – Headgear

Headgear is no stranger to Jungle / Drum and Bass; back in the 90’s he went under various artist names including Threshold.

Previous releases on Foundation X, Brain Records & Second Movement Recordings all under different artist names.

To save some confusion M_A decided to interview Headgear to get the facts & hear about his forthcoming release on AKO Beatz this month.

Was there any specific reason to change your artist name?

To be honest it’s not the first time I’ve changed or used different names.

Back in 93 I was featured on Plasmic Life Vol.2 (Brain Records – DOPE23) using the name ‘Alistar’. I was also part of ‘The TI Cru’ where I did the B-side for Tech Itch’s second release (TI002).

I then had a solo release on Tech Itch (TI005) and went under the name ‘Soundcraft’. ‘T.I.C’ was the next name I used with Mark Caro for our release on Back to Basics (B2B12023), I did the track ‘Rockers’ and Mark did ‘Too Fast’ on the flip.

After a short break from producing (can’t remember why) I got back on it and began using the name ‘Threshold’. I used this for my release ‘The Wire’ on Second Movement (SMR33).

I then did some work with ‘Ultravibe’ on some collaborative projects using the name ‘Logistics’. These tracks were put out on ‘Dubz’ (DUBZ001-3) a sister label of Back to Basics.

I than stepped away from the music for 15 years until a friend encouraged me to listen to Rupture Sessions on Jungletrain.net (Big up Rondema). I realised very quickly that I wanted to get back into making beats.

Anyway, to finally answer your question hahaha (sorry, it needed explaining.). I couldn’t go back to the name ‘Threshold’ as a certain someone (Forrester) had started using it. Funny thing is me and Forrester (new Threshold) are now good friends and we’ve collaborated on tracks since meeting at Rupture.

So now I’m HEADGEAR and I think I’m sticking with it….for now.

So you used to be part of Tech Itch in the 90s. Are you still in contact and will you be producing music together again?

I’d lost contact with Mark Caro (Tech Itch) around 95 after he moved from Birmingham to Bristol. Then, after nearly 20 or so years he gets in touch and is keen to work on something in the future. Watch this space, time permitting.

Do you personally think that you should have continued or has the long break served you well?

I definitely needed to step away when I did, I’d lost my love for the music, plain and simple. I wasn’t enjoying it and had many external pressures and responsibilities that needed my attention.

I’ve now come back to the music feeling excited like I did before. I’m not putting pressure on myself, I’m doing it for the love of doing it, and if any music opportunities come my way then it’s a bonus.

I never thought I’d get back into producing after such a long time, so to have a number of digital and now vinyl releases recently gives me the confidence in my own ability which helps give me the drive and motivation to continue. The only problem I have is the lack of time I get in the studio. Life just keeps getting in the way haha.

Now to the present..

So Headgear you’ve only had a handful of releases since your gap in music production.

There’s a great forthcoming release on AKO Beatz.

Tell us more.

This forthcoming release is a nod to just some of my favourite producers that rekindled my love for this music – you can definitely hear their influence across all 3 tracks. I’m not going to say who they are… I’m sure you can figure them out.

Will you now continue producing music with no long breaks and get the releases flowing again?

I certainly hope so, I’ve got that music making bug again.

You’re obviously known to collaborate with other producers… Do you prefer collaborations or solo music production?

It’s hard to say which I prefer but I think at the moment I want to concentrate on getting some more solo work under my belt, mainly because my time is very limited so any time I do get in the studio I want to build up my own portfolio a bit more.

However, I do like the idea of working with other artists just to see what can come of it.

Anything in the pipeline?

Got some remix projects coming up which I can’t really talk about as well as a follow up to my release on AKO. I’m also working on something for the forthcoming AKO Album ‘Unknown Elements’ due in 2018.

Have you noticed any major changes in Drum & Bass from the 90’s to now?
i.e production, social media, the way releases are planned.

Where do I start? Haha.

It’s crazy to think how things have moved on since then. You now have almost limitless possibilities when it comes to sequencing and sound manipulation. This is obviously a good thing but can also be daunting.

Back in the early days having technical limitations shaped how you worked and what you produced. These constraints made artists really push their equipment beyond what was thought possible.

I still can’t believe how patient I must have been to produce tracks on Amiga’s, ST’s and hardware samplers. You had to make do with what you had until you got your hands on the next piece of tech.

Social media has become integral to the scene, it’s made the world smaller. Lets just say things are much easier now lol.

Any special thanks & final words?

Much love to all that have supported and believed in me over the years. There’s too many people to mention so I wont reel off a load of names plus I’m pretty sure I’ll forget someone. Near and far you know who you are, Big up.

P.S. thanks for the interview Drum + Basics.

Many Thanks Headgear…

Headgear  – Planet03EP ( AKOBO11 ) Release date: 1st November 2017 click the link for more info… 


Also many thanks to Thumbs Footage Photography.