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Dubplate Fever


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 [Metalheadz]

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 or hit me at @organicbeats on Twitter.