Issue 84

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TRACK OF THE MONTH: SOUL INTENT & DJ TANGO 1, 2, 3, 4 Brighton boys are pushing the boundaries of drum & bass After a lengthy wait, this amazing collaboration has finally dropped Lossless Music boss Soul Intent has teamed up with the old school producer DJ Tango and created some absolute magic. '1, 2, 3, 4' is a slick, funky, little groover with the hippest bassline. Soul Intent and DJ Tango manage to fit everything from a cheeky jazz number into a single record, but that hasn't let production standards slip. It has the right kind of vibes you want at any party, so an essential tune for any drum & bass fan. The Brighton trio started this year off nicely with their second EP on Critical Music. They haven't released much material since they first appeared in 2014, but everything that has been circulated is top notch. They manage to deliver something innovative and fresh every time, and their [Systems 003] EP was no different. They have a dark and experimental flair, taking their beats further than a generic drum & bass track, with nods towards a variety of styles from halftime and trap to the murkier electronica sounds. Definitely keep your eyes peeled for any new material. ARTIST OF THE MONTH KLAX DNB NEWS: THE LORDS OF DARKNESS ARE BACK Bad Company return for a couple of shows The darkest coalition drum & bass has ever seen, Bad Company, will be having a little reunion after the announcement of two shows this March. All four members will come together again, gracing the decks at Bristol's Motion before heading to Fabric the night after. It's the first time dBridge, Fresh, Maldini and Vegas will be performing together in a decade. Rumours have been rife the past couple of years, with tweets from others in drum & bass hinting at the possible return, and the re-mastered classics that appeared last year, but this time it's official. At their peak, Bad Company were the biggest group in the scene and created a string of heavy duty, techstep records that flipped clubs upside down. These tracks weren't a passing phase though, many stood the test of time and have remained a constant in the clubs and festivals thanks to DJs including Andy C and Jaguar Skills. Despite their continued popularity it didn't stop them from re- mastering and re-releasing three of their classics digitally last year. Bad Company pushed their dark and twisted sound to the fore-front of the drum & bass scene, conquering the clubs with their intense techstep style. News of the reunion has been well received from the scene, who are now ready welcome them back. 44 Issue 84 / 2016 DRUM & BASS PLAYLIST Here's the drum and bass on our playlist this month: Golden Age Lenzman feat. Steo The Reason Raz Wildlife June Miller & Teddy Killerz 1, 2, 3, 4 Soul Intent & DJ Tango

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