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This weeks new releases: Utopia Music, Symmetry, Translation, Exit

There's a lot of good new drum'n'bass floating around, so we thought we'd cover a tiny fraction of the good stuff that's out now. Here are some new singles we thought were worth a mention.

Andyskopes - True Chord Redux VIP / True Human Emotion [Utopia Music]

Hailing from the stables of Utopia Music, Andyskopes must've felt that something essential was missing from 2013. To fix this void, he went all the way down the road to his chop shop and returned with two numbers filled with relentless drumwork.

The A-side, labeled 'True Chord Redux VIP', starts up with long lush pad intro that makes possible to switch pace inside a mix, brings forth properly crafted choppage with interesting palate of drumfills and finishes the soup with a gnarly second drop that would make papa Equinox and whole team Inperspective proud.

B-side, 'True Human Emotion', is an eerie atmospheric number that offers a first drop causing an instant knee-jerk reaction to all the fans of 'punchy-ballsy-ouchy-me-nutsy' track starts.

The recipe is quite similar to the A-side but a tad darker and grittier, amen sound is proper dusty and effects squeeze the last bit out of the chop storm. Second part throws in nice little ravey touches and progresses eventually into something bit brighter.

Break / Fields, Hydro, Mako & Villem - Music Is Better / Celestine [Symmetry]

Run by Break, it shouldn't come as a surprise Symmetry Recordings is once again pushing out a smashing 12".

The A side, "Music Is Better" by Break himself, could be categorized as a dirty yet soulful dancefloor roller. My feet started moving pretty much instantly. If a bad thing has to be said, it does start to sound a bit like most of the rollers that have been released from him lately. Then again, it works very well. If it ain't broken, don't fix it, eh?

The B side by Fields, Hydro, Mako and Villem (that is a whole bunch of artist to list!) is called "Celestine". Compared to "Music Is Better" this one's much deeper and heavier in a sense. For me this one's the better tune of these two. It's got this nice rolling vibe with some of those nice rhodes (?) being thrown in to add some of that mystical atmosphere to compliment the crunchy bassline.

SYMM14 is available pretty much everywhere you would expect it to be (for those who haven't given it a thought, head over to Redeye Records for the vinyl or Digital Tunes for the digital release).

Minor Rain - Biomechanics / Monoscope [Translation]

Translation is one of my favourite labels and Minor Rain is one of the hottest "new" producers at the moment, and when these guys team up, the result is a damn good single.
Biomechanics is a deeper track with wide atmos and idm'ish clicks'n'crackles drum programming, while the "flipside" is a more "tradinitional" drum'n'bass track with breaky drums and a growling, yet subtle bassline.
You can get the tunes from Translation's Bandcamp site or any good digital store.

V/A - Mosaic Vol 2 [Exit Records]

Here's something we've been waiting for a while to drop: the follow up to Mosaic vol 1 compilation album that was released some time ago on Exit.
The release kind of caught me by surprise, as i was somehow thinking the release date was supposed to be much later. I haven't actually listened to the album yet either, so I'm a victim of the hype. I've only been drooling over the preview clips on the Soundcloud page. There are definitely some damn good tunes on this album.

Frederic Robinson - Theme Park / Off Topic [Blu Mar Ten]

Ok ok, this one was released a week ago, but we thought this could be worth writing about anyway. This is Frederic Robinson's first single from his forthcoming album "Mixed Signals", which will be coming out later this year on Blu Mar Ten Music. These tunes don't exactly fall to the category of dj friendly bangers, they actually sound like music.
This single really made me look forward to the album.

Words by Axu, St. Laurent & Trisector

Mineral - The Focus [Free Tune]

A sick free jungle tune by Mineral. Some breakbeat choppage action.

Make sure you check out his EP on Lightless Digital too. Somehow we forgot to blog about it earlier. Oops.

IDJRFREE029: Mineral - The Focus by In Da Jungle Recording

Scientific Wax Retro #2: Equinox & Nebula

A new release is out from the mighty Scientific Wax! Side A features a track by Equinox. Serious jungle business with a touch of ragga action. Side B's "Jah Lightning" by Nebula is a track that should appeal to us amen lovers. Yet another great release for the year 2010.

Check out the samples at the Scientific Wax Web Site.

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