With a new year comes new ideas, new objectives and new challenges. Why not add a new monthly feature to that list? Welcome to "Dubplate Fever" where each month a different selection of DJs let you in on what is hurting the floor.
You may notice that the image and continueing visual theme I have chosen to use is a cutting lathe, and although a nice idea, it is maybe slightly misleading. I think we all know that very few people within the music are still cutting dubplates but it is still a romantic idea isn't it? So be it Serato, CDRs or actual acetates, here are the tracks that are turning the DJs on...
FD's selection comes to us off the back of a sterling guest mix on London's Rinse FM, so we suggest you can find some of his selection there (it's on his Soundcloud page, see link above).
01. Lenzman & FD - Joanie's Theme
02. Blocks & Escher - Madness
03. FD - ICE 690
04. Mark System - Optix
05. GHOST - Sometimeish
06. Krakota - Ice Hands
07. Arclight - Dungeons
08. FD - Change Please
09. Philth - Your Love
10. Ivy Lab & Hydro - Make It Clear
June Miller [Ram Records]
The June Miller boys are having a great time at the moment on Ram Records and are hotly tipped to become absolutely huge as a result. Part of the rise of the more abstract into the centre lane of drum & bass, they are currently dropping a real mix of styles.
01. Wilkinson - Too Close Feat. Detour City (Frankee Remix)
02. Mefjus & Inside Info - Repentence
03. Foreign Concept & MC DRS - Falling Stars
04. Cause 4 Concern - Lowlife (Maztek Remix)
05. Rawtekk - Photone Recruits (Phace Remix)
06. Lynx - Shimmy
07. Ivy Lab - Baby Grey
08. Nickbee - Terra Formation
09. Ed:it - Sound Killer
10. June Miller - Chain Of Strength
Ruffhouse [Ingredients Records / Exit Records]
Bristol's musical double hard bastards are sticking to their guns with their current selection. No pissing about here, ooh and a remix of "The Foot" from Loxy. Dangerous.
01. Ruffhouse - The Foot (Loxy & Resound Remix)
02. Gremlinz & Overlook - Untitled
03. Ruffhouse - Straight 9s
04. Trace - Sonar VIP (Monkeys)
05. Ruffhouse - 13 (Unlucky For Some)
06. Gremlinz & Paragon - Oranda VIP
07. Overlook - Persona
10. J:Kenzo - Untitled
11. Pessimist - The Woods
12. Loxy & Resound & Overlook - Untitled
Dexta [Diffrent Music]
Diffrent Music's head of weird science Dexta has cast his vote! And he's voted for the home team. His current "go-to" tracks come entirely from his stable of Diffrent artists.
01. Arkaik - The Hustle
02. Dexta & Hyroglifics - Boxgroove
03. Arkaik & Coma x Mtwn - Secret Weapon
04. Dexta & Hyroglifics - Winterberry
05. M-Zine & Scepticz x Axon - Shuttlecock
06. Dexta & Mauoq - The Chump (Genotype Refix)
07. Homemade Weapons - Mind Control
08. Dexta - The Dogz
09. Mtwn - Four
10. Dexta & Bredren - Stupid (Tony The Tiger)
Who's metaphorical record box would you like to go through next month? Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me at @organicbeats on Twitter.