Issue 111

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TRACK OF THE MONTH: MOB TACTICS DEBUT RELEASE ON RAM IS BIG Methlab announce their most ambitious album & tour yet. Mob Tactics provide this months tune that we can't stop blasting. This pair have risen dramatic through the d&b ranks over past few years. They're big room, energetic records have smashed clubs and festivals the world over and the Mob Tactics logo has found itself alongside some of the biggest labels including Viper, Eatbrain and Charge. At the end of last month the lads made what they described as "by far the defining moment of our career", by releasing their debut release on Ram. It's a two-tracker that leaves little room for criticism. On the A-Side is the beast, the monster - 'Dreamworld' a release with a classic Mob Tactics feel with a gritty Ram edge - 10/10!! Following that would be no easy feet, though 'Convoy' does the trick with an ever uplifting flair. Two big room shakers, Mob Tactics X Ram was everything we ever imagined and more! Seminial imprint Methlab will be kicking off their biggest tour and album project yet in 2019. The Sentinal Tour gets going as early as January right through till May next year with a few select festival dates to be announced. Methlab artists and special guests including Current Value, Cause4Concern, War and Broken Note will be joining the tour - where visual artist and architect, Joris Puteneers will have a lead role in the tours visual aesthetic. It's the start of a new yearly outing where one artist will be selected to determine the visuals that'll be presented and work alongside the Methlab VJs. Methlab are one of drum & bass' most weirdest and 'out-there' imprints and have rightly won huge respect in the scene for its forward thinking approach to the drum & bass sound. Merging technological developments and the ever changing dynamics of sound, Methlab are at the head of the pack in terms of moving the scene to a new, digital age. NEWS: METHLAB ANNOUNCE THEIR MADDEST TOUR YET! ARTIST OF THE MONTH: DATA 3 COMING THROUGH WITH FRESH EP IN OCTOBER With releases coming from a diverse selection of artists including Philth, Chromatic, Amoss, Monty and Survey to name but a few since its inception back in 2011, Flexout Audio is a brand that is becoming synonymous with quality drum and bass music. The labels latest excursion into the well loved realm of drum and bass comes in the form of Data 3's "Tyrant EP". This latest escapade, brimming with sonic wonder, does nothing but aid their ever growing reputation. With the Yorkshire trio having previously released records on Shogun Audio, Subtitles, Addictive Behaviour and Skankandbass, you know this is going to be an EP well worth checking out if you are a devotee of the more technical side of the scene. The solemn intro stabs and tense atmosphere of opener and title track "Tyrant" give way to a distorted bass line and tight skipping drums that confidently guide you through the first chapter of our Data 3 led sonic journey. The next track, "Broken", is a collaboration with Bristol and Leeds based duo Koherent. Its eerie vocals and haunting soundscapes lead into a truly deep bassline punctuated by luscious chords that will keep your head nodding throughout."Fractil" is a lighter affair. Its trancy, hands in the air style breakdown steers us towards a plucky bass coupled with gyrating percussion that makes for a suitably cosmic ride.The smooth brass horns and stirring vocal scores of emotive roller "Losing Myself" make for a notably stylish finale to this capsulating mini voyage. This is most definitely an EP worthy of investment from any Drum and Bass fan locked into the more technical side of the scene this autumn. Both Data 3 and Koherent are without a shadow of a doubt both worth keeping a close ear to the ground for over the coming months. 44 ISSUE 111 / 2018 DRUM & BASS PLAYLIST The drum and bass on our playlist this month If You Abis Hold Your Colour (Noisia Remix) Pendulum Sound Barrier Pythius & Gridlok Timeless Maztek

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