New Crowdfund To Pay “Compensation” For The Amen Break

It’s the most famous drum break in the history of recorded sound and like most old samples, none of the musicians involved have received a single penny for their efforts. Until now. “Amen Brother” was a composition performed by 60s soul band The Winstons and, more specifically, the “Amen break” performed by Gregory Cylvester “G. C.” Coleman. The 6-second break inadvertently formed the percussive foundations…

MusicRadar’s “Top 10 Most Unlikely Sample Sources”

From Aled Jones to Toto, the guys at MusicRadar list their top 10 most unlikely sample sources. The joy of sampling is there are no right or wrong sources to choose from. Whether it’s the sound of paper being scrunched into a ball or a goat bleating in a farm, your samples are only confined to the creative talent of the sampler. There aren’t any…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Avia – “Harmony” Vocal Pack

EDM sensation Avia provides us with over 500 free high quality vocal samples in a collection known as “Harmony”. Avia has been an emerging talent in the past few years on the EDM arena. The release of her single “He Said“, featuring 4i, resulted in over 13,000 plays on Soundcloud and she has now provided producers a tool kit for their music. All samples in the…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Kemistry And Storm – One In The Jungle (Radio Mix)

Fancy some throwback drum and bass? Check out this 1997 radio mix from DJ duo Kemistry and Storm. It was a sad loss to both the drum and bass and UK music scene overall when Kemistry tragically passed away fourteen years ago. During her time, she was an influential member of the jungle movement having co-founded Metalheadz with legend Goldie. In fact, it was Kemistry…

SATURDAY MATINÉE: Lost In Music – Drum And Bass Documentary (1996)

Lost In Music, an oldschool drum and bass documentary from 1996, is our Saturday Matinée feature presentation. Drum and bass or jungle? Whatever you choose to call that oldschool vibe, the music was synonymous with the rave culture of the 90s and helped to bring out the careers of influencers such as 4hero, Goldie and Fabio and Grooverider. Apart from the classic music, you get…

ONE TO WATCH – Aperture

Down in city of Brighton, two chaps collectively known as Aperture are preparing to electrify the electronic music scene while simultaneously reminding people what it means to feel the music they listen to. If you haven’t been paying attention in the last ten years, electronica has picked up an almighty amount of momentum what with the advent of dubstep and other genres (house and jungle*,…

Nu Era – The Third Adam

Marc Mac of 4hero rekindles life into an old name to release The Third Adam. Following on from Waajeed’s techno project is Marc Mac, one half of UK drum & bass pioneers and unsung heroes of the genre 4hero, who has today released The Third Adam on iTunes and Bandcamp. Marc decided to go by the name Nu Era for the project, an old nom…

Venturing into Jungle

With a love for hip hop, reggae and house, jungle music was a natural progression. As a Hip Hop head who occasionally dips my toes in Reggae and House music, Jungle had always popped up on the periphery of my musical radar, but in all honesty I hadn’t dedicated much attention to this genre…until now. So, after putting an open call out on Twitter for some…

Swami Baracus feat. Kami K – Hyper

Swami Baracus aka The Baracuda aims to switch up to Hyper loud! West London rapper Swami Baracus returns with a monstrous musical offering, this time enlisting the help of renowned producer Kami K (Streets Of Bollywood, Lesson 1) to concoct Hyper. This hip hop/D&B banger showcases the Baracuda’s lyrical prowess over Kami’s lethal production, providing a fusion of Eastern essence and grimey basslines. The track achieved it’s first ever performance on the BBC…