I was thinking the other day about discovering music and some of the best ways of doing so on a regular basis. Something I often turn to, other than charts or blogs, is YouTube channels. One of the channels I turn to frequently is UKF Dubstep or UKF Drum & Bass. These two pages update on an almost daily basis with the freshest of fresh tracks. Sometimes they upload unreleased tracks as well, so keep on the lookout. Checking up on these types of channels for new releases of your favorite music every day can really expand the tunes you listen to. Below are a few of my recommendations from UKF and some from some albums that have been stuck on repeat in my skull.
1. "Guilt VIP" - Nero
This is another one of Nero's absolute slammers of a track. Soaring vocal lines and killer basslines are all you need.
2. "Keep Holding On" - Dream
This one came out of left field for me. I had never heard of Dream before and at first listen, the song sounds cheesy, boring and uneventful. As soon as you hit the halfway point, however, all that changes and this becomes a monster. A very unique bassline with a clubby throwback melody.
3. "Tonight (Feat. Netsky)" - Danny Byrd
Words cannot even begin to describe how incredible this tune is. Danny Byrd has been putting out absolute club destroyers for years and years, but this is by far one of the best. That classic vocal slicing effect is apparent throughout and the combination of Netsky's extremely melodic sound makes this unstoppable. From start to end this is a winner. I recommend everything Danny has ever done.
4. "Iron Heart" - Netsky
A fine example of Netsky's work. Though this one is a little bit darker than most of what he does, it has all the definitive elements of his style. A song built around extremely meaningful melody and style.
5. "Dazed & Confused (SKisM's Baroque Out Remix)"- RacknRuin
Sounds like an outer-space vacuum cleaner. Incredible bass tone is a trademark of SKisM and this tune represents that 100 percent. Check out everything SKisM has done.
6. "M.A.D." - Hadouken!
A really fun tune. Chart topper in the UK and overall quality crossover between grime and straightforward breaks. Love it.
--Tate Galbraith, Director of Production